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Old 01-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default federal 595 RS-R's - New model out: RS-RR

so i'm looking at scoring myself a set. my question is a rather simple one...

what's the life of them like?


i know anything is going to get chewed up at the track pretty quickly but what about street driving if you've gotta drive to the track or into work or something? treadwear rating is 140 but as we all know that doesn't mean sweet **** all, so has anyone out there used them off the track?

reason i ask is it's about a 100 mile drive to one of my tracks and i don't want to arrive with no tread left on them. i'll get a 2nd set of rims if that's the case.
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d00000000000000000d

they arent made of bubblegum

the only way they are gonna wear out in 100 miles is if you drag them, locked up, that far
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:57 AM   #3
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true. but let's say i do 6 runs up, 30-40 laps at the track and then obviously i gotta drive back.


i know it's pointless to ask about the life of track rubber but again, if i gotta drive into work etc (daily drive them for a couple thousand k's) are they just going to disintegrate or what?

simply looking to see if anyone's used them street and for how long.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:30 AM   #4
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Well I would probably the rare or nut job that used Federal tires on the track...

but the series I used was Federal SS595...not the greatest idea, but tried it out none the less...

didnt gernade on the track (14 laps total driven) and the drive home....No problems faced..next day daily drove my WRX too work and home (800 KM driven weekly), again no problems

Amazing part of this story was that I had my car set too low for the track and the tire kept on impacting the lip on the front and rear fender..shaved some of the sidewall on the tire...

had that inspected by a shop and cleared..

happy to say after 25,000 KM, still no problems.

Track I was at was in Ontario,Canada, this was in the summer, temperature was around 30 deg. Participated in CSCS, time attack series.

Curious where is everybody finding the Federal RS-R series ?

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:23 AM   #5
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No probs at all. They'll stick like **** to a blanket and last fine.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:29 AM   #6
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Well I would probably the rare or nut job that used Federal tires on the track...

but the series I used was Federal SS595...not the greatest idea, but tried it out none the less...

didnt gernade on the track (14 laps total driven) and the drive home....No problems faced..next day daily drove my WRX too work and home (800 KM driven weekly), again no problems

Amazing part of this story was that I had my car set too low for the track and the tire kept on impacting the lip on the front and rear fender..shaved some of the sidewall on the tire...

had that inspected by a shop and cleared..

happy to say after 25,000 KM, still no problems.

Track I was at was in Ontario,Canada, this was in the summer, temperature was around 30 deg. Participated in CSCS, time attack series.

Curious where is everybody finding the Federal RS-R series ?

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found this topic:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2045956
thanks buddy - i'm in aussieland and they're available en masse here, not a problem at all. i'd say it has a lot to do with federal sponsoring our national drift series. would look pretty bad for a major sponsor not to be able to provide its tyres.

they're in competition with advan, who are sponsoring the time attack series and spamming their new flagship A050's.

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No probs at all. They'll stick like **** to a blanket and last fine.
could you elaborate for me? i'm aware of the grip but have you street driven them or?
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thanks buddy - i'm in aussieland and they're available en masse here, not a problem at all. i'd say it has a lot to do with federal sponsoring our national drift series. would look pretty bad for a major sponsor not to be able to provide its tyres.

they're in competition with advan, who are sponsoring the time attack series and spamming their new flagship A050's.



could you elaborate for me? i'm aware of the grip but have you street driven them or?
d000000000000000d

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ya want yer ass wiped for ya or what
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #8
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RSR's >*. Seriously. I love those things. Treadwear isn't TOO bad. I was able to get a couple of weekends out of my last set (including the ~15 minute drive to the PGP).
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #9
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d000000000000000d

**** or get off the ****ing pot


ya want yer ass wiped for ya or what
thanks captain helpful.

back on topic, where i still haven't actually gotten an answer to my question...
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #10
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thanks captain helpful.

back on topic, where i still haven't actually gotten an answer to my question...
do you want charmin or white cloud????

or do you use wipes???
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Scott, didn't you use to have these tires on your car? If so, why can't you just answer the guy's question? How many street miles did you put on the set you had?
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:12 PM   #12
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Scott, didn't you use to have these tires on your car? If so, why can't you just answer the guy's question? How many street miles did you put on the set you had?
maybe constipation has made him grumpy?
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Scott, didn't you use to have these tires on your car? If so, why can't you just answer the guy's question? How many street miles did you put on the set you had?

