Honda Prelude Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Nokian Z (7) 90% 80% 79% 83% 87% 80%
Uniroyal RainSport 2 (226) 85% 91% 78% 76% 76% 80%
Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response (103) 88% 84% 84% 77% 76% 80%
Toyo R888 R (26) 93% 64% 85% 88% 64% 63%
Cooper Zeon XTC (6) 80% 72% 80% 77% 63% 73%
Maxxis Premitra HP5 (34) 84% 77% 74% 75% 66% 69%
Toyo T1R (288) 83% 69% 75% 75% 63% 70%
Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 (157) 84% 78% 76% 73% 60% 65%
Toyo Proxes 4 (45) 80% 63% 72% 66% 77% 74%
Firestone F700 (8) 84% 61% 74% 73% 71% 69%
Kumho Ecsta AST KU25 (8) 83% 66% 68% 65% 71% 49%
Sunny SN3630 (8) 64% 40% 50% 45% 79% 69%
Accelera Alpha (130) 65% 44% 53% 49% 69% 56%
Ceat Formula I BT (1) 70% 20% 40% 30% 90% 30%

Honda Prelude Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Toyo R888 R given 77% (205-50-16-)
Driving on track for 500 spirited miles
These are my first semislick tires. Not new. Slightly used , two years old. Results were shocking ! I read some reviews they last long on track. I guess these are just legends made by retired people driving to mall and back or slow posers. Front right was destroyed in 15 minutes ! Even faster than high performance street tires i used before. The track i use to have fun is very tight and technical and has 3 consecutive right hand corners . Total of 9 right corners and 3 left corners . Front right was boiling and ripped. 5 laps and pause. 4 times and good bye right front R888R. Pressure 2.2Bar hot. Cornering speed feels amazing compared with Turanza Er300 but overall Toyo are just one second faster/lap. But even on Turanza i can beat most street cars on semislick on this track Times i did on Toyo were super good for car's specs but just not so impressive as it feels . They feel 3-4 seconds faster compared with street Bridgestone but overall it was just one second. Braking is poor compared with cornering capabilities. Sidewall very rough. Driving to the track 100mp/h on public road they were good. No noise or other issues. In wet i can't tell. Still my S2000 on Potenza S02 is faster than my Prelude on R888R. Somehow i am disappointed with them and even more impressed with GranTurismo cover tire, S02..
tyre reviewed on 2022-11-09 01:31:12
Writing about the Maxxis Premitra HP5 given 77% (205-50-16-V)
Driving on mostly country roads for 11 spirited miles
I've had these tyres on my car for a year now and thought it would be a good time to give some feedback. Firstly, I'm surprised to see so many mixed reviews on the HP5. I bought them before going on a road trip across Europe and these tyres came highly recommended from my local tyre shop that I've always trusted. I've found the HP5 to be an excellent tyre in all conditions, especially for the money. It's not the sportiest tyre in the world, so if you're looking to do track days or have a very aggressive driving style, then look elsewhere. But they do exactly what any good summer tyre is supposed to do. It's a safe tyre, that offers predictable handling characteristics in all types of weather, and excels in hot temperatures and even heavy downpours. I've noticed many complaints about the wear on the HP5, but so long as you don't drive like a maniac they'll hold up just fine. I've done over 11,000 miles in the last 12 months across Europe, including autobahn driving with some very high speeds, and these tyres never felt at their limit. My local garage thinks there's plenty of driving still left in them so I'm happy with my purchase a year later. I've had company cars fitted with premium brands, such as Dunlop and Perelli in the past, and the Maxxis perform just as good for an excellent price. Will definitely buy again.
tyre reviewed on 2020-05-31 08:22:32
Writing about the Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response given 83% (195-50-15-V)
Driving on mostly town for 10000 spirited miles
Very good tyre. Ia m very happy with them, alghthou they wear a bit faster than i expected, but on the other hand, I do drive a bit more agresive, then average drivers
tyre reviewed on 2014-04-16 12:22:39
Writing about the Ceat Formula I BT given 41% (205-55-15-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 30000 average miles
Seriously? Not ever again. Noisy, only reasonable grip when it's dry and near as makes no difference NO grip in the wet. They last forever but hey, that's because they have no grip!

tyre reviewed on 2013-11-15 12:11:25
Writing about the Accelera Alpha given 83% (205-55-15-V)
Driving on mostly town for 10 average miles
Yes, if you drive like a idiot and have a car with a numb chassis, then you will spin out on every corner in the wet. But if you drive well without exceeding the laws of physics whilst still making good progress, these tyres are fine.

