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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
9.96%
Bridgestone RE050MZ 17
18.33%
Continental ContiSportContact 2 16
1.00%
Continental ContiSportContact 5 17
1.79%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT 16+
0.80%
Falken FK452 16+
7.57%
Goodyear Eagle GSD3 16
2.19%
Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2 17
14.54%
Hankook Ventus K110 V12 evo 16+
4.18%
Kumho Ecsta KU31 16
1.59%
Pirelli PZero 16
0.60%
Toyo T1-R 16+
7.57%
Uniroyal Rainsport 2 16+
1.99%
Yokohama AD08 16+
13.35%
Toyo R888 16+
2.59%
Yokohama A048 16+
2.39%
Toyo T1 Sport 17
0.60%
Bridgestone S001 17
2.79%
Bridgestone RE002 16+
5.38%
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by lovegroova View Post
Originally Posted by veehexx' timestamp='1317378922' post='21026551
poll is b0ll0x
theres no Conti SP3's on there! (16")
According to Continental's site, the SP3 is not available in the correct sizes for 16s, unless you know different?
gah, your right - SP2's.
tread didnt look right off google images.... time to go vote!
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I know it's been asked a million times, but after reading about two dozen threads I'm still confused!

I need to sort out my front tyres ASAP, and I'd prefer to give up a little dry performance (I've no plans to push the car too much for a long time) if I can gain some wet weather ability.

I've the 2004 facelift model btw, with 17" wheels.

It seems the Goodyear Eagle F1's come recommended for wet weather performance without sacrificing dry weather performance (compared to the RE050A) but the sizing is all new to me... could people please give recommendations? Ireland and the UK have pretty similar weather, though we might get a bit more rain over here!

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Bottlehead View Post
I know it's been asked a million times, but after reading about two dozen threads I'm still confused!

I need to sort out my front tyres ASAP, and I'd prefer to give up a little dry performance (I've no plans to push the car too much for a long time) if I can gain some wet weather ability.

I've the 2004 facelift model btw, with 17" wheels.

It seems the Goodyear Eagle F1's come recommended for wet weather performance without sacrificing dry weather performance (compared to the RE050A) but the sizing is all new to me... could people please give recommendations? Ireland and the UK have pretty similar weather, though we might get a bit more rain over here!

Thanks!

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You want RE050, not RE050a for 17" wheels.[font="'Times New Roman"][/font]
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Originally Posted by lovegroova View Post
You want RE050, not RE050a for 17" wheels.[font="'Times New Roman"][/font]
More specifically, you want RE050MZs for 17" wheels.
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Eh? Is the Contisport 5p available 17" in 215 ?
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What are the Goodyears like compared to the Bridgestones in wet weather?
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Eh? Is the Contisport 5p available 17" in 215 ?
Event tyres are selling these: Contisport 5 is in 17s but not Contisport 5p

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...contact-5.html
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Eh? Is the Contisport 5p available 17" in 215 ?
Event tyres are selling these: Contisport 5 is in 17s but not Contisport 5p

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...contact-5.html
Another question guys... considering it's October, would it be a better idea to get winter tyres for the S, as it's my daily driver anyways?

If so, what's recommended?
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Bottlehead View Post
Another question guys... considering it's October, would it be a better idea to get winter tyres for the S, as it's my daily driver anyways?

If so, what's recommended?
See post #19 above re the Kumhos

They seem to be much of a muchness, people using Nokians, Blissaks etc

Useful thread here https://www.s2ki.com/...-winter-rubber/
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Bottlehead' timestamp='1318241897' post='21055544

Another question guys... considering it's October, would it be a better idea to get winter tyres for the S, as it's my daily driver anyways?

If so, what's recommended?
See post #19 above re the Kumhos

They seem to be much of a muchness, people using Nokians, Blissaks etc

Useful thread here https://www.s2ki.com/...-winter-rubber/
Cool, thanks for that. Seems the Kumho's or Goodyear Ultra Grip's are up to the job. Because I've the 17" wheels, is it really necessary to get a set of 16" wheels and then winter tyres for them? Or could I use my 17" wheels and put the winter tyres on them instead?

Thanks for this guys, I'm sure I'll look back on these questions in a few months and cringe
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