13th February 2005, 10:29
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Re: The best possible tyres for the B8
adam there are just 6 major tire manufacturers which products i would use on such kind of cars:
michelin, dunlop, continental, bridgestone, pirelli and goodyear.
265/35 17 is a very uncommon size. can you drive other dimensions? and which size do you need for the front tyres?
in general the michelin PS2 is the best overall dry performer. also for track driving. in most cases he is the fastest. but not as good in the wet as the dunlop. the dunlop sport 9000 is meanwhile an old tyre. they just made the dunlop sp sport maxx which is a lot better in the dry than the 9000er. the bridgestone s-03 is also an old tyre. the RE050a is the newest high performance tyre from bridgestone. very good in the dry (not as good as the michelin) und also good in the wet. everything is above averrage without big compromises. the continental sport contact is nearly as good as the RE050a. very balanced. goodyear also made a new tyre, which unfortunately i don't know very well. so i cannot tell you anything about it. and pirelli has its p zero rosso. also a good tyre. but i don't like pirelli.
if i were you i would take the michelin ps2 at first, than the bridgestone and dunlop at second or at two and a half the continental. but your biggest problem seems to find tyres in your size. i just found the old michelin ps in 265/35 17 which is a completely other tyre than the ps2.
good luck and maybe you can use other dimensions so you get more choices...
Last edited by 9852147; 13th February 2005 at 10:41.