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    Tyre Recommendation

    hi

    at the moment i have some pirelli p-zero russo tyres and its coming to that time to replace them. does anyone have any recommendations as to what tyres i should go for or if i should stay with the same ones?

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    The Rossos are pants I replaced mine at 4k miles they were that bad. Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrics seem to be top dog at the moment in alot of the tyre tests and arent expensive. PS2 are also very good but pricey and Continental sportcontact 3s are also well rated. Personally I would go with the Assymetrics as I was really happy with the older F1s before(they had more grip in the wet than the rossos did in the dry) and these have improved on them.
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    Been covered loads recently

    Goodyear Eagle F1
    Bridgestone Potenza RE050

    Would be my recommendations

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinghi9 View Post
    hi

    at the moment i have some pirelli p-zero russo tyres and its coming to that time to replace them. does anyone have any recommendations as to what tyres i should go for or if i should stay with the same ones?

    thanks
    You happy with the Pirellis? I thought their life was excellent but I never liked them in the wet so changed for Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrics. Difference in wet is amazing. They're no better, but no worst, than the Pirellis in the dry. Too early to say how long they'll last, but they don't appear to be wearing any faster after 10,000 miles. I'll second (or third) their recommendation.

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    Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta are good. Improved grip and control, ride seems to be stiffer as well compared to Michelin Pilot Sport I had before.

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    Conti's or good year sports is are my recommendations but everyone has there own choices,i dont agree with some above and there probably same with mine

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    I am putting on 235/35/19 Yokohama S Drive to morro i have read alot of good things aboute them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    Been covered loads recently

    Goodyear Eagle F1
    Bridgestone Potenza RE050

    Would be my recommendations
    Got the Bridgestones on mine....I certainly wouldn't recommend them.

    Poor overall grip,and no progression at all in the wet.....they either grip a bit or suddenly let go.

    Only good thing(not if you want to get rid of them!)is they are pretty hard wearing.

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    Bridgestone RE-11 is a new extreme performance tyre.







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    To stiff for daily driving thay say... Grate on track days...
    Last edited by S3APY; 27th May 2009 at 21:38.
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    Had GY F1 Assymetrics fitted on the back today. Paid 121 each.
    Been happy with the front ones since they were fitted in December.

    According to the pressure guide on the petrol flap sticker, its 38PSI at the front and 30PSi at the rear, (based on 3 occupants)

    Is this correct?

    30PSI seems very low.

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    Before:
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    And you still dont know the right tyre pressure....
    Last edited by S3APY; 27th May 2009 at 23:30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3APY View Post
    Before:
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....


    And you still dont know the right tyre pressure....
    Well, I thought I did, but had been running higher pressures based on advice I picked up here.
    But the tyre fitters were adamant the pressure stated on the petrol flap should be adhered to.

    Hence the post, seeds of doubt and all that.....

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    BMW 320d M Sport
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    Okay i think somthing around 36-40psi is good on 19"...
    I am runnig F42 R40...
    Last edited by S3APY; 29th May 2009 at 01:47.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klik View Post
    Bridgestone RE-11 is a new extreme performance tyre.
    Any ideas for UK stockists?

    News from a few other forums suggests these aren't being sold outside of Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Any ideas for UK stockists?

    News from a few other forums suggests these aren't being sold outside of Japan.
    Initially they were available only in Japan but are now available in US.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Potenza+RE-11

    I believe they will be available in Europe as well but not sure when. I was told they would be available in April but there is a delay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klik View Post
    Initially they were available only in Japan but are now available in US.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Potenza+RE-11

    I believe they will be available in Europe as well but not sure when. I was told they would be available in April but there is a delay.
    I'll see if I can string a few more miles out of these nasty RE050's then...!

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    Fleagle - i guess i am indifferent at the moment really about the pirellis, just really wanted to get some opinions and maybe try out some other tyres if they were any better.
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    Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta for me. Great tyre and got them for 90 each!
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    I had the goodyear eagle f1's on my fabia vrs and couldn't fault them, lasted well too!

 

 

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