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Old 11-18-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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I currently have on the Hankooks Ventus k104s and one of the tires, on the tire wall, it bubbled up!!! That was my stupid mistake because i read several reviews before buying them and read that they had a weak tire wall. Got them for Dirty cheap new, put them on AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW....THEY DO HAVE A WEAK TIRE WALL!!! anyways I have been reading about the Yokohamas AVS ES100 and everyone seems to like them and they are nice to your wallet. Good tire or no? Anyone else know of any other tire (for about the same price range) worth looking at? Just my daily driver and during the summer months I might take my car about 2 times a month to the drag strip, no autocross and some spirited canyon drives.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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I had 2 sets of AVS100s and liked them. This year I switched to Ecsta SPTs because Tirerack testing found they were almost as good in the dry and better in the wet. I didn't notice any problems with the AVS100s but made the switch anyway.

My initial impression was that the SPTs felt a bit less precise during cornerning, however I'm used to that now. They seem to stick very well in wet and dry and were slightly cheaper. They also seem to be wearing well - the AVS100s lasted me two seasons and I'm thinking I might get a bit more from the SPTs.

You'll probably be happy with either and the prices are good.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
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es100 is junk

has been.....for a long time now.....there are FAR-FAR-FAR better choices available for LESS MONEY SPENT
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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es100 is junk

has been.....for a long time now.....there are FAR-FAR-FAR better choices available for LESS MONEY SPENT

Could you give me some quick options for me uncle scotty? Which choices are FAR-FAR-FAR better in which you speak of?
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:16 PM   #5
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Could you give me some quick options for me uncle scotty? Which choices are FAR-FAR-FAR better in which you speak of?
This forum is FULL of good suggestions for tires better than the es100.

I am running the Federal 595RS and I think they are GREAT....the new Sumitomo HTRz III will be a great tire if it shakes out...
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...ay.jsp?ttid=93
or any ot the tires in the above test.....

and....

The Falken 452 is a great tire, as well.


ALL of them better than the es100
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:49 PM   #6
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Federals? you alway dig on toyo's, dunlop's and yoko's and you run federals
how about the new s drive (the replace ment for the es100) supposed to give the same ammount of traction but chop less.
I'm pushing re-01r's (245/40r17) and love them
hope that answers your question jhovany
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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Thanx everyone....there's just soooooo many tires out there it drives me crazy. The Federals 595RS is too much for what I am looking for (not money wise) they look like a full out race tire!!! DROOL!!!! The Federals ss595 look a little more conservative.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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Thanx everyone....there's just soooooo many tires out there it drives me crazy. The Federals 595RS is too much for what I am looking for (not money wise) they look like a full out race tire!!! DROOL!!!! The Federals ss595 look a little more conservative.
......d000000000000000000d........the 595RS is just fine for a daily driver tire in dry climates.....and I will get 20k outa mine and I do not drive like grandma....they are quiet!!!!!! and I have had and driven LOTS and LOTS of UHP/MAX performace tires and I would not post this if I wasn't impressed.....

do ya want performance to go with your sti or do ya want to put lead boots on it???

your choice....but don't put junk tires on an sti.....

the Sumitomo HTRZ III will almost certainly be my next set of tires, though.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:50 PM   #9
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Awesome Scotty!!!! Thanx!!!! You are a good guy I dont care WHAT snovvbrdr says about you!!! J/K
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:43 AM   #10
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es100 is junk

has been.....for a long time now.....there are FAR-FAR-FAR better choices available for LESS MONEY SPENT
I second that they are junk but I don't know of too many choices for less money.
I had a set of ES100 and they were following the road camber horribly because their profile is "square". I had hard time holding the wheel at times.
They were ok for daily spirited drive but i tend to push the tire a little more and they lacked in that department.
If you are not doing autox nor spirited runs you may be sattisfied. For me a better option was RE070.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:54 PM   #11
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I have had K104s and ES 100s--I like the K104s better. I thought that they had better grip and wore better overall. My ES 100s had weird/irregular wear issues.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:21 PM   #12
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I hated my es100s when I had them.........junk IMO
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:43 PM   #13
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+1 for the falken fk452s ..much better tire for all around IMO, and i've had both. the ES100s wore down weird and got noisy. each tire i had on the falken line was great rt 215 and rt-615s..now im on the fk252s for more reasonable daliy driving wear.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:38 AM   #14
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I have had fk451s then fk452s both in 215/45/17 on a set of 5zigen fn01r-c and yokohama es100, avid v4s advan s4 falken zeix ze 912 on stock rims. I have only had the 912s on for about a week but so far my favorite would be fk451 or fk452. Next would be the s4. I have not had the zeix on long enough to really give them a fair comparison to the rest. I woudl say if I had to pick the from the tires everyone has mentioned it would depend on if you need to drive in snow or not.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:09 AM   #15
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FK452 and done.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:05 AM   #16
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I have the es-100's on mine because I bought my wheels with them already on there.

They have pretty good grip but there loud as balls and they tramline like crazy. They are a really squared tire almost no curve from the sidewall to the tread, while looking good I belive this causes alot of those issues.

Pretty much im just dealing with it right now because they were pretty new when I got the wheels so theres no since waisting money but they suck.

I had the fk-452 on my stock wheels before this and I loved those. Probably what I will put on these new wheels when the damn es-100's wear out.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:23 PM   #17
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How much are you looking to spend?

Tirerack has 225/45 RE050As for $123 each right now. Fantastic tire in the wet and has very good dry traction, though not quite on par with RE070s.
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es100 is junk

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^^^^
Agreed.. The only good thing I can say about es100's is they hold air...
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Well for an average driver who doesn't do too much very very spirited stuff and doesn't need these tires for AutoX, it's a pretty good daliy summer tire.
I hated them because i do need extreme grip a lot but of a dirves to school or work it was plenty enough.
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Well for an average driver who doesn't do too much very very spirited stuff and doesn't need these tires for AutoX, it's a pretty good daliy summer tire.
I hated them because i do need extreme grip a lot but of a dirves to school or work it was plenty enough.
So for all of you out there: if you were looking to buy an all season tires but somehow got extra money to go with a Summer/Winter combo, this tire is a good choice if you can't find anything cheaper.
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Well for an average driver who doesn't do too much very very spirited stuff and doesn't need these tires for AutoX, it's a pretty good daliy summer tire. I hated them because i do need extreme grip a lot but of a dirves to school or work it was plenty enough.
...until they get REAL LOUD and wear REALLY unevenly and drive ya outa yer mind...they are great

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So for all of you out there: if you were looking to buy an all season tires but somehow got extra money to go with a Summer/Winter combo, this tire is a good choice if you can't find anything cheaper.
....id rather buy nittos
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...until they get REAL LOUD and wear REALLY unevenly and drive ya outa yer mind...they are great



....id rather buy nittos
yeah, you're right about that
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595RS are those taiwanese tires right?
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:27 AM   #25
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I ditched my es100's for falken RT615's. Much better, sidewalls are much stiffer. I have about 6,000 miles on me and they look like they should last almost as long as the yokos.

I only paid $80 each for the RT615's too.
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