What's everybody favourite road tyre these days?

What's everybody favourite road tyre these days?

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An Marcach

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3,491 posts

152 months

Wednesday 30th January
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It's time to stick new tyres (18" on Spiders) on the car and I'm looking at the following options -

Pirelli P-Zero

Hankook Ventus

Toyo Proxes Sport

but I'm sure there's a pile of others that people are using so please let me know what's good and what's bad theses days.

Shanksy87

98 posts

60 months

Wednesday 30th January
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The Michilen Pilot Super Sport is now available in the correct sizes so this is what I will be opting for next. Currently run the Continental Sport Contact 5 but it doesn't have quite the dry traction I'd like.

Jhonno

3,304 posts

79 months

Wednesday 30th January
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None of the above..

Michelin PS4's.

ianwayne

2,058 posts

206 months

Wednesday 30th January
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Previous owner (bless him) put Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 (255/35 x 18) on the rear of mine in 2018. Very happy with them.

On a wet roundabout exit when I was over zealous, they broke free slowly and I was able to correct easily. The hydratak diff may have helped (although I've read that when you lose traction, it just goes), but I'd recommend them. Not too savage to buy either.

fat80b

781 posts

159 months

Wednesday 30th January
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It depends what your usage is - mine is mostly summer and track.

I'm just about to put AD08s on my Tuscan - I have used them on a bunch of other cars (road and track) and I think they are the best option today for me.

Work well in most weathers (perhaps not extreme wet), grip well, but are progressive when they do let go unlike the TVR recommended Proxes which are pants in comparison.
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cerberist

7 posts

29 months

Wednesday 30th January
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it seems Michelin Super Sport is available only in XL spec

perhaps to hard tyre for a light car as the Cerb is, no need for reinforced tyre in XL spec

Byker28i

15,737 posts

155 months

Thursday 31st January
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ianwayne said:
Previous owner (bless him) put Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 (255/35 x 18) on the rear of mine in 2018. Very happy with them.

On a wet roundabout exit when I was over zealous, they broke free slowly and I was able to correct easily. The hydratak diff may have helped (although I've read that when you lose traction, it just goes), but I'd recommend them. Not too savage to buy either.
These are what I use

Englishman

1,808 posts

148 months

Thursday 31st January
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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 and 3 work fine for me in all conditions.

Jhonno

3,304 posts

79 months

Friday 1st February
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Byker28i said:
ianwayne said:
Previous owner (bless him) put Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 (255/35 x 18) on the rear of mine in 2018. Very happy with them.

On a wet roundabout exit when I was over zealous, they broke free slowly and I was able to correct easily. The hydratak diff may have helped (although I've read that when you lose traction, it just goes), but I'd recommend them. Not too savage to buy either.
These are what I use
The PS4 now betters this tyre though, the Goodyear used to be top dog but technology has moved on.

Edited by Jhonno on Tuesday 5th February 15:03

An Marcach

Original Poster:

3,491 posts

152 months

Friday 1st February
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I ended up ordering the Goodyear ones in the end.

They weren’t much more expensive than the other ones I’d been looking at so it was an easy choice in the end.

€141 each from Oponeo which includes delivery to the place refurbishing the alloys and they’ll fit them as part of the price for the refurb so happy days.


Toadusmodus

688 posts

219 months

Sunday 3rd February
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Looks like the F1 Asymmetric 3's are being replaced:

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Goodyear/Eagle-F...

DCerebrate

199 posts

48 months

Wednesday 6th February
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Agree with Goodyear Eagles, mine are fantastic on the rear even thpugh they are an older version. BUT. I had problems sourcing the correct size for the fronts as I have an unususl size 235/40 17. Ended up with Yokohama S-drive and would NOT recommend these in the cold and wet. After a braking upgrade the fronts lock up with the least provocation on the shiny surfaces provided locally. Any ideas? There is the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo (which I think is Korean for ‘hot air’ though it does get good reviews). I would have more choice including matching Goodyears and the Uniroyal Rainsport if I went to 235/45 though I would have to check if the extra inch diameter would fit. Or perhaps a 225/45 - again with a wide choice.

Jhonno

3,304 posts

79 months

Thursday 7th February
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DCerebrate said:
Agree with Goodyear Eagles, mine are fantastic on the rear even thpugh they are an older version. BUT. I had problems sourcing the correct size for the fronts as I have an unususl size 235/40 17. Ended up with Yokohama S-drive and would NOT recommend these in the cold and wet. After a braking upgrade the fronts lock up with the least provocation on the shiny surfaces provided locally. Any ideas? There is the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo (which I think is Korean for ‘hot air’ though it does get good reviews). I would have more choice including matching Goodyears and the Uniroyal Rainsport if I went to 235/45 though I would have to check if the extra inch diameter would fit. Or perhaps a 225/45 - again with a wide choice.
The other option is PS4's come in 245/40 and 255/40 flavours.. I went with NS2-R's or I was going to run the PS4's in those flavours.

DCerebrate

199 posts

48 months

Sunday 10th February
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So, desperate to leave the Yokohama S-Drive. Has anyone used the Hankook Ventus Evo on their Cerb and have an opinion to share? And what do we think of the 225 width on the front - are many running with that, and is it adequate for heavy braking?
Thanks

Byker28i

15,737 posts

155 months

Monday 11th February
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I'm running 235/40 17 on the front, 255/40 17 on the rear with the standard 17" RL7's

DCerebrate

199 posts

48 months

Monday 11th February
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Great, what make of tyres do you have on the front?

Byker28i

15,737 posts

155 months

Monday 11th February
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Just looked - Goodyear Eagle F1 front, Pirelli Pzero rears. Didn't realise I had those...

Kewy

728 posts

32 months

Monday 11th February
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GY Eagle F1 AS3

As others have save, very progressive loss of traction when pushed over the limit and have been surprisingly good in this crappy weather.


Byker28i

15,737 posts

155 months

Monday 11th February
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Just having a search - not many tyres for the front. My local etyres used to get them for me...
The Pzeros look expensive
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Pirelli/P-ZERO-A...

DCerebrate

199 posts

48 months

Monday 11th February
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Hi Byker
Choice of tyres for 235/40 17 is diminishing. Pirelli’s no doubt good but not the best reviews for wet weather. Continental sport contact5’s available but look to set to be replaced by v6 which doesn't come in that size. Goodyears no longer made in that size. So looks to be a choice between Hankooks, or Falken Azenis fk453. Or downsizing to 225’s. come to think of it I’m sure my car when purchased came with overstretched 225/35R18’s on the spider rims. 225/40 17 is actually a good match for the 255/40 size on the rears in terms of rolling circumference.