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Old 03-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #51
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Awesome! And it was all like $167, right? Damn cheap tires.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #52
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mounted the wifes tires today.stock ride height,stock tire size(205-50-17- 08 wrx).
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:32 PM   #53
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cant wait to get the 245-40-18's mounted on the sti!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:19 PM   #54
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'bad mutha', those tires are meaty man, no kidding on Federal oversizing or "running wider" on their tires.

I didn't know the 08 WRXs narrowed their tires compared to 06-07, interesting.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #55
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More pics. I'm not sure how I feel about the extra weight of the 'new' rims, but they sure look freaking better than the oem 190/50/16's.

The tires are quieter than the worn 912's, seem quieter than my wife's newish 452's, ride better than the 912's (these at 37psi), and handles rain way better than the worn 912's (obviously). They seem quite good in the rain. So far so good. It sure is nice to have some quiet, and I suspect they'll be even quieter once I get an alignment. I put new struts on last year, and didn't bother aligning because the tires were almost gone.

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Old 03-04-2011, 01:09 PM   #56
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old goodyears compared to the federals.goodyears are 245-35-18,federals are 245-40 -18's!
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:42 PM   #57
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More pics. I'm not sure how I feel about the extra weight of the 'new' rims, but they sure look freaking better than the oem 190/50/16's.

The tires are quieter than the worn 912's, seem quieter than my wife's newish 452's, ride better than the 912's (these at 37psi), and handles rain way better than the worn 912's (obviously). They seem quite good in the rain. So far so good. It sure is nice to have some quiet, and I suspect they'll be even quieter once I get an alignment. I put new struts on last year, and didn't bother aligning because the tires were almost gone.
do NOT wait to get the alignment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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if those tires get feather edged......they WILL get loud and you WILL be :unam used:
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #58
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'bad mutha', those tires are meaty man, no kidding on Federal oversizing or "running wider" on their tires.

I didn't know the 08 WRXs narrowed their tires compared to 06-07, interesting.
and the new ones are BIGGER....17x8 IIRC
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:11 PM   #59
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and the new ones are BIGGER....17x8 IIRC
I just looked it up, the wheel size actually stayed the same at 7" wide. that would've been even more crazy if it was wider wheels with narrower tires.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:21 PM   #60
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I just looked it up, the wheel size actually stayed the same at 7" wide. that would've been even more crazy if it was wider wheels with narrower tires.
Hes talking about 2011 wrx's having 17x8's stock.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:27 PM   #61
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Oh, ok but that's cool since they upgraded tire size as well to 235/45-17 IIRC for 2011. I was talking about the 08MY, how they went narrower with the tires compared to the previous years.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #62
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yes, hes playing on the fact that 08-10's got screwed in terms of stock wheel size....
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:00 PM   #63
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Default Federal SS595 feedback

I know Uncle Scotty praises these tires but need a little more info before deciding on purchasing.

I have some things that I need the tire to do.
1. Last atleast 15k miles with no track and some spirited driving, so the RS-R595 is a no go since the tread wear is only 140.

2. Work in the rain.

3. Must be identical tread so I can flip them since I seem to wear the inner edges no matter how well the alignments on point.


I have a few tires I am thinking of getting and I know some will say they suck but I have experience with these 2 tires. The Hankook Ventus V12( soft but not bad) and the Nitto NT555 which actually was very predictable, grippy and better than the Hankooks.

I need some input on why go with the federal SS595. They will never see the track but I need them in the rain. I know they run big so since this is for my Lexus IS250 stock sizes i'm running are 235/40/18 front and 255/40/18. I plan to run 235/35/18 and 265/35/18.

Why run 35 series? I like the look and thats the only reason.

So post up some info.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:28 PM   #64
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I know Uncle Scotty praises these tires but need a little more info before deciding on purchasing.
***beating head against the wall***
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:29 PM   #65
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yet ANOTHER one who does NOT READ the bloody bleeding POSTS I MAKE, here

damn it all to hell and back

GET IT STRAIGHT!!!!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:29 PM   #66
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I'm gonna bump this for the blockhead who just made ANOTHER ONE of these SAME BLOODY threads
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:13 AM   #67
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yet ANOTHER one who does NOT READ the bloody bleeding POSTS I MAKE, here

damn it all to hell and back

GET IT STRAIGHT!!!!!!
answer the ****ing question: are 595's any good?
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:16 AM   #68
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These in 215/40/17 ride much better than 912's in 205/50/16. Odd. Quieter, too.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:39 PM   #69
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answer the ****ing question: are 595's any good?


