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Default Landsail LS588 UHP - 28th January 2017, 07:25 PM

I've just bought a MINI - 2004 Cooper S ragtop.
It's got Landsail LS588 UHP all round (205/45Z/R17).

Stupid question, are they runflats? No idea about runflats.

Second question, are they decent tyres? I assumed from the name that they're bottom rung specials, but they aren't and "the internet" seems to rate them. Any strong views on here though?

I must admit I'm a bit startled by how harsh the ride is on our great british roads, so was wondering if they're runflats.
That said, I just changed from a supersmooth RX-8 so maybe I've just gone soft.

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Default 29th January 2017, 04:19 AM

I found this on tyrereviews.co.uk

"Tyre Test Highlights

2015 Test World Summer Tyre Test - 8th of 15 tyres
•Positive - Short braking distance in the wet and dry
•Negative - Handling not good enough in the dry. Very weak aquaplaning resistance.
•Overall - The Landsail LS588 UHP were surprisingly unbalanced. Braking in the wet was excellent, but handling very unstable. In addition, the tyre copes worse than the others with emergency manoeuvres and is quite susceptible to aquaplaning. On dry pavement they again quickly stopped the car, but had very slow response to steering. Lateral grip and stability are too weak for the optimal performance of a sharp manoeuvre at high speed. Because of their softness they demonstrated a high level of comfort, effectively absorbing road irregularities."

I'd replace them. A MINI comes alive on a decent set of tyres and lightweight rims.
  
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Default 14th August 2017, 10:34 AM

No, they are not runflats.

Cheap nasty tyres.
  
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Default 15th August 2017, 07:50 AM

In other words they are rubbish,put some decent tyres on and you will find the car a whole lot better.
  
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Default Landsail LS588 UHP - 15th August 2017, 07:40 PM

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I'd replace them. A MINI comes alive on a decent set of tyres and lightweight rims.

I agree, also the mini is quite hard to please when it comes to tyres - have a look at the tyre recommendation threads 😉
  
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Default Landsail LS588 UHP - 16th August 2017, 06:10 PM

Get some Hankooks on. Brilliant tyre on a mini



  
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Default 16th August 2017, 08:22 PM

Landsail, fitted as OE by all car makers. NOT!
  
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Default 18th August 2017, 08:22 AM

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I agree, also the mini is quite hard to please when it comes to tyres - have a look at the tyre recommendation threads ��
Those threads are always a minefield.

I've been driving EB's GP2 on three different sets of wheels and tyres now: AD08's, the OE Kumho V70a's and more recently Nitto NT01's.

The AD08s are great as an all rounder in that they grip hard, but don't spit you off at the first sign of rain, and they wear well. I've got to say, the Kumho's offer a great blend of grip and slip. I've also just seen a very handy driver indeed make absolute mincemeat of the rest of us on the track with a bone stock N14 2008 MCS on v70a's and with some upgraded pads. Just a magical driver. I've also had a great hillclimb on NT01s but they're so sticky it's an unfair advantage. The only problem is, you need to buy 6 at a time as the fronts wear very quickly, as you'd expect with a treadwear rating of just 100.

I'm actually running the cheap Federal 595 RS-Rs on my old MINI, but I find them noisy and a little less confidence inspiring than the AD08s or Kumho's.
  
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Default Landsail LS588 UHP - 18th August 2017, 08:52 PM

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Those threads are always a minefield.

That's why I suggested it mate - to show the diverse opinion on what's good & bad for different cars
  
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