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This is the list of contenders. Source in Black circles.com

I currently have Toyo T1Rs on all 4 corners, but the fronts are fried! Down the the wear limits on the inside edge, and about .75mm off on the outside edge. They have covered maybe 15-18K and offer good grip all round. I had Z rated Goodyear GSD3s last time, they lasted maybe 8K on the fronts! Current Faves are Toyo T1Rs again, or Conti Premium Contacts, or maybe W rated GSD3s? Cost isn't really a factor, I need good grip wet and dry and long life. Lack of road roar would be nice too as the T1Rs were quite loud the first few thousand miles.

These are to go a 156 Sele front end as the worn in T1Rs will stay out back. They have 6mm one side and 8mm the other (one side was replaced due to puncture).

Any views happily received.

Avon ZZ3
205/55 R16 W (91)

Fortuna F2000
205/55 R16 W (91)

Toyo Proxes CF1
205/55 R16 V (91)

Toyo Proxes T1-R
205/55 R16 W (91)

Interstate Sport IXT-1
205/55 R16 W (91)

Continental Premium Contact 2
205/55 R16 V (91)

Continental Sport Contact (Porsche N1)
205/55 R16 Z (91)

Continental Premium Contact 2
205/55 R16 H (91)

Yokohama S Drive
205/55 R16 W (91)

Pirelli P6000
205/55 R16 V (91)

Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3
205/55 R16 W (91)


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Have Michelin Pilot Primacy on our 156, they seem superb. Pricey, but good. Why aren't you considering them?
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My wife's Astra (same size tyre as yours) had Michelins that lasted 30k, they were quiet and had good grip wet or dry.

Now she has changed to the Toyo T1R and they seem to be just as good although they've only been on the car for less than 1k miles so yet to see how long they last!

IMO I'd stick with the Toyo's
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I run Michelin Pilot Sport 2's on the GTA.

Superb tyres.

I would say the proxes would be my second choice.
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Again, not in your list but Bridgestone Potenza S-02's followed closely by Michelin Pilot Sport (not the "2" version...the non-2 version is better). These are the best two tyres I've driven on which have superb handling in both wet and dry conditions. The downside is that they're also amongst the most expensive tyres on the market but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for

Stay away from anything Yokohama unless you do mainly dry road driving because while being great tyres in the dry, all the Yokos I've tried have been lethal in the wet.

The only place for Pirelli P6000's are in the bin.

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I have tried many tyres including P6000's, Toyo T1R's, Nankangs, Goodyear eagle F1 GSD's, but I am currently running Falken FK452's and I am more than happy with them.

They grip better than the Toyo's and as good as the Goodyears, and on my Fiat they are about 1/3rd worn after 6000 miles which isn't too bad for the type of car.

Pirelli P6000 are rubbish for any performance driving, Nankangs are ok for the price.
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TI need good grip wet and dry and long life.
In my experience these are mutually exclusive. Personally, I like the Toyos.
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Thanks for the opinions all, That lost was the best buy section from black circles, the full list was huge!

I'm edging towards T1Rs again, unless anyone has a strong view to another tyre?

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