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Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 19 27.94%
Pirelli P Zero Nero 11 16.18%
Bridgestone Potenza 11 16.18%
Dunlop SP Sport 9000 2 2.94%
Michelin Pilot Exalto 2 2.94%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 5.88%
Yokohama AVS db 2 2.94%
Other (Please specify) 17 25.00%
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Which tyres do you recommend?

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Potenzas.........
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I prefer to fit tyres!
 
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As Nev implies, I too wouldn't recommend being tired, particularly if you've going to make a long journey (unless of course you're journey takes you to the USA, in which case you'll need tires).
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Sorry about this tire/tyre thing, but I can't change it now
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Nankangs are good

 
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Pirelli's - as I've said before great calendar ; Italian Tyres for an Italian Car
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I'm on Continentel SportContact 2.

Couldn't get Conti SC3, when I ordered. I went for Conti, cause I tried Michelin Pilot Sport I, Goodyear Eagle F1 and Bridgestone on my former Golf R32. I tried Bridgestone S03 Pole Position on my old Mercedes 190 2.6 Sportline.

I was okay with Goodyear ran them till them punctured literally, but now I wanted to try Conti, and I am happy. They have plenty of grip, but I would like to try Pirelli at some point.
 
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My 2.0 Alfa 147 car came with rough and noisy Pirelli Pzero Nero. I replaced them with quiet and comfortable Yokohama V550 dB and then with Yokohama C.drive.

The C.drive are similarly comfortable and quiet to the V550 dB but have more grip.

Driving On fake cobble stones, the 147 almost fell to peices when fitted with Pzero neros....... but hardly notice them with the C.drive.


however as the car has 215x45x17" tyres, nothing works on corregated dirt roads!!!!!!!
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Goodyear eagle gsd3's
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Nankangs are good
A friend of mine bought a set of 205 and even though they say 205, he measured them and they were 198 mm wide... Now he's trying to sell them.
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Sorry about this tire/tyre thing, but I can't change it now
That's okay, we're just being anal I have Yokohomas (sp?) on my MG, Pirelli's on my 33, and some cheap crap on my GTV which the previous owner fitted
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I have GSD 3s on the front and Nankang dark horse pilapoopoos on the back which I am thinking about putting on the front to wear them out sooner! They are Z rated though!

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I see that noone stands for the Dunlop SP Sport 9000. I was kind of hoping to get some feedback for that tyre.
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Yokohama S Drive's. Have always had Yoko's, mainly cos my brother works for them and I get them cheap but they always seem to be good, better then the Eagle F1's that were on the GTV when I got it
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Depends on the bloody car ...other !
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In my experience,
Bridgestone (S02/03) very good,
Eagle F1, very good but noisy
Yokohama Very good,
Falken (FK451) very good.
Hankook very goodgood.
Pirelli P6000 Average,
Nankang good for the money.

Not tried Toyo's or Michelin yet.

Currently running Falken FK-451's on my Coupe which are anong the best I have used and they are pretty good value also.

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Can you post tyres and mileage?

Me:

Michelin Pilot Exalto
205/55 16
20 000Km so far (half way through)
Extremely quiet, grip is good.
Expensive.
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I have Yokohama Prada Spec 2 on my 147 and they are great, very sticky in this weather (its warm and dry at the moment) and quite good in the wet as well, however bobins in the snow
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Goodyear eagle f1 gsd3
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P Zero Rosso's are excellent as are P6000's. The Dunlop SP2000e's are good also!
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Continental Sport Contact 2.

Very good, much better than the Michelin Pilot Sports that were on there before.
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My 147 GTA was delivered in July 2005 with Bridgestone Potenza RE-050's fitted and I found them to be well suited to the car.

A couple of months ago I tried to order replacements, and the local Bridgestone agents were unable to supply from stock and refused to place an order for me. I contacted the local Yokohama agents looking for AVS Sports but they also were unable to supply either from stock or via special order.

I eventually approached the local Michelin agent and had a set of Pilot Sport PS2's fitted, and they are superb.... comfortable, quiet, and very grippy.
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Firestone Firehawk SZ80, they perform as well as the Pirellis, but last twice as long.
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Always a contested point- tyre choice. It makes a difference what speed rating as to what tyres are available, and there's always the horses for courses argument.

However, many people often say that the expensive premium brand tyres are not good, and much cheaper ones are often better. I think that often the comparative Michelins/ Goodyears are just about worn out and 3 years old whereas the new budget brand tyres have nice grippy pliable rubber. Obviously a new tyre should vastly outperform an old tyre!

Like for like, I've found quite a strong relationship between price and important factors like grip, handling and life. In order to be accurate, I think peoples observations need to be based on the same car in largely the same conditions, and I wonder how often that happens

Personally, and from fairly recent experience, I like Michelin, Goodyear, Yokohama and Bridgestone.
Cheaper but decent alternatives are Avon, Firestone (not the F690s though), Vredestein and Hankook.
I don't like Nangkang, Fate, Tigar, Pirelli P6000, GT Tyres, Jing Tong or Stunner (made by Marangoni).

It's worth remembering that it's Michelin that's specced for the Carrerra GT and Veyron- not Nangkang or Toyo.
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