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Hi John,

 

I recently fitted Goodyear F1 asymmetrics to my 04 V8 and have been very pleased with them.

 

Good feel, plenty of grip in the wet or dry and nice and progressive on the limit.

 

Avon ZZ3s are ok, they're cheaper, have plenty of grip but are a bit pointy and break away a bit suddenly.

 

Wanli are made by the comedy tyre company and should be avoided like the plague! 

 

Hope that helps.

 

Mike

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I have a proper spare wheel on my s type and the tyre is a brand I had never heard of - an Evergreen.

 

I have since looked them up and they appear to be a Chinese company that is producing quality tyres.  The last price I found was £100.45 a corner against Pirelli which was £146 --  for 245 40 on 18" rims.  I don't think that includes fitting.

 

Prices seem to vary so much,seemingly season by season, but it would be interesting to know if there is any opinion on these tyres by any user.

 

Peter.

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I have Continentals at each corner, I doubt that when it comes to replacing I will go for the same..... nothing wrong with them, just a tad pricey. The X Type I had previously had a J spec type fitted and was notably quieter on the round, is it the same with S Types?

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Hi Kevin,

 

A local tyre fitting.company owner told me to avoid continentals, why I do not know.

 

What model of x type did you have?  That has a bearing on the tyres you should have

 

I had an X Type 2.5 AWD which I ran on Pirellis 225 - 45 - 17 - Y.

 

My S Type runs on Pirellis 245 - 40 - 18 - Y.

 

A J rating sound quite a low rating.

 

I have heard good words about Vredestein, which is a Dutch/American company.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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Hi Kevin,

 

A further addition to my previous post.  I have had a quick check on speed ratings and the J rating is the rating for a maximum speed of 62 mph at the full load for the car.

 

Whoever fitted them was ill advised.

 

The one thing you cannot cut corners on are the tyres that you fit to your car.

 

Regards

 

Peter.

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Good job I sold it last week then, it was a 2.1V6 model Peter, and I don't think there were two tyres the same brand on it! I bought it as a stop gap till I found a good S Type at the right price.

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Peter, the Evergreen brand is that Wheels n tyres around the corner from my works are pushing, I'd never heard of them until our boss had them fitted to his Audi about 12 months ago and he says he cant fault them in the wet or dry.

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Old thread but just out of interest the 'J' rating is not the speed rating !

 

It is 'J' for Jaguar, as in tyres developed specifically for use on Jaguars.

 

Pirelli in particular developed specific tyres for Jaguar for the level of road noise and comfort required by the manufacturer.

 

This is why dealers are often 'more expensive' for what appears to be the same Pirelli tyre you can buy elsewhere, usually the P6000 (as an example) you buy from Kwik Fit will not have the 'J' rating on the sidewall so will not have exactly the same characteristics as the OEM tyre.

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