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Eagle F1 Tyres

Quick question, anyone on the forum in the tyre trade ? . I am looking for an Eagle F1 205 50 R16 tyre. Unable to source in Dublin
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Just make sure if ordering tyres online that you've got someone who will fit them for you, not all tyre places will fit tyres sourced elsewhere
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Cathal H , Thats the one , e-mail sent.


David P , Your so right, have it covered, mate has tyre machine.


Many thanks to both of you for quick replies. Hopefully problem is now resolved.
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Make sure if you buy form the UK that they are 'E' marked. Many tyres form UK are not.
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why eagle F1 particularly , I had them before but since I put Bridgestones re05a's on the cars a few years ago I wouldnt go back .. The bodywork will fall off before the Bridges loose grip
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No reason other than the set on the car have only done 3K and one got damaged
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did you find them ?
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why eagle F1 particularly , I had them before but since I put Bridgestones re05a's on the cars a few years ago I wouldnt go back .. The bodywork will fall off before the Bridges loose grip
Interesting, i've found the opposite.
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re05a's?


I have them on every car since 2002 , 147 2ltr, 156Ti, Ford KA ( I KNOW !) BMW mini one ( I know again!) 166 , 156 , And fiat dieeasal van and cant fault them > But you do have 250 ish break on your fronts , so would think anything would be a proble holding that sort of power . All I can give is my opinion and in all the cars in total have doen 200-250 K miles on them and never once have they been a problem . I had fi's for a while and there were a good tyre , but Bridges are better in my opinion .

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Not trying to be controversial, just found the f1s to be the best gripping tyre I've ever had, though that was on a smaller wheel, still with 230hp. The bridgestones I've only had on the Gta and they're great and a little more expensive. They do last longer though, and almost as good gripwise, so probably a better all round tyre. Just interesting how people find things so different.
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Wasnt worried that you were being controversial , this is a forum we all have views if we ha all the same view wouldnt be on here tbh.. My young fella will kill me coz I cant remember ! it was either d2s or d3s but why i changed to bridgestones is that my tyre guy ( who gives me trade price's) got d2's ( or d3's !) and they were terrible and then I changed to Bridgstones . They couldnt get the particular f1's (d2s or d3s?) again so when the bridgees were good I never went back . I've seen people rave about a particular tyre when I found them terrible in 31 years of driving I have been through a few brands but its only since 1999 that I've had cars that I want to corner in
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There was both on the 147, D2 originally from the factory and the D3's we got after that. I think the RE050A's are epic have them on the 156 cannot no matter how hatchet you want to be get them to break loose.
 
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I found the Eagle F1's ridiculously noisy and I only had them on the back. When I changed to the Toyo Proxies it was like I was driving a different car.
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Not trying to be controversial, just found the f1s to be the best gripping tyre I've ever had, though that was on a smaller wheel, still with 230hp. The bridgestones I've only had on the Gta and they're great and a little more expensive. They do last longer though, and almost as good gripwise, so probably a better all round tyre. Just interesting how people find things so different.
Had these on my 156 V6, very grippy due to a softer compound and tread, but didn't last long
I drive like captain slow nowadays so I look more towards cheap, functional and quiet tyres
I did also hear that they could no longer manufacturer because of some regulation coming in, but that was a few years ago :think:
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Have one Continental on the front and the rest are Goodyear Excellence.
Had Eagle F1s before that (225/45/17) - loved them and regret going for the Excellence...
Oh and I know you'll all reply saying I shouldn't mix brands....
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Yeah its called recession madness

Sourced one at Camskills as recommended by Cathal H.

Never had any problems with lack of grip with F1's have been fitting them for years without any problems
however im told they are to be no more so will have to move to a different brand, maybe Bridgestone!
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Loved my Eagle F1's I had on the Integra Type-R, like a limpit. Didnt care too much about road noise or tyre wear at the time.
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does anybody know a place where they put on tires I bought over the net? my local refused it yesterday (change of management).
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does anybody know a place where they put on tires I bought over the net? my local refused it yesterday (change of management).
Colins Engineering in Bray will do it for you Levente.
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