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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2008, 04:28:34 pm »
There have been many cases of de-lamination of Asian sourced GSD3's during track use in the UK...
 
hmmm.. well i did notice that where the tread joined the flat part of the tyre there were cracks - sort of like perishing that you get on old tyres.. very minor and could have been there for ages  ??? i will be keeping an eye on them now. thanks for the advice!!
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2008, 11:21:23 pm »
There have been many cases of de-lamination of Asian sourced GSD3's during track use in the UK...
 I'd like to see some evidence of Bridgestone Adrenalins being even close to as good as a GSD3. The ones I've seen have shoulders like a politician when given the big ask...

Try driving on them.

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The Potenza is in a different class to the Goodyear.

Not as durable (IMO the GS-D3's best virtue) but much more responsive and grippy.

Even better are the Potenza RE-01R , the best road tyre ever from Bridgestone.

Unfortunately unavailable new in NZ.

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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2008, 07:34:13 am »
i had GSD3s, could not fault them as at all... really good tyres. also pretty good on the track too!
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2008, 09:47:57 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.  At this stage I have decided to give the GSD3's a go given that they were already on the car and I have managed to get them at $170 each which I though wasn't too bad for a 17" tyre.
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2008, 08:40:54 am »
Thanks for the feedback.  At this stage I have decided to give the GSD3's a go given that they were already on the car and I have managed to get them at $170 each which I though wasn't too bad for a 17" tyre.
where did you get them for that price  :o that's a damn good deal!!
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2008, 10:56:04 am »
Its all in the art of negotiation isn't it?!!!
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2008, 08:47:57 pm »
Its all in the art of negotiation isn't it?!!!

not with the amount of ripoff tyre places in AKL....

when i was in the market for GSD3s, 195/50/15 best price i got was 150 a corner...
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2008, 11:27:18 am »
Ergh whereabouts was that?  I got Direzzas for 155 a corner...  I wish I could get GSD3's for that!
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2008, 04:37:57 pm »
Ergh whereabouts was that?  I got Direzzas for 155 a corner...  I wish I could get GSD3's for that!

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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2008, 06:20:36 pm »
Hi all

I have just bought an S3 and it needs new tyres.  I would like some feedback on your thoughts as I am a new S3 owner.

Given that I am mainly using the car for commuting I was looking at spending $800-$1000.

The options so far are:

Goodyear F1's GS-D3 - On the car at the moment but chewed out on the front edges which makes them noisy - had one place tell me that these would be their choice and that the Falkens were expensive, although I didn't think $255 was too bad, although I don't want to throw money away. $190

Dunlop Direzza's DZ101 - which are good on my Outback, certainly most Outbacks typically have Geolanders $190

or Falken FK452 - Apparently these are quiet and recommended by a tyre place that mainly does euro cars.  I had ZE502's on my A6 and they didn't think that they were that spectacular. $255

Also heard that Bridgestone RE0040 are good but wear rapidly.

I was also offered a set of GT Radial tyres for $155 each which sounds good, but how good can they really be at that price?

Any other idea's?


I have falken FK452 on my A3 1.8T and I can only recommend them  ;D
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2008, 12:22:04 am »
Ergh whereabouts was that?  I got Direzzas for 155 a corner...  I wish I could get GSD3's for that!
I bought the tyres at Dave Hadley Tyres.  The service was good and they threw in a wheel alignment with the 4 tyres for a total of $680.  I thought that was pretty reasonable.
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2008, 03:13:02 pm »
There have been many cases of de-lamination of Asian sourced GSD3's during track use in the UK...


Ive just been talking to a mate of mine who owns a Goodyear store. His words were "What a load of rubbish, all Goodyear factorys have the same manufacturing standards".
If there were de-lamination issues Im sure Goodyear (or any tyre manufacture) would be doing recalls. There have been no GSD3 recalls that my mate is aware of.
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2008, 02:26:44 pm »
Here's one example , complete with letter from a Goodyear rep.
There were issues with these tyres fitted to MGF's as well.
 I have read of several issues with Asian sourced GSD3's from GT-R Skyline owners in the UK also.

Here's a press release from Goodyear in response to a lot of criticism of the Asian made GSD3:



You'll notice they mention different compounds for different areas. Imagine a tyre made to operate in the equatorial regions being used in the UK during winter ;)
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Re: Tyres for S3
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2008, 01:09:53 am »
And of course Goodyear's distribution is infallible so there would be no way Asian market tyres could find their way to other markets...

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