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PhilMCaz
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Tyres

Post by PhilMCaz » Sun 28 May, 2017 16:23

Hi all, nearly time for a new set of tyres. Any recommendations? Also, are the tracking settings the same for all Z3's?

Many thanks, Phil

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Re: Tyres

Post by Z3M_Max » Sun 28 May, 2017 22:47

Can't go wrong with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 3. Transformed the handling of the car for the better.


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Re: Tyres

Post by Gazza » Mon 29 May, 2017 12:08

Michelin Pilot Sport 4's are available, they get a great write up.
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Re: Tyres

Post by Gareth 161 » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 23:56

Still pleased with the Goodyear Eagle F1's I put on last year. As I replaced all 4 to get rid of part worn and mixed brand tyres, not sure if it was this brand of tyre or just the fact that I fitted new tyres, but the tramlining is still cured and grip is excellent. Have done about 4K since then and wear rate is looking minimal so these could be something else to consider?
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Re: Tyres

Post by PhilMCaz » Sun 11 Jun, 2017 21:00

Thank you all for your replies. I have got Goodyear's on at the moment. I thought I would try something different. I will probably go down the Michelin route.

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Re: Tyres

Post by Howard Adams » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 05:53

Hi, good choice, I have Michelin's on my motorbike and my day to day car..they are excellent.
The Z3 has Firestones on, good tyre but I suspect they will not last as long as the Michelin's.
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Re: Tyres

Post by siwilson » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 08:26

FWIW, I have Goodyear Asym 2 and I hate them. They grip well enough, but the initial turn is is awful, not a patch on the Goodyear Asym 1 they replaced. Also mixing Asym 1 (front) and Asym 2 (rear) was a disaster. Maybe the Aym 3 will see Goodyear back to their best, but I'm going Michelin PS4 in a few weeks.
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Re: Tyres

Post by Brian H » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 20:05

siwilson wrote:but I'm going Michelin PS4 in a few weeks.
Very good choice, cracking tyre, quite hard wearing too.

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Re: Tyres

Post by Renaud » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 22:19

Hello All,

A loosely related question: Would any of you know what Tyres a 2002 Z3M would of left the factory with?

I know tyre technology would of moved on in leaps and bounds over the last 15 years, but I fancy keeping the car as close to factory spec as I can.

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Re: Tyres

Post by Gazza » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 22:26

Possible Michelin Pilot Sport viewtopic.php?t=23015
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Re: Tyres

Post by Renaud » Tue 13 Jun, 2017 09:11

Thanks Gazza,

That was some usefull information.

I had a search for Z3M photos last night, by managing to zoom in on some of the pictures, I could work out that what looked like S50's had Dunlop sports, with the later cars having Michelins (but could not quite see the model), so that old thread does seem to ring true. I'll now have a shop around for some Michelin PS.

Thanks again.

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Re: Tyres

Post by Gazza » Tue 13 Jun, 2017 19:54

Even if you could find a set of Pilot Sports they will be useless.

Tyres do have a shelf life of about 5 years I believe.
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Re: Tyres

Post by Renaud » Tue 13 Jun, 2017 21:27

Thanks,

I should of been more specific, I did mean Pilot sport 4, not the original pilot sport - .

The Toyo tyres that are currently on it are five + years old, so its about time I changed them, even if they have plenty of tread left and I only did 300 miles last year... :(

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Re: Tyres

Post by Gazza » Tue 13 Jun, 2017 22:02

Renaud wrote:Thanks,

I should of been more specific, I did mean Pilot sport 4, not the original pilot sport - .


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Also going for these on the CSL soon
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Re: Tyres

Post by Gazza » Wed 14 Jun, 2017 21:02

Worth noting there is a 4S aswell as 4
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Re: Tyres

Post by Alfie » Fri 16 Jun, 2017 16:34

I used to use GY Eagle F1 GSD3 which were pretty good although discontinued some time ago.
So last change I did a lot of reading and decided to try out Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas which are mid-priced and had rave reviews. These tyres are just brilliant! RED hasn't put a foot wrong with these rubbers, including in the wet. They give you bags of confidence from turn in right through to power on. In my opinion, a huge improvement on the GSD3s. And the tread pattern looks pretty cool too!
Only down point is they are quite noisy on the road which might suggest that they won't last, but no evidence of that yet.
I'll certainly be getting another set of the same next time....

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Re: Tyres

Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 26 Jun, 2017 22:34

I have Pirelli PZero all round - great tyres, only lose grip when I push it too hard and I know they are going to lose grip.
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