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I have to replace my tires and I was considering the Goodyear Eagle F-1. Has anyone changed to this tire? I like the P Rosso's and don't now if I should change to the Goodyear or not..any info would be appreciated.
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (JimLill)

If you like the Rosso's you will hate the F1's. The Rosso's are very stiff (95 sidewall rating) where the F1's are 90. I love my F1's because they are softer than the Rosso's. They handle great wet or dry. They are a little bumpy at temps below 40F.
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (MASH)

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If you like the Rosso's you will hate the F1's. The Rosso's are very stiff (95 sidewall rating) where the F1's are 90. I love my F1's because they are softer than the Rosso's. They handle great wet or dry. They are a little bumpy at temps below 40F.

Not exactly accurate. My new 235/45ZR/17 F1s are 94Y http://********************/smile/emthup.gif


http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=55428
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (hlt1634)

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I have to replace my tires and I was considering the Goodyear Eagle F-1. Has anyone changed to this tire? I like the P Rosso's and don't now if I should change to the Goodyear or not..any info would be appreciated.

If you want Rossos, there are plenty for sale in the classified section. You can pick them up at a reasonable price.
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (MASH)

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If you like the Rosso's you will hate the F1's. The Rosso's are very stiff (95 sidewall rating) where the F1's are 90. I love my F1's because they are softer than the Rosso's. They handle great wet or dry. They are a little bumpy at temps below 40F.

You have 19" wheels so maybe it's not a fair comparison.

hlt1634: What size are you working with?

Volvo put 95Y on the R for a reason, is it overkill or an important safety specification? R Salesmans? Oscar?

LTA
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (LTA)

I just put a set of F1s on last week. So far so good. I have had the chance to use them in both wet and dry. They handle very well. I'm happy with them.
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (MASH)

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I do not believe they are the D-3 that is why the sidewall is a 94

Do you believe now?




 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (hlt1634)

the 17s come in a 94Y and the 18s in a 91Y... personally, I prefer the higher load varieties out there, but having said that, I was seriously considering the F1s for a while....
 

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Re: (UNO_RACING)

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Stupid question, but are Z tires really necessary for the R? I mostly drive in a stright line and take an occasional corner agressively.

Strictly speaking, no, but you generally won't find a maximum performance, high load tire without the "Z" speed rating... and we all want maximum grip, right?
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (HarryHood)

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Hahaha.

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (MASH)

Probably because there is so little sidewall left due to the 19" diameter.
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (hlt1634)

I replaced my 18" Rosso's with the same size F1's about 6 months ago, and immediately noticed they rub inside the wheel wells just a little when making a full turn of the steering wheel. Not a big issue, but it happens often due to the poor turning radius of the R.
 

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Re: Goodyear Eagle F1-GS D-3 question (rbravo)

They may rub a little, but they also have a very nice rim protector lip on them.
 

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Re: (djeuch)

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Strictly speaking, no, but you generally won't find a maximum performance, high load tire without the "Z" speed rating... and we all want maximum grip, right?

Speed ratings have nothing to do with grip.

Speed ratings rate a tire's ability to withstand maximum speeds in excess of a certain number without failing due to the heat generated by those speeds.

For instance, a Z rated tire indicates that it is capable of withstanding constant speeds in excess of 149 MPH.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...id=35

In the case of the above tire, the 94Y would mean that the tire is additionaly capable of sustained speeds greater than 186 MPH.

Nevertheless, has nothing to do with grip, treadwear, etc.
 
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