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Old 05-17-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default What tires would you buy for your STi???

In the market for some new tires really bad right now, thinking about getting another set of stockers (RE070's). What do you guys think????
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
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You need to tell us what you are looking for in a tire. All-season? Winter? Street/Summer? Track?

You cant just ask whats teh bestest awesomest tire
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:04 PM   #3
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best tire RE01-R end of story.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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O Rly?
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:01 PM   #5
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best tire RE01-R end of story.
proof enough for me
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:29 PM   #6
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End of story? What if you're not in Southern California?
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:31 PM   #7
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End of story? What if you're not in Southern California?
then you would start your own damn thread to ask this question.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:41 PM   #8
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Hahhaaa, well I won't be in the snow with the car, and I am not worried about rain so i guess I really want a good high performance summer tire.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:18 PM   #9
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End of story? What if you're not in Southern California?

Jim my post was sarcasm(if yours is to my bad).
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:16 PM   #10
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&highlight=ps2 There is some good info around on this lots of it good luck.Brad edit Michelin PS2 gets my vote
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:16 PM   #11
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i put on 225/50/ dunlop sp901 the ride is not as ruff and they have the same performance rating as the stockers
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:59 AM   #12
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ps2's have a soft sidewall and the sp901 is junk......

the RE01-R would be a great tire....or advans....or even the z212's fer teh cheap
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:23 AM   #13
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ps2's have a soft sidewall and the sp901 is junk......

the RE01-R would be a great tire....or advans....or even the z212's fer teh cheap
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:34 AM   #14
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I've researched this a few times on TireRack.

Basically what I found was that almost unanimously, no matter what ultra high performance tire an STi owner bought, they weren't as happy with them as they were with the RE070's.

What I'd be really interested to know is if there is a Costco or Sam's Club part number for the RE070's. I've noticed that a lot of the other high end tires do this....exact same tire, ratings, and tread pattern, just different model number specifically for Costco and half the price.

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Old 05-18-2006, 09:14 AM   #15
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Yeah, for high performance summer tires I wouldn't look much further than the ones it came with, if a stiff sidewall and maximum performance with no regard for ride quality or noise is your goal. Sure, they are expensive, but I don't believe frugality has any place in tire shopping.

Otherwise you'll have a compromise; softer sidewalls for a nicer ride, etc.

There are some good recommendations here from people who have actually owned the tires. I have owned a set of F1-GS D3's and they did do VERY well in the rain in my opinion, but the sidewalls were so mushy I think I'd rather just slow down & save it for a dry day on the RE070's.
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:36 AM   #16
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What I'd be really interested to know is if there is a Costco or Sam's Club part number for the RE070's. I've noticed that a lot of the other high end tires do this....exact same tire, ratings, and tread pattern, just different model number specifically for Costco and half the price.

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Yes..or..try to find some low mileage take-offs. Plenty of n00bs out there taking teh stockers off and putting Hon-duh tyres on..
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:34 AM   #17
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If you really want a good deal go find some evo Advan take offs. Even bett4r.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:03 PM   #18
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I think I may just go with another set of stocker's. Reason I don't want to buy takeoff's is becuase I want to get the Road Hazard protection that most places offer. I think Im gunna go check Costco after I get off work. Ill let you guys know the outcome.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:17 PM   #19
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You must be kidding, if you expect to find RE070 at Costco. It's a tire that's OE on only one car in the US, I believe - the STi - and comes only in one size. Just how and why would Costco stock a tire that has such a small market?

Please save your time. Get it from Tirerack and have it mounted somewhere, or go to a dealer near you that carries Bridgestones and have them order the tires. [Yes, they won't stock them either.]
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:04 PM   #20
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Who know's man, Costco is pretty unbelievable at the stuff they can get. They are right down the street from my house, couldn't hurt to go check it out.
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For the money and performance, I'd have to say Falken 615s are probably the best thing on the market for a 140 treadwear and above tire. They aren't grossly expensive and last a lot longer than most maximum performance tires.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:26 PM   #22
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The RE-01R's and the Advan's and the two, best performing tires for the STi short of R-compounds. (that is if you're looking for a max-perf summer tire) But they are pricey.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:43 PM   #23
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i have 255 BFgooodrich KDW2's on my stock 05 sti wheels. for dry performance they're really good and for wet performance they're also extremely good. grip is definately better than the stockers but i'm not sure if its because of width or the actual tire design/compound. they also will last a long time too.

my only complaint is that they're a little noisy.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #24
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255's, those are some meats if you ask me. Probably one reason your getting such good grip. I bet that looks mean on your car.
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I see you guys posting that all the time when i say i like the PS2s.They are soft yes but damn they drive good .I had a Michelin engineer talk me into going with this tire and ever thing he said was spot on.They have the best feedback and breakaway of ANY tire i have ever diven.Autox tire never open track fast road tire all the way.Look at this years and last years One Lap of America results.Brad
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