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It would seem then that we all accept that Autogrip have limitations and we therefore drive accordingly rather than assuming that tyres are all the same and we should be able to drive to the absolute limit and expect excellence?
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I think it depends what you want. The more grip you have the shorter the lifespan usually...

I have Cooper Zeon CS6 on my Clio (on there when I bought it) and they grip fine in the dry but like to screech on corners. Wet grip is only average, and they don't like standing water.

But they are a hard compound so are likely to last ages.

The best wet tyres I have had were the Uniroyal Rainsport 3's on my Golf. Wet grip felt about the same as dry grip and they really inspred great confidence but they wore out in about 8000 gently driven miles.

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Hi all, just to thank everyone for their input.

I have gone with Uniroyal Rainsport 3s
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Hi all, just to thank everyone for their input.

I have gone with Uniroyal Rainsport 3s
Very good choice
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Michelin Pilot Primacy - great combination of grip, quietness and best of all loooooong lasting (unlike the PS3s I've used before). Get the reinforced ones and they protect your wheel rims from the curb.
I just had a full set of Michelin Primacy 3's fitted to my GTV today. They were available locally at a fairly high price, but not unreasonable (less than twice the price of the cheapest option). I wanted a tyre that was known to be low noise.

They are superb and (along with a wheel alignment and a lower subframe brace) have transformed the car!

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