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Old 01-21-2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Sportier Daily Driver Tires for 05 WRX

I'm running the stock RE92s on my 05....I was thinking of upgrading to STi RE70s (since one of my tires has popped and the others are really worn out )

Any suggestions? I'm very noob at the tire department, so shoot me anything.

I live in socal, mostly sunny weather here, so I'm looking for really good summer performance tires, offering me maximum grip and a decent live span (noise isn't too much of a problem, I already have a catless exhaust so I and the car next to me hear nothing else).

Thanks in advance for the suggestions
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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I suppose you know that you'll need new 17" wheels if you go with the RE070's?
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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If you're looking for ultimate dry performance, look at the Falken 615's and Hankook RS2's, although neither is going to have a super long life span.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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If you're running the stock '05 rims, then you won't be able to run the RE070 because they only come in 225/45-17.

But for a very significant upgrade over the RE92, and great summer handling, something like the Falken FK-452 and the Kumho SPT are great cheap summer tires that seem to get very favorable reviews here. If you're looking at competing in AutoX, or want the absolute grippiest street tires, then the Falken Azenis RT-615 and Hankook RS-2, and Kumho MX are cheap and generally get great reviews here. I believe you would expect to get better wear from the FK-452 and the SPT than the 615, RS-2, and MX.

The Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 is rated as just about one of the best dry/wet tires available, but they're a little more pricey.

If money is not a factor, and you want really really grippy stuff... then the Yokohama Advan Neova and the Bridgestone RE01-R's are supposedly some of the stickiest, non R-comp tires you can get.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:12 PM   #5
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I will second the Kumho SPT's.

The tires have exceptional grip, great wet traction, and the treadwear isnt too bad.

I am buying a set for myself soon.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:46 PM   #6
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how about all season?
I know they're not the best, but what if I want something that's kinda good dry and kinda good wet
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:23 PM   #7
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If you're in SoCAL, check out the BFG G force TA-KD
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:51 AM   #8
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thanks, i'll look into it.

I didn't know RE70s don't come with 16" rims
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:52 AM   #9
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ive had a god time with my BFG KDW2's
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:16 AM   #10
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Although I had some issues getting a set of four to balance correctly, the Avon M500 is a very grippy tire with a quiet, comfortable ride and good wear characteristics (assymmetrical tread, so you can rotate them side-to-side).

I drove two Summers on them (~24K miles, but I drove them pretty hard), and they were always fun and predictable. For the $$ ($77 each for the OE size), they're tough to beat, IMO.

Despite everything good about them, I'm going to try a set of Exalto PE2's this Spring.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:12 AM   #11
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+2 on the Kumho SPT's.

Bought these when I changed rims. Live in Seattle, so it sees plenty of different weather types . Pretty quiet, good dry and wet traction.

<Has 18x225x40's
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:45 PM   #12
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I just put Yoko AS340's on my STI and I love them. Good in the snow, great in the rain, and really decent in dry weather. Alot quieter then my re040's and priced well.
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