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    Default Tyre advice RS 225 Sport Cup

    Anyone have a view on best tyres for a Renault Megane RS 225 Sport Cup ? Dealer is recommending Pirelli P Zero. I had heard Michelin Pilot Sport. Ideas welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris66 View Post
    Anyone have a view on best tyres for a Renault Megane RS 225 Sport Cup ? Dealer is recommending Pirelli P Zero. I had heard Michelin Pilot Sport. Ideas welcome.
    Please give two bits of info:
    1. your tyre size; &
    2. your priorities among tyre characteristics (crisp response? wet braking? predictable transitions when limits are transgressed? . . . ).

    In the meantime, you might want to browse the magazine tests at the site:
    Tyre tests at tyrereviews - TyreReviews

    Opinions are probably to be had on the Australian Renault Sports site as well.

    cheers! Peter

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    There is a long running thread on this on ozrenaultsport

    http://ozrenaultsport.invisionzone.c...ave-you-tried/

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    Hmm! I had a look (thanks for the link - note that one would have to register to access it) but it's not a very sophisticated thread it seems to me. I'd be more inclined to have a thorough browse of Tyre Reviews's magazine test summaries.

    If Chis ever returns to this thread with his priorities (& advice as to whether he wants 225 or 235/4O-18 ) then we'll walk through a short-list.

    cheers! Peter

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    I run German made Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres on my RS. Bought them for $200 a corner from Tempe Tyres.

    They hang on well and I'm pretty happy with them. I haven't thrown it around (getting old these days) so can't comment on the on-the-limit handling.

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    Of possible interest is the latest magazine test summary from Tyre Reviews in the UK.

    2015 EVO Magazine Performance Tyre Test - TyreReviews

    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    Of possible interest is the latest magazine test summary from Tyre Reviews in the UK.

    2015 EVO Magazine Performance Tyre Test - TyreReviews

    cheers! Peter
    here's the full magazine test link:

    evo Tyre Test 2015 | Evo


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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404 View Post
    I run German made Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres on my RS. Bought them for $200 a corner from Tempe Tyres.

    They hang on well and I'm pretty happy with them. I haven't thrown it around (getting old these days) so can't comment on the on-the-limit handling.

    Dave
    Looks like these beasties went pretty well.

    I guess it comes down to what the first three places cost?

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    Hi,
    Sorry to be slow to respond. My experience with my R26 is that Pilot Sport PS2s are a good road tyre but a bit lacking in grip on the track. They're a good general purpose tyre with fairly good wear, wet and dry grip, aqua-planing resistance etc. I found Pirelli P-Zeros to be inferior to PS2s in most respects.
    However, the tyre that I am currently using is the Hankook RS3, also called a Z222, in 235/40/18 size. These are a directional road-legal semi-track tyre with very good and progressive dry grip, fairly good wet grip and mediocre aqua-planning resistance. The R26 is used for both road and track, mainly on clockwise circuits.
    I have just replaced the left side tyres with more of the same after 6,000km. The right side tyre will be probably be good for a total of 10,000km of mixed road and track use. I paid $225 each for the latest tyres.
    I know someone with a Nissan GTR who does more road work and less track work than me. He says he gets 15,000km from a set of RS3s, which may be a better guide as to mileage than my 6,000/10,000km. Overall, since the price is moderate and the grip so good and progressive, I think that RS3s are worth a try!

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    I think that we give up on the original poster as not having the courtesy to return & respond. Good riddance I say.

    My impression was that he (& perhaps others here) is (are) more after a road tyre focus though. For that, apart from the SC5, within Michelin I would be recommending the PS2 replacement, the SuperSport, over the PS2 in that it loses nothing in crispness & dry grip & gains considerably in wet grip & transition behaviour. But there's a range of good possibilities depending on size & availability & the desired profile of capability trade-offs (including the, now surely due a successor, PZero).

    cheers! Peter
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