Kumhos give great grip and are very easy to heat but there is not a massive amount of milage with them.
I use dunlops and the grip is pretty good but it is hard to get the heat into them and they dont really start to work until a few miles in but i find there is very good mileage with them. You are talking at least €300 a pair for them (thats after pleading for ages on how you can hardly afford to go rallying)
Its a case of weighing it up... Kumhos: Great grip, not so good mileage
Dunlops: Good drip, good mileage.
Dunlop mate, the only way to go.......
Nigel Green is good to deal with too and always willing to give info and advice if ur not sure about what compound to use.......
Kumho supposed to be good too but have never used them and would find it hard to move away from Dunlop anyway......
i used dunlops for years and would not have confidence on anything else, also dunlop give great support and advice so its hard to beat that, pirelli dont always have 14" or 15" tyres at rallies at least they had no 15" in west cork anyway!!!
revoultion are not great ross the dont have the clearence for the big calipers go speed line or compomotive bill adair used to be the best man to buy rims off
as for tyres dunlop are very good and nigel and jenny are really helpful the dont care if you have a wrc or a micra the will look after you.
matador are a good cheaper tyre the would be fairly soft not much life in them compaired to dunlops but the are worth a look all the same
i wont mention kumho as last time i did i was told to watch it by a person representing kumho in ireland :headache:
dont know much about pirelli the dont seem to be intrested in the smaller cars and are a bit expensive
michelin seem to be the best i have used them but not enuff to comment also the are fairly expensive look at the msport tyres site.
anyone use the new hankook tyres the seem to be a copy of pirelli and dunlop the slick looks like the dunlop and the wet looks like the pirelli would be intrested to see how the compair to matador :help:
i know fidgy i have to try to get away to more events working every sunday but in a few weeks that will change so hope to get to a few more.
was talking to him b4 mayo hav'nt seem him since when are ye out again ???