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    I know there are loads of threads about tyre choices, sorry
    I will need to get a set of tyres soon.
    I need some recommendations please.
    I've just been to the local tyre place we use & there's two sorts of tyres I may go for.

    Size: 225/45 17

    Michelin Primacy HP

    Goodyear Eagle GSD3

    My car originally on the 16" wheels had standard tyres.
    The 17" SRI wheels came with extra load ones fitted.
    Surely I wouldn't need the extra load tyres as it's only the 1.8?

    Just wondering what people's experience is with these, noise, life, etc?

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    Vredestein Ultracs......by far the best tyre I've ever bought

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    XLs only needed on the 3.0 oil burner

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardy View Post
    XLs only needed on the 3.0 oil burner
    Actually only on the 3.0 AUTO oil burner, but it is very wise to fit XL's to them as you pointed out
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Goodyear Eagle GSD3 for defo there fantasic in the wet

    no Ian u dont need the XL tyres.

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    Continental SP-03's as currently fitted to the new porche and m3!!!

    They are great in all whether conditions as they have an AA rating for grip, and my last set lasted 25,000 miles.

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    Ian, we've run the 'old' eagle F1's and now running the GSD3's...fantastic tyres wet or dry....when i kill the conti's on mine i'll be buying another set of GSD3's for mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    Ian, we've run the 'old' eagle F1's and now running the GSD3's...fantastic tyres wet or dry....when i kill the conti's on mine i'll be buying another set of GSD3's for mine...
    Cheers Mark the GSD's are cheaper than the Michelins

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    I am running on Michelin Primacy HP 225/45X17's.

    They are a really good tyre in both dry and wet conditions, and no noticeable difference in road noise from the 215/50 NCT5's that were originally fitted.

    I had the Michelins fitted on 5th May at 16,676 miles.
    I have driven on them for 12,548 miles and I have just gone out with the tread depth gauge and they still have 6mm remaining on them!!

    They had 8mm when new so if they carry on wearing at that rate, then they potentially have another 25,000 miles on them.

    I strongly believe that with tyres you pay for what you get.
    They are expensive to start with but they wear superbly, and yet still give good roadholding/grip etc etc.

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    F1's all the way. Old analogy about mud and blankets springs to mind.....

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