19 inch wheels ride quality

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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by Hound » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:20 pm

Dave, European roads are much better than the UK's! Ours seem more and more to use a noisy surface which accentuates tyre roar, even when new. Occasionally a nice resurfaced stretch of motorway has a quiet surface... bliss! I have 18-inch wheels and they seem a good compromise between style and comfort... however I originally test-drove a 1.2 Tekna and didn't notice any harsh ride on its 19-inchers, and I have a chronic back problem. Doesn't the new QQ have a "Hover" setting in its new-fangled ProPilot tech? ;)
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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by DaveBerlin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:12 am

Houndie, your comment on "European" Roads might well be correct but here there is the same problems as in the UK for example on local roads which have Big Holes and restricted Speed Limits. These are just mostly temporary repaired but when the winter comes, it is back to square one and Big Holes. There are still a load of Autobahns here from the old DDR (East Germany) which are basically cement with Tar strips between which do generate noises. In general you are correct there are lots Good roads and Autobahn Construction in progress here, widening, repairing and new. What can generate noises is the White Line Markings on the roads depending on their thickness. Having no speed limits out here on the Autobahns does I suppose also mean the roads need to be up to scratch.
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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by david sunderland » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:25 am

Went from mini countryman cooper SD to tekna and found ride was fine read all reports about the negative things but find the car is great ....fast and nice drive...you can't put your foot down at 30 mph in 4 gear and expect to bomb long but change down and use the turbo .....above 2000 rpm and it goes. .....david
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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by Rob74 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:13 pm

I don't have any issues with 19" on our qashqai & I don't feel any real difference in the old one that had 18"


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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by DaveBerlin » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:58 pm

Houndie, this is the Hover Option - Dave :lol:

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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by carlgoss » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:26 pm

Get a good road surface and the 19's are as smooth as you like. On motorways at speed the 19's are a good choice and a very pleasant cruise. A little bit harder on dented town roads, probably because of the low profile, but it doesn't bother me in use. I do worry about possible alloy damage on kerbs though , so I'm as careful as possible when parking etc. Continental Contisport's on my 15 plate Tekna as well.
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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by Hackney » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:28 pm

mikeburton1955 wrote:
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:10 pm
Quite a lot of Internet reviews reviews bemoan the ride quality of the 19 inch rims which are standard on the Tekna specification. What's the experience of owners on this forum of the larger wheels and have any owners had the opportunity to make a meaningful comparison against smaller rims? Mine doesn't arrive until mid June, time drags................
I have two Qashqai variants (Australia) "ST"(entry level) & "TI"(top spec) the ST is the better riding one due to its "standard" 17" wheels,a lot more comfortable ride without a doubt.The TI is a lot coarser on the bitumen due to its low profile tyres(19")with the top spec variant it is all about the looks.ST is definitely the best "all rounder".Cheers:):)🇦🇺🛫🛬🇸🇬🛫🛬🇬🇧
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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by Mad Maru » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:14 am

Can only say having driven many cars all with low profile tyres on the 19" on my black edition are the most comfortable I've driven over the past week and 300+ miles. Speed bumps driven sensibly are smooth and I cannot fault the 19" wheels in anyway.


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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by Hackney » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:31 am

Mad Maru wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:14 am
Can only say having driven many cars all with low profile tyres on the 19" on my black edition are the most comfortable I've driven over the past week and 300+ miles. Speed bumps driven sensibly are smooth and I cannot fault the 19" wheels in anyway.


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Yes,me too(driven many vehicles with low profile tyres) I cannot fault them,but as I alluded to in previous post they are lot "harder riding" than conventional 17" on the other Qashqai variant,pretty indicative of this type of setup with low profile tyres(especially with "SUV" type vehicles.)I do roughly 500ks a week in my ST,I expect I will get around the 40-50000 odd k mark with them(or hoping!).Low profile not likely,that's the trade off with a performance tyre.The vehicle with the low profile certainly is more sure footed on the h'way,again the set up of the vehicle in this variant,plus it's all about looks & style in these model,but in saying that it is a very comfortable vehicle to drive.Njoy your Qashqai though!Cheers:):)🚗🚗
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Re: 19 inch wheels ride quality

Post by PCR92 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:07 am

They certainly do look much better. I run ContiSportContact5 (225/45 R19W) tyres on mine.


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