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Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 205/50 R16 87Y BSW 5 71.43%
Pirelli P Zero Asimmetrico 205/50 ZR16 87Y 2 28.57%
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Old 30 Nov 2004, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which tyres?

Hi,

I've just brought some alloys and will need new tyres before their fitted.

Can any1 recommend anything?

I was thinking of either Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 205/50 R16 87Y BSW or Pirelli P Zero Asimmetrico 205/50 ZR16 87Y

What do you think?

P.s. I don't know much about tyres so any help in choosing will be much appreciated, I'm after tyres with great grip in the dry but also in the wet cause of our great weather :wink:

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Old 30 Nov 2004, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi spanky, have no experience of either of these, but did read recently (and i think it was nelson who wrote it) about Goodyear side walls cracking?

Nelson correct me if I am wrong please :wink: .


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Old 30 Nov 2004, 07:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi spanky, have no experience of either of these, but did read recently (and i think it was nelson who wrote it) about Goodyear side walls cracking?

Nelson correct me if I am wrong please :wink: .


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Hmm, a little bit worrying :shock:
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Old 30 Nov 2004, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just found it, under a thread called "tyre choice" under this forum.

Goodyears as mentioned (though not sure which model) have splits in the side walls.
Nelsons site http://www.sw-pc.com/ has more info ( havent read it) but knowing nelson it will be informative.

P zeros get a mention regarding tramlining


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Old 30 Nov 2004, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers Buzz I'll go read that now,

Whats tramlining?
I've seen that mentioned a couple of times.

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Old 30 Nov 2004, 07:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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its where your tyres pick up lines in the road and you feel the steering go abit heavy as the tyres follow them, little un-nerving at first, but you get used to it, its easy enough to steer out of though, feels like the car is taking you on rails hence the name.
Low profiles seem to make it more noticable, and noticed it even more after i recently fitted strut braces :shock:


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Old 30 Nov 2004, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Cheers for clearing that 1 up Buzz.

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No probs, that was the un-technical version :wink:


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Re: Which tyres?

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Hi,

I've just brought some alloys and will need new tyres before their fitted.

Can any1 recommend anything?

I was thinking of either Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 205/50 R16 87Y BSW or Pirelli P Zero Asimmetrico 205/50 ZR16 87Y

What do you think?

P.s. I don't know much about tyres so any help in choosing will be much appreciated, I'm after tyres with great grip in the dry but also in the wet cause of our great weather :wink:

Are you limited to a choice between the two Spanky?

Nobby

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Old 30 Nov 2004, 08:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No not limited at all, I was originally looking at bridgestone S03s but have since read a lot of negative feedback of those in the wet, so just taking a look round the various scooby forums these 2 seemed to be mentioned the most as being good buys.

Quite a few people have mentioned the toyos t1rs i think they're called :?

but the website i've been given which seems to have some good prices doesn't sell them.

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No not limited at all, I was originally looking at bridgestone S03s but have since read a lot of negative feedback of those in the wet, so just taking a look round the various scooby forums these 2 seemed to be mentioned the most as being good buys.

Quite a few people have mentioned the toyos t1rs i think they're called :?

but the website i've been given which seems to have some good prices doesn't sell them.

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The link below should help.... Toyo Proxes T 1 S.

E-tyres

The prices are fitted balanced inc vat etc.... They come to you... hope this helps

http://www.etyres.co.uk/car-tyres-uk...ly=F&tyre4X4=F

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Old 30 Nov 2004, 09:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Cheers Nobby great link,

If I go for the toyos i'll definately use that place, but the eagle f1s were a bit expensive with them.

It would be cheaper for me to buy them elsewhere and then get them fitted somewhere local.

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thats one to put in the favorites, nice link nobby :wink:


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I am using Toyo's at the moment and I am very pleased with them....... far better than the OEM Pirrelli P-Zero's
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Old 01 Dec 2004, 08:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for voting/ posting

Due to the large amount of people recommending the toyos across the forums that I posted on, it looks like I'll be getting them.

Thanks again for that link Nobby.

If all go's well I might have these on by the weekend

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