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Old 15 Aug 2005, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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handling in the wet!!

Hello all, i had an awfull weekend, as you know i have only just bought my uk300, and i lost it on a roundabout and ended up in the middle of it damaging only my tyre!!! I wasnt even going fast but made mistake of dropping from 3rd to second and must of got the gearing wrong as the backend went out and tried correcting but it just span 45deg and decieded to visit the grass roundabout....
On the front i have new cheap tyres and and cheap different make on the back, not my choice the car came with them. the handling is perfect in the dry but wet i am now really scared.I am looking to get these P ZERO SYSTEM Direzionale 225/40 ZR18 88Y all round. What do you fella's have and what are your recomendations and ones to avoid
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have P-Zero's on mine simply because they came with my alloys I will be trying Toyo's Proxies as I think you'll find most people will use them on here I can get them for about 86 I think (215/35/18) from a web site, I will find the link for you...
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I've seen bad things happen with P-Zeroes in the wet!

Personally I'm using Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD03's on mine and have had pretty good experiences with them.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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probably doesnt help the odd tyres but dropping into a situation like that would probably happen on any tyre.

I had revs too high on full lock (junction) turning right a 1 week old full set of toyos... back end came around like a good un

Easy down with such a powerfull car :P
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get toyo's mate i've always found pirelli's a bit tooooo hard ........... 8)
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've seen bad things happen with P-Zeroes in the wet!

Personally I'm using Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD03's on mine and have had pretty good experiences with them.
Still getting used to the car, but thanks for the warning!!
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I still have the stock potenza's on, but will fit toyos when these are shot

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Old 16 Aug 2005, 06:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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yokohama parada spec 2`s though only had em on about a week so aint pushed them in the wet yet-will let ya know though dont usually rate yokes in the wet had some a520`s way bk and put me right off yokes mainly due to aquaplaining-would have bought f1`s but dont do my size.
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Old 16 Aug 2005, 07:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've had Pzeros on my car in the past and have to say they are fine in the dry but in the wet it's a different story. Skittish to say the least.
I have now got Toyo T1-S on. Fantastic in the dry and in the wet. Highly recommended.

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Old 16 Aug 2005, 06:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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you really have to drive a little bit cautious in the wet, i do not do anything stupid, i have pirrelli p zero neo's on mine, fantastic in the dry, in the wet i do not do anything stupid, just not worth it.
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I think I'm a little disappointed with the P-Zero's, cant wait to get the toyo's on there and see what they are like They dont tend to grip so well on these roads down in Devon!!
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I had P Zeros on my Scoob which weren't bad in the dry but were quite shocking in the wet - especially when the tread depth started to reduce.

I have tried Toyos and whilst they weren't bad they were not as good as I had expected and they wore out rather quickly. What I did fit to the Scoob before I sold it were Falken 451's. Excellent dry and wet weather tyre at a bloody good price too. The 512 is a more everyday tyre and gives superb handling in the wet too

I will be fitting Falkens to my Evo when my current ones need changing 8)
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Old 16 Aug 2005, 10:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have PZero's, (I think they are 6000 not too sure without looking), cant fault them...

was told they are good in the wet as they disperse water well..... as I said I cant fault them.... handles well in the wet, so far......
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 02:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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cheers

Cheers for all your suggestions, I will go to bracknall tryes as they are the cheapest about for the well known brands. Im probaly being too quick in blaming the rubber and should really blame myself for not taking notice of weather conditions, speed and revs and accerlartion pressure.
do any of you know where you can go and get one-to-one instructors for the day usually round a track and skid pan using your own car, We all think we are great drivers but it would be good for somebody to teach me in my car so i can be safer to me, the car and to others....
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Nobby suggested to me that I should go on an airfield type thing and try it out there. Miles of space and cant hit anything, well, hopefully

Hoping to go up to the Pro Drive course where a gent on here called Jag, is able to setup one on one tution through top instructors.. I was and still am, really considering to do it.
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