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Viking Tyres launched in Malaysia

Discussion in 'Wheel And Tyre' started by vr2turbo, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. vr2turbo

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    In a way economy or as we call it, entry level to mid since they have 2 models.
    The expensive ones are normally the high performance range of tyres
     
  2. RENESIS VIII

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    Apparently they have been in the tyre industry for a very long time in Europe but not here. Started in Norway, hence the name Viking, I guess, hahaha. Some info about this brand here.

    https://www.viking-tyres.com/car/the-brand

    I think for ordinary driving, these tyres are okay.

    Thank you for your compliment. I even painted the tyre lettering as well.
     
  3. Fadrid

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    Isn't the drawing is gonna wear off easily, not sure about this but I think is not feasible to draw it there, haha.

    Never tried Viking tyre before but maybe will give it a try next tyre change
     
  4. RENESIS VIII

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    I drawn mine since more than a year ago and the lettering are still there. I buy a marker at around RM8 and I draw it myself. If I see any small signs of fading, I just do some touch up again with the marker. Definitely cheaper than buying those 3D lettering sticker kit.
     
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    LOL why so mean doh hahahaha....
    viking for is one of the best economy tyre ever!! if u never heard about it, u can just simply
    google it and u will know where did its come from.... dude, its under continental bro!! a huge brand tyre in malaysia... there's quite a lot of their own workshop in malaysia... u should try it coz even its an economy tyre, the quality and price are really acceptable and its also great in performance...
     
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    Entry level continental tyres today are not that good though. But still, Viking tyres are much cheaper and I trust them more than random China tyres.
     
  7. vr2turbo

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    Viking is to cover the lower end market......:driver:
     
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    There is still one more higher range category for Viking tyre. Pro Tech. But don't have for my tyre size.
     
  9. vr2turbo

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    Is not high range, viking is viking just cover different size range......lol
     
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    Oh. Even that one is entry level tyre only. Thought that one maybe is something at mid range category instead of entry level.
     
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    don't judge a book by its cover..
    my sis use Viking pro tech for 3 years ald, its quality is not bad..
    i know its quality is not better than Michelin but if someone can't afford the tyre's price, they can choose Viking
     
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    what i heard grip also good even on dry or wet road.so still can consider la as long as safe to use.
     
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    agree with u.viking is under continental so more trust la.too risky to try other cheap brands.btter choose the known one.at viking is value for money.
     
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    had installed front tires [ct5] after reading good reviews on my daughter 's car last November.
    pro
    handling n grip is good.
    con
    noise n roll resistance is high.
    worst
    one tire exploded . 5 months on the road...5000km
     
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    Nowadays, several major tyre brands in Malaysia have ventured into several smaller sub brand. Like Dayton under Bridgestone, Viking under Continental, BF Goodrich under Michelin. But BF Goodrich is not a small brand at all, just less known over here.

    So unlucky for that exploded tyre. Did it cause you any harm or damage? Hope you are alright.
     
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    Fuh! tyre sifu in the making....:adore:
    You miss Kelly tyres by Goodyear, Barum and Sime tyres are under Conti also.
    Bridgestone also own Firestone, and Dayton and Supercat are sold in Australia, and tyhe list goes on and on.....lol
     
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    Explode due to? Bulge or maybe hit curb?:smokin:
     
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    You are the real sifu. I don't even have a quarter of your knowledge on tyres. :biggrin:

    Kelly tyres? Totally never heard or seen it before. Oh yeah, I heard Silverstone now is under Toyo since their Kamunting plant has been bought over by Toyo already?
     
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    happened at kesas summit toll. 20 minutes drive. she was otw to sunway university .
    tire installer checked ' no nails but cannot warranty.
    reason = damage due to under/over tire inflation ..

    conclusion
    good thing no cheap , cheap thing no good.
     
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    Silverstone was totally bought over, not only the factory, same like Sime tyres.....
     

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