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      01-21-2015, 07:19 AM   #1
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Tyres (about to pull the trigger on a full set)

I currently have: 225/35/19 Front and 255/30/19 Rear on my 335i.

I'm about to buy a full set of non-RFT (I'm going for 265/30 and 235/35 this time), and I'm torn between:

Goodyear F1 Asymm (668) and Continental Sport Contact 5P (697)

The price difference is 29 (fitted, balanced etc).

I could toss a coin really, but I'm leaning towards the GY. Any comments?
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      01-21-2015, 08:21 AM   #2
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Both are good and it is hair splitting to decide between them.

I've had the Goodyear F1 AS2S for a while and I'm happy. Good levels of grip on all surfaces and they last well.
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You could save some money on those prices though.

Tyreleader are 534 for Goodyears and 570 for the Continentals.

Shouldn't be more than 60 to have them fitted.
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You could save some money on those prices though.

Tyreleader are 534 for Goodyears and 570 for the Continentals.

Shouldn't be more than 60 to have them fitted.
You could, if you wanted to, save even more money by looking into buying "Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta".

IMHO a lovely tyre under rated and under priced.

Just my take on it!
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You could, if you wanted to, save even more money by looking into buying "Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta".

IMHO a lovely tyre under rated and under priced.

Just my take on it!
They are 556 on Tyreleader, so they are in the middle of the two premium tyres mentioned. It's also old tyres tyreleader are selling at that price.

They never score as highly as the above tyres in independent tests.
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I've used both. Felt like the gys were marginally better for grip. The rears of the contis wore out in 10k miles so this is really what steered me to gy
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They are 556 on Tyreleader, so they are in the middle of the two premium tyres mentioned. It's also old tyres tyreleader are selling at that price.

They never score as highly as the above tyres in independent tests.
Don't know about that, seems pretty good on this review...

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I am not championing these tyres above what OP has suggested, but have had first hand experience of having them on my E46 M3 for 2 years. Excellent grip, and VERY Quite!!
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I currently have: 225/35/19 Front and 255/30/19 Rear on my 335i.

I'm about to buy a full set of non-RFT (I'm going for 265/30 and 235/35 this time), and I'm torn between:

Goodyear F1 Asymm (668) and Continental Sport Contact 5P (697)

The price difference is 29 (fitted, balanced etc).

I could toss a coin really, but I'm leaning towards the GY. Any comments?
Have you got a link to where you're looking at these please?

I need to buy a full set at the same sizes!
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Have you got a link to where you're looking at these please?

I need to buy a full set at the same sizes!
It's my local indi, I just asked them to price me up on all sets I was interested in.

Goodyear F1 Asymm pair of front tyres - 322.68inc.
Goodyear F1 Asymm pair of rear tyres - 346.68inc.

Continental Sport Contact 5P pair of front tyres - 315.48inc.
Continental Sport Contact 5P pair of rear tyres - 382.68inc.

Michelin Super Sport pair of front tyres - 346.68inc.
Michelin Super Sport pair of rear tyres - 404.28inc.
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for that price , check tyreleaders and see how much are the michelin pilot super sports. besttyres you ever need. front last me 2 years 30k and rears around 20k
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They are 556 on Tyreleader, so they are in the middle of the two premium tyres mentioned. It's also old tyres tyreleader are selling at that price.

They never score as highly as the above tyres in independent tests.
The 'old tyre' myth was exactly that, a myth. My Verds had been made within the last 8 weeks when they were delivered to my house. Great tyres but wear pretty quickly.

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Don't know about that, seems pretty good on this review...

Vreds

I am not championing these tyres above what OP has suggested, but have had first hand experience of having them on my E46 M3 for 2 years. Excellent grip, and VERY Quite!!
That's just people's opinions. Whatever tyres people have on their car, or whatever car they own, is usually the best. People are a bit biased.

If you look on the very same page there is proper test been conducted. Since it is an old test the comparison is against the old Goodyear Eagle F1, which isn't anywhere near as good as the AS2, and the Continental is the old 3 model too.

They both still beat the Vredesteins. They had the worst dry and wet braking in this test to finish last of the 9 tested tyres.


http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article...-Tyre-Test.htm

If they were much cheaper they'd maybe be worth a try. However since they are now priced right between the premium tyres, I'd give them a miss.
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Pulled the trigger on the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2.

Final price is 668 which includes full fitment and tracking. So, probably a few more than a website, but it's my indi who I'm happy with.

Thanks for the comments though, just wanted to make sure they were OK.
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The 'old tyre' myth was exactly that, a myth. My Verds had been made within the last 8 weeks when they were delivered to my house. Great tyres but wear pretty quickly.

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Tyreleader state on the advert DOT2009. Here is the link.

http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyre...r19-93y-209656

They list on their adverts if the tyre is old now and that's how I knew they were old. 2009 is too old for me, but at least they tell you in advance.

I didn't say all Tyreleader's tyres were old.

That's a lot of money for a 6 year old tyre.
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Tyreleader state on the advert DOT2009. Here is the link.

http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyre...r19-93y-209656

They list on their adverts if the tyre is old now and that's how I knew they were old. 2009 is too old for me, but at least they tell you in advance.

I didn't say all Tyreleader's tyres were old.

That's a lot of money for a 6 year old tyre.
Ah right.
I didn't realise it was a deal for old tyres specifically.
I admit, I would think twice for tyres made in 2009.
I have had a great summer on mine. I was surprised at how much they had worn when I swapped to my winters. I guess it's to be expected when pushing 450 bhp + through em tho.
I only paid about 450 for the whole set.

Edit. Don't know my ass from my elbow today. I have Kumho's
http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyre...-r19-93y-60665
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Don't know about that, seems pretty good on this review...

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I am not championing these tyres above what OP has suggested, but have had first hand experience of having them on my E46 M3 for 2 years. Excellent grip, and VERY Quite!!

As Kerr has already alluded to, the big graphs at the top are just user ratings, not independent tests.

if you look on that page, just below where the tyre sizes are listed you have the section that says "Tyre Test Results" and lists 3 links. those are links to independent tyre tests done by magazines, and actually give a true representation of a tyres performance.
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As Kerr has already alluded to, the big graphs at the top are just user ratings, not independent tests.

if you look on that page, just below where the tyre sizes are listed you have the section that says "Tyre Test Results" and lists 3 links. those are links to independent tyre tests done by magazines, and actually give a true representation of a tyres performance.
Hmmmm Interesting reading, Thanks

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It's my local indi, I just asked them to price me up on all sets I was interested in.

Goodyear F1 Asymm pair of front tyres - 322.68inc.
Goodyear F1 Asymm pair of rear tyres - 346.68inc.

Continental Sport Contact 5P pair of front tyres - 315.48inc.
Continental Sport Contact 5P pair of rear tyres - 382.68inc.

Michelin Super Sport pair of front tyres - 346.68inc.
Michelin Super Sport pair of rear tyres - 404.28inc.
Nice one, where are you based?
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I've always found Continental's a bit noisy myself.

TBH I tend to stick to Kumho KU39 or Falken FK452
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Nice one, where are you based?
Based in East Yorkshire, so a fair distance from London.
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Based in East Yorkshire, so a fair distance from London.
Another 335i in these parts...?
Where abouts?

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Based in East Yorkshire, so a fair distance from London.
Ahh ok, a little far to go, yep!
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