Summer tires - here are the best budget tires
Two Tires - in the price range from SEK 450 to SEK 889 have been included in the test. The tires are manufactured in Indonesia, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Germany and China, from which four of the tires come. One of the market's best premium tires - Continental CPC 5 - has been included as a comparison and none of the budget tires can claim this.
The test was conducted in Texas, USA, last December. The temperature was between 18 to 22 degrees below dry asphalt and between 12 and 18 degrees during the wet asphalt run. All tested tires have the dimension 205/55 R 16. The worst in the test is for the Chinese tires Goodride RV H680 for SEK 610 and Sailun Atrezzo SH 402 for SEK 450 and the Indonesian tire Accelerera Alpha for SEK 500.
Here are the three best tires in the test with manufacturing country and price as well as the review from Vi Bilägare.
1. Sava Intensa HP - Slovenia.
"Sava has smooth and good values in all test steps. Braking ability in wet is good. Curve grip provides stable driving characteristics. Intense is the tire that is closest to the premium tire (Continental) when driving on the water-borne driving loop. Intensity is stable, does not cause the trailer carriage and is predictable Intensa also has the second best braking capability on dry road and is easy and safe to handle even under pressed maneuvers.Sava has low rolling resistance and good fuel consumption.The sound measurement gives the lowest rating of the test tires and the comfort is judged to be very good with one for the ear less disturbing noise. Sava Intensa HP is a good buy. "
2. Nexen N Blue HD Plus - Korea.
"This is a new version of N Blue HD from Korean Nexen. The tire provides short braking distance on wet. The basket grip in the wet is very good and Nexen goes fast and safely when we drive on the wet test track. N Blue HD Plus surprises with stable and Predictable behavior in hydration, which also manages aquaplaning with good results.On dry road, Nexen has average properties, which can handle a good maneuver, but pushes slightly more in the turns than the best in hard provocation. The Nexen has no disturbing peaks without an even noise level.
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Tuning the USSR. Autosports wins
Motorsports disciplines in the last century were actively cultivated in the USSR. Of course, factory teams prevailed in them, but in each there were certainly amateur athletes. To prepare for the speeches, they were helped by recommendations from the designers of the factories, the advice of experts of the autoclubs and the regulations of the USSR Autosport Federation.
All technical sports in the country of the Soviets called military-applied. An athlete racer could at any time become a warrior who would masterly master any combat vehicle. Serious automobile clubs worked precisely with the organizations of DOSAAF (Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Army, Aviation and the Fleet).
In the early 60s, officially in the country they competed in figure driving, speed driving on “unimproved roads”, in races on linear and ring tracks, in rally and in special types of competitions. They were called special because of the specifics of implementation: fuel economy, knowledge of the shortest routes, etc. Of course, the most spectacular competitions were considered to be rally races and competitions on “unimproved roads.” But only two training groups could participate in such races. The first group allowed minor improvements, while the second group allowed serious modifications of the units, including an increase in the compression ratio of the internal combustion engine.
Of course, Soviet cars left the factory sufficiently strong and durable, because they were created for operation in difficult conditions, so the body equipment was improved, first of all.
For better illumination of the road, not only fog lights were installed, but also extra high-beam headlights (100 W top headlight from the ZIL 127 bus on the hood). Best fog - regular fog lights from the Seagull. They had to be bumped into the grille because they were without a casing. More accessible headlights were the searchlight headlight from the GAZ-69, which was also placed on the wing, or on the roof near the navigator's place (the second driver, as they used to say). But, unfortunately, the standard electrical equipment could not cope. For example, on cars Moskvich headlights could be turned on only in turns, because a regular 200 W generator with power did not support the energy balance under load. Of course, soon advanced teams had the opportunity to order halogen headlights from abroad.
The second most popular tank equipment that was placed in the trunk was the most popular option for motor racing. Extended special stages, a small number of gas stations, the appetite of engines and the capacity of regular tanks dictated the need for fuel.