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Old 04-16-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I live in Los Angeles and I have a 25 mile commute on crappy/noisy freeways. My RE070s are just about bald.

I'm looking for a replacement set, that offers decent traction (I won't be tracking these) but with an emphasis on comfort, i.e. NVH. I live in L.A. and I don't snowboard so I don't need all seasons.

Please recommend a decent summer tire that offers low noise and good comfort.

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Old 04-16-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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Eagle F1 GS-D3. Decent grip, unbeatable in rain, and softer sidewalls to soak up highway bumps.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Eagle F1 GS-D3. Decent grip, unbeatable in rain, and softer sidewalls to soak up highway bumps.
agreed
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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hankook K106, good tire, great in wet and dry, long tread wear, and low noise with low price. i have had two sets and no complaints
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:11 PM   #5
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Eagle F1 GS-D3. Decent grip, unbeatable in rain, and softer sidewalls to soak up highway bumps.
Awesome DD tire. And generally quieter than BFG equivalents too.

Although, LA doesn't get much rain. I'd say the f1gsd3's are perfectly suited for norcal where we actually get rain as well.

Aren't the Bridgestone RE01R's good for what the OP wants? The RE01R's don't have that hard sidewalls IIRC. Better dry traction for smoggy/dry LA.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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Falken FK452 -- all the goodness of the F1 (almost as good in the wet) without the $$.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:17 PM   #7
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Awesome DD tire. And generally quieter than BFG equivalents too.

Although, LA doesn't get much rain. I'd say the f1gsd3's are perfectly suited for norcal where we actually get rain as well.

Aren't the Bridgestone RE01R's good for what the OP wants? The RE01R's don't have that hard sidewalls IIRC. Better dry traction for smoggy/dry LA.
My emphasis is more towards comfort. I like to listen to the radio and well, its my own fault, my wrx is noisy.

Please keep the recommendations coming. I'd say low noise is more important to me then a softer ride.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #8
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I'd say low noise is more important to me then a softer ride.
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Awesome DD tire. And generally quieter than BFG equivalents too.

Although, LA doesn't get much rain. I'd say the f1gsd3's are perfectly suited for norcal where we actually get rain as well.
Good points. The BFG with the wild tread is not quiet. Spenk might have hit the mark with his suggestion, but I'm not all that familiar with their the 452's noise level.

If cost is no issue, the best tire I've even owned that matches your requirements is the Michelin Pilot Sport 2. Very quiet, fairly comfortable, and outstanding grip.
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I find the RE01R's to be quiet, smooth, and sticky.
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im running falken's st-115 in a 255/40/17, they are a summer tire made for audio enthusiasts...very quiet and comfy. Not a track tire by any means but still have good grip and feedback. I think I got my set of four for $450shipped, im happy with em.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:37 AM   #11
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kumhos, spt, asx all under 95 for a tire.
good tread life & performance.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:29 AM   #12
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