Hifly Tyres is a sub-brand of Shandong Hengfeng Rubber & Plastic, also referred to simply as 'Hengfeng'. It is a major Chinese conglomerate which, amongst... Read about Hifly
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Four of these tyres were fitted to my Tucson by the previous owner just prior to me purchasing the car. Initially I was pleased that the car came with vitually new tyres. However it soon became clear that HIFLY HF201 tyres have some severe limitations when it comes to basic roadholding and build quality. In short, THESE TYRES ARE DANGEROUS. The first thing I noticed was the large number of balance weights that had been used on each wheel. This led me to take a close look at the tyres and I immediately noticed a variation in tread depth across the width of the tyres, it varied from 8mm to 4.5mm on all tyres (hence the need for all those balance weights). I used to work for Michelin (Stoke-on-Trent) so I understand how tyres are made, but I can't figure out how the folks at HIFLY have managed to do this. Maybe their vulcanising moulds are just poorly manufactured or unevenly heated. The side walls had a few lumps, nothing too serious but I was suprised to see this on virtually new tyres. The second thing I noticed was the general poor handling of the car and severe lack of grip on dry roads. Lots of low speed tyre squeal and unintentional wheel spins at junctions. This led me to check the tyre pressures but they were found to be fine (30 psi each). I don't drive like a maniac but I do expect tyres to at least perform to a reasonable standard. Wet roads proved to be even more of a challenge with the final straw being a 180 degree spin at around 25mph on a rounabout near Edinburgh. Changed all four of the HIFLYs for Uniroyal Rallye4x4 street tyres and the car was immediately transformed into an enjoyable and safe ride. The lesson here is that you get what you pay for, or in my case you get what the previous owner paid for. There may well be good tyres out there at the cheaper end of the market but I'm affraid the HIFLY HF201 is NOT one of them.
i have a small 1 liter car , so its a very light car , and i had goodyears on before , well this time i went for the hifly not expecting much , but wow what a diffrent , car is so quiet now , also drove for half a day in the rain worried that the might not be ag good as the other brand , but they fantastic , i read all other eviews saying wet grip was crap , maybe they have big heavy cars i dunno , but i can tell you on my car these the best tyres i put on so far , very impressed for the money
These tyres were fitted by the dealer when I bought the car three years ago to get it through its MOT Test. I've driven it for 16000 miles and have just replaced them with 2.5 mm tread (my limit) left. It has been a mix of motorway and town driving and I don't consider my driving style to be "progressive", "sporty" or "lunatic". 16000 miles on a heavy front wheel drive car seems reasonable to me from a cheap tyre. No wheel spin when accelerating hard from a standstill into traffic (don't drop the clutch and just floor the accelerator pedal). Never had any exciting moments of aquaplaning but then very few people do (if you are Aqua planing you have no control over direction until the tyre bites of its own accord or you run out of water) Just replaced with a pair of Avon ZV5's and the biggest difference is the reduction of road noise. Would I buy them again? If I couldn't afford the extra £20 for Avons - yes. But because I can I won't.