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Old 06-25-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Summer vs AS (Pzero M&S runflats?)

I need a set of tires for my Rota attacks... Currently I have nokian wr (yes AS/Snowflake) 235/45/17 that I use in the summer. I run Hankook Icebars in the winter on stock wheels.

So I'm interested in 225/45/17 sized tires that have a better speed rating than 80mph or whatever the nokian's offer. I don't drive much and when I do a lot of it is just highway and cruising around, therefore I'm not sure summer tires have anything to offer me. I drive aggressively on occasion but seeing as how the wr's have gotten me this far I don't think I need summers.

So the Tirerack is having a sale on PZero Nero M&S RFT (runflats) for $139 each, that's about as good as I've seen - they are Ultra Performance AS and the runflat aspect seems kinda cool ... BUT one of the reviews says they have very poor treadlife. This is another important factor for me - I want something that will last a decent amount of time, not 10k miles. That was one of two reviews so I'm not sure what to make of it.

Questions/Cliffs - Need Performance AS- Are the Pzero rft's good? Any real benefit for me in going with summers? - How much worst is treadlife? (Please don't say it's worth it to go summers because I have separate snows).
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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if running a runflat tire you MUST use a tire pressure monitoring system which will set you back a couple hundred dollars. The reason you must have the system is quite simple. A runflat tire is designed ot go a limited distance without air and because of the internal construction you can not tell the tire has lost it's air pressure jsut by looking so, it would be very easy not ot notice the zero air pressure condition and drive beyond the safe operation range of the tire. A monitoring system will alert you when the tire loses pressure to avoid the unsafe operation of the car
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:19 AM   #3
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Thanks Luke, what about the regular Pzer M&S? A couple of bucks more but still pretty cheap compartively... I'm trying to avoid spending 175 on the dunlops...
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:40 AM   #4
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take a serious look at the Eagle F1 A/S at only $131.00 they are best suted to meeet your desired results

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Old 06-26-2008, 11:48 AM   #5
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Think I've decided on bridgestone re760 sport. My main concern was tread wear and wet traction. These are rated at 340 which seems sufficient and they're cheaper than some of the performance AS tires.
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if no snow traction is needed then that is a good choice but use this link to confirm the NASIOC connection
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:28 PM   #7
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If not driving through much snow you might also consider the General Exclaim UHP. I bought my 06 STi used and the dealer had put these on. Nice for daily driving through any weather. Not the performance you want for Autox or track but decent. i have driven 30000 miles and AutoX'd them 3 times and they are probably good for another 10000 miles. VERY cheap.
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I just bought the F1 A/S and am loving them, they handle great but as far as wear and tear I cannot help.
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