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#514465 - 24/05/18 12:51 PM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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Test by independant organisations can be found, by exemple ADAC (Germany car club), but cannot find your tyre size.

In ADAC test the tiniest note is the best.

Have a look at this video at 1'47":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIybecIh7CE

I just have changed the front tyres yesterday by 2 Continental Premium Contact 5, but not yet tested.


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#514917 - 28/05/18 03:22 PM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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I was short before buying this tyre.

http://news.goodyear.eu/latest-news/dunl...92-4c91f356b35c

But in the meantime the TT2 again is brand new available in the 4/4 dimension 165/80/15. So I will order them again. It is a very good tyre for the 4/4 and it is cheap.

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#515101 - 29/05/18 05:03 PM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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Thanks Heinz. The Dunlop Sport Classic is 3x the cost of the TT2 here in the UK, £130 compared to £45 each, so I think I will get the TT2s in the 165/80x15 size.


Edited by nputtick (29/05/18 05:04 PM)

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#523459 - 21/07/18 08:42 AM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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I´ve just fittet the the TT2 on my 4/4.
I am more than happy with this tyres!

My Contis did squeak very promt when I was cornering a little bit quicker -an I really mean "a little"!
I have to say that the Contis did this from new on!

In comparison with the Contis the TT2 seem to stick on the road like racing tyres! I tried to start the TT2 to squeak on the same streets: There was no way! I stopped this tests because I was driving on public roads.

On wet roads I have no experience with the TT2 but worse than the Contis can´t be possible I think.
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#523475 - 21/07/18 09:34 AM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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Hopefully we have some more nice days before you can test the TT-2 in the wet smile
Let us know your experiences. I can say, that the TT-2 is also better than the Conti in the wet as well.

What pressure do you drive? As the TT-2 feels more compliant than the Conti I drive 1,8 bar (26 psi) on longer distance and 1,7 bar (24,5 psi) on bumpy B roads and on all roads when the temperature decreases to lower than 15 Celsius. In other words the TT-2 delivers a tad more suspension but in good combination with curve stability when driving with this pressure figures.

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#523597 - 21/07/18 07:51 PM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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Hello Heinz,

Yes lets hope hat we have a lot more sunny days!
But please sunny and not so hot! tumbleweed

About the tyre pressure: I try 1,8 bar at the front and 1,7 bar at the rear tyres. I only had 3 hours for the first trip.


Edited by bmgermany (21/07/18 07:52 PM)
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#523617 - 21/07/18 09:07 PM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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European tyre labelling regulations require tyres to undergo testing so that comparative information can be displayed on the labels.

One of the tests is wet grip.

They are graded A - G (A being best, G being worst)

Vredestein T Trac 2 are rated B for wet grip. So almost the best.
Continental CT22 are rated F for wet grip. So almost the worst.
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#523630 - 21/07/18 10:04 PM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: IvorMog]
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Originally Posted By IvorMog
European tyre labelling regulations require tyres to undergo testing so that comparative information can be displayed on the labels.

One of the tests is wet grip.

They are graded A - G (A being best, G being worst)

Vredestein T Trac 2 are rated B for wet grip. So almost the best.
Continental CT22 are rated F for wet grip. So almost the worst.



Among others this label helped me to go for the TT2 2.5 years ago.

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#523631 - 21/07/18 10:08 PM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: bmgermany]
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Originally Posted By bmgermany
Hello Heinz,

Yes lets hope hat we have a lot more sunny days!
But please sunny and not so hot! tumbleweed

About the tyre pressure: I try 1,8 bar at the front and 1,7 bar at the rear tyres. I only had 3 hours for the first trip.


You can play and fine tune a little bit. If you e.g. should feel too much tendency of understeering you could try it vice verse and drive 1.7 bar at the front and 1,8 bar at the rear. 0.1 bar can really make a difference regarding a balanced cornering.

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#523668 - 22/07/18 08:22 AM Re: alternative tyre size 2005 4/4 [Re: nputtick]
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Useful calculator for alternate tyre/rim sizes here
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