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Alas the time is nigh for new boots for the steed ! At the moment the car is fitted with Continental tyres, does anybody have views on which make; Brigestone, Goodyear etc best suits the 328s set up ? My own personal view is that the forementioned Continentals are of too hard a compound, proved to be a bit slippy in wet conditions under power. I would prefer a grippier softer tyre even if wear suffers as a result.
 

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I can't remember for sure what I had on my 328, but they were either Michelin or Pirelli. I have heard owners of newer Ferrari's say that the handling improved when they switched from the factory fitted Bridgestones to Pirellis, but I don't have any experience of this.
The correct tyre choice will really depend on how you drive and what you want to achieve from your driving.
 

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After getting over the honeymoon period of owning your first F car, i am now starting to be able to push and drive the car as it was intended to be ! Being in the fortunate position of being in a relatively under policed area, the roads i have around me allow "spirited cross country driving " which when times allow i partake in twice weekly, it's so addictive, the car is a revelation , where as my roads tend not to be flat out drags, high speed twisting corners are more the norm , only twice needing an underwear change when the 328 misbehaved or was it my bad driving !! The one thing that i will never tire of is the confidence that grows as you get to know the cars behaviour, and 12 -15 miles of 80 - 120 mph linked corners is a hell of a way of getting stress out of your system of an evening ! On other cars in the past i have found Pirellis to be softer and grippier although wearing quicker, which is where i think i will be going to purchase, unless anyone has differing views ?
 

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I'm sure that you have some fantastic driving roads and wonderful scenery in Bonnie Scotland, you'll have to post some pics of your 328 in the beautiful countryside. It must be even better with low numbers of Police. Great to hear that you are driving it as it should be, they are fantastic handling cars and are really at home on the twisty lanes and B roads. I always feel regret and a tinge of sadness when I talk to other 328 owners as I really miss mine.
Just watch out for sheep on the country roads. Many years ago, my father was driving in Arran, when out of nowhere a fully grown ram bounced off of the top of his bonnet. It had jumped over a dry stone wall out of a field that was higher than the road he was driving on. The ram was Ok, but my fathers Morris Marina was written off (not a bad thing really;) )
 

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Hi GTS28,

Consider getting a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 GS D3. Great dry and wet performance. They are quite popular with 328s owners here in the US. I've had a set on my 328 since 2006 and so far I'm very happy with them.

I was not so impressed with the Pirellis available for a 328, and I've always been incredibly dissappointed by Contis.

The newest tire I'd consider would be Bridgestone RE-O1Rs if they make them in a size for the 328. They are supposed to be great tires. You should check out the tire comparisons on tirerack.com.

Good luck and best regards,
Dino
 

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Hi Archie have been trying to put pictures on for a week ! need to get software to compress files seemingly, am working on it, amusing story about the sheep, once you have local knowledge of the beasts and how they behave not a problem!Ones to watch out for though are low flying kamikaze pheasants and badgers at twilight !!!! Tend to keep the old reflexes sharp, Many thanks Dino944 for your comments, interestingly my spare is a new Goodyear Eagle, so assume car was fitted with them before the Contis. Hope your enjoying your time with the 328 ?
 

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Hi Archie have been trying to put pictures on for a week ! need to get software to compress files seemingly, am working on it, amusing story about the sheep, once you have local knowledge of the beasts and how they behave not a problem!Ones to watch out for though are low flying kamikaze pheasants and badgers at twilight !!!! Tend to keep the old reflexes sharp,
We have to watch out for pheasants and badgers down here in the Leicestershire countryside too. My two most noteable roadkills were a goose which flew beak first into the radiator of my Ford Escort back in 91, bursting my radiator approximately 3 hours before I was due to drive to Heathrow for a 5 week stay in Australia. Fortunately, a relative gave me a lift and arranged for my radiator to be fixed whilst I was away.
The second incident was in the same car, also in 1991 (Autumn), I was driving past the Rockingham Estate in Northants when a fully grown stag with two giant antlers decided to charge my poor little Ford Escort, I clipped it on the drivers side of my car. The beast was stunned but still standing in the middle of the road only to be hit by another (two week old) Ford Escort approaching from the other direction at approx 70 MPH. The other Escort was written off, I only needed a new offside wing, front and rear doors.


