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read the "tyre" review from EVO magazine this month? (S-03 compared to contisports..

i picked up EVO last night at barnes and noble.

i only bought it because they tested 7 or 8 high end tires, tires which often come up in our quest to improve our cars' handling.

the eventual winner using their parameters was the new goodyear GSC or something or other. but this test was useful as it gave some great feedback on the bridgestone S03's versus the michelin pilot sports versus dunlop SP9000s versus conti contisport tires.

most of the feedback i have seen posted here plus my own opinions seemed pretty accurate. the dunflops are more suited for wet weather at high cost to dry handling; the pilot sports are amazingly mediocre given the price....i was amazed at how well the conti's did, though.

'think the S03s did not fare well in subjective tests, but they had the highest levels of grip in the dry.
 

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vaguely recall:

the S03's weren't hurt by noise so much as by subjective "feel" at the limits...something about pushing more and not a gentle transition to loose?

the continentals tested are the first generation contisport contact tires....nowhere did i see the "II" appellation and the picture of the tread pattern also jives with the first generation tire.
 
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