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Old 08-22-2012, 10:34 AM   #501
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While I agree they should be on a 9" rim, I also have the 235 size on the same size rim and they are similar but not nearly as bad

it isnt the tires...it IS your suspension/chassis that is sloppy
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #502
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it isnt the tires...it IS your suspension/chassis that is sloppy
Nope, it is definitely not that, I have fairly stiff coilovers RCE Tarmac 2's with the 500f and 400r springs and every bushing is either poly or tic delrin stuff. (well all except the inner front control arm bushing). I think I just made the mistake of putting 255's on the Sti bbs wheels and trying to track on them. While there was good grip the transitions were squishy
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #503
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Nope, it is definitely not that, I have fairly stiff coilovers RCE Tarmac 2's with the 500f and 400r springs and every bushing is either poly or tic delrin stuff. (well all except the inner front control arm bushing). I think I just made the mistake of putting 255's on the Sti bbs wheels and trying to track on them. While there was good grip the transitions were squishy
then if you dont have hd cowl stays and srut tower bars and a lower arm bar and all the chassis braces ya can get on the car.....then yeah

ya end up with sidewall flex and chassis flex and the bugeye gd is REALLY sloppy up front
the hd cowl stays...if ya dont have them...should be the first thing you buy

also...what front strut tops???
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #504
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then if you dont have hd cowl stays and srut tower bars and a lower arm bar and all the chassis braces ya can get on the car.....then yeah

ya end up with sidewall flex and chassis flex and the bugeye gd is REALLY sloppy up front
the hd cowl stays...if ya dont have them...should be the first thing you buy

also...what front strut tops???
I have the fender braces and a lower arm bar. No strut tower bar though. I do have the TIC x brace for the rear. I have GTWORX pillow ball strut tops front and rear. I honestly just need to try em on some 17x9's. The last 2 track days I have just found them to be a lil squishy. I think in comparison to the NT01's I ran before these, the RS3's just feel a little weird till they take a set in the corner (mainly higher speed corners)

I think when you compare the RS3's to the Dunlop Star Specs, AD08's and RE11, the RS3's have a little softer sidewall, at least that is what I have read
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #505
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The sidewalls on my conti DW tires are so soft, that many times a week I'll be looking at my car and feel the need to check my tire pressure because they look kinda low. Only to find out they are fine.

For the price though, they grip well and are decent off-road (gravel, dirt, sand). Definitely a good purchase.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #506
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I got Nitto NT555 tires (35PSI all around) on an 05 STi in a 235/40/18 size on Enkei NT03 (18x8.5et38) sitting on KW V3s/Whiteline 24 f/r + Kartboy endlinks, and -1.1 degree alignment all around combo...

Street driving only, SoCal weather and OC roads. Can not find a better place to DD this setup...

cca 5500 miles now, and tires are loud(er?). Tires were somewhat loud right off the bat, installed them brand new with the wheels BNIB on the same day.

Yesterday they were rotated, balanced, re-aligned and I just hit the local toll road and I feel as my wheel bearings wanna jump off the hub. Also, they formed slight cupping on the sides.

Thank God we have Luke@TireRack and, as always, he was more than helpful over the phone.

Tread pattern and 300A rating on this rubber make it no Mercedes ride, as expected, but I did not expect it to be SO loud.

Even with the catted Invidia/GReddy Evo2 exhaust I can hear them pretty well.

Now, I am done complaining.

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:46 AM   #507
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I got Nitto NT555 tires (35PSI all around) on an 05 STi in a 235/40/18 size on Enkei NT03 (18x8.5et38) sitting on KW V3s/Whiteline 24 f/r + Kartboy endlinks, and -1.1 degree alignment all around combo...

Street driving only, SoCal weather and OC roads. Can not find a better place to DD this setup...

cca 5500 miles now, and tires are loud(er?). Tires were somewhat loud right off the bat, installed them brand new with the wheels BNIB on the same day.

Yesterday they were rotated, balanced, re-aligned and I just hit the local toll road and I feel as my wheel bearings wanna jump off the hub. Also, they formed slight cupping on the sides.

Thank God we have Luke@TireRack and, as always, he was more than helpful over the phone.

Tread pattern and 300A rating on this rubber make it no Mercedes ride, as expected, but I did not expect it to be SO loud.

Even with the catted Invidia/GReddy Evo2 exhaust I can hear them pretty well.

Now, I am done complaining.

Thanks for reading.

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so ya bought garbage tires and likely have a bad alignment and didnt rotate the tires often enough

wassa big deal??
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:50 AM   #508
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so ya bought garbage tires and likely have a bad alignment and didnt rotate the tires often enough

wassa big deal??
Wow, what a big boy comment over here. Let me guess, your Einstein suggestion will be to get a 140AA tread tire for the street use aka RS3s?
Tell me, you rotate your tires more often than every 5k?
And my RADICAL alignment specs bug you so you cant sleep at night?
Tell me more, Im curious...



