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Goodyear Wrangle Triplemax for Forester

Discussion in 'Wheel And Tyre' started by vr2turbo, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. RENESIS VIII

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    Tyre is one of the most important points in safety. It is where the car keeps its contact and grip on road surface. I don't think it is a good idea to take risks on tyres.
     
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    Yup, NA but would love the XT turbo model but out of budget.....lol:driver:
     
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    Tiggo now daughter using. You know the Chery Transcom have same engine with turbo....hahhaha
    but Tiggo 2WD only....:rolleyes:

    Yup, my MC5 sidewall also 1 ply rating only. They are more comfortable over bumpy road, but more body roll, so got pros and cons. Even though wife likes comfort but she prefer a more stable ride especially driving a SUV that is higher up.....lol
     
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    No lah! Conti top end CSC5 and now 6 are in the top performance category, however friends did have sidewall crack issues on the CSC5 and many on the CSC3 that came with the PUG 308T. Even another friend local Passat with CSC3 also bugle and burst.
    Mine were local MC5
     
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    Yup, now quite full, but if you want to park your Beemer or your STi at my place still can park into the grass area.....lol:driver:
     
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    Yalor, all "lang moon", in Cantonese no value cars.......lol:biggrin:
     
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    Not selling. If sell, mechanic will be first to take......lol:biggrin:
     
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    Now this is the first AT car in your house. :biggrin:

    Well, the Forester turbo today is probably not as powerful as the older Forester turbo like what pomen_GTR owned.

    Those are not locally made isn't it?

    At least you have one excuse to keep these cars as long as you want. Can't sell, so just keep them. But I was sort of curious how did you find that Sonata manual? Did Hyundai Malaysia really offered such spec?
     
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    Nope, Chery is AT, Forester is CVT. XT turbo at least more power than VR.....lol

    Higher end tyres from overseas, but CSC5 are from overseas, if not mistaken, so is CSC3, maybe now some will be local since got factory here.

    Those are CBU model, they got 2.0L twin cam AT and 1.8L SOHC MT, after that the CKD model is the Sonata 5
     
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    I thought your Chery is manual too. Forester's CVT also works like auto what. The XT turbo on international market had a lower output than what the Japanese get. I think the Japanese XT turbo gives out 296hp on that FA20 engine.

    Continental's own factory or sime tyre factory?

    You must have bought the Sonata really long ago. I don't think I have seen those anywhere other than that one lucky time which I encountered your car at PJ. :biggrin:
     
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    Chery Tiggo 1.6L is manual, mine is 2.0L model which is AT.

    Dunlop Malaysia Industries Bhd was sold to Sime then they called it DMIB Bhd, then Continental joint venture with Sime, then called Continental Sime tyres, then later Continental bought over and now is Continental Tyres Malaysia.....

    Sonata III was bought second hand but also long time ago. That model was nicknamed the Jaguar because resemble one Jaguar model.....lol:biggrin:
     
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    Thank you for the explanation. :biggrin:
    I think from what I know, Viking tyres are locally made under Continental Tyres Malaysia as well?

    Indeed from far, it does look like one older Jaguar model but smaller.

    Now your current Wrangle Triplemax is locally made or imported?
     
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    Viking tyres under Continental arm so they are manufactured locally now in Conti factory

    Goodyear have factories in a few Asean countries, My set made in Thailand
     
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    Now I notice there are a few companies who manufacture several different brands of tyres. Like Michellin and BF Goodrich over here.

    Your tyre is considered as what category? I think offroad tyres got different kind of category isn't it? Not like the usual UHP, Max, Extreme..
     
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    That is because BF Goodrich tyres are owned by Michelin or like Barum and Viking own by Conti, or Firestone by Bridgestone and Nitto and Silverstone by Toyo. The confusing one is Dunlop. Brand is owned by Conti in Malaysia, SG and Brunei, owned by Sumitomo in Japan, Latin America, Asia and Africa and owned by Goodyear in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.....lol

    Like Passenger car tyres having Eco, Entry, HP, UHP, Max, Extreme, Semi and Full slicks, off road used to be M/T(Mud), A/T(All) and H/T(Highway) but these tyres very noisy so they came out with SUV tyres for tarmac. The few I know is Yokohama Geolandar SUV, Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV and Michelin Latitude Tour.
    The one I am using seems to be an improved version of the older Wrangler HP. To me is like a cross between the Quieter Efficientgrip SUV tyres and tougher older Wrangler to get the best of both worlds....lol
     
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    So weird for Dunlop. Then which one is the main HQ company? The American one?

    Those A/T tyres are like those with jagged and rugged thread pattern? Usually those with white lettering on sidewall?

    I guess your Wrangle Triplemax is actually designed more for road use than offroad.
     
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    Not Dunlop HQ, Dunlop as in the brand, each own them in their respective countries.

    A/T is in between M/T and H/T, M/T pattern more rugged....

    Yup, Wrangler Triplex more for tarmac but can be used off road, as rated M+S also and have 2ply sidewall
     
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    Then the main company of Dunlop? I mean, there must be a main office to manage all the activities and probably R&D isn't it? Since they are owned by so many other companies here and there, who is actually taking the helm at Dunlop?

    I think A/T is those found in stock pickup truck tyres like Hilux? Bridgestone Dueler?

    More for tarmac but can be used off road. But somehow, it performs better than the Continental which is suppose to be a full time tarmac tyre isn't it?

    Er, what does ply actually do? For harder sidewall?
     
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    No more Dunlop office, the brand sold and belongs to the other tyre company

    M/T have big block pattern with plenty empty space or sort of chunky studs.
    A/T have finer blocks and less empty space
    H/T are even finer and some have passenger car pattern

    It all depends what you looking at in the performance. For my SUV I love the firmer ride especially higher speed and in corners. These Goodyear are V rated tyres, the Conti are H rated

    More ply rating means the sidewall are stronger. The plies are the carcass of the tyre, make mostly are either polyester of nylon. 1 ply softer sidewall will have better comfort, but depends also, some performance tyres even though 1 ply have quite stiff sidewall but these are usually the ultra low profile tyres
     
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    If so, then which company is in charge of Dunlop's new tyre design and things like R&D?

    Looks like M/T is made for serious offroading. How does M/T tyres fare in normal roads like during wet conditions? Do they grip well?

    Are these plies those silver coloured thread-like things that can be found beneath the rubber? I've seen those silver coloured things in worn out tyres or torn tyres.
     

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