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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #50 on: 16 July 2011, 13:59 »
The new Continental SportContact 5 in 225/40 18 92Y XL is now available from mytyres. Could be a good one. Approximately £129.

Unfortunately, they are more often than not, out of stock.  :rolleyes:

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?details=Ordern&cart_id=34905630.110.30756&typ=D-112387&ranzahl=4&Breite=225&Herst=Continental&Quer=40&Felge=18&Speed=W&weiter=0&kategorie=6&Ang_pro_Seite=15&rf=1&Transport=P&dsco=110&sowigan=So
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #51 on: 20 July 2011, 21:31 »
American tyre retailer tirerack.com has just published it's latest tyre test, "Clash of the Titans: Testing Two New Max Performance Summer Heavy Hitters".
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport comes out top.

2011 Tirerack Max Performance Summer Tyre Test
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2011-Tirerack-Max-Performance-Summer-Tyre-Test.htm
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #53 on: 05 August 2011, 20:38 »
2011 AMS Ultra High Performance Tyre Test for 225/45 R17 tyres on a Mk6 Golf GTD.
And, ...................the Nokian V won!

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2011-AMS-Ultra-High-Performance-Tyre-Test.htm
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #54 on: 07 September 2011, 22:10 »
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #55 on: 10 September 2011, 14:03 »
Let's play devil's advocate.

The Continental SportContact 5 MO 225/40 R18 92Y is available now for £113.21 from Tyre Traders.
MO means Mercedes approved. It is the same as the non MO version and is approx £11 cheaper than that one.
http://www.tyretraders.com/tyreInformation%7CItemID%7CCON22540R1892YCONSPT5MO.html
Non MO version:
http://www.tyretraders.com/tyreInformation%7CItemID%7CCON22540R1892YCONSPT5.html

The Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 in 225/40 R18 92Y is available from Tyre Traders for £114.50 .
http://www.tyretraders.com/tyreInformation%7CItemID%7CGOO22540R1892YF1ASY2.html

From my various contacts in the tyre industry, the Continental is the better tyre overall and is quieter than the Goodyear.
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #56 on: 05 October 2011, 10:07 »
my 197 had sportcontact3 XL fitted and they're a great tyre.

haven't had a chance to test the bridgestones my car came from the factory with yet though.

only thing with continental is they don't seem to last as long as michelin etc but they're a brilliant summer tyre.
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #57 on: 07 November 2011, 23:38 »
Just fitted Michelin PS3 XL 92Y on 225/40/18s to replace Bridgestone RE050A XL 92Y after 27112 miles on the front from new.  At the small sum of £284.80 Ouch! - GTD. 7mm tread from new?
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #58 on: 16 November 2011, 16:22 »
The Michelin Primacy 3 has just been launched:
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Michelin-Primacy-3-Launched.htm

Could be a good one.
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Re: Summer Tyres for the GTI
« Reply #59 on: 01 January 2012, 18:17 »
old thread revival but....


this months EVO has a tyre test and the sport contact 3 comes out the winner again.


he bridgesotne did well having best lap time, dry handling but wet handling was average and high road noise and rolling resistance let it down


the hankook came 2nd which was  surprise and goodyear 3rd.


when I'm due new rubber i will go for the conti's again unless i can get the bridgestones cheap.
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