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Was cleaning the GTI this evening and noticed a bulge on one of my front tyres. There was only a few K left on the fronts anyway so swapped the backs to front and am on the market for 2 new ones. I currently am running Goodyear Eagle F1 225-40-18 H rated and will probably replace them with the same.

However while the F1 has been quoted as one of the best performance tyres I think that they held the road less in the last few thousand miles so was wondering if there are any suitable alternatives out there?

I plan on sticking the new ones on the back and burning [:D] the half worn fronts off over the next few K.

Suggestions?
 

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Where is the Bulge?

In america, the R32 comes with F1's as standard, and ALOT of the owners over there have suffered failed tyres, that buldge on the sidewall..

Apparently it's common on F1's..

I've not heard anything similar over here in the UK.

Infact i've only ever heard praises for these tyres..

I'm worried, cause I'm getting a set of 4 f1's next week!!
 

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I have nothing but good things to say about the F1's... Never had a budging problem, normally caused by a hefty pot hole hit or the like so don't worry.

flynntech - you are asking for trouble driving with that bulge... change ASAP mate!

Yokohama Parada's maybe an Alternative?

Although with a wet winter ahead another set of F1's may be wise!

Scott
 

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A new set have been ordered and being fitted tomorrow.

Prices varied from 165 euro to 280 euro each !! or 113 to 190 pounds each!! Needless to say you know which ones that I am taking! Not a bad price I think for 18s.
 

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They sure do wear out fast, I've only done 3k miles and I reckon more than 1/3 of the

tread has gone from the fronts, have been taking it easy too with the greasy roads.

At this rate they'll need replacing after 8-9k
 

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I've recently had a full set fitted & like tylerama says, awesome in the wet[:D]. Bridgestone Touranzas which were on before were crap in the wet, but good in the dry

Eagle F1's came out top in a recent Autocar tyre test, & they dont bull sh!t[^]
 

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Quote: posted by spencert on 02/12/2004 21:50:08

They sure do wear out fast,

I've had two full sets of 17" F1s on a non traction control equipped chipped TDI.

They lasted 25,000 and 22,000miles respectively, the latter was less due to the fitment of upgraded ARBs and a trip to the Nurburgring.

You must be very hard on tyres!

EDIT: tyres get changed around the car every few thousand miles.
 
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