Oh by the way, tyres, Pirelli are a good choice;)
 

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Hi Archie have been trying to put pictures on for a week ! need to get software to compress files seemingly, am working on it, amusing story about the sheep, once you have local knowledge of the beasts and how they behave not a problem!Ones to watch out for though are low flying kamikaze pheasants and badgers at twilight !!!! Tend to keep the old reflexes sharp, Many thanks Dino944 for your comments, interestingly my spare is a new Goodyear Eagle, so assume car was fitted with them before the Contis. Hope your enjoying your time with the 328 ?
Hi GTS28

Yes, Goodyear were originally fitted to 328's in the 1980s. But the original tires have thankfully been out of production for quite a while (they are junk compared to modern tires). You can't go wrong with Bridgestone or the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3. The Pirelli that fit on a 328 are fine, but a bit dated and probably will not provide the same level of grip that you will find with the Bridgestone or Goodyears.

Good luck,
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Dear All,

As I am due to replace the tyres on my 328, I wanted to revoke this thread and ask for the latest recommendations for 328 tyres, that would be easily available in Central Europe?

Thanks for any hints or sharing your experience.
Best regards
Christoph
 

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I have the bridgestones on mine more out of deference to bridgestone for supporting ferrari than anything else. To be honest, i can't imagine pushing my car so hard so often on the road that i would be able to use the slight performance difference between the top three brands. Regardless of my spirited driving. Sadly, i think you will get three or four recommendations based on everyone's personal choices so we may leave you where you started......



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As I understand the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3s are no longer made, or at least not in sizes so that you could get them for both the front and the rear wheels on 328s, I'd go with Bridgestones. The Bridgestone RE-11 is supposed to be a great tire. When I'm ready to replace my Goodyears I'll probably go with the RE-11.

Good luck and best regards,
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I have Michelin Pilot Sports on my 328. I have no idea what they would do on a track as I have never tracked the car. But, on the road, wet or dry, they are superb.

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Alas the time is nigh for new boots for the steed ! At the moment the car is fitted with Continental tyres, does anybody have views on which make; Brigestone, Goodyear etc best suits the 328s set up ? My own personal view is that the forementioned Continentals are of too hard a compound, proved to be a bit slippy in wet conditions under power. I would prefer a grippier softer tyre even if wear suffers as a result.
PERELLI P ZEROS ROSSA CORSE there is no substitute....stiffest sidewall in the business. with insane grip on dry and wet roads,,i have been on them for 12 years and 68000 miles,,you will have to check for sizes,,,,mine are 245 45 17 rear....235 45 17 front, whats amazing is that,these tires keep their integrety and performance,,until way past the point of needing to replace them...i know this,,because when i first bought my car. ..my P ZEROS had half of their tread left,,when they were nearly bald,,i had to drive on them ., until i could afford to replace them,,,and even at the point of needing to replace them..they worked incredibly good with exceptional feedback.... dont settle for anything else....Brett
 

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PERELLI P ZEROS ROSSA CORSE there is no substitute....stiffest sidewall in the business. with insane grip on dry and wet roads,,i have been on them for 12 years and 68000 miles,,you will have to check for sizes,,,,mine are 245 45 17 rear....235 45 17 front, whats amazing is that,these tires keep their integrety and performance,,until way past the point of needing to replace them...i know this,,because when i first bought my car. ..my P ZEROS had half of their tread left,,when they were nearly bald,,i had to drive on them ., until i could afford to replace them,,,and even at the point of needing to replace them..they worked incredibly good with exceptional feedback.... dont settle for anything else....Brett
Your wheels/tires are not the stock size for a 328. If I recall correctly, they only make the "all season" P Zero Nero in a size for stock 328 wheels. I don't think Pirelli currently offers a max performance tire in sizes for a 328 running on stock wheels.

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my 328.

I just fiitted stock 205/55/16 and 225/50/16 (rear ) Pirelli P7, no problems with availability. they are well priced aswell.
 
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