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UK & Ireland S2000 Community Discussions related to the S2000, its ownership and enthusiasm for it in the UK and Ireland. Including FAQs, and technical questions.
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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Old 10-10-2011, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Bottlehead View Post
Originally Posted by lovegroova' timestamp='1318245084' post='21055597
[quote name='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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You'll be fine with 17s
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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?
You could if you can find them in the right size - but would have to pay a tyre fitter every spring and autumn, which adds up and puts things a little less in your control. Also increases the risk of damaging your alloys if you are changing them that frequently. Spare set of wheels makes more sense.
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we need a winter tyre thread too
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Ive been interested in ad08's for a while but what are they like in the wet? I need two new fronts but wondering if the start of winter is a clever time to fit two ad08's
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Ive been interested in ad08's for a while but what are they like in the wet? I need two new fronts but wondering if the start of winter is a clever time to fit two ad08's
Have a quick search, someone (s2k_Nut I think) did a review of them and thought they were pretty good IIRC.
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Sorry about this guys - for now I'll go with summer tyres and probably pick up snow socks closer to snow-time!

I'm going to go with the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics for now, but I'm not sure which of the following is the correct size for the front?

Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 215/45 R17 91Y XL BSW Link
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Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 215/45 R17 87Y Link

I'm going to put in the order as soon as I know, so hopefully I'll get the answer soon!
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Bottlehead View Post
Sorry about this guys - for now I'll go with summer tyres and probably pick up snow socks closer to snow-time!

I'm going to go with the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics for now, but I'm not sure which of the following is the correct size for the front?

Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 215/45 R17 91Y XL BSW Link
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Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 215/45 R17 87Y Link

I'm going to put in the order as soon as I know, so hopefully I'll get the answer soon!
Potenza OEM is 87Y, so probably stick with that.
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When I had F1 GS-D3s on mine, I went for the higher load rating to compensate for the softer sidewalls (although it still didn't bring them up to Bridgestone stiffness). Not sure how they compare to the Assyms tho. The 'XL' denotation is for extra load, hence stiffer.
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Originally Posted by lovegroova View Post
Originally Posted by durmz' timestamp='1318260743' post='21056123
Ive been interested in ad08's for a while but what are they like in the wet? I need two new fronts but wondering if the start of winter is a clever time to fit two ad08's
Have a quick search, someone (s2k_Nut I think) did a review of them and thought they were pretty good IIRC.
https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/899...page__hl__ad08
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Voted for AD08s - once fitted; you'll never look back
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