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Old 04-16-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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So i have an 02 and right now i have rota 17x7.5s with 225/45/17. but i need some new tires. i wanna stick with the 225s but can i go with a taller sidewall? and if so, what size can i go with. i just want a little more comfort with the look, i know i will sacrifice a little performance. any of you guys have a diff size tire on a 17 that you are happy with?
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Stick with the 225/45-17.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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ok. so then my next question would be, what tires would you guys recommend that give me comfort without sacrificing too much performance? or what tires are you guys running that you would recommend?
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What tires are you running now? You just want a softer ride? Less noise?
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:22 PM   #5
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^correct. i am running re070s now. they suck! lol. and now that they are wearing down, they are really uncomfortable. i feel like im ridin on plastic wheels! lol.
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That explains it. RE070's have a VERY stiff sidewall. Just about any other tire out there will feel better. Do you want an all-season, or summer only tire? Budget?
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:51 PM   #7
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i have sti struts with eibach springs. i believe. the struts are adjustable though. hmm..? they were on the car when i got it. and im looking for an all season tire preferably and i am on a budget. it doesnt really rain and sure doesnt snow unless i take a drive up north. but i would like to keep the same tires on year round. i do quite a bit of driving on highway and city and on some crappy roads. lol.
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i have sti struts with eibach springs. i believe. the struts are adjustable though. hmm..? they were on the car when i got it. and im looking for an all season tire preferably and i am on a budget. it doesnt really rain and sure doesnt snow unless i take a drive up north. but i would like to keep the same tires on year round. i do quite a bit of driving on highway and city and on some crappy roads. lol.
I just got a set of Falken Ziex-912's for my DD Mazda3. So far, so good. Quiet, comfortable, and decent grip. If you weren't on a tight budget I'd highly recommend the Bridgestone RE960AS. I would have gotten these, but they don't come in the stock size for the Mazda. And right now there's a $75 Reward Card offer if you buy 4. If you can swing the extra $$, get the RE960AS's.

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The Hankook Ventus RS-2 Z212 is very good in dry and wet, has a soft sidewall and is usually $100~$110 at most online stores.
my perfonal preferences

performance:

1. Dunlop Z1*
3. RE01R
4. RE070
5. Hankook RS-2
6. Falken RT215
7. Falken RT615
8. ContiExtreme Contact (my all-season/DD tire)

For comfort:

1. ContiExtreme Contact (my all-season/DD tire)
2. Hankook RS-2
3. Falken RT615
4. RE01R
5. Dunlop Z1*
6. RE070

I agree that the the Hankook R-S2 may be your best choice!!!
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my perfonal preferences

performance:

1. Dunlop Z1*
3. RE01R
4. RE070
5. Hankook RS-2
6. Falken RT215
7. Falken RT615
8. ContiExtreme Contact (my all-season/DD tire)

For comfort:

1. ContiExtreme Contact (my all-season/DD tire)
2. Hankook RS-2
3. Falken RT615
4. RE01R
5. Dunlop Z1*
6. RE070

I agree that the the Hankook R-S2 may be your best choice!!!
He said he wanted all-season, so the only tire in that list that would work is the Conti.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:06 AM   #11
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There are adjustable STi struts out there...I've installed a few sets.

Otherwise, they could be KYB AGX's. How big are the actual shafts? If they are nearly as big as the housing, they are STi struts. If they are small and look like a stock wrx/rs strut then they are AGX's.
yeah they must be agxs then. but they dont have the knob on them to adjust them like the new ones. the adjustment is done on the top with a flat head screwdriver.
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yeah they must be agxs then. but they dont have the knob on them to adjust them like the new ones. the adjustment is done on the top with a flat head screwdriver.
Yup. Definitely AGX's.
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I've driven on that ContiExtreme Contact....it...uh, SUCKS.
uh, yeah, that may be user error..
what size were they??

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He said he wanted all-season, so the only tire in that list that would work is the Conti.
but why does he want an All-season...??? he lives in Arizona.. does it snow there?? or does he frequent the mountains??
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but why does he want an All-season...??? he lives in Arizona.. does it snow there?? or does he frequent the mountains??
Maybe some trips into the mountans?

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i have sti struts with eibach springs. i believe. the struts are adjustable though. hmm..? they were on the car when i got it. and im looking for an all season tire preferably and i am on a budget. it doesnt really rain and sure doesnt snow unless i take a drive up north. but i would like to keep the same tires on year round. i do quite a bit of driving on highway and city and on some crappy roads. lol.
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