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INSA Turbo tyres

Postby silverbullet » 10 Jul 2017, 13:05

I know that these are remanufactured (remoulds) but they look to be very good value for money.

Camskills list several types but not this one, which looks like a really good all-rounder http://www.insaturbo.com/ver/en/ficha/t ... 4rVHJhYw==

But they do have these (or rather it's update) http://www.insaturbo.com/ver/en/ficha/s ... tUcmFjaw==

At 96T rating they are ok for the T3 axle weights and top speed, not that I am in the habit of going for the max GVW :wink:
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby Jimaroid » 10 Jul 2017, 13:54

I used to use them on my Jimny off-roader and all my pals used them on their SJs & Defenders etc. Brilliant tyres off-road for both big and small vehicles and they're well recommended if you do most of your driving in mud HOWEVER the thing that catches people out is that they make a horrendous noise on tarmac to the point of becoming almost unbearable for every-day type of motoring. If you're happy to keep them on a spare set of wheels and swap when necessary there's nothing better than Special Track's off-road IMO.
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby silverbullet » 10 Jul 2017, 16:27

Thanks for the tip-off! I guessed that they would howl quite a bit on the road and yes these would be play tyres.
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby eltee » 11 Jul 2017, 11:20

run mine in winter on insa turbo sahara, don't really feel they are that noisy, but I swap them out in April for the all terrains.

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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby jed the spread » 11 Jul 2017, 18:01

I had the Insa Turbo Dakars for a while on my Doka as a mess around spare set. At the time they were the same pattern as the BFG M/T's and at the time I was doing quite a bit of driving with Jake around the south of England on chalk where there is lots of flint and didn't want to shred expensive tyres. I didn't want to wreck my BFG A/T's. I am not sure if it is because they are remoulds but the rolling radius of them was miles bigger than the same size Goodrich tyre and they did bounce the van around quite a bit. I didn't go for the Saharas as they have to roll a certain way. When driving up north on off road weekends I didn't want to drive home on a spare rolling the wrong way incase it messed up the VC but of course there is only a 50/50 chance of that but you know it will always be the glass is half empty when you don't want it to be hey!

I remember when we did Strater Florida with Rich and Lee the first time and Rich got a brand new set of tyres fitted the week before and sliced right through a side wall so a cheap set of cheap tyres for messing around is no bad thing IMHO.

Those special tracks will be brutal to use, a lot of people get stick for using them on byways as they rip up ground like a good un.

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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby volks_womble » 11 Jul 2017, 18:20

We used to use the special tracks on my brothers Range Rover - they are a copy of the Simex Jungle Trekker, an available in smaller sizes. 235/85-16 in this case. We later graduated to 35" Simex on our challenge truck...

They do tend to dig if you have a propensity to spin your wheels, but if you can manage good clutch control, they actually do less damage to some surfaces.

They are brutal on the dive train tho. We wrecked several differentials after they span and then suddenly got grip!
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby silverbullet » 12 Jul 2017, 11:22

Thanks chaps, good points all round. I hadn't considered directional tread and spare tyre issues...

They do seem to have quite a low load rating , 96 instead of the usual 100/104, maybe this makes them a bit more flexible and "bouncy" or that could be down to the rubber compound?

Hard to know whether to stick with good ol' M/T pattern which seem to work for most people, or have a grippier tyre and drive a little more gently.

Having said that, being a petrol van man usually requires a slightly more aggressive driving technique compared to a diesel (let's not go there eh?)
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby Macflai » 13 Jul 2017, 20:11

I have been buying Insa Turbo tyres for a long time for my 2 Land Rover, Defender and Discovery and also for my T3 Syncro. T3 Syncro set of tyres are "Mountain" model, I have been driving off and onroad since 2013 IIRC, and no problems at all.
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby hugomonkey » 13 Jul 2017, 22:49

i´ve got these, fantastic tyre brilliant off road and pretty much no road noise +winter rated, easily as good as my bfg ko2 and a fraction of the price https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/ ... 01q-473445
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby eltee » 14 Jul 2017, 09:43

thought it was to good to be true, my photobucket account has just dropped off, so I looked at the costs, $399.99 a year to host 3rd party photos,
so I wont be doing that then
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby Syncrobaz » 17 Jul 2017, 11:55

Anyone had problems with mot with these fitted ?
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby Gary. » 08 Nov 2017, 12:17

I'm looking at the Insa Turbo Dakar MT. Which appears to be high load suitable for my doka on 14" rims. Seem pretty good to me, any further comments / opinions would be appreciated?
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby footstuck » 13 Nov 2017, 22:09

I borrowed a set off of Jes for a muddy outing in the doka and they were fantastic.
i have also wrecked a brand new tyre on a hidden sharp bit of stone.
I wouldn't like to run them unless there was good cause, but they'll keep you moving in clag :ok
I have got a spare set of 16" rims with this in mind although the more i spend on my bus the less i fancy filling it up with mud.
On the other hand, my youngest son loves barging through a 'Fluffy' lane and thick mud, so . . .
I will be having a set shortly :wink:
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby Gary. » 14 Nov 2017, 12:29

Oh well, I've committed anyway. Should be booted up in a few days and I'll upload some pics.
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Re: INSA Turbo tyres

Postby silverbullet » 14 Nov 2017, 23:57

In the end I bought a set of lightly worn BFG M/T...

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