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Toyo or Vredestein?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Djwoody, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Djwoody

    Djwoody Member

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    I'm just deciding which tyres to put on the front of my 170 TDI, need to be quiet, good performer in all conditions, good rim protection and a nice tread pattern! :)
    225/40/18.

    Been looking at the Toyo Proxes T1R or Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta.
    Also Falkens and Goodyear have caught my eye. Although Goodyears Pattern is a bit plain.

    Any thoughts please?

    It's a minefield out there!!

    Chris
     
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  3. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral
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    Here's a good place to start....
    Tyre reviews, tests and ratings | the online tyre guide
    The Toyo has been around for a while now,and is significantly outperformed by the Goodyear F1,which is one of the best in that size range,and you should also consider the Continental Sportcontact5.
     
  4. Minstadave

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    Neither. Goodyear F1A2s would be where my money would go.
     
  5. S3Alex

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    Had them before(as in my post below,and they are excellent.
    For Djwoody...don't worry about the tread patterns appearance,it only matters how it grips.
     
  6. audicruiser

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    +1^^^^ The look of the pattern isn't important! They all look the same when the wheels are going round!!
     
  7. Djwoody

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    Cheers. After looking at the reviews the Good years seem to be the one for me.
    Now to find the best place to buy with fitting...
     
  8. crunchie

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    Falkens-NOOOOOO!!!!
    conti SC5s I'd go with next.
    unless you can stretch to Michelin PS2s?
     
  9. pinterovski

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    Yokohama!
     
  10. MrLapou

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    Vredestein Quatratek all season tyre is my choice.
     
  11. whitey

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    vred ultrac sessantas are my choice, had them on lots of diff cars and are superb, last well, grip, look smart, rim protector.

    better than the goodyears i hated them and the contis wore too quick.
     
  12. Djwoody

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    Thanks for all your replies.
    Where is the best place to buy online with fitting included?
    I've found some good deals on tyreshopper.co.uk which include national fitting.
     
  13. rezulteo

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    Blackcircles and Best Buy Tyres also offer national fitting for free.

    Here's some more information that you may find useful: Tyre retailers and prices
     
  14. whitey

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    event tyres
     
  15. SAiLO

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    Good Year Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 > Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta

    In terms of:
    Road noise
    Rim protection
    Dry grip

    Can't comment on wear yet
     
  16. mjr901

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    No no no this is what you want....

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  17. crunchie

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    Haha! Good one! You must work for them?
     

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