Uber-Sticky: What tyres do you use/recommend?

Paul_JJ

Member +
Well it is time to change tyres now and i finally went for the yoko's S drive.
They are supposed to be good and been getting good feedback by a few friends who actually used them.

Well i have been using them for only 100kms or so.

The first impression was,hhmm... soft tyres. But they have lesser road noise and are more comfortable.
Handling is nothing compared to the yoko advans [ my favourite ] but i was surprised with the soft rubber.
The sidewall is slightly soft as well and this reflects the cornering ablility,which is acceptable in aggressive driving.

It really sticks to the tarmac [ dry surface ] and in bends/roudabouts it gives good confidence when pushing it.
I will wait for some rain and then get back for wet surface behaviour.

The feedback/steering response is slighter lesser than the advans.
At high speeds the 'road feeling' of the tyres is not there,the steering becomes too light.Here i must say that i prefer the yoko advans!

Verdict: They are good tyres if you are on a budget and absorb road noise well.

But they are not in the leagues of the likes like yoko advans neova/bridgestones adrenaline or potenza so3.
I will wait for the tyres to wear down a bit and then give some more info.
Be careful in a rain on them -) You will be surprised - lol!!!

People - try Dunlop Sport Fast Response - it's not that expensive, but pretty good tyres for the buck! And they're awesome in rain/snow and in fact has won an Award in Dry Braking and Aquaplinning resistance as well as Rolling Resistance (so you will save some cash on petrol with them).
 

thefalls

Member +
Well last night i had a very good opportunity to test the S-drives and i am very much impressed with their performance.
The thing is that i was scared a bit to push the car in the bends or roundabouts as i found the rubber to be soft to my taste.

I gunned the car in the bends and roundabouts to see the limit and 'glue' effect of the tyres.
Inspite of being soft and comfortable to drive around,these tyres are nothing to be scared about when attempting aggressive driving.

There is absolutely no squealing or ugly skidding in the bends,in fact they give good confidence.

I would highly recommend these tyres as an alternative to the higher end performance tyres.

So far i have been able to test them in dry conditions,wet conditions are still yet to come.
 

Sheldon

Malta Area Rep.
Well it is time to change tyres now and i finally went for the yoko's S drive.
They are supposed to be good and been getting good feedback by a few friends who actually used them.

Well i have been using them for only 100kms or so.

The first impression was,hhmm... soft tyres. But they have lesser road noise and are more comfortable.
Handling is nothing compared to the yoko advans [ my favourite ] but i was surprised with the soft rubber.
The sidewall is slightly soft as well and this reflects the cornering ablility,which is acceptable in aggressive driving.

It really sticks to the tarmac [ dry surface ] and in bends/roudabouts it gives good confidence when pushing it.
I will wait for some rain and then get back for wet surface behaviour.

The feedback/steering response is slighter lesser than the advans.
At high speeds the 'road feeling' of the tyres is not there,the steering becomes too light.Here i must say that i prefer the yoko advans!

Verdict: They are good tyres if you are on a budget and absorb road noise well.

But they are not in the leagues of the likes like yoko advans neova/bridgestones adrenaline or potenza so3.
I will wait for the tyres to wear down a bit and then give some more info.









which advans you used to have mate? semi slicks?
 

Paul_JJ

Member +
Surprised with my Dunlops - they're worn about 2-3mm left and really good grip in wet - even when heavy rain. SO much better than Brand new Toyo Proxes in wet.... and better in dry!
 

glanzasteve

Fresh Recruit
has anyone used the yokohama advan neova ado8? they had great reviews back on the s2000 forum but i know each tyre is very different on every car. they look a good price for 195/50/15
 
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