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Old 07-20-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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I'm looking for new tires for my stock 07 BBS wheels. I'm just wondering should I stuck with the stock size (225/45/17) or should I get a diff. size? and what size should I get? plz let me know
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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I'd stick with a good 225/45. You could go 245/40 but would loose a bit of gearing and response but might get a bit more grip or even a 235/45. I think Tirerack has the 235/45 Direzza for $130/each right now. That'd be a great tire to go with.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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im lookin at RT 615. the price is very reasonable. if i go with 245/40, will they rub against my fender? cuz i lower my car too.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:34 PM   #4
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You want summer tires or all season? AutoX or not?
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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oh jus summer tires, and yea autox once in awhile
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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im running 235/45/17 dunlop star specs on my stock bbs and like them better than stock
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:58 AM   #7
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RT-615 is pretty long in the tooth. I suspect you will be disappointed with them if you're are accustomed to the stock tires.

STI deserves decent rubber if you can afford it. I'd look at any of the top tier extreme summer performance tires listed here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1753562

I'm running 225/45/17 Kumho Ecsta XS all year long. XS has the most dry grip of all, but at the cost of some wet performance. They are a decent tire in the rain if you aren't driving like a madman. All of these tires are great for autox but Star specs, RE-11 and XS seem to be big track favorites this year. I drive XS all year long up here in norcal: they are a natural for you in socal unless you head to the mountains in winter.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:10 AM   #8
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I'm on a set of Ebay take offs now. Second set of OEM RE070. Much harder to find now. If you can find a set, go for it.
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If your suspension is stock, you can swing 235/45/17. If it's on lowering springs and stock struts, you should stick to 225/45/17.
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