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    Default Megane 225 Sports-Best Tyres?

    Hello,

    I need to get new tyres for my Megane 225. I currently have Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 235/40 ZR18 91 Y. I have treid many outlets and they said that that model has been sold out and new Sports Maxx will be released in 6weeks. Any suggestions for good replacements? Im not impressed by the sports maxx as they wore out pretty quick (45000). What about the Michelins PS3??


    Ive got my space saver on as the tyre has become victim to a nail (AGAIN!!!!)


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    Diana

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    Diana,

    You have yourself a sports car.
    It has a turbo and more power and handling capability than most conditions would require.

    Sports cars use sports car tyres which are soft and grippy.
    Getting 45k km out of a set of sports tyres is prety darn good.

    I'm happy to get 15k km out of mine.

    The PS3 is a sold as a sports tyre ( even though it fails at the ragged edge of performance). It is a soft sports tyre and will probably struggle to give you around the same high Kms as the last set.
    You dont get superior wet weather grip AND long tyre life. The two parameters are at the other end of the scale from eachother.

    You can buy a tyre that lasts 90k km, but it will be hard as nails and diminish the performance and handling capabilities of your car. That also equates to diminished safety in the wet regardless of how conservative and defensively you drive.

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    ummm ...... cheapest Kendra tyres $100 per corner
    Value 10/10
    Durability 9/10 (60,000 km warranty)
    Road Noise 7/10
    Grip (Dry) 4/10
    Grip (Wet) 1/10

    Even day to day driving in the wet is like skating on ice on these things .

    As Jo said sports tyres for sports car
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    45000kms out of a set of OE tyres on a RSM 225 is about as good as it gets.

    The replacements to get will depend on what criteria you have. Performance vs Longevity, Budget etc. There are a number of options available to you.

    I replaced the original Dunlop Sports Max on my RSM 225 after some 33000kms. Replaced with Yokohama V103

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    I have the Sport Maxx TT on the Alpine, and wore out the rears in around 40 000, and am quite satisfied with them. I put another pair on. Even with "normal" car tyres, if they last more than 60 000 they are too hard IMO, and are usually a risk in wet conditions.

    It is unlikely any other tyre that grips equally to the Sport Maxx is going to last longer.
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    I run Michelin Pilot Sport 3s and I think they're great. You should get decent life from them too

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    have a browse through the tests at the tire-rack site and at the following uk site

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre-Tests/#summer

    personally, i'd put goodyear eagle f1 asymmetric 2 tyres on in a flash

    cheers! peter

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    That's a good add for those tyres saying you got 45K km's out of them - that's awesome. I wonder if turbo petrol cars are that much easier on tyres than turbo diesel cars ?

    ContiSportContact 3's are pretty good - won a few reviews in their time. I run them on the 308 and find their performance fantastic. They've come down in price quite a lot lately due to the Contact 5's coming out.

    As with all tyres though, it will pay you to ring around for the best price.

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    thanks for your advice!!! i m going to get goodyear eagle F1 directional- $237 per corner yeh!!!!best of both worlds!!

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    I seem to recall Wheels/Motor did a full review of tyres to suit WRX STi and the ContiSports Came out on top. I can't remember the exact edition - about 1 year ago? - (I have the mag at home), but they tested all the brands with some very interesting results for various tests (Wet, Slalom, Braking etc).
    The Toyo T1 were also very highly regarded and well priced.


    Quote Originally Posted by diana225 View Post
    thanks for your advice!!! i m going to get goodyear eagle F1 directional- $237 per corner yeh!!!!best of both worlds!!

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