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    An imported tyre brand that can save me quite a bit, is the Hifly tyre (http://www.hifly-tire.com/). Some overseas reviews are not too bad, and it seems as if they are fairly popular in SA. I need to replace all four tyres on my 2015 Ford Kuga AWD, so looking for any advice, better yet, accounts on these tyres? (specifically road noise, etc.) I still have the original Continentals on the "Tamatie" (yes, it's a red Kuga ) and currently inclined to pay the ± R3000 extra.

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    Their SUV range look the bees knees. Unfortunately I don't sell them because of their 'business model' I drop them an email and then they 'decide' whether they want to send me a credit application. Seems they are in no need of new business.
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    I never really looked into tyre reviews before... For info, this I consider one of the good tyre review websites...

    https://www.tyrereviews.com/

    It turns out that the Continentals I currently have is not of the best options available. I realised the obvious which I missed up to now... ...that while tyres are expensive, it is also one of the most influential decisions one can make as it can affect the vehicle in many ways, handling, braking, economy, confort, noise etc...

    So, new tyres (at one dealer) ranges from ±R6500 for Chinese imports to ±R10800 for Goodyear. Comparing the potential effect of R4300 over the next 4/5 years, my conclusion is to go for the best tyres that one can afford, but also don't throw money at a brand that won't see a significant enhancement, or to stick with a brand without research or comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer41 View Post
    An imported tyre brand that can save me quite a bit, is the Hifly tyre (http://www.hifly-tire.com/). Some overseas reviews are not too bad, and it seems as if they are fairly popular in SA. I need to replace all four tyres on my 2015 Ford Kuga AWD, so looking for any advice, better yet, accounts on these tyres? (specifically road noise, etc.) I still have the original Continentals on the "Tamatie" (yes, it's a red Kuga ) and currently inclined to pay the ± R3000 extra.

    Thanks in advance!
    We ran two sets on my wife’s Kuga after the OE fitted Conti’s and we were very happy with them. Much quieter than the Conti’s and lasted well.
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    The internet seems to have very much mixed reviews on these tyres. Some love them, others hate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitebob View Post
    Their SUV range look the bees knees. Unfortunately I don't sell them because of their 'business model' I drop them an email and then they 'decide' whether they want to send me a credit application. Seems they are in no need of new business.
    What time do you people start working? See the doors open VERY early
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer41 View Post
    An imported tyre brand that can save me quite a bit, is the Hifly tyre (http://www.hifly-tire.com/). Some overseas reviews are not too bad, and it seems as if they are fairly popular in SA. I need to replace all four tyres on my 2015 Ford Kuga AWD, so looking for any advice, better yet, accounts on these tyres? (specifically road noise, etc.) I still have the original Continentals on the "Tamatie" (yes, it's a red Kuga ) and currently inclined to pay the ± R3000 extra.

    Thanks in advance!
    My sister's company have been fitting them to their fleet bakkie's for a while now, they got good mileage at the price. So much so that she fitted a set to her Tucson - she's happy and they are lasting well. I drove her car down to P.E a year or two back with them fitted, no road noise. I did however encounter a wobble / vibration on the steering when I exceeded the speed limit through the karoo. Could have balancing / tyres / or her car
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    What AT options are there in 16 inch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    What time do you people start working? See the doors open VERY early
    My brother and some of the staff are here at 06h00 already. Sometimes we start then on cars left over the previous day, but we actually only open at 08h00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallGTi View Post
    What AT options are there in 16 inch?
    Plenty going by the website posted in OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitebob View Post
    My brother and some of the staff are here at 06h00 already. Sometimes we start then on cars left over the previous day, but we actually only open at 08h00.
    Drive past there twice a day. Seems there is always someone there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallGTi View Post
    What AT options are there in 16 inch?
    My picture upload is broken...

    http://www.hifly-tire.com/product/vigorous.html

    Their Vigorous AT's look awesome...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Plenty going by the website posted in OP
    I meant locally that a shop/supplier/importer has stock of or already imported...
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    My mom has a set on her Evoque, no issues with them so far.


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    In the end I decided to fit the Hifly's... just as well as I had some other nasty surprise - dented rim. The dealer says around 60% of the cars have a dented rim due potholes, which is criminal... What does the other dealers say, is that about right in terms of rim damage? Maybe the guy just tried to make me feel better... Anyways, once I get the wheel back (hopefully today) it's the long road to the Cape via the north and west coast so I will be able to say what the Hifly's perform like! But after all has been said and done, this dealer definitely won a return client, he will get a five start rating on service received once completed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer41 View Post
    In the end I decided to fit the Hifly's...
    Which tyre (model) are you fitting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer41 View Post
    In the end I decided to fit the Hifly's... just as well as I had some other nasty surprise - dented rim. The dealer says around 60% of the cars have a dented rim due potholes, which is criminal... What does the other dealers say, is that about right in terms of rim damage? Maybe the guy just tried to make me feel better... Anyways, once I get the wheel back (hopefully today) it's the long road to the Cape via the north and west coast so I will be able to say what the Hifly's perform like! But after all has been said and done, this dealer definitely won a return client, he will get a five start rating on service received once completed!
    Same happened with my wife's 18" Kuga rims except she had three out of shape 🤦#♂️. It was the one thing we hated about that car was the low profile rim/tyre setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer41 View Post
    In the end I decided to fit the Hifly's... just as well as I had some other nasty surprise - dented rim. The dealer says around 60% of the cars have a dented rim due potholes, which is criminal... What does the other dealers say, is that about right in terms of rim damage? Maybe the guy just tried to make me feel better... Anyways, once I get the wheel back (hopefully today) it's the long road to the Cape via the north and west coast so I will be able to say what the Hifly's perform like! But after all has been said and done, this dealer definitely won a return client, he will get a five start rating on service received once completed!
    Some 12 years ago I had an Alfa GT with 45 profile tyres. Looked fantastic but I was a very good client of Magrim Repairs in Windhoek.
    No low profile tyres for me since then. Looks great and I'm sure in many European countries it works well, here it doesn't, for me at least.
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    I bought my FJ with a set of Hi Fly Vigorous AT601. I was uncomfortable with them since at the time I have never heard of them. My searches also uncovered mixed reviews as mentioned on this thread. Since they had about 70% + tread I decided to give them a go. We did a Richtersveld trip without any issues. I had the TI System tire inflation system fitted and off we went on a Namibian trip.

    Between Abiqua River Camp and Roshpina I had 7 punctures...all in the rear wheels. Four on the one side and 3 on the other. Fortunately I had a TPMS and the TI System otherwise things could have been very different. It was a nervous trip until we got to Swakopmunt where I replaced them all with BF's. I'm not sure what it was about that section of road between the border and Roshpina. We have done it many times before. In fact, we have done so many Nam and Botswana trips and this was the 1st and only time I had puncture issues...touch wood...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Drive past there twice a day. Seems there is always someone there.

    ADT also uses it as a sleeping spot at night
    Gave them my Wifi password. Best gaurded shop in Kuila.
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