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http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Goodyear-Eagle-F1-Asymmetric-2-is-here.htm

It's the first tyre launch of 2011, and it's the launch we've all been hoping for - the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2!

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric was the successor to the extremely popular Eagle F1 GSD3 and quickly established itself as the tyre to beat. Three years after the launch of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric it still scores extremely well in both magazine tests and user reviews.

The improvements
In launching the F1 Asymmetric 2, Goodyear have concentrated on improving the braking performance and reducing the rolling resistance of the tyre. The F1 Asymmetric 2 is the first Goodyear tyre to use ActiveBraking technology, which Goodyear claim delivers up to 3 meters shorter stopping distance on both wet and dry roads when compared to "3 leading competitors". ActiveBraking technology increases the contact patch of the tyre during braking due to a specially designed tread block which deforms under load to offer extra grip. The F1 Asymmetric 2 also features a crossed plies carcass structure to offer improved torsion stiffness and has been constructed to minimised tyre weight. By combining a stiffer tyre and reducing both the unsprung and rotational weight attached to the vehicle, these features should offer both improved steering precision and handling when pushing on.

The independent TUV test also confirmed the F1 Asymmetric 2 has a class leading rolling resistance, a full 7% better than it's nearest rival in 255/40 r19 thanks to it's fuel saving technology and aerodynamic sidewall design.

The proof
Not wanting to just take Goodyears word for how good the F1 Asymmetric 2 is, Tyre Reviews is currently in Spain at the launch. Armed with a GPS data logger, a video camera and an iPad, we are ready to report on exactly how well the F1 A2 performs.

Watch this space for some real world experience of the F1 Asymmetric 2, or alternatively follow Tyre Reviews on twitter or facebook for real time feedback.

Links:
- Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
- Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
- Goodyear Tyres
- Goodyear (external)



Full F1 Asymmetric 2 press release
Goodyear introduces Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 - successor to multiple test-winning summer tyre.

Innovative ActiveBraking Technology delivers up to 3 meters shorter stopping distance (Compared to the average performance of three leading competitors. Braking distance on wet road from 80km/h to 20km/h, braking distance on dry road from 100km/h to 0km/h, measured by TÜV SÜD Automotive in December 2010; Tyre Size: 255/40R19; Test Car: Audi A7; Location: Mireval (FR) & Garching (GE); Report nr: 76244706-1.)

Seville, Spain, February 7th, 2011 - Goodyear is proud to introduce the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 with revolutionary ActiveBraking Technology, which answers the most pressing needs of consumers of Ultra High Performance (UHP) tyres: greatly improved stopping distances when they need it most.

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is the latest in Goodyear's Ultra High Performance summer tyre line-up. It is a tyre that is designed to exceed the high expectations set by outstanding success of its predecessor, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric.

The ActiveBraking Technology in the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 increases road contact during braking, thereby delivering significantly shorter braking distances on both dry and wet roads - proof of Goodyear's continued commitment and efforts to improving road safety.

The tyre also performed well in dry braking and handling tests, stopping 2 meters shorter than the average performance of the three leading competitors. On dry roads, the competitors tested were still travelling at an average speed of 22km/h while the Goodyear Eagle F1 had already come to a stop. The TÜV SÜD Automotive test also confirmed that the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 delivers top-class rolling resistance in its category, with a 7% better rolling resistance2.
Better prepared for the unexpected - with ActiveBraking Technology.
Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 with ActiveBraking Technology, crossed plies carcass structure and ‘high surface' silica tread compound sets new standards in dry and wet performance, handling and braking in the ultra-high performance tyre segment.

Asymmetric 2 increases the road contact patch of the tyre during braking. While conventional tyre blocks show little or no transformation during braking, the blocks in the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 due to their specially designed shape, develop more surface under braking load and therefore increase the tyre-to-surface contact area. The larger contact patch offers increased grip, which in turn leads to shorter stopping distances.
Improved dry performance: handling and steering precision with exceptional braking capacities.
The new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 features a crossed plies carcass structure, which contributes to increased torsion stiffness for improved steering precision, handling and braking on dry road surfaces. The new tread compound, containing very high levels of a new Silica grade delivers superior grip levels leading to further gains in dry handling and dry braking performances.

