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    Default Help me choose the best summer tyre

    Since my daily mileage has dropped significantly (from 100 to 30) and considering the fact I now only drive near the coast where it never snows, I decided to buy new summer tyres instead of winter ones.

    I've narrowed my list down to three candidates, basing my decision solely on the ADAC test http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/tests...25_45_R17.aspx


    Pirelli CINTURATO P7 225/45 R17 91Y

    Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX TT 225/45 R17 91Y

    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 225/45 R17 91Y



    I only have experience with the Goodyear tyre. It's astoundingly good in the wet and gives good grip in the dry. But a downside is fuel economy and in my case wear.

    The Dunlops are on my list because they are very good in the dry, quite good in the wet and are reasonably quiet.

    Pirellis got the worst result in grip (but only just), but are the quietest, got the best result in tyre rolling resistance (or whatever smart people call it ) and don't wear as much as the other two.


    The most important thing I want from a tyre is grip in the wet (high speed stability) and durability. These are all priced similarly so money's not an issue. They're around 110-125€ a corner (fitted).

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    goodyear eagle as standard are good but track to lines in road
    michelin primacy are better and last longer... trying continental contact sport soon..
    will update

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    Dont quite understand this summer tyre / winter tyre thing.

    When I put tyres on, they're always good quality, of the general all weather type, and stay on until they're in need of replacement.

    When it snows, is icy, or in torrential rain, I drive accordingly.

    (Its worked for me for 35 + years)
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    Toyo Proxes T1-R are supposed to be very good, as are Nexen N3000's. When my dad had his Lexus GS300, he'd always put the Nexen's on because they stuck like glue.

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    Uniroyal Rainsport 2's.

    Nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    You don't live in a country where it's law do you I also get you just don't understand why they are needed in some areas of the world.

    Celes, look at Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta too.
    Sorry, but I also can't understand how it seems so difficult to buy tyres. You go to your favourite tyre depot, say" I have this much to spend, what have you got". There isn't that much difference in tyre qualities in similar price bands. I must have done 400,000 miles on budget tyres in the last 20 years and never had a problem!

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    Firstly different tyres are better at different things and budget tyres should be avoided if you want to stop!!!! End off that argument

    Big Sigs comment was baised on the fact that if you paid attention to where Celes lived as it says under his name he lives in a country where is it law to have winter tyres like most of Europe.

    Parts of the UK it is also necessary to have winter tyres. I normally cyle when its snowing, but on the off chance that I need to drive there is no way anyone could get out of my road with out winter tyres on my vectra, and I would be prepared to put my money where my mouth is!

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    Personally, I use the Michellin Primacy HP tyres all year round, fantastic tyres in the dry, grip like nothing on earth and quite long lasting.

    Although definitley not the cheapest tyre around
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    Back on topic

    Personally I use Michelin Pilot sports. Last for ever and grip like s*** to a shovel, above 7 degrees c. Interesting that Michelin themselves say thay shouldnt be used below this temperature.
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    Hi, I've ran toyo proxes tr1 for 3 years now and for cost mileage cannot be beat IMHO . Fantastic in the wet! Hth.

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