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Omega Help Area => Omega General Help => Topic started by: Enceladus on 28 December 2019, 22:35:18

Title: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Enceladus on 28 December 2019, 22:35:18
Are these the good value tyres (https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-finder/s=3/summer,winter,all-season/t=1/car/p=1/accelera/r=1/225-55-r16) mentioned below?

Winters not in stock, but can't argue with this...

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m62b0s293p131519/Accelera_Tyres_Car_Accelera_PhiR_Accelera_Phi_R_-_225_55_R16_99W_XL_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_C_Wet_Grip%3A_C_NoiseClass%3A_2_Noise%3A_72dB

 :y

Obviously plus fitting, here that's £15 per wheel...
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: biggriffin on 29 December 2019, 08:43:57
Oooo a tyre thread, ;)
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Webby the Bear on 29 December 2019, 11:12:17
Here we go 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Webby the Bear on 29 December 2019, 11:13:09
Iíll start proceedings....

No. Theyíre ditch finders. Utter shit 👍👍👍
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: dave the builder on 29 December 2019, 12:54:41
But as the OPs avatar says London .....
no ditches or hedges to find , and with a maximum speed around London of about 7 mph ,perhaps anything black and round would do  ;D   
probably no call for winter tyres either ,any snow would be cleared quickly in London ,unlike "up north "

If the OP leaves London in his car, and gets it to reasonable speeds ,then cheap tyres should be avoided on a 1.8 ton car ,
or any car really ,unless you drive like Miss Daisy .

My 2 pence worth  ;D


Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 29 December 2019, 15:47:50
I have had a set of them on my Omega for the last year or so. No problems to report with them, other than the limit in the wet is lower than the limit would be on tyres costing three times the price, but that's to be expected.
They are certainly a hell of a lot better than Jinyu and other budget brands I have driven when fitted to Omegas .
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 29 December 2019, 15:58:29
For the extra £20, these would be a better bet, but for the price, currently £51, those Accelera are the best of the plastic tyres ;)
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: biggriffin on 29 December 2019, 16:29:17
Just looked at the Posh Vectra, and the tyres on that are made by a perfume company, ;D
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 29 December 2019, 16:31:13
For the extra £20, these would be a better bet, but for the price, currently £51, those Accelera are the best of the plastic tyres ;)
Forgot the link :-[

Avons, from Camskill, £71 each ;)
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 29 December 2019, 16:53:25
If your budget is tight, I'm sure that they will be fine for Londinium use.  :y
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Migv6 le Frog Fan on 29 December 2019, 17:33:19
Fine for general use imo, as long as you don't intend driving like Eboy.com. Ime cheap tyres on Omegas are often dangerous in the wet - very low grip and letting go suddenly. You really don't want that in a car weighing 1.7 tons, as once past a certain point its often not easy to retrieve the situation. Accelleras are much better than that imo. Limit of wet grip not stupidly low, and loss of grip more progressive than  various other ditchfinders.
I do drive reasonably sedately these days though, but most other Omega drivers probably do too.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: STEMO on 29 December 2019, 19:04:44
Can you get these down there:

https://www.barnsley-tyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/68742/GT+Radial+Champiro+FE1+22555R16

I have them on my astra (although they're more expensive for some reason) and they've been good for the last 25,000 miles.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Enceladus on 30 December 2019, 00:39:47
Can you get these down there:

https://www.barnsley-tyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/68742/GT+Radial+Champiro+FE1+22555R16

I have them on my astra (although they're more expensive for some reason) and they've been good for the last 25,000 miles.
I've checked and yes the Champiros can be had for around £82 fitted. Presumably down to higher fitting costs in London.

But are they any better than the Acceleras? The Acceleras can be had for £43 ea delivered and about £25 fitting, VAT and disposal, so £68 a corner. And £82 for the Champiro is only £7 less than the Avon ZV7s fully fitted from a local dealer. So in that respect the GT Radial doesn't look like good value for money.