The lower tyre weight also contributes to better dry handling, as the vehicle's unsprung mass is reduced, enabling the tyre to follow the surface contours more closely.
Short braking on wet
On top of the ActiveBraking Technology, the new tread compound, using a unique blend of high molecular weight polymers, a very high silica content and race traction resin bring increased levels of adhesion on wet road surfaces.
Reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 also features Goodyear's renowned FuelSaving Technology, which ensures reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Three areas have been subject to Goodyear engineers' attention:
- A minimized tyre weight with less rubber and an optimized tyre construction for reduced heat generation and rolling resistance;
- A new ‘high surface' silica grade that contributes to reduced heat generation;
- An aerodynamic sidewall design, which delivers significantly lower aerodynamic drag further minimizing energy loss, especially at higher speeds.


Lower noise emission levels
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 offers a smooth and quiet ride. The tyre's optimized block design and optimized 4 Pitches Sequence with 64 blocks on the outside and 72 blocks on the inside help reduce noise output levels.
Better mileage
The tyre's computer optimized cavity shape and tread stiffness result in uniform pressure and stiffness distribution across the footprint, resulting in better mileage levels.
Wide range of sizes available
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is available in 29 popular sizes:

235/50R18 XL 101 Y

215/45R17 87 Y
215/45R17 XL 91 Y
225/45R17 91 Y
225/45R17 XL 94 Y
235/45R17 94 Y
235/45R17 XL 97 Y
235/45R18 XL 98 Y
255/45R18 XL 103 Y

245/40R17 91 Y
245/40R17 XL 95 Y
225/40R18 88 Y
225/40R18 XL 92 Y
235/40R18 XL 95 Y
245/40R18 93 Y

245/40R18 XL 97 Y
255/40R18 95 Y
255/40R19 XL 100 Y

245/35R18 XL 92 Y
255/35R18 XL 94 Y
265/35R18 XL 97 Y
225/35R19 XL 88 Y
235/35R19 XL 91 Y
245/35R19 XL 93 Y
255/35R19 XL 96 Y
285/35R18 97 Y

255/30R19 XL 91 Y
265/30R19 XL 93 Y
275/30R19 XL 96 Y

In 2012, additional 21 sizes will be added to the size line-up.
 

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Have four of these ordered for the last two weeks to replace the 19" run-flats on my car.

These Good Year are available in run-flat and non run-flat variants. In run-flat form they're meant to ride far less harshly than the Bridgestone Potenzas that BMW fit as standard. They're also meant to offer greater mileage. I ended up getting only 24,000 kms out of my current Bridgestones before they wore considerably on the inside of each tyre, particulary the rears. My car is a 320i so its not like I'm doing burnouts!!!Lol!!

Price comes in slightly cheaper too than the Bridgestones. I'm getting mine fitted down here in Cork and the price is coming in at around €1250.00 supplied and fitted versus around €1350.00 for the Bridgstone. It's a no-brainer really.

These Good Year should be the ideal solution for anyone that already has run-flats and is a little reluctant to change over to non run-flats especially when you don't have a spare tyre in the boot.

The supplier told me that mine should be the first set of these ordered into the country and hopefully I'll have them fitted on Saturday. Looking forward to it!!!!!
 

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Hi all.
Have 520D 2009model(first bmw) with Goodyear Eagle NCT5 245 40R 18 93Y (same on 4 corners) and have just got tyre bubbles on both front tyres. Consensus seems to be change all to normal tyres was looking at FALKEN TYRES / CAR / FALKEN ZE912 ZIEX FALKEN ZE 912 - 245/40R18 97W XL as suggested on some threads or maybe the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
as mentioned here

have they worked out for the previous poster i wonder?

