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Old 01-25-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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rite now i have 3 choice of tires to pick...

1. Nitto INVO 245/40/17

2. Nitto NT555 245/45/17

3. Kumho ECSTA MX 245/45/17

these are the tires that im looking for... if any of u guys used this tires can u let me know pros, and cons.... thanks in advance!!!
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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on stock rims? i kinda of on the same boat as you. i want to buy the kumbo's but looking at what size. if i should go wider or stay at 225. i have the rota torques tho 17x8. with 245 would u need to roll the fender?

sorry for jacking your thread =\

but i would go for the kumho's
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:01 PM   #3
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from everything I've read, there's no need to roll fenders with 245's on our STi's...oh, and yes to the kumhos
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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bfg kdw g force all the way
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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yes on my stock STi Rim.
and witch tire has harder side wall from these 3??
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:03 AM   #6
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:11 AM   #7
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What do you guys think are better? the stock STI tires Potenza RE72 or the Potenza RE960AS?
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:04 AM   #8
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rite now i have 3 choice of tires to pick...

1. Nitto INVO 245/40/17

2. Nitto NT555 245/45/17

3. Kumho ECSTA MX 245/45/17

these are the tires that im looking for... if any of u guys used this tires can u let me know pros, and cons.... thanks in advance!!!

Have you look into Falken's I think the 452 or even the less expensive 512. That's what I am getting. The price is right.

They seems to have pretty good reviews from buyers at discounttire.com?

onhttp://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/refineTiresByBrand.do?rcz=43035&rc=OHCINT&sortOrde r=Model&typ=Passenger%2FPerformance&mf=Falken&so=H igh+Performance&so=Maximum+Performance&x=40&y=5 om
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:45 AM   #9
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What do you guys think are better? the stock STI tires Potenza RE72 or the Potenza RE960AS?

Define better.

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Old 01-31-2007, 12:41 PM   #10
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Buy a broom.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:31 PM   #12
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Will give the most grip in various situations. Be it wet, dry, ice, snow etc.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:57 PM   #13
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Will give the most grip in various situations. Be it wet, dry, ice, snow etc.
All seasons. I would highly recommend against running the RE070 in snow/ice/cold rain.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:01 PM   #14
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if snow, ice, dry, wet but cold then winter tires like LM-25 or Revo.
if snow, ice, dry, wet + warm dry, hot then all seasons like RE960.
Snow, ice, cold do not mix well with summer tires like RE070.

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Old 01-31-2007, 09:33 PM   #15
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Thanks...I think I am going with the Potenza RE-01R. After doing a little more looking I think thats what I want......thanks again
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:44 PM   #16
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I would get Falken 452's over all three of those. For the very small amount of dry traction you would loose as apposed to the Kumho you will gain ten fold in wet traction and tire wear. Probably noise too.

Edit: Nvm I see you needed an all season.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:56 PM   #17
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Thanks...I think I am going with the Potenza RE-01R. After doing a little more looking I think thats what I want......thanks again
That's not something that will work in snow or ice... actually, it could end up being very dangerous.

Maybe something like the Pirelli PZeroNero M+S would be good for you. One of the best reviewed all-seasons when it comes to performance. Not the best for cold weather precipitation, but will probably get you to where you need to be safely.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:38 AM   #18
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rite now i have 3 choice of tires to pick...

1. Nitto INVO 245/40/17

2. Nitto NT555 245/45/17

3. Kumho ECSTA MX 245/45/17

these are the tires that im looking for... if any of u guys used this tires can u let me know pros, and cons.... thanks in advance!!!
Well, I can not comment on any of the tires specifically, but there are some things to consider. Unless you have a secondary 'normal' car, even in socal, you will want a tire that can at least be technically driven in the rain. Also, if this is your only car, do you ever go up to Bear/High in the winter?

I don't know much about Nitto, but Kumho seems to make a great tire for the money. A lot of people run MXs, but I dunno if it can take the abuse an STi can put out. As far as tire size is concerned, a 245/40 will handle better than a 245/45, but be less comfortable. Also a 245/40 will make your speedo read a bit higher than actual (they already read a little high), but a 245/45 will make it read a fair amount slower than actual.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:15 AM   #19
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That's not something that will work in snow or ice... actually, it could end up being very dangerous.

Maybe something like the Pirelli PZeroNero M+S would be good for you. One of the best reviewed all-seasons when it comes to performance. Not the best for cold weather precipitation, but will probably get you to where you need to be safely.
Well, he's living in So Cal. They don't exactly get much snow or ice there.
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Well, he's living in So Cal. They don't exactly get much snow or ice there.
He said that ice and snow is important to him

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Will give the most grip in various situations. Be it wet, dry, ice, snow etc.
and then he chooses almost R-compound tire. Strange.
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Thanks...I think I am going with the Potenza RE-01R. After doing a little more looking I think thats what I want......thanks again
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:17 PM   #21
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He said that ice and snow is important to him



and then he chooses almost R-compound tire. Strange.


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Na I was just looking for over all good tires. And opinions from people to see what yal thought. I never said I needed a tire for the ice and snow. Where I live we only get ice patches, it never completely ices over, and that is only every once and a while.
I did not want to rule any out before I knew more about what all was out there. Then once I found the RE-01R it is exceptional for everything but ice and snow. So as of now I am thinking of going with it, but am still shopping around.
Though I do appreciate everyone that has pointed me at a tire I have looked at them all...thanks

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That's not something that will work in snow or ice... actually, it could end up being very dangerous.

Maybe something like the Pirelli PZeroNero M+S would be good for you. One of the best reviewed all-seasons when it comes to performance. Not the best for cold weather precipitation, but will probably get you to where you need to be safely.
Thanks for looking out for me but in the Austin-Houston area we get some ice patches. I just didnít want to rule any out early in the game. What would you recommend for that area of Texas?
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:10 PM   #22
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i live in so cal and i really dont deal with snow, and ice. but in a way i go 2 snowboarding often in winter time. little bit of rain but i can deal with summer tire... so lets not talk about snow, and ice guys....

i just want feedbacks what u guys think about 3 different tires on the top of the thread.... if u have or had experienced with these tires let me know how u like it.... Thanks...

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Will give the most grip in various situations. Be it wet, dry, ice, snow etc.

I think you did mention ice and snow.

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