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    Need New Tyres - What are good?

    Afternoon all!

    I unfortunately need 4 bloody tyres as im now running illigal tyres. What ones are the best to go for?

    Im looking at F1, P--Zero Rosso, Continental, Goodyear - Excellnce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamoS3Q
    Afternoon all!

    I unfortunately need 4 bloody tyres as im now running illigal tyres. What ones are the best to go for?

    Im looking at F1, P--Zero Rosso, Continental, Goodyear - Excellnce.
    Conti's are good but wear very quickly, Goodyear's are a touch too hard for a year round tyre. Pirelli's have everything and have won the performance tyre of the year.....just about every year. Work really well on a track too

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    I wouldn't go for P-Zero Rosso over the eagle F1s having tried both. Can't comment on the continentals.

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    Everyone likes F1's on here. Can't go wrong with them really.
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    yeah I have F1 GSD3's and they seem like a good tyre !

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    I'd agree F1's are the way to go, the P zero's are raelly grippy (more so than the F1's) but they just dont last long enough IMO

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    I thought the opposite, the P-Zeros I had wern't a patch on the F1s for dry or wet grip and they cost a fair bit more (seemed to be a harder compound).

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    I've got Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ilot+Sport+PS2 got a good deal from Kwik-Fit

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    I got 4 new eagle F1's yesterday, and boy does the car feel different, ive had these before on a BMW, and must say, as long as they are in the budget, id go for them everytime, i got them for 92 each fitted in the end

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    Contis were hard and boring. Toyo T1S were too soft. Toyo CF1 are crap. Michi PS2 were too pricey and not as good as expected. F1s are awesome. Bridgestone RE050 would be my next choice or the PZeros as I haven't tried those yet.
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    bridgestone's all the way i dont know why none of you have them they grip great in both wet and dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millsyd
    bridgestone's all the way i dont know why none of you have them they grip great in both wet and dry.
    Had some can't remember which on my car when I got it, they were not as good as the P-Zeros and they wern't as good as the F1s.

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    My best experience with tyres on an Audi was the Michelin Pilot Primacy. I put a set of four new ones on my 2.8 Quattro, and thery were the DBs. Loads of grip (wet or dry), long lasting, and quiet.
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    Someone should make this topic a sticky. Seems like noone can be bothered searching on one of the most common threads.

    For what it's worth, Yokohama Parada Spec 2's rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millsyd
    bridgestone's all the way i dont know why none of you have them they grip great in both wet and dry.
    Ive currently got Re050A's and im not a great fan, only tried them as I liked the S02's I had on my pug306 previously. Last set of tyres were F1's and I much prefer them to these although they are both better than the factory fit P6000's when I got the car originally.

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    I have not long purchased an S3 with Goodyear F1's all round and they seem ok so far. I had Michelin Primacy's on my old A3 and I liked them also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM
    Ive currently got Re050A's and im not a great fan, only tried them as I liked the S02's I had on my pug306 previously. Last set of tyres were F1's and I much prefer them to these although they are both better than the factory fit P6000's when I got the car originally.
    SO2 were are are the best tyre in the world IMHO. Had them on the Evo and the S3 and they were the best, agressive as hell and grippy as fcuk. However you can't get them no more on 225/45/17. Tried the SO3 but they were not a patch on them, F1's are the closest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesters3
    SO2 were are are the best tyre in the world IMHO. Had them on the Evo and the S3 and they were the best, agressive as hell and grippy as fcuk. However you can't get them no more on 225/45/17. Tried the SO3 but they were not a patch on them, F1's are the closest.
    there are a few (and by that i mean a handful) flotaing around - I managed to get hold of two at the end of last year but it took a hell of a lot of calling around

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    you want re040 bridgestone this tyre was designed for the s3 with both audi's in put and bridgestone. still make them in 225/45/17
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    Thanks for all the advice.. I thinks general opinion is that the F1 is a good tyre.

    I think i will get some prices in..

    Whats the best for 225/18??

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    PS2s are good so are S03 bridgestone F1 Pole Positions.
    I use GSD3s on my car and use them on the track. The tyres themselves are good under general road condtions but they do have soft tyre walls if pushed hard. However value for money you cant really go wrong with them for everyday spirited driving.
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    I ve being running goodyear f1s for about 3 yrs on different cars,with our wet climate they are outstanding.
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    uniroyal rs1's are wicked had these on my cozzie best tyre ever had loads better than f1's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChriS3
    For what it's worth, Yokohama Parada Spec 2's rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millsyd
    you want re040 bridgestone this tyre was designed for the s3 with both audi's in put and bridgestone. still make them in 225/45/17
    the tyres fitted in production will be, the ones over the counter will just be normal tyres.

    I've driven on 225/40/18 Conti-Sport contact's and I thought they were very good, but do wear quickly

    Eagle F1's are good in the wet, but i'd go for the Pirelli's as a good all rounder

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    all this is good info, especially as i've got F1's recently. BUT, does anyone have any experience of tyres in the snow??

    is a wet weather tread pattern any good in the snow??
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    How does the S3 perform in the snow with its 'quattro' system?? would really like to know

    cheers folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChriS3
    Someone should make this topic a sticky. Seems like noone can be bothered searching on one of the most common threads.

    For what it's worth, Yokohama Parada Spec 2's rock.
    I couldnt agree more about both!!!


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    just bought the Goodyear Eagle F1-GSD3s, so far so good, 313 for all four corners from www.etyres.co.uk (mention someone works for BT that you live with gtes you 5% off) and they come and fit then at your house/place of work. One went flat in a week and the happily came back and re sealed it (alloy had bubbled up not giving a good seal).

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    anyone used or has comments on yokohama advan sports? they are very new and i cant find enough reviews on them.

    they come on the new audi S8, bentley continentals, new 911 carrera4 and Brabus Rocket, so cant be bad? i can get them quite a bit cheaper than F1s and a lot cheaper than pilot sport 2s.
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