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Old 01-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #26
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I did some Ride and Drive events with bridgestone. There Potenza RE960 Pole Position has been my ultra high performance summer tire ever since.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #27
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I can get a great deal on the Toyo R1R. There isnt much written about the tire except the c&d review that scored it better than the star specs and not as favorable as the ps2 and the so4.

I don't know how you compare tires that are not classed the same (especially when the tire test is hosted by tire rack who has a proprietary classing system).

RSR's are back ordered...
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:14 AM   #28
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Dunlop Star Spec ZII is supposed to be a new tire.
I suspect this may be the new player Luke writes above.

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Wondering if its the new BFGoodrich I keep hearing about.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #29
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I can get a great deal on the Toyo R1R. There isnt much written about the tire except the c&d review that scored it better than the star specs and not as favorable as the ps2 and the so4.

I don't know how you compare tires that are not classed the same (especially when the tire test is hosted by tire rack who has a proprietary classing system).

RSR's are back ordered...
And idk. That's a great tire on lighter cars. Heavier cars not so much.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #30
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There are rumors of lots of new tires coming out this year... If I were you I'd wait for few weeks (3-4) before ordering to see how things change.

For example:
BFG unofficially announced a new tire at the Solo Nationals banquet. (Probably 1st quarter, also BFG is part of Michelin who makes the Pilot Super Sport which is awesome)

Bridgestone RE11A has been out in Japan for a year and will come here in select sizes. Faster than RE11, which was the hot tire a couple years ago. (I'm sure it will be pricey like the RE11 is though.)

Dunlop ZII is coming 1st quarter and will be a tad faster than Z1, according to their marketing blurbs. I'm personally very intrigued by these because the ZI is such a great all around tire (and if I were you making a decision to buy a tire right now I'd go with the ZI or pre-order the ZII).

Kumho has the V720, which despite the name is not a successor to the V710 r-comp, but instead a replacement for the XS. The XS has been good in the dry but reportedly awful in rain.

Falken is still in the rumor stage, and the rumor I've heard is a successor to the 615K which I really like.

Give any of those tires a search and you'll find more information about it. In my opinion, now is definitely not the time to buy an UHP summer tire for next year
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #31
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And idk. That's a great tire on lighter cars. Heavier cars not so much.
The RSR or the R1R?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #32
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The RSR or the R1R?
R1R. I don't know much about the rsr
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #33
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and all these other tires im seeing posted here cost at LEAST 2x what the RS-R does....and many of them 3x
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:52 PM   #34
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However tires that cannot be bought because of inventory shortage are worse than 2-3 times more expensive tires that can be bought on the spot. Regardless of performance or price.

Krzys

PS Apparently one needs to buy RSRs whenever they are available not when one needs new tires
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #35
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However tires that cannot be bought because of inventory shortage are worse than 2-3 times more expensive tires that can be bought on the spot. Regardless of performance or price.

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PS Apparently one needs to buy RSRs whenever they are available not when one needs new tires
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #36
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The new stars pecs are right up your alley. Shouldn't get as greasy as the old ones either.


And are cheaper than the old ones
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #37
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I am not that fluent in any language.
Still working on response ;-)

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:10 PM   #38
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The new stars pecs are right up your alley. Shouldn't get as greasy as the old ones either.


And are cheaper than the old ones

set me up with a free set and ill post up my thoughts on them
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:51 AM   #39
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Somehow, I think I know what your thoughts will be about them. You've made it very clear who's camp you sit with.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #40
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Somehow, I think I know what your thoughts will be about them. You've made it very clear who's camp you sit with.
Just get some PSS and call it a day. From Tirerack's site its only $20/per more than the R1R but they should last you longer and those $80 will pay for it self in longevity.

Not sure what "deal" you can get on those R1R's but I always heard R1R's don't really last on the track. Unless that has changed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #41
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Buy my PSS! I need them out!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #42
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Somehow, I think I know what your thoughts will be about them. You've made it very clear who's camp you sit with.
d00000000000000000000d....i am the KING of the bang for the buck.

whatever is the bestest for the cheapest is my fav


and that, right now, is the 595RS-R...hands down
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #43
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d00000000000000000000d....i am the KING of the bang for the buck.

whatever is the bestest for the cheapest is my fav

and that, right now, is the 595RS-R...hands down
Question! Why isn't the "o" in your name a "0"?

-I'll be picking up a set of these this spring...
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #44
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Question! Why isn't the "o" in your name a "0"?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:36 PM   #45
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Question! Why isn't the "o" in your name a "0"?

-I'll be picking up a set of these this spring...

d0h....an0ther uncle scotty secret c0mes 0ut
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #46
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d0h....an0ther uncle scotty secret c0mes 0ut
H4h4. 4t 1345t 3v3ry numb3r 15n't l1ke th4t.

Never again.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:31 AM   #47
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d00000000000000000000d....i am the KING of the bang for the buck.

whatever is the bestest for the cheapest is my fav


and that, right now, is the 595RS-R...hands down
Shame they don't come in 245/45-18.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #48
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Shame they don't come in 245/45-18.
why in gods name would you want a tire that tall.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #49
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why in gods name would you want a tire that tall.

to make itlook all race car an **** the rimz wells aint full enuff.....dint ya now that???

yeah.....that size is stupid
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Uh, so they are the same diameter as the stock tires.
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