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Anyone else used them?

i find these SHOCKINGLY bad in the wet, and not great in the dry either.

that pre and post revo too.

i slide easily round roundabouts, and wheel spin is crazy.

why are they so bad?

when its time to change, i think i'll be going for avon ZZ3's
 

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No experience with these Dunlops/Avon but if budget allows, try Goodyear
F1s. I have them in 17'' - great dry/wet performance and
impressive aquaplaning resistant compared to Michelins/Contis.
 

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i've used the avon (they used to be yoko's) and they are good, but that was on a lowered and strut braced mk6 escort with 17's on.....so perhaps the handling was moe down to the car rather than tyre.......mine you.....toyo proxes rock, but crap mileage.
 

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Crap mileage,my last car has now done 18000 miles on a set of proxes and still have loads of life left! My parents now have the car, but I did 10k of the miles and they barely looked worn then.
 

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I also don't rate proxes especially on Golfs which are quite renowned for being heavy on fronts
Sheeet.. I have a set of these to go on the front of my 17" rims too.. bugger. Oh well.

Anyone recommend a tyre that has a good grip/life balance ? will need to replace the goodyears on my winter rims come feb time.
 

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I also don't rate proxes especially on Golfs which are quite renowned for being heavy on fronts
Sheeet.. I have a set of these to go on the front of my 17" rims too.. bugger. Oh well.

Anyone recommend a tyre that has a good grip/life balance ? will need to replace the goodyears on my winter rims come feb time.
I've got Conti SportContact 2, clocked about 10K now and the fronts are about half worn, rears still look new. Time to rotate soon methinks. Very good cornering stability, steering response pretty good, and nice tread pattern [:)]
 

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I also don't rate proxes especially on Golfs which are quite renowned for being heavy on fronts
Sheeet.. I have a set of these to go on the front of my 17" rims too.. bugger. Oh well.

Anyone recommend a tyre that has a good grip/life balance ? will need to replace the goodyears on my winter rims come feb time.
I've got Conti SportContact 2, clocked about 10K now and the fronts are about half worn, rears still look new. Time to rotate soon methinks. Very good cornering stability, steering response pretty good, and nice tread pattern [:)]
I had two new conti sport contacts put on my car before I picked it up from the dealer in jan 03. the oldest tyre is still going strong too. have easily outlasted the good years by twice at least. If only goodyear did the eagle f1 in a harder compound (as well as the softer), i'd be in.

Might look into them S. I know of a place in ashford, (kent) that imports part worns from germany as they have a much stricter wear limit over there.
 

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They are good and grippy tyres, I fitted them to the misses old mk3 and the edges were shot within 8k miles and the tracking was ok supposedly. Could of just been my luck, but I'm sure they are quite a soft compound tyre hence there good grip but lower life span
 

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They are good and grippy tyres, I fitted them to the misses old mk3 and the edges were shot within 8k miles and the tracking was ok supposedly. Could of just been my luck, but I'm sure they are quite a soft compound tyre hence there good grip but lower life span
You talking about Eagle F1's, Tom ??
 

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Eagle F1s are awesome!

Have them on both cars are provide superior dry weather performance as well as confidence in the wet.

Little or no aqua-plaining as mentioned before in the post.

Nothing comes close and they look spectaular, especially when tyre wall is "blackened".
 

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no proxes t-1s have you got the newer r's ? as they're better. proxes rock on light cars ie my 205 handles brilliantly its just i think golf's are quite nose heavy understeery cars on soft standard suspension and when driven 'enthusiastically' i found they suffered quite quickly

Whereas my f1's are nearly as grippy but seem to be holding upto abuse ok, when the engine's working that is [:p]
 

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no proxes t-1s have you got the newer r's ? as they're better. proxes rock on light cars ie my 205 handles brilliantly its just i think golf's are quite nose heavy understeery cars on soft standard suspension and when driven 'enthusiastically' i found they suffered quite quickly

Whereas my f1's are nearly as grippy but seem to be holding upto abuse ok, when the engine's working that is [:p]
Yep.. i'm pretty certain they are T1-R's. Bought them in august to go on the tt comps. so they are 225/45/17's I think.. or something like that anyway !

Here they are..

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Anyone else used them?

i find these SHOCKINGLY bad in the wet, and not great in the dry either.

that pre and post revo too.

i slide easily round roundabouts, and wheel spin is crazy.

why are they so bad?

when its time to change, i think i'll be going for avon ZZ3's
I can share your problems mate.

My RS4's on the Bora had Avon ZZ1's and they were too soft so I went for the Dunlop FM901's and they are great in the dry but in the wet it's like being on an icerink. I always put it down to the suspension and set up on the Bora but it sounds like they just don't cut it in the wet?

As for the Avon ZZ3's that was my other choice but I wasn't keen on he tread pattern.
 

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Anyone else used them?

i find these SHOCKINGLY bad in the wet, and not great in the dry either.

that pre and post revo too.

i slide easily round roundabouts, and wheel spin is crazy.
Jeeesh, I'm glad I came across this thread -I have some dunlop sports
fitted and my wet weather grip is almost none existant - lots of
wheelspin, lots of understeer and dodgy breaking. I thought it was just
the weight at the front of the car as someone at a tyre shop told me
these were supposed to be a good tyre - I think I'll change sooner
rather than later....

Should I go for Eagle F1's (GSD3) or Toyo Proxes? Has anyone got any
experience of Vredestein Ultracs? Not a lot of difference in price...

Vredesteins are 158 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=R-102706&dsco=24

Toyos are 161 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=R-119116&dsco=24

Eagle F1s are 167 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=D39122&dsco=24

Incidently - the Dunlos are priced at 161 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=D39122&dsco=24
 

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Anyone else used them?

i find these SHOCKINGLY bad in the wet, and not great in the dry either.

that pre and post revo too.

i slide easily round roundabouts, and wheel spin is crazy.
Jeeesh, I'm glad I came across this thread -I have some dunlop sports fitted and my wet weather grip is almost none existant - lots of wheelspin, lots of understeer and dodgy breaking. I thought it was just the weight at the front of the car as someone at a tyre shop told me these were supposed to be a good tyre - I think I'll change sooner rather than later....

Should I go for Eagle F1's (GSD3) or Toyo Proxes? Has anyone got any experience of Vredestein Ultracs? Not a lot of difference in price...

Vredesteins are 158 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=R-102706&dsco=24
Toyos are 161 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=R-119116&dsco=24
Eagle F1s are 167 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=D39122&dsco=24

Incidently - the Dunlos are priced at 161 euro http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/reifenbestellen.pl?typ=D39122&dsco=24
I think that Vredestein are Continentals. Or made by them at least.
 
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