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TYRE Recommendation Required - HELP

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ZACK, May 24, 2008.

  1. ZACK

    ZACK New Member

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    Need to replace all four tyres for my S3 - what shall i get and why...
    Any idea if Blackcircles.com is the best?

    PS this forum rocks!
     
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  3. S3Steve

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    Depends what your looking for out of your tyres mate. I personally really rate Yokohama Parada's.
     
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    seconded
     
  5. AndyMac

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    Get a quote from blackcircles fully fitted, find the local fitter they recommend, then call them direct and get an even better offer, usually about another 15% cheaper.
     
  6. ZACK

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    I am looking for about 15k miles of use, grip in the dry with not too much sacrifice in the wets. I have Bridgestones at the moment and they are great in the dry (well its because its nearly slicks) in the wet its like a dog trying to run on wet tiles.
    Been looking at www.tyrereviews.co.uk, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric seem to get some pretty good reviews.
     
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    Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3
     
  8. fingermouse

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    I like avons zz3`s. try camskill
     
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    Camskill had TOYO T1R's on offer last month, mine have been excellent, before these i ran Eagle f1 GSD3 and would also recommend these.
     
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    Thirded - Parada SpecII
     
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    Doh!!! meant to say spec 2's
     
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    conti sport 2's are a good all rounder which will last. What more do you need, their £100 per corner.
     
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    Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta £82 a corner for a 2254517 - however like T1R and F1's a soft tyre so may last up to 12k
     
  14. ZACK

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    Hey Guys Thanks for the advice.
    Now am going to read up on the Parada, Conti and Vredesteins.
    Thanks again! :happy:
     
  15. ZACK

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    After all the malarkey I ended up with the 'Vredesteins' Ultracs only was concerend about the assymetry of the sessantas, my car seems to be pretty sensitive.

    Comments on the Vredesteins - so far 15 miles they are great and for all four fitted at only £328! Seem to stick well in the dry waiting for some rain for a wet test
     
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    Got a set of 4 Conti sport Contact 2's on the car, I honestly never thought tyres could make so much difference. I 'upgraded' from Uniroyal 550 sports 'raintyre'. I heard the conti's wear out quick, but so far I highly recommend them. £320 from E-tyre.com
     
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    nobody use michellin pilot sports ps2's like me then? :ermm:
     
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    MODEL NAME: GOODYEAR TYRES / CAR / GOODYEAR F1 GSD3 EAGLE GOODYEAR F 1 GSD 3 - 225/40R18 92Y XL

    90 delivered to you door is a good deal ! On Camskill nder offers​
     
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    I run Yokohama Advans in 235/45 17

    Very good and sticky tyre
     
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    Had TOYO T1R's on my old Coupe and now my A3 Quattro... very pleased with them eapsecially in the wet
     
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    I am getting a full set of the Eagle F1 GSD3 tomorrow, they have had great reviews for wet & dry conditions, look the business and because I needed them.

    Thank you mastercard! :thumbsup:
     
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    :applaus:Funky tread pattern
     
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    I have to admit they look real good.

    I had to get these tyres as my MOT guy told me two were n't legal anymore so he let it slide for today as long as I got them tomorrow. To make it worse no one local had stocks, so I grabbed the GSD3's, thou I was also eyeing up the Dunlop SP9000's.

    :eyebrows:
     
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    No no no don't get me wrong,Goodyears are very good but not paradas are sexy (and a bit slidey in the wet)
     
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    How long are parada's lasting you guys? I'm think of getting some.
     
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    10k at the moment and plenty on them
    nice avatar:notme:
     
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    How much?
     
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    So the Parada's are not great in the wet?

    When i replace mine i want to find a quiet tyre that is very good in wet - I'm thinking Goodyear F1's as they are good in the wet - Bridgestone's are the quiet ones so i have been told...any ideas
     

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