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Old 12-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Best 225/45/17 tire for the STI??? Chime In!

Hey Guys

I Still have the stock Bridgestone Potenzas on my STI and it is really starting to give me a headache on the streets..I live in SF the City and the noise, the bounciness is really getting to me..

What is a good Stock tire that can give me a better ride in the city and the highway..Potenzas are out the question!

I was looking at the Kumho Ecsta ASX?
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Do you care that the grip level will go WAY down with those tires? If you're on a budget I'd look at the Falken FK-452.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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Do you care that the grip level will go WAY down with those tires? If you're on a budget I'd look at the Falken FK-452.
No Budget..Just want some good tires that can improve the ride quality...not looking for luxury ride..just a improvement in city driving.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:11 PM   #4
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The RE-070's have one of the stiffest sidewalls so pretty much anything should improve ride a little. Do realize that you said 'Stock' tires :P? That really limits things.

If you want good all seasons, I have heard many good things about the RE-960's. If you do a search, I'm sure you will find many threads like this and many tire reviews. gl
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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I second the Falken FK-452. They are a step down in performance but even 18 inch versions ride better than the stock potenzas.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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Sumitomo HTR Z III.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:52 PM   #7
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you could even go with a 235/45 if you want it a bit more comfy
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:04 AM   #8
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so 235/45 will give more comfortable ride then 225/45 comparing same manufacturer tyres?
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:11 AM   #9
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Some of the new nitto tires are great for all around performance and comfort ride. Also the bfg's always have been a nice tire. Right now i am running the kdws and love them
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #10
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Sumitomo HTR Z III.

A second vote, very good ride. However, you will lose a significant amount of grip from the re070. Also look into the re760 sport - it's another very moderate summer tire.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:05 AM   #11
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Some of the new nitto tires are great for all around performance and comfort ride. Also the bfg's always have been a nice tire. Right now i am running the kdws and love them
Nice tire. All season or summer only? Do you drive in the rain?
The reason I ask... I had the Falken RT-615's. Best dry tire I've ever had. Like glue. But the BFG's are awesome too.
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By reading some topics on the wheel and tire page I think Falken 452 can work, but I am still debating with Dunlop DZ101 which received a 7.3 rating across the boards at tirerack.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:24 AM   #13
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Fuzion HRI, lol so cheap
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:06 PM   #14
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skip the fusions

skip the nittos

skip the bfgs

they are also ran tires....and junk
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I've been very happy with my 245/40/r17 Falken FK452. You can get 245/40/r17 at edgeracing.com for $100 a tire.
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