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Old 09-28-2000, 12:59 PM   #1
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Question What tires work well?

I was wondering what tires work well witht he stock impreza rims. I heard you guys say that the stock tires are POS so im thinking on changing them. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-28-2000, 02:02 PM   #2
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Hey, I'm running Falken GRB FK-451's on my '98 Legacy L w/ my GT wheels in the 205/50/16, they are awesome summer tires... good grip and awesome in the rain... on my '99 GT I'm running 215/40/17 Falken GRB RS Tune II's on my Speedline Supertourismos and they are awesome both wet and dry... I was driving through a terrential downpour this summer @ 180km/h w/ no hydroplanning at all!
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Old 09-28-2000, 02:03 PM   #3
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Aboslutely hands down the Yoko AVS line. They're also good to double as race/street tires.
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Old 09-28-2000, 02:05 PM   #4
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I've got the Kumho ESCTA Supra 712's, excellent tire at a great price. Other notable tires are:
Bridgestone Potenza RE730
Yokohama A520
Falken GRB Series
Falken Ziex Series
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Old 09-28-2000, 02:06 PM   #5
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In lieu of Pirelli P-Zeroes...
Toyo Proxes T1-Ses all the way!!
-Geoff

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Old 09-28-2000, 02:39 PM   #6
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Try Firestone Wilderness ATs
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Old 09-28-2000, 02:49 PM   #7
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I have to disagree with the Toyos. My last tires were Toyo T1-S and they were much better than stock on dry, but not even near half the tire that the AVS is. I think the T1-S is a little better on wet than the AVS though. So if you live in Seattle, get the Toyos if you live anywhere else get AVS's, they make great auto-x tires too (for STS).
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Old 09-28-2000, 03:01 PM   #8
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Summer:
V-rated Pirelli P7000's, 225/45 R-16
Winter:
V-rated Pirelli SnowSport 240's, same size

what's funny is that my winter tires cost more than my summer tires, actually, I guess that makes more sense than I first thought
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Old 09-28-2000, 03:46 PM   #9
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I'm running a set of 225/50-16 AVS S1 on stock wheels. You will need to remove the rear fender trim and possible roll the fender lip a bit, but they work wonderfully and are $85 each.

EDIT: harpy, you run some seriously huge winter tires. expensive too.

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Old 09-28-2000, 03:49 PM   #10
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Pirelli SS7000 ...hands down the best all around tire!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2000, 04:26 PM   #11
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I think our first response should've been... what are you planning to do with your car?

Drive it in the snow:
Michelin Arctic Alpin

Drive it in the dry/wet:
Yokohama AVS Sport

Drive it in the dry/wet but you have a budget:
Dunlop SP8000, Bridgestone RE71, Yokohama AVS-i

Commit suicide:
Firestone Wilderness

Drive it in all seasons & you don't really care about having optimal dry, wet, or snow traction, but you can "get by" since you don't wanna bother having a set of snow tires & a set of summer tires:
Pirelli P7000SS
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Old 09-28-2000, 07:40 PM   #12
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In the snow definately Nokian Happa's! I have the 195/60/15 Happa NRW's for winter
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Old 09-28-2000, 08:08 PM   #13
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I'd hope the AVSes would be a bit grippier in the dry...since they're only 180 treadwear...they're leaving bits and pieces of themselves all over the place. :P

My FZ4s lasted 25k miles...and could've gone more...I expect the T1-Ses to last about 20k. How long do the AVSes last?

For ~$150 a tire, I want something that lasts a /little/ longer.
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Old 09-29-2000, 01:49 AM   #14
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Yokohama AVS db Decibles!!!!!!!!! They kick a$$ !!!!!!!! They're ultra-high performance, all-season tires. They look cool to

My two pennies,
B.C.
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Old 09-29-2000, 01:57 AM   #15
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I absolutely love my Yokohama AVS Intermediates. My friend also has PZero Asymetricos on his RS and they seem to be a really good tire. They are much more money though.
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