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Hankook vs Goodyear

I thought I was going to be able to wait until Bridgestone comes out with the RE-01 in sizes to fit the MINI. But I can't.

Which tire would you choose in 215/45-17 and why?
Hankook Ventus Z212 or Goodyear GS-D3?


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For Auto-X and track days the Hankook, for general daily driving the Goodyear.
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The Goodyears are an awesome street tire. Great rain tire also. Never ran them on the track and have no experience with the hankooks.
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I thought I was going to be able to wait until Bridgestone comes out with the RE-01 in sizes to fit the MINI. But I can't.

Which tire would you choose in 215/45-17 and why?
Hankook Ventus Z212 or Goodyear GS-D3?


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Depends on your needs and setup...can you elaborate?
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I thought I was going to be able to wait until Bridgestone comes out with the RE-01 in sizes to fit the MINI. But I can't.

Which tire would you choose in 215/45-17 and why?
Hankook Ventus Z212 or Goodyear GS-D3?


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Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 $132 each 280 tread 22 pounds Y speed rated (in stock at tirerack.com)
Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212 $95 each 200 tread 22 pounds Y speed rated (sold out at edgeracing.com)

As an overall tire for wet or dry, good handling/ ride quality, good tread wear for Max Performance Summer tire F1 GS-D3 is hard to beat and it's in stock.

For track or autocross, no wet weather, lower budget, no commuting, and for less road comfort/noise then the Z212 is fine.
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What I'm looking for is a tire that has the steering response of the Dunlop 9000 Run-Flats, has better grip in the dry and is not dangerous in the wet.

I plan on at least one trip to the track this year.
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Just one track day could be run on anything. Toyos maybe as an all around?
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What I'm looking for is a tire that has the steering response of the Dunlop 9000 Run-Flats, has better grip in the dry and is not dangerous in the wet.

I plan on at least one trip to the track this year.
Both tires can do these things (1 or 2 track days) so you're fine.
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 does it better (esp the wet traction), wears a bit longer but costs more.

See another tread about the RE-01 coming out next month in some new sizes at least for 15" rims, check again for 17" rims. Try talking to Alex@tirerack.com
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Both tires can do these things (1 or 2 track days) so you're fine.
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 does it better (esp the wet traction), wears a bit longer but costs more.

See another tread about the RE-01 coming out next month in some new sizes at least for 15" rims, check again for 17" rims. Try talking to Alex@tirerack.com
Thanks Guys.
I think I'm going to go with the Goodyear since there has been so much good feedback concerning this tire.
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i'm on my second set of F1's. 40k on first set. 20k and 5 track days so far on second set. Great tire for daily driving good grip wet or dry. On the track they wear well, the edges have worn out but the center still has good even tread left. I have diffently pushed these to the limits and they held up well on the track. I run group 3 with NASA and driv very aggressive. I'm now looking for a set of track day wheels/tires since I'm now driving beyond the tire limits.
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Final thought. What about the Dunlop Sport Maxx tires?
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