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Old 08-12-2018, 02:29 PM   #1
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Which tyres to go for

Hello,

Any recommendations on which tyres to go for on 2016 GTD

Looking for low road noise and good grip in wet.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:01 PM   #2
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When the time comes for me to replace the Bridgestoneís, Iíll be going for Goodyear Eagle F1ís. Had them on my last car, fantastic grip and very quiet.


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Old 08-12-2018, 08:28 PM   #3
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I will second that. Goodyear Eagles were great on my last GTI, so quiet.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:29 AM   #4
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Are the Bridgestones that come with the car not very good?

I’ve also heard the Michelin pro pilot 4 might be good?
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:05 PM   #5
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Are the Bridgestones that come with the car not very good?

Iíve also heard the Michelin pro pilot 4 might be good?


Not the worst but they seem very loud and pretty poor in the wet to get moving to me.

The Michelinís are meant to be great too but having been impressed by the F1ís in the pouring rain on very wide wheels before, Iíll be using them again.

My last car I went from Pilot Sport 3ís to the Goodyearís and loved them.


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Old 08-13-2018, 07:34 PM   #6
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I run cinturato p7 blues. Quite grippy and not noisy. I payed just under £200 for two fitted.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:57 AM   #7
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Michelin Pilot Sport 4. After using them I wouldnít consider any other tyres. They are head and shoulders above the comparable competition in every way in my opinion.
If you are using stock wheel size you need - 225/40 R18 (92Y) XL TL.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:37 PM   #8
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I had the Eagle f1's fitted on my MK7 GTD yesterday evening, it's early days but would definitely say they seem quieter than the Bridgestone Potenza's and feel better on the road. Yet to test them in the wet but i'm sure grip will be better through 1st & 2nd.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:17 PM   #9
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Eagle F1's are quieter and far more comfortable

Just removed the bloody awful hard, noise Potenzas and fitted Eagle F1's on my facelifted 7.5 GTI. Immediate improvement in comfort and noise level. I did this on my first 2014 MK7 GTI and the results were even better as I believe the original MK7 was inherently a quieter car.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:10 AM   #10
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Just removed the bloody awful hard, noise Potenzas and fitted Eagle F1's on my facelifted 7.5 GTI. Immediate improvement in comfort and noise level. I did this on my first 2014 MK7 GTI and the results were even better as I believe the original MK7 was inherently a quieter car.


Huh I wonder why the 7.5 is louder?


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Old 09-15-2018, 11:11 AM   #11
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Huh I wonder why the 7.5 is louder?


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Why do I feel this car has more cabin noise - is it my imagination, I don't thinks so as I am comparing the facelifted MK7.5 GTI to my previous Mk7 GTI

As I have written in other posts I purchased a facelifted Golf 1.5TSI around 6 weeks ago and soon realised that the cabin noise was excessive due to a loud droning noise. The dealer agreed there was an unusual sound and replaced a left rear wheel bearing. This made no difference to the sound. I tested a similar model and that was the same. I then drove a MK7 1.4TSI and that was perfect in terms of cabin noise. As I had 30-days to exchange for another vehicle I eventually replaced it with a 2018 GTI.

Now I come from a MK7 2015 GTI so I knew what to expect. In my view even this this new facelifted GTI suffered from more cabin noise than the older model, so much so that I have used Silent Coat over the spare wheel well area. I also removed the rear wheel arch liners to enable me to use Silent Coat to cover those areas along with Silent Coat under the rear seat. Under the boot floor and parcel shelf I have use acoustic foam.

The result is a definite reduction in interior noise. Finally I just knew that the Potenza S001 tyres are not good in terms of comfort and noise so now I have the Goodyear Eagle F1's. With these there is an immediate difference in ride quality as they appear more compliant and sharp ruts and ridges are handled better. Due to my experience and that of others worldwide who suffered with the original MK7 shock absorber problem I decided to fit Koni Active rear shock absorbers that without a doubt are an improvement over the original Sachs. Even though VW have had a number of years to deal with that shock absorber issue I still believe today that the Sachs shock absorbers fitted to current cars do make a certain noise over ruts, ridges and potholes etc. The Konis do not make any sound. I could have fitted the less costly Bilstein B4's as I did on the previous GTI but decided to go for the Konis which for me was a good move

The result is a much quieter and more comfortable car. I would like at sometime to fit Silent Coat under the front wheel arches as that should make a further improvement. I just do not understand VW who should do more to reduce cabin noise and ride quality. It has cost me around £550 plus my time on a new car to make these improvements. For me it is money well spent but should I really have to do this on a new near £30K car!

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