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    Senior Member Gaz's Avatar
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    Tyre Review Thread

    It seems we dont have a Tyre Review style thread so im gonna start one (with Feisty's blessing )

    To review your tyre please fill out the following form

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    What you wanted from the Tyre:
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    General Comments:
    Ill do 2, 1 for my old set, 1 for my new.

    Brand: Toyo
    Model: Teo Plus
    Size: 205/50/16 (sitting on stock rims)
    Price: $150 each installed
    Driving Style: Sedate
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Quiet tyre that had good grip in dry and wet, not really a performance style tyre.
    Good: Last for ages (over 30,000km's worth of mostly highway), very quiet (compared to the Sonar tyres i had before and the Adrenalins i have now), quite grippy and good in the wet.
    Bad: Nothing really, very happy with them
    General Comments: First set of new tyres since i owned the lude, so i cant really make any comments because the previous tyres where shite (Sonar = fail)



    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: RE001 Adrenalins
    Size: 215/45/17 (sitting on Integra Type S 17")
    Price: 209 each installed
    Driving Style: Sedate, with some spiritied driving thrown in on occasion
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Lots of grip around corners, last a long time, quiet
    Good: SO FREAKING GRIPPY! pretty quiet considering they are a performance tyre, did i say they are grippy?
    Bad: a little more road noise compared to my old Toyo Teo Plus', but thats to be expected because they are a thinner tyre and are more performance oriented.
    General Comments: Excellent tyre, was amazed at the kind of grip they provided even over my very good Teo Plus'. Highly reccomended. But shop around, i was able to shave $20 a tyre off the price by getting other shop prices.

    I hope this helps some people
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    Gold Member peejayy's Avatar
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    Brand: Goodyear
    Model: f1 DSG
    Size: 205/50/16
    Price: ??? (came with car)
    Driving Style: moderate
    What you wanted from the Tyre: (came with car)
    Good: Long lasting, Great tread patter, very solid all rounder.
    Bad: none in partiular
    General Comments: Great tyre, quite expensive i do believe, Tread pattern looks great!

    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: Potenza RE050
    Size: 215/45/17
    Price: $180+ per tyre
    Driving Style: moderate
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Long lasting all round tyre.
    Good: Has great reviews for longetivity, Its a Run Flat Tyre. Grip is excellent GREAT wet performance, very quiet.
    Bad: Pricey compared to some other alternatives, Road noise goes from bery quiet to loud for speeds in excess of 140km/h
    General Comments:(Adrenalin RE001s little brother, main difference being mileage. RE001s are super soft and wont last as long compared to most regular tyres. These tyres are the compromise between grip and longetivity.
    Last edited by peejayy; 1st December 2008 at 03:59 PM.


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    PA Resident SAKI's Avatar
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    Brand: Toyo
    Model: Tranpath SW
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: $150 a tyre (2006)
    Driving Style: I'm no hoon, but i corner hard.
    What you wanted from the Tyre: All rounder
    Good: Very quiet, Very good steering feel (very sharp), steering inputs are felt immediately. Great feedback on road surface.
    Bad: Felt like they ran out of grip a bit early. Not dangerous but not great. They also tended to tramline (follow bumps in the road) and tug at the steering wheel.
    General Comments: Used them for 20,000 k's and they still had a good bit of tread left, very happy with them overall.


    Brand: Kuhmo
    Model: KU23
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: ~$150 a tyre.
    Driving Style: As above.
    What you wanted from the Tyre: "be as good as my old Toyo's"
    Good: Lots of grip!
    Bad: Nothing so far, initially steering was very slow and unresponsive but it has gotten better. Only complaint would be how fast they wear, although i used them for motorkhana so im sure they are fine.
    General Comments: I will be replacing these tyres ASAP.

