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    Best Tyre Question!

    Hi guys going down to APS again to get my H&R Arb's on at last! Got the H&R Suspension kit on it too also with 18" alloys so im hoping it will handle properly now!

    After the ARB'S what else can i do to get my A3 1.8T to handle better?

    Also MOT is due, Going to need tyres what tyres do you guys recommend not bothered about how they perform in the wet just want the best tyre in the dry!

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    Toyo R888.

    You did say you weren't bothered about the wet....
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    Well within reason! Dont want to be understeering all over the place put it that way!

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    Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3, Harder compound than the Toyo T1R but just as much grip.
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    Yoko Parada spec 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees
    Yoko Parada spec 2
    I'd second that, on my second set now and I've tried many different types.

    Not great in the wet though but with 4WD/Haldex it just makes things more interesting

    Don't think I'd like Paradas on a front wheel drive car in the winter!
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    I've got F1 GSD3's on mine but i've also been reccomend Pirelli PZero's.

    I'd say Advan A046's are the best performance wise - don't last long though!!

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    I have Pirelli P Zero Rosso on my current 17" wheels and they are DIRE in comparison to Toyo T1R and GSD3s.
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    So many choices! I always thought Pzero's were the best how wrong was i!

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    I've got Avons on at the moment, they seem reasonable in whichever weather gets thrown at them. I've got some 2xPotenza's and 2xF1's to fit this weekend so I'll let you know how they fair against these

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3_Turbo
    Hi guys going down to APS again to get my H&R Arb's on at last! Got the H&R Suspension kit on it too also with 18" alloys so im hoping it will handle properly now!

    After the ARB'S what else can i do to get my A3 1.8T to handle better?

    Also MOT is due, Going to need tyres what tyres do you guys recommend not bothered about how they perform in the wet just want the best tyre in the dry!

    Cheers

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    Guys, read Jason's post properly. HE WANTS THE BEST TYRE FOR THE DRY.
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    Which I answered, Toyo R888 ;-)

    Not sure he wants to spend &#163;150 a corner though...
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    Yeah, triple 8's are good in the dry
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    No 150 a corner is a bit steep for an A3.

    100 A Corner or a bit over would do me fine :D So Pirelli P zero Rosso's no good?

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    I find the P-Zero's 'OK'.

    But compare them to GSD3's and they are severley lacking.

    I have no experience of the Parada's but it does seem to be mainly S3 people running those.

    As the A3 is most similar to the VW Mk4 chassis, I'd look to those people for guidance and 99.9% run GSD3s.
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    I have Bridgestone Potenza Re050's, they work well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Bayern
    I find the P-Zero's 'OK'.

    But compare them to GSD3's and they are severley lacking.

    I have no experience of the Parada's but it does seem to be mainly S3 people running those.

    As the A3 is most similar to the VW Mk4 chassis, I'd look to those people for guidance and 99.9% run GSD3s.
    I have changed wheels and fancied a different tyre and paradas were a popular choice but I had F1 Eagles on the previous alloys and they did well at Donny park and general road use so agree with Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees
    Yoko Parada spec 2
    I agree, awesome tyres!
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    Sorry, but I dont see the point of saying that one make of tyre is good for you if you haven't got anything for comparison.

    On the S3, I have had the following (roughly six sets of wheels) :-

    1. Pirelli P Zero Nero's
    2. Michelin Pilot Sports
    3. Toyo T1R's and S's
    4. Kumho (cant remember the model but designed for track use, but not the out and out track day tyres they do)
    5. Goodyear F1's
    6. 2 Sets of Yokohama Parada's

    I have to say the Pirellis were excellent in the wet. Mediocre at best in the dry.

    The michelin Pilot sports were a particular favourite, they seem like a great all rounder and just pipped the Goodyears. Squealed like a stuck pig in the dry though but lasted eons.

    Toyo's were ok, nothing to write home about.

    F1's were just about on a par with the PS's.

    But the winner for me is definitely the Parada's for the money. I get them for 70 odd each trade so I just can't go wrong. But I'll repeat that they are not as good as F1's or PS's in the wet.
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    Bridgestone Potenzas all the way, cant believe no one has mentioned them

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    Yeah ive got Bridgestone Potenza Re040's all round and im well happy with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADP
    Bridgestone Potenzas all the way, cant believe no one has mentioned them
    I did a couple of posts up.

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    ive got eagle f1 gsd3 s , they are great , grip well in the wet as well ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cossie_boy
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