Mazda MX5 Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3 (5) 96% 92% 94% 92% 94% 88%
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 (26) 87% 91% 83% 85% 87% 90%
BFGoodrich gForce Profiler 2 (24) 92% 85% 87% 84% 89% 85%
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 (150) 94% 88% 88% 87% 80% 85%
Michelin Pilot Super Sport (131) 95% 85% 90% 86% 83% 81%
Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 (26) 90% 87% 83% 81% 77% 90%
Vredestein Sportrac 5 (85) 89% 86% 84% 84% 86% 84%
Accelera 651 Sport (13) 89% 76% 85% 87% 84% 86%
Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun (38) 89% 85% 84% 84% 85% 83%
Continental ExtremeContact DWS (8) 83% 89% 79% 78% 86% 90%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (200) 92% 90% 84% 86% 76% 81%
Falken ZE914 (95) 89% 82% 85% 81% 82% 82%
Hankook Icebear W440 (5) 82% 86% 80% 78% 82% 88%
Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 (280) 90% 88% 84% 84% 73% 83%
Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 (30) 94% 72% 90% 90% 70% 74%
Uniroyal RainExpert (130) 85% 91% 81% 76% 75% 86%
Vredestein Snowtrac 3 (33) 85% 91% 83% 76% 83% 87%
Nokian WRG2 (72) 85% 87% 83% 80% 83% 85%
Yokohama Advan Fleva V701 (37) 86% 82% 83% 84% 76% 78%
Yokohama Advan A11A (2) 90% 75% 95% 95% 95% 75%
Toyo R888 R (13) 96% 72% 88% 90% 75% 67%
Yokohama A539 (12) 81% 74% 86% 85% 78% 81%
Avon ZZ5 (92) 90% 83% 83% 86% 70% 82%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 (105) 90% 82% 82% 80% 77% 78%
Avon WV7 (13) 82% 85% 83% 75% 80% 88%
Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun (78) 87% 83% 82% 83% 79% 78%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 (28) 86% 81% 79% 85% 77% 78%
Uniroyal RainSport 2 (226) 85% 91% 78% 76% 76% 80%
Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response (103) 88% 84% 84% 77% 76% 80%
Michelin Pilot Exalto (56) 86% 81% 76% 80% 83% 77%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (73) 91% 79% 83% 86% 69% 74%
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance (215) 87% 86% 78% 79% 74% 86%
Uniroyal RainExpert 3 (28) 84% 93% 76% 74% 65% 84%
Kumho Ecsta PS31 (40) 84% 81% 76% 79% 77% 78%
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (269) 84% 92% 78% 78% 64% 83%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (64) 85% 80% 80% 81% 77% 81%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT (161) 89% 86% 83% 82% 59% 83%
Avon ZV7 (81) 86% 83% 75% 73% 75% 83%
Toyo Proxes CF1 (45) 85% 80% 80% 76% 68% 80%
Rotalla RH01 E Pace (3) 80% 77% 73% 73% 73% 73%
Avon ZV5 (110) 84% 79% 77% 78% 71% 78%
Hankook Ventus V12 evo k110 (114) 84% 75% 76% 78% 74% 79%
Nankang NS2R (42) 91% 66% 84% 85% 72% 55%
Kumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports (5) 85% 80% 65% 65% 80% 90%
Kumho Ecsta KU31 (164) 83% 75% 77% 75% 72% 74%
Maxxis All Season AP2 (17) 82% 78% 74% 73% 73% 70%
Landsail LS588 UHP (75) 82% 77% 71% 70% 77% 81%
Yokohama Parada Spec 2 (118) 92% 59% 80% 80% 69% 71%
Maxxis MA Z1 Victra (64) 88% 77% 73% 77% 71% 66%
Continental Premium Contact 5 (107) 87% 83% 75% 77% 57% 79%
Federal 595RSR (47) 87% 67% 77% 81% 73% 58%
Toyo Proxes TR1 (24) 83% 72% 74% 79% 73% 66%
Goodyear Hydragrip (13) 74% 88% 68% 75% 70% 68%
Kumho Ecsta V720 (6) 95% 55% 88% 95% 50% 50%
Nankang SV2 (30) 83% 77% 74% 74% 83% 74%
