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Old 04-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #176
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are these the Rota T2R's?
nope, xxr 527's
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #177
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quick question on what I should go with. I am stuck between the two federal tires the ss595 245/40-17 and the 595 rs-r 235/40/17 I am fixing to go on a 5k mile road trip to the tail of the dragon couple places in new york and colorado. I am thinking I will enjoy the rs-r tires better, just wish they had a 245 size and don't want to wear them out on the long trip. I can get the ss595's in the size I want and they will last longer, just don't know if they will have the performance I want. I wish they had the evos in the size I need but they don't. So tire gurus what would you do? They are going on a 8.5" rim
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:24 AM   #178
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quick question on what I should go with. I am stuck between the two federal tires the ss595 245/40-17 and the 595 rs-r 235/40/17 I am fixing to go on a 5k mile road trip to the tail of the dragon couple places in new york and colorado. I am thinking I will enjoy the rs-r tires better, just wish they had a 245 size and don't want to wear them out on the long trip. I can get the ss595's in the size I want and they will last longer, just don't know if they will have the performance I want. I wish they had the evos in the size I need but they don't. So tire gurus what would you do? They are going on a 8.5" rim
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235 rs-r. they're not gonna wear out in 5k. get an alignment and enjoy.

235 rs-r is gonna grip better than the 245 ss anyway.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #179
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quick question on what I should go with. I am stuck between the two federal tires the ss595 245/40-17 and the 595 rs-r 235/40/17 I am fixing to go on a 5k mile road trip to the tail of the dragon couple places in new york and colorado. I am thinking I will enjoy the rs-r tires better, just wish they had a 245 size and don't want to wear them out on the long trip. I can get the ss595's in the size I want and they will last longer, just don't know if they will have the performance I want. I wish they had the evos in the size I need but they don't. So tire gurus what would you do? They are going on a 8.5" rim
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If you can find the RSR's I would get them. They run wide for their size so a 235 will be closer to a 245 then you would think. Whichever tires you decide on, just make sure to call before you order. I wanted 255/40/17 RSR's but no one had them in stock and I wasn't trying to wait months for them to come in.

The only complaint I have about the SS595's is that they are LOUD!
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #180
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Thinking about getting federal ss595's 225/40/18 or 215/40/18 tire for my 18x8.75 xxr rims. Want a little stretch as well, is 215/40 to much?
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:16 AM   #181
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Thinking about getting federal ss595's 225/40/18 or 215/40/18 tire for my 18x8.75 xxr rims. Want a little stretch as well, is 215/40 to much?

dont try to put a 215 on that wheel
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:36 PM   #182
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Hi all,

after reading through the thread, I didn't find the answer to the question I had and figured I'd post.

Car: 2006 WRX STI
Suspension: Stock on RCE Blacks with -1.5 Deg (all the way around)
Wheels: Stock STI wheels of the era

I see that everyone says that these Federal SS595's fit much wider than normal. Do you experts think a 245/40/17 would fit on my ride? If not, I'll go with a 235/40/17.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #183
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Hi all,

after reading through the thread, I didn't find the answer to the question I had and figured I'd post.

Car: 2006 WRX STI
Suspension: Stock on RCE Blacks with -1.5 Deg (all the way around)
Wheels: Stock STI wheels of the era

I see that everyone says that these Federal SS595's fit much wider than normal. Do you experts think a 245/40/17 would fit on my ride? If not, I'll go with a 235/40/17.

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The 235 will be more than enough for you. 235/40 rsr's are square on 9" wheels.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #184
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These things are tough, and wear like iron.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #185
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The 235 will be more than enough for you. 235/40 rsr's are square on 9" wheels.
Thanks! Have ordered the 235's.

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These things are tough, and wear like iron.
Is that good or bad? I only want them for a couple of months before winter hits here in Canada (mid-November). I don't expect to use them next summer, as I'm putting 18" wheels on my car. Thus the reason I was looking for cheap summer tires.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:45 AM   #186
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From what you have said, I think they will suit your needs just fine.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #187
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Its good if you're poor, bad if you aren't, lol. They're very very good for the price, I mean I paid $54 per for 17's, same price as some ****ty cheap all seasons, and they are quite good. However, they are nothing like a $150 max performance tire, in performance (inferior) or wear (far superior).

I paid just over $200 and I'm not pissed off by them, nuff said.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:31 PM   #188
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OK, now I'm annoyed. Wet pavement = no bueno. They slide super easy. I was drifting canyon corners at 30mph this morning, and peeling out at every light. They don't hydroplane, due to the honking grooves, but they just don't hook up on moist roads.

Meh, still a good deal for the money. I do miss 451's though, you could drive nearly without any regard to any weather conditions over 45 degrees.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #189
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OK, now I'm annoyed. Wet pavement = no bueno. They slide super easy. I was drifting canyon corners at 30mph this morning, and peeling out at every light. They don't hydroplane, due to the honking grooves, but they just don't hook up on moist roads.

Meh, still a good deal for the money. I do miss 451's though, you could drive nearly without any regard to any weather conditions over 45 degrees.

how many miles Nate???

im thinking they heat cycled and got hard......the rs-r's dont do that
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #190
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So i hit a huge pothole and flatted one tire. They don't make the wonky size I have in the ss595 anymore, so I'm getting two 595 evos. Can't make the rsrs happen.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #191
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What size were you using before ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #192
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215/40-17
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:03 PM   #193
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So i hit a huge pothole and flatted one tire. They don't make the wonky size I have in the ss595 anymore, so I'm getting two 595 evos. Can't make the rsrs happen.
Why can't you make the rsr happen? I can't find them myself.
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So i hit a huge pothole and flatted one tire. They don't make the wonky size I have in the ss595 anymore, so I'm getting two 595 evos. Can't make the rsrs happen.
there is a new fk453 out now
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #195
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They are more, the evos are $80 out the door.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #196
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Why can't you make the rsr happen? I can't find them myself.
have you tried onlinetires.com?
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #197
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I'm at city tire now, lol.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #198
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #199
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have you tried onlinetires.com?
I read bad things about them and was trying to stay away if possible.

Plus, they don't have my size.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #200
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I read bad things about them and was trying to stay away if possible.

Plus, they don't have my size.
I've ordered a few times through them without issue.

Whether they have federals in stock is another story. But that's true for all of federal's retailers.
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