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Marangoni tyres

Post by Nate » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:56 am

spotted them on a car i picked up last night, and never heard of them before. they seem to have some good reviews, other than from the mg owners club :hugegrin:

anyone ever used them?


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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by Maikki » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:48 pm

I had 195/50-15H Marangoni Zeta Linea:s in my rocco for one summer. They were Ok considering that they are cheap tyres.

- Good traction wet and dry
- ok to drive
- Not too noisy
- wear was not so good



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Post by Nate » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:35 am

Maikki wrote:They were Ok considering that they are cheap tyres.
that's all i needed to know, thanks dude. seeing as i can get proxes for less than a fiver extra for a full set, i think i know where my money will be going :hugegrin:


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Post by Tim_R » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:59 am

They had a stand at the Autosport show back in January and they seemed to be making a big thing about the fact they'd put some colouring into the rubber to make the tyres reddish brown and with a pattern to appeal to the "tuner" market. Figured that told me everything I needed to know and to avoid! :hehe:


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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by ChrisPears » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:01 pm

Tim_R wrote:They had a stand at the Autosport show back in January and they seemed to be making a big thing about the fact they'd put some colouring into the rubber to make the tyres reddish brown and with a pattern to appeal to the "tuner" market. Figured that told me everything I needed to know and to avoid! :hehe:
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Where they on an Alfa? A Brera or Guiletta I think? They had quite an attractive young lady decorating the stand as well if I'm thinking of the same stand.



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Post by Tim_R » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:26 pm

Range Rover Evoke I think it was, I don't remember any ladies on that stand, attractive or otherwise, actually, I don't remember anyone on the stand at the time I walked past.


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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by Nate » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:03 am

i saw them on the remains of a very squashed nissan sx. also probably not the best advert :hehe:


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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by Mr Funk » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:19 pm

Nate wrote:i saw them on the remains of a very squashed nissan sx. also probably not the best advert :hehe:
Brilliant!


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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by Mr Funk » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:26 pm

I was so inspired I did this:

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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by Nate » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:20 pm

to be fair, i think driving head on into another car probably had very little to do with his tyre choice


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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by james butler » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:33 am

ive got marangonis on my rocko and they seem ok to me. ihad firestones before and i can say the marangoni are better in the wet and they came with a lifetime warranty against punctures


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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by simon1856 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:32 pm

I used to be the manager of a Marangoni tyre centre and have to say that they grip very well in the wet and reasonable in the dry but wear very quickly. I found that the lifetime warranty for punctures was a bit of a gimmick really as the customer had to pay for the portion of tread that they had used if the tyre was a write off. Kumho's give much better wear and feedback and easily 10-20% cheaper than Toyo



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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by Brunty » Tue May 01, 2012 12:48 pm

They were on my Lotus Elise when I bought it. Probably the worst tyres I've ever driven on. Apart from some truly awful Tigars that were on an old Scala I had...


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Post by Tim_R » Tue May 01, 2012 8:10 pm

Brunty wrote:They were on my Lotus Elise when I bought it. Probably the worst tyres I've ever driven on. Apart from some truly awful Tigars that were on an old Scala I had...
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Re: Marangoni tyres

Post by Nate » Tue May 01, 2012 11:46 pm

my nomination for worst tyre ever is gonna be the india gt, closely followed by the debica furio which had really fast wear with no grip at all


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