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Old 10-07-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
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Hi,

I need to get a set of STi All Season Tires and don't want to pay the $ for the Pilot's. Tire size is 225/45/17 and I live in MI

So, according to Tire Rack here's whats left:

Continental ContiExtreme Contacts: $108.00
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S: 125.00
Pirelli P7000 SuperSport: 115.00
Sumitomo HTR+: 84.00

Pirelli scores high but there are not many miles reported in the survey.

I'm leaning towards the Sumitomo but have not heard very much about them.

Any recommendations from experience?

Thanks,

Biran
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:01 PM   #2
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The HTR+ does relativelt well in the comparisons but they do not offer nearly as much steering response os the others listed due to their soft sidewall construction

the Pirelli P7000 Super Sports are one of the noisiest car tires I have ever driven

the P-Zero Nero while great in the dry and wet for an all-season tire probably isn't that good in the snow ..... it's new so time will tell but, from the tread compound and design info we have I do not expect much

Continental's will most likely also have some noise isues to deal with as well as dry traction issues but, they sure are cost effective

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Old 10-07-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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I have the Sumitomo HTR+'s and they are pretty good for the price! Luke can probably much more info about them, but from my experience they are nice in the dry and pretty good in the rain and snow as long as you don't go crazy on them. they get a bit noisier now though, but that's after awhile with them. I have 215/45/17s on the P1s.

only bad thing I had with them was that I had to replace 2 cause one of them had a bubble on it... damn detroit roads.


btw.... Can I ride in your STi??? please!!!
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Old 10-07-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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how much noise do you mean? I mean a little hum is fine by me, it's not going to sound like you're driving a tank, is it?
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Old 10-07-2003, 09:10 PM   #5
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I have the ContiExtremes and they are quieter than the RE92s.
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:08 PM   #6
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I've had the HTR+ for a while and like them quite a bit. They cetainly don't have the steering response of my So-3's, but they are a hell of a tire at any price. Quite quiet, and I am very picky about noise - I hucked my so-3's cuz of noise.
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:51 AM   #7
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The HTR+ does relativelt well in the comparisons but they do not offer nearly as much steering response os the others listed due to their soft sidewall construction

the Pirelli P7000 Super Sports are one of the noisiest car tires I have ever driven

the P-Zero Nero while great in the dry and wet for an all-season tire probably isn't that good in the snow ..... it's new so time will tell but, from the tread compound and design info we have I do not expect much

Continental's will most likely also have some noise isues to deal with as well as dry traction issues but, they sure are cost effective

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Luke,

Assuming I ran RE92's in the winter last year on my WRX and had no problems in the snow which tire would you recommend?

When you say that tires are noisy could you rank them compared to the noise produced by the RE070's?

Thanks,

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Old 10-08-2003, 04:04 PM   #8
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I have the Continentals too and they are very quiet. The stock STi tires are very noisy. The Conti's are no louder than the RE92's on my WRX. I've got about 1,500 miles on the tires and am extremely happy. Wet traction has been good. I originally had them inflated at higher pressures because I had read they have a soft sidewall prone to rolling over at high cornering speeds but have since reduced pressure with no problems. Of course thay are not as sticky as the stockers but the car feels firmly planted and secure. The final test is when our first snow flies which should be anytime now!

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Old 10-08-2003, 04:21 PM   #9
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In my opinion no tire ever is as loud as the RE070's I hear them in my head even now!
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:51 PM   #10
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I have the Continentals too and they are very quiet. The stock STi tires are very noisy. The Conti's are no louder than the RE92's on my WRX. I've got about 1,500 miles on the tires and am extremely happy. Wet traction has been good. I originally had them inflated at higher pressures because I had read they have a soft sidewall prone to rolling over at high cornering speeds but have since reduced pressure with no problems. Of course thay are not as sticky as the stockers but the car feels firmly planted and secure. The final test is when our first snow flies which should be anytime now!

Punk
I'm going to be getting the Continental Extremes too. What wheels do you have them on? I'm glad to hear your review because I was hesitating just a little but now I will buy them. The soft sidewall issue had me wondering if they would roll right off the rim if I cornered too hard. I hope they will be good in the snow. My last car was a Jetta TDI with an open front diff an now traction control. I made it through 2 winters on Michellin Energy tires. Let me tell you that car sucked really bad in the snow.
The STi with conti extremes has to be better then that. I'm a smart driver though. I take it easy on the curves, go slow and give myself plenty of distance from the car in front of me.
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