Monday, 21 March 2016

Replacement tyres for Ford Kuga Mk1 235/45/19 nokian tyres 33800 miles life!

Well the time has come to replace the front tyres,they still have >3mm tread but the drop of in performance especially in the wet is very profound.

See the original nokian fitting post here : Ford Kuga new tyres fitted

The tyres that came off were

Nokian Z SUV 235/45 R19 99Y XL (400 A A)
Roll resistance: C, Wet grip: C, Noise emissions: 72 dB.

The new tyres are

Nokian Zline 235/45 R19 99W XL
Roll resistance: A, Wet grip: A, Noise emissions: 72 dB

£130 each + £20 fitting

Supplied by Openeo

Fitted by the ever brilliant Event Tyres on my drive. Faultless as ever.

I couldn't seem to get the zLine SUV anymore. So these are the normal zLine,
The difference appears to be a drop in speed rating (from Y to W)  and improvements in rolling resistance and wet grip (from C to A)

Old tyres have lasted 78292 - 44714 = 33800 miles !

Crikey that's an enormous mileage and frankly I'm astounded. 
They have been a true revelation.  Great grip wet or dry.  Quiet and long life.
New tyres are Nokian zLine again but not suv this time.
They don't seem to make the suv version anymore in this size.
They have a better wet weather rating but reduced speed rating (not an issue for the kuga)
Hopefully they will be the same if not better than the suv zLine.

Below are the SUV zLine at around 3mm before they came off, and the mileage at new fitment.

and heres the zLine new. Slightly different tread pattern, but still has the really useful tread indicator

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