[Biturbos4] Latest on tires
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 17 22:34:31 EST 2005
I read that S03's are great performing tires, but its sidewall is too still resulting in awesome handling but poor ride comfort. Plus they are expensive.
I'll be needing new summer rubber soon as well. After some research, I've narrowed to the Goodyear F1 GS-D3, Toyo T1-S and Falken GB-451.
I read great things about the Goodyear, very gripy without an overly stiff soft so the ride is very good. The Toyo T1-S probably performs similarly, not sure about the ride but they are one of the lightest performance tire on the market. The Falken seems to do everything pretty well, but costs much less. I wouldn't mind getting another set of Michelin Pilot Sport (not PS2), they were awesome on my ex-A4 in 225/45-17 size. I even tracked them once and found them to be great with very predictable and progressive characteristics. But they are pretty expensive as well.
I would like to hear more about the Goodyear, Toyo and Falken, specifically on wear, ride quality, noise and trackability.
----- Original Message -----
From: northrup <northrup at crazybug.com>
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005 6:22 pm
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Latest on tires
> I have the S03's as well, but i will not buy them again. the are
> too expensive for they way i use them. it's $200 for an 18"
> SO3! edgeracing.com has some decent deals on the toyo proxy T1.
> I've been happy with tihs tire on other vehicles, i'll try it next
> on the
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Grant wrote:
> > I paid $86 each for Sumitomo NTR+s, M&S rated too, from Ture Rack.
> > Very Happy. But I don't need the ultimate in performance - just
> > grip,
> > good wear, reasonable noise, good in wet and round. They are
> all these.
> > Oh yea, and cheap.
> > Grant
> > On Mar 17, 2005, at 3:59 PM, Richard Ness wrote:
> > > When I last did this exercise, the general consensus was that
> the 03s
> > > were
> > > some of the best tires for the S4.
> > > Other than noisy and maybe weight, they have been good, worn
> > > etc...
> > >
> > > It's now been a bit of time (2 years??) since then and 'baby
> needs new
> > > shoes'..
> > >
> > > So, what's the word on tires nowadays??
> > >
> > > richard at nessnet.com
> > >
> > >
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