Had them on my completely standard Prelude 2.3 and have had no issues, I have just ordered a pair for the back too.

I have had Yokos, F1's, P-Zero's and lots more brands and I haven't noticed the difference in the dry and I don't push my cars in the wet as the wet is unpredictable whatever tyres you have on - I realised this after I crashed an older car on a wet road whilst I had Eagle F1's on.

So, all in all if you are a decent driver who can apply common sense and can drive within your limits and that of the road conditions these tyres will suit you (and your wallet) fine.

Just ignore all the "i ragged my car on the nurburgring in the wet in my Corsa and they didn't handle as well as my old Pirelli's did, in fact I crashed and almost died!" type comments.
tyre reviewed on 2012-08-06 08:48:06
Writing about the Cooper Zeon XTC given 64% (195-50-15-)
Driving on mostly town for 15000 average miles
I was surprised with the grip on wet roads. They didn't last very long, but that is mostly because of my drivig style
tyre reviewed on 2012-01-01 08:34:30
Writing about the Uniroyal RainSport 2 given 87% (225-45-17-V)
Driving on mostly motorways for 8000 average miles
Very good, much better than the Toyos I had before
tyre reviewed on 2011-10-24 10:14:30
Writing about the Toyo T1R given 76% (205-45-15-T)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 spirited miles
I've had several sets of these and have tried different profiles 2.2 VTEC with Bilstein/Eibach suspension.

On a hot summer's day when warmed up, these tyres are absolutely unbeatable for flat out acceleration, cornering, and braking. Far better than the sport equivalent Good Year's, Continental's, Pirelli's, Dunlop's and other lesser value brands I've driven on. Feedback is excellent, tyre roll is minimal, and progressive break-away is controllable with a little experience. They are extremely predictable which inspires great confidence late braking and tight corners.

On a warm (10 degrees C plus) wet road, they are also very grippy.

However old cold or freezing roads, they are only above average on dry roads. On a cold wet road, the performance is fairly poor - comparible to a good budget brand (eg CEAT Spider).

On snow, slush and ice, they are absolutely useless. It's unfortunate really as these tyres cost me £50-60 each, yet I've spent £100+ per tyre for other big brands and not has as good grip in the warm and dry.

Overall a fantastic SUMMER tyre. A average/below average WINTER tyre. Wear is average to poor, but I'd expect that from such a soft grippy tyre. Expect 10-15K miles with a high performance car and spirited driving.
tyre reviewed on 2010-12-08 08:08:43
Writing about the Toyo Proxes 4 given 77% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 10000 spirited miles
Amazing tyres. All future tyres will be Toyos! Hold on well in the wet, and even in snow/ice. Excellent in dry. Only realised how amazing they are, after moving to a cheaper brand.
tyre reviewed on 2010-12-01 18:32:33
Writing about the Sunny SN3630 given 80% (215-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 14 spirited miles
I got these tyres as i need it some very cheap tyres, because i was very tight on my budget. I was very surprised by these tyres, very good road holding in dry, good cornering speed, better then average on wet roads, and in ireland its always wet. They arent as good under heavy acceleration on wet, my car just goes side way if i accelerate from roundabout heavy in wet. I drive 225bhp fwd car, and like to push it a bit. Mite be good on less powerfull cars. In recent snow they were very slippy. Iv done 19 000km, and wear is very good, but ill be changing them for uniroyal rain2, or conti sport 5 sometimes soon.
tyre reviewed on 2010-09-05 08:06:04
Writing about the Toyo T1R given 76% (195-50-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
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tyre reviewed on 2010-08-15 12:45:28
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 given 59% (225-35-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 spirited miles
I bought these brand new for my Prelude Type S (225bhp FWD). Used to use Pirelli P-zeros which were truly exceptional. GSD3 is good but wears very quickly although I do have a more than spirited driving style. Within 4000 miles my fronts were pretty much in need of being replaced and would spin If I floored in damp-conditions. Although a Good tyre, I wouldnt pay a premium for them.

I would rate them above average but definately not a pirelli p-zero. Overall a safe choice of tyre in both wet and dry conditions. Cant go wrong with it but there is better out there.

I Found Avon ZZ3 to be pretty good as a wet weather tyre and a whole lot cheaper.
tyre reviewed on 2010-01-03 06:31:33
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