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Old 05-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #26
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I have Bridgestone Potenza RE760s on both my bugeye and my STi right now and love em. I've had the RE960s and find them to be very comparable, but a fair bit cheaper.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #27
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I have Bridgestone Potenza RE760s on both my bugeye and my STi right now and love em. I've had the RE960s and find them to be very comparable, but a fair bit cheaper.
I'm actually on my second set of RE760s on my Legacy. Very good dry grip, very good wet traction, and pretty low noise levels. I got ~35k out of my first set I believe, so they wouldn't be a consideration if you are looking for a low wear tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....za+RE760+Sport
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:19 PM   #28
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The Continental Extreme Contact DW's that I had on the now departed Impreza were great, especially in the wet, only downside was that they wore pretty fast, I had about 27k miles on them when the car got all crumbled, and I had maybe 5k more miles of use on them before they'd be done for.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #29
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Hahaha I'd be happy with tires that last 30k! When I say wear fast I mean 20k or less before they are slicked or showing cords. I'm around 85k right now on my 4th set of rubber down to 2/32 tread left.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #30
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REVIVAL!!!

Running out of rubber pretty quick, what tire does TXIC recommend nowadays?
On tirerack I'm looking at BFG Sport Comp2, BFG KDW2, Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS, and Dunlop DZ101.

Little background to help point me in the right direction:
daily driven in all conditions
zero track days in this car, no autoX yet but I wouldn't mind getting into it this year
rack up miles pretty quick so treadwear is important
running factory 08 BBS and looking for a slightly taller tire in standard width (245-45-18 to be specific)

As for drawing the line between $$ vs performance, I'd like something that has better than average dry traction and lateral performance. Not quite into the $1,000/set territory unless they stick like gumballs for 40k miles . Quiet and treadwear are important and I completely ignore wet traction. The only times I really hammer it lately are straight lines and back roads.
I have a set of 960s for sale

Excellent wear, insane traction, warranty for 60k i think, slightly soft sidewalls. For the mileage/wear these were the absolute best buy. I am not keeping the wrx so will sell them or put them on the forester
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #31
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I have a set of 960s for sale

Excellent wear, insane traction, warranty for 60k i think, slightly soft sidewalls. For the mileage/wear these were the absolute best buy. I am not keeping the wrx so will sell them or put them on the forester
I'd take that deal but your tires aren't the size I need. Looking for 245/45-18, slightly taller than factory BBS size 245/40-18.

How's the road noise with those 960s?
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #32
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I'd take that deal but your tires aren't the size I need. Looking for 245/45-18, slightly taller than factory BBS size 245/40-18.

How's the road noise with those 960s?
Super quite. What size are mine I can't remember lol

235 40 right?

Just let me know if ya change your mind. Wheels and tires are off and sitting in the garage for now.

Since 05 I have purchased 8 or so sets of tires between the outback legacy and the wrx, the 970 was my favorite combo of everything listed above for the price. Well there is a house brand tire we got from firestone on the outback that was awesome too, but not available for sport cars

Reading your post below, you will be dissapointed in the life of your first choice

2nd choice is great

3rd choice is a lesser version of second, slightly stiffer sidewall but noisier and more wear

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:20 PM   #33
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Narrowed it down to these three:
BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 $139/tire at Discount; N/A at Tire Rack
Potenza RE970AS Pole Position (replaced 960s) $198/tire at Discount; $187/tire at Tire Rack
Potenza RE760 Sport $173/tire at Discount; $165/tire at Tire Rack
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:57 PM   #34
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The top street tires for autox right now are the Dunlop Direzza z2 and the BFG Rivals.

I love tue Dunlops and know lots of guys who daily drive on them (I swap them but routinely drive them for a week between events).
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #35
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As long as they aren't some stupidass stretched tire and you find any of the ones mentioned here youll be good.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #36
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Lol josh you mean cheap Chinese tires? Just get Dunlop direzza z1's they are a great bang for the buck.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #37
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No love for the Nitto NTO5s?

I have them on my wrx and I've been very happy. I wanted to get the star specs but I couldnt get over the ugly tread pattern.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #38
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Nto5s are good too I had them on my dsm awhile back.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #39
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REVIVAL!!!


Running out of rubber pretty quick, what tire does TXIC recommend nowadays?
On tirerack I'm looking at BFG Sport Comp2, BFG KDW2, Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS, and Dunlop DZ101.

Little background to help point me in the right direction:
daily driven in all conditions
zero track days in this car, no autoX yet but I wouldn't mind getting into it this year
rack up miles pretty quick so treadwear is important
running factory 08 BBS and looking for a slightly taller tire in standard width (245-45-18 to be specific)

As for drawing the line between $$ vs performance, I'd like something that has better than average dry traction and lateral performance. Not quite into the $1,000/set territory unless they stick like gumballs for 40k miles . Quiet and treadwear are important and I completely ignore wet traction. The only times I really hammer it lately are straight lines and back roads.
4 different brands, one for each corner. and if you can manage it, make sure they are at different tread life.

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:23 PM   #40
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The re760's are my first performance tires, and I love em. I got them for 150 ea from discount tire. I get great all weather traction. Noise is almost nonexistent, even on concrete overpasses. Nerd out.
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