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    good tyres?

    im gonna need some new tyres soon and i was wondering if anyone could give me some advice about what to get?

    i have a 2003 52 1.6 SXi, still got the same continental tyres that came as standard which were also the same tyres i had on my corsa before so never really had any experience with other brands.

    Heard good things about Goodyear Eagle's, are they the ones to go for?

    Thanks for any help.

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    I really rate the Eagle F1's, the best tyre I've had so far, won't go with anything else now :-)

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    i cant compare continental to goodyear as i have never used continental, but i went from falken to goodyear eagle f1 and the difference was incredible. goodys are soooo much better. grip well, and when you take them to their limits they have a gradual loss of grip, instead of snapping away and sitting there wheelspinning.
    mmmmmmmm, nice try!

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    sounds like goodyear F1s are the ones to go for then. will i be ok to leave the conti's on the rear and just replace the fronts?

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    Vredstein sportrac have been voted best tyre 2 years in a row in auto express. Also if you buy them from www.mytyres.net (cheapest place for tyres I find) they have reviews on most tyres, including cusomer reviews, and the vredsteins have the best results on there (even beating F1's). Because you have the standard alloys as well, you should be able to get them, they are about £80 (inc p+p)

    http://www.tyretest.com/pkw_sommerre...rac/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrie
    I really rate the Eagle F1's, the best tyre I've had so far, won't go with anything else now :-)
    yeah I'm the same
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    Yeah the Eagle F1s are pretty good but having driven the 888 with Bridgestone Potenza 720s - I have jumped ship and gone to the Bridgestone side!

    Having said that I think the Potenza's 720s are coupe only anyway.


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    The Potenza RE720 Bridgestone is a cracking tyre - I'm running them on my Corsa, makes a totally different driving experience.

    A lot of people find the Eagle F1 to be a bit difficult to live with as the sidewall is very soft, so on certain cars can give handling problems.
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    The Dunlop SP8000s are very hard wearing but not so hot on handling, I've got 22K out of mine so far and they are still far from worn out (and thats even with some fairly average abuse from my GSi)
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