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Old 04-16-2006, 07:13 PM   #126
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Hi,

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S 225-50 16"


#2.) what is your geographic location
Connecticut

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
None

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
85% highway 15% city

#5.) your review and personal comments

I now have 60,000 miles on my PZero Neros. For the last 10,000, they've been skis in the snow and not so good in heavy rain, but ... that's entirely understandable. For the first part of their life, these tires were excellent all-year tires, very reliable in 6-inch snowfalls, good in slush, excellent in heavy rain--the kind of rain that pools on the highway because it cannot run off fast enough, and simply marvelous in the dry. These tires were quieter by a little than the Bridgestone RE92s they replaced.

I'll be looking for four new tires by the end of summer ... unless somebody has a compelling argument for something else, I'll be looking for another set of the same.

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Old 04-17-2006, 08:05 PM   #127
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Ok, so i now have a problem. I am still stock on the shoes and socks, but when i launch i spin the wheels...... I have added some power to me WRX, and can take STI's so i need a tire with more grip, I dont want a tire that is all performance, something thats a good median. any ideas?
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:42 PM   #128
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any more reviews on toyo t1r's ?
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:50 PM   #129
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Question Looking for review on the Avon Tech M550 A/S

These M550 A/S tires are getting the best results on Tire Rack for ultra-high performance all-seasons. I'm looking for a replacement for the stocks for winter time. I live in Richmond, VA so we don't see major snow storms - a 6 inch snow is considered a state of emergency.

I know the stock RE92's are not the best tires, but they performed well in the snow. Has anyone tried these Avon all-season tires in the snow and if so, how did you like them?

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Old 04-25-2006, 04:35 PM   #130
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Dunlop WinterSport M2 (Discontinued but M3 is very simmilar) 205/55/16

#2.) what is your geographic location
Chicago Suburbs

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
Winter Autox, daily and snow spirited driving

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
50/50


#5.) your review and personal comments
Very average winter tire. It's cheap and it's way better than any all season tire but on the snow it's just average. I think if you're not looking to get every bit of grip possible on the snow, this is a good solution since our AWD helps a lot. This tire was designed to fit sport sedans during winter season and it's called "performance winter tire" due to it's higher speed rating. On the dry and wet it truly is very good. Way better than our stock RE92s but when it comes to snow conditions, you sacrifice alot. It's good on packed snow but fresh stuff and ice are problematic. Although this tire is not great i'll seriously consider the M3 for the replacement since we don't get much snow here in Chicago and even if we do, having AWD compensates a lot with this tire. Good bang for the buck but if you want all snow performance look into Nokians.

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Old 04-26-2006, 03:38 PM   #131
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anyone can tell me why my review of Yokohama ES100 was deleted ??
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:08 PM   #132
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Yokohama AVS ES100 225/45/17

#2.) what is your geographic location
Chicago Suburbs

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
Autox, canyon roads, daily spirited driving

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
50/50


#5.) your review and personal comments
Very good tire for the money. Good, but not exeptional grip. Just need to pump it up to about 45PSI for autox and other events. Grips well in the rain.
Good thread wear, put about 15000 miles on it with 5 autox events and i still have about half the thread left.
A bit of roadnoise and very stiff (you feel every little crack in the road) if pumped to above 34PSI for daily driving.
I like this tire but i think i'll not buy it again. I'm looking at Hankooks as my next set as ther're cheaper and better when it comes to tire performance.
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This was the e-mail message I got after you put up the new post. I figured you just edited your orignal post of the AVS ES100's with the M2's.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:27 PM   #133
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no, i actually did a review of those 2 tires. :-)
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:47 PM   #134
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#1.) Good Year Eagle F1-DS3 225/45/17 on Stock STI BBS rims

#2.) Salt Lake City, Utah

#3.) Mostly for entertainment in Mountain/Canyons in the area

#4.) 30% Mountain/Canyons, 40% City, 30% Highway

#5.) Excellent tire! Sidewall is slightly softer than RE070's, but makes for much more comfortable/quiet ride. Max grip is infact higher reguardless of the softer sidewalls. It also makes the tire a bit more forgiving at grip limits. I will buy these again, they are very friendly max grip tires. Very good in the rain/wet too, much better than I expected (although they are derived from a rain tread, so wet performance comes naturally).

