Dangerous in the wet
Very quite and fairly priced, well when used on dry roads. Absolutely woeful on a wet road, can’t go round a round about at more than 20kph without traction control cutting in. The most dangerous tire I’ve ever had the misfortune of buying, pulling them off at just 5000km to go back to bridge stones, DO NOT BUY!
Purchased in February 2020 at JAX Tyres.
Replaced 4 tyres on our Subaru XV (MY14). Did the research before purchasing at Jax Tyres (Townsville) $545 around 18 months ago. Great ware characteristics, handling is sure footed in wet and dry conditions, low noise and excellent ride. Made by Hankook. I'm ex motor trade with over 40 years professional driving experience and these tyres are exceptional. No hesitation in recommending.
Purchased in April 2019 at JAX Tyres for $545.00.
What a FANTASTIC Tyre!
First of all, I take back ever thing bad I said about these tyres. At first I was like "Laufenn"???But let me tell you, GRIP, Ease pf Steering, Better Braking,Smooth ride, Quiet drive, Road Holding, Better Acceleration, WOW! I only just bought them on 1 Oct 2020, but let me tell you, I'm 58, Ex Racing Driver, and these tyres impressed me from get go.
I drive a POLO Gti and NOT shy to drive,... (well NOT like a old man) and these tyres have seriously impressed me. I couldn't afford what I wanted(Bridgestones at $1250.00) But these Laufenns at $636.00 x4, let me tell you, I'm GLAD I couldn't afford the Bridgestones, as I would have NEVER had the Pleasure of these Laufenns.!!! Forget the name. Just try the tyre. I bought 205/45/17 LK01 - WOW!
Purchased in October 2020 at Bridgestone Select for $636.00.
WILL BUY AGAIN AND RECCOMEND
Got these fitted 6000 ks ago by JAX in Burleigh heads and I cant fault them.Been down to the snow and back (3500 ks round trip)and drove in every condition possible,snow,off road,nsw road,highway,torential rain,fire trails,uncles farm etc and they performed perfectly.No major signs of wear(or minor),braking and corners in the wet is no issue.Hoy just buy some they are top value. JAX are great no runaround straightforward to deal with
Purchased in July 2019 at JAX Tyres.
In April last year (2018) I put a set of 215/16 Laufenn tyres on my AU Falcon as I had to go to QLD from Geelong to pick up a tandem trailer with a car on it. I previously had a set of cheap junk tyres on it but were new. they were not good in the wet so I got the Laufenn tyres on and they are absolutely fantastic in the wet. For a clunky old AU with no ABS it stopped like a race car with these Laufenn's on it. Just as good in the wet as in the dry. Its now May 2019 and they hardly show signs of wear. I've just rotated them for the first time now. HIGHLY recommended from me
Purchased in April 2018 at Highway Tyres.
Unexpectedly Good Tyre
I replaced Continental Sport Contact 5's 235/50R18 with the Laufenn's. Immediate impression was how quiet they were on all types of bitumen, on some of which the Conti's were that noisy, they detracted from the Kuga. The Laufenn's also disperse water and do not aquaplane at all. I'm impressed considering I paid $175.00 each for them. They certainly are NOT a budget tyre.
Excellent value for money and performance.
Was looking for Hankook tyres and found the next best thing, and since these tyres are made by Hankook, I knew I had the next best thing. Durable, grippy, quiet, good looking, and excellent value for money tyres. I know what I'll be having fitted next time I need tyres.
Great value and performance
So I imported a car from Japan which came with partially worn front and rear Bridgestone Potenza Run Flat Tyres.
Honestly, I didn't have a budget to replace them like for like and after speaking to a couple of dealers and friends from the trade, chose the option to install Laufenn S Fit EQ (225/45R17) and Laufenn S Fit AS (245/40R17) tires on the car.
Prior to install, the OEM run flats were loud and hummed a fair bit especially with the sport suspension - post install the Laufenn tyres are quiet and I've yet to lose any traction in the...wet - neither has the traction control kicked in. I was surprised to learn that Laufenn is an affordable Hankook manufactured tyre. The tread pattern resembles one o Hankook's premium tyres which sell for $200+ each. I had the option to install a non-brand backed tyre like Delta, Landsail, Ecowind, etc. which cost $90-95 each in the sizes that I needed - these tyres are great value if the main objective is tread wear aka longevity. But having bought a premium car, I refused to compromise too much and decided upon Laufenn as the best value - oh and did i mention they had an easter sale on these? :) usually cost 30-35% more.
Surprisingly good tyres
Had 4 of these fitted a few month ago to our Proton Satria, and haven't found anything but good a experience so far. Not much road noise (compared to the Continental tyres on previously). Grip also seems good - having tried a few times to test the limit on wet roads with heavy handling and braking and tyres have not slipped, nor felt like they were close to doing so. Our second car has Pirelli P7's, and I can say these tyres so far perform just as well.
Great value for money
These tyres replaced the Turanzas the car came equipped with about 4 months and so far are performing great.
The Laufenns were some of the cheaper tyres you could get for my Holden but they're good value for money. They're pretty grippy both on the dry and wet and have about the same road noise as Turanzas did (maybe even quieter). After 4 months of use the tyres are still in good condition and have rarely had to fill them up.
Great value for money
Purchased these 235/45/17's for my ute, they replaced Yokohama A Drives which were good tyres but quite a bit dearer. I wasn't expecting much considering I'd paid under $120 each fitted, as I've had bad experiences with cheap tyres before. As far as tyre noise and wet weather road holding goes I would say that these are as good as the Yokohama's if not better. I can't comment about tyre wear yet, but I'd be more than happy if I got the same wear as the Yokohamas 60,000 Kay's.
Purchased in March 2017 at Highway Tyres for $115.00.
Performance & comfort well beyond price expectations
New sub-brand introduced by Hankook. Manufactured in Indonesia, these replaced Kumhos on my
Kia Koup and are excellent, as good as Pirelli & Bridgestone tyres I've used in the past. Quiet & smooth riding, with good grip in the wet, not sure what wear will be like but at price paid from Jax, I'm very happy.
UPDATE JULY '17: after 6 months & 10k+ kms, still very happy with these tyres. Wear indicates I should
easily get 50k which is great for the grip they provide, Would still recommend Laufenn S Grip.
Questions & Answers
Where are Laufenn tyres made ?
asia somewhere not china they are basically hankook im told
Laufenn Tires are made in Indonesia and are a sub-brand of South Korean tire company, Hankook Tires
I thought they were made in Hungary but yes part of Hankook I believe, or at least made in the Hankook factory.
Has anyone purchased these tyre for a front wheel drive V6... Given the extra weight, was wondering how they are re wear?
My Ford Probe is a front wheel drive V6, and I have these tyres on the front. I can honestly and without \bias say that they are brilliant. I highly recommend them.
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