1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Time to spend some cash

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3QuattroDrift, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. S3QuattroDrift

    S3QuattroDrift Drifting With All 4 Wheels

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Having enjoyed my S3 for a trouble free year with only the expense of super unleaded (lots of it) the time has come to spend some cash on maintenance.

    I will sort out the service next month but tommorrow i must buy 4 new tyres.

    What is the best compromise between cost, handling, comfort and durablility for the standard Avus wheels.

    Also any good suppliers/fitters in the Bexley/Dartford area??

    :sos:
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. S3QuattroDrift

    S3QuattroDrift Drifting With All 4 Wheels

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know it's a bit dull but somebody must have an opinion on which tyres to buy..........please
     
  4. S3 SAF

    S3 SAF Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    goodyear eagle f1 are the favourite. need to change mine soon currently on toyo.
     
  5. cjhill

    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    0
    F1's for me... but they did wear out a bit quicker than the ones audi put on when i bought the thing.
     
  6. S3QuattroDrift

    S3QuattroDrift Drifting With All 4 Wheels

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks
     
  7. LaSarthe&Back

    LaSarthe&Back Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    mate said he got 4moths and 5k miles out of a front set!!

    No thanks, toyo for me!
     
  8. Jampublic

    Jampublic Taking it easy..

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    974
    Likes Received:
    12
    Pzero's here..
     
  9. S3QuattroDrift

    S3QuattroDrift Drifting With All 4 Wheels

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys
     
  10. jonS3

    jonS3 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    0
    my P-Zero's have last about 10k and have about 4-5mm left on them, they do understeer in the wet alot though
     
  11. Blunteh

    Blunteh Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm happy with my Michelin Pilot Sport 2's
     
  12. S3QuattroDrift

    S3QuattroDrift Drifting With All 4 Wheels

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for your advice guys
     
  13. Booth_S4

    Booth_S4 Riding on V8 power

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    658
    Likes Received:
    0
    Falkans are pretty go imo
     
  14. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    6
    :wtf: You serious?
     
  15. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,145
    Likes Received:
    2,784
    yea, im pretty sure he is.....

    i personally never thought id say this, having run falkens on my mini, and found them AWFUL.

    i recently needed to replace two of my michelin PS2's, and fancied a change. so i took a gamble based on info id read on here, and went for a pair of falken FK452's

    im REALLY impressed with them, the grip seems very good, turn in feels somehow sharper with the falkens. traction wise id rate them up there with the michelins easily, they look good with nice square shoulders, and generally seem like a great tyre!
     
  16. Hotscar

    Hotscar Four Wheel Drifting

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    1
    I've not got them but my brother has and he rates them better than the Toyo's he had before.
     
  17. Dave B

    Dave B REALITY?.... WHERE AM I AGAIN?.... WHO AM I AGAIN?

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have Conti sport contacts and have found them a good tyre so far
     
  18. s3_tny

    s3_tny Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just got 2 new Eagle F1 s last week to replace front 2 from event tyres who come out to you and fit which is convenient and not much more expensive then mytyres or blackcircles
     
  19. ADP

    ADP Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bridgestone potenzas all the way
     
  20. S3QuattroDrift

    S3QuattroDrift Drifting With All 4 Wheels

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for all your advice. Got 4 Eagle F1's all fitted and balanced etc for £395 which seemed to be about £100 cheaper than the others mentioned. They look really cool with directional tread. Too early to say about handling but the ride is definately harder than the Pirelli Pzeros that were on
     
  21. steve123a

    steve123a Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good choice mate, I have these and found them better than the Dunlop 9000 sports!
     

Share This Page