Tyre Recommendation

alinghi9

Registered User
hi

at the moment i have some pirelli p-zero russo tyres and its coming to that time to replace them. does anyone have any recommendations as to what tyres i should go for or if i should stay with the same ones?

thanks
 

Dandle

Registered User
The Rossos are pants I replaced mine at 4k miles they were that bad. Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrics seem to be top dog at the moment in alot of the tyre tests and arent expensive. PS2 are also very good but pricey and Continental sportcontact 3s are also well rated. Personally I would go with the Assymetrics as I was really happy with the older F1s before(they had more grip in the wet than the rossos did in the dry) and these have improved on them.
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
Been covered loads recently

Goodyear Eagle F1
Bridgestone Potenza RE050

Would be my recommendations
 

Fleagle

Registered User
hi

at the moment i have some pirelli p-zero russo tyres and its coming to that time to replace them. does anyone have any recommendations as to what tyres i should go for or if i should stay with the same ones?

thanks

You happy with the Pirellis? I thought their life was excellent but I never liked them in the wet so changed for Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrics. Difference in wet is amazing. They're no better, but no worst, than the Pirellis in the dry. Too early to say how long they'll last, but they don't appear to be wearing any faster after 10,000 miles. I'll second (or third) their recommendation.
 

SAiLO

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta are good. Improved grip and control, ride seems to be stiffer as well compared to Michelin Pilot Sport I had before.
 

S3APY

Registered User
I am putting on 235/35/19 Yokohama S Drive to morro i have read alot of good things aboute them...
 

S3Alex

Rarely neutral
Gold Supporter
Been covered loads recently

Goodyear Eagle F1
Bridgestone Potenza RE050

Would be my recommendations

Got the Bridgestones on mine....I certainly wouldn't recommend them.

Poor overall grip,and no progression at all in the wet.....they either grip a bit or suddenly let go.

Only good thing(not if you want to get rid of them!)is they are pretty hard wearing.
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
Had GY F1 Assymetrics fitted on the back today. Paid £121 each.
Been happy with the front ones since they were fitted in December.

According to the pressure guide on the petrol flap sticker, its 38PSI at the front and 30PSi at the rear, (based on 3 occupants)

Is this correct?

30PSI seems very low.:think:

Cheers

Paul
 

S3APY

Registered User
Before:
Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
Civic Type `R`
Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
etc....:blahblah1:


And you still dont know the right tyre pressure.... :superman:
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
Before:
Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
Civic Type `R`
Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
etc....:blahblah1:


And you still dont know the right tyre pressure.... :superman:

Well, I thought I did, but had been running higher pressures based on advice I picked up here.
But the tyre fitters were adamant the pressure stated on the petrol flap should be adhered to.

Hence the post, seeds of doubt and all that.....:beee:

Cheers
Paul
 

S3APY

Registered User
Okay i think somthing around 36-40psi is good on 19"...
I am runnig F42 R40...
 

S3Alex

Rarely neutral
Gold Supporter

alinghi9

Registered User
Fleagle - i guess i am indifferent at the moment really about the pirellis, just really wanted to get some opinions and maybe try out some other tyres if they were any better.
 
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