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New tyres

Post by Stug360 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:03 pm

Finally got myself an R8 :jump: and im going to be putting on new tyres all round. have got threee options
1: Original fit pirelli p zero
2: Michelin pilot supersport
3: Michelin pilot sport 4S
The p zero are cheapest that i can see followed by the supersport and finally the 4S at £200 more than the zeros but i hear good things about the Michelin. So what are peoples thoughts, experience etc. cheers :thumbs:
oh and where is the best place to buy from?

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Re: New tyres

Post by Ian_C » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:37 pm

Stug360 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:03 pm
1: Original fit pirelli p zero
2: Michelin pilot supersport
3: Michelin pilot sport 4S
4. Michelin Pilot Cup 2

Depends whether you use it daily / commute in it / region you live / how many cars you have etc.....

If its a second/third/fourth car, weekend toy, doesn't get used much in the winter, and you have something else nice to take if its pissing down, the Cup 2 is another option. Will make it drive insane on a dry day when its 15+ degrees
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Re: New tyres

Post by HYFR » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:51 pm

DO NOT PUT PZERO’s on!

You will regret not splashing out the relatively minor additional amount

They are crap.

As per Ian, if it’s a weekend toy, go Cup 2’s and go 305 on the rear.

If it needs to be used in cold, wet, snow, then go for the 4S




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Re: New tyres

Post by HYFR » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:52 pm

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Re: New tyres

Post by Stug360 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:59 am

Thanks for the replies guys. I think 4S it is. Won't exactly be a daily driver per se and do have use of other cars for short trips/really bad weather but do intend to drive it throughout winter/cold weather.
What do the 4S fit like, I presume standard size will be suitable i.e. F 235/35 R 295/30 ?

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Re: New tyres

Post by HYFR » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Go 305 rear


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Re: New tyres

Post by Stug360 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:06 pm

Whys that? Are 4S a little narrower in reality or is it more for aesthetics or traction etc. By my reckoning 305 will give an extra 6mm diameter overall. will that have any effect on the speedo/drivetrain etc.???

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Re: New tyres

Post by HYFR » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:50 pm

Better looks, better rim protection and better handling/traction


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Re: New tyres

Post by Stug360 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:38 pm

PS4S ordered :boots: getting fitted thursday. went for standard size front and the 305's on the rear which were actually cheaper then the 295's.

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Re: New tyres

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Re: New tyres

Post by MNK » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:26 pm

I'm going to need to change my tyres soon too... the P-Zeroes are rubbish

So for P4S you get 235/35 front and 305/30 rear?

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