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PostSubject: New Tyre Laws   New Tyre Laws EmptyFri Apr 02 2010, 10:07

Due to the new emission regulations for replacement tyres, which are scheduled to be implemented in 2011, most tyres currently available for under £85/£95 price range in the 16" Tyre size (so no chance for people with 17" and 18") which includes all Budget manufacturers and many mid range tyres will fail to meet the new regulations on Tyre Noise, rolling resistance etc.

Brands slated as failing already on the new figures and not be available to sell (from 2011) are:

Avon ZZ3, Admiral, Chengshan, Falken, Fortuna, Federal, Goodride, Hankook, Kenda, Kumho, Linglong, Matador, Maxiss, Milestone, Nankang NS2, Nexen, Rotalla, Semperit, Sumo firenza, Sunny, Toyo, Triangle, Viking, and Wanli.

Some manufacturers are trying to ready replacement models but the "Tire Industry" say will increase prices by average of 35% across the range.

New regulations for MOT Failures have not as yet been dated

Heres the brief statement on the matter and the official link.

http://www.etrma.org/public/activitiestyreg.asp

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What Does the New S-Marking Law Mean for the Tyre Trade?

With the amount of European legislation about to be unleashed on the tyre market you can be forgiven for thinking you need a law degree to work in the tyre trade.

Since the introduction of the of end-of-life vehicle directive banning lead wheel balancing weights in mid-2006, tyre manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers alike have been bracing themselves for the introduction of the most stringent requirements on tyre rolling resistance, noise, wet grip and product labelling the market has ever seen.

Nevertheless, as important as these rules undoubtedly are, none of them take effect until 2011 for the original equipment market and 2012 for replacement market sales - and even this will be a phased introduction. T

he problem is that before these laws take effect there are at least two other major piece of legislation set to hit the markets. There is the so-called clean oil requirement, which bans the use of aromatic oils in the production of new tyres from Jan. 1, 2010, but again even this law offers the manufacturers it most directly affects another seven months of preparation time before they have to face the music. And what’s more, leading industry sources report that all European manufacturers either are or will be comfortably ready in time for the Jan. 1 deadline. The question is: were you aware that there is yet another bill on the European statute books that is scheduled for enforcement in less than six months?

Directive 2001/43/EEC, or s-marking legislation as it is more commonly known, represents the evolution of the earlier EC regulation or E-mark. In 2001 the European Parliament decided to bolt on noise requirements in addition to the existing requirements. Eight years later, with little publicity on the subject, introduction of this law is set to take effect on Oct. 1, 2009. The details of what is involved in the 22 pages of European law are far from clear, and at the time of going to press T&A was receiving more phonecalls seeking clarification on this than any other subject.

Here’s how we understand it: In the first instance the legislation forces products up to 185 section width to comply with enhanced noise emission standards, with tyres of 210 millimetres-plus width following a year later in October 2010. Sizes larger than this will follow a year later in 2011. At this stage it is worth pointing out that, according to the ETRMA, the first phase covers tyres of any business segment (passenger car, truck and buss etc). However, the 2010 and 2011 deadlines for up to and over 210 width tyres apparently only refers to passenger car products.

Incidentally, the latest round of legislation (which includes labelling rules, etc.) brings with it new regulations covering truck and bus tyre fitments.
To those selling or wholesaling the tyres the technical details of what decibel limits are being brought in are perhaps less important than the implications. And in this respect the rule has one very clear outworking – from October tyres covered by the legislation will have to have an “S” stamped at the end of its seven-digit code on the sidewall and those that don’t will be illegal.

To clarify (and I am indebted to Colin Smith of Sinton’s Tyres for elucidating the labyrinthine legislation on this point) this means your stock needs to have two seven-digit marks – one for the e-mark and one for the s-mark. (Tyres & Accessories/Staffordshire, U.K.)


I notice a few manufacturers have new tyres out, but there's a LOT of the old tyres still on shelves...[b]
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PostSubject: Re: New Tyre Laws   New Tyre Laws EmptyFri Apr 02 2010, 10:10

Got this off another forum, and there are some very good points being made!!

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All those soon-to-be illegal tyres are going to create a helluva lot of emissions when they get taken out back and burned...

and in response....

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It's just the same as perfectly serviceable cars being disposed of for the scrappage scheme while heavy industrial plants produce their replacements.


how very true!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Tyre Laws   New Tyre Laws EmptyFri Apr 02 2010, 10:14

sounds like a big fuck in the arse to me Sad from an enviromental point of view i dont understand why there making it ilegal to use them - why not ilegal to manufacture thm , then at least the shelved ones will be used rerther than just throughn away . Evil or Very Mad

notice the "wet traction" bit - means road track tires will probably be made illegal too
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PostSubject: Re: New Tyre Laws   New Tyre Laws EmptyFri Apr 02 2010, 10:27

indeed, its a poointless peice of legislation!

how much does a set of four tyres cost now?

even budgets can amount to over 140quid all in, thats a lot of money these days, especailly when the pikey basterds are rampin up taxes here there and everywhere!!

imo they should just let people choose what tyres they have, people that choose the cheapest often drive like fannys anyways, and im sure the rest that choose budgets know they have budgets and drive to suit, oorrrr pick the best tyre they can afford and buy accordingly,

ive had nankangs before and think they are shit, specially in the wet! but the kumhos were an awesome tyre, more than enough grip!!

i think its silly that they have sed it is because of tyre noise aswell,
i really couldnt give a fuck if my tyres made noise, i cant hear it over the engine anyways haha
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PostSubject: Re: New Tyre Laws   New Tyre Laws EmptyFri Apr 02 2010, 11:12

ha ha i see fullrun arent on the list, i always knew they was a qaulity tyre, ha ha!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Tyre Laws   New Tyre Laws EmptyFri Apr 02 2010, 11:18

Had you posted this yesterday morning then it would have been funny.

If it is true then its another pointless piece of EU toilet paper.

Hang on...quieter tyres? How many of us actually hear a car tyre unless the road is shit?

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