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Tyres? Opinions?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by Clarky89, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Clarky89

    Clarky89 Full Member

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    Hi guys had some bad road noise recently so went to the garage and was told I need 4 new tyres and wheel alignment! Apparently the inners on the back are quite bad.

    Any good reccomendations? Currently looking at Avon ZV7 as theyre rated as good as Goodyear/michelin equivilents on sites like blackcircles.

    Cheers
     
  2. lodge

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    Goodyear’s for me. Tried everything else and they are what works best.

    Each to their own...
     
  3. G.P

    G.P Senior Member

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    I doubt geometry aliment will fix the VAG trait of the problematic inner edge of the rear tyre wear, although I guess someone on here will of fixed it and also maintained the handling characteristics/balance of their car at the same time.

    Unfortunately due to keeping tyres to long on the back of some VAG cars does result in bad road noise, no tyre will fix this after wear but some manufactures maybe better than others..
     
  4. DavieTDI

    DavieTDI Brain dead

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    Go on tyre review site and have a good look. What am using are great but what works for me might not work for someone else
     
  5. andrew9116

    andrew9116 New Member

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    You won't go wrong with Goodyear Eagle F1's Assy.3
    Perfect all rounder for the British roads.

    Dunlop Sportmaxx RT2 are best tyres I have tried but don't expect a long life on these at all.

    I have an 2010 FR CR 170.
     
  6. richicupra

    richicupra Senior Member

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    Best I've used on my Cupra are Michelin PS4, I thought the Goodyear Eagle were good but the Michelins are miles better (pardon the pun)
     
  7. tommy_l

    tommy_l Full Member

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    I've had one set of continental sport contact, Dunlop sport maxx and good year eagle f1's on the front over the last few years, just recently purchased my second pair of Avon ZV7 extra load 94y, these lasted about 4 - 5000 miles more than the above mentioned brands, without compromise on wet or dry grip.

    They are a harder compound so they are rated at 2db higher on road noise, but are you really going to notice this? for the cost saving and extra mileage, well worth it in my opinion!
     
  8. G.P

    G.P Senior Member

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    Do you know they are a harder compound or are you presuming as they have lasted you longer? An increase in Road noise is not necessarily caused by a harder compound.
     
  9. tommy_l

    tommy_l Full Member

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    The tyre fitter said that they have a hard compound
     

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