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Double Happiness is when you roll up to a Chinese takeaway near closing time, order your food, and they give you extra stuff they would've been chucking out. That said, they've got all the durability of prawn crackers, and the grip of plastic chop sticks covered in oyster sauce.

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Ho Flung Dung Industries' sporty offering is called Hedge Assault Pro Max III.

 

Wang Hang Lo Combine Pty LLC are launching a winter tyre and plan to call it Skater, apparently.

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I was idly flicking through car ads when I saw one for a brand new discovery 'improved' by Khan Automobiles. I couldn't help but notice the 22" rims were shod with Achilles tyres! Mind you, Nangkang started out as a joke brand and now they're stretched over 9j wheels on dubs everywhere. It's a shrewd move to bring out a shit tyre in a ridiculous size that undercuts the price of the trusted brands; there's a huge market for them. But Achilles for fucks sake, who approved that name? Not really up on me Greek mythology but I'm pretty sure his downfall was caused by the bit that connected him to the ground

 

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I've got Hifly's on the front of the Escort and Eurotecs on the back. The Hifly's aren't great on wet days and will be getting changed shortly!

 

In the past i've had "Autogrip" tyres on a MK6 Fiesta and "Sunny" tyres fitted to a MK2 Mondeo. The Sunny's are probably the loudest tyres i've ever had on a car.

 

Some cracking names on here though.... My favourite has to be Basoon or Double Happiness.

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Was parked next to an artic fitted with a mixture of Toledo and Basoon tyres at Watford Gap today, haven't a clue what the trailer tyres were but the NSF of the unknowns had a chunk out of the tread showing the wires...so much muck and filth on the cab windows and mirrors that i was unable to see if there was a driver inside, presumably his view out was similar, so decided he was unlikely to be interested.

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Well, for a tyre manufactuer, their webpage is just a little too well, erm... begins with a P.   for my liking...  http://www.rollcootire.com/

 

and if you get as far as reading about their tyres, it just gets weirder...

 

"Everyone’s birth is the gift from God, noble and unique. Our ROLLCOO tires are endowed with this noble and unique. And it will lead us to all over the world with our belief, to bring love and safe driving to every noble driver. All of the occupations has no difference in gentle and simple, because every one has its unique position in the world, becoming an indispensable part of the world. No matter which industry you are engaged in, no matter poor or wealthy, ugly or beautiful, sick or healthy, despised or worshiped, we have our unique merit which can not be copied by others. We are the unique and noble creation by God, so we must keep the most confident smile in any cases. Everyone’s noble is also unique in the world."

 

Small children saying take me home, ISP is seriously going to be flagging me:-(

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At £25 fitted I already have two and will be buying more. Better than Chinese...

 

Kingpin tyres are pretty good, I had a pair of winter Kingpins based on Michelin Alpins on my old 405 estate, they were grippy as fuck and wore at a reasonable rate.

I'm probably a massive racist but like you I'd prefer a remould or cheap tyre made in the UK or Europe to some unknown Chinese tyre.

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I'd consider some remoulds if only to wind the people up I work with, who already think I'm crackers.

 

What are they actually like? Are they useable enough for 10k worth of wear or are they likely to go all funny and the tread fall off? I genuinely would like people's thoughts on them here?

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I've found kingpin tyres perish to fuck after a few months. Shame, as I'm determined to like them!

As bad as federal tyres perish? A mate had some for his cortina and within 6 months there was lots and lots of cracks inbetween the tread

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Running Landsails all round on the Astra - give them their due, they do grip quite well and can put up with a massive amount of abuse from me. I used to have Barum Brillantis on the fronts of my Escort and they were fantastic. Doublecoin and Bassoon tyres are the funniest ones I've heard.

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My scrap Lupo (currently being resurrected) came with a pair of "Linglongs", a "Rockstone" and a most mysterious "AMERICA" tyre - a brand that even I had never heard of ! Nice to see the previous owner had spared no expense...

 

Despite the daft names, not all Chinese tyres are widow-makers. My 214 wears a pair of "Rapids" (proudly made by the Sheng Tai company) which are surprisingly good in the wet - certainly much better than the ancient Pirelli P2000s they replaced !

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A customer I deliver to has a cheerful mix of Sailun and Double coin/Double happiness tyres on his elderly but tidy Merc Actros.

 

My old mk4 Astra had 'Event' tyres all round when I bought it. I have to say they weren't bad.

 

My new acquisition has brand new Nankangs all round. A bit worrying on a 180bhp turbo'd front wheel drive car, although the are the 'NS2 Sport' version which are supposed to be fairly good, other than being a bit noisy.

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