OK boiz and goilz....

we REALLY have to make sure that we ALL REALIZE that the '595' is NOT a tire

it is a tire LINE that has more than one(1) tire in it and saying

'How'd ya like the 595's????'

IS NOT SPECIFIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"HOW DID YA LIKE THE SS595'S? OR SAYING HOW'D YA LIKE THE 595RS-R'S????

IS SPECIFIC

Most tire manufacturers DO THIS....they have a LINE of tires with the same 'NAME' but more than one tire with that name plus some sort of designator....USE THAT DESIGNATOR TO BE SPECIFIC!!!

Lets not get all screwed up here and end up with and learn something about LIFE and how to actually BE SPECIFIC about what we are discussing so that we avoid confusion and MORE and MORE posts and threads 'to clarify' or any of that ****
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #70
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I know Uncle Scotty praises these tires but need a little more info before deciding on purchasing.

I have some things that I need the tire to do.
1. Last atleast 15k miles with no track and some spirited driving, so the RS-R595 is a no go since the tread wear is only 140.

2. Work in the rain.

3. Must be identical tread so I can flip them since I seem to wear the inner edges no matter how well the alignments on point.


I have a few tires I am thinking of getting and I know some will say they suck but I have experience with these 2 tires. The Hankook Ventus V12( soft but not bad) and the Nitto NT555 which actually was very predictable, grippy and better than the Hankooks.

I need some input on why go with the federal SS595. They will never see the track but I need them in the rain. I know they run big so since this is for my Lexus IS250 stock sizes i'm running are 235/40/18 front and 255/40/18. I plan to run 235/35/18 and 265/35/18.

Why run 35 series? I like the look and thats the only reason.

So post up some info.
See post above, please.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:48 PM   #71
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Scotty I did state the 5SS595 and you know Poison was talking about the ss595.
Some actual reasoning behind why they are a good tire would be helpful. We can't all afford to buy every tire and test them out to gain all this knowledge so thats why we ask for opinions and reviews.

I actually searched this forum alot and I have found multiple posts where you praised the Ventus V12 and then later on bashed them. You also linked the caranddriver.com results where they scored 2nd and told people to get them then later on said they sucked.
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3. Must be identical tread so I can flip them since I seem to wear the inner edges no matter how well the alignments on point.
then you are using a too wide of tire on the wheel or too wide of wheel for the tire
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Scotty I did state the 5SS595 and you know Poison was talking about the ss595.
Some actual reasoning behind why they are a good tire would be helpful. We can't all afford to buy every tire and test them out to gain all this knowledge so thats why we ask for opinions and reviews.

I actually searched this forum alot and I have found multiple posts where you praised the Ventus V12 and then later on bashed them. You also linked the caranddriver.com results where they scored 2nd and told people to get them then later on said they sucked.
and I have never used them...I have used the 595RS-R which is in no way or shape the SS595


and the v12's fooled a LOT of people
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #74
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and I have never used them...I have used the 595RS-R which is in no way or shape the SS595


and the v12's fooled a LOT of people
ok thank you. I had the Ventus V12 and they were so-so. Soft sidewall and didn't feel very reassuring during hard cornering.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:01 PM   #75
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I know Uncle Scotty praises these tires but need a little more info before deciding on purchasing.

I have some things that I need the tire to do.
1. Last atleast 15k miles with no track and some spirited driving, so the RS-R595 is a no go since the tread wear is only 140.

2. Work in the rain.

3. Must be identical tread so I can flip them since I seem to wear the inner edges no matter how well the alignments on point.


I have a few tires I am thinking of getting and I know some will say they suck but I have experience with these 2 tires. The Hankook Ventus V12( soft but not bad) and the Nitto NT555 which actually was very predictable, grippy and better than the Hankooks.

I need some input on why go with the federal SS595. They will never see the track but I need them in the rain. I know they run big so since this is for my Lexus IS250 stock sizes i'm running are 235/40/18 front and 255/40/18. I plan to run 235/35/18 and 265/35/18.

Why run 35 series? I like the look and thats the only reason.

So post up some info.
I used em in the rain, and they my preliminary assessment is they are pretty good, or better. I only have 200 miles on them.

If you REALLY need good rain performance, get 452's. They are excellent in the rain. If I had to recommend a tire at this point, I'd say 452's, but only because I don't have enough milesin the ss595's to recommend them, they aren't even through wearing off the grease yet. I KNOW the 452's are good in nearly every condition, and US prefer's them to the V12, which you've used.

The s595 feels very compliant and squirmy. I checked air pressure, and they are at 37psi. Max psi is 37, very low. Of course many great tires feel soft and squirmy at first, so I'll reserve judgement. 451's took 1000 miles or so to cure.
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