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    Got a side wall puncture on my front Goodyear GSD3, so had to renew. Gutted. What's worse though, is I can't get GSD3 anymore now - told that they have been discontinued in 215/55/16. Those were my favourite tyres by far - great grip & a good wear rate as a bonus (I found).
    Wanted to try F1 asymmetric, but those only come in larger sizes :/
    So I was forced to get Goodyear Excellence. They are complete garbage - terrible tyres, some of the worst I've ever bought. No grip, front end is sliding around. Budget quality, with premium price tag.
    As these are dangerous, I will be taking these off and donating them to Longleat for the chimps to make swings out of.

    Any tyre recommendations? Grip and safety first, wear rate second is what I'm looking for.

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    I've always been a fan of the Toyo Proxes T-1r/s.

    They've always given me a similar amount of grip as the Eagle F1, they wear slightly quicker though. The sidewall is slightly softer, so the ride feels a little less harsh and the breakaway is slightly more progressive as a result - which is something that I prefer.

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    Think I'm looking at Falkens for the next change had good reports on here ......

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    stick with goodyear and go for the new optigrips- very nice and the perform well

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    Ah yeah, I remember people mentioning TOYO PROXES on here before.
    Tempted to try these.

    Not really bothered if they only last about 12k or so, I just want my front end back. Today in the rain, it felt like someone put chip pan oil on my tyres. Not good.
    I'll take a look at Optigrip as well, hadn't heard of those ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Think I'm looking at Falkens for the next change had good reports on here ......
    These have good feedback on here and I will be looking at these myself instead of F1 GSD3's when mine are worn out. I am really fed up with the noise they make on the back of the car and are rubbish in the snow and frost

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    Would highly recommend the Uniroyal Rainsport 2 (so would DitchP), about £100 a corner, and the tread pattern looks wicked.

    IMO, very low noise and stick like the proverbial in the wet.

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Un...ainsport-2.htm

    http://www.conti-online.com/generato...sport2_en.html

    HTH

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    My local supplier ran out of GSD3 tyres last year, they are still available on back order, but stocks are expected to be completely exhausted within 18 months

    My first preference tyre is the Michelin
    It is a harder tyre, it will cost you slightly more, but it will last about 20% longer than the Good Year
    The disadvantage of hard tyres is their wet weather performance

    I am currently testing two types of Dunlop tyres; the SP Sport Maxx and SP Sport Maxx TT
    I had Dunlop SP9 and SP10 tyres many years ago and they were very good, but these SP Sport Maxx tyres are not really suited to the Vectra C, their wet weather handling is poor, bordering on dangerous

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    these SP Sport Maxx tyres are not really suited to the Vectra C, their wet weather handling is poor, bordering on dangerous
    Bit like the factory fit NCT5 then?

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