Because Scotty is a troll, pure and simple.



to the OP: I would expect the RSR to wear similarly to any other extreme perf summer (Z1SS, ADO8, XS, RS3, etc). I have a full season of auto-x and daily driving on my Z1SS's and they have plenty of life left (read: ~7/32").
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Scott, didn't you use to have these tires on your car? If so, why can't you just answer the guy's question? How many street miles did you put on the set you had?
Scotty might have had more street miles on his, but the track is about 15-20 minutes from my place - I drove to and from for a total of 4 days. 100-150 street miles max between saturday and sunday across 2 weekends.
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Because Scotty is a troll, pure and simple.



to the OP: I would expect the RSR to wear similarly to any other extreme perf summer (Z1SS, ADO8, XS, RS3, etc). I have a full season of auto-x and daily driving on my Z1SS's and they have plenty of life left (read: ~7/32").
thanks, about 6mm then. good to hear. how many races are in a full season of autox? (we only have the occasional event where i live, our seasonal stuff is all track and drift series).

as an interesting note, i checked out the thread posted above. the datasheet posted in it conflicts with the one i got off of the federal website. shows about a difference of 1.3kg (3lb) between 205/45 16 and 205/50 16 compared to 500g (1.1lb) on the one in the thread. (no i'm not fretting over this, just curious).

www.federaltyres.com.au/specs/ss595.pdf vs http://www.federaltire.com/en/images...spec595RS.html
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Because Scotty is a troll, pure and simple.



to the OP: I would expect the RSR to wear similarly to any other extreme perf summer (Z1SS, ADO8, XS, RS3, etc). I have a full season of auto-x and daily driving on my Z1SS's and they have plenty of life left (read: ~7/32").


there really is no possible way to TELL anybody how long they will last


the op seems to think that driving them back and forth to a track will render them unuseable

bull****


these kinds of people dont need to be driving in the first place

This thread is ****ing unbelievable in the extreme


what kind of moron would even think of posting it???

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there really is no possible way to TELL anybody how long they will last


the op seems to think that driving them back and forth to a track will render them unuseable

bull****


these kinds of people dont need to be driving in the first place

This thread is ****ing unbelievable in the extreme


what kind of moron would even think of posting it???

yes there is. "i got xxxxkm out of mine"

no i don't.

fail

fail

learn to read.


back on topic.
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there really is no possible way to TELL anybody how long they will last
That doesn't seem to have stopped you from doing so in the past more than once.
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thanks, about 6mm then. good to hear. how many races are in a full season of autox? (we only have the occasional event where i live, our seasonal stuff is all track and drift series).

A full season for me was 7 (I believe, give or take one event). 3-5 60 second runs at each event. Car averages about 5-7k DD miles over the summer I would say.
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Below pic is my 2nd set of 595 RS-R @ 18". track it in very hot days here 30degC++. this split happen after my 2nd track day on all 4 pc of the tyres. Now I still hv this tyres on my car.

I also seen this in others' 595 RSR 18" & 17". & a 16" which hv not yet been to any track day... So for who hv use this better go check it see if the split get worst or not? as I dont want to see ppl doing 200kmh w/ a blow tyre!!

my 1st set of this 595 RS-R seem ok.





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It may mean that first product was great and then they improved it.
Have you tried to send these pictures to manufacturer and ask them for their opinion?

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Out of the 2 or 3 sets of RSR's I've owned, I've never seen them split like that. Like krzys said, I'd try contacting Federal and see what their opinion is (maybe it means you'll get a brand new set ).
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Had a set of federals, loved them, but they didn't last long at all...

Wouldnt drive them on the street again to and from the track, I'd make them dedicated if I had to do it all over. But then I'd probably just get nto1's or a048 at that point
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Can not find any test results on the RS-R sorry

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Show all: Federal tyres, Economy Performance tyres, Buy the SS595 SUPER STEEL
Data: 38 reviews averaging 54% over 414,908 miles driven



Dry Grip
66%

Wet Grip
48%

Road Feedback
57%

Progressiveness
54%

Wear
66%

Comfort
46%

Buy again
39%


this is from Euro Tyre reviews
THAT is NOT the tire being discussed, here
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