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**Unofficial Tyre Thread**

Discussion in 'Motors' started by rossk26, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. rossk26

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    The amount of tyre requests/questions we get on here I thought I would put together an unofficial tyre thread to reduce the amount of new threads that arise.

    So I'm after 2 new front tyres in 225/40/18, and I want Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 - (225/40 R18 92Y XL). Cheapest I have found so far is Camskill and Lovetyres @ £210.98 delivered. Can anyone find a cheaper price?
     
  2. Gibbo

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    Its simple buy what will fit your car in this order for a road car thats driven in a sporty manner with maybe the odd trackday:-

    1. Michelin SuperSport
    2. Goodyear Eage F1 Asymmetric 2 / ContiSport 5
    3. Pirelli Pzero / Bridgestone RE050A

    If its just a road car driven around town, aim for best braking tyres so:-
    1. Conti CS3 / CS5
    2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
    3. Michelin SuportSport

    If your driving like a hoon everywhere and doing a lot of track work but its also your road car:-

    1. Yokohama AD08's
    2. Michelin SuperSports
    3. R888's

    Thread over. ;)
     
  3. Hostile-17

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    shortest tyre thread in OcUK history :D
     
  4. DampDog

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  5. rossk26

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    That's a very good guide! But I was more after trying to have someone beat the price I found :D
     
  6. NathWraith

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    Gibbo you missed out Bridgestone Potenza RE70
     
  7. mrk

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    Where are the Sessanta tyres!
     
  8. bledd

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    Syrons? :p how could you forget the Syrons
     
  9. Muffin`

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    No one has made it back alive to comment
     
  10. rossk26

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    Camskill it is! £10 fuel voucher for buying 2 tyres, that'll do me.
     
  11. Gibbo

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    An AD08 competitor for sure, but I think its only available in very limited sizes as it was a Subaru o.e. tyre.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    Having had both I would not be ranking CS3 above F1A2.
     
  13. Gibbo

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    Good information to be had, tried the newer CS5 yet Fox?
     
  14. rossk26

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    What about the CS5? Can get them for roughly £10 cheaper than the F1A2's, however it comes out equal as with the F1A2's they are giving £10 fuel voucher...
     
  15. Eliot

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    Pedant

    But But, only one of those is available in 195/55/15!

    /Pedant

    ;)
     
  16. Firestar_3x

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    In the bin, with the FK452's.
     
  17. NathWraith

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    yeah man, I do want some for my hybrid y0 once I get some beefier wheels
     
  18. Gibbo

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    Time for bigger wheels or a new car then. :p
     
  19. [TW]Fox

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    Conti refuse to produce them in my rear size so no :(
     
  20. Firestar_3x

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    They are excellent, however it would be hard to pick between the CS5 and F1A2's.