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Winrun R330 tyres

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by VOTS01, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. VOTS01

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    In tossing up between the Conti and Michelins for a P85D I came across the Winrun R330's (Winrun R330 245/35R21 96W Tyres - Buy Online Price $173).

    I'm mildly curious - does anyone have any experience with these tyres? I suspect it is 'you get what you pay for' but worth asking.
     
  2. Blue heaven

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    I can't comment on the quality of the Winrun tyres but the only thing keeping your expensive piece of machinery glued to the road is four patches of rubber, make sure that's the best you can get, the Michelin Primacy may well be worth the extra $600 a set.
     
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    Agree, Blue heaven, I have a Winrun in the frunk/froot, as a spare only. I expect it will serve its purpose well, & hope, now that I have it, I won't need it !
     
  4. ShockOnT

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    I once got caught out on a business trip and had to buy a pair of business shoes at Target for $35.

    Don't make your car run around in $35 shoes!
     
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    I hope the load rating is up to the weight of a Tesla, I see it is class 97 which is 730kg per tyre, how does that compare with the original tyres?
     
  6. Dborn

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    The Michelin Primacy 3ST should also be considered if you are looking for a quality tyre but not a sports tyre. Designed for Australia.
     
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    It that a low noise tyre? ie. foam lining?
     
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    Low noise but not a foam lining. One person is using Falken tyres as well, apparently with good results. I have no idea as to longevity, but they are half the price of the Michelins.....
     
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    They are definitely good tyres. I replaced my factory Good Years with them ($1360 the lot fitted from JAX - half the price of Tesla) and have found them to be exceptionally quiet compared to the Good Years.
     
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    I found the Continentals good (P90DL - 21's) - they are quieter and definitely wear better than the Michelins and are a bit cheaper - but they don't grip as well when you launch - apart from that, they're excellent.
     
  11. VOTS01

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    Thanks all.

    In the end I decided to opt for the safer route - change my current Continentals for a pair of Michelin Super Sports (245/35/21). I have had no issue with the Continentals but wanted to see what the Michelins are like.

    I'm still curious on the Winruns but perhaps another time and another car.
     
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    Yes much quieter but I'm not sure about the wet weather grip compared to the Goodyears
     
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    As it turns out...

    One of the reasons I decided to replace the rear tyres (aside from tread depth) was that there was a slow leak in the left tyre. Replacing the tyres unfortunately did not stop the leak.

    Took the car back to Bob Janes this morning and was told the rim was cracked :(

    I could ask the question of whether I should get the rim repaired or whether I should get it replaced but I think I know the answer...

    Love the 21'' rims but they are becoming expensive...
     
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    Bought a new rim from Tesla (fortunately they had one at short notice) and had it fitted.

    For those interested this is the cracked rim :(

    IMG_9457.JPG IMG_9454.JPG

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    Couldn't resist testing the Michelin Super Sports - not sure if it is because they are new - but they result in more traction control (than the Conti's) at launch.
     
  16. meloccom

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    On the bright side, the cracked rim will make a really fancy hose reel for the back yard.
     
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  17. VOTS01

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    I love it - a hose reel it shall be.
     
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    I gave up on low profile wheels/tyres many years ago after a disastrous experience with a different car. Would not touch them with a barge pole. EVERYTHING about them is expensive.
     
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    Having just recently driven a 75 with Michelin primacy as a loan car, the noise difference compared to the Goodyears is very striking. Grip and longevity on the Goodyears is great, but not the noise level! I have about another 15000 km in my Goodyears but seriously thinking of swapping over.
     
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    I'm running the Primacys (JAX $1360 installed) and, yes, they are MUCH quieter than the GoodYears I had.
     

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