Vauxhall Nova Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Kumho Ecsta KU31 (165) 83% 75% 77% 76% 72% 74%
Firestone TZ200 (26) 80% 70% 70% 70% 75% 72%
Toyo T1R (288) 83% 69% 75% 75% 63% 70%
Toyo R888 (37) 90% 63% 80% 78% 59% 55%
Radar Dimax R8 (37) 65% 48% 52% 52% 65% 58%

Vauxhall Nova Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Radar Dimax R8 given 23% (225-45-17-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
Cheap dangerous tyres
They are very hard wearing but everything else is bad
Dont fit these tyres to ur car u have being warned
tyre reviewed on 2018-12-31 09:11:34
Writing about the Firestone TZ200 given 76% (185-55-14-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 spirited miles
Very good dry grip replaced a set of Yoko's with these as they were cheap, very surprised at the dry weather grip. Would buy again.
tyre reviewed on 2011-05-01 03:28:26
Writing about the Toyo T1R given 100% (195-50-15-V)
Driving on mostly country roads for 1000 spirited miles
Awesome tyres, massive improvement over the previous tyres I had on and still going strong.
tyre reviewed on 2010-04-02 15:23:37
Writing about the Toyo R888 given 83% (205-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
I bought these after meeting the european CEO for TOYO and not believing what he told me about the tyre. I swapped the racing michelin n22?s from the rally nova and fitted these on the car.

Instant grip is available but not as power sapping as the michelin n22?s( the nova does not have a lot of torque to overcome the michelin n22?s friction) they will not let you down as long as the car is not very heavy and last for ages.

I have since then installed them in the road car, octavia vrs, and in the recce nova so the police dont fine me for doing rally recon with slicks. I feel its a revolutionary tyre.
tyre reviewed on 2010-03-14 19:32:20
Writing about the Kumho Ecsta KU31 given 70% (185-55-14-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 8000 spirited miles
I had these on a Vauxhall Nova with a very stiff -40mm suspension kit. This became my only car and I did everything in it from shopping, to chinese food delivery every weekend over 2 years; the car was driven very very hard on almost every journey. These tyres were very good to begin with but became dangerous in the wet when the tread got to about 3mm (after 8000 miles). Dry grip was good and when the car run out of grip, it would gently break into understeer, letting you know what was happening. Wet grip is fine to begin with, as is their aquaplaning resistance. I replaced the fronts with Falken ZE512, these were not as good. I would buy these again for a lightweight car like a Nova (or modern equvalent: Saxo, 106, C1, Aygo et al) but not for a heavier car as I think they would wear out even quicker.
tyre reviewed on 2009-02-04 08:13:05
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