E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum

The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum
Use this forum to discuss anything in relation to wheels to tires to offsets.
Sponsored by The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
LittleBear
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Brklyn. Got a Problem wit dat?
Posts: 752
My Ride: 2001 330i
UTQG tire rating fraud?

Hello BMW Experts!
Lately we have seen a few car companies getting in trouble for inflating their mileage ratings on new cars, such as Hyundai/Kia. These tests are done by the manufacturers, and not by an independent tester.
The tire UTQG ratings are also done by the manufacturer. Are these wear & traction ratings checked out by the authorities often enough for us to have confidence in them? Are there any cases where a manufacturer has been caught inflating them.
Are the UTQG #s something we can trust and use?

Murf
__________________
"The Indian smiles, he thinks that the cowboy is his friend. The cowboy smiles, he is glad the Indian is fooled. Now he can exploit him"
LittleBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 01-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
VMRWheels
Sponsor
 
VMRWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 10,485
My Ride: 2002 AW 325ci
Send a message via AIM to VMRWheels Send a message via Yahoo to VMRWheels
Unfortunately due to the fact that each manufacturer performs these tests, the results can't be very accurate between companies. I would say they are a good indication between models of the same brand though. It would be nice if there was one test agency that issued these ratings though, so that every tire manufacturer was on a level playing field and you could accurately gauge these ratings.

In terms of real world driving though, I would just look at tires and expect general performance out of them, rather than looking strictly at the numbers. For instance, if you're comparing a Hankook Ventus V12 to a Continental DWS, you probably will enjoy more performance oriented driving out of the Hankooks and get longer life out of the Continentals. There are other factors that play into whether the tire lasts as long as the manufacturer states anyway.
__________________
Andrey @ VMR | Wheels
Tel: 714-442-7916 EXT 110 | Email: andrey@velocitymotoring.com

Facebook! | Flickr! | Blog! | Instagram!
*** WINTER WHEEL/TIRE SALE!! ***
VMRWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use