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Offline bsting

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2006, 07:22:37 pm »
Toyo T1Rs are good tyres,shame the sidewalls are not as stiff as they could be.
Like michelins :)

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2006, 07:55:56 pm »
i had a pair of different tyres on my s4 front and back, gsd3's at the front and dunlop direzza d101's (i think) on the back.
they were fine, but as the fronts wore down i noticed that my ESP light used to come on quite a bit more when giving it stink.
now i've got michelin pilot preceda's and they seem good. wet and dry traction is better.
pushed it out of a tight corner in the rain to test traction and got into a neutral 4 wheel drift for only a moment then took off. i'm no race driver though so i haven't really taken them to their limits.
for everyday they're good and don't seem to be wearing too quickly. bit pricey, but i felt like treating the s4 to some nice shoes.
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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2006, 10:59:00 pm »
Anyone got these?
Ventus R-S2 Z212

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2006, 10:28:31 am »
i run gsd3s, and they produce of a sticky force than my car produces toruqe... i just cant do wheelies... maybe thats a good thing.... lol

anyways, im very impressed with them...
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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2006, 05:23:21 pm »
Anyone got these?
Ventus R-S2 Z212
I have those on the S2. IMHO the compound is too hard: slide a lot if not warmed up, and dangerous in the wet. They do seem to come right when hot and don't fall apart like 'street' tryes on the track.

May be OK if you want a budget track tyre for dry days but I won't use them again.

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2006, 05:34:08 pm »
Others I know have had Toyo T1R's sidewalls rip/burst on curbs, they do seem to have a wider sidewall

Aren't the curbs for directing water down the storm water drains rather than cars back onto the road?

I've tried the RE040's, S02s, and now run GDS3s, and they are better than the rest. The S02s were really bad in the wet, scared the hell out of me on the freeway north of Sydney as I kept on aquaplaning at 100km/h (yes I slowed down after that :).

The GDS3's have never aquaplaned as yet. The wear is fine.. a set every year, which is pretty much the same no matter what tyre I use.

Cheers, Ed.

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Re: Tyre Choice - your favourite subject
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2006, 06:04:15 pm »
Aren't the curbs for directing water down the storm water drains rather than cars back onto the road?


Agreed..  these were folks at work clipping a curbstone on the drivway into the undergound car park at work..  some ripped the sidewall on their Toyo's, I'd thought staying away from curbs was all part of the plan..
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