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Old 06-04-2003, 12:40 PM   #1
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Cool Hi Luke: once and for all, lets decide what tires I'm buying. Your thoughts please.

My new P7s need tires. I currently have 2 1/2 good Toyo T1s with about 10k miles on them mounted on my Rota Battles. I busted a sidewall on one of the Toyos running over an unaligned ramp joint and one tires has a pretty bad curb rash on the side wall. Unfortunately the 2 good ones are on opposite diagonals on the car, so mating those together is do-able but not optimal. I can pick up 2 new Toyos at $170 a piece from a local store or I can pick up 4 new tires from Tire Rack and keep the 2 good Toyos as full size spares.

As much as I want to pick up a set of SO3, they are out of the budget range right now. I'm looking for a good sticky summer tire, definitely one that is good in rain. I don't race or autoX.

After many agonizing hours thinking about my tires, here is what I've narrowed down to...all in the 215/45-17 size.

Dunlop SP Sport 9000: $127 @ Tire Rack
Bridgestone Potenza RE750: $136 @ TR
Yokohama AVS ES100: $97 @ TR

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Thanks Luke...you're the best.

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Old 06-04-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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considering your budgetary requirements you should be looking at these tires

AVS ES100 97.00
ECSTA MX 115.00
POZ RE750 136.00
P-ZERO NERO XL 144.00
FH SZ50 EP 145.00
SPORT 9000 127.00

and the vaunted S-03 @ 159.00


since you mentioned the S-03 is out ..... the P-Zero and SZ50 should also be out as well as the RE750

that leaves 3

out of those three for your driving requirements I would recommend the ES100's

While the MX is a better performer the ride quality is bad and the Sport 9k tends to tramline too much for my taste

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Old 06-04-2003, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thanks!

AVS ES100 97.00
POZ RE750 136.00

How do these 2 compare to each other in dry/wet handling and road noise?

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Old 06-04-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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the wet traction and steering response of the 750 is better and the dry handling is also marginally better ,,,, the 750 will also offer a little more tread life ..... ride quality/noise issues are very close between these 2 tires
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Old 06-04-2003, 02:43 PM   #6
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fyi - I put some 215/45 17 Yoko AVS ES100s on my Rota Attacks a couple weeks ago, and for the price could not be happier.

They are not much louder than the stockers, but stick 100 times better. They do track the grooves a bit, but that's to be expected of any summer/sticky tire.

I know you asked Luke originally, but I recommend the Yoko's for the price.

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Old 06-04-2003, 02:50 PM   #7
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I know you asked Luke originally, but I recommend the Yoko's for the price.

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