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    Performance Street Tyres

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    im scapping a set of near new conisport contact 5s (which came with wheels i bought) for RE300s. The RE003s are the best bang for buck. Conti 5's are noisy pieces of shit.
    Apart from noise how were they shit? Was looking at those and a couple other tires until I saw the Bridgestone 4 for 3 offer. Might've dodged a bullet there

    Smellytofu don't know Turanzas so wouldn't know difference between them noise wise. But as I said it's not bothering me. Very happy with them thus far.
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    What size are the contis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipper View Post
    What size are the contis?
    245/40/17

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhsv View Post
    Apart from noise how were they shit? Was looking at those and a couple other tires until I saw the Bridgestone 4 for 3 offer. Might've dodged a bullet there

    Smellytofu don't know Turanzas so wouldn't know difference between them noise wise. But as I said it's not bothering me. Very happy with them thus far.
    They tramlined quite a bit, they were no where near as good in the wet as my 70% RE003s. Sidewalls were too soft for my liking too (on a Mk6 Golf GTi, not quite a porky pig but not a falcodore either).

    Most of all, I don't believe that the performance of the tyres justified the price. They're on deal all the time too, which makes me think that Continental are pushing bonus money on them all the time so that they sell. I had them on a Fiesta XR4 as well and they didn't last long and grip didn't justify the fast wear.

    I've tested the Conti's and RE003s back to back on my golf and the car is better in EVERY way on the Bridgestones.

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    Got a set of Yokohama AE50 on the G6E a month or so back. Was going to go with the RE003, but these were about the same price so thought I would try something different. I wasn't expecting much, but I'm impressed.
    The cars a boat, so dry grip has never really been an issue. I went for a good drive last week and they did get a bit squirmy when they got really hot. They maybe under steered a bit more than the RE002, and definitely don't have the rock solid feel of the Sportmax RT.
    In the wet however they are brilliant. Miles ahead of the RE002, and I think better than the Dunlops too. Really really impressed. They will almost take full throttle in the wet in 2nd (300rwkw). I have also had a set of ATR2's. They wouldn't take full throttle in 5th in the wet.

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    Had a set of Conti Sport Contact 5. The grip in the wet and dry is really good, but tread life/wear isn't great.

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    My go-to tyre for the best streeter has been Conti Extremecontact DW

    Have had top-end street tyres from Bridgestone, Yokohama and Kumho and the Conti's simultaneously had more grip, equally as good handling and last longer than all of them.

    Only problem is you need to get them from O/S eg Tirerack as theyre not sold here (and if they were they'd probably cost $600 each)

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    Anyone got experience of Michelin Pilot Super Sports on track? Any good compared to say AD08R, etc?


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    I have MPSS on the M135. Did a full day at Nurburgring on them, plus just finished 6 days of Targa in both wet and dry conditions. A++ would bang again.


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    Can you get the top Pilot Super Sports here? Or just PS4s?
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    ISF has PSS on them at the moment


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    Quote Originally Posted by barrintom View Post
    Had a set of Conti Sport Contact 5. The grip in the wet and dry is really good, but tread life/wear isn't great.
    This.

    These Sport Contact 5's are very, very sticky.
    Always up there in the mag tests.
    I was very impressed and I've gone through 1million kms of tyres plus dozens of sets of track tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babalouie View Post
    Anyone got experience of Michelin Pilot Super Sports on track? Any good compared to say AD08R, etc?


