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    ULTIMATE TYRE REVIEWS

    I have created this thread so we can have the one place to go to research and talk about tyres, I have started with the basic’s looking across some of the threads I could find and as people have used different tyres and post there feedback I’ll update this first post so it’s always in the same place.
    Please only post FIRSTHAND experience, no “my best mate had a set on his dunnydore and they were shit”

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    ULTIMATE TYRE REVIEWS



    Brand & model: Hankook S1 EVO 2's
    Size: 235 - 35 - 19
    Car fitted too: Golf R
    Cost: $340ish
    Review: This is a very amazing tyre, in fact the best tyre i have ever had on a car, it seems to tick all the boxes, fantastic grip in the dry, quiet on the road and awesome in the wet, so far the wear ha been really good as they seem to wear really quickly at first but the innovative design of the tread means that as they wear down you get more rubber on the road. This is one of my top 2 tyres.




    Brand & model: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
    Size: 235 -35 - 19 & 225 - 40 - 18
    Car fitted too: Golf R & GTI
    Cost: From $180 - $320 (Depending on size and deal)
    Review: This is another one of those tyres that tick all the boxes, performance is almost identical to the Hankooks and only time will tell if they wear the same, this tyre for some reason seems to be more popular with the GTI guys with 18" wheels but the performance is just as good on the R with 19"'s, another highly recommended tyre.




    Brand & model: Kumho ECSTA KU31
    Size: 225 - 40 - 18
    Car fitted too: GTI & R32
    Cost: From $180 - $240 (Depending on size and deal)
    Review: The Kumho seems to be a good all rounded and the weapon of choice for the R32 driver (Don't know why) but also work just as well of GTI & R models, while the reviews suggest that it may not have the top end performance of the Hankook or Goodyear it comes very close with value for money and longevity, another great tyre that won't disappoint.




    Brand & model: Dunlop Sport Maxx GT
    Size: 235 – 35 - 19
    Car fitted too: MK6 Golf R – 5door
    Cost: $305 Per Tyre
    Review: Really great all round tyre, only last about 25,000k but good in dry and wet conditions




    Brand & model: Michelin Pilot Super Sport
    Size: 225-40-18
    Car fitted too: 2008 R32
    Cost: ~$900 Delivered to my door via ship it to (freight forwarding company) as i was told Tirerack.com couldn't ship direct (even though Mich aus don't list that size tire!)
    Review: So far so fkn good! about 2-3000k's and not once in the wet or dry have i had a slip light (note this is not pushing the car hard on public streets).
    Noise is minimal (compared to the old ones that came off)




    Brand & model: Continental ExtremeContact DW
    Size: 225 - 40 - 18 92Y
    Car fitted too: Golf R (Rising Blue, so much faster )
    Cost: 160 USD each, 820 delivered x tirerack
    Review: For the price, they are excellent. Great grip, in the wet or dry. Initially used to see what they were like on the track, proved their worth with excellent ability to grip in corners at speed.Downside is that they wear quicker than expected, dont think they will see the sunny side of 18k. I wouldnt rate them higher than the PS2/3s, but for the price they are perfect.
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    Brand & model: Michelin Pilot Super Sport
    Size:225-40-18
    Car fitted too:08 r32
    Cost:~$900 Delivered to my door via ship it to (freight forwarding company) as i was told Tirerack.com couldn't ship direct (even though Mich aus don't list that size tire!)
    Review:So far so fkn good! about 2-3000k's and not once in the wet or dry have i had a slip light (note this is not pushing the car hard on public streets).
    Noise is minimal (compared to the old ones that came off)
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    Thanks for the feedback, first post updates
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    Brand & model: Continental ExtremeContact DW
    Size: 225/40 18 92Y
    Car fitted too: Golf R (Rising Blue, so much faster )
    Cost: 160 USD each, 820 delivered x tirerack
    Review: For the price, they are excellent. Great grip, in the wet or dry. Initially used to see what they were like on the track, proved their worth with excellent ability to grip in corners at speed.Downside is that they wear quicker than expected, dont think they will see the sunny side of 18k. I wouldnt rate them higher than the PS2/3s, but for the price they are perfect.

    P.S. these tyres make me orgasm and they pull the chicks.
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    Brand & model: Continental ExtremeContact DW
    Size: 235 - 35 - 19
    Car fitted too: Not fitted yet just getting prices
    Cost: $1120 delivered x tirerack
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    I've got an EVO mag where they do a performance tyre test using an Audi S3 as the test car. The Results were;

    1. Continental Contisport Contant 3
    2. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo
    3. Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetic 2
    4. Michelin Polot Sport 3
    5. Perilli P Zero
    6. Bridgestone Potenza S001
    7. Dunlop Sport Maxx GT
    8. Vredestein Ultrac Cento
    9. Kumho Esta KU39 LE Sport
    10. Accelera Phi

    I will try and get a digital copy of the article over the next couple of days.

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    I tend to think some mags are affiliated with tyre companies, as reviews are clouded sometimes. Look at user reviews on tirerack or non media related websites, for real world use.
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    I have emailed Tirerack but they didn't get back to me so I sent it again asking about Sumitomo HTR Z III's
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....2&autoModClar=

    $524 + shipping (what is the shipping cost BTW?) + $120 fitted and balanced
    I just asked in a local tyre dealer and they quoted me $1180 fitted and balanced, woah!

    Has anyone had them before? I also saw they have Mich Pilot Sports, $900 delivered is still brilliant for that tyre... might consider those if the Sumitomo's are not recommended

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    They dont send Mich direct you have to go through a freight forwarding company (well they wouldnt for me) as stated about it was just over $900 del for my super sports.
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