185/80 15 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 185/80 15.
Vredestein Sprint Classic (7) 84% 69% 77% 64% 86% 87% 73% 77% 22,503
Hankook Ventus Prime K105 (18) 78% 63% 76% 64% 69% 79% 67% 71% 250,035

185/80 15 Tyre Review Highlights

Vredestein Sprint Classic rated 83% while driving a Jaguar MK2
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 spirited miles
I bought a set of Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres for my MK2 Jaguar. I've driven these cars over high mileages for the last 30 years during which time I have also worked as a professional restorer and component manufacturer so I consider that I know these cars very well. Before fitting the tyres I completely overhauled the steering and suspension with all wearing parts (including the stub axles) replaced. I spent 6 hours setting the camber, caster and steering geometry correctly. As a result the car handles and holds the road astonishingly well on these tyres. The steering (non power assisted) is light and progressive and the car will leave most modern traffic on sweeping A roads without any drama. The tyre wear is completely even and the car is a complete joy to drive. These are mid priced tyres but I honestly can't see the point of spending any more money than this for fast road use. In my experience, if your MK2 doesn't drive superbly on these with light, pleasant steering then it's the car which is at fault, not the tyres.
tyre reviewed on 2014-11-03 17:26:48
Hankook Ventus Prime K105 rated 80% while driving a Rover 3.5litre coupe
Driving on mostly town for 8000 easy going miles

Very good tyres for a '70's classic Rover. Would buy again if they hadn't discontinued the size. Back to Vredestein,also excellent tyres!

tyre reviewed on 2015-03-30 12:05:45
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