while driving a
(225/45 R17) on
a combination of roads
Having been through tons of makes over the years trying to chase my tyre size - Goodyear F1, Avon Rainsport, Falken, Toyo, Yoko to name a few. I actually am impressed by these Marangonis (please dont stop my tyre size AGAIN xxx).
Anyhoos, two friends on different cars petrol/Diesel (tuned) have agreed that these over all work better than the old Goodyear Eagle F1 (which were better than the newer GDS3, the diesel mate even had both on at changes).
Dry grip excellent & wet grip control very good indeed.
The fact they come from racing development does show. They also have an excellent tread pattern that copes very well with changes in direction, torqy front wheel drives & adverse conditions - icy, deep wet, snow even (really... I personally prefer V tread patterns for norm road tyres getting into extreme conditions - not just a fancy, proven).
I could go on & list the other qualities as per rating, but suffice you should not be disappointed (if you are as one is... I'd really love to know what tyre you rate best...really). Anyhoos - after 2 years standing the tyres this time round had gotten a tad hard on my Hyundai F2 98 Coupe - and this is what really got me, driven like an track idiot.... they still grip & handle excellently. Wear... He he gooood. Don't know how they do it & have known other like tyres remodled to wear quicker (though not left 2 years, lol).
I do not care if the price goes up (fingers crossed) But as long as they don't stop making 225 45 16 (or 225 40 16 which they DID stop ...grrr) I'll be a happy man. Yep I even took a tyre size adjustment not to change my tyre choice again. Maybe these are not everyones cupper - but I recommend a try highly. That's me out!