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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1565984
10/03/2016 11:22
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That's a good point about driving within the spec of the tyre, H_R. I'd have thought an insurance company would be hard pushed to prove that you were exceeding the marked rating, unless there was compelling evidence. Given that (presumably) you are permitted to drive (a limited distance) with a space-saver and that winter tyres (used correctly) should lower your risk factor, it would be a very harsh decision to decline a claim based on speed rating.

Wait, this is insurance companies - of course they will duck their responsibilities!

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1583463
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To revive the thread just wondered if anyone has tried the Bridgestone POtenza Adrenalin RE002 tyre on a Coupe? - http://www.bridgestone.co.uk/car-tyres/summer-tyres-potenza/adrenalin-re002/tyre-sizes/

Look like it could be reasonably good tyre for use on track whilst being OK for road use. I'm limited on tyre for hillclimbing and my Yokohama AD08s have pretty much had it so I need replacements (the AD08R isn't on my permitted list so unfortunately no good for me).


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1584786
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I have the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002 tyres, superb! Far superior than the Toyos I use to go for.

Much better grip, ride and road noise than the Toyos.

Just about to get some more of these, so highly recommend them.

John

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Johntk256] #1585094
20/09/2016 23:04
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Thanks John, good to know. Need to see what tyres we are allowed in my class at Harewood next year (if I replace the engine in the car) but if it is the same list as this year I think they have to be the best option.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Nigel] #1586180
07/10/2016 11:56
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Originally Posted By: Nigel
Next set on the Coupe will be Michelin Pilot Sports, Conti SC5 or maybe even Yokohama AD08 if I can get them in the correct size

I am picking up Michelin PS3's tomorrow and will let you know how they handle in a couple of weeks.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1586213
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As for the Falken FK452 I have been running them for the past 3 years. For my modded coop they work great when new, but once were starts appearing they start to loose grip in slow corners.

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: crgracing] #1590668
21/12/2016 16:49
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I'm still running 225/45 16's but with the rapidly diminishing choice in that size, I wondered if anyone had tried the Hankook Ventus Prime 2 on a coupe and what they thought of it, as (even though it has now been superseded by the VP3 in other sizes) it appears to be one of the most modern Tyre designs remaining in that size; with a decent B rating in the wet too?
Still sounds like a character from "Transformers" mind!
Any feedback appreciated.
Cheers.
Chris


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1592508
22/01/2017 23:57
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I have just purchased a set of 4 federal 595rs-r 215/40r17 I hope to receivem on tuesday and fit them by the end of the week. I Will update you guys with my opinion on theese.

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: crgracing] #1592529
23/01/2017 11:11
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Originally Posted By: crgracing
I have just purchased a set of 4 federal 595rs-r 215/40r17 I hope to receivem on tuesday and fit them by the end of the week. I Will update you guys with my opinion on theese.
Those are super noisy - 72dB of "fun", hard side walls and poor in rain. Doesn't matter if you will be using them on a track though.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: NoGatsos] #1592530
23/01/2017 11:13
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Originally Posted By: NoGatsos
I'm still running 225/45 16's but with the rapidly diminishing choice in that size
you can look for 205/50/16 or 215/45/16 tyres. wink


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1592639
24/01/2017 12:31
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Deann no a problem it dosent rain much in Barcelona ha ha ha. I never use the coop when it rains. Igual have heard that they are very noisy but I hope that with the loud exhaust I have I wont hear it.

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1592643
24/01/2017 13:11
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Hehehe, fair enough wink


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1594784
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Forgot to leave feedback on the federal 595rsr. Whats a great tyre running 298hp and at te moment the best tyre I have used.

In corners its great high stability. I have used falKen 912 and 452 toyo proxes and Will not use them again.

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: crgracing] #1600116
08/05/2017 10:09
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While updating the 'Coupé Costs' spreadsheet just now, I noticed something that I thought I'd share on here. The Yokohama Advan Neova AD08Rs I'm currently running have now covered 12,000 miles. Sure, I rotated the fronts to the rear when they started to get a little thin but both sets are still good, the fronts having plenty of life left.

Pretty impressive for over 400bhp and me driving I thought thumb

Might swing a decision for someone worried about them falling to bits. They've also been on through two winters without issue in bad conditions. I will be buying them again smile


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1600120
08/05/2017 11:41
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Cheers for the update Trappy, I finally swapped my end of life T1R's for AD08R's and now have them on all 4 corners. Pleased to hear you are getting good life from them.

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1603120
22/06/2017 12:42
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If you are not a speed demon I still think the Conti Sport Contact 2's are superb. Huge improvement especially in ride. thumb

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1603121
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Hankook Ventus Prime are doing well on my OE 15 inch wheels


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1603123
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I got to say that cheap Nexen N'fera SU1 are doing great on my 20VT with GT2871R. I bought them after fitting them to my E90 325i. Phenomenal value for money and really good in the rain (way better wet braking than Dunlop Sport Maxx RT).


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: deannn_20VT] #1603324
26/06/2017 11:40
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Originally Posted By deannn_20VT
I got to say that cheap Nexen N'fera SU1 are doing great on my 20VT with GT2871R. I bought them after fitting them to my E90 325i. Phenomenal value for money and really good in the rain (way better wet braking than Dunlop Sport Maxx RT).


