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Discussion in 'RS3 Forum (8P Chassis)' started by Dave Hedgehog, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Dave Hedgehog

    Dave Hedgehog Active Member

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    i need a pair of 255 MPSS for the front, any cheap places you have used?, im based next to brands hatch
     
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    Camskill, then I get a local garage to fit them - I've always found that to be the cheapest option tbh.

    I have a very reputable tyre man around the Medway area that I can PM you details on if you require?

    He's a Litchfield/GTR specialist and has a full 4wd hunter set up for alignment and tyre changes so your car/allys will be in great hands (Machine used to change tyres has no metal to metal contact)
     
  4. Dave Hedgehog

    Dave Hedgehog Active Member

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    that sounds perfect

    these seam to be the cheapest

    https://secure.tyreleader.co.uk/?t=tyre&i=402685&q=2
     
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    Excellent price, I'd go with that deal you will enjoy the difference the MPSS make.
     
  6. Dave Hedgehog

    Dave Hedgehog Active Member

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    can you give me his details pwz
     
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    all booked in, thanks for that
     
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    all fitted, i can 100% recomend sly and his magic hunter alignment machine, its total withcraft!

    i knew the conti's where terrible and close to their wear bars but i have never had a tyre swap thats improved turn in so drastically, it feels like a 50% increase, they seem to ride better and are less prone to tramlining

    once they have a couple of heat cycles in them i will give them so stick
     
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    Great improvement isn't it? It's 90% of the improvement you get from true track rubber like R888s without the compromise in the wet.

    The hammering the MPSS will stand on track is equally remarkable, you'd be through 2 sets of R888s in the same number of laps. I look forward to trying a set of MPSCups soon too because they really must be something else.
     
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    some pics

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    oh well looks like i will have to replace the backs early with MPSS's. There is now such an imbalance of grip front to back that the back is all over the place, only the ESP saved it this morning ...

    Conti Tyres - "all the cost with none of the performance"
     
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    That's good to hear Dave :icon_thumright:


    Just need to sort my summer tyres out now and get my motor up to his premises to work his magic :)
     
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    Out of curiosity, what size combo did you go for?

    I have 235/35 on the front and 225/35 on the rear.....I stuck with this sizes when I fitted winters, but I will be due to get new 'summer tyres' as spring approaches but want to make sure I go for the correct set up.

    cheers

    Kev
     
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    With 225s on the rear Kev then you have the correct Audi RS3 set-up.

    Only go for 235s on the back if you're ready to accept 'some' tyre to wheel arch fouling on full compression.

    I've 235s on the rear, winter and summer, and they do occasionally rub; but also give more rim protection than a 225.
     
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    I must admit John I'm contemplating getting 2 new continentals for the rear in 235 size because as you say the 225's offer zero rim protection.
     
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    i was considering 235s for exactly the same reason, although the MPSS rim protection does not stick out as far but it is much more substantial in construction

    will have to think on this
     
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    I have to say, after putting my summer wheel and tyres (Eagle F1) back on the car I've fallen in love with it again. The levels of poise and grip and fantastic. It really finishes off the car for me.
     
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    Works for me Sean, :hi: winter Vredesteins and summer Continentals are both 235/35 on the rear :thumbsup:

    And I'm still running 39/37 tyre pressures: much better ride/bite/even wear across the tread with both summer and/or winter tyres :yes:

    And the summer rubber (with 8.5J fronts) now back on BLUEY (yesterday) but am leaving the Vredesteins on the TT as snow is now a possible for this weekend.
     
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