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Old 06-17-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
bluespeed
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ok, I have a set of brand new(only driven on 3 times) 18 in rota sub zeros with yokahama parada spec 2 that my plan was to install on my sti and sell the stock rims. with everyone raving about how sticky the stock tires are I'm thinking I might be better off with the stock tires. does anyone have any input about how the parada spec 2 would compare to the stock tires. I will probobly sacrafice a little tire performance for the look of the rotas but not too much
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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The Parada spec 2 doesn't have a very good reputation among performance tires so my guess is that they don't compare at all to the factory STi tires. With everybody saying that the STi's Potenzas being near "R compound" and the fact that the Paradas were designed more for looks than outright performance (that was especially true of the previous generation Parada)

If the factory performance tires are a "10", the Parada spec would be a "3".

Sell them. Yokohama's own ES100 is supposed to be a superior tire and even that isn't the ultimate compared to the standard favorite tires like the Azenis, T1-S or S-03's.
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Old 06-17-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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Im pretty sure the rota sub zeros will not fit anyway. The spokes jut in and hit the caliper.
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