Yokohama ADVAN A460 (17) 84% 74% 77% 73% 83% 64%
Dunlop SP Sport 200 (3) 80% 57% 77% 57% 87% 83%
Toyo T1R (281) 83% 70% 75% 75% 63% 70%
Nexen N8000 (77) 79% 74% 68% 66% 68% 79%
Firestone TZ300 (19) 81% 71% 75% 63% 68% 76%
Goodyear Excellence (117) 79% 71% 72% 71% 73% 74%
Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 (153) 83% 77% 76% 73% 60% 65%
Continental Sport Contact 2 (227) 85% 75% 76% 72% 61% 66%
Toyo Proxes 4 (44) 80% 62% 71% 65% 77% 75%
Rovelo RPX 998 (25) 80% 65% 70% 65% 64% 73%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (207) 83% 70% 75% 72% 66% 59%
Pirelli PZero Nero (132) 83% 66% 71% 71% 68% 64%
Firestone Firehawk SZ90 (23) 77% 69% 75% 71% 71% 60%
Debica Frigo 2 (17) 65% 57% 66% 62% 81% 70%
Kinforest KF550 UHP (10) 70% 65% 67% 65% 64% 68%
Bridgestone Turanza T001 (85) 81% 71% 68% 65% 63% 72%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx (147) 80% 69% 70% 67% 65% 64%
Wanli S1063 (78) 75% 59% 63% 61% 77% 65%
Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT (43) 77% 63% 68% 70% 73% 56%
Nankang EX500 (1) 70% 60% 60% 60% 90% 70%
Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD2 (8) 75% 68% 70% 64% 66% 63%
Nankang NS2 (205) 76% 58% 65% 62% 73% 63%
Barum Bravuris (19) 79% 57% 63% 64% 65% 68%
Bridgestone Turanza ER30 (42) 78% 61% 66% 61% 71% 56%
Avon ZV3 (28) 72% 63% 65% 66% 58% 66%
Marangoni Mythos (28) 70% 57% 57% 62% 62% 59%
Pace Toledo TL1000 (12) 68% 51% 57% 55% 67% 57%
Firestone firehawk S790 (2) 65% 65% 45% 75% 65% 45%
Rapid p609 (20) 71% 56% 58% 61% 59% 53%
Pirelli P7000 (7) 71% 47% 63% 57% 61% 57%
Federal SS595 SUPER STEEL (128) 70% 47% 57% 54% 69% 48%
Hercules Raptis WR1 (3) 57% 43% 57% 63% 63% 63%
Accelera Alpha (128) 65% 44% 53% 49% 69% 57%
Bridgestone Potenza RE92A (1) 80% 60% 70% 70% 60% 20%
Minerva EMI Zero UHP (3) 70% 70% 65% 37% 33% 50%
Hankook Ventus K104 (11) 68% 42% 50% 44% 55% 61%
Event WL905 (127) 59% 30% 42% 39% 60% 49%
Infinity INF 05 (67) 56% 31% 42% 40% 62% 45%
Fulda Carat Extremo (5) 62% 34% 46% 40% 62% 36%
Westlake SA 07 (5) 70% 28% 32% 36% 50% 62%
Mohawk M112 (27) 59% 34% 45% 39% 54% 47%
Silverstone M5 Synergy (16) 58% 30% 46% 45% 65% 37%
Autogrip F107 (126) 57% 27% 44% 36% 60% 50%
Wanli S1088 (83) 57% 35% 41% 38% 58% 38%

Mazda MX5 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Avon WV7 given 90% (195-45-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 300 spirited miles
I have these as a winter set on My mx5 which is boosted. I run ad08-r in summer and these have been my go to winter tyre for it. In the dry on a day where surfaces temps are low on the road. Theyíre are spot on.
tyre reviewed on 2020-12-12 11:21:06
Writing about the Rotalla RH01 E Pace given 77% (205-50-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 18000 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2020-11-27 00:20:49
Writing about the Avon ZV7 given 62% (205-50-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 17000 average miles
Good feel tyre but rather noisy. BUT after less than 17,000 mile were told they are perished. They still have loads of grip but all 4 tyres have developed a crack between the tread on the whole circumference of each tyre. Now have to buy 4 new tyres and lodge a compliant, a low drawn out affair which clearly favours the manufacturer and not the customer!
