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Old 11-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default Tire recommendations, please

I need to replace the original/stock tires on my 2005 STi. I do not drive the car in the winter or any inclement weather, so looking for performance tires only.
I searched and did not find much specific to this situtation, so looking for suggestions...
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Dunlop Starspec, fo lyfe son!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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Continental DW. (not the DWS, that's an all season)

Awesome in the wet, very good in the dry, and will last a ton longer than Star Specs. Also cheaper than pretty much anything comparable performance wise.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....remeContact+DW
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=148
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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RE11. Love mine.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
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For now snow, limited rain and nothing below 32 degrees - Toyo R888's a GREAT tire for a good price.

Conti DW's would be good if you drive in below freezing conditions and in the rain.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
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http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

make sure the new tires dont affect your speedometer too much
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #7
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Michelin pilot super sports
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #8
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Why waste anymore time thinking about this? Buy the best you can: Bridgestone Potenza RE92.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #9
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I like my Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric max performance summers.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #10
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Michelin pilot super sports
This. X 1000
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #11
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Dunlop Starspec, fo lyfe son!
These will be my next tires!
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #12
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Why waste anymore time thinking about this? Buy the best you can: Bridgestone Potenza RE92.
wait a minute.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #13
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i run 275x35x18 dunlap direzza sport z1 star spec on my 07 sti and i love them. little pricey thou i think. my other choice would be hankooks ventus R-S3's
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #14
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Maybe the Z1s will be on sale soon when the ZII come out. With that being said, I'd hold off and wait for the ZIIs.

http://www.onehotlap.com/2012/11/dun...e-as.html#more
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #15
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I loved Nitto NT 555 Extreme Performance tires. Has them on my E36 ///M3 and my Mazdaspeed3.

Well, I have some that are 245/40/18 mounted on 5zigen fno1rcs (18x8.5 et 48 5x114)

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2399846
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #16
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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Thanks for the recommendations! I will be looking into these - many of intererest! And, additional suggestions welcome!
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #18
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Nitto nt 05 and nt 01 if you are more track oriented. Both are great tires!! I have nt 05 on my STI. Both are extreme performance summer tires.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #19
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I have RE11 on the vette and am very happy.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #20
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Yokohama S-Drives, super sticky, not fun in the wet though. Super stiff sidewall, Z rated. They are only 30,000 mile tires but they run rings around the 28k mile dunlops that came on my 12 wrx. Even better than the 225 dollar pilot sports on my mazda 6. I have been through 5 sets and loved every mile, even more pleasant at around 100 bucks a tire from tirerack.com you cant afford not to try em.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #21
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I have RE11 on the vette and am very happy.
Blast from the past! How's it going buddy?
Will check those out... so many to chooe from!
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:01 PM   #22
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I have Hankook Ventus V12 EVO rubbers on mine... they do the job quite nicely, IMHO.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #23
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I have Hankook Ventus V12 EVO rubbers on mine... they do the job quite nicely, IMHO.
NO NO NO
I have these tires too., and I hate them with a passion. Sidewalls are two soft, feel cheap. I am at maybe 295 whp and loose grip with these tires. For spirited driving no way,so two opinions for you to consider.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #24
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NO NO NO
I have these tires too., and I hate them with a passion. Sidewalls are two soft, feel cheap. I am at maybe 295 whp and loose grip with these tires. For spirited driving no way,so two opinions for you to consider.
How's that clutch situation. Is that guy gonna pay??
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #25
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How's that clutch situation. Is that guy gonna pay??
Half of 1800
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