Rover MG ZR 120 Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Rover MG ZR 120
Vredestein Sportrac 2 (6) 73% 87% 82% 77% 90% 67% 80% 79% 135,500
Altenzo Comforter (86) 79% 60% 70% 62% 76% 80% 68% 71% 672,161

Rover MG ZR 120 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Altenzo Comforter given 100% (205-45-16-W)
Driving on mostly town for 7400 spirited miles
Transformed my old mg zt . Had budgets on for the last couple of years and didn't realise how crap there where until I fitted Altenzo . Recommended by my local garage Euro tyre outlets and glad I listened .Really they are only 30 pounds more than the cheapest types on offer on all four . Would defo buy again .
tyre reviewed on 2013-08-18 18:13:20
Writing about the Vredestein Sportrac 2 given 74% (205-50-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 30000 spirited miles
Fitted the Vredestein sporttrack2's after a terrible time with the factory fit Michelin Pilot Exalto's. I was looking for a tyre that provided predictable, reponsive behavior in both wet and dry conditions without sacrificing too much in terms of tyre life.

The ST2s ticked most boxes and are generally a superb tyre, living up to the hype of professional tyre testing.

Wet grip is the best I've tried. High speed motorway running in severe conditions (traffic permitting) resulted in a rock solid straight line performace, with good feel and never aquaplaning unit hitting some serious standing water. Running in the truck ruts of the inside lane of most British motorways at 70mph in moderate rain was never an issue. On back roads, good feedback and excellent lateral grip resulted in cornering speeds far higher than I had thought possible, and only a little slower than possible in the dry. When limits were broached, the breakaway point was easy to feel and progressive.

No 'non-snow' tyre is that good in the white stuff, but for a summer tyre, I never got suck in upto 6" of the stuff & the progressive breakaway is great fun! ;-)

Dry handling was good, but the open tread pattern that is so good in the wet robs the tyre of outright grip in the dry, probably the reason for such little difference in wet and dry cornering. (also consider the ZR is setup to understeer like mad probably does not help this).

The ST2s weak point is comfort and noise. The side wall is stiff, resulting in great feedback but an uncomfortable ride. The ST2 is also notable noiser than the pervious Michelin, Perelli, BFGoodrich and Dunlops used.

Tyre life of 30,000 isn't bad considering 50% of this has been some very spirited B road driving. This compares to 47,000 for the OE fit Michelins.

Would I recommend them, yes but now the ST3 is out it is probably better bet. I'm moving onto the Ultrac in search of better dry cornering & someting quieter.


tyre reviewed on 2008-08-28 13:42:18
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