I'd also like to add, that these have the best braking performance of any tire I've ever ridden on (I've ridden in many a cool cars too). My abs used to go crazy if I jammed the brakes under 50, now it just stops. No hastle, no complaints or anything, just sheer stopping power. I need to upgrade my brakes now!
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:03 AM   #135
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At the Track good tire

please answer these questions

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Toyo RA-1 205/55-16 ($ 162 each)

#2.) what is your geographic location
Virginia International Raceway

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
trackday

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving

1% highway, 99% track
#5.) your review and personal comments
WOW. No more squealing sounds. predictable, consistent handling. i did not have them shaved, and there is a lot of melted crap on them now. maybe shaving would be good for dry driving. the outer edges did not survive any better than less expensive tires I have taken to the track (RE-92's, Khumo 712's, Khumo MX's). This tire is far superior to those. RA-1's worked great in the rain at 115mph, and didnt need lot of time to heat up. them things is sticky, and street legal! why would anyone spend more $$$ on michelins and goodyears???
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:21 PM   #136
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18000 miles and my TBaja dealer tires are wearing. I think I can get a few more months out of them though. Ironic enough, I ran over a nail on one of them yesterday so I thought I would replace them all ..... went to COSTCO (running short of TIME like I always used to do before I got a car that I choose to treat well) and they only had one tire that they would even put on my baja and it was $148 per tire for junkie tires. I chose not to get them replaced and went to Walmart and for $6.50 they plugged hole........... took the guy forever to figure out how to get the donut back under the bed .

SO WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IS FEEDBACK. I live in the SoCal Mountains so 4 months of the year I have SNOW. I drive alot of freeway traffic when I am not in the mountains (200-300 miles a week). When I am in the Mountains I drive aggressively with lots of UP/DOWN and SHARP CORNERS. I drive very little on dirt roads but some to get to trail heads. And the rainy season and the snow season correspond but only for a few short months.

QUESTION:
What types of tires have you used and recommend for my style of driving and WHY? I'd rather NOT have two sets (summer and winter). Price is consideration but not as important as handling, durablility and traction etc.


I honestly have never replaced tires except at SUPER CENTER's so all advice is requested, warranted, and accepted.

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Old 05-16-2006, 05:43 PM   #137
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18000 miles and my TBaja dealer tires are wearing. I think I can get a few more months out of them though. Ironic enough, I ran over a nail on one of them yesterday so I thought I would replace them all ..... went to COSTCO (running short of TIME like I always used to do before I got a car that I choose to treat well) and they only had one tire that they would even put on my baja and it was $148 per tire for junkie tires. I chose not to get them replaced and went to Walmart and for $6.50 they plugged hole........... took the guy forever to figure out how to get the donut back under the bed .

SO WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IS FEEDBACK. I live in the SoCal Mountains so 4 months of the year I have SNOW. I drive alot of freeway traffic when I am not in the mountains (200-300 miles a week). When I am in the Mountains I drive aggressively with lots of UP/DOWN and SHARP CORNERS. I drive very little on dirt roads but some to get to trail heads. And the rainy season and the snow season correspond but only for a few short months.

QUESTION:
What types of tires have you used and recommend for my style of driving and WHY? I'd rather NOT have two sets (summer and winter). Price is consideration but not as important as handling, durablility and traction etc.


I honestly have never replaced tires except at SUPER CENTER's so all advice is requested, warranted, and accepted.

Duane
there is simply no tire that will suit all of your criteria. You cannot have good grip in the snow, rain and summer for spirited driving. If you're willing to skipp the summer a bit you can get Dunlop Wintersport M3. Great performance tire for the winter with awesome highway and wet characteristics. Grips in snow decent too but don't expect awesomeness in snow since it's "preformance winter" more suited for wet and snowless roads.
I had the same dillema you do now, and i decided to go with some universal winter tires for winter and summer tires for summer. You simply can't have everything in one tire. And if someone is telling you that you can, they are fooling you and themselves since you won't get anything from tire like that, no dry grip, no wet grip and certainly no snow grip.
Good luck with your search.
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Old 05-20-2006, 09:12 PM   #138
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please answer these questions

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
BFG KDW 235 45 17

#2.) what is your geographic location
Seattle

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
Street, Paved Mountain Road, Autox

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
85 city / 15 highway


#5.) your review and personal comments
dry traction is very, very good. steering response is very, very good. sidewall stiffness is good. i may try to up the tire pressure to get very good stiffness.
wet traction is very, very good. I'm very happy with it. I haven't autox'd them yet.