    Brand: Toyo
    Model: R1R
    Size: 205/45/16
    Price: ~$220 a tyre.
    Driving Style: occasional fast mountain driving, normal city driving, motorkhana.
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Win motorkhana
    Good: went from average 12-18th/40ish to 2nd/40ish at motorkhana. They grip like crazy in the dry and in the wet. They are my first performance tyre though so i'm not sure how they compare with it's competition. Cool tread pattern though ;P
    Bad: They're expensive... The tread is now at about 60-70% after 4 motorkhanas.
    General Comments: Very happy, but i still want 1st place... >.< - I hope they last. EDIT: (Yay i got 1st )

    Brand: Yokohama
    Model: S306
    Size: 195/60/14
    Price: Not sure, always been second hand
    Driving Style: Town and Highway, nothing too aggressive
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Long lasting, quietness.
    Good: They wear very slowly, i've had 2 sets of them on different cars and aren't very loud.
    Bad: Grip isn't that great, wet grip especially gets bad as they wear.
    Last edited by SAKI; 3rd July 2009 at 12:34 PM.
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    Senior Member RedLineResident's Avatar
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    Brand: Dunlop
    Model: 3000A
    Size: 205/55/16
    Price: $210 ea
    Driving Style: Spirited (it wasn't on my daily so i can be forgiven)
    What you wanted from the Tyre: grip, grip and more grip
    Good: excellent lateral holding, very sticky tire and good endurance. If it wasn't for camber they would've laster well over 35,000 even with a harsh life
    Bad: none reall
    General Comments: very quiet tire with very suprising grip. Not fantastic in the wet, but in the dry they were brilliant. Will definately go dunlop again.

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    It Sometimes Leaves Completelly

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    Brand: Maxxis
    Model: MA-V1
    Size: 215/45/17
    Price: $152 (2 years ago)
    Driving Style: Fairly sensible, though I frequently corner hard.
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Good value/performance
    Good: Good grip. Predictable in the dry. Seem to be long lasting.
    Bad: A little unpredictable in the wet, as expected, though more grip than my previous 'passenger' (non-performance, non-directional) tyres.
    General Comments: Grip substantially better than previous 'passenger tyres'. Loss of traction is gradual, which makes the car easy to drive - but this may be moreso influenced by the suspension/chassis than the tyres, I have not run different tyres with my current setup so I cannot confirm.

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    Brand:FALKEN
    Model:452'S
    Size:225/35/18
    Price:$250
    Driving Style:Average, like to corner hard
    What you wanted from the Tyrery/Wet Grip
    Good:Insane in the wet and in the Dry you really can't go past these tyres
    Bad:Nil except the price
    General Comments:i can't fault these tires i can take a corner in the wet 20km fast than my previous rubbish tires

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    Brand: Yokohama
    Model: Advan Sport
    Size: 205/50/R16
    Price: $220 a corner
    Driving Style: Very Aggressive Cornering
    What you wanted from the Tyre: A sticky tyre but wanted it to last at least 2 years...
    Good: Great tyre on the front, makes the wet seem like the dry.
    Bad: They wore out within a year and a bit of driving...
    General Comments: Great tyre, slightly noisy when above 80kph, wears out in a hurry...

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    PA Resident brash's Avatar
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    Brand: Toyo
    Model: Tranpath SW
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: (I forget, it was a while ago)
    Driving Style: Give it a bit every now and then, take roundabouts quickly but nothing crazy
    What you wanted from the Tyre: All rounder
    Good: Quiet initially, grippy in dry conditions
    Bad: Grip seemed to go away after about 10,000km, noise level was near unbearable at 110km/h after 20,000km, grip in wet was pathetic after about 15,000km
    General Comments: A good tyre all round, was relatively cheap, and while it wasn't fantastic, it was pretty good. A good tyre if you don't own a race car.

    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: Potenza AR001 Adrenaline
    Size: 205/50/16 (stock)
    Price: Secret (mate's rates)
    Driving Style: Give it a bit every now and then, take roundabouts quickly but nothing crazy
    What you wanted from the Tyre: All rounder, quieter than the Toyos
    Good: Almost silent at highway speeds over Australia's patchwork roads, incredible levels of grip in both wet and dry
    Bad: Haven't found any yet, seem to be wearing out a bit quickly though
    General Comments: I just cannot reccommend this tyre enough.

