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Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review #4638790
01/18/18 02:01 PM
01/18/18 02:01 PM
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In early December I installed a set on the Clubman; the car has the base alloy wheels that take 175/65R15 conventional tires(this Cooper had to be special ordered, as it has Comfort Access, navigation, SiriusXM, and sport seats- an uncommon option set on a base model). One of the primary reasons I went with the Quatrac 5 was the fact it is an all-season tire that also wears the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol.
Over the past several days we've received several inches of snow and a bit of ice. The car performed like a champ on our un-plowed gravel farm road as well as on some snow covered secondary roads. On dry and wet pavement the handling is very good for a Grand Touring tire with an H speed rating, and NVH is excellent as well. At $67/tire from Tire Rack I think that the Quatrac 5 is a screaming bargain.


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2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

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Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact] #4638803
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It's what I'm planning on for the Volvo. Glad to know they're good!


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Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact] #4638840
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Surprised the price is so low. Its the cheapest winter tire on tirerack.com for my 215/55-17 size. And they appear to be a decent quality tire, and NOT made in a third-world country (Netherlands)! My expensive Michelin X-Ice3's are made in Thailand by comparison. X-Ice3's are great but these Quatracs look quite good as well.

Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact] #4638860
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Had a set as my intermediate tires on my smart car. Was quite impressed with them, even in the snow.


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Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact] #4639045
01/18/18 06:35 PM
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Glad they are serving you well thumbsup

How many miles have you put on them? smile

Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: oil_film_movies] #4639110
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Surprised the price is so low. Its the cheapest winter tire on tirerack.com for my 215/55-17 size. And they appear to be a decent quality tire, and NOT made in a third-world country (Netherlands)! My expensive Michelin X-Ice3's are made in Thailand by comparison. X-Ice3's are great but these Quatracs look quite good as well.


Except that its not a winter tire.

Its a mountain/snowflake rated All-season.

Possibly in the "all-weather" category.

Definitely not winter only.


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Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: Rand] #4639150
01/18/18 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rand
Except that its not a winter tire. Its a mountain/snowflake rated All-season. Possibly in the "all-weather" category. Definitely not winter only.
Yes there are shades of gray when looking at these tires. The Quatrac does a pretty good job being a jack of all trades. The X-Ice3 might be a little better on ice/snow than the Quatrac, yet the X-Ice3 retains a lot of dry hot weather performance and long teadlife. (Luv those X-Ice3's!!!)
Certainly new technology in tires have allowed all-season tires to become all-weather tires more now. I like not having to change tires at the seasons.

Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact] #4639205
01/18/18 08:39 PM
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Vredestein have a very good reputation.

I out All Seasons on my wifes 2014 Picanto as I was giving it to my daughter for her Birthday.

I wanted it to have brand new tyres.

The tyre shop tried for Vredesteins but there was only 3 in stock in the UK in the size I wanted. 165/60/14.

So went with Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2.

A pity as I wanted to try Vredesteins again.

I don't doubt they will serve you well.


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Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4639244
01/18/18 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Glad they are serving you well thumbsup

How many miles have you put on them? smile


So far we've only put @600 miles on them.


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact] #4640238
01/19/18 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: MCompact
So far we've only put @600 miles on them.


Cool! I hope you get many more enjoyable miles out of them. Please keep us updated smile

Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact] #4653395
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We had set of Vredesteins's Quatrac 3 tires on my wife's Saab 9-3SC for a few years, 2009 - 2012?. They wore faster than I had hoped but otherwise they were great tires. I guess early wear is a logical trade-off for a tire designed to also be great in winter snow and ice.


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