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what is the best tyres for a z3m

Post by S54James » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 11:07

Ok

Money no object, what would be the best tyre to put on my z3m? mine is a s54 model. Currently I have Goodyear F1 tyres on it.

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Post by S54James » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 11:18

Hello again

I have had a quick look on the net, and michelen pilot sport looks like a good bet, just out of interest what was the original fitment on this model?

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Post by Robin » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 11:23

I think it's generally accepted that F1's are excellent so you should be OK with what you have. The latest F1's are asymmetrics. I had a pair fitted on the front recently replacing my F1 symmetrics & noticed an improvement although that is comparing old to new so not a fair comparison I guess.
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Post by mv70 » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 12:27

F1' asymmetrics here too and I like em .

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Post by Boysie » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 16:25

Hi


F1's a great all-rounder


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Post by Phil » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 18:43

Generally its F1s or PS2s -I prefer PS2s and wouldnt run on anything else at present. From memory they were the original tyres supplied on S54s
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Post by M_guy » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 20:47

Phil wrote:From memory they were the original tyres supplied on S54s
I don't believe that the PS2s were around in 2002 when the last S54 M Roadsters were built. I think that it was the original Pilot Sports (without the PS2 designation) that were used by the M's. These are the tires that have the "V" tread design which the PS2 tires no longer have.

Original Pilot Sport tires:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... ilot+Sport

New PS2s:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... +Sport+PS2


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Post by Boysie » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 22:01

Hi

The originals tyres on ///M50 were Dunlop sports



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Post by ///M_aniac » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 22:05

I have Conti Sports on my ///MR. F1s will be fitted next time when all 4 are worn out.
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Post by SP30 » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 22:54

R888

Best mod you can do to a track/road car....trust me on this in a class of their own, and not as bad as you think in the rain, if you've never driven on them and money is no object...buy them... :D

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Post by Mike123 » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 22:59

It's a tough question, because there must be half a dozen contenders, and I doubt that anyone has really had the opportunity to carry out true comparisons.
Once you find a tyre that works you tend to stick with it.
I've only tried 3 tyres in 50k miles - the Dunlops that were fitted to the car when I bought it which were unpredictable, 2 sets of Kumho Ecsta KU15 which were a great improvement especially in the dry, and 2 sets of Falken 452s which I am totally happy with, and probably will stay with as long as they are in production.
I knew the Dunlops were poor from the outset, but didn't realise what I was missing in terms of wet grip with the Kumhos until I switched to the Falkens.
Maybe F1s or PS2s are better still, but I've not tried them.
My Alpina B12 has done 130k on nothing but Michelin Pilots, and I'll probably never try any other tyre because I have nothing to complain about.
I'm not sure money can ever be no object. I can probably afford to choose any tyre, at any price, but at £350 a set for the 452s I change them as soon as I sense any sort of reduction in wet grip, maybe with 4mm left (unless I decide to incinerate them on a track day!).

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Post by Murf » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 23:28

Picked up my ///M this weekend and tyres are currently dunlops on the front and pirelli's on the rear - needless to say I'll be switching to a full set of new tyres (Falken 452's) in the next couple of weeks as weather horrific at the moment. Faultless on my previous car and Event Tyres will do the 4 for less than £350 fitted with balancing. Result :D

Ps - details on the new car to follow :wink:

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Post by Phil » Mon 30 Nov, 2009 09:19

Spot on M_guy - they were Michelins but not PS2s. The original tyres had a much more aggressive looking tread pattern but were then superceded by the PS2
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Post by estocks » Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:52

Vredstiens and Flakens are also very good.
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Post by Murf » Mon 30 Nov, 2009 10:58

Have heard nothing but good things about Vredestein tyres but when it's come round to new tyre time nowhere ever seems to have any stock in to give them a go :head:

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Post by 'Yadi » Tue 01 Dec, 2009 23:52

I've got Michelin Sport PS2 on mine at the moment - seem to be a lot noisier than the Falkens were on my previous S50 - but can't fault them so far.

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Post by estocks » Wed 02 Dec, 2009 09:33

Murf wrote:Have heard nothing but good things about Vredestein tyres but when it's come round to new tyre time nowhere ever seems to have any stock in to give them a go :head:
http://www.camskill.co.uk/

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Post by c_w » Wed 02 Dec, 2009 15:08

Original OEM tyres might have varied, but I know some of the older ones had Dunlop.

R888s are great dry/warmer weather tyres but not great in current conditions!

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Post by John Boy » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 14:38

Murf wrote:Event Tyres will do the 4 for less than £350 fitted with balancing. Result :D

Ps - details on the new car to follow :wink:
Not in Lincoln :(

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Post by rhendo1 » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 22:44

Toyo T1R's for me... had the Dunlops on when new then swapped for continentals (which I run on my R1 and are excellent) but I was recommended Toyo's by a good frined of mine and they have been amazing in the wet and dry. I am sure there will be forum members with ideas about all brands. It will all depend on how you drive and what you expect from your tyres. Evryone will be different...

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Continental DWS

Post by Mike123 » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 23:30

Keep an eye out for the new Continental Exteme Contact DWS tyre.

I've recently been driving a Chrysler 300 SRT8 (425hp) RWD with them in the US - snow, wet, dry - fabulous. I was thinking of winter tyres next October, changing back the following Spring, but I'm going to change to these if they are available in the UK.

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Re: Continental DWS

Post by c_w » Fri 29 Jan, 2010 10:35

Mike123 wrote:Keep an eye out for the new Continental Exteme Contact DWS tyre.

I've recently been driving a Chrysler 300 SRT8 (425hp) RWD with them in the US - snow, wet, dry - fabulous. I was thinking of winter tyres next October, changing back the following Spring, but I'm going to change to these if they are available in the UK.
Could be wrong but we might not ever see that tyre over here as it's an all-season tyre which are favoured by Americans. Probably good for winter months but the dry summer performance can't be as good as a performance summer tyres that we're used to.

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Post by Zim » Mon 15 Feb, 2010 10:52

+1 for the goodyear f1 asymmetrics

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