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Cupra tyres

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Liam0161, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Liam0161

    Liam0161 Active Member

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    Has anyone got any recommendations for tyres? I’m looking at Goodyear Eagle assymetric 3s at eh minute if anyone has any experience with them. In 235/35/19 for a cupra 280
     
  2. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    Don’t think you can fault the Michelin Pilot Sport 4s :)


    Seat Leon Cupra 290 DSG Black Edition (Alor Blue)
    Performance: Racingline OEM+ Stage Two Mapping | Racingline R600 Intake | Racingline Turbo Inlet Pipe | Racingline Turbo Elbow | Racingline Muffler Delete | OEM NGK Audi RS7 Spark Plugs | 034 Motorsport Dogbone Mount | GFB DV+ | Milltek Large Bore Downpipe | Pipewerx Custom Cat Back Exhaust | Forge Turbo Blanket
    Interior: Koonlung K1S Dash Cam with BlackVue Power Magic Pro
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  3. Liam0161

    Liam0161 Active Member

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    I know but very expensive. Do I really need them on my daily?
     
  4. motty225

    motty225 B9 S4

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    If you want a brilliant all round tyre get the pilot sport 4s
     
  5. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    They are expensive, but they are well worth it. Never had a problem with them, they grip and grip, great in wet and dry, and they really help with the horrible wheel hop.

    I done a lot of shopping around and got them on a great deal with Black Circles in May 2016, about £500 for all four, including fitting. I’ve had them on since then and done over 12k on them. Fronts may need changing soon but I’ll be getting the same again.


    Seat Leon Cupra 290 DSG Black Edition (Alor Blue)
    Performance: Racingline OEM+ Stage Two Mapping | Racingline R600 Intake | Racingline Turbo Inlet Pipe | Racingline Turbo Elbow | Racingline Muffler Delete | OEM NGK Audi RS7 Spark Plugs | 034 Motorsport Dogbone Mount | GFB DV+ | Milltek Large Bore Downpipe | Pipewerx Custom Cat Back Exhaust | Forge Turbo Blanket
    Interior: Koonlung K1S Dash Cam with BlackVue Power Magic Pro
    Exterior: TRC Front Splitter | Foliatec Exhaust Paint Gloss Black
     
  6. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    *done over 17k on them


    Seat Leon Cupra 290 DSG Black Edition (Alor Blue)
    Performance: Racingline OEM+ Stage Two Mapping | Racingline R600 Intake | Racingline Turbo Inlet Pipe | Racingline Turbo Elbow | Racingline Muffler Delete | OEM NGK Audi RS7 Spark Plugs | 034 Motorsport Dogbone Mount | GFB DV+ | Milltek Large Bore Downpipe | Pipewerx Custom Cat Back Exhaust | Forge Turbo Blanket
    Interior: Koonlung K1S Dash Cam with BlackVue Power Magic Pro
    Exterior: TRC Front Splitter | Foliatec Exhaust Paint Gloss Black
     
  7. Peller

    Peller 2018 Cupra 290 without the copper bits

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    I just put a set of the assy 3's on my 280. They are decent tyres but not as good as I was expecting. I just couldn't justify the extra cost of the Michelins as the car is a daily driver.

    Much better than the stock Bridgestone 'ditch finders' though!

    Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
     
  8. Tara

    Tara Active Member

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    Any of the premium tyres will do the job for most people but if you want the best IMO I'd go for the Michelin PS4S but they are going to set you back around £700 for all 4 which is painful but you'll know you have a fantastic tyre under you or even go for the cheaper Michelin PS4 which is still really good.
     
  9. Liam0161

    Liam0161 Active Member

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    I currently have Michelin super sports on the front and I the Bridgestone potenzas on the back. I’ve heard many people say good things about the pilot sport 4s it’s just trying to convince myself they are worth the money, as most of my driving is to and from work etc. I’m sure the Goodyear will be just fine but I’ve worked it out I can get the pilot sport 4s for £120 more for a set of 4. Decisions decisions...
     
  10. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    I use mine every day for commuting, and then every evening and weekend for general travelling to shops, friends etc. I’m not light footed either. I’m really surprised they’ve lasted so long to be honest.


