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    Default Best grippy tyres for 205 GTI

    I've been running "Continental Conti Comfort Contact CC5's" on the front wheels of my 205 GTI (195/50 R15) but they don't seem to have enough grip on the front. I used to have Pirelli P1's which were very good.

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    Does anyone know of a tyre extremely grippy for the front wheels???
    I don't care about the price

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    Best grippy tyres for 205 GTI-dsc03066.jpgBest grippy tyres for 205 GTI-dsc02999.jpg Either of these! Both 195 50 15.

    Bridgestone RE003 (Also fabulous wet grip) or Toyo Proxy 888 (The Toyo 888s make a bit of noise at about 70km/h)
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    Yokohama AO50.
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    I have Bridgestone RE002, very good.
    I also found BF Goodrich G Force to be excellent on these cars.
    Goodyear F1 were the pits do not buy these.

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    Definitely not Achilles.
    ....now watch a Peugeot turn into a corner!

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    Or Diamondback!
    Unless you plan to drive in the outback, where they are great.

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    I run Dunlop durezza ZII, and have done a few track days and hill climbs, excellent traction and very easy to get heat into.


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    I'd say Yokohama Advan A048 /A050 or Toyo Proxes R 888. Yokohama Advan Sport and Toyo Proxes T1-R are somewhat cheaper and more civil thoug less grippy.

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    I second the RE002's for great grip especially for the price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    I second the RE002's for great grip especially for the price.
    Whilst I loved the budget priced re002 for being the most fun tyre I'd ever driven on, grip was not their forte.
    Jeez I had some sideways fun on them though.
    Robust and totally predictable.
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    If you don't want to fork out $330-$340 each for an AO50, you could always try a Hankook Ventus R-S3, in 195/50R15. They're the control tyre for the Pulsar Challenge and a bargain at approx. $130 each.

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    Grippiest tyres I've ever used in 195 50 form. I have 195 60s on the 405 and while grip is still very good the response is nothing like the 50s.


    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Whilst I loved the budget priced re002 for being the most fun tyre I'd ever driven on, grip was not their forte.
    Jeez I had some sideways fun on them though.
    Robust and totally predictable.
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    Cheers for all the helpful responses guys
    I'm leaning towards the Bridgestone RE003, everyone on the internet seems to rave about them. I'll be driving almost as a daily driver, so i want a bit of comfort and low road noise too

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    How many have driven on the Bridgestone RE003s and/or are unhappy with them?
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    You didn't mention noise! You just asked for the grippiest tyre and didn't care about price. Nothing comes close to an AO50. They're only marginally slower than a full slick.

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    re003's are probably the best tyres I've had on my S16! Certainly the best tyres I've ever had in the wet.. The potenza S02 Pole positions may have had an edge in the dry, but they haven't been available for about 15 years. Very happy with mine!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    If you don't want to fork out $330-$340 each for an AO50, you could always try a Hankook Ventus R-S3, in 195/50R15. They're the control tyre for the Pulsar Challenge and a bargain at approx. $130 each.
    Are the Hankooks Z221 or Z222 model?

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    Are Yokohama AO50 Road Legal in Australia?
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    I think that you will find the RE003s to be a nice combination of crispness in response, grip in the wet (longitudinal & lateral, streaming wet & merely slick) & talkative & responsive behaviour around their limits. They won't fit my toys but I put them on my wife's Forester.

    CC5s are one of Conti's worst efforts (sluggish in response & poor wet grip) & the admirable SportContact 5 is not available in the size. The very good PremiumContact 2 is in 195/55 but is a class down from the RE003.

    Michelin's (about to be superseded) PS3 is still a good choice but not as crisp as the RE003. The P1 is also a class down from RE003 or PS3.

    Hankook's S1 Evo is an oldish type now (there is an Evo2) but still seems to rate well, especially as a wet tyre; see:

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

    There's a thread in the technical section on this size but I really think that, short of a "track-day" tyre, the RE003 best suits your stated criteria.

    cheers! Peter
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    I would suggest Yokohama S drives for best performance and low road noise (well, for my ears anyway). Budget upward of 300 bucks a corner or if you find them for less, just grab a set and run.

    Toyo proxes/AO50 are perhaps grippier, but if you hit standing water, you’re going to aquaplane, make no mistake about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    Are Yokohama AO50 Road Legal in Australia?
    yes, R spec., same as AO48, DZ03G etc.

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    how would the RE003s perform on the track you reckon? would they degrade quickly?

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    I had no issues with the RE002s on the Eden Valley Hillclimb, OK only 3.5 kms uphill but a warm day.
    The car (309) just went round like on rails, no slip at all.
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    and they lasted as a road tyre too?

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    Yes, done a few kms and events now.

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    and they lasted as a road tyre too?
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