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I decided to put the F10 in for an MOT, despite it having had the expiry date extended until January.  I did t think it needed much, but actually, the rear brakes were warped and needed replaced. 
 

what really shocked me was that I needed two rear tyres. There was an easy 2.5mm across the tread - but what I didn’t see was that just beyond the curve of the inside of the tyre, yet was not only down to the threads - but actually coming apart. It freaked me out a bit if I’m honest. No way I could have seen this other than crawling under. 
 

Anyway, as I had to have the car back today, and I couldn’t drive it as it was, I got the brakes and tyres. All that was available today in Inverness tyre wise in a 225 55 17 run flat was a RoadX branded one. Bloody £165 per tyre. I was t happy, but needs must. 
 

So far it feels fine Actually - remains to be seen what it’s like in the wet. 
 

Has anyone heard of this brand, or used them?  Info is thin on the ground!!

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Googling them up, they're now the title sponsor of West Ham Football Club.

RoadX are part of the Sailun Group in China - a huge Tyre R&D manufacturer in that region. Other brands are Sailun Tires, Blackhawk Tyre, Rovelo Tire & Maxam Tire. 

They don't look to be big in the EMEA region, so not much information on them or reviews. Potentially they could be a good tyre on grip/longevity, but only time will tell. How does the cost compare to something like Hankook, Falken (mid range tyres)?

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51 minutes ago, dj1233 said:How does the cost compare to something like Hankook, Falken (mid range tyres)?


Badly. If I could have waited a few days, I could have got a continental cheaper. 
 

Thing is, the front tyres are borderline too, so I want to replace them with something that is similar to the ones I just bought. But not at £165 a corner. 

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ouch. Is that a garage you normally use? If Conti's are cheaper i'd be questioning their prices on these non brand tyres, if they were holding you over a barrel too. 

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Wondered why they were so expensive, then I saw that they were run flats.

 

 

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