Factory fit tyres

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Thorn
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Factory fit tyres

Post by Thorn » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:06 pm

My dealer tells me that the factory is sending XE Portfolios out with all season tyres. I’ve always had winter tyres for previous cars, but like the idea of all season. I ordered my car today, and will go back and specify them if that’s not what they’re likely to come with. Can someone who’s taken delivery recently tell me what was on their wheels please.


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Domfow
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Re: Factory fit tyres

Post by Domfow » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:56 pm

I will be interested in which make your All Season tyres are as I will shortly be replacing my Continentals summer (rubbish) tyres. I know some XE's are delivered with Continental, Dunlop and Pirelli tyres depends on variant. I use to fit Bridgstones on my X types, superb tyres but they do not do a 17inch All Season tyre to fit the XE, only a Winter Tyre.
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Re: Factory fit tyres

Post by NewLester de Rocin » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:17 pm

:| The US market XEs came with (still do I think), Continental ProContact all season tires. In 17 and 18 inch for sure (19” is one I’m not sure about).

UK market XE’s appear to flaunt Pirelli all season tyres (notice I wrote tYres, for the blokes). Owners like Vespa, CaptainNoddy or PhilB will be able to let you know if the type has changed over the 3 years the build has been around.

I am never a fan of all-season. All season means Master of None, so they will start losing their summer performance sooner than a true Summer tyre, and their winter ability will erode in a shorter number of months than a true Winter tyre.
The reports I read from other UK owners indicate the Pirellis are a good and reliable factory tyre. Here in the US, we are not so keen on the Continental ProContacts, because (depending on your driving terrain, which varies wildly across America), you can physically FEEL the traction and tread fading as the months progress.

8-) Look into Nokian. They make what is starting to be considered an “all season Winter tyre”. The reviews are excellent. I’m not dead certain it is made for XE’s 17 inch rims though.
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Re: Factory fit tyres

Post by Petercoll » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 pm

NewLester de Rocin wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:17 pm
:| The US market XEs came with (still do I think), Continental ProContact all season tires. In 17 and 18 inch for sure (19” is one I’m not sure about).

UK market XE’s appear to flaunt Pirelli all season tyres (notice I wrote tYres, for the blokes). Owners like Vespa, CaptainNoddy or PhilB will be able to let you know if the type has changed over the 3 years the build has been around.

I am never a fan of all-season. All season means Master of None, so they will start losing their summer performance sooner than a true Summer tyre, and their winter ability will erode in a shorter number of months than a true Winter tyre.
The reports I read from other UK owners indicate the Pirellis are a good and reliable factory tyre. Here in the US, we are not so keen on the Continental ProContacts, because (depending on your driving terrain, which varies wildly across America), you can physically FEEL the traction and tread fading as the months progress.

8-) Look into Nokian. They make what is starting to be considered an “all season Winter tyre”. The reviews are excellent. I’m not dead certain it is made for XE’s 17 inch rims though.
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