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Old 05-12-2002, 21:28   #1 (permalink)
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Choice mag finds best 205/65R15 tyre

Current affair did a story last week on the best 205/65R15 tyres according to Choice magazine.



http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/factsheets/925.asp
http://www.choice.com.au/articles/a103117p1.htm



Three top rating tyres performance and value for money

1. Kumho Powermax 769
2. Pirelli P6000
3. Bridgestone RE92
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Old 05-12-2002, 21:38   #2 (permalink)
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I'd just like to say;

"What a load of crap" having watched the Current Affair episode and just read the links above.

A few things I have trouble with;

How many times were the "tests" conducted to show repeatability of results?

Was more than one driver involved to remove any possible bias or driver style influences?

Was any consideration given to other factors which might influence a purchase such as; wear rate, noise, ride comfort, etc.

Were the test conducted on more than one make of car?

In fact, as the test were conducted on a product from the "Dark Side" I declare them invalid as a guide to the tyres to choose for your FORD.
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I sense an incredible feeling of deja vu, like I've already seen this thread after many more posts.
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Old 05-12-2002, 21:54   #4 (permalink)
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was this story mentioned already?

I would have thought Choice to be a reputable tester, haven't they been doing this for 40 years now?
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i wonder how much kumho paid them.....
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Quote:
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was this story mentioned already?

I would have thought Choice to be a reputable tester, haven't they been doing this for 40 years now?
They are. You don't get a reputation like that by spinning BS. People trust them because they give comsumers good advice.

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i wonder how much kumho paid them.....
At a guess I'd say nothing. This isn't Ford vs Holden in Motor or Wheels. This is a reputable consumer magazine.

If I am interested in something and CHOICE recommends a particular product then I will buy that product because I trust them.
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Dont forget these are the best 'average' tyres you can buy, there are much better ones out there, like the ones featured in the latest Wheels mag (although they dont actually rate them, but you couldnt really go wrong with any of them)
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Put it this way, we've had a set of Kumho 771's on the Eb, fair enough there not the same as the ones on tele, but after the 771's i'd never buy kumho's again. Not only they didn't grip, look crap they were super noisy. :dead: :dead:

Dunlop Monza 200's are good when new, but after that there don't grip, road noise is ok though.

I think all the high perfomance tyres like Dunlop SP, FM901's, A539, G-Grids are all definitly ahead of the stockers.
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surely P6000 are not an avergae tyre (they cost around $160+).

How much do RE92 and the Kumho's cost? I will stick with my Pirelli P5000 tyres for $129- they rock in the wet
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No Chris, I think it was a similar thread based on Motor's tyre test last year, where they used Cameron Mcconville in a Commodore. There were posts in that thread regarding the usefulness of the tests for Ford owners which created some heated discussion.
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