Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season
Follow-Up Review: 4,100 miles on tires
Keeping it brief i have now 4,000 miles on these tires. The tread depth is still a solid 10/32 despite some serious punishment. I am going to do line breaks for the bullet points on my thoughts to date.<br><br>These tires have completely eliminated bump steer on my car.<br><br>Superior traction all around, especially wet launching and wet lateral grip.<br><br>Amazing rigidity of sidewalls and ride comfort considering the performance, stiffness<br><br>If you like cornering hard a lot these tires will generate noise when you take it hard to the outer tread blocks hard. Despite the noise, the outer tread reads perfectly in line with the rest of the tire but if you corner hard, it will take a hundred (worst case and that was trying) miles to right the balance. no grip lost in any perceptible/measurable. They will simply groan at you until you even them out by nominal driving.<br><br>These tires are the MOST responsive, QUICKEST reacting, yet MOST relaxed tire in personality (when driving normally) I have driven on this car and to date in general. The level of control and predictability thereto is something words fail to convey.<br><br>Hydroplaning resistance is excellent but considering the depth this is to be expected. They do have a similar but much less obvious feedback for water depth that the Eagle GT features.<br><br>Wet performance is just stunning. This tire in the wet is better than the three tires I mentioned in the first review dry. Gets slightly better when dry but I bought this to get me through the winter just in case I get caught in my car and not my truck.<br><br>Money well spent. I VERY probably would buy them again but the noise punishment for hard cornering and my 100 mile/day commute gives me enough pause to not click the definitely radio button.<br><br>If the spectre of snow is slight and you want maximum performance (ie: not interested in dedicated snows) these will satiate desires subtle and gross.
Initial Review: 100 miles on tires
For what its worth some thoughts on my 4th set of tires for the Cobalt SS/tc the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Seasons:
Cornering wet or dry it infinitely better than the Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Similar dry launching compared the immediately outgoing ContiSportContact2 when they were new and slightly better than the Eagle GT memory in this cold of conditions
Much nicer, smoother break of traction taking off wet, shorter loss with similar throttle input vs any of the aforementioned and very sweet resync with the road. Understersteers less with more throttle input or fast through a corner wet or dry very smooth, predictable, and responsive action.
Measured by car accelerometer and on the phone's it's holding similar lateral g level wet and dry through very commonly driven corners for me to the CSC dry and superior to everything else wet.
Very relaxed feel in comparison to the Eagle GT and CSC2 at low speed, similar to the ExtremeCOntactDWS but with much better precision at low speed, at higher speeds (60+ and only took it to 90 twice today) this tire retains the granularity of steering input control of the CSC2 at every point of its life (one of many reasons why I love it and recommend it to anyone not regularly autoXing or tracking it) with the relaxed personality of the DWS. The Eagle GT falls somewhere in the middle in this regard
does not bump steer nearly as bad as the conti's and superior to the Eagle GT. Best tires I have had yet on this car in that sense.
That sums up what I gathered in 50 miles. Haven't even worn off the mold break compound.... I think I am gonna love the next 45K all season miles