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Old 20th March 2017, 09:35 PM
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Hi Ian,

I fitted Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrical SCT, and a couple of weeks on and still fantastically quiet and smooth, especially noticeable on the rougher bits on the motorway, where the differential between it and the super smooth bits is much less noticeable than with the prior tyres, and indeed Pzeros - I had those on the last D4 albeit 19" and could not wait to get rid of them, still not as bad as the Michelin pilot super sports though - they were really noisy.

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Old 23rd April 2017, 08:25 PM
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Looking at replacement tyres at the moment. I currently have 9 inch 19's wearing 235 wide Dunlop winters. The door sticker also says 255 for 19's and 265 for 20's. I'm looking at 21's and wondering how far I can stretch... Landsail have a very tempting 295 but a stretch too far?! I've looked at the calculators but interested in any experience of being creative width wise. I appreciate the impact on speedo readings if the rolling circumference changes too much and that I'll need make sure I have sufficient clearance. I'm not wedded to anything in particular just interested in experiences.
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Old 24th April 2017, 07:33 PM
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I'm looking at 21's and wondering how far I can stretch... Landsail have a very tempting 295 but a stretch too far?!
I've got 295-25-21's on my D2 but they are on 10.5" wheels so I would think that would be quite a stretch
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I've got 295-25-21's on my D2 but they are on 10.5" wheels so I would think that would be quite a stretch
That's interesting thanks for the info. I read some chatter suggesting theres quite a difference between brands but too wide is too wide. I have rims so need to sort tyres. I might try and pick up some used 275/35's off ebay so I can get them on the car and go from there.
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Old 24th April 2017, 09:31 PM
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Manca, you might want to check the insurance position of putting tyres on that are not to OEM spec. Some insurers see this as a modification, and if not declared/approved and you have an accident, they may not pay out.

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Old 24th April 2017, 09:36 PM
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Manca, you might want to check the insurance position of putting tyres on that are not to OEM spec. Some insurers see this as a modification, and if not declared/approved and you have an accident, they may not pay out.

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That's a good point Mark thanks. I've given them the heads up on the rims already. Another reason not to be experimental
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That's a good point Mark thanks. I've given them the heads up on the rims already. Another reason not to be experimental
Fortunately, no such issue with part-worns, thank goodness
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Fortunately, no such issue with part-worns, thank goodness
Thank goodness indeed. I have four 275 35 21 pzeros on their way with a reported 7mm+ each. Just need a mobile fitter now
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Just reviving this thread rather than posting a new one...

I'm about to replace all 4 tyres on my D4 which is currently running slightly oversized 275/40/20 Avon ZX7's on 20" OEM 10-parallel spoke wheels (PRK). They've been okay, no issues with grip/feel/water etc., but I do find the noise levels in the cabin to be fairly high, particularly when on crap roads (i.e. the ones where they throw glue & gravel down rather than resurface with new tarmac).

The majority of time the car is on A roads rather than motorways, and I'm looking for a mid-range tyre on the original 265/40/20 size, which is going to be as quiet as possible. The Goodyear SCT versions sound good, but perhaps a bit more than I'm looking to fork out. My local tyre centre has offered Davanti DX640 for 135 (inc. fitting/vat etc.), which are (apparently) manufactured by Continental?, or a budget one, Accelera IOTA ST68 at 85!! High-end wise, it would be the Goodyear
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 at 185 each.

While the Accelera tyres are a great price (and rated at 68db), I worried they may be a bit too budget? Has anyone had any experience of these?

I've also considered dropping the wheel size to 19", but not sure that'll make a huge difference.

Thoughts, opinions & suggestions very much welcome

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Old 23rd October 2018, 04:18 PM
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I find the Acceleras are a fair bit louder than their rating implies. Grip and wet performance is directly proportional to price although some members on here do like them.

The Eagle F1 Asym 3 is a terrible tyre. Its noisy, squirmy, bouncy, and ugly to look at. I have a set which I replaced after only a few thousand miles because they were so awful to drive on. Its such a shame because the Asym 2 was superb in every way the 3 is bad. Much as I dislike the Acceleras, I'd choose those over the Asym 3 if they were the only two options. Luckily they aren't!

Dropping wheel size with the same width tyre won't make a lot of difference - its the footprint of the tyre on the road that makes most of the noise.

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