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TSReVolVolution
post Apr 22 2018, 06:59 PM, updated 7 months ago

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I’m giving my feedback here to those who are contemplating on getting either Yokohama Fleva V701 OR Hankook Ventus V12 evo 2. Hence, allow me to give my 2 pennies worth as I have used BOTH tyres!

Yokohama Fleva V701 (used for 1 year, below 7K kms)
- quietness 5/10
It’s quite quiet at first when you install (I do mean quite only) but the tyre noise gets louder as the tyre ages to the point where the tyres are no longer considered as QUIET tyres as most people proclaims.

- grip 5/10
Did some rounds to GENTING and the tyres just squeals as almost every corner. Not so confidence here.

- wet grip 7/10
Well, perhaps it shines here but not by much as I didn’t encounter any aquaplanning.

- comfort 6.5/10
Because of the stiffer side walls (at least to my point of view) the comfort is sacrificed a little here.

Overall 5.5/10
With the price below the premium tyres such as PS4 etc, it’s quite predictable that you don’t expect much from these tyres. What annoys me the most is the tyre noise. I used to use S drive last time and I had to change the tyres after 2K kms because of the unbearable road noise. I must say that these Fleva which is a replacement of S drive is not much better.



Hankook Ventus V12evo2 K120 (used for 6 months, below 4K kms)
- quietness 8/10
Now I know that some test shown that the Fleva and V12 dB is about the same but I feel that the V12s are much quieter tyres.

- grip 7/10
Good grip no drama here. Although I have not tried going up GENTING but I did a high speed test and it performs well.

- wet grip 7/10
Although some users commented that these tyres don’t perform well in wet, I believe it’s about the same as Fleva. So, am satisfied with it.

- comfort 7.5/10
The side walls are perhaps a tad less stiff than Fleva. Hence, comfort is better. It absorbs uneven roads better.

Overall 7.5/10
I’m comparing both Fleva and V12s here and I find that the V12s are a tad cheaper than Fleva but it performs much better than Fleva. Therefore, I would recommend buyers who are in a dilemma on choosing V12s or Fleva, just go for V12s.


Disclaimer : My comments above is based on my own personal usage and is not paid by any companies to promote or discuss on their tyres. icon_rolleyes.gif


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TSReVolVolution
post Apr 24 2018, 07:39 PM

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QUOTE(6UE5T @ Apr 23 2018, 10:50 PM)
Nice reviews!  thumbsup.gif  I'm using the V12E2 now but not eager to try the Fleva as I already suspected it would not be as good, so finally somebody confirms what I thought so too.  The Fleva also has not done well (or even bad) in the limited tests that was done on it in Europe (by Autobild).  Considering the price though I'd score the V12E2 higher than yours, maybe somewhere around 8-8.5. smile.gif
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Wow.. 8-8.5 is quite high. biggrin.gif

Have you compared the v12s vs other makes?
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post Apr 26 2018, 10:16 AM

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QUOTE(6UE5T @ Apr 24 2018, 08:53 PM)
Yes, so far I have used these: the old Michelin Pilot Preceda and PS3, Goodyear F1D5 & F1A2, Continental CSC3 & 5, and this V12E2. The best one I'd say still the CSC5 but this V12E2 along with the F1A2 follow very close already and I'd rate the V12E2 better than the rest overall, even PS3.
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Good range of tyres bro. I've tried RE003, PS3, MC5, Primacy, Eagle F1Asym, etc.

I think this V12s are quieter than RE003 and PS3. Eagle F1 is nice but I don't trust their quality since it had sidewall cracks after 3 years or so. Whereas, PS3 is good but there are complaints (which I experienced) that the tyres just 'shredded" off. Hence, quality is questionable.
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post Apr 27 2018, 04:47 PM

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QUOTE(tonitoni @ Apr 26 2018, 01:48 PM)
Agreed with TS on advan Fleva dry grip, disappointed with it. My previous tyre was Re003, much better on dry grip but lose in wet compare to Fleva. Sidewall of Re003 are more aggresive than fleva which more suit with my car. I feel fleva's sidewall already too soft for my car, thus, V12E2 sidewall are too soft?
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From my experience and feeling, fleva’s sidewalls are perhaps 20% stiffer than v12s. My ride is already quite stiff as it’s a performance based car and I actually want softer sidewalls instead.

Look at it this way, how often do we ‘trash’ our car. 80-90% of the time, I drive like an average joe. Hence, softer sidewalls are better for me as my set up is quite stiff already.

I’ll update more when I have the chance to test these types on Genting roads.
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post May 15 2019, 02:37 PM

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Been quite a while since the last I updated this.

I've recently purchase another round of v12e2 for another vehicle. To my surprise, it wasn't as quiet as my first purchase in 2018. Also, it seems it's quite difficult to find tyre manufactured in this year 2019. Most of the stockist are giving 2018 or even worst 2017.

Anyway, I manage to get this year's tyres ie 2019. However, it's kinda more noisier than the first I remembered. Of course it may not be a fair comparison as I was using Primacy 3ST in this vehicle before I changed it to v12.

Anyhow, I'll need to monitor it further. Maybe it needs a little run in. Who knows...
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post May 17 2019, 10:42 PM

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QUOTE(hafiez @ May 15 2019, 08:31 PM)
u just getting older laugh.gif
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QUOTE(AaronLJW @ May 17 2019, 03:21 PM)
Tyre newer not necessarily better you should know that.. 2018 tires is good as the compound has stable make it more durable
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It’s the same v12evo2 tyres. Just that one was manufactured in 2018 and the other is 2019. Anyway, too soon to say. Maybe my ears just got hyper sensitive. Who knows..

 

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