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Default Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy 2 - 8th February 2014, 08:59 AM

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I'm currently running a mix Dunlop SP Sports on the rears and some budgets on the front and trying to decide between getting a pair of Dunlop to have a matching set or go the non run flat route and get a set of Goodyear eagle f1 asymmetric 2's?

Has anyone here any experience of running the aforementioned in 205/45/17 88Y XL?

Any feedback really appreciated, thanks.

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Default 8th February 2014, 03:46 PM

Had the Goodyear Eagle F1 on both my R32 and my subaru. They are great tyres both in wet and dry.

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Default 8th February 2014, 04:23 PM

Thanks Greg.

I believe the Goodyear is a soft compound tyre ?

I've heard to retain that mini feeling around corners, ideally you want a hard compound tyre?

I'm hoping being an XL they'll be just perfect for the mini.

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Default 8th February 2014, 04:54 PM

If you go for the Goodyears let us know how you get on, I have been looking at getting non run flats for some time but can't decide which ones to go for.

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Default 8th February 2014, 05:22 PM

I have been on GY F1 Assy 2's for about 1k miles, but in 215/45/17 87Y flavour.

Wanted a softer tyre with a high sidewall due to slipped disk (and meisters lol) so didn't go for the harder sidewall.

They are VERY soft on the wall, you can bend them with your fingers when off the wheel. Easy to fit and reasonably priced (I paid 92 ea from camskill)

I haven't used them on a dry road yet, although can tell they'll be fairly good. In the wet they cut through puddles brilliantly, bit of understeer when pushing it - but it is a mini after all.

The tread pattern is pretty much straight grooves, so they do through a lot of crap up the rear window - not so good when you have rear wiper delete, but hey ho don't need to know what's behind you eh?

All in all I'm pretty pleased with them, much better than the poor Falken 452's they replaced !
  
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Default 8th February 2014, 05:41 PM

Hi, I have noticed that 215,s are easier to get and cheaper than 205s. Have you had any problems with them rubbing on the arches. I have KW V1s fitted
  
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Default 8th February 2014, 07:10 PM

Thanks Minlan, very informative.

I'm certainly tempted!

I want to stay with the standard tyre size but I want to improve grip, handling and turn in bite.

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Default 8th February 2014, 07:12 PM

Foz, have you looked at tyre leader?

They are doing these in 205/45/17 88Y XL for 93.39 Inc vat

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Default 8th February 2014, 07:25 PM

Thanks Zainster I will have a look
  
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Default 8th February 2014, 10:15 PM

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Hi, I have noticed that 215,s are easier to get and cheaper than 205s. Have you had any problems with them rubbing on the arches. I have KW V1s fitted
Not on the front mate, I'm on et35 incl spacer, but can't fit any spacer on the rear as they catch the metal.
I think they are a little fatter than my previous 452's and V12's
  
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