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Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? #4680766
02/28/18 05:03 PM
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Eosyn Offline OP
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I'm researching tires for my '15 Malibu and found the Vredestein Quatrac 5 on Tirerack.com at a very nice price. It's the first time I've heard of this brand and found that it's a European brand. Anyone familiar with this brand? Are they a decent company that makes good tires?

I was going to go with Pirelli Cinturato P7 all season plus but after seeing the reviews and price of both, I'm leaning more toward the Vrederstein Quatrac 5.

Thoughts on the two?


02 Toyota Celica GT: 194k, VML 5W30/Denso filter
05 Toyota Corolla LE: 151k, VML 5W30/Bosch filter
15 Chevy Malibu LT: 37k, VML 0W20/Denso filter
Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4680803
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Siped all-season tire thumbsup

Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4680807
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I have seen them here and there, and they never showed any signs of abnormal wear. They seem to be highly regarded by users online. Looking at the speed rating and tread design, I'd pass on the Pirellis for this tire.


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07 IS250 100K Napa 10w30, FULL
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Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4680877
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Excellent tires. Ran them earlier on Saabs and Volvo's.

Sam


2005 Highlander 3.3L PC Duron 0W30, 47k
1993 Volvo 245 Delo 10W30, 140k
1993 Volvo 244 Delo 10W30, 152k

Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4680921
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They are quality tires. In fact, Vredestein invented the all-season with the 3-peak sign about 25 years ago with the original Quatrac in 1993, beating Nokian's original WR by many years smile

If you're going to use an all-season and snow traction is important, and you can't or won't use separate winter tires, then get the Quatrac 5 or another all-season with the 3-peak, like the Goodyear Weatherready, Toyo Celsius, or Nokian's WRG3 (or the upcoming WRG4)

But between the two tires you're considering, easily the Vredestein thumbsup

Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4680947
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CR rated them well but behind the other all weather tires mentioned above. But they will be a step ahead of the Pirellis in bad weather. A very good tire esp being located in MI. If you're ok with the price then I wouldn't hesitate.

Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4681000
02/28/18 09:37 PM
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I put a set on the Clubman. They are an excellent Grand Touring all-season tire.


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: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4681014
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Not many reviews on tire rack for that tire , but the reviews that are there are from northern states with tough winters and wet springs and they get good reviews for snow and wet performance. Lots more reviews and test results from European sites and the tire get pretty good ratings.From what I can gather it is a above average all season tire that is above ave for snow and wet performance. For that price point it is probably hard to beat them. The German "tiretest" dot com rates them pretty well.


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2009 Sonata :189K
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Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4681047
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In the 60's and early 70's, their "dog bone" tread tires were really popular.

Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4681052
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I bought vredestein tires for my early 80s Honda Accord hatch with a 5speed. Unstoppable in snow I don't remember any real issues.


2007 G6 beater.2012 E450 box truck. 2018 Chevy Traverse.2017 E450 box truck.2017 Chevy 3500 extend cargo van.
Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4681121
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Eosyn Offline OP
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Thank you for all the replies and advice. Looks like I will give the Quatrac 5 a try over the Pirelli.

As Slacktide_Bitog says, I AM looking for an AS tire with good performance in snow and wet conditions. At $108 (Vredestein) vs. $156 (Pirelli), I guess it's a no-brainer thumbsup Cheers2


02 Toyota Celica GT: 194k, VML 5W30/Denso filter
05 Toyota Corolla LE: 151k, VML 5W30/Bosch filter
15 Chevy Malibu LT: 37k, VML 0W20/Denso filter
Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4681256
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Look at Walmart from pricing and store pickup, they always beat tirerack. Vredestein were a great tire, I had them on my 65 Lotus Cortina in the 70's but they are now owned by Apollo of India, I have no idea if the quality has been effected.
Personally I would go with the Pirelli, I have them on a few cars and in the NE we get plenty snow, they are no problem on a FWD car.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pirelli-Cinturato-P7-All-Season-Plus-225-55R17-97H/43082034

Last edited by Trav; 03/01/18 07:44 AM.

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Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Trav] #4681316
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Good price

Last edited by Char Baby; 03/01/18 09:22 AM.

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Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: MCompact] #4681329
03/01/18 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted By: MCompact
I put a set on the Clubman. They are an excellent Grand Touring all-season tire.

Here is MCOMPACT's review thread

Am I crazy? When I was looking at the Prius v (Wagon) I was looking for these tires, not some LRR's.....


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Re: Thoughts on Vredestein Quatrac 5? [Re: Eosyn] #4681335
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Tirerack did a review of hem
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=231

Summary: Vredestein Quatrac 5 (Grand Touring All-Season, 225/50R17 98Y)

What We Liked: Impressive and easy to drive in the wet, fast in the dry.
What We'd Improve: Could use a reduction in both tread noise and impact noise.
Conclusion: A good Grand Touring All-Season tire with very few compromises.


Also keep in mind that they are rated much lower treadwear than the equivalent Pirelli, only 45k vs 70k for my tire size.


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