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Best Tyres

I'm sure this has been asked in the past but I can't see anything new in the past years so.....

What are the Best tyres?

To me Best means a great summer all-rounder with great braking wet/ dry and a confident grip whilst being quiet in the car.
I was thinking Goodyear F1 Asy3?
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It’s opinion really.

Lots of people will tell you different things.

I made my choice by checking through tyre ratings for stopping distance and noise (on all tyre websites)
Tyresreviews.co.uk has got a lot of comparative performance reviews on it, including a YouTube channel.

I decided to go for Michelin primacy 3’s because they’re very quiet and perform well in the wet and in fact overall punch above their price.
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I have had the Michellin Pilot Sport 3 on 2 occasions and love them. Next set looking at the Pilot Sport. Found millage to be great and hard to loose traction even with it damp and TC off.
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So I've just moved away from the oem Dunlop Sportmaxx GT's which Ive always had on the S5 since my ownership, to Michelin pilot sport 4's.

All I can say is what a transformation!

The car feels much more lighter and nimble, I get more feeling from the steering and it's much more precise.

Noise level seems about the same as the Dunlop's (quiet). I can't comment on the longevity yet but another plus is that they have huge rim protection for just in case.

I definitely recommend these.
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I've had:
Sportmaxx GT - original tyres for car. Got about 18-20k
Sportmaxx RT - nicer looking side profile, softer compound, better turn in feel and great grip, but only 12k
Pirelli P Zero Rosso - firm, a bit more noise but good grip, 22k from them.

Now on Michelin PS 4.

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I will know more tomorrow, 1 of my original Dunlops met an early demise this week so with 37k miles on the other 3 I had to replace them all. I was going between the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 +, after quite a lot of reading on review sites I decided to go with the Michelin’s. First set of Michelin’s I’ve ever run as I have always been a Pirelli fan, motorcycles and cars. I pick the car up tomorrow and will see how it feels.

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I’ve had the car back with the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ installed for a week now and driven a couple hundred miles. These are certainly grippy, the car has a much more direct feel than the old Dunlops but could be because they had 37k miles on them. They are quiet and smooth on the road as well, I have driven both highway and secondary roads and feel the car handles better in all situations. My only complaint at this point is there is a small decrease in fuel economy. I’ve gone from an average 29 MPG on my daily commute to 27, not sure if this is due to a slightly larger diameter tire since there is no wear on them? Anyway, I am happy with them and when the time comes to put the new wheels on the Cab I will use the same tires on it.

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New tyres will have more rolling resistance than old ones. All the blocks and grooves at right angles to the direction of travel create resistance which the engine has to overcome. Old tyres have worn them down no almost non-existence where as new tyres have lots of them.

Within a thousand miles or so you'll see the economy come back up again once the tyres have bedded in.

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Anyone else got their eye on the Eagle F1 assymetric 5s?

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I'll go for a set of new Continental next summer, 140 engineers cant make it wrong. I had Michelin Pilot sport 3, then I bought used but pretty good Continental Contisport and they do feel much better according to me!

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In my humble loads of these things are a bit in our minds, cos the "feeling" of a car or bike are very complex to understand, and the tyres are of course a very important component BUT only one of the many components that make up the "feel" of a vehicle. I use a track bike (never tried in a car) and the tyres, brakes, even the brake lever setting can all make a difference, and even how used the brake pads are, whereas of course the only real measurement is the lap time, full stop.

If you download the black box and try to analyse the date (lean angle, tyre temp, engine revs etc etc) you can see for instance that on the lap you were convinced you tried hardest, the throttle opening was actually LESS than on another earlier lap!! And tyres last a short time so of course yes they make a huge difference, BUT you can often go faster on the last few laps so on very worn tyres. Go figure!!

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Anyone else got their eye on the Eagle F1 assymetric 5s?
I've got them on my A4B8 2014.. the best tyres ever i had.. much more better than pilot sports 3 and 4 which i had before.. really quiet and feels like the car is glued to the road..
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