215/45r17 GOODYEAR F1
Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:34 PM
tire is rather bad now and needs a change soon. How much and where to
get? I am from PJ
Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:48 AM
try ask quicksave at USJ, they have both german and thai made F1s for our
cars. call leon: 0122020817 and say the red 147 refers u to him.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 08:31 AM
at quicksave, I took the car for a spin to Genting over the weekend and
frankly, the tyre live up to its image.
Rather quiet and comfortable for 17" tyres. As far as wet grip is concern
I have no complaint.
147 owners out there, F1 is worth considering.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 12:39 PM
You sure its quiet!? The F1s are known to have good dry and wet grip with
penalties in the noise department. There's a rolling noise at approx
100kph which I do find annoying.
I think I'll be changing from my current F1s to the new Bridgestone PS03s
which promises a more quieter ride.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 02:51 PM
might as well do some research on the newest Michelin...the Pilot Sports
II. Heard raving reviews about this piece of donut.
The rolling hum on those F1s which you are talking about is normally
characteristic of those F1s ex-Thailand. Are you talking about the F1
GSD2s or GSD3s? IMHO, the latter from Germany is brilliant and excellent
value for money. Which other continental tyres can you buy for, for less
Posted 03 January 2005 - 03:25 PM
sebring or supersprint back box and voila, ur problem will dissapear. or
better still, stop cleaning ur ears for a year.
SO3 is not as good as S02, however there is no more S02 in production but
there are many other hot tyres choices in the market. my experience with
michelin mxf while being excellent on dry condition, but on wet even with
70% left, the tyre fail miserably. but maybe they have correct this with
the pilot sports...
i would say go for the conti CSCII, very good on wet condition and
excellent on dry. the price is a bit higher but safety and performance do
comes with hefty price. if u dont have enough budget, the G3 can do too.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 09:25 PM
know weakness of the GSD2 being noisy has been overcomed on the GSD3.
As for Michelin, MXF is a Thai made Michelin without silica compound. In
other words, it is a cheap Thailand tyre no different from the likes of
the Bridgestone RE711s and without silica, they are pretty lousy tires.
Michelin Pilot Sports is made in Europe WITH silica compound and is a
totally different tire with different technology - "the real Michelin
tire" if you would. So it's pointless to compare the two though they bear
the same brand!
Rachel, if you dont plan to spend too much money on tires, go check out
the new Bridgestone G3. Pretty aggresive thread patterns. It is supposed
to be the replacement for the RE711 and although still made in Thailand,
it now comes with silica compound and is rated to be a pretty decent
performer. Of course don't expect it to be in the same league as the
Pilots, SO3s or CSCIIs. It's going at low RM300's for 17's.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:10 PM
new Yokohama C Drives. They are very quiet, medium stiffness sidewalls so the ride and shock
absorption is good and good water channels on the tread to force rain water out. All in all an
excellent performance tire for everyday driving. It won't give the ultimate grip like a F1s or S03
but will hold its own.
I bought a set for my Mini Cooper S (215/45/17) and the ride has improved trememdously. The
Mini comes standard with Pirelli run flats and they have incredibly stiff sidewalls so the ride was
All in all, it is a good everyday tire for people who are more inclined to comfort versus all out
I bought 4 pieces for RM1700 inclusive of balancing, mounting etc.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:19 PM
All quiet on the western front.....
Anyway, JL is right - I'm on the GSD2s and I've also heard from another
friend that his GS-D3s roll a tad bit quieter. My last option is to go
for these, as I've heard the price has also escalated!
I've seen those Bridgestones you've mentioned....very nice thread
pattern... looks like the F1s except for the rails in the center portion.
With all the rave reviews I've read on this, this is the strongest
The Michelins looked very tempting - but the thread pattern was, IMO dead
ugly! Performance wise also I heard lost out to the Bridgestones Donuts.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 10:19 AM
Have a friend running them and is cursing now after about 10,000km. Don't
think they are much of an improvement over the predecessor which it
replaces (ES100). Way too soft, walls flex easily, after around 10k, it
is hopeless in the wet.
Rachel, go for the G3 and tell me how it fairs after a few thousand kms