while driving a
MINI Cooper S
(205/45 R17) on
a combination of roads
I'm not sure how anyone can put negative comments about these tires?
I have just changed from Pirelli Run Flats on my cooper S, over to these and the transformation of the car is stunning. Ok i don't have a final mileage figure for Tyre wear as I've only covered around 1000 miles but dry grip is as good as it gets (ON THE ROAD), and as for wet grip....I Think hitting a sudden hail storm at 120mph sold the tires to me because the car didn't even flinch whereas i know the Pirellis would have aquaplaned as they commonly did even when they had good tread on them. I don't do track days or hooning or whatever the kids call it these days, but i do drive the Cooper S as it should be driven and blow the cobwebs out of it! Ride quality is great considering the nature of the car, and these tyres are very progressive, giving good road feel as far as i have pushed them. Tyre noise is minimal and for anyone with a Mini Cooper S, i could not rate these highly enough, although you will obviously need a couple of tins of Tyreweld, just in case. The Pirellis used to shake your teeth out over rough roads but these are a far more comfortable and in my opinion safer tyre due to the progressive feel. Buy! Enjoy!