Good to see another users feedback with Nexen. I am running N8000's and to date far surpass the former Falken's offered for wet grip.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1603550
29/06/2017 19:39
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My Dads very powerful Plus had T1r all round and I told him for a long time they are average and old technology. I recommended Michelins or continenals but cant get the best models in 16" so went for Yokohama advan AD08 all round and the difference is huge! Even he said, wish I done it earlier.

Ive always believed and probably mentioned in this post, if you have power, even 220bhp is not to be sniffed at, you need to get the best tyres you afford/buy.
Even if you think you dont drive fast, its not just about that, its about confidence, braking, steering, turn in, feel, wet etc etc.....


Now in the 400+ bhp club!
Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: technics] #1603577
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Originally Posted By technics
My Dads very powerful Plus had T1r all round and I told him for a long time they are average and old technology. I recommended Michelins or continenals but cant get the best models in 16" so went for Yokohama advan AD08 all round and the difference is huge! Even he said, wish I done it earlier.

Ive always believed and probably mentioned in this post, if you have power, even 220bhp is not to be sniffed at, you need to get the best tyres you afford/buy.
Even if you think you dont drive fast, its not just about that, its about confidence, braking, steering, turn in, feel, wet etc etc.....


They really are epic! I'm beginning to suspect they might also be the best wearing tyre I've ever used too... shocked

If that is true (I've never kept records of mileage for other tyres) then there's certainly a strong case for value too thumb


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Trappy] #1603629
30/06/2017 16:32
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They are a bloody good track tyre too...loads of grip, and the stiff sidewall makes a car feel more 'pointy' etc.

When I went to R888's I was staggered at the difference in feel.... as long as it's dry! wink


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1607193
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Having started this thread earlier last year, I can now report back on the Uniroyal Rainsport 3s I bought - at the end of their life.

Firstly, they are damn good in the rain, which is surely the entire point. In the dry they are 'ok', not in anyway bad, just ok. But then when they start to wear their talents start to fade rapidly. My fronts are now due a replacement and have just checked the mileage to find I have covered 8000 miles on them. My car is standard, and though it has about 220 bhp going through the front wheels I would have hoped they'd last a bit longer. I suppose they are quite a soft compound though.

As I rarely drive the coop in the rain anymore, I aren't that bothered about excellent wet weather ability, more how they perform in the dry to be honest. Been thinking about Toyo Proxes again, but have found Pirelli Cinturato P7s for sale at ATS euromaster at £97 fitted (for 2!). Anyone know if these P7 are ok for performance cars or should I steer clear?


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1607294
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My tuppance on this.
The Coupe I recently bought for my trackday shinagans came with RainSports, on driving it home I thought the turn-in was a bit vague and no-where near as good as the original Pirelli's (P Zeros's) or the Toyo T1R's fitted to my other Coupe.

I then took the car onto my first trackday with it and if you follow that thread, the rainsports we're absolutely appalling on the track, they overheated very quickly and yes to be fair my suspension was standard and a bit old, but the tyre wall flexed so much I drove around corners on the side wall, the wear was pretty horrific to!

As I mentioned on that thread, these tyres feel like a winter tyre, soft tyre wall, soft compound, good for cooler wetter temps'

I suspect I shall be flamed here, but unless you drive in the wet a lot and in cold clims - oh like a British Summer, I really think these are an inappropriate choice of tyre for a Coupe.

Related to the P7, prior to buying my Toyo T1R's (which I find are pretty good), I looked into the Pirelli P7's, I'm pretty certain there is a thread here that discusses them, but the overall opinion is/was that they are not a very good tyre for the Coupe.

Finally, agree that the Yoko's AD08 are good, I've heard lots of good things about them, though I've not tried them myself, but am looking at these as an intermediate wet/dry tyre for my trackcar, though that said the Toyo R888R have proved AMAZING on the saturated Snetterton track in July (2017), but I would suspect that there longevity on the road would be very short as they are very, very stickey - I have a picture from the Nordschleife trip, where the wedge I use to keep the car put when parked (engine on cool down, handbrake not used), was very "stuck" on the tyre!!!

Sg

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1608309
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What difference would 5mm make??
Speedo, clearance, etc

Tr-1 205/50 87w £80
Tr-1 205/55 91w £62

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Blueboyracer] #1608317
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Originally Posted By Blueboyracer
What difference would 5mm make??
Speedo, clearance, etc

Tr-1 205/50 87w £80
Tr-1 205/55 91w £62


That's not 5mm difference, it's 5% higher aspect ratio. The tyre sidewall is 55% of the width, i.e. 112.75mm sidewall height, versus 102.5mm for the OE size. The tyre will therefore be just over 20mm greater in diameter.

You can get Uniroyal Rainsport 3 in 205/50 for just under £61 a corner - way better than Toyo T1-R


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Nigel] #1608324
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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1608325
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Fantastic peeps, thanks

Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1610084
20/10/2017 11:17
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Just sat at the tyre place having Toyos fitted! Got them on eBay for £105 for two. Leaving the Rainsports on the back though and decided not to rotate them.


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Re: Tyre'd about tyres [Re: Slugcatcher1] #1610085
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I was going to buy those of fleabay too - how much were you charged for fitting?

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