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S3 Tyres again...

Silky-S3 May 9, 2012

  1. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    So looking to replace all 4 tyres on the S3. Looking for performance/grip over anything else. Narrowed my choice down to (all 225/40/18):

    GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

    Michelin Pilot Sport 3

    Bridgestone RE050A Potenza

    All within £10 of each other. Recommendations?
     
  2. jrsmooth

    jrsmooth New Member

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    No ultrac sessantas?
     
  3. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    No what?! Never heard of them! :shrug:
     
  4. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Not the Bridgestones.

    Adequate dry grip but rubbish in the wet and the added bonus of zero progression.

    The F1s are a very good compromise overall and the PS3s are also pretty good.

    The only way to get more grip is a real gamble of using trackday tyres such as Toyo R1Rs or R888s and hoping it doesn't rain.
     
  5. cheekymonkey91

    cheekymonkey91 New Member

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    have you ever tried yokohamas? what's your tyre size?
     
  6. p_trouble

    p_trouble Member

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    Good Year F1s all the way! i have them on my S Line 2.0T Quattro. Very happy with them don't wear to quickly either. unlike my P Zeros! before hand
     
  7. cheekymonkey91

    cheekymonkey91 New Member

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    sorry, didnt notice the tyre size in OP. I have a set of 4 yokohama pradas in that size and i am very pleased with them
     
  8. pinterovski

    pinterovski Member

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    I drive yokohama's S Drive and boy they are grippy!
     
  9. Lewbo

    Lewbo Well-Known Member

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    I can vouch for s drives they are amaingly grippy in the dry but not that good in the wet
     
  10. mjr901

    mjr901 Guest

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    I've had bridgestones, they're NOISY and terrible in the wet. can't wait to get them off my car!! they come standard on the new cars :-(

    ive had the toyo's too and they are alright but for me PS3's are the ones to go for here.

    Very very good in both wet and dry.
     
  11. Richh999

    Richh999 Member

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    if your looking for grip in the wet you can't fault uniroyal rainsports..
     
  12. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Thanks guys, looks like its between the PS3s and the Goodyears. I'll have a think as I want both good wet and dry grip. :)
     
  13. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    If that's what you want,the F1s would be my choice.

    I had a set recently and they are excellent all rounders.
     
  14. nluk100

    nluk100 Well-Known Member

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    I had both PS2's and PS3's on my edition 30 (same tyre size as the S3) and the dry grip of the PS2's was noticeably better. I've just put them on my S3, and well impressed. The PS3's are probably a better wet weather tyre but you only have to look at the tread pattern to see why the PS2's will perform better in the dry.

    You can only get them in the Porsche N3 rating.
     
  15. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    i have used many tyres.

    For me the Michelin PS2 is superior to anything i've used. As mentioned you can only get them N3 rating now. I have four on at the moment and they are perfect. Im going Brands 29th May so will let you know how they are on the track too!
     
  16. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    You can also still get Michelin PS2's in Mercedes MO rating.

    Easily still the best tyre I have ever used!
     
  17. whitey

    whitey Member

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    michelin supersports are your daddies but not cheap.

    or, id go vreds. rate them highly.
     
  18. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Supersports only come in 45 sections at 18" unfortunately or I might have given them a go.
     
  19. essIII

    essIII Active Member

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    JRSmooth was referring to Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas - typically £100 a piece from camskill.co.uk - a personal favourite of mine as they're cheaper, better wearing, less noisy, better looking (obviously of key importance) and grippier (especially in the wet) than the PS2's I used to use (back in the day!).
     
  20. S.

    S. Save the manuals Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    mmmm pilot supersport gets my vote too. but it comes only in 245/40/18, and i'm seriously considering moving to 19" to get them in 235/35/19 :D
     
  21. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    I'm going for the F1s, cheers guys!
     
  22. pinterovski

    pinterovski Member

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    Silky i know that CSC3 are not in your option but for wet and dry
    weather they get my vote anyday!!!
     
  23. Juicy Jen

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    Been impressed with the Vreds on mine :)
     
  24. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    The car came with CSC3's, I thought they were rubbish! A general lack of grip, poor progression, and only lasted 7,000 miles!
     
  25. RPB

    RPB Active Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    I can really REALLY, REALLY recommend the Vredestein Sessantas enough. Had em on my Subaru, so did a shed load of others and they really are a top class tyre, both in the dry and in the wet too. Awesome.
     
  26. jrsmooth

    jrsmooth New Member

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    The vreds (ultrac sessantas) are not the best tyre, out right, but when the price it taken into consideration, they are pretty damn good! The are great in the wet, and great in the try. I read a review about 2 years ago and they were only beaten by the Good Year F1 Asymmetrics.

    They will be going on mine once the ****ty bridgestones are done!

    Joe :thumbsup:
     
  27. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    I'm glad it's not just me that found the Bridgestones were bad.

    The only good point was they lasted a long time but given the tyres were so awful,even that was against them!
     
  28. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Michelins for me, they never fail to impress, last for miles and look good too...
     
  29. jrsmooth

    jrsmooth New Member

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    Haha, I know. I'm worried I'll be getting rid of the car before I need to change the tyres.

    I find them particularly bad in the wet. The car understeers awfully, although that could be down to me coming back to FWD/Quattro from RWD.

    Joe.
     
  30. Acheron

    Acheron Active Member

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    F1's ftw!
     
  31. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    They're about the worst "performance" tyre I've ever tried or had on a car,and I've used Michelin,Goodyear Toyo and Yokohamas on various cars before,but I can safely say that these things do not inspire any confidence at all,and that was before doubling the power!
     

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