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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by GlasgowRangers, Jan 19, 2008.

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    [Jan 19, 2008]
    I am looking to put Dunlop SP 9000 Series tyres on my A3 sized 225/40 R18.
    Does anybody have any experience with these? I ran a search on the net and they cam pu with favourable reviews but I want to know what the A3 community think. Would you put them on your car?
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    I've never found them any good tbh. Go for Goodyear Eagle F1s and you won't be disapointed.
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    Let's here it troops. What tyres are you using?
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    [Jan 19, 2008]
    Conti Sport Contact 3s are much better than my previous Pirelli P0 Rossos, but that's all the experience I can share.....
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    [Jan 19, 2008]
    I have just fitted 4* 235/40/18 95Y Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric. They're still a bit too new to comment on, but I expect them to be better than the OE 5h!tellis.
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    I have the Sport 9000's on my 335D, and they work really well on it
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    Dunlops last forever as they provide absolutely no grip. Think they have a teflon coating, great on a frying pan not so good on a tyre. I had them on a company Golf GTi and the rears lasted 68k miles, and I could wheel spin on a dry road in 3rd (and that was a crappy Mk3 GTi, 0-60 10.3secs, so it certainly wasn't the power). The lease company changed them for Fulda's and it completely transformed the car. F1's provide a really good balance of grip and wear.
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    I personally wouldn't go for the Dunlops they are rubbish in the wet on my car.
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    F1s are the best tyres I've used on my A3, they may not last as long as the Pilots I had before, but the wet weathergrip is way better and the dry grip is at least as good. Cheaper than the Michelins too at £75 per corner.
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    I like the look of the falken 452's - are they really that good?
    Been unimpressed with F1's recently.
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    [Jan 21, 2008]
    there are loads of reviews of this tyre on the net, you will not find a better tyre for the money. £61

    i have had them on for about 6 months now and they grip very well in the wet or dry ,very predictable and no side wall flex.
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