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    They are ok but don't push hard or they get hot and melt. Mine had chunks torn out of them.
    AD08R are much better on track, but stiffer and noisier on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsnotagsr View Post
    Can you get the top Pilot Super Sports here? Or just PS4s?
    Chatting to a bloke the other day with a M135i said he could only find the Pilot Super Sports in 19s

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    Roger-dodger...so basically they're just a road tyre, don't lean on them for more than 2 laps in a row


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    You can also get these in a 235/40/18

    Been reading up a bit since HSV are rubbing one out saying they are the only car in the world to come stock with them

    Apparently they are a couple of sec a lap quicker than R888's, but isn't everything

    That said road legal

    Who knows how many gold bars they cost

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    60 treadwear. Open ur wallet.
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    Cool so they are $5 and a bunch of eftpos receipts
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    Thats just stupid, there are cars with far more performance demands than an HSV and they dont need to run factory r-comps lasting 4 months

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    Come in a 205/50/15 surprisingly!
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    So I had held off replacing my tyres (car doesn't go far anyway) as I was going to replace the wheels but both types of rims I wanted are no longer manufactured and the BBS CH-R that were my 3rd choice have some difficult offsets for my car. So I think I will just stay with the standard wheels for now. Jax have specials on the two choices I was looking at (if you buy 4 tyres):

    Michelin Pilot Sport 4 - $800

    Bridgestone RE003 - $686

    Both really well priced so no problem if I end up getting bigger wheels in the near future anyway but any further feedback before I pull the trigger?
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    I hear a lot more people rave about Michelin Pilot Sports than Bridgestone RE003.

    Or am I thinking of Pilot Super Sport? Super Sport sounds more familiar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Nicholson View Post
    I hear a lot more people rave about Michelin Pilot Sports than Bridgestone RE003.

    Or am I thinking of Pilot Super Sport? Super Sport sounds more familiar...
    Pilot Super Sport are the ones people rave about, not available in my cars size but reports on the web (and a poster from earlier in the thread) suggest the Pilot Sport 4 is as good. The replacement for the Super Sport is the Pilot Sport 4S but that's not available in my cars tyre size either. So the standard Pilot Sport 4 is my only option.

    The MCM team do love the RE003 though
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    Have RE003's on the LS E46, rate them highly so far. Not so impressed with Sportcontact 5P's. For a tyre that costs as much as it does, it's too soft in the sidewall, had to run them way too hard to keep them from falling over. Might be ok in a lighter car, but I took the money savings and took a punt on the RE003's this time. 235/40R18's are just over $200 a tyre. That's a bargain, the Conti is a bit over $100 more.
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    Just put RE003 on my Golf R. Great so far. Have had F1's for the past 4 sets on a few cars, and will be interesting to compare. I suspect they will be better than the F1's.

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    Latest 2017 UHP tyre tests from Europe, for their Summer, seem to be rating the PS4 as the best allround
    tyre. http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article...-Tyre-Test.htm Have a look at that one,
    and also look at the other tests. Unfortunately the RE003 is not a "rated" tyre in Europe and misses out
    on many of the tests.

    We are selling a lot of the PS4s now, I have them on two of my cars, and they are a noticeable improvement
    in noise and wet performance over the PS3s. We also sell a lot of RE003s and users seem to come back to
    buy another set.

    My ute has PS3 on the front in 235/40R18 and PSS on the rear in 265/35R18. This has been a great
    combo for the past year, but will be replaced with PS4 when the time comes.

    I personally think the PS4 is a good allround choice, and so is the RE003, but the
    PS4 is quieter by far. Too new to have a personal idea on mileage though.

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    Junior's mate ran RE003s on his S15 at WP last weekend, they seemed to go ok. I checked them on the durometer, 5 points harder than Nitto NT-01s (tread wear of 100) and 10 points harder than the Nankangs we are currently running, which have a treadwear of 80.

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    I have RE003s on my nopics car and I find them to be very good.

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    Thanks for the responses guys, I was heading straight for the Michelins but keep hearing a lot of good things about the RE003. I have Bridgestone S01 on the car now and dont rate them but also have Pilot Sport 3 on the Lexus and probably want a better tyre then that for the Monaro. I am really only interested in dry grip while having the tyres as quiet as possible, longevity and wet weather performance don't matter for how I use the car. So it does seem that the Michelins are still the better choice for me.
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