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Old 12-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #26
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They are FAR better than the Pzero Nero when it gets really cold and in light snow. In the ice/light snow mix we had over the past few days I have had absolutely no problems and haven't even had a wiggle out of the car yet. I am extremely happy with these tires.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:27 AM   #27
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^^^^ That's good to know...I now have little over 62,000 on the RE92s, still have about 6/32s of tread left and here near STL we are getting a lot of freezing rain and light snow. I really need to get a new set of tires ASAP before things get worse. The other night on the way to work getting on an entrance bridge that is a two lane long left sweeping entrance onto another highway going about 50-55mph when I notice that the outer lane that I was in hadn't been salted yet, right after that is when the car started to lose traction so I let off the throttle gently got into the better lane. That is when I really thought that I better get new tires soon. Anyhow I'm glad you guys are having good experiences with these Eagle F1 AS because they are going to be my choice aswell. My wife has the Triple Treads on her 04 2.5 RS, as long as she doesn't drive an asshat she gets where she needs to go in bad weather. So if these Eagle F1 ASs are anything like the Triple Tread then I'll be happy.

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Old 12-10-2007, 09:32 AM   #28
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You have 62000 miles on a set of tires? You...sir...are a tire preserving GOD!

Seriously...no matter what tire I get I don't get that much out of them. I guess I just enjoy running the snot out of them.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:43 AM   #29
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I drive 98% highway to work, keep the psi on the RE92s around 44-45. Rotate them every 15,000 or so...Its the highway driving thats all...
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:50 AM   #30
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I just got the Eagle F1s to replace my summer stock RE70s. I drove up into the mountains to snowboard and they have so much grip! My friend said I kicked up more snow than his truck with chains! I even floored it on hard snow/light ice to test the traction and it was very very good. I love these tires and highly recommend them
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:32 PM   #31
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Last week I had a set (225/45/17) of these put on, the traction and handling are great compared to the stock RE-92s, however, the goodyear store doesn't seem to be able to get these tires balanced..Between 70-80mph the whole car seems to just vibrate me to death. I have had them balanced twice and am going back tomarrow for the third time. The vibration was not there before the tires were put on and the manager even told me that I would be back within 200 miles of the install. I really like the way these tires grip in the rain, they even did great in about 4-6 inches of snow, but the vibration is litterally making my teeth hurt. If they can not get it right then I may have to go with another tire which would suck.... Anyone else had a hard time getting these tires balanced?
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #32
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Last week I had a set (225/45/17) of these put on, the traction and handling are great compared to the stock RE-92s, however, the goodyear store doesn't seem to be able to get these tires balanced..Between 70-80mph the whole car seems to just vibrate me to death. I have had them balanced twice and am going back tomarrow for the third time. The vibration was not there before the tires were put on and the manager even told me that I would be back within 200 miles of the install. I really like the way these tires grip in the rain, they even did great in about 4-6 inches of snow, but the vibration is litterally making my teeth hurt. If they can not get it right then I may have to go with another tire which would suck.... Anyone else had a hard time getting these tires balanced?
Was it just one wheel that was very difficult to balance? I've never heard of a brand/style of tire that was hard to get balanced. I would be immediately suspect of Goodyear's product and request replacements until they get a product that can be balanced more easily.

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Old 02-06-2008, 08:08 AM   #33
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Get a replacement. Really...it is as simple as that.

Either that or protest on your credit card...if you bought them that way.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:47 AM   #34
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I have about 800 miles on mine and they are good to go up to at least 110. No problems here at all. I got the sticky weight strips that go on the inside of the wheel for balancing on mine for what its worth. Also, for a comparison to the stock Advan AO46s that come on VIII and IXs:

Stock Advan AO46 235/45/17($289 each):
Dry traction: 9
Sidewall stability: 9
Wet performance: 6.5
Snow performance: 3
Tread wear(160): 11.5k miles and belts were showing

Goodyear eagle F1 A/S 235/45/17($146 each):
Dry traction: 8
Sidewall stability: 7.5
Wet performance: 9
Snow performance: untested so far
Tread wear(420): only 800 mile so far
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:43 PM   #35
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try to get them road force balanced.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:14 PM   #36
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Well after having the tires rebalanced they still are vibrating bad around 70-85 mph. Goodyear is going to order another set. Hopefully they will be better...If not then I'll go with Michelin's Pilot Sport A/S. It will be a shame b/c these F1 A/S tires are 100 times better than the RE92s.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:06 PM   #37
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Hope you get that vibration fixed.

I just replaced a set of Pilot sport A/s (used for 4 years) for the Goodyear f1 a/s on my 01RS a few weeks ago. To me the Goodyear is a better tire all around. It's a bit quieter (general road noise) and grips better, especially in the wet. Light snow performance is comparable.

