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Offline 12ax7

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Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« on: May 19, 2006, 02:03:56 pm »
Currently running Goodyear GS1D3's on S3. Great tyres as per the reviews and much better than Bridgestone RE040's iriginally fitted. However I have now blown/blistered out the side 2 tyres out of 6 purchased due to the soft sidewalls - so the real cost is $375 per tyre not $250.

I am seriously considering going to Dunlop Sportmaxx. Does anyone have a copy of the (Australian) Motor magazine review from a few months ago ?   

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2006, 02:09:08 pm »
I see that Toyo have a new tyre out above the T1R, it might be worth looking into?
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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2006, 02:10:02 pm »
T1R's are great..

I like them they have good hard walls on them.. lurve em.. rave rave rave rave rave... great in the wet tooo.. they loved taupo  ;D

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2006, 02:17:21 pm »
Guys...
please wait 1 week and I should have an AWESOME deal on tyres.

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2006, 03:05:08 pm »
I have the sportmaxx tyres. Rather loud but good grip in the wet and dry. They squeal before they let go. ::)

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2006, 03:28:24 pm »
What re you running your Sportmaxx' on ? Any issues other than noise ?

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2006, 03:35:19 pm »
I changed from pzeros to GSD3s some 15Ks ago and on the whole am very impressed. Yes they do have soft sidewalls (critical to check your pressures regularly - which reminds me..), and perhaps the turn in isn't that great, but man do they stick!
they are outstanding value too as they wear really well too. I paid $900 for the set.

I'm interested to hear you've had a couple fail on you.. are they prone to getting up close and personal with kerbs  ;)   otherwise it sounds a bit scary.
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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2006, 03:41:01 pm »
Both curbs but very light - one while parking at about 1 mph - overseas threads indicate that they blister easily - known problem. Supposedly a big issue ovseas on Golf R32's.

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2006, 04:14:41 pm »
I run 18" GSD3s on my Golf. Haven't had any problems wif them to date and they seem excellent as far as grip is concerned.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2006, 04:19:11 pm »
I run 18" GSD3s on my Golf. Haven't had any problems wif them to date and they seem excellent as far as grip is concerned.

Yeah but you drive like a nana timmay lol. thats why ur car hasnt broken yet.. lol

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2006, 04:20:59 pm »
I drive like a nana coz I don't want to break my car!!!

Anton, u know how much a MKIV is prone to breakage

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2006, 04:33:55 pm »
What re you running your Sportmaxx' on ? Any issues other than noise ?
BS A4. 32psi all round. Initially i didnt like them after swapping over from pirellis that had perished sidewalls.
Have grown to accept them. A little bit of curbage doesnt hurt them ::). The noise gets irritating on long drives on rough roads. (ie all of nz).   

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2006, 04:46:56 pm »
i run my toyos up at 36 psi in the fron & 38 in the bum

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2006, 05:08:22 pm »
i would need ear muffs at those pressures.

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2006, 05:23:43 pm »
My last choice came down to the GSD3's & Pirelli PZeroNero
Chose the Perilli, as like the bite... 

Others I know have GSD3's, & say they are awesome, & great in the wet..
For price, I'd go the GSD3's, ring around...

Others I know have had Toyo T1R's sidewalls rip/burst on curbs, they do seem to have a wider sidewall

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