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Old 06-11-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
tuskenraider
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11 WRX Hatch
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Originally Posted by yzer
Driving XS is the 50's seemed fine for me. The tire warmed up after couple of minutes and had a lot more grip than anyone behind me
I agree they certainly have great grip at those temps with a little warmup, just that the RE-11's are good to go colder.


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Originally Posted by Jrags87 View Post
Interesting ... thanks for the input

I'm currently running the potenza re-070 (stock for STI).

Would there be any noticable improvement running the re-11s over the re-070s, (stiffer sidewall, better grip, ect?)

Also, would I benefit from going with a wider tire on the bbs wheels; something more than 225? What is the point of diminishing returns?

I use my car as a daily driver, with light track use.

Maximum grip is what I'm after here ...
The 070 is about the stiffest sidewall you can get in a performance street tire, so anything else most likely will feel less crisp. The RE-11 has a softer sidewall than the RE01-R, but certainly isn't "soft". All have more grip than the 070. The XS' will handle heat better for sure, so for track use, that'd be my pick then. As far as size, you could certainly go with a 245/40/17 on the 8" BBS'. Keep in mind in doing so you will certainly give up some crispness by squeezing a bigger tire on the rim, but you'll have more grip.
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