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Hello boys and girls

I was planning on fitting the oem Bridgestone, only done 4000km, tires to my new Enkei 18" wheels but would like more grip and also not put on heavy tires to the lightweight wheels:)

I was thinking of getting the Conti 5 summer tires but can´t find the weight of the tires anywhere:(

What is the weight on the different performance tires?

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Conti Sportcontact 3 vs Goodyear Eagle F1 assymetric 2

Its harder to spin up the F1s.
Cornering...I would actually say the contis as they will slide earlier but in a more predictable fashion.
So I felt more comfortable carrying more speed.
As a rule contis are 1lb+ lighter than the same size tyre from anyone else.
Braking..undecided...probably the contis... never managed to lock them up in the wet in the slightest.

In snow/ice.... Ihad relatively little problem with the sc3s..the F1s are no where near as good in these conditions.
They snake all over the place with the slightest rut on the ice.
The contis went where you pointed unless you were being stupid.
You'll probably use winter tyres.. but helps explain the different character of the tyres.

The sc3s have a lighter tread pattern but appear to be a really soft compound.
So I think in hot weather the F1s are better.
In cold weather the sc3s are better.
But the sc3s only lasted 12 months....I expect the f1s to last longer.

I havent tested the sc5s.
They are said to be an improvement by all the reviews I have read.
Im not convinced by the look of them.

I think derek j riddell is on contis too in norway.
His experience will probably be more appreciated considering where you live.
 
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Conti Sportcontact 3 vs Goodyear Eagle F1 assymetric 2

Its harder to spin up the F1s.
Cornering...I would actually say the contis as they will slide earlier but in a more predictable fashion.
So I felt more comfortable carrying more speed.
As a rule contis are 1lb+ lighter than the same size tyre from anyone else.
Braking..undecided...probably the contis... never managed to lock them up in the wet in the slightest.

In snow/ice.... Ihad relatively little problem with the sc3s..the F1s are no where near as good in these conditions.
They snake all over the place with the slightest rut on the ice.
The contis went where you pointed unless you were being stupid.
You'll probably use winter tyres.. but helps explain the different character of the tyres.

The sc3s have a lighter tread pattern but appear to be a really soft compound.
So I think in hot weather the F1s are better.
In cold weather the sc3s are better.
But the sc3s only lasted 12 months....I expect the f1s to last longer.

I havent tested the sc5s.
They are said to be an improvement by all the reviews I have read.
Im not convinced by the look of them.

I think derek j riddell is on contis too in norway.
His experience will probably be more appreciated considering where you live.
Much appreciated Relic:cool: Thank you:)
 

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I have the Conti SC5's for some time now.
The lateral or sideways grip they provide is really amazing.
The sidewalls are soft so they give a slightly improved ride over bumps and bad surfaces and they are also very quiet tires. Downside to the softer sidewalls is when driving fast and cornering over bumpy roads the car can be a bit bouncy.
Also initial body roll is increased slightly when entering a fast corner (compared to stiff sidewall OEM bridgestones). However once in the corner the grip is really phenomenal for road tires.

I would really recommend them and not worry about tire weight differences.

edit: would never go back to OEM Bridgestones now after trying the SC5's
 

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I have the Conti SC5's for some time now.
The lateral or sideways grip they provide is really amazing.
The sidewalls are soft so they give a slightly improved ride over bumps and bad surfaces and they are also very quiet tires. Downside to the softer sidewalls is when driving fast and cornering over bumpy roads the car can be a bit bouncy.
Also initial body roll is increased slightly when entering a fast corner (compared to stiff sidewall OEM bridgestones). However once in the corner the grip is really phenomenal for road tires.

I would really recommend them and not worry about tire weight differences.

edit: would never go back to OEM Bridgestones now after trying the SC5's
Cheers:cool: I will get the conti5s or eagle f1:cool:
 
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