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Post Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:41 pm
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What tyres are people running on their RCz and what are your opinions ride quality, grip, noise and wear levels


Post Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:54 pm
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I have Nankang NS-II on the front. They are quite loud but I have done 8k miles on them and still have around 6mm of tread. They grip quite well if your sensible, but slip a little if your heavy footed from low speeds or a stand still.

I have Delinte Thunder on the back. Done the same mileage with about 5mm tread left.

Post Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:32 pm
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Michelin pilot super sports. They're expensive and only come with 4mm of thread but my tyre man swears by them. He wouldn't let me put anything else on there!
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Post Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:34 pm
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Driven 2k km on Continental ContiSportContact 3, going to change them for Michelin Pilot Sport/Super Sport or Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric 2.

Post Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:40 pm
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If i'll change on mine (currently original Continentals) i think i'll be buying the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric.
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Post Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:22 pm
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Still running on originals, car has done @ 13k now, down to @ 3.5 on front but still 6.5 on rear. Will need to change fronts soon. Not sure which way to go yet. Will look at reviews & price & make a decision at the time, but definitely not going cheap on tyres. Most important safety feature on the car :eusa-think:
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:33 am
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Hi all' :greetings-wavingblue:


I swapped from the original spec Conti contisport 3's to Michelin Pilot Super Sports and unlike "renegade79" Mich PSS's mine came with more than 4mm of tread.
.......Hey renegage 79 ,,are you sure that your mechanic didn't sell you a set of part worns's ?? ! :lol:

Am I right in thinking that the folk considering the Goodyear Eagle F1's are doing so on the basis that they are fitted to the "R"??. If so they need to be aware that the Goodyears only come in a 92 Load Rating and all the other Z's have a 96 Load Rated tyre I believe. ALTHOUGH I bet had Goodyear made the F1's in a 96 Load rating the "R" would have had 96's too !!
However I suspect that the change in tyre was more likely due to a marketing deal with Peugeot and Goodyear for the R', and OEM tyres are not necessarily the best which is why Conti Contisport 3 do not seem to be the Z' owners favoured hoops ! :clap:

So much of what we consume comes down to looks and price, unless you smoke your tyres by driving on the edge of adhesion as matter of course OR you are lucky enough to spend your time doing a lot of track days.


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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:50 pm
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Tomas_90 wrote:
If i'll change on mine (currently original Continentals) i think i'll be buying the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric.


good choice. Those Goodyears work fine on the R. They have a very predictable behavior, especially in wet. And you can drive them off, down to 2mm and they still work fine in wet.
In dry they tend to lightly understeer when you push them really hard. We are talking really hard here. And they are a quiet tire. Comfortable too.

Don't worry about the 92 load index. That is more than enough for the lightweight RCZ. That 96 load index is bollocks. Totally useless.

I have driven off a set of those Goodyears on my R. Coming summer I might switch to some Michelins, just to try them on the R. But if there is no reasonable choice of tire brand for my R, I'd gladly stick to the Goodyear and give them another shot.
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:06 pm
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Anybody tried Dunlop sport max rt or vredestien ultrac vortis not looking for a cheap tyre just something quieter than the contis :thumbup:

Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:36 pm
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the big blue wrote:
Hi all' :greetings-wavingblue:


I swapped from the original spec Conti contisport 3's to Michelin Pilot Super Sports and unlike "renegade79" Mich PSS's mine came with more than 4mm of tread.
.......Hey renegage 79 ,,are you sure that your mechanic didn't sell you a set of part worns's ?? ! :lol:

Am I right in thinking that the folk considering the Goodyear Eagle F1's are doing so on the basis that they are fitted to the "R"??. If so they need to be aware that the Goodyears only come in a 92 Load Rating and all the other Z's have a 96 Load Rated tyre I believe. ALTHOUGH I bet had Goodyear made the F1's in a 96 Load rating the "R" would have had 96's too !!
However I suspect that the change in tyre was more likely due to a marketing deal with Peugeot and Goodyear for the R', and OEM tyres are not necessarily the best which is why Conti Contisport 3 do not seem to be the Z' owners favoured hoops ! :clap:

So much of what we consume comes down to looks and price, unless you smoke your tyres by driving on the edge of adhesion as matter of course OR you are lucky enough to spend your time doing a lot of track days.


