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Best tyres to cope with a lot of torque?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by FergyA3, Mar 3, 2013.

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    Recently had my 1.8T up at R-tech and my pilot sport 1's don't cope too well with the new power. I was looking at toyo proxes t1's but I understand they wear out quickly? I want grippy tyres that are reasonably quiet..

    Anybody have any thoughts on whats best? cheers.
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    I'd be interested in this too - I'll need some new fronts fairly soon.
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    You cant really get grippy tyres that last long as they don't go hand in hand.

    Ive used toyos t1r for a while but I've now switched to michelin pilot super sport, which are good, they just don't grip from cold, after a few corners they are great, just cost more than the toyos, the toyos lasted me about 12000 miles. Don't know about the michelins though yet, although should get a bit more mileage out of them.
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    T1R's.

    I have run them for years, and they cope fine with my 319lbft. 10K is a reasonable life for a set if you rotate at 5k.
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    im a massive fan of the toyos and always have been so another vote here. im now on the t1 sports but not had much chance to drive on them yet. fingers crossed they are as good
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    Looks like the T1's then. I'll be looking forward to having some grip! cheers guys :icon_thumright:
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    Eagle f1 asym or vredestein ultrac sessantas would be my choice.

    T1R's are good, it they're old hat and I think there are better tyres available now.

    What size are you running?
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    Switching from T1R`s to Contisport 3`s cured my 2nd gear wheel spinning after mapping on my old A4. Hankook Evo S1`s are very good for decent money too.
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    R888. soft compound
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    225/45 R17 mate. Was thinking about attempting to squeeze 245's on to 8.5J rotiform BLQ's at some point in the future lol. I'd just get another set of my current tyres for the time being.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    what about to 235/45? I recently went up to 235 and love it. no clearance issues either.
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    +1

    I'm running eagle f1 and I'm happy with them on my fwd Leon cupra r. On my s3 I preferred bridgestone potenza reo5oa

    Sean
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    Michelin ps3's
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    I'm running T1R's atm but going for Eagle F1's next.
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    An running contisport 5's at the mo and love them, I had used t1r's for quite some time on various cars and found them brilliant in the dry but really wasn't all that in the wet
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    Is that the torque produced during acceleration, cornering or braking?

    Coping with braking torque is the most stressful thing that most tyres have to do, but I'm assuming you're looking for a good grippy all round tyre that doesn't wear out too fast?

    All of the suggestions above are valid, but with tyres most folks tend to recommend what they're running now!

    For me, that's Michelin PS3's, but mainly because they were on offer at Costco's! I think somebody mentioned above that they take a few corners before they're really working well, but otherwise I can't say they are any better or worse all round than the Conti's I had on before, or the Pirelli P6000's before that, or dare I say it even the Marshall Matrac's that were on the car when I got it... Maybe I don't possess Walter Röhrl style driving skills though and can't tell the difference most of the time.

    For most people, for most of the time, and in most situations, any mid range and upwards tyres will be fine... That's my own controversial view, but hey!

    Start to trackday your car, or use it in snow, then of course you may need more focussed or specialist tyres.
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    proxy4 on lupo, seem to put the power down 'ok' ish
    AD08's good for dry
    Eagle F1 Assy 2 also great in wet + dry
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    How much torque are we counting as a lot? On my weekend car (it is rwd admittedly) t1rs were great at 300lb ft but are next to useless with 400lbft.

    Im probably going to try some federal 595 rsr's next. Possibly be rubbish as a day to day tyre though. Goodyear asymmetrical are meant to be great.
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    Hi

    Don't forget that it's all temperature dependant and we're technically still in winter at the moment. The temperatures are only just now getting into double figures.

    On the continent they use 'winter' tyres which have a different tread pattern (and sometimes studs) to cope with snow but they also use a different compound which is better at low temperatures.

    You might find that as the weather gets a little better your tyres, which are poop in the cold, become "grippier".

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    May try the move to 235's then mate. Think they will be ok on my 17" wheels? They're the 9 spoke ones.. 7.5J I believe.
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    forget tyres buy a lsd or if thats not a option right now bridgestone RE070 are a very good modern tyre i finf the sidewall on the t1r is too soft and squidgy for a nice feel through the corner becomes floaty hankook v11 evos are a decent tyre ok in all conditions dont excel anywhere i my opinion the t1rs are donkeys years old as prawn said and were made with drifting in mind to run some stretch hence the soft sidewall

    yokohama ado8s are very good but you pay the extra price
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    Have read that 235 is too wide for 7.5j 17" wheels.. Was looking to go for a lower profile but 225/40 and 225/35 are just so expensive! Still pretty confused on what to get as I don't particularly want the soft sidewalls of the T1R's as cornering does matter to me.:(
    But it looks like the size will be 225/45 R17's again as the size is nice and cheap.
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    Surely it's better to have a bit of slip, the driveshafts aren't exactly designed for the power your trying to put down. Won't be long before you start breaking driveshafts, engine mounts etc

    Also pilot sport 3's have better ratings on that site..
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    Michelin PS tyres rank differently all over the place. In the 2012 EVO performance test they came like 4th or 5th behind Goodyear f1, conti 3, hankooks and possible Pirelli pzero. But then other places rate them the highest.
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