The problem with London is that it is Battle of the Somme territory, there are potholes more like shell craters everywhere, high kerbs, broken kerbs, screws raining from builder's vans and so on. Any tyre will be scrap due to damage before it wears out. Tough is important, so I like the sound of XL rated tyres as opposed to the standard 95W versions. And Doc Gollum says the Acceleras are fine on his Omega and 5 series.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 30 December 2019, 02:44:58
They were Winters ;)
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: TheBoy on 30 December 2019, 10:46:03
For the extra £20, these would be a better bet, but for the price, currently £51, those Accelera are the best of the plastic tyres ;)
Forgot the link :-[

Avons, from Camskill, £71 each ;)
Trouble with Camskill is the then £15-£20 a corner for fitting, which makes it a bloody expensive mid range tyre.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: TheBoy on 30 December 2019, 10:51:56
Not drive the Phi's on an Omega, but some members here said they weren't as good as the previous Alphas.  I have driven the Alphas on Omegas, and they are definitely middle of the road budgets.

If on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the completely lethal Autogrip FS10x and 10 being PS4, I'd put the Alpha at around a 3.  Scale based on your likelihood of living, ie, outright grip in both lateral and longitudinal grip, consistency of grip.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Webby the Bear on 30 December 2019, 13:23:14
Iíll chip in and add that the Kumhos Iíve got are comfy, quiet and weíre Cheap.

Iíll also add though that I fit my own tyres so save a lot on that. Iíll also add that I am miss daisy so eBoys the best one to listen to. Even though he tells me heís a reformed character I still reckon heíd be a rally driver compared to me 🤣
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Webby the Bear on 30 December 2019, 13:24:05
Oh and mine are summer tyres. No idea about the winter versions.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: TheBoy on 30 December 2019, 13:49:06
Iíll chip in and add that the Kumhos Iíve got are comfy, quiet and weíre Cheap.

Iíll also add though that I fit my own tyres so save a lot on that. Iíll also add that I am miss daisy so eBoys the best one to listen to. Even though he tells me heís a reformed character I still reckon heíd be a rally driver compared to me 🤣
Kuhmos are a mid range tyre. Downside is they provide insufficient feedback when on the limit, so never quite sure when they are going to kill you ;D

Annoyingly, they have started to get a bit pricey - they used to be a midrange tyre at a budget price, but are now a mid range tyre at a mid range price.  One of the better midrange though, IMHO.

I'd give them a 6 on the aforementioned scale, losing a point on the (lack of) feedback.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: TheBoy on 30 December 2019, 13:50:48
Oh and mine are summer tyres. No idea about the winter versions.
I don't think the winters here justify a winter tyre, as long as the summer tyres you buy are decent.

Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: biggriffin on 30 December 2019, 14:10:44
Your in that London place, there's plenty of  little side street, tyre fitting places that do some good deals, and I would think you could get the tyre that you want fitted, for £70 a corner.
 Stop over thinking a simple issue.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Webby the Bear on 30 December 2019, 15:16:28
Iíll chip in and add that the Kumhos Iíve got are comfy, quiet and weíre Cheap.

Iíll also add though that I fit my own tyres so save a lot on that. Iíll also add that I am miss daisy so eBoys the best one to listen to. Even though he tells me heís a reformed character I still reckon heíd be a rally driver compared to me 🤣
Kuhmos are a mid range tyre. Downside is they provide insufficient feedback when on the limit, so never quite sure when they are going to kill you ;D

Annoyingly, they have started to get a bit pricey - they used to be a midrange tyre at a budget price, but are now a mid range tyre at a mid range price.  One of the better midrange though, IMHO.

I'd give them a 6 on the aforementioned scale, losing a point on the (lack of) feedback.

An excellent review. However Iím pleased to confirm that being on the limit doesnít happen for me 🤣

The only driving limit I seem to constantly exceed is the quantity of fuel I have. 😖😖😖😖
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Enceladus on 30 December 2019, 23:37:19
Your in that London place, there's plenty of  little side street, tyre fitting places that do some good deals, and I would think you could get the tyre that you want fitted, for £70 a corner.
 Stop over thinking a simple issue.
They're disappearing faster than pubs. A decent sized premises is worth far more as a building site than as a business.
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: 78bex on 31 December 2019, 00:21:54
Your in that London place, there's plenty of  little side street, tyre fitting places that do some good deals, and I would think you could get the tyre that you want fitted, for £70 a corner.
 Stop over thinking a simple issue.
They're disappearing faster than pubs. A decent sized premises is worth far more as a building site than as a business.

I dropped a young Polish gal I work with up to a strange place called Feltham just before Xmas. Her sister used to work in a local pub, but some upgrades were made & that pub is now a Tesco Express   :o
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 31 December 2019, 01:46:04
They've been doing that for years...
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: biggriffin on 31 December 2019, 07:44:53
Your in that London place, there's plenty of  little side street, tyre fitting places that do some good deals, and I would think you could get the tyre that you want fitted, for £70 a corner.
 Stop over thinking a simple issue.
They're disappearing faster than pubs. A decent sized premises is worth far more as a building site than as a business.