A bit confused should i get same tyres all round?
93Y refers to load i gather and can i change this ok?
I am presuming they will fit on the same alloys

All advice greatly appreciated
 

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if you can afford it get the same all round in theory its best not to mix run flats and non run flats , i ditched my run flats when i got the car and i havent looked back since .run flats are horrible

it looks like the size is the same so there would be no problem changeing and once the load number is higher your ok just dont go any lower , the speed rating is a little lower but its still good for 168 mph so unless your are planning on strapping wings to your car and a rocket booster id say you are pretty safe :D

as for your choice of tyres the Goodyear are a FAR superior tyre to the falkens its like comparing a nissan to a Bmw ( no offence to any nissan owners) :p

i have the goodyear Asymmetric 1 on my car and i swear by them they are wearing well for a performance tyre and their grip in wet weather or even just driving through large puddles of water is unbelieveably good , Goodyear = premium brand , Falken = Mid range
 

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@Skippy 2...can't recommend these tyres enough in their runflat variation. They've made a massive difference to my E92, while the car still isn't 100% smooth over rough roads...the tyres are certainly a huge improvement over my original Bridgestone potenzas.

You will still feel potholes and rough surfaces, even cats eyes on the road but not to the same extent as the origning BMW runflats. Since my car is running on 19's, I suppose it was never going to be totally smooth running on either runflats or non-runflats but the Good Year Assymetric have certainly made driving the car an awful lot better.

They're supposed to wear better than the Bridgstones too which is an added bonus.

Any questions...please drop me a pm.
 

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Thanks after all the advice and checking around on the net have decided to go with the Asymm2 . now as usual cant wait to get them done and go test them out :) Hopefullly they will last better than the runflats. Looking forward to feeling the difference everyone talks about
 

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I have 2 of these on the back of the e36, 235/40/17 I think, no complaints so far. Had Goodyear GS D3s all round but couldn't get them this time round & only needed rears. The GS D3 were good too.
I have been wondering about how ditching run flats on a run flat equipped car might work out.
 

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Skippy.
I have the Falken 912 all round on my E60 530d.
I am very happy with them. They are about a year old now, and seems like hardly any wear on them.
Grip is perfect. I give it a bit of welly now and then, but I'm no track driver.
I appreciate that premium tyres may be better on a track, flat out, in the wet, but I can't see where other tyres would perform better for me.
I switched from Goodyear NCT5 Runflats, and the difference in grip and noise was huge.
Using 245 40 18 on MV2 alloys.
 

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thanks again guys and knockinshop now it seems might not be able to get my hands on asymm2 quick enough waiting for camskill to get back so may look at the falkens 452 or 912 ???? decisions decisions:D
 

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Davy,
Can you clarify where the difference would be?
Would they be very similar with normal driving, then better when pushing it hard on a winding road? Just trying to get an idea.
Obviously stopping distance is a factor, if a kid steps in front of the car!

Thanks.
 

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Davy,
Can you clarify where the difference would be?
Would they be very similar with normal driving, then better when pushing it hard on a winding road? Just trying to get an idea.
Obviously stopping distance is a factor, if a kid steps in front of the car!

Thanks.
what the difference between any tyres .

the vredestein always does very very poorly on braking tests so that would be a massive difference between them

goodyear wet handling would be better as they are useing this new silica technology that the michelin Pilot super sports have aswell its supposed to blow the old technology out of the water

the vredestein would most likely be slightly better for aquaplaning but your never going to beat a thread pattern like that for aquaplaning

the vredesteins are good its just by all accounts the goodyears are exceptional

and unless your living in the city and never get up to 50-70 mph you will prob see no difference but if your like me living in countryside and do a lot of winding main roads you will notice a difference especially on a torquey 530d like yours :D
 

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Thanks for that Davy. Interesting stuff. I'll pay more attention to the separate review sections (like braking).
I had to do a brake test about a week into getting the Falkens when a cop stepped onto the middle of the M1 motorway at Newry at 1am to stop me. They did the job. Luckily it wasn't a week earlier with my worn, blistered runflats!

Thinking about what tyres to get for my wife's Volvo V70. Not quite so torquey! But the LingLongs on it are shocking... Never heard of them before, and don't care how much tread is left, they are going in the bin!
 

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a good website is http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/

wost i have ever experienced is Accelera Phi , bloody unreal dangerous ,

just think it doesnt matter how good your car is or how good your brakes are if your tyres are crap ther rest doesnt matter , after all your tyres are all that keeps you on the road dont ever skimp on them if at all possible;)
 
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