Tyres & Wheels FR-V Tyre help please.

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by chris2982, Sunday 28th Jun, 2015.

  1. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi all..
    Looking to get the 18s on soon but need some tyres.
    had a good search and have narrowed it down to 2.

    anybody used either???
    any and all imputation would be appreciated.

    the ones I've found are

    Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
    uniroyal rainspot 3
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    On those two options I would go for Eagle F1.
     
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  3. Nighthawk Guest

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    Uniroyal is owned by Michellin but is a cheaper tyre. Id go for the F1's. Excellent grip, love the wet, love the heat even more, and very quiet.

    No comparison in my eyes.

    I would also consider Dunlop BluResponse - Goodyear now owns a large majority of Dunlop and the BluResponse is also a really good tyre. I would dump the uniroyal ones, and put the F1's and the BluResponse at the top of my list instead. Either one would be excellent but personally, I would go for the F1's purely because I drive on them regularly. Even the Goodyear efficient grip tyres are good, not as good as the F1's but still a worthy shout as well.
     
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  4. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    these were two that got the best writeups icould find.
    the goodyears ares 40 quid more but as long as they are worth it..
     
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  5. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
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    Whats your tyre size?
     
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  6. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Chris Rowlands Gill
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    will be 225 40 18
     
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  7. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
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    Im getting prices like this from Black circles fitted: All being 225/40/18 V

    Goodyear efficient grip - £90 all in
    Goodyear eagle F1 - £94 all in
    Uniroyal Rainsport 3 - £86 all in

    Out of that lot, I would pay the extra 30 odd quid and get the F1's for sure.
     
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  8. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I'm looking at 270 for the uniroyal rainsport 3 and 315 for the goodyear f1s .can get them fitted for the cost of a few beers so would just get them delivered. just wasn't really wanting to go over 300 quid. . the rainsport 3 got a decent write up and 270 seems like a bargain..
    Think it will have to be the goodyears though.
     
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  9. Nighthawk Guest

    United Kingdom Richard Milton Keynes
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    Those are great prices mate, good call on the goodyears in my opinion.
     
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  10. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Chris Rowlands Gill
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    searched everywhere for the best prices ( I'm really tight lol)
    best prices ended up on bloody evil bay lol
    plus I get 5% cash back ☺
     
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  12. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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  13. Harvey Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Good job on the Eagle F1's
    I have the Efficientgrip performance tyres on my car and fair play I cannot fault them for grip, wet and dry, road noise is really good, super quiet, however i found them to be super soft on the sidewall with lots of flex so you get more body roll and the cars handling and feedback feels abit numb, but perhaps that is just me. They are still good tyres though,
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I was looking at @AccordCU2's F1 tyres the other day. I think he said they had 8000 miles on them and they still had very decent amount of tread on them.
     
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  15. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hi Chris, the 40 profile is good for road holding but a bit harsh on the Birmingham bumpy roads. same tyre dimension as the 17" option though, I may be going for the 45 profile next time to give a bit more comfort as it's a family car.
     
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  16. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

    United Kingdom Chris Rowlands Gill
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    I worked out the tyre size based on getting the closest overall diagonal to the original 205 55 16 which are on. . And going 225 40 18 was within 1% .
    I did try on a 45 but it would have made it a full inch bigger.
     
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  17. kes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I have used eagle f1's on a RWD sports car and they was amazing. Made me drive like a loony though as there was too much grip I would go faster and faster around corners.
    Used rain sports on a few FWD cars and seemed very good too, I doubt you will go wrong with either.
     
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  18. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    All the ATR boys bang on about the rainsports. I have no experience of either as I always go for Bridgestone RE050.
     
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