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185/55 16 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 185/55 16.
Jinyu YH12 (19) 81% 71% 80% 65% 78% 82% 72% 75% 51,181
Falken ZE912 (177) 82% 75% 75% 69% 71% 79% 73% 75% 1,657,461
Continental Premium Contact 2 (139) 84% 78% 74% 71% 63% 75% 63% 73% 3,141,846
Michelin Energy XM2 (13) 81% 73% 73% 66% 80% 63% 64% 71% 373,100
Goodyear EfficientGrip (78) 75% 64% 59% 55% 72% 73% 53% 65% 859,658
Bridgestone Ecopia EP25 (5) 52% 40% 68% 60% 60% 72% 36% 55% 66,800
Dunlop SP Sport 2030 (5) 62% 60% 44% 46% 20% 34% 22% 41% 76,000
Forceum HEXA (2) 40% 15% 15% 15% 20% 15% 10% 19% 15,000

185/55 16 Tyre Review Highlights

Falken ZE912 scored 87% while driving a Nissan Note tekna 1.6 Auto
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 average miles
Have fitted these to my Wifes Nissan Note which has an odd tyre size and there are only a limited number of tyres in this size and they tend to quite expensive given the car they are going on. We were also looking tio improve the ride and noise levels as the OEM Continetal Premium Contact 2's give a harsh and noisey ride. Certainly grip comfort and noise levels have improved considerably its too early to tell about wear but fot all those Note drivers with this odd tyre size they represent much better value for money than the Continentals.
Posted at 2010-02-09 12:50:21
Bridgestone Ecopia EP25 scored 87% while driving a Toyota Yaris
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 spirited miles
EP25's are the standard fitment tyre on the Toyota Yaris in Australia since 2011 on all hatch variants (3 and 5 door).

Although they're about $200 each and I've yet to have to replace them at 25,000miles they are definitely worth the price for a quality made-in-Japan low rolling resistance tyre.

I drive on all roads however at least half of my road time is spent on highways (100/110km/h respectively).

On the highway the tyres are quiet, absorb road imperfections nicely, have little vibration & most importantly have EXCELLENT resistance to aqua-planing even during torrential rain at 110km/h where you cannot see 3 car lengths in front of you.

Their braking performance is also very impressive.

The only downside to these tyres is something you get with all high quality low-rolling resistance tyres and that's the price - the fact they're made in Japan means a lot - many lesser tyres are made in China, Thailand, Malaysia etc and you can tell the difference.

These tyres are great because in Australia - snow/winter tyres are not sold so when the temperature drops below 8C most tyres harden up and lose their grip - the special compound of these Ep25's keeps them supple even as the temp outside nears freezing so you still maintain grip during the winter months - very important when you can't buy winter tyres in Australia.
Posted at 2015-03-22 12:42:13
Michelin Energy XM2 scored 66% while driving a Honda City
Driving on mostly town for 0 average miles
No Comments Left
Posted at 2012-11-15 06:53:15
Continental Premium Contact 2 scored 63% while driving a Nissan ntec
Driving on mostly country roads for 8000 easy going miles
These tyres are pretty good regarding grip, handling and ride. However, the wear on these are really poor. I no longer do loads of miles - mainly pottering around and a few motorway journeys (no hard driving) a year, so was shocked they were down to 3mm all round after only 9000 miles. At £100 each that is poor value. Unfortunately, this is not a popular size, so I am restricted to only Dunlops, Conti's, Falkens, Yokohamas or budget.
Posted at 2012-02-17 15:14:20
Continental Premium Contact 2 scored 60% while driving a Suzuki swift sz4 2011
Driving on mostly town for 3000 easy going miles
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Posted at 2011-06-01 11:31:48
Dunlop SP Sport 2030 scored 60% while driving a Honda Jazz
Driving on a combination of roads for 18000 easy going miles
Never gave me any concern on failry gently driven supermini used mainly locally. Tyres wore fairly quickly even after being rotated front to back - lasted 18K. However they performed well in snow and ice through two bd UK winters so I suppose that's the upside of softish compound that wears quickly.
Posted at 2013-09-18 13:11:30
Falken ZE912 scored 60% while driving a Nissan Note tekna 1.6 Auto
Driving on a combination of roads for 12000 average miles
Nissan Note uses rather an odd tyre size so not much to choose from. Original fit Continentals did 20,000 front and rear evenly worn. Decided to fit Falkens which appears to have been a big mistake. Only done 12,000 and will need replacing SOON! Wear fairly even back and front so no chance to swop over. Very, very disappointed with the Falkens. Looks like I'' be back to the Continentals with their limited wear.
Posted at 2013-08-30 15:01:33
Goodyear EfficientGrip scored 57% while driving a Renault Grand Scenic
Driving on mostly town for 2000 average miles
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Posted at 2012-02-22 17:25:45
Continental Premium Contact 2 scored 56% while driving a Nissan Note 1.5 dci
Driving on a combination of roads for 12 average miles
Overall noise and grip fine, but wear rate to great.21,000km and the dealer says new tyres any day now. Funnily enough the rear seem to have worn quicker than the front ; though all have worn very evenly across tread.
Posted at 2012-07-22 11:16:27
Dunlop SP Sport 2030 scored 54% while driving a Honda Jazz
Driving on a combination of roads for 8000 easy going miles
Very soft compound tyre that grips well but at expense of wear - 8000 miles and only 3.5mm of tread on fronts. I do not drive hard and am surprised at high wear rate
Posted at 2012-05-09 17:29:15
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