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Best tyres (not too expensive)
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:00:41 AM »
Hi chaps,

Just recently bought a mk5 GTI manual, it has middle of the road Falkens on the back and middle of the road Yokohamas on the front... but was wondering what everyone else is running? I think it's got 17" Monza's on it so I'm guessing new tyres won't be cheap...

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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 01:01:44 AM »
Also thinking of trying to buy a pair of spare wheels and put some cheapish winter tyres on them in case it snows this winter; apparently we're getting another 'beast from the east' but who knows...?

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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 01:24:27 AM »
You'll get one answer on here Michelin PS4 or nothing  :signLOL:
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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 09:11:49 AM »
Yokohama AD08R are about  £85 and are amazing tyres

But yeah.... PS4   :laugh:

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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 04:32:41 PM »
I actually switched from Michelin PS4 to Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. I'm very impressed with the performance of the AS5, especially during the wet where I found it handled aquaplaning much better than the PS4 and this is an area I tend to priortise highly. TyreReviews did a UHP test recently with Goodyear coming out on top for wet performance over the Michelins quite convincingly so it wasn't just my imagination.

I also found the AS5 to be quieter to drive on and comfortable, but more than handled its own on the twisty stuff where my recent trip to the Nurburgring demonstrated! Overall I'm happy with the AS5 and they're usually cheaper than the equivalent Michelin so it's a win-win for me.
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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2019, 07:13:58 PM »
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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 01:19:18 AM »
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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 08:11:19 AM »
I actually switched from Michelin PS4 to Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5.
Back when it was PS2 v F1, I found the F1 tyres were grippier in warm dry weather but softer sidewalls, reduced feedback to the steering wheel and not as good in wet weather. Have they made the new F1 tyres a bit stiffer?

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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 08:29:45 AM »
tyres are one of the few things i cant stress the importance of decent quality enough on, you cant risk going cheap on tyres.

my reviews:

best tyre: Michelin - Pilot Sport 4 (pair - £156, set of 4 - £307)

my current tyres: Uniroyal - Rain Sport 3 (pair - £112, set of 4 - £224)

prices are posted from cam skills, 225/45/17, (i am not endorsed in anyway, just the cheapest ive found currently)
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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2019, 08:30:32 AM »
You'll get one answer on here Michelin PS4 or nothing  :signLOL:

Definitely NOT my reply or recommendation!

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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2019, 10:07:09 AM »
This always makes me chuckle. What are the best tyres that aren't expensive.

You either want the best, you want cheapest, or you want a compromise of both.

You also need to decide if you want a winter tyre, all season tyre, summer tyre, or something dry/track focused like the AD08R as mentioned above

Also makes me chuckle when people will always recommend what they are currently using, as if they can pass judgement on the other tyres mentioned as if they have done back to back testing
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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2019, 10:40:46 AM »
This reminds me of an adage from the cycling world - cheap / light / strong, you can have any two.

Given all the work the front tyres do accelerating / steering / braking, this is not a place to save money so may as well put the best on there and something cheaper at the rear if you must.

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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2019, 12:49:33 PM »
Thanks guys, some good info there  :happy2:

I've had Pilot Sports and Goodyear Eagle F1s before on different cars so they're both a good shout.  I had F1s on a Peugeot 306 GTI and they were brilliant, but I guess that was a lighter car so I didn't notice the soft sidewalls.

£156 for 2 PS4's on the front sounds like a good idea - I currently have some middle-of-the road-ish Yokohama's on the front and Falkens on the rear, but get a lot of road noise which seems weird.  I kinda want a set of front tyres that'll save my ass if it gets really wet to avoid aquaplaning.... then maybe a spare 2 wheels with winter tyres 'cos we're supposedly having another bad winter  :confused:

Anyway, thanks for the advice

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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2019, 11:45:23 PM »
The only premium ones I’ve tried are Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4. Both good tyres and way better than the Nexens that were on the car when I got it. The Goodyears didn’t last long for me though, seemed to wear quite fast, the Michelins are great and stick to the road like glue.


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Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2019, 05:33:26 PM »
I loved my previous Falken Azensis but I have 4 Rainsports currently which I hate and are too soft in my opinion.
I also think it is a fair question. Not everyone can afford Pilotsport 4's, but still want something decent - nothing wrong with that question!
Also, some people are tyre snobs and think the only tyre allowed are the Pilotsports. Some tyres may not be as good but are perfectly fine for 90% of drivers, it doesn't mean they are dangerous or not worth having. 
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