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Old 06-01-2003, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default Luke and everyone help! Goodyear F1 GS-D3 VS AVS ES100 VS Sumitomo HTR ZII

Well I bought some OZ Superleggras(17x7) a few months ago and want to put them on but can't decide on tires and I am unsure about the size to get. I have heard people say don't run a 225 on a 7" rim it isn't worth it and others saying it's more contact patch and a better choice?

As for the tires these are the choices I have narrowed it down to. Everyone seems to either be running the AVS ES100 or trying to sell me the AVS ES (Discount Tire). However I am leaning more towards the Goodyear as the reviews are great and so is tireracks prices. The Sumitomo I threw in for the bang for the buck factor, I have heard it's an unbelieveable tire for the price.

So everyone please help me get these rims on my car!

Heres the scoop I will be using my RE92's for winter with the stock rims so I am looking to put a summer tire only on my Rex. Oh yeah one final question can you buy the Bridgestone RE070 anywhere and are they any good?
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Old 06-01-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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The consensus from this thread seems to be the Goodyears if you can afford them.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...light=goodyear
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Old 06-01-2003, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thanks alot I wasn't finding that when I searched.
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Old 06-01-2003, 08:34 PM   #4
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I've been driving on the Goodyears for about a week now. I haven't pushed them hard, but so far so good. I got into fairly heavy rain one time, and they felt outstanding, the car tracked as solid as a rock at 70mph. Too early to tell much otherwise, but I'm happy with them so far.

The ES100 sound like a very nice tire, too, I don't think you can go wrong with either of these two. Relatively few people have the Goodyears, and I wanted to try something different.
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:50 AM   #5
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After reading up on the Goodyears, I was sold. I checked Tirerack, and their site said they were backordered. I checked with Luke, and he said there's no telling when they will get them back in. I decided to go with the Yoko's since I was too lazy to hunt around for the Goodyears elsewhere. I should have the tires midweek... They seem like the best bang for the buck tire from what I've read.

I am getting 215/45 17's for my UK 17x7 wheels. They are going on my RS, so I don't think 225's would fit without rubbing. I think you can get away with 225's on a WRX sedan, just not a wagon. But that's just the understanding of a non WRX owner who pays attention to chatter occasionally.
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:25 AM   #6
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in order

F1 GS-D3


ES100
HTR Z II

there is a gapp between #1 and #2 for a good reason .... there is a significant performance gap between those tire ... the Gooodyear is that much better
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:27 AM   #7
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How to these Goodyears stack up to other Ultra High Perf tires such as the SO3 or the SP9000s?

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Old 06-02-2003, 12:19 PM   #8
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How to these Goodyears stack up to other Ultra High Perf tires such as the SO3 or the SP9000s?

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in the dry the F1 GS-D3 just barely out ran the S-03's on the track but, in the wet the S-03's were faster
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Old 06-02-2003, 01:11 PM   #9
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Glad to hear that Luke. I placed an order last night with Tirerack for the Goodyears. Yeah they were twenty seven dolars more a tire than the Yoko's but hey you get a $50 gift card for Home Depot which really makes them about $30 more total so it was an easy decision. Besides everyone is running the Yoko's too and I wanted to be diffrent!

Now I just hope you guys get them in real soon. Any expected date on the tires to TireRack?
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Old 06-02-2003, 02:29 PM   #10
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which size did you order ?????
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Old 06-03-2003, 01:45 AM   #11
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I ordered the 215/45 17(due to my 7" rim and this is the max I can spend). Well unfortunately I received a call today from Henry @ Tirerack. I missed his call but he left a message saying the tires were backorder until approx. 6 to 12 weeks
I have done a lot of research on this tire and itís the one I want but I don't know if I can wait that long. I don't think there is any other tire I want. Is it really going to be that loooong for this tire, I hope not? Anyway you could subsitute the 225/45

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