I’ve been loyal to the Michelin/BFGoodrich family of tires for some time now. Years ago, I tested out the then-new Michelin Pilot AS3 and I was impressed with its performance. Later, I sampled the then-new BFGoodrich KO2 tire down in Baja and was blown away. Pretty much every vehicle I’ve owned as of late has worn a Michelin or BFG product at each corner. And today that’s set to change as The Jag is getting a new set of tires from a company with which my experience level is zero.
Vredestein has been cranking out tires for more than 100 years. The Dutch company is well known throughout Europe, but not quite as familiar here in the States. Friends I know who’ve put the product on their own vehicles have nothing but positive things to say. And now I’m going to see if I can report more of the same.
The Jag is getting a set of Vredestein’s Sprint Classic tires. I think the look of the tire fits the car perfectly. Also, the Classic line offers the right mix of sizes for older cars. Paired with the gold BBS wheels I recently picked up, this set of 215/70VR15 tires should look excellent under the fenders of Coventry’s “finest”. I should note, of course, that Vredestein sent these over free of charge. Michelin and BFG have been kind enough to do the same over the years as well, which we’ve noted when applicable.
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