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View Poll Results: Please select tyres you've used on an S2000 and would recommend
Avon ZZ3 16+
0.80%
Bridgestone RE050a 16
9.98%
Bridgestone RE050MZ 17
18.36%
Continental ContiSportContact 2 16
1.00%
Continental ContiSportContact 5 17
1.80%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT 16+
0.80%
Falken FK452 16+
7.58%
Goodyear Eagle GSD3 16
2.20%
Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2 17
14.37%
Hankook Ventus K110 V12 evo 16+
4.19%
Kumho Ecsta KU31 16
1.60%
Pirelli PZero 16
0.60%
Toyo T1-R 16+
7.58%
Uniroyal Rainsport 2 16+
2.00%
Yokohama AD08 16+
13.37%
Toyo R888 16+
2.59%
Yokohama A048 16+
2.40%
Toyo T1 Sport 17
0.60%
Bridgestone S001 17
2.79%
Bridgestone RE002 16+
5.39%
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"What tyre" threads crop up very regularly, and thus it can be difficult to find out about tyres, especially for new members.

Therefore, to make things easier for everybody, please add your votes for tyres you'd recommend - you can vote for more than one type of tyre if you wish. Please only vote for for tyres you've actually tried on your S2000.

For the current favourites, please see this post: https://www.s2ki.com/...st__p__23172378

Please use the Search "this topic" before posting about a particular tyre, the thread has been going for long enough now that opinions on most common tyres are available.


Comments are welcomed, but please try to avoid petty arguments. Opinions on tyres are subjective and will therefore vary.

If you'd like additions to either list, please post up and we'll try to accommodate them, though we are limited to 20 types.

Further "what tyre" threads will be merged into this one.

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Standard sizes are as follows:

Wheel Size....Front.........Rear
16”...........205/55 89W....225/50 92W
17”...........215/45 87W....245/40 91W
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Note on R888s - great on track, a bit too noisy and harsh ride quality for the road.
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Goodyear Eagle Asymmetrics ... incredible grip.

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Please only vote for for tyres you've actually tried on your S2000.


What works on other cars, may not on the S.

eSeM is right about the Asymmetrics...they're chuffin' marvellous.

I liked the GSD3s as well, although longevity was an issue.

RE050As aren't good enough in the wet IMO (not poor by any means, but not what I would expect), and don't provide enough grip for the relatively short life.
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Goodyear Eagle Asymmetrics ... incredible grip.

I agree but after 2 sets of these I'm now on Contisport 5p's and the conti's are even better IMO.
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I'm running AD08's on the front at the moment and the are absolutely fantastic. I'm going to be ordering a pair for the rear this weekend
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okay...all those years ago, I was running SO2's on my MY00... Fabulous to a point where they break away. I tried 4 new Avon ZZ3's and it was a disastrous choice for the S. They were relatively young to the market in 2004 the Avons, not suited to the car and felt sloppy, and not confidence inspiring. Maybe they are ok on the softer,later S's... But not the bad tempered early MY's.
On my 02, I have RE050a's... Fantastico!!
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Had many sets of A048 on track, simply can't beat them.

RE050 MZ I do not like as a road or track tyre.

I prefer using semi slicks on the road too, they are ok in the wet if you avoid a lot of standing water. Wouldn't feel safe with the other half using them though.
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I would recommend both the RE50A and Pirelli P-Zero is what I am using now due to shortage of the Bridgestones. The Pirelli's are very similar in grip, feel and, sidewall hardness and poise of the Bridgestones but have far superior grip in the wet. They are both great tyres though. Hopefully when the Pirelli's wear out Bridgestone will be making the RE50A again!

This is in 16" sizes btw.

PS For winter driving I use Kumho KW27 and KW17 in OEM sizes. Excellent tyre and got me through last winter with all the snow, ice, rain and adverse weather without any drama's at all. Absolutely bloody fantastic and well worth it.
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I've go Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 17" on mine, I have a feeling that they have been superseded?

Anyway I would recommend them again, I have more confidence in them in wet / cold conditions than the O/E Bridgestones.
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