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Going to need some new tyres for my S3 what to get?

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  1. paneristi232
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    I currently have Goodyear Eagle F1's but you can't buy them any more, I have been more than happy with them so need to get some new. What are peoples opinions of what to get. It seems to be between Pirelli P Zero Assimetrico 225-45-17 or Bridgestone Potenza RE 050 225-45-17. Anyone any comments that may help me decide?

    Cheers Jamie
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    Why can't you buy the F1's any more?
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    ps I have, Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3. Can't fault them


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    Everywhere I ask say they have sold out of them as they have replaced them with a newer version!!

    J
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    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

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    F1 Assymetrics (replacement for the F1's), brilliant grip wet and dry, minimal road noise, ive got about 12k on a set and still a few k wear left in them still.
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    Try Hankook's very good tyres made by michelin group...
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    I currently have potenzas on my car and they have been wicked, and handled the Ring well too. I still think that the best tyres i've had on any car were the pilots on the clio 182. My ring lap record was in that car too!
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Do you mean the GSD3s??

    If so they have been replaced with the assymetrics, however, there are still quite a few places on Ebay that still have them, if you can get them stick to them, I have them and they are brilliant, cant fault them at all..
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    Another vote for the Pilot Sports.
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    I can honestly say in my opinion michelin pilot sport are the best, bit expensive but very good. I had them on my R32 and when the S3 needs new rubber i'll be getting these, i got them off event tyres last time, but try cam skill too!

    Hope this helps...
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    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics. Tend to win all the road tests Ive seen. I can confirm they are very very good
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    Thanks for all the comments chaps, I have checked ebay and found some for sale on there so I am going to stick with the ones I know and like, plus I only really need 2 so they will match the others on the car.

    Jamie
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    I had GSD3s and although very gripy they only lasts me like 8/9k on the front which i wasnt best pleased about.. Was thinking of getting the replacement F1 Asy's next although they are 30 quid a corner more expensive than what the GSD3s were.
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    I got new GSD3's on last year for the MOT and they are still legal at the moment but won't be for too much longer. I have done 5 thousand miles since getting them replaced would imagine I would get near 7 before the markers are showing!!

    J
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    Lots of wet driving?

    Uniroyal RainSport 2s are what you need.
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