.the big blue (.."marketing" is the modern day decider of many things and I say this as a Back Bencher who never ever considered using Total Oil before I got my Z' as I was a committed Castrol & Mobil 1 golden stuff guzzler !)
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i was told they're like a track tyre, and the warehouse that stores them is beside some race track in france. ok, i know that sounds like i've been spun a yarn but i trust this fella and i'm on my second set. for the sake of comparison etc, maybe big blue, you might enquire from your tyre man, where it is he is getting your michelin's. i would be interested to know if i have been duped :lol:
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:05 pm
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There are Michelin pilot super sport & Michelin pilot sport cup2

Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:07 pm
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mine are definitely the former, never heard of the latter.
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:55 pm
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t110jim wrote:
Anybody tried Dunlop sport max rt or vredestien ultrac vortis not looking for a cheap tyre just something quieter than the contis :thumbup:

Can't say anything about those two options but the Goodyear's are rated at 68 dB while the Continentals are 73 dB. Michelins where 71 dB or so i believe.
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:57 pm
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renegade79 wrote:
i was told they're like a track tyre, and the warehouse that stores them is beside some race track in france. ok, i know that sounds like i've been spun a yarn but i trust this fella and i'm on my second set. for the sake of comparison etc, maybe big blue, you might enquire from your tyre man, where it is he is getting your michelin's. i would be interested to know if i have been duped :lol:

I really don't think they are considered a Track tire. They are a track tire in the sense that they are well-performing in the more pricey range of tires yes, but sold as a specifik track tire i don't think.

They are also found on the new Focus ST as original tires.
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:00 pm
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Tomas_90 wrote:
renegade79 wrote:
i was told they're like a track tyre, and the warehouse that stores them is beside some race track in france. ok, i know that sounds like i've been spun a yarn but i trust this fella and i'm on my second set. for the sake of comparison etc, maybe big blue, you might enquire from your tyre man, where it is he is getting your michelin's. i would be interested to know if i have been duped :lol:

I really don't think they are considered a Track tire. They are a track tire in the sense that they are well-performing in the more pricey range of tires yes, but sold as a specifik track tire i don't think.

They are also found on the new Focus ST as original tires.


yes i would agree with you there. interesting ratings about the db levels of the conti's!!
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:06 pm
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My HDI Z had Continental 3s on as OE. Hated them so much I ditched them and got a set of Dunlop Sportmaxx RTs. Good, but no cigar. On paper they promised to be quiet at 68Dbs but were fairly noisy. Wore the fronts out at about 14000, and got a pair of Vredestien Ultrac Vortis. They seem to be much quieter and very supple and, if anything, they grip better than the RTs. Most of the road noise is from the back now, so I'm trying to wear the remaining Dunlops out!

Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:08 pm
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I wish I could afford these type of tyre for my car lol. Im having to stick with mid range tyres. The next tyres im going to try are called Altenzo sport comfort. @£75 a tyre.

For the michelind it would ve £185 a tyre :?

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Oh......I forgot. Event Tyres are selling the Vreds at £161 mobile fully fitted. Pretty good I reckon.

Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:09 pm
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hubcaps wrote:
My HDI Z had Continental 3s on as OE. Hated them so much I ditched them and got a set of Dunlop Sportmaxx RTs. Good, but no cigar. On paper they promised to be quiet at 68Dbs but were fairly noisy. Wore the fronts out at about 14000, and got a pair of Vredestien Ultrac Vortis. They seem to be much quieter and very supple and, if anything, they grip better than the RTs. Most of the road noise is from the back now, so I'm trying to wear the remaining Dunlops out!

Those Vredestiens sounds like a fairly good choice then :)
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Post Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:17 pm
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Are the Vredestiens the ones with the weird tread pattern? I didnt think they looked very grippy on the pics lol.

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