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    yet another tyre thread, but will soon need some new rubber for the VXR 235,35,19s.

    Would be interested to hear what other VXR owners are using & would recommend.

    Thanks

    PS, Currently on original contis, so this will be first change

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    mine were contis but they didnt seem that good, best place to find out is visiting the vxr forum some good advice there

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    michelin pilot sport 2's or 3's (good alrounder)
    uniroyal rain sports (awesome wet tyre, surprisingly lol)
    verdersteins (these are the business look and sound like budgets but they are anything but, my 1st choice)
    yoko parada spec 2 (best for dry grip, ****e in the wet and will not last very long on the front wheels of a vxr vec)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rab View Post
    uniroyal rain sports (awesome wet tyre, surprisingly lol)
    Even better in the dry. I presume you mean the rainsport2?

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    Goodyear F1 Asymmetric about £150 a corner from Camskill.

    42 psi front and 38 rear....perfect tyres wet or dry.

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    thanks for the replies guys.

    Had GY F1s on my previous estate, but they were the older directional tyres. Looked good but I didn't rate them at all. Think they have put me off Goodyear.

    May try try the uniroyals, or the verdersteins

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    just out of intrest,what mileage did you get out of the original contis

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    on 16,000 now and front pair getting low

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    The old F1 are crap new ones are so much better though...myself and I think spoons run them, so they can't be that bad ;>

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    the rear conti sp contact 3 on mine is nosier then the sunny on the front

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