tyre reviewed on 2020-11-07 10:32:32
Writing about the Toyo Proxes TR1 given 81% (195-50-15-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 3000 spirited miles
Running the tires on a Mk2 miata with the 1.6 and cheap coilovers i can tell that the dry grip is decent, although nothing too special compared to the earlier T1R and Nankang NS-2R. The Nankangs definetly grip better in the Dry. Wet grip is another story though, it is VERY good in my experience. i can push very hard and the tires are pretty predictable, when it gets slippy. Road feedback is okay, though not great, given that the sidewall is not as stiff as some UHP tires and the compound itself is pretty soft. i mostly drive b-roads and push the card very hard on those. They are very progressive at the limit, you can judge when they are loosing grip really well and slides of throttle are very controllable. Drifts on power in the dry is difficult to judge for my car and 110 HP so im gonna leave it at that. For the price i can recommend them a lot if you are looking for a daily driver that gets also driven in the wet and even works well while driving relatively hard.
tyre reviewed on 2020-10-01 10:17:44
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 given 84% (205-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 spirited miles
NC MX5 with upgraded Coilovers - moderate valving, springs 6kg front, 4.5kg rear. Standard sways and unchanged bushings. These are a massive upgrade over typical low-wear OEMs. These and the Bridgestone RE003's are known as the value upgrades in Australia. I bought these as daily drivers after driving the exact same size on a turbo mini and being impressed by the plush grip. And they deliver, with good grip and feel in all conditions. But... I bought used Federal 595 RSRs on spare rims and ran them as a daily for a few months. A little harder in the side wall of course, but now the Michelins feel squirrelly in hard, road corners! I am yet to mess with pressures, going mainly for 38 all round.
tyre reviewed on 2020-08-30 04:22:21
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 given 77% (215-45-16-V)
Driving on mostly country roads for 15000 spirited miles
I drive my NB Mx5 pretty hard - itís just a weekend thrasher not a commuter and the roads I search out are twisty and hilly. Front axle are due replacement and rear axle are 25% worn, having replaced a pair of the same. The tyres are pretty quiet on the highway. Dry grip and handling is very good - I really like the way they perform in the twisty stuff. A really progressive break away and high grip. In the wet they brake well in a straight line but the rears light up easily under power From a standing start. I donít push them in the wet. I rarely drive it in the wet. Itís dry handling that Iím mostly concerned with since thatís what these cars are for! Top down sunny weather thrashing! They have worn pretty fast I must say but then wear is a function of grip and I wonder if itís old tech or do some newer tyres really have so much grip with less wear with their Ďgreení compounds?
tyre reviewed on 2020-08-27 22:34:29
Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT given 63% (205-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 15000 spirited miles
These came on my 2016 Mazda MX5 2.0 Recaro. - Strong good grip in the dry (no complaints, one of the best Iíve ever had) - Very skidding in the damp. I canít count the number of times the back end has kicked out under normal driving on mini roundabouts - Little confidence in the wet, but in reality theyíve never let me down in the wet - Because they are run flats the ride quality is appalling Conclusion: if you need run flats and need a summer tyre these are probably one of the best. Switch to a winter tyre when cold seasons arrive. If you donít need run flats, then thereís better all round tyres from this and other manufacturers. Iíll be running mine until their done and then switch to Michelin pilot sport 4
tyre reviewed on 2020-06-20 08:56:55
Writing about the Toyo T1R given 84% (205-45-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 14000 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2020-04-27 19:51:40
Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 given 100% (205-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 16000 spirited miles
Best tyre
tyre reviewed on 2020-02-15 12:31:06
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 given 90% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 10000 spirited miles
I found those tires on a discount, and for 250£ I couuldn’t have made a better choice.
The only drawback so far is road feedback. MX5 is known for pure driving pleasure, and those Michelins don‚Äôt match that ‚Äěfeeling‚ÄĚ. In other department those tires are flawless.
I highly recommend them.
tyre reviewed on 2019-11-28 23:26:16
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