The Hankook RA08 is Hankook’s premium light truck 8 ply tyre for light commercial vehicles including vans, light trucks,two wheel drive utes and some people carriers; basically any commercial from small vans up to the largest Ford Transits.
We have been selling the RA08 for about 4 years and it has proven to be a high quality defect free product, capable of carrying big loads and high mileages. And best of all, is that it has extremely competitive pricing.
The RA08 has a wider footprint and aggressive kerfs with zig-zag grooves to contribute to better wear resistance and wet traction. The three main grooves ensure excellent water drainage in every condition to keep the vehicle going straight. Special features include an increased tread contact ratio which stabilizes the footprint shape and gives significantly enhanced wet & dry handling performance, ribbed tread block and optimized carcass line to improve steering stability and ride smoothness with the round casing profile preventing uneven wear and wandering
For many folks, these are hard times and many of us are focused on saving money and keeping costs down. But sometimes it is a good idea to pay a bit more to get a lot more. This is especially true when buying tyres and an email received from a regular customer yesterday is a practical reminder of this:
“just to let you know the rather staggering fact that the 2 Hankook RA08 tyres off my Granvia that you changed yesterday have covered 100,000km!
Derek is a commercial passenger vehicle operator and drives a Toyota Granvia mini bus which does huge mileages. Most Granvia’s and Regius vans operate on 4 ply passenger radial car tyres (pcrs) and a look at the placard inside the door well confirms this specification is approved by Toyota. The problem is that regardless of brand, quality or price, 4 ply passenger tyres really are not up to the needs of a heavy Granvia van; even less so when it is full of people and luggage. Especially, passenger car radials lack the sidewall strength needed to handle the loads and stresses of heavy commercial vehicles and do not survive to high kilometres.
Our customer fitted our commercial grade Hankook 8 ply RA08 tyres to his vehicle and has been delighted with both their ability to handle his heavy loads and also the great 100,000 plus kms he is getting. These Hankook RA08 tyres were still road legal when he changed them!
All prices include gst and freight; we do not ship to Rural Delivery (RD) addresses. For customers on Rural Delivery, we suggest they make arrangements to have their order shipped to a relative or friend at the closest town or their Rural Supply Company.
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