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I’m going to have to buy 4 new tyres for my 156 shortly.

The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx on the front have lasted 17,000 miles and have been excellent!

The Pirelli P Zero Nero on the rear have lasted 45,000 miles (from new) and have been OK although the inner edges a badly feathered/tapered.

Searching the net came up with the following prices;

Dunlop SP Sport Maxx - £89.40 each @ My Tyres
Pirelli P Zero Nero - £87.10 each @ My Tyres

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric - £87.80 each @ Camskill Performance

Can anyone find me a better tyre or a better price or both?

Tyre size and specification is 215/45 ZR17 91Y.
 

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The Goodyear Eagle GSD3 are currently on offer at Camskill at £75.36 a corner in your size. I think these are what the Asymmetrics have replaced.

There's also Toyo Proxes T1R but only in 91W at £70.60, maybe worth a gamble would be the Hankook K110 V12 Evo at only £52.80 each in a 91Y, these have had brilliant writeups although I've never used them myself.

And again, Kumho Ecsta Sport KU31 at only £50.60 (W rated), Jus recommended these to me and I have top agree with him on how good they are, I have these on the back of my 156 and oversteer is not an issue in the wet unless I try really hard to provoke it. And this is with Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas on the front, known for how grippy they are in the wet. Unfortunately you can't get the Vreds in 215/45/17, only 225/45/17.

You really seem to rate the Dunlops, maybe you should stick with them if you are happy with them? I had Dunlop SP Sport 3000 on the front of my 156 when I bought it and I thought they were a bit naff tbh, but maybe the Sport Maxx are much better?
 

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The Goodyear Eagle GSD3 are currently on offer at Camskill at £75.36 a corner in your size. I think these are what the Asymmetrics have replaced.

There's also Toyo Proxes T1R but only in 91W at £70.60, maybe worth a gamble would be the Hankook K110 V12 Evo at only £52.80 each in a 91Y, these have had brilliant writeups although I've never used them myself.

And again, Kumho Ecsta Sport KU31 at only £50.60 (W rated), Jus recommended these to me and I have top agree with him on how good they are, I have these on the back of my 156 and oversteer is not an issue in the wet unless I try really hard to provoke it. And this is with Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas on the front, known for how grippy they are in the wet. Unfortunately you can't get the Vreds in 215/45/17, only 225/45/17.

You really seem to rate the Dunlops, maybe you should stick with them if you are happy with them? I had Dunlop SP Sport 3000 on the front of my 156 when I bought it and I thought they were a bit naff tbh, but maybe the Sport Maxx are much better?
GSD3 are the superceeded eagle F1 and IMHO are not as good as the F1 asymetric ( but still an excellent tyre) the asymetric are better in the wet and have less road noise

I had the Kumho sport on my twin spark and they where an excellent tyre. they are being fitted as standard fitment on quite a lot of cars now
 

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Goodyear asymmetric (extra load, 225 45 17) have been fine on the GT. Rim protection is a bonus, and the tyre looks wider as a result. I think the Bridgestones (the high spec ones - can't remember the code) that the Goddyears replaced might slightly have had the edge, but the Goodyears were cheaper - and in stock. The front lower wishbones are worn, so maybe that play is influencing things! We shall see how they work with Q2/FSDs/Eibach soon.
 

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Interesting to see that Pirellis have lasted so long... its the main reason i didnt bought them as i thought its a very soft rubber prone to wear shortly... I use ContiSportContacts 2, they last over 30k miles with good grip and low road noise.
 

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I bought the goodyear f1 asymmetric from Camskill. Gave them a bit of stick on a drive down to the South coast at the weekend and they seem pretty good
 

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I'm going to call a couple of local independent places tomorrow to see how their prices compare.
 

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C & S Tyres in Boro can do the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric for £99 each inclusive.
 

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Try Hometyre
Highly recomended
 

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I sound like an ad for blackcirlces.com, but i have used them for all my tyres in the last 4 years (and i get through them :) )

Your Size - Goodyear F1 £95 or PZero £97, or may more brands.
I used Blackcirles last time I bought tyres but My Tyres and Camskill are both cheaper this time round.
 

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I decided to go for the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics. They should be fitted by the end of the week.
 
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