Ditto! My car's >1500kg and I will be returning to the Ring later this year....[*-)]
Good Points:I'm due to replace my tyres soon (Michelin pilot primacy) which have been on the car since new.
I've read so many good things about Eagle F1s but are there any disadvantages? Tyre life? Road noise? etc.
I find my Michelins exactly the same, they've been v.good up until recently when they seem to have lost a lot of grip (even though all 4 have about 3/4mm tread remaining.).I've just put F1's on my Cupra after having Pilot Sport 2's on for the last year. Impressions of the PS2's were that grip disappeared massively once the tyres were half worn or more. Great tyres, long lasting, just seem to fade the more they wear.
?190 sounds sounds good to me. Where did you get them fitted?With the F1's only a few days old the grip is stonking (yes, even in 1st!!), the front of the car feels so much more planted and direct, and not only that they are considerably quieter than the Michy's too. I ended up with a pair of 225/45/17's off mytyres.co.uk for ?190 fitted, bargain if you ask me.
More than likely underinflated! On a nice smooth cicuit like donny, pop an extra 5 psi + in, stops a lot of the feathering on the block, (wearing off of the nameon the side on my old focus!!) and provided you only do 6 or so lasps at time, the temps stay ok.Well, a friend of mine took his 325i for a trip around Donnington and the tread blocks were very rounded off on the corners.
Basically when the car is wanting to under/over steer the tires are under lateral strain and the tread blocks on the tyre are at angles to the tyre. GDS2s were worse for this but it still happends on 3's.
I did some reading and the only other person I found who this has happened to was Badger Bill, I saw a post of his on seatcupra.net from 2003.
WTF !Average life span is about 13k on my last 2 sets of front ones, current set have done 11k & seem to be looking like they may go a little further this time.
BTW, they are now produced in China [:O], I had to get a new one for the rear the other week & thats the origin, ones from october are Germa made. Still no cheaper though  @ ?90