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Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by t0m, Aug 2, 2010.

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Fry over black or high power silver wheel refurb?

Poll closed Mar 8, 2011.
  1. Fry over black wheel colour

    16 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. High power silver wheel colour

    10 vote(s)
    38.5%
  1. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Wet or dry ?
    I've had better tyres in the dry but on a wet road they are the best I've had, I think :think: :)
    I've run the OEM pirelli, Michelin pilot sports, Dunlop sport maxx and my last set were Yokohama Parada spec 2, these were deadly in the wet :help:
     
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  2. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    They were on my Cupra r when I got it a few weeks ago, they just spin all the time on hard acceleration with the slightest bit of damp. I was very impressed with my old contact sport 3's on my old blue Cupra, would have these again if they are still avalable.

    I will add my car has a jabba map that's quite aggressive so is not helping with the grip but I did expect them to grip more then they do.
     
  3. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Mine will spin if I floor it, guess some of it comes down to driving style :think:
     
  4. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    Ive had a few different types and found the vreds to be overall the best, even trackday'd on them twice
    Worst I ever had by far was goodyear eagle f1 assymetrics, really upset the esp and put me sideways multiple times even on slow bends for no reason, made it scary to drive
     
  5. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    I guess maybe I expected to much of them as to be fair they do get very good reviews.
     
  6. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Cheers for the info. That's a bit more than the Toyo's but you can't put a price on good tyres aka safety... I'll ask around about the Michelin's as they are meant to be really decent.

    I have AP coilovers, lol. :)

    Yeah it could have James! Roll on spring mate, fed up of the winter now Christmas is done and dusted.

    Will do mate :) I'm going to have a list for you I think... :D

    Interesting on the Vreds, I've only heard good things :shrug:

    Cheers though, was either the whole left side get smashed up or I move over to avoid it and the wheel got it :(
     
  7. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Good tyre debate from well respected SCN'ers - this is what I like! Liking the input gents.

    Ronin, I find that a big surprise about the F1's being that bad? My friend swears by them, lol.
     
  8. DanBoram

    DanBoram Active Member

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    Will have heard this constantly throughout your thread, but love your ride mate!
     
  9. FroggyLCR

    FroggyLCR Yellow Beastie

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    Mate, SO glad its 'only' an alloy and tyre :/

    Living where I do here in Norfolk I spent a lot of time down back roads. Great fun but holly **** have I had some close calls with cars coming the other way not slowing down at pinch points or just not caring and going past me even where I swear you couldn't get more than a fag pack between the two cars wing mirrors.

    Oh that and the mud..........

    So glad the car is okay otherwise :D You get all the bits sorted you wanted by your mate?
     
  10. leon cupra r

    leon cupra r Back in an LCR!

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    I've always thought the opinions of people who have tried different tyres on the same car are so much more valuable than someone who swears by one particular tyre because that's all they've ever known or tried a particular brand (probably one of their budget offerings) on a previous car and thought it was shocking, and therefore tar all the tyres by that manufacturer with the same **** stained brush...

    Not trying to say anyone's view point is invalid by any stretch by the way - my comparison is not a perfect one either!

    I had Eagle F1 GSD3s and Eagle F1 Assys on my old LCR which didn't have a rear ARB or front strut brace, so isn't an ideal comparison, but I remember them wearing faster than the PS3's I have now - current LCR has more torque and with the handling mods giving way to faster cornering speeds I'd expect it to go through tyres quicker... I had my PS3's fitted at a Goodyear specialist and was chatting to him about the F1's, he said he only used them coz he got them trade price, otherwise he wouldn't bother as they were so soft and only lasted a few thousand miles!
     
  11. GTi T

    GTi T Full Member

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    Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta are what I run on mine and I rate them highly t0m in the wet and dry conditions.......
     
  12. james.l

    james.l GT3071r LCR

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    I've got a lovely set of OZ ultraleggeras for sale with good as new vreds on them!! Can have them for mates rates. :)

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
     
  13. Richy Cupra

    Richy Cupra Fully paid member

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    Vred's all the way Tom, so much grip with them I find and do boot it hard sometimes!
     
  14. Rivva

    Rivva Want more power!!

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    Just had 2 new vred sessantas put on the front, never known grip like them in the wet, definitely need some on the back now as the rear lets go beford the vreds have even broke a sweat, feel like im driving a RWD
     
  15. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Thanks Dan. :)

    Cheers bud :) It'll be ok soon enough. Just a bit of a pain really! Yeah I bet those lanes in Norfolk can be challenging at times.

    I got the other bits sorted out in the end though yeah bar the leather door cards so I need to sell those soon.

    That could be an advert for Michelin, lol. :) Thanks for your input though, appreciate it. If I can get them cheap enough I'd be very tempted for sure.

    I've only ever had Bridgestone's, Falken's and the Toyo's on this LCR and the Toyo's have never disappointed but I'm open to change now.

    Thanks mate :)

    Cool :) I'll text you mate.

    Cheers mate, there's a lot of Vred users! More than I thought.

    Nice! Sounds pretty ideal tbh. The wet weather performance in this country is more of a concern, lol. Although I want my diff to get the grip down well come summer too :D
    Cheers for the input mate.
     
  16. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Looks like it's a set of Vreds then Tom ;)
     
  17. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Yeah I think I'll give them a go :)

    Can you give Mark a shout this week for me please mate? :D
     
  18. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Will do mate ;)
     
  19. Rivva

    Rivva Want more power!!

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    Tom, give the vredestein ultrac vorti a try? Meant to be the newer version of the sessantas.. I was torn between the two
     
  20. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Ahh they might actually be what I have! What are the verdsteins with the diagonal tread? I have those on the back and what ever replaced them on the front. Tread pattern is very different.
     

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