    Brand: Yokohama
    Model: A-Drive
    Size: 205/50/16 (stock)
    Price: $220 each
    Driving Style: Give it a bit every now and then, take roundabouts quickly but nothing crazy
    What you wanted from the Tyre: All rounder
    Good: Very grippy in wet and dry, very sexy tread design
    Bad: Wore out quite quickly, incredibly noisy
    General Comments: Not a bad tyre, but not a fantastic one either. If road noise doesn't worry you then you won't be unhappy. But they did tend to tramline a bit at lower speeds. One time I thought I'd had a blowout while pulling up at a set of lights.
    Last edited by brash; 5th December 2008 at 08:37 AM.

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    Brand: nankang
    Model: ultrasports
    Size: 195/45/15
    Price: $70 each
    Driving Style: grips the road real nice
    What you wanted from the Tyre: nothing really, i needed tyres and got recommended these
    Good: stick to the road real good
    Bad: inner ware
    General Comments: i had a few different tyres before i got these, now i dont go with any thing else!
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    Brand: Sumitomo
    Model: HTR ZII
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: $185 each installed
    Driving Style: Fast turns
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Performance and low noise.
    Good: Grips and grips in the dry. Was able to hit the power sooner when coming out of a corner.
    Bad: Never try stuff you do in the dry when it's wet.
    General Comments: Kinda on the high side for price but i think its was worth it. The tyres became very sticky after it's warms up.A little road noise at high speed. Wheel flange guard saved my rims twice!
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    Brand: Nexen
    Model: N3000
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: $179
    Driving Style: Mostly highway, mountain runs occasionally.
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Performance tyre.
    Good: Stiff sidewall, great in the wet (when new), surprisingly confident when losing grip.
    Bad: About the same grip level as a BFGoodrich Sport 195/60/14 which is what I had previously. Has only lasted 40,000ks (mainly due to camber wear).
    General Comments: The only other decent tyre available at the time was the Yokohama A539 which was out of my price range, overall happy with the Nexen's, just wish they lasted longer. They weren't too noisy as far as I could tell, my exhaust was louder.


    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: RE001 Adrenaline
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: $220
    Driving Style: Highway mostly, mountain runs occasionally.
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Performance tyre, longer treadwear.
    Good: 100ks on them so far, very grippy indeed. Very quiet.
    Bad: Sidewall doesn't seem as stiff nor does it look very special. Rear end seems to float when doing rapid lane changes, I guess that has to do with the sidewall stiffness.
    General Comments: Reasonably happy so far, have to wait until I take them for a strap before I can give a true result.
    Last edited by Hadamona; 11th December 2008 at 02:40 AM.

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    Junior Member Benno's Avatar
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    Brand: Maxxis
    Model: MA-Z1 Victra
    Size: 215/45/17
    Price: $185
    Driving Style: Performance
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Grip
    Good: Grips the road great in both wet and dry
    Bad: It is a soft tyre, about halfway through the tread now @10000km
    General Comments: Good grippy tyre in both wet and dry, would defintely recommend them. Sexy looking tread pattern.

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    Brand: Goodyear
    Model: Eagle Ventura's
    Size: 205/55/r16
    Price: 4 BB6 rims + 4 tyres ( 90% ) for $250
    Driving Style: Highway mostly, and city
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Something comfy,safe and grippy,and quiet compared to my old cheapo nexen's (40profile)
    Good: Less road noise, more grip
    Bad: Can be grippier

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    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: Supercat
    Size: 195/65/R15
    Price: $129 each
    Driving Style: Urban
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Longer Treadwear, Safe in Wet, Quiet, Good Ride
    Good: Good Budget Tyre, Made in Australia
    Bad: For the price, i can't really complain..
    Last edited by eccentriq; 2nd July 2009 at 12:55 PM.

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    PA Janitor racinghonda's Avatar
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    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: RE001 Adrenaline
    Size: 205/55R15
    Price: $180ea
    Driving Style: Weekend car, touge and track days
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Lots of grip, ability to survive track days, predictability
    Good: Loads of grip in both wet and dry. Predictable handling, stable rear end, quicker steering response.
    Bad: Plain looking sidewall
    General Comments: Best set of tyres I have ever had on any car. They had now survived 2 track days and still look fresh. It's basically a semi slick. Easily matched identical car running on the same race track which was on semi slicks.

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