while driving a
BMW 330CI M Sport
(225/45 R17) on
a combination of roads
Bought these tyres as I didn't want to spend money on big brands, they were about £25 cheaper than the bottom end of branded and £25 more expensive than a top of the range budget, in all honesty, up until this point I had always believed a tyre is a tyre.
However, I had two put on the rear and this tyre is awful on this car, they are so flimsy on the sidewall that the car at speeds above 60mph felt unstable, past 80mph the car can barely keep in a straight line, you are constantly correcting the steering to prevent it from snaking. It basically feels like you are stuck in a heavy crosswind.
Only driven in the dry because I've made blackcircles take them back on the account of it being dangerous to drive. The turn in response is awful and the twitchiness is overwhelming.
Swapped the wheels from front to rear (which have old Michellin PS3's on) and the car was restored, rear end was responsive and tight again, but of course, the steering feel was like stirring a bowl of porridge.
Overall: Rubbish - Do not put these on your car unless maybe you're driving something like a Daihatsu or a Dacia Duster and have no interest in motoring.