One thing I am really pleased with is that the Goodyears tend to be less disrupted by mid-corner bumps. There is one onramp on my daily rout with a surface change mid corner (somewhat sharp corner near the end of the ramp) that the pilots always slid a bit when they hit, pushing just as hard with the Goodyears you'd never know it was there.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:53 PM   #38
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i work at a sams club tire and bettery department and the tires i would go with are definately BF goodrich traction t/a. but then again, im geting the for my 02 wrx. michelin makes bf goodrich so the quality is there but the prices isnt. (much lower)
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:46 AM   #39
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Anyone tried fitting these F1's on a set of 17x7 wheels in 225/45-17?

If so, got pictures? Or at lease how bad was the "sidewall hangover".
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:57 AM   #40
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UPDATE:

After 6-7 months with these tires I have really grown to HATE them. And it has not a damn thing to do with their performance as they have remained a wonderful tire in both dry and wet conditions. But to have began cupping to the point that it is now impossible to hold a conversation in the car at speed. I am wondering if I should get a dB meter and get my car tested for potential hearing damage it is so loud.

And before anyone says a damn thing about mounting or maintenance these arrived as a premounted bundle from the tirerack and I opted for the road force balancing. I have been religious about rotating them and have also had them rebalanced a couple of months ago when they started to make a bit of noise hoping it would go away. It didn't help. I have also had the tire inspected for damage and these is no problem with the tread, sidewall, and the rims are not bent.

This also isn't the first set of performance tires I have had...but they might be the loudest. If you thought the BF Goodrich GForce Sport was loud....you ain't heard a damn thing. Those might as well be pillows compared to these things. My wife has to yell at me from the passenger seat to hold a conversation on the highway.

I am getting something else...I just don't know what. And it is going to occur soon.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:33 AM   #41
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I just got these in 245/40/17 about 3 weeks ago. Look awesome, perform a lot better than my old tires (RE92, so I'm not sure how much weight you'll want to put on anything I say considering anything would be an upgrade over those)

Hopefully I don't run into any noise issues as in the previous post, but they performed really well in the monsoon that hit DC yesterday.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:18 PM   #42
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Anyone tried fitting these F1's on a set of 17x7 wheels in 225/45-17?

If so, got pictures? Or at lease how bad was the "sidewall hangover".

That is what I went with and sidewall hangover is not that noticable. Sometimes when I am walking by the front of the car the front tires look to be a little low, so i put a gauge to it and the right where they should be.

Up date to the problem I was having about being able to get them balanced, Goodyear replaced all of them. They had got a new set then relaced the front tires first to see if they could isolate the problem and foud that one of the front tires was bad. They went ahead and replaced the rear just for good measure. I've have the tires since Feb and they are still holding up well.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:39 PM   #43
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That is what I went with and sidewall hangover is not that noticable. Sometimes when I am walking by the front of the car the front tires look to be a little low, so i put a gauge to it and the right where they should be.

Up date to the problem I was having about being able to get them balanced, Goodyear replaced all of them. They had got a new set then relaced the front tires first to see if they could isolate the problem and foud that one of the front tires was bad. They went ahead and replaced the rear just for good measure. I've have the tires since Feb and they are still holding up well.
Got any pictures?


Also, anyone else have more "long term" results as to how they are holding up?
I think I might pull the trigger on a set of these soon and want to make sure there aren't any wear/noise issues a couple thousand miles down the road.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:25 AM   #44
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Got any pictures?


Also, anyone else have more "long term" results as to how they are holding up?
I think I might pull the trigger on a set of these soon and want to make sure there aren't any wear/noise issues a couple thousand miles down the road.
I'll try to take a couple of pics this weekend. As for the long term results, they are still quiet and smooth with no signs of cupping. If one notices any signs of abnormal wear one should have the alignment and suspensions checked.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:50 AM   #45
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I work for goodyear aswell and have been contemplating between these and the Eagle response edge. A friend of mine has them on his 05 LGT and liked them alot. AS far as the balancing goes, Im a tech and can say that they are hard tires to get balanced but can be done well. I would reccomend them to anyone. Also, the tread wear rating is pretty impressive for what they are.
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:37 AM   #46
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Yea I really can't hear any noise from these inside the car. I run 245/40/17 on 17"x8.5" if that makes a difference. Still can't find anything negative about these so far.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:57 PM   #47
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I still have them.

225/45-17 on stock 2006 WRX rims.

No cupping. No shoulder wear. No vibrations. No problems.

No real road noise concerns -- depends if you're on concrete, asphalt, new or old, cracked, etc., with concrete being the noisiest.

In 5,000 miles, they have worn 2/32". They start at 10/32".

Daily driver. Spirited driving every now and again. Like to corner here and there.

Great dry or wet and good in the snow.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:15 AM   #48
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I had no real issue for the first 5000 either...it was well after that. And yes...I drive way too much.
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I had no real issue for the first 5000 either...it was well after that. And yes...I drive way too much.
What happened after 5000 for you?
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probably about 12-15k or so is where my real noise has been in.

Please see post 40.
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