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which tires are best? Bridgestone Potenza Adrenaline or Pirelli P Zero Rosso?
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I'm not sure of the others but I really don't rate my Pirelli P Zero. I like eagle F1 or on a budget Toyo's.
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which tires are best?
ones that don't go upside down.

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ones that don't go upside down.

Come on, laugh, it's been long enough now.

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which tires are best? Bridgestone Potenza Adrenaline or Pirelli P Zero Rosso?
I've read several threads about tyres for the GTV and when my Goodyear Eagle F1s (the directional V pattern ones) need replacing I'll be going either for Avon ZZ3 or Bridgestone Potenza S001

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I need 4 new tyres come the end of the month and was going for the p zero rosso's. Everyone I've asked says they're excellent for grip comfort and road noise but wear out fast. Maybe something to consider
 
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I was going for Michelin Pilot Sport PS3, but as my tire guy couldn't source any in the right dimension quick enough we decided to try Michelin Primacy HP instead. I am actually really happy with this set of rubbers.

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I bought Hankook RS2 Z212 for my 3.0. They seem to fit my needs perfectly - a sporty durable road tire that also can handle a track day or two (and not very expensive). So far I'm very happy with them, but judging from this forum, they are rather unknown to (or neglected by) GTV owners. Does anyone else have any experience from z212...?

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I was going for Michelin Pilot Sport PS3, but as my tire guy couldn't source any in the right dimension quick enough we decided to try Michelin Primacy HP instead. I am actually really happy with this set of rubbers.

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Dumped the Pirellis ( they seemed to go "off" rather rapidly ) been running on Michelins for a few months

Just please make sure whatever you fit stays sitting on the black stuff, none of them give grip when pointing skywards
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I've tried them all over my four years of 916 ownership. I found the Michelins as hard as hell and noisy The Pirellis (P6000) wore unevenly, losing great chunks instead of wearing down. The Proxies were great grippy-wise, but lasted 6 months at best.

I'm using Kumho KU31s at the moment. I'm on my second set on the front (lasted 11 months, but I did have worn bushes which have been replaced) and my back set will maybe last me another six months, making 18. They are a good compromise tyre, grip v wear.
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I'd go with GY eagle F1's. they are on my spider and are good IMO. If you really have to choose between those two then do not buy the pirelli ( of any kind) if you drive in the rain They are utterly hopeless in rain. had some on the 155 and on the front of the spider before we swaped. However there dry weather grip is superb so if you are only going out in the dry then the p's are well worth it
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Did your 20000000000k V6 not come with tyres?

I can recommend putting budgets on the rear - sorts out the handling

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Have a look at Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric. Great tyre and not expensive.
Had them on the 166 in 225/40/18 when they came out. Better than Eagle F1 and MUCH quieter.
I love the F1 for their abilities (just bear in mind that they have to be made in Germany, Chinese are CRAP) but the noise is a big let down. I have them on the GTV at the moment.
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The GTV I'm buying has Bridgestone Potenza RE001's on and the owner swears by them, unfortunately I was not able to source any in the correct size IN THIS COUNTRY!!! (South Africa is quite a number of times bigger than the UK...) Unbeleivable!

Anyway, I ended up buying P-Zero Rosso's, I'll have them fitted as soon as I collect the car next week. The tires on the car are still good, but will need replacing soon. It's our rainy season and I don;t want to take any chances!
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What size are they? GTVs have a common tyre size.
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I bought Hankook RS2 Z212 for my 3.0. They seem to fit my needs perfectly - a sporty durable road tire that also can handle a track day or two (and not very expensive). So far I'm very happy with them, but judging from this forum, they are rather unknown to (or neglected by) GTV owners. Does anyone else have any experience from z212..
Gonna go for them as well, price is very good.
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Getting Bridgestone Potenza Re070's myself and at 113 each I think they're cheap too.

But I might also get Kuhmo VE70A in hard compound later, but these aren't cheap at all 245/40R17 @169 each But these are for when I change the engine again.
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Just bought 2 Michelin PS 3s with reinforced walls for the front - amazing difference from the F1s that were on there in terms of grip and ride - not harsh as I feared, and they track brilliantly. They look great too, and the reinforcing seems to mean a lip that looks like it will protect the teledials from kerbing a tad. If they last as long as the primacys I have on my 147 I'll be well happy. Would thouroughly recommend.
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What size are they? GTVs have a common tyre size.
The size I was looking for was 215/45/17 which is on the car right now. I even tried 225/45/17, but alas...

Somehow I feel I should cancel and try and rather wait for Bridgestones to be available? That will take approx. 2 weeks.
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Toyo T1Rs

Has anyone tried Toyo T1Rs on a Twin Spark? I have them on my 20VT Fiat Coupe, and the handling/grip in both wet and dry is excellent although the fronts are getting a bit worn (I do use the 270bhp occasionally )..... The Toyos are better than the Falken 452s on my 20VT6,

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The T1R has been cancelled iirc. You'll find places selling them but no new stock.
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The size I was looking for was 215/45/17 which is on the car right now. I even tried 225/45/17, but alas...

Somehow I feel I should cancel and try and rather wait for Bridgestones to be available? That will take approx. 2 weeks.
That's why they looked so low on the pics of your future GTV. Standard for the GTV size is 225/45/17. Why are you going for 215?
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