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I always rate Goodyear Eagle F1. I had two sets before changing to Toyos cos they came in a good size on 18s. IMHO the Eagles were superb, brilliant in the dry, brilliant in the wet, didnt wear too quickly, what more could you want. Toyo Proxes good in the dry, with a bit of wear on them they can be frightening in the wet if youre not expecting to slide all over the place like Torville and Dean.
Ive got Falkens on the rear which came with my alloys, there alright but I bought some Eagle F1s for the front and there bloody amazing! In the dry they handle well but in the wet they just grip Grip GRIP!!!
Falkens are the worst wet handling tyres i have ever had on my car. I recently bought some super Ls with 205/40/17 Falken ZE502 (they were a package and didnt argue at tyre choice). They do nothing but understeer now, they are so bad for hte winter Im putting the standard 15s back on for winter, I have no confidence in them at all, in the dry they are mearly average!
If I could afford a nw set of tyres 3 months after getting these I would but i cant
Have Yoko A539s all round at the moment. Theyre akin to the Falkens in that their sidewall profile means that you can get stupidly large wheels on. But thats where the similarities end, as Ive not heard good things about Falkens.
Yoko 539s are brill in the dry, but not so good in the wet. Its strange, as they were advertised as wet-biased tyres. Anyway, I dont think theyre that good in the wet - Im always aquaplaning with them.
Yokos also have a reputation for wearing out fairly quickly - though mine are on 10k with a good 4mm left.
I suppose a lot of this depends on what tyre size you have - many dont come in 205/45/16 - which is my size.