Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Rubbers - Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

Pic 1: My stash of new tyres

I have been using my current set of Yokohama Advan AD07 for the past 18,000km. They are great tyres if you are looking for outright grip. In the wet, well, they could be better though. It's now time for replacements as they have almost ended their life already. Coupled with the torrential rains of late, I think it's time to go for an all round tyres that performs both in the dry and in the wet.

I have a couple of choice in my list, namely the:-

1) Yokohama Advan Neova AD08
2) Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
3) Dunlop Direzza® Sport Z1
Goodyear Eagle RS Sport
5) Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

In the end, I decided on the
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric due to the raving reviews it receives (and the great price I got :P). Ironically I was using the predecessor, the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 back in 2007. Looks like I have returned to the Eagle F1 tyres now. Hehehe

I am of the opinion that besides working great, the thread pattern should looked the business too. But unfortunately, the thread pattern on the
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric aren't that aggressive at all. Oh well, as long as it performs as it claims to be.

Pic 2: This is how the thread pattern looks like

The below are what Goodyear says about its tyre features .....

Unique Active Cornergrip Technology
- Ensures even distribution of pressure and consequently more efficient tire/ road contact patch where all tread zones are in action
- Reinforces compression of the open tread zone designed for critical wet conditions like aquaplaning
benefit - High performance, Aquaplaning and wet handling

Racing Compound Technology
- Tread stiffness optimised via highly reinforcing filler and a new generation of polymers. This tread compound is more environmentally friendly through low PCA technology
benefit - Better tracking and grip in wet and dry conditions

Pitching Sequence
- Optimising tire noise harmonics
benefit - Ensuring a smoother, quieter ride

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric have a threadwear rating of 240 which is great. This should last me longer than the Yokohama Advan AD07s which is just rated at 180. Reassuring to note that this tyre is winning awards and praises the world over. Just check out some of the awards it won below.

The replacement size I got is exactly the same as per my current set which is 225/40/18 for the front and 255/35/18 for the rear. I should be fitting them soon BUT first I got to get my Endless brakes into the ER34. :)

Pic 3: F1 Asymmetric!

Pic 4: All round 2010 tyres

Pic 5: Multiple water channels - should be great in the wet

Pic 6: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric


  1. They are great tires! Im on my second set now already ... they are not like super performance but are extremely good all rounders =)

  2. OMG Eu Jin, sort out your brakes and slap on those tyres already! :P

  3. Hi Danial, yea hope they will serve me long too as tyres this size are freaking expensive!

    Loki, new year will bring new brakes and new tyres. Soon my friend, very soon. Hehehe

  4. Wor...... fixed your new brakes already? Next post gonna be fantastic...!!!

  5. Presume yours are from Germany? F1 Assymetrics in the size I want (215-45 17") are from China. Wonder if the quality and standard are the same?

  6. Hi Andrew, yes mine is German made. Smaller sizes are made in Thailand and China.

    Should be pretty much the same I guess but I do recall many users of the old Eagle GS-D3 complaning that the Thai made ones are not as good as the German ones. Not too sure about the Asymetrics tho.

  7. cool tires, Anyways, Are you also going to upgrade your rims? or you have already upgraded it? I have read from your previous posts that you are upgrading, are you selling the old ones, then?


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