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Old 05-21-2006, 01:56 AM   #139
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please answer these questions

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
dunlop fm901 235 45 17

#2.) what is your geographic location
Seattle

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
Street, Paved Mountain Road, Autox

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
85 city / 15 highway


#5.) your review and personal comments
about as good as the kumho ecsta supra 712. maybe worse. autox performance was not competitive. a fun street tire that outperforms the bridgestone re92 all season tire. don't expect much from this tire other than good looks and performance better than off brand's like Big-O wheely-O hi-tech round rubber things.

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Old 05-21-2006, 01:59 AM   #140
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please answer these questions

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Yokohama Advan A046 235 45 17

#2.) what is your geographic location
Seattle

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
Street, Paved Mountain Road, Autox

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
85 city / 15 highway


#5.) your review and personal comments
dry traction is awesome. steering response is awesome. sidewall stiffness is awesome. wet traction is good. Killer at the autox. Everyone already knows about this tire.
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:24 PM   #141
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please answer these questions - ok...

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size) - Bridgestone RE070, 225/45x17 (but as wide as some 235/245 series tires) on ET53 17x7.5 '04 STI BBS, agressive street alignment @ 5+caster, -2F/-1.5R camber, 0 toe all around, modified suspension

#2.) what is your geographic location - Houston

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX) - none

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving - 70/30 plus runs to the Hill Country whenever possible.

#5.) your review and personal comments - best "feeling" tires I've ever owned, very stiff sidewall, superb dry grip, surprisingly good on damp to moderately wet surfaces, but hydroplaning resistance only fair (better than RE92), surprisingly quiet on good road surfaces, unrelentingly noisy on poor surfaces, overpasses, metal, etc. bought 'em used @ bargain price, already looking for another set - have to admit as much as I liked my FK451's, these are way mo' better...

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Old 05-25-2006, 09:41 PM   #142
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1. Sumitomo HTR+ 215/45-17 on OZ Prodrive 17s, going with HTR+ 215/50-17s next time around.

2. Boston, MA

3. Swerving around MA drivers... NeighborhoodX... Parking Lot Drift Champion...

4. 50/50

5. I've had these and the Pirelli P6000s which came on the wheels. I've had belt blowouts on both... Boo to that. Boston is littered with potholes, but I'm definitely upsizing on the sidewall on my next purchase, which should be tomorrow or Saturday... All in all, these have done me well through 2 winters and some serious backcountry mountain speeding in NH and upstate NY. For the $, these do just fine. I'm honestly suprised that more people don't run em... It's like buying TEIN coilovers... you could pay a lot more, but why?
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:34 AM   #143
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)

Kumho MX
#2.) what is your geographic location

FL
#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)

Sebring int raceway, AutoX at Brooksville, Smokey Mountains
#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving

70% Highway 30% City
#5.) your review and personal comments

+ Absolute grip is nice, very even breakaway
+ Very little tire squeel
+ Stick well even when hot

- Soft sidewalls require higher pressures and poor initial stearing response

General Notes:
1. noisy at low speeds, but then again every tire I have had that was high performance was noisy as well.
2. Bang for the buck it is decent but next time I am going to go with a stiffer sidewall.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:27 PM   #144
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)

Potenza RE070 Wrx Sti 2005 stock tire.

#2.) what is your geographic location

FL

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)

Occational hard conering and speeding on mountain roads.

