Discussion in 'Motors' started by rossk26, 14 Feb 2013.
Bugger, I thought I posted this in the BMW thread.
Is there a site that lets you search by tyre THEN size not the other way around? My new 4C has new PS4S on the rear, but the fronts are still P-Zero ARR. Looks like you can't get PS4S in the factory size (205/40/18) but I wonder how close I can get, or whether to just get normal PS4 on the front.
After having placed my order with kwik fit for 2 Goodyear assymetric 5s, they phoned this morning to say they've cancelled the order due to lack of stock.
Nobody else stocks them in the size I need so was forced to go for assymetric 3s with Halfords for £20 more as well... Just my luck!
Go for Michelin PS4 or PS4S instead? Assy 3s are ancient now.
T1R's were a nice tyre on my MX5, bit playful in the wet, but fine. On the E30 though they were unpredictable and dangerous in the wet. Back swung out at low speed a few times when it really shouldn't have. It's got PremiumContact2's on it at the moment which are much better in the wet.
Already placed the order. For the price the assy 3s seem to be the best in the segment. They are £150 each versus £200 for the PS4. Couldn't warrant the difference for what seems to be a similar performance tyre.
Any recommendations for a MK3 Focus ST? Petrol of course...not the dirty diesel. Ran eagles on a lot of my older Honda's and found them good but thinking I should give something else a bash.
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I would go for the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport. Superior to all the above in terms of outright performance.
Make that the PS4S and then yes you have a winner, as above the F1SS is better in raw performance, but it is a LOUD ass tyre that doesnt absorb the road well.
The bonus comfort you get from the PS4S makes it a winner for road use for me.
Cheers guys will have a think.
anyone used the new rainsport 5's??
any idea how they compare vs the 3's?
Why would you even bother? Do it properly and go with Conti, Michelin or Goodyear.
I already have PS4's....
I also have two Rainsport 3s on the rear.
I've found the PS4s on the front a little... Poop.
So your answer is to downgrade to an inferior tyre?
When did I say that?
I simply asked how the new ones compare.. I never said I'd downgrade?
Stop jumping to conclusions, it's quite frankly annoying.
All three are good, so if priced around the same then F1AS5 > PC6 > PS4
Technically speaking the Rainsports are developed by Continental, Uniroyal was a company that Conti bought/absorbed in order to gain their IP (Uni used to be arguably the best for wet weather performance).
It's run as something of a lower tier sub brand these days however if he's specifically looking for cheaper UHP tyres instead of premium brands then it's usually a safe bet for the money. Historically speaking RS usually performed on par with a premium UHP in the wet but not as well in the dry so always decent for the money (obviously though if money isn't a factor things are different, but money is usually a factor for most people).
Fox's opinion is fact dontcha know.
In what way?
It's a fairly obvious implication isn't it otherwise why ask?
I think you've jumped to the conclusion that because he's asking about RS5, and already has RS3 rear/PS4 front that he's planning to change the front tyres (I guess to get RS all round albeit mismatched generations) when maybe he's actually considering changing the rear tyres (to replace worn rears with the newer revision of what's currently on there).
I could be wrong, but as those are the two most plausible explanations I can think of.
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