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Which 17" tyres?
« on: April 12, 2017, 09:48:12 am »
Hi all,

Car is getting close to needing new shoes, current tyres are the Bridgestones it came with. Grip wise I found them to be fine but a bit hard. What's the general consensus on tyres for a MK5 @ 17" size?

Premium choices would be good... I did look at Kumho etc in case they had something decent as well so all options welcomed!

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 10:03:10 am »
Hi all,

Car is getting close to needing new shoes, current tyres are the Bridgestones it came with. Grip wise I found them to be fine but a bit hard. What's the general consensus on tyres for a MK5 @ 17" size?

Premium choices would be good... I did look at Kumho etc in case they had something decent as well so all options welcomed!
I've got Avon tyre's on mine that came with the car. They feel good but found out the side walls can start to crack, so now keeping an eye on them. I'm wondering what make tyre to replace them with when they need replacing.

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 10:24:54 am »
i bought 4 Avon ZV7's recently as opposed to the premium brands as they were £62 per corner fitted, i find them very good - excellent in the wet. i've done about 3k on them so far.

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 12:48:29 pm »
I'm currently running Michelin Pilot Sport 4's on mine (well 3 of them) in 225/45/17's. Dry and wet grip is very good but they are not cheap (about £92 a corner in our size). The rim protector design is poor however when I tried to slowly mount a kerb and unfortunately gashed the alloy and rip a part of the sidewall!  :doh:

Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymmetric 3 is another tyre worth considering, well adept in dry and wet in most conditions and not that expensive, about £77 a corner for the XL version from F1 Autocentre.

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 01:26:03 pm »
I'm currently running Michelin Pilot Sport 4's on mine (well 3 of them) in 225/45/17's. Dry and wet grip is very good but they are not cheap (about £92 a corner in our size). The rim protector design is poor however when I tried to slowly mount a kerb and unfortunately gashed the alloy and rip a part of the sidewall!  :doh:

Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymmetric 3 is another tyre worth considering, well adept in dry and wet in most conditions and not that expensive, about £77 a corner for the XL version from F1 Autocentre.

They were on the list so thanks for that!

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 01:29:45 pm »
If not the Michelin PS4, the Continental SportContact 5 are a great all rounder too. :smiley:

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 03:37:21 pm »
Try Black Circles for the PS4s in the 17" size, they were the best price when I looked a couple of wks ago.

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 03:57:29 pm »
I still rate Uniroyal Rainsport 3s very highly. Just got 4 for my car in 18s from Camskill.

A good all round tyre and very good value.

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 08:08:07 pm »
Conti Contact Sport 5's  :happy2:

Great all round tyre and hold their own on the track as well

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 08:19:11 pm »
Michelin PS4's

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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 09:38:29 pm »
I still rate Uniroyal Rainsport 3s very highly. Just got 4 for my car in 18s from Camskill.

A good all round tyre and very good value.
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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 10:10:55 pm »
Another vote for conti sport contact 5s here :) got 5k use on my current set and am very happy with them.


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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 12:41:49 am »
Got Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2s on my fronts (XL version) which have been good, noticed improved handling immediately when I changed to them. I will be getting either them or the 3s on my rears which need replacing  soon - the 3s actually seem to be cheaper.


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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 09:15:48 am »
Another vote for Avon ZV7s. I was originally going to get a set of 4 Michelin PS4s but my car already had a set of barely worn Avon's on the rear which seemed a shame to bin. So I ended up buying a set for the front too. Got mine from ATS Euromaster for only £64.99 each fitted: https://shop.atseuromaster.co.uk/tyres/avon/zv7/225-45-17-W-94-1-4SXEA7

Excellent grip in the dry and they don't spin up at all in the wet like my old tyres did.


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Re: Which 17" tyres?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 09:30:06 am »
Booked in for the Avons, will report back on how they do! Thanks all