    Seat Leon Cupra 290 DSG Black Edition (Alor Blue)
    Performance: Racingline OEM+ Stage Two Mapping | Racingline R600 Intake | Racingline Turbo Inlet Pipe | Racingline Turbo Elbow | Racingline Muffler Delete | OEM NGK Audi RS7 Spark Plugs | 034 Motorsport Dogbone Mount | GFB DV+ | Milltek Large Bore Downpipe | Pipewerx Custom Cat Back Exhaust | Forge Turbo Blanket
    Interior: Koonlung K1S Dash Cam with BlackVue Power Magic Pro
    Exterior: TRC Front Splitter | Foliatec Exhaust Paint Gloss Black
     
  11. Liam0161

    Liam0161 Active Member

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    It’s good to know that they don’t wear down too quickly. I did look into uniroyal rainsport as I heard good things about them too as a cheaper option. However I heard you’d be lucky to get 8k+ out of them which is not good.
     
  12. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    My commute is a 70 mile round trip - mixture of motorway and A roads. I never expected to get 17k from them. I regularly check the tread and I’ve a bit left on the fronts. May have to change them in a month or two - or when I get my car back from Racingline as I’ve no idea how much they’ve been using the tyres


    Seat Leon Cupra 290 DSG Black Edition (Alor Blue)
    Performance: Racingline OEM+ Stage Two Mapping | Racingline R600 Intake | Racingline Turbo Inlet Pipe | Racingline Turbo Elbow | Racingline Muffler Delete | OEM NGK Audi RS7 Spark Plugs | 034 Motorsport Dogbone Mount | GFB DV+ | Milltek Large Bore Downpipe | Pipewerx Custom Cat Back Exhaust | Forge Turbo Blanket
    Interior: Koonlung K1S Dash Cam with BlackVue Power Magic Pro
    Exterior: TRC Front Splitter | Foliatec Exhaust Paint Gloss Black
     
  13. Liam0161

    Liam0161 Active Member

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    My commute is about 3 miles and takes about 10 minutes so I don’t get much opportunity to put my foot down and use the power. And my girlfriend lives 30 seconds down the road haha. So it’s just a case of whether paying so much for tyres would be a waste if I’m hardly using the power.
     
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    PS4S on my Golf R - brilliant tyre - as fast in the wet as in the dry. They didn't win the EVO tyre test for nothing - and that was on a front wheel drive car.

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  15. Benjiman

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    Been running eagle ass 3's for a few sets, they're a very good tyre, and I was happy to replace like for like again, I've been through many other tyres on the cupra, and liked these.

    Decided to try the ps4s', absolutely another league. Incredible tyre, I won't be fitting anything else on the car again. Worth every penny.
     
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    Michelin PS4 S - what a tyre

    Fitted at the weekend, its cold and wet, only a hint of spin in 1st and no wheel hop.

    Car feels mighty on them I cant recommend them enough, superb tyres
     
  17. cupraboss

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    Dont consider anything other than the Michelin PS4S. I took the goodyear eagle f1 asymmetric 3 with 5mm left off the front because they were average at best. Now running PS4S i can get so much more power down that it has transformed the car. I have a high output stage 1 remap on the car so its likely running 360-370 BHP and i was starting to regret that decision until i put PS4S on the car

    I am that sold on the PS4S that i am going to put a set on my 2012 Audi RS5 which will cost me >£1000
     
  18. Liam0161

    Liam0161 Active Member

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    Yeah thanks for the replies. Think I’m going to go with the Michelin ps4s. May sting the wallet a bit but if they are as good as I’ve been told it may be worth it. Also if they last a bit longer they may actually work out cheaper in the long run!!
     
  19. Das Chin

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    Safe to say my oem conti sport 5s things on my cupra 290 have totally run out of talent in this weather.

    Granted its below 5degress, damp, slippy and chilly but still spinning in 3rd gear . And that's in individual mode with eco on. They still have 4mm on them too. 1st gear I am changing at 2.5k rpm as already spinning up. I had a decent understeer moment at roundabout too as low speed. Woke me up this morning that's for sure.

    Do yourself a favour and spend the extra £ on the ps4s as its a false economy otherwise and they sou d like a great tyre even in this crappy weather. Winters would be far better I know
     
    #19 Das Chin, Jan 11, 2018
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