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Old 11th July 2005, 09:53   #1
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Question Goodyear Eagle F1's or Michelin Pilots??

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my frnd is planning to get new tyres for his skoda. just wanted to know if it is possible to fix 225/60 R15 tyres with any problem. The skoda service ppl said that the disc might have to be changed?? any idea on that??
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Old 11th July 2005, 11:25   #2
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Firstly, 225 is a bit too broad for the Skoda. Wouldn't recommend it.

2ndly, i don't think GSD3s are available in the mentioned size.

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well i also didn'y know they were available, but the shop owner said they are, but come only in 55 or 60 profile
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This might help you choose the right one. It has all the models and sizes manufactured by Goodyear.

The GSD2s are available in 225/60 R15, not the GSD3s.

Goodyear Tyre List

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But which make would u suggest, Goodyear or Michelin
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But which make would u suggest, Goodyear or Michelin
No idea, never had any off those on our cars. Maybe the Michelin and Goodyear runners can answer that.

I'm on Bridgestone GIIIs.

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Well I run michelins- Certis (195/60 R14) and am extremely happy with those
Great comfort - very important when you go low profile

About the Pilots, well they are great but wear out really quickly being high perf tyres
ask Nitroxx he will tell you about that

The goodyears, well they suck as far as comfort and riding bums are concerned and they make a bit of noice too. Great in the wet from what i know

But i'd take michelins over goodyears any day
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Karthik, I run 205/60/15 GSD2's on my Octavia. Ride comfort and noise are not an issue. Maybe revvhead has more sensitive "bums" than me .

My gripe with them however is that they start howling too early in corners. They hold on really well though. As far as the wear rate goes, I've done more than 17,500 km's on mine and they are as good as new.
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I'd like to get the GSD2's over Michelins, but just wanted to know abt the performance. I heard that GSD2's are pretty noisy, and are they really?? Also what do u mean by "howling"????
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I want to fit 205/60,R16 on my octavia. It currently rides on 205/65 R15 as i wanted the ride height to increase a bit.
ne help?
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Hey karthik,
Try the GSD3s.They are much better and more improvised than the GSD3s.Better grip,braking and cornering.Have driven less on Pilots,so would'nt be able to comment on the same.But 225 is too much for the Octy to handle on 15 inchers.205/60 would be perfect.

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Try the GSD3s.They are much better and more improvised than the GSD3s.
Mr X, hello!! Mistake or needs explanation??
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Karthik, I run 205/60/15 GSD2's on my Octavia. Ride comfort and noise are not an issue. Maybe revvhead has more sensitive "bums" than me .

My gripe with them however is that they start howling too early in corners. They hold on really well though. As far as the wear rate goes, I've done more than 17,500 km's on mine and they are as good as new.

Yeah, yeah, Its supposed to be Riding Bumps!!!

Wll They are on a friends car, i guess part of that comes from being Low profile et all, But when i did switch from Bridgestone 3222 (or whatever) to michelins there was a significant change in ride comfort and my friends car which rides goodyears has a pretty harsh ride
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guys finallay went to get the Eagle F1's 215/55 R15 for my frnd. But then, the people at the shop said that Eagle F1's isn't available in 205, 215, or 225...and that it is not available for the past year!!! IS THIS TRUE????!!!!
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Mr X, hello!! Mistake or needs explanation??

Oops,my mistake.I meant GSD2.Thanks for the correction sir.

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