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Old 02-05-2007, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Looking for all-seasons equivalent to Goodyear F1 GS D3

I'm really happy with the Goodyear F1 GS D3's as an all around summer tire. However, I recently bought another set of wheels (becoming a whore) and now I am ready for two separate sets. I need on set to be my summer/autox/track with stiff sidewall and gobs of grip, don't care about noise, etc.

However, for the other set I want all-season tires that I can take to the snow when I go skiing (and not die). I realize they won't grip like the F1's, but I like the balance of characteristics of the F1's: great dry grip, great wet grip, reasonably low noise, reasonable tire wear, and comfortable side walls without be mushy, and easy progressive break away.

What's the closest all seasons version of an F1? It doesn't have to be Goodyear.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
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check out the bridgestone pole position 960 a/s they are a very impressive looking tire simmilar in tread design to the gs-d3's
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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check out the bridgestone pole position 960 a/s they are a very impressive looking tire simmilar in tread design to the gs-d3's
I will vouch for these. I've never experienced wet traction like I have with these tires. They also handle the snow, ice, and slush quite well.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:01 AM   #5
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I will vouch for these. I've never experienced wet traction like I have with these tires. They also handle the snow, ice, and slush quite well.
How are they with noise and comfort?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:46 AM   #6
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The PZero Nero M+S should meet your requirements. They are nice and quiet for a high performance tire.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:57 PM   #8
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How are they with noise and comfort?
Decent on both accounts. Noise is hard to judge because I was coming from feathered Pzero Nero M&S that would drone until you wanted to drill a hole in the side of your head. They do absorb the bumps better and are smoother on the highway while retaining good turn in capability.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:21 PM   #9
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Nice... thanks for the recommendations. Just curious if people have more opinions. I like data.
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Luke, Bull,

What tire pressure do you recommend with the 960's?

BTW, 4k on the new ones and no complaints at all.
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If you want equivalent, get another set of GSD3's. If you want better, get a set of RE960AS-PP.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:15 PM   #12
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If you want equivalent, get another set of GSD3's. If you want better, get a set of RE960AS-PP.
Huh? Are you saying:

a) dry traction: re960as-pp > f1gsd3
b) wet traction: re960as-pp > f1gsd3
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The PZero Nero M+S should meet your requirements. They are nice and quiet for a high performance tire.
But are pretty damn bad in the snow...comparatively that is.

IMHO, they're too close to a lot of summer tires and not good enough in snow to be used as a dedicated second set.
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