Another Tyre question post….

Another Tyre question post….

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MMarkM

Original Poster:

1,609 posts

174 months

Sunday 11th February
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So what is everyone else running?, I’m currently on a P-Zero and they are not great for getting the power down and take a long time to get temperature into them.

A quick search on google wasn’t really that helpful either.

I wont be tracking the car but I do want some extreme grip. Factors to consider
• Longevity – not bothered, I’m happy to forfeit tyre life for grip
• Road legal – obviously!
• Cold/wet conditions. I wouldn’t use the car in the wet anyway so not bothered about wet/cold capabilities

Some forums saying Cup 2 and some saying don't touch Cup 2 go with Trofeo R

Streetbeat

945 posts

79 months

Sunday 11th February
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Cup 2's/Trofeos will be a waste of time in anything but bone dry and warm and you will still need heat into them, i.e track days (they need to worked hard), you really wont appreciate the benefits on the road.

PS4 or SportContact 7's would be my suggestion.

There are some very good online reviews/videos/tests.

Edited by Streetbeat on Sunday 11th February 09:45


Edited by Streetbeat on Sunday 11th February 09:46

samoht

5,917 posts

149 months

Sunday 11th February
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PS4S for me, work very well for year-round road use. These seem to be the most widely-recommended tyre for general use. I'm not sure I could push hard enough on the road to want more, I understand on track they'll limit the car.

tobytwo

20 posts

9 months

Sunday 11th February
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Just fitted SC7’s to my 720 replacing 2018 PZero. What a revelation, I have grip at last and no longer fear the throttle. Almost went for PS4 but went with the review winner understanding the test was at Continental’s test venue which adds bias. The local tyre fitter recommended PZero as that’s the tyre developed for the car, however I think the compound/construction has changed since 2017 so I felt that had lost some of its merit.

If I get into the track day thing then it’s a second set of rims and cup 2 or Trefeo after more research.

Ultimately new tyres are better than old.

ChrisW.

6,501 posts

258 months

Sunday 11th February
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samoht said:
PS4S for me, work very well for year-round road use. These seem to be the most widely-recommended tyre for general use. I'm not sure I could push hard enough on the road to want more, I understand on track they'll limit the car.
But the limit is still higher than you think (and far higher than you could sensibly contemplate on the road) ... and they are a very good all-weather tyre that wears well.

They will overheat if pushed hard on a dry circuit ... but you can't have everything.