Having done some more reading around these seem to be the popular options and opinions…
Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 - Excelent dry & wet weather grip, not particularly long lasting, quite expensive, rubbish in snow.
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric - As GSD3's but more expensive and better all round, the class leader?
Toyo Proxes T1-R - Finding it difficult to find any bad comments about them, seems they are like the Eagle GSD3s but cheaper.
Pirelli Nero - Similar to Toyo/Goodyear but more expensive, some say not as good.
Falken FK 452 - Comparable to the Goodyear Eagle F1/Toyo proxies and cheaper, excellent value for money.
Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 - Seems similar to Falken FK 452, in terms of price and performance.
Yokohama Parada Spec 2 - Look amazing, great grip in the dry, not so good in the wet, prone to aquaplaning.
Falken Ziex ZE912 - Comfortable, hard wearing but not as handling focused as Falken 452.
At the moment I'm leaning towards the Toyo Proxes T1-R, they seem to be popular and are the same price as the Falken FK 452 and cheaper than the goodyear. (Currently approx £80 each)
I think I'm sold on 215/40/17 as a size now. Anyone running this size care to comment?
I would love to get some feedback and/or comparisons from anyone with experience of any of the above…
How are you finding them in regards to dry grip, wet grip, aquaplaning, comfort, longevity, cost etc.