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When replacing my brakes I noticed a bad gash to the inside face of my tyre. It's a conti sport 2, and to replace it is going to be £130.00 for one. I've been on the bay and seen some Pirelli p zero nero for about £160.00 a pair and Toyo proxes t1-r for £140.00 a pair. Which would you go for?
 

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Toyo T1r, they won't last as long but they'll be grippier.
 

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The passionate Italian car owner in me would go for Pirelli, but they aren't good in the wet although they do last well. The boy racer in me would go for Toyo or Yokohama but expect them to last half as long!
Common sense would succeed though and get Uni-Royal Rallye diectional rain tyre specialists (best of both worlds)
Sorry to give you a third choice:lol:
 

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I don't like any pirelli's much, or the Toyo's :rolleyes:

I would go with Goodyear Assymetrics, Vedestein sessanta, or if on a budget the Falken FK-452's
 

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Im runing Pirellis at the moment. There ok not amazing in the wet thou. Eagal F1s or Bridgestones are my preferd choice.
 

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What's wrong with Conti Sport 2s? (I know the one on it has a gash). I've used the contis for a couple of years and found them to have good grip with a decent lifespan.

Have had used Pirelli before and agree they're a bit pants in the wet. Haven't tried the Toyos as no one seems to stock them near me.
 

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£130.00 each is what's wrong!:cry: It's a good tyre but it's £260.00 for a pair compared to the pirelli and toyo tyres which are about £160-£180 a pair.
 

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Blackcircles.com got 2 of them last week fitted, etc for £154.
 

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I had Pirelli P Zero Neros on my 156 and had no issues with them in the wet.

I replaced them with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx because they were a few quid cheaper but equally as good if not better.

I'm probably going to give the Goodyear Eagle Asymmetrics a try next.
 

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Think I'm going to go asymmetric. Found them here for a good price. Could somebody confirm whether the loading and speed rating are correct? The car is a 2.0 147 with 215/45/17 wheels
GOODYEAR TYRES / CAR / GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC - 215/45R17 91Y XL TL :: £87.80 :: Car Tyres - MPV Tyres - People Carrier Tyres :: R17" - 215/45/17, 215/45 R 17 ::
Don't really want to muddy the waters if you've already decided but my 159 is on Eagle F1 Asymmetric's and although grip is fine and they're wearing well; they do seem to generate an awful lot of tyre roar. Maybe all 159's suffer from this, but I seem to remember reading a thread on here where someone said their 159 was very quiet... I will be trying something else when they need changing to try and quieten things down.

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Don't really want to muddy the waters if you've already decided but my 159 is on Eagle F1 Asymmetric's and although grip is fine and they're wearing well; they do seem to generate an awful lot of tyre roar. Maybe all 159's suffer from this, but I seem to remember reading a thread on here where someone said their 159 was very quiet... I will be trying something else when they need changing to try and quieten things down.

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Thanks John. I know the 159 does usually suffer from excessive tyre wear due to the camber I think. I'd hope this may be the reason for the noise, and possibly something that will not be a problem on the 147!

Amazing how difficult it is to chose something as simple as a tyre!
 
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