General Tyre choice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by K24 CL9 GUY, Wednesday 28th Jan, 2015.

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Which tyres

  1. Continental conti sport contact 5

    20.0%
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1

    70.0%
  3. Nankang NS2R

    10.0%
  1. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hey guy's I'm at the point of needing a set of tyres soon and would like your opinion.

    I usually go for Toyo T1Rs or Yokohama Parada spec 2's but fancy a change.

    I would like something that performs well in the wet aswel as in the dry as the above aren't the best in the wet but are great in dry conditions and look the part.

    I would like to go 235 45 18 but am finding doesn't leave me much choice so am willing to go 225 45 18 or 235 40 18 if have to but would prefer 235 45 if poss.

    In the size I want with good reviews has boiled down between two but are fairly pricey.

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    Or

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    Only thing I'm not too keen on with either of these two are that they aren't exciting visually at all so am tempted to give the Nankang NS2R's a try as have heard good things and look mint but would be losing wet condition performance and don't do them in my ideal size either so any feedback would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Sorry about the pic of the BM lol :Tongue:
     
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  2. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I'd go for Goodyear Eagle F1s if I was changing my tyres now.
    Had a lot of good feedback on this site and others too. Do a search on the forum, you'll see.
     
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  4. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Cool the Eagle F1's seem a good shout and have just found them for £120 with free delivery :Smile:
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  5. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    +1 for Eagle here.
    Had them on my car for 8 months now and can't fault them in any way.
     
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  6. Nighthawk Guest

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    Another one for the F1's - went from Bridgestones to 17" F1's and they are fantastic in the wet and the dry. They put my Bridgestones to utter shame
     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Personally I'd pick the F1s from your list, I like Michelin tyres, I'd consider PS3s too.
     
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  8. Nighthawk Guest

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    I havent tried Michelin tyres for quite a number of years now, but I do remember how much I used to like them, never used any Pilot Sports though.
     
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  9. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    ...the only top quality automotive component to come out of France these days :Whistle:
     
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  10. Nighthawk Guest

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    If memory serves right, I went from Michellin Energy tyres to the Bridgestones ER300's. The energy tyres used to like squealing alot and I think thats what put me off them, but that was more due to the fact that I was a bit harder on that car (a Toyota Avensis) and that the energy tyres are designed for better fuel economy and not so much outstanding grip so the compound was harder.

    I would like to test out some Pilot Sports at some point - maybe on the next tyre change.
     
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  11. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I had Michelin pilot sport 3 on my previous Accord.
    Fantastic tyre but wore out very quickly.
     
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  12. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Looks like F1's it is then ;-)
     
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  13. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I think I need some new tyres, they are looking a bit worn and got some wheel spin in the wet today!
     
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  14. dbrooks65 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Another vote for Eagle F1's. I ordered 2 yesterday - not fitted yet.
     
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  15. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Same mate and with my VSA can sit on the spot spinning some times :-S
     
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  16. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I can do the same on mine, and I've got about 5mm left on the front - too much power :crazypilot:
     
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  17. K24 CL9 GUY Premium Member Club Supporter

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    With my VSA turning itself off was supposed to say lol and yes DD I do have fair bit of tred but can't handle the power :Smile:
     
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  18. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    A friend of mine who's an MOT tester posted this earlier, second Goodyear like this:

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  19. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That is shocking.
    I will have to check mine today.
     
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  20. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    That was probably down to chamber issue on the car
     
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