Tyre Recommendations for S3

Charlie23

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Hi Guys & Gals,

That time has come to purchase new tires. I currently have Michelin Pilot Sport 4's. Reading reviews etc they seem to be the best tire about at the moment, but wondering what anyone else uses?

Read a review about the new Toyo T1R's which was pretty funny and made my mind up when they mentioned upgrading there Life Insurance now running these tyres.

Stick with what i know & have or Change & try something new (possible waste of money)

Look forward to hearing from you all.
 

Charlie23

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standard S3 wheels here so 225/40/18
 

ch1z64

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I run PS4's but i find them not so good in icey conditions so have been looking at ctossclimate ones
 

SootySport

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Stick with the PS4’s. Toyo T1r don’t have the sidewall stiffness and not good in the wet.
 

J0N

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I’ve been looking into this myself, I’ve read loads of reviews and forums etc and I’ve decided on the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assy 5s.


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Gazwould

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Don't blame you , my choice too as price is keen .

Wide wheel for tyre size , personally I'd look into a wider tyre for more grip .

8.5" , not heard of unsprung mass ?

I've 235 on 7.5" and the old boy went 245 on a 8" from 225 .
 

J0N

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Don't blame you , my choice too as price is keen .

Wide wheel for tyre size , personally I'd look into a wider tyre for more grip .

8.5" , not heard of unsprung mass ?

I've 235 on 7.5" and the old boy went 245 on a 8" from 225 .

8.5Js can be safely fitted with 225s upto 255s. Whilst 235s would be better I’m told they’ll catch on the rear? (18”, 8.5J, ET45).


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ArrEssDrei

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I just got some P4S's before winter set in. Does anyone else find them quite noisy? Mine drone quite a lot at 70(+).

Amazing dry traction and seem to resist hydroplaning very well. Will see how they do on ice though! If not for the noise I can't say I've ever had a better performing tyre.
 

Gazwould

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8.5Js can be safely fitted with 225s upto 255s. Whilst 235s would be better I’m told they’ll catch on the rear? (18”, 8.5J, ET45).


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But is a 235 a 235 ?

Depending on brand it could actually be in the real world a 225 - 245 !!
 
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J0N

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With that in mind it’s probably best staying on the side of caution before shelling out for four tyres....


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J0N

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As long as it’s not the ‘stretched tyres’ kind of dangerous haha...


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Charlie23

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Cheers for the input guys,

After doing abit more re-search i might sway to the Goodyear Eagle F1's AS5. They seem to be quieter, last longer, Performance is the same as Michelin's and are £15/20 a tire cheaper. Downsides are the side wall doesn't look as good ha ha and wet braking was 0.1 second slower than the Michelin's.

Will see what is in stock and i can have the soonest and let you all know the outcome.
 
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Charlie23

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Thats the one's :thumbs up:
 

Charlie23

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Abit of a Plan Change - Rang up to order some AS'5 and they mentioned the Super Sports. Had a little check and they seem to be a better tire for the enthusiast drive (dry weather) I will be doing a few track days this year if the world goes back to normal slightly so ended up ordering Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Sports @ £82.75 each :racer:
 

J0N

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Priced up some Goodyear Assys through Black Circles fitted at my local ‘Just Tyres’, they worked out £80 cheaper (for four) than if I got them from Just Tyres.


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