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    Opinions on Sunny tyres wnated!?

    Going to buy some 2nd hand alloys but they have Sunny tyres on them
    there brand new tyres, apparently a budget chinese make

    These good tyres to have? safe? etc..
    any advice welcomed

    Thanks

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    Never heard of em mate.

    If they have all the UK safety markings on them then they will be ok, but don't go flinging it into corners etc until you've replaced them with a more well known make!!
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    They'll be fine up until a certain point - ie as Tim pointed out above...

    They are perfectly acceptable as an everyday tyre on a normal run of the mill car (I have cheapy Nankangs on mine and they aint skipped a beat except when pushed to the max on a private road that is!!)

    Cheaper brands tend to be a very hard compound so usually last a hell of a long time - compared to the softer ones from the leading brands.
    Personally Im not akin to all this uninformed brand snobbery so if ur driving style fits that of a "normal" user then I say they are fine.

    If, on the other hand u push ur motor to the limits and want the ultimate in tyre performance then you'll want to look elsewhere.
    If this is the case, strip the tyres and sell em on - If they are new or relatively new you'll at least get something for them.... OR ask the seller if theyd consider selling without rubber for a lesser price.

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    Sunny is a Chinese brand.

    The problem with Chinese manufacturing is the huge range in quality - at one level Honda and Toyota already have cars coming out of China, to their usual high standards BUT crash tests of the Brilliance show that they can be very poor.

    I don't have any problem with well known brands having products made in China but I'd be very wary of their own brands.
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    the name suits the tyre well, best used on 'sunny' days as they are pretty scary tyres in the wet

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    Sunny are also sold as Wanli. They're hard wearing, but don't expect any wet grip. Good for a dry trackday.

    I running "Accelera" tyres on the front of the Astra (they're also sold as Tornado), and they're fine. Less grip than the Bridgestones they replaced, but at half the price they're good value. I think they were £38 each fitted compared to £75 for the Bridgestones. Made by some random "Tire Company" in Indonesia. Only slight gripe with them is they make the car pull to the left a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by black sri turbo View Post
    the name suits the tyre well, best used on 'sunny' days as they are pretty scary tyres in the wet
    seconded!!! my corsa sri had them on 17s and erm it span in 2nd up a hill without me even wanting or trying to. they do last a long time as they are very hard.
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    well i always drive to the speed limits, so I should be fine?

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