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Old 01-09-2006, 08:17 AM   #1
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I am currently driving Toyota Aristo 300hp and using Bridgestone S 03 and I am in need of changing tyres

Through many reviews and tests and my current budget, I have concluded to the following choices

Michelin PS2
Bridgestone RE 050A
Falken FK 452
Continental Sport Contact 2

Many tests and reviews offers different comments, would there be anyone who has tested these tyres hand on and can give any advise on their performances and noise level. Compare to S 03

Many Thanks
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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Tire rack would probably be able to answer your questions. Their site has reviews and ratings on it which would more than likely help you out.

www.tirerack.com
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Old 01-09-2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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I read about them in Tire rack and in the best wet tire section of this forum, however they both give totaly different rating on the tires.

I am not so sure which review is more credible as auto sport magazine mentioned conti as best and PS2 as bad for wet while tire rack gives PS2 highest rating for all.

It is also very hard to find reviews on FK 452 also.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:41 PM   #4
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I read about them in Tire rack and in the best wet tire section of this forum, however they both give totaly different rating on the tires.

I am not so sure which review is more credible as auto sport magazine mentioned conti as best and PS2 as bad for wet while tire rack gives PS2 highest rating for all.

It is also very hard to find reviews on FK 452 also.
some notes:

TireRack's best wet performer is the GSD3 - has been since its release. The PS2 does a good job on TireRack's short wet track and slalom testing, but fell down on the much longer and higher speed wet testing that Auto Motor und Sport were able to conduct on Continental's track here in Texas.

TireRack does not have the capability to test hydroplaning on their short track, and goes out of the way to mention it in every test. From a wet testing point of view, the results from the magazine carry heavier weight in my opinion because of the benefits of the longer, specialized track used.

Auto Motor und Sport liked the Pirelli Pzero Nero summer tires the best - it was my personal opinion that the Conti's tested the best overall. TireRack did not test the same SportContact2's - W-rated rubber vs. Y-rated rubber, and according to the tech I traded emails with at Continental, their Y and Z rated rubber compounds are significantly different in terms of "feel". FWIW, Porsche chose the Z-rated SportContact2's as their "wet" tire for all their vehicles from Boxster to Cayenne.

FK452 is very new - if you see a test on them please link us to it. I'm actively looking for such a test all the time, hope it shows up on the '06 version of the Auto Motor und Sport summer tire test.

For right now, IMO the best wet tires are either the GSD3's or the Y or Z-rated SportContact2's
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For right now, IMO the best wet tires are either the GSD3's or the Y or Z-rated SportContact2's

and I would take the Eagle F1 GS-D3 over the conti's anyday
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:52 AM   #6
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thank you very much for your suggesstion.

I have narrowed down the choices to RE-050A and FK-452 because they are one of the newest models and seem to perform greatly in both dry and wet.

Still cant find tests about FK-452.
Bridgestone also has RE-01R which seems to be better than RE-050A.

If anyone have better models, please suggest.
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:54 AM   #7
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Just bought FK 452 235/45/r17 94Y (^_^) v
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