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving

70% / 30%

#5.) your review and personal comments

I put about 24,000 miles on it before I switched Dunlop Sportmaxx. It was decent tires for the stock car. Good grip on dry but not so good in wet and useless in snow. I was little nervous about driving on the wet with these tires so I never went fast. I took them out to mountain to ski and they were useless and had to put chains ( what you would expect of performance tire). Throughout the use it maintained hard side wall, even wear. I had to repair once for nail in the very begining (around 1000 miles) and it never gave me any problems. As tire tread wore more and more I noticed it lost grips in hard cornering (around 20,000) but that is also expected since I think the tread wear on these were 140 (14k).
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Old 07-04-2006, 02:48 PM   #145
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)

Bridgestone Potenza G009 - 205/55r16 (91H, 460 A A)

#2.) what is your geographic location

Canada

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)

Sprited gravel.

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving

City 50%
Highway 30%
Gravel 20%

#5.) your review and personal comments

On pavement these tires are okay. More than adequate for daily driving. They feel a bit squirmy in high-speed cornering situations. Not nearly as good on pavement as the Proxes4's I had on last summer.

Where I'm really impressed with the G009's though is on gravel. They definately give you much more control than the Proxes ever could.
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:15 PM   #146
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Falken GR Beta FK-451 (225/45/17)

#2.) what is your geographic location
North FL, Jax

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
About 3 or 4 AutoX out of the year

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
60% highway and 40% city

#5.) your review and personal comments
Great budget tire, nice stiff sidewalls with good dry traction and decent wet traction. My only complaint is after the tires have broken-in they have become kinda loud on city driving. Overall Iím very happy with my purchase of these tires, they meet my needs and my budget.
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:22 AM   #147
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#1.) Hankook Optimo K406 205/60 R15


#2.) Dunedin, New Zealand


#3.) No driving events. Just normal driving with my usual offroading adventures


#4.) Probably an even 50/50 mix.


#5.) I love them. They are actually really good all round tyres. They provide decent grip in all driving conditions. Road noise is fairly average too.
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:41 PM   #148
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Kumho ECSTA SPT 225/40/18 (from the stock RE92s).

#2.) what is your geographic location
SoCal, USA.

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
Street, with occassional spirited driving on canyon roads. No AutoX/RallyX so far.

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
75% highway/25% city.

#5.) your review and personal comments
Excellent value, moderate road noise, good road feel, and much better traction through turns. I don't have enough miles on them to really give a final review (wet/dry traction, hot vs. cold performance, etc.), but so far, so good. I'll edit this post in a few weeks once I've had more time to drive on them.

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Old 08-26-2006, 01:27 AM   #149
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Cooper Zeon ZPT (225/45/17).

#2.) what is your geographic location
Arizona.

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
None.

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
50% highway, 50% city.

#5.) your review and personal comment
My old tires were Toyo Proxes FZ4ís. Overall this is how I rate the new tires vs. the old ones. (All ratings are from 1 being the bad to 10 being excellent)

Ride:
Toyo = 3
Cooper = 8

Performance : (Wet Road)
Toyo = 3
Cooper = N/A

Road Noise:
Toyo = 1
Cooper = 9

Tread Design:
Toyo = 6
Cooper = 9

Iím very impressed with the comfort of the Coopers over the Toyos. If you want a more practical city/highway driving tire than a race tire then I suggest the ZPTís.
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:48 AM   #150
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Hankook Ventus RS-2 225/45/17 - 40 psi front, 35 psi rear

#2.) what is your geographic location
Arizona

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
No organized driving events, but a lot of fast road usage.

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
40/60

#5.) your review and personal comments
Previous tires were Bridgestone RE70's (3 sets) and Falken FK-451 (1 set).

All in all, this is a GREAT tire! After 3 sets of OEM rubber, I was looking for something a little more available (got tired of hunting for OEM take offs at a reasonable price) and a little more livable around town. I went with the FK-451's after reading some favorable reviews. While the falkens were quieter and more comfortable, I missed the edge the stock tires had when pushed. Steering feel was marginal and they seemed to chunk too easily. The RS-2's seem to have the best of both worlds. Steering feel and performance on the edge are nearly as good as the Bridgstones whlile noise and compliance are on par with the Falkens. Wear seems to be much better than the RE70's as well.

I'll be buying another set.
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