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DHail
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Post by DHail »

My Bridgestone rear tyres are down to 2.8mm with less than 12,000 miles which is rubbish. Anyone recommend any longer lasting premium tyres? Many thanks

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Post by Raxacorico »

I replaced my Bridgestone tyres after 9000 miles!
I now have a set of Michelin CrossClimate 2, which have already done 10k and look OK for another 10k.
I'd certainly recommend them.
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Our ID3 has had Continental Eco contact 6 on it since new. They have done 23000 and there is plenty of tread left, I've been very impressed.
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Mines at 38k, 3 and a half years old. Original continental ecocontacts still got 3.5mm
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DHail wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 7:29 am My Bridgestone rear tyres are down to 2.8mm with less than 12,000 miles ...
What did they start at, do you recall?
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Post by MotMot »

Conti’s as folk above. 27m miles, 4.2-4.3mm left.
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Post by libks »

40.000 km with the original Bridgestone on it (25.000 miles);
60.000 km with Hankook Ventus Prime 4 (37.000 miles) and now
I'm on Continental Premium Contact 7, wich I hope longlasting as the Hankook ;-)
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Post by EdinburghID3 »

DHail wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 7:29 am My Bridgestone rear tyres are down to 2.8mm with less than 12,000 miles which is rubbish. Anyone recommend any longer lasting premium tyres? Many thanks
I only got 9,000 on the rear and 10,000 on the front. Dreadful tyres. Thankfully on a lease plan so not really a big deal to me personally.

They put Bridgestones back on the rears but Continentals in the front so will be interesting to see how they compare over the next 9/10,000 miles.
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I think this must a driving style thing.

I had fully committed to switching to Michelin Cross Climates (on the advice of sidehass sage), including getting them priced from my local tyre shop.

Just checked my 4 Bridgestone Euranzas again (3 originals, 1 new) and the readings are 4.1, 3.8, 3.9 and 4.7, thats with 25,000kms on the ODO.

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Boattrainman wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 7:53 pm I think this must a driving style thing.

I had fully committed to switching to Michelin Cross Climates (on the advice of sidehass sage), including getting them priced from my local tyre shop.

Just checked my 4 Bridgestone Euranzas again (3 originals, 1 new) and the readings are 4.1, 3.8, 3.9 and 4.7, thats with 25,000kms on the ODO.

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Haha it's Continental EcoContact 6 that I recommend based on my own experience but a lot of people do recommend Michelin Cross Climates, you are right - particularly if you need an all-season tyre.
I haven't had the Bridgestones, it seems to be that there is very varied experience with them.
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Sorry sidehaas, glitch in the matrix.

Agreed, there's some serious variation with the Euranzas.........I understand Loughborough University have commissioned a study.

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Boattrainman wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 7:53 pm I think this must a driving style thing.
Not convinced it’s that. We’ve owned a few cars in my time and never had to replace tyres after so few miles, not even close.
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I had numerous punctures with the Bridgestones and driving carefully only managed 13k on rear and 17k on front thats hitting 5miles per kwh in summer and over 4 in winter, by far the worse tyres i have ever had., my leasecompany have replaced these with contis, no issues so far.
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MattgID3 wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2024 8:40 am I had numerous punctures with the Bridgestones and driving carefully only managed 13k on rear and 17k on front thats hitting 5miles per kwh in summer and over 4 in winter, by far the worse tyres i have ever had., my leasecompany have replaced these with contis, no issues so far.
Yep, we had 2 punctures with the Bridgestones as well!
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Post by Fry »

I'm curious, the Bridgestones are under 6mm in OEM spec but I've seen someone mention that replacements (non oem I guess?) are 8mm. Anyone able to confirm that? If so, then that's maybe something to bear in mind when comparing replacements, although they do still seem to get a mixed review here.
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EdinburghID3 wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2024 7:39 am
Boattrainman wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 7:53 pm I think this must a driving style thing.
Not convinced it’s that. We’ve owned a few cars in my time and never had to replace tyres after so few miles, not even close.
I had an Astra Belmont 1.8 lxi estate years ago that used up fronts in 6k. The rears lasted forever.
It was a company vehicle - the maintenance manager was at his wits end ... In the end he was saved the angst when the cambelt went at 90k and they gave me a Cavalier diesel.

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ricko wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 5:43 pm
EdinburghID3 wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2024 7:39 am
Boattrainman wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 7:53 pm I think this must a driving style thing.
Not convinced it’s that. We’ve owned a few cars in my time and never had to replace tyres after so few miles, not even close.
I had an Astra Belmont 1.8 lxi estate years ago that used up fronts in 6k. The rears lasted forever.
It was a company vehicle - the maintenance manager was at his wits end ... In the end he was saved the angst when the cambelt went at 90k and they gave me a Cavalier diesel.

Rick
I had a Mazda 3 mps that went through the fronts every 8000 miles and the rears every 10-12000. In practice I changed all four once a year. They cost £175 a corner and that was in 2009/10! Only one type of tyre was available for the car...
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