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Cupra 280 - Tyre Change

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by funkythumbs, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. funkythumbs

    funkythumbs Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Had a Cupra 280 since September this year and the time has come to look at replacing tyres.

    The rears still have 5.5mm however the the fronts are down to 2mm. Currently running stock bridgestones but looking to replace with a better tyre as they are not the best

    My question, is it safe to run the bridgestones on the back and a different tyre on the front axle?

    Im not one to cheap out on tyres but seems a waste getting rid of the rears when they have decent tread on them still.

    My plan was to get some Michelin super sports on the front and when the time comes to change the rears - move the michelins to the rear and put the fresh tyres on the front.

    Any thoughts? Should I just bite the bullet and get all 4 done at once?
     
  2. Tristan

    Tristan Active Member

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    If you're worried about the back end stepping out you could move the current rears to the front and put the new tyres at the back. That will also mean you wear out the existing tyres faster and can change them for something you like sooner.
     
  3. ranxzy

    ranxzy Active Member

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    Yes, that will cause no problem at all for Road use. Go ahead and get those maximum performance tyres on the front, then sort out the rears when you're ready.

    I always do as above though and put the new tyres on the back.
     
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  4. funkythumbs

    funkythumbs Active Member

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    thanks guys

    Thinking of going for the pilot sport 4s - 182 fitted from tyreshopper per corner
     
  5. Das Chin

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    put the new tyres on the front as you have all the traction and steering through there so you need the grip and freshness there.

    the rears do nowhere near as much work so keep them on the rear.

    get some Michelins up front
     
  6. Tristan

    Tristan Active Member

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    Yes but understeer is a lot easier to control than overseer. Though with electronic stability control these days you don't to worry as much.
     
  7. SteA

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    I ran PS4S on the front and Bridgestones on the rear. I did a trackday at a very wet and slippy Rockingham with that combination; with all stability systems switched off and doing everything I could to make the car slide, the rear was still very well behaved. You would have to be driving like a concussed monkey to cause any problems on the road :D
     
  8. Tristan

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  9. Count Drunkula

    Count Drunkula Active Member

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    I literally just put pilot sport 4 S on the front of my 280 yesterday and have re050A Bridgestone on the rear.

    Been giving the Michelin's a hammering to get release compound off them but very happy with improvement over the PZero rubber I had on
     
  10. matthab

    matthab Active Member

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    Put Michelin PS4s on the front job done. 5.5mm on the rear is loads left.
     
  11. LouG

    LouG Active Member

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    I'd beg to differ. When you're in plough understeer you're just a passenger.
     
  12. Tristan

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    At least you're still pointing in the right direction.
     
  13. Stephenator280

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    I have re050A on the back and mpss on the front. The back is amusingly happy to go on wet roundabouts but you need to push it a bit to do so. Whether this is a symptom of differing rubber front to back, or just more to do with the way the car is setup I can’t say.


    Current : Cupra 280 ST
    Previous: BMW 335i LCI, Skoda Octavia Vrs mk2, Honda S2000
     
  14. funkythumbs

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    I can handle a bit slip at the back, more fun and I've came from driving bmw's :D

    I just want to try and get away from wheel hop and tyres spinning up the fronts - bridgestones down to 2mm + wet weather and it hasn't been the last word in grip and putting the power down successfully
     
  15. G.P

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    How do you control understeer???
     
  16. CUPRoAr

    CUPRoAr Active Member

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    By braking or letting off the gas.
     
  17. martin j.

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    Easing off the throttle is a good start, Michelin recommend fitting new tyres to the rear btw.
     
  18. LouG

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    If I lose it and am heading towards a B train on the other side of the road, I want to die facing away, not looking at a Kenworth grill.
     
  19. Deadly146

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    Have PS4s on my FR180 fantastic boots in all conditions.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  20. G.P

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    Sorry but doesn't work depending on speed, been there done that, unfortunately they still go straight on..
     
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