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View Poll Results: Which one of these tires is better?
BFG G-sport Sport 4 22.22%
Bridgestone Potenza RE750 14 77.78%
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Impreza WRX STi 06 STI tire choice: BFG g-force sport vs RE750

I need to replace the stock RE070 with something soon and i have got some pretty tempting deals on these two tires. BFG were quoted $460 OTD and RE750 at shade over $500 OTD for all 4.

Given these two tires which is a better performer for 70 miles of highway driving daily? I do like to have fun in my car and go for the occasional autoX but mostly for fun rather than serious competition.

What do you guys think?

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Old 10-24-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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I had the bfg sports on my nissan sentra ser specv in 215/45/17. Worst tire on that car driving in the rain period. OEM continental tires had stiffer sidewalls and better steering response. The bfg's had good tire feedback/predictability, which was needed because they sucked.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:08 AM   #3
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maybe consider the firestone wide oval or G-Force KDW2
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:39 AM   #4
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I've been doing similar research, and if I had to get one, I'd do the RE750. Better wet reviews at TireRack.
How are you getting those prices on the 750? TireRack has them for 150 each.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:40 AM   #5
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I've been doing similar research, and if I had to get one, I'd do the RE750. Better wet reviews at TireRack.
How are you getting those prices on the 750? TireRack has them for 150 each.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:14 AM   #6
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Go with the 750. They're 85-90% of the ultimate performance of the S-03 with lower noise and much better treadwear.

I have the g-force sports on my Legacy (they were on on the wheels I bought for it), and they are soft, loud and spooky in the wet.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:44 AM   #7
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falken 452's ----re050a pp....re01r......LOTS of good ones available

....but NOT either of the ones ya listed....NO
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:03 AM   #8
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Try Cooper Xeon 2XS's perform great and you should be able to get them between $425 to $460 for 4. I have used these on several cars and have been very pleased.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:15 PM   #9
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falken 452's ----re050a pp....re01r......LOTS of good ones available

....but NOT either of the ones ya listed....NO
Missed the FK452 ..thanks

If some additional funds become available within the week i know i am getting the RE-01R.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:50 PM   #10
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what size RE-01R should i put on my 17x8 rim? I'm purchasing some new wheels and want to stay as stock as possible, but i have been eading that the STi should of had a 235 on it to begin with. So question is, 235/45 or 235/40? or 245 even?? If i can't get a good feeling about tires i'll just stick some OEM 225/45/17 RE070's on the new rims.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:47 PM   #11
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what size RE-01R should i put on my 17x8 rim? I'm purchasing some new wheels and want to stay as stock as possible, but i have been eading that the STi should of had a 235 on it to begin with. So question is, 235/45 or 235/40? or 245 even?? If i can't get a good feeling about tires i'll just stick some OEM 225/45/17 RE070's on the new rims.
245/40 or even 245/45......235/40 is too short
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:43 AM   #12
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i like the looks of the RE070 sidewalls, short and flat... basically flush with the wheel. will the 245 stick out any more? i like the short stiffer sidewall, anyone have pics of a 245/40 vs 245/45 on a 17x8 by chance ?
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:04 AM   #13
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I have the sports, and hate them, they have about 50% tread left, and i am looking at changing them out.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #14
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Getting the RE-01R for $135 thru firestone instead
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:10 PM   #15
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I just switched from the Hankook RS-2 in 235/40 to the G-Force Sport in 235/45. The sidewalls are obviously softer, but it's not that bad- and dry grip on them is great. They're not that great in the rain, but I love em in the dry. They're also wearing a helluva lot better than the RS2's did... I've put over 10k miles on them so far and they still have tons of life left.

I only got these because discount tire was out of fk452's, but I like em.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:17 AM   #16
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the more i read about tires, the more i wanna stick the RE070's back on there and be done with it. sure the RE-01Rs are stickier, but the RE070's still have the stiffer sidewall. I think subaru did their homework and there's a reason for putting the 225/45 on there.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:58 AM   #17
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the more i read about tires, the more i wanna stick the RE070's back on there and be done with it. sure the RE-01Rs are stickier, but the RE070's still have the stiffer sidewall. I think subaru did their homework and there's a reason for putting the 225/45 on there.
....s0 why did the jdm cars get the 235/45's????
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:01 PM   #18
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along with the evo's? dont know, i wish they made a re070 in 235/45.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:19 PM   #19
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I run the Gforce sports also, simply because I got a hell of a deal on them through my work. For the type of driving I do I am very pleased with them. Excellent dry handling, good tire wear, so far they have performed just fine in the wet. I was actually looking for FK452's, but settled with the gforce's because of which tire brands my company gets discounts through. Really happy with my decision though (I'm sure the 452's are just as good).
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I run the Gforce sports also, simply because I got a hell of a deal on them through my work. For the type of driving I do I am very pleased with them. Excellent dry handling, good tire wear, so far they have performed just fine in the wet. I was actually looking for FK452's, but settled with the gforce's because of which tire brands my company gets discounts through. Really happy with my decision though (I'm sure the 452's are MUCH BETTER BY FAR).
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The FK452 really is MUCH better than the G-force sport. I have the Falken on my '04, and the BFG on my '07.
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The FK452 really is MUCH better than the G-force sport. I have the Falken on my '04, and the BFG on my '07.
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The FK452 really is MUCH better than the G-force sport. I have the Falken on my '04, and the BFG on my '07.
Can you comment on the noise level between the two? I really like the G-force sports, but they're a tad loud.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:03 AM   #24
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The '452 is slightly louder than the GS-D3 Eagles I had on previously, but they don't have any of the annoying ringing or growling at various speeds that the BFG has. The Legacy is a quiet car, but not with the G-force on it. I can't wait to replace them next year...

Frankly, the Falken is pretty tough to beat -- stiff sidewall, good wear, killer dry traction, good wet grip, quiet, great at-the-limit feedback and inexpensive.

They also balanced better than the Eagles -- I needed 6 F1 tires to get a set that would balance to less than 20lbs. on the road force machine! Better QC.
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BFG g-force tires are normally noisy, really noisy.
RE750 are good, but they were not too impressive to me.
Falken FK452...... is what I suggest you should go with (I have them for my
daily driving, RT615 for auto-X).
They are far superior than GS-D3 Eagles FI IMO, and are just
as quiet. FK452 has much stiffer side wall compare to GS-D3 Eagles F1
and more communicative manner in handling. They have about ~85% of
grip that RT615 gives in hard cornoring (way better than I thought it would
be). I have FK452s on my wrx and my wife's mazda 3. We all love it.
As Spenk said, they are too tough to beat.
My next set of auto-X tires though, RE01-R will be it.

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