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Decent tyres for Leon FR

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by BenG, May 9, 2012.

  1. BenG

    BenG Ben

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    Just buying some new alloys and looking for some decent tyres to replace the mixture of cheap crap tyres fitted to the car when I bought it (Ceat something and Accelera something else).

    Anyone got any feedback on good tyres for a Mk1 Leon? Size will be 205/55/R16.

    Cheers,

    Ben
     
  2. Mr OCD

    Mr OCD Active Member

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    Hankook Evo V12's
     
  3. Brettyboy

    Brettyboy Active Member

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    I've just had a pair of Nexen fitted on the rear,very good mid range tyre
    Alot of ppl are running Falkon & Kumho on here,there is a few threads on tyre's
     
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  4. Dan1720v

    Dan1720v Active Member

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    Budget?

    Im running Michelin Pilot sport 3's on my LCR.
     
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    Im running Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta, very good piece of kit. Loads of grip and especially good in the wet.

    They have a strange tread pattern which makes one side look like they're on the wrong way, but they are good tyres. Not cheap mind ~£550 for a full set.

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  6. Dan1720v

    Dan1720v Active Member

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    I didn't even pay that for the Mich's!!
     
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    I did look around pretty hard too.

    Get almost zero wheel spin with a hard launch in my stock FR 150 TDI.
     
  8. MrBen2k7

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    Christ, I just had a look online, the price has bombed on these loads!

    Can get them for ~£100 a corner now.
     
  9. Double-6s

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    That tread pattern is just plain weird! I can't get my head around it.
     
  10. Mr OCD

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    The Michelins are average at best ... totally over hyped tyre and over priced to boot.. I've had the Pilot Sport 2/3 as has my mate with his Audi S3 ... we both agree the Hankook Evo V12 outperforms them by quite some margin!
     
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    Heard great things about these... may try next :)
     
  12. shnazzle

    shnazzle Glass-Half-Full Member

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    I was recommended the Vreds as well, on this forum and at work even!
    Apparently they're the dog's n00tz!!

    I've found them for 93 per tyre. Or 107 per tyre fitted and balanced.
    Definitely going on soon.
     
  13. Dan1720v

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    Thats odd, I've found them really good on other cars, Had PE2's on My DC2, and ive yet to find a tyre as good.

    Ive had a small experience with the hankooks and wasn't too won over by them if im honest?
     
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    double post
     
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    Similar to the Yoko Parada Spec 2.

    Kumho are good tyres and cheaper than others. However, with tyres, you should not look to scrimp, as it is the only thing keeping you in contact and therefore control on the road.
     
  16. Mr OCD

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    TBH mate a lot of tyre opinions are down to 'confidence' ... if your happy with them then that's cool. :)

    I've used a lot of the Hankooks and have only really been impressed with the Evo V12's and the RS2's ... the others are average tyres tbh.

    Whilst I love the Evo V12's I do think they are a bit noisy compared to some brands ... but you can't have it all! ... especially not at £90 per corner fitted :) - Currently on my THIRD set!! ;)
     
  17. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    Evo v12's here too, for the price they are I'm no even thinking of swapping to something else.
    I KNOW what my car can do in the dry and wet with them on, loads of fun!
     
  18. steve carter

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    I`m running the Hankooks on the front of mine, much better than the Barum i had on there before, plenty of grip in the wet and for about £125 delivered and a mate in the trade to fit them for a couple of beers, a very good price.
     
  19. ive got michelin pilot sport 2's all round on mine (came with car when i bought it) great in the wet,,,good feel and grip,,,but very average in the dry.

    oh yes and i agree,,,totally over-rated/priced are michelins
     
  20. big rich

    big rich VAG techie

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    I've got Pirelli pzero rosso's on mine very good in both wet and dry and decent wear rate to say how much abuse they get.
     

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