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Post by donjack on Fri 24 Feb 2017 - 22:44

I had the misfortune of a puncture last week, it looked like a 6 inch nail had found its way into one of the front tyres! Shocked

and so the search began!
I was a little bit worried as I thought the tyres would be very expensive, I needn't have worried, I found these,

 http://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=110&cart_id=25231027.110.25597&Breite=205&Quer=40&Felge=17&Speed=&Load=&kategorie=&Marke=Rotalla&ranzahl=4&tyre_for=&x_tyre_for=&Herst=Rotalla&rsmFahrzeugart=ALL&filter_preis_bis=&filter_preis_von=&homologation=&search_tool=standard&Label=C-B-69-1&details=Ordern&typ=R-294472

I did a bit of research on them and the reviews were very positive, so I thought I would give them a try.
I paid £33.20 with FREE delivery, I like the word free!! lol!
so I bought two! (now priced at £36.70!!)
got them fitted on Monday and I was well impressed! the main difference I can tell is that the road/ tyre noise level has dropped quite a bit, but due to being quite ignorant about tyres the rest of the stuff is a mystery! I don't drive to excessive extremes so it's not like they will be pushed to breaking point!! lol!

all in all i am very pleased with the tyres!

some reviews here.

http://www.blackcircles.com/tyres/brands/rotalla/ru01
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Post by Bullyboy on Sat 25 Feb 2017 - 6:42

Looks like a bargain. Never heard of the brand. Glad they worked out
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Post by Dr@gon on Sat 25 Feb 2017 - 7:39

i am getting a set of them 215/40/17 Smile
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Post by donjack on Sat 25 Feb 2017 - 12:41

Saving up for the back two now!! It might have to wait tho', my wife has decided that she wants a log burner putting in and I've heard that they can be quite expensive!!
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Post by ElNumbre on Sat 25 Feb 2017 - 15:50

Be sure to check back in a few months to let us know how they are. My better half has just had new front tyres on her Focus, and Rotella were an option.  She's actually picked some Accelera tyres but Im always nervous of random brand tyres.

I need to get my front passenger side wheel done as I took a chunk out of the sidewall before Xmas, but I'll probably go for something like the Kumho's which are cheaper than the main brands, but are at least known.  However, if the Rotella perform, then I'd be happy to explore those.

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Post by donjack on Sat 25 Feb 2017 - 16:27

I'll certainly be keeping you all updated. 
They were put on at 16200 miles (one way of reminding myself!) 
So watch this space.
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Post by pittstop on Sun 26 Feb 2017 - 16:30

Dr@gon wrote:i am getting a set of them 215/40/17 Smile

Interesting. I thought standard size was 205/40/17 but quite fancied upsizing to 215/40/17 for the possible benefits of marginally higher gearing & extra tyre width to protect wheels from kerbing.

I believe that 205 & 215 are the norm for 7" rims with 195 & 225 being suggested max & min so possibly I could go up to 225/40/17.

Has anyone gone up to 225? Any clearance problems?

That said my calcs indicate only 8mm greater wheel radius between 205 & 225 & an increase in mph per 1000rpm of 0.5mph; so no real gearing benefit there; just wheel protection & possibly cosmetic benefits.
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Post by Dr@gon on Sun 26 Feb 2017 - 20:46

could not find any 225/40/17 on .blackcircles.com Sad
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