I dropped a young Polish gal I work with up to a strange place called Feltham just before Xmas. Her sister used to work in a local pub, but some upgrades were made & that pub is now a Tesco Express   :o


 When ever I'm about my business, I see no end of little tyre places, I must just be lucky ;)
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: aaronjb on 31 December 2019, 08:30:19
Your in that London place, there's plenty of  little side street, tyre fitting places that do some good deals, and I would think you could get the tyre that you want fitted, for £70 a corner.
 Stop over thinking a simple issue.
They're disappearing faster than pubs. A decent sized premises is worth far more as a building site than as a business.

I dropped a young Polish gal I work with up to a strange place called Feltham just before Xmas. Her sister used to work in a local pub, but some upgrades were made & that pub is now a Tesco Express   :o

Nice of you to save her the walk of shame :y ;D
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: 78bex on 31 December 2019, 15:06:29
Your in that London place, there's plenty of  little side street, tyre fitting places that do some good deals, and I would think you could get the tyre that you want fitted, for £70 a corner.
 Stop over thinking a simple issue.
They're disappearing faster than pubs. A decent sized premises is worth far more as a building site than as a business.

I dropped a young Polish gal I work with up to a strange place called Feltham just before Xmas. Her sister used to work in a local pub, but some upgrades were made & that pub is now a Tesco Express   :o

Nice of you to save her the walk of shame :y ;D

I thought it was my duty to.........   :-[
Nah she`s well out of my league, although I did get a peck on the cheek  ;D
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: cam.in.head on 31 December 2019, 16:11:34
these tyre choices are usually a very personal thing depending on what you want.
my mate is a taxi driver and does a lot of mileage,he rents the car from base and they usually fit the longest lasting hardest tyre to save money whereas i dont do a lot of mileage per car so i want the softest comfiest tyres i can find as longevity of tread wear is not a consideration .
my personal taste is goodyear and my omega has efficient grips which i find excellent.
it did have some budget tyres on when i got it which were very hard and apoeared to have lasted nearly 30,000 with good tread still on. they would have lasted me forever ! lol
forget the make now thou
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Webby the Bear on 31 December 2019, 17:48:53
My old BCTs were on my car for 6 years. Itís true that my annual mileage is only around 7k miles but when I replaced them last year they still had 7mm tread on  ::) ;D

They were replaced as they were rock hard and perished to fook in the tread. Also the car crashed in to pot holes. Thatís been drastically improved with the new tyres. Could replace front shockers as well to make it silky smooth but Iím broke as a joke 🤣
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: biggriffin on 31 December 2019, 21:29:36
Your in that London place, there's plenty of  little side street, tyre fitting places that do some good deals, and I would think you could get the tyre that you want fitted, for £70 a corner.
 Stop over thinking a simple issue.
They're disappearing faster than pubs. A decent sized premises is worth far more as a building site than as a business.

I dropped a young Polish gal I work with up to a strange place called Feltham just before Xmas. Her sister used to work in a local pub, but some upgrades were made & that pub is now a Tesco Express   :o

Nice of you to save her the walk of shame :y ;D

I thought it was my duty to.........   :-[
Nah she`s well out of my league, although I did get a peck on the cheek  ;D


 Now if you'd of had a Marina, with plush  velour seats, the outcome might have been more than a peck on the cheek. :) ;)
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: Kevin Wood on 01 January 2020, 09:48:01
Yep, probably a wait in the rain for the AA.  ;D
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: biggriffin on 01 January 2020, 14:37:29
Yep, probably a wait in the rain for the AA.  ;D


Yes but think of how Lord Opti would keep her warm whilst waiting for the wurzel to come and fix it. :)
Title: Re: Accelera Tyres
Post by: cam.in.head on 01 January 2020, 14:59:11
My old BCTs were on my car for 6 years. Itís true that my annual mileage is only around 7k miles but when I replaced them last year they still had 7mm tread on  ::)
thats the ones ! yes remember now.   must be very hard compound.receipt for 30,000 miles ago and still had good tread but cracking between.goodyears are way softer so keep an eye out for them and stock up as they appear !    ( like everything else ! ! )