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Old 10-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #509
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Nope. Uncle will try to convince you to buy Federal S595 RS-R.

"Tread pattern and 300A rating on this rubber make it no Mercedes ride, as expected, but I did not expect it to be SO loud"

As as far as I know tread pattern has impact on comfort, noise comfort precisely but treadwear and traction (you missed temperature rating) has next to none.

So NT555 are loud, how Luke helped to fix this problem? Suggested louder music or different tires?

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #510
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Wow, what a big boy comment over here. Let me guess, your Einstein suggestion will be to get a 140AA tread tire for the street use aka RS3s?
Tell me, you rotate your tires more often than every 5k?
And my RADICAL alignment specs bug you so you cant sleep at night?
Tell me more, Im curious...



Good job!
OK...yer an idiot


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Old 10-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #511
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Nope. Uncle will try to convince you to buy Federal S595 RS-R.

"Tread pattern and 300A rating on this rubber make it no Mercedes ride, as expected, but I did not expect it to be SO loud"

As as far as I know tread pattern has impact on comfort, noise comfort precisely but treadwear and traction (you missed temperature rating) has next to none.

So NT555 are loud, how Luke helped to fix this problem? Suggested louder music or different tires?

Krzys
My main preoccupation was to get a professional input on the humming coming from the tires at certain speeds; whether it was rubber related, or my hub was going.
Since I just rotated and re-balanced, the hum didnt diminish, so Luke was on the speed dial.

Yes, I forgot, it is a 300AA tire...
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #512
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OK...yer an idiot


NEXT!!!!!
Awesome! Go tell your mom to make you a meatloaf.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #513
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I will be running 18x8.5 +48 very shortly. I am looking for 225/40 tires. These will see the roads only from april-august in PA. So basically a 100% summer tire. They need to be good in rain but they dont need to be AMAZING or praised for their rain performance.

Whats the "best bang for your buck" tire?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #514
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I will be running 18x8.5 +48 very shortly. I am looking for 225/40 tires. These will see the roads only from april-august in PA. So basically a 100% summer tire. They need to be good in rain but they dont need to be AMAZING or praised for their rain performance.

Whats the "best bang for your buck" tire?
it aint the nitto nt555 that the idiot, above, bought
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My main preoccupation was to get a professional input on the humming coming from the tires at certain speeds; whether it was rubber related, or my hub was going.
Since I just rotated and re-balanced, the hum didnt diminish, so Luke was on the speed dial.

Yes, I forgot, it is an idiot tire...

yeah...how'd that work out for ya
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:36 AM   #516
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I just noticed on tirerack that there is a new Bridgestone Potenza Re-11A. I am looking to get new tires in the next month or so and am looking to see if anyone has these yet and how they feel about them.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....I&autoModClar=
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I just noticed on tirerack that there is a new Bridgestone Potenza Re-11A. I am looking to get new tires in the next month or so and am looking to see if anyone has these yet and how they feel about them.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....I&autoModClar=
They are considerably less expensive and have a longer wear rating so I'm guessing less sticky rubber with same tread pattern. Probably a reasonable buy on a street only car.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #519
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Uncle Scotty has alot of good info but to say the Nitto NT555 is garbage is not one of them.
I ran the NT555 and a bunch of other tires in the same category and the Nitto was the best in the price range.
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Uncle Scotty has alot of good info but to say the Nitto NT555 is garbage is not one of them.
I ran the NT555 and a bunch of other tires in the same category and the Nitto was the best in the price range.

so ya had the best sack of **** in the pile of sacks of ****

brilliant


BRILLIANT


still garbage
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so ya had the best sack of **** in the pile of sacks of ****

brilliant


BRILLIANT


still garbage
Would be nice if you had some facts to back that up, which you don't. Not everyone likes to run those piece of **** Federal ss595 or RS-R. And yes they are pieces of ****.
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Kettle meet pot, pot meet kettle.

or so it seems.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:04 PM   #523
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Is tire rack still going to have monopoly on the new star spec as well?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #524
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Been looking and researching but not finding for sure answers.

I have dedicated studded winters. Look for a summer performance that is somewhat not noisy and is comfy but great cornering traction with wet and dry traction also.

Looking for 225 40 18 going on OZ Superleggera 18X8 +35.

Was intially thinking re760 but a little pricy. Maybe Kuhmo Ecsta SPT? Let me know some personal opinions please!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #525
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If you do not like re760 pricing I bet you will not like Michelin Pilot Super Sport.
Maybe buy cheaper wheels and better tires?

Krzys

PS I did like Hankook Evo V12 but I think Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 are even better.

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