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Old 10-25-2003, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default FS: Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires from STi

Posting here in the local forum to see if I can avoid shipping. These are off of my STi with less than 700 easy, break-in miles. I'm switching over to all seasons next weeked. $450 obo.

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Old 10-26-2003, 06:55 PM   #2
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:32 AM   #3
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All Seasons?
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Old 10-27-2003, 12:43 PM   #4
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All Seasons?
Agreed

Price is a little steep, I think they are great tires though, but even with only 800 miles they wear pretty fast.
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Old 10-27-2003, 01:11 PM   #5
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Yeah, what he said! All seasons?
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Old 10-27-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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Yeah, what he said! All seasons?
Yeah, all season tires .. Sumitomo HTR+. Make me some offers people if the price is too high - it's $450 _obo_.
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Old 10-27-2003, 02:03 PM   #7
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Yeah, all season tires .. Sumitomo HTR+. Make me some offers people if the price is too high - it's $450 _obo_.
YOu are going comprimise your summer handling and winter snow driving. All season are a very poor choice for this car.
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Old 10-27-2003, 04:36 PM   #8
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YOu are going comprimise your summer handling and winter snow driving. All season are a very poor choice for this car.
summer = stickies (ie re070)
winter = knobbies (ie blizzatches)

all seasons on wrx =
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:24 PM   #9
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I'll admit that I'm a newb to performance cars. Is it really that much of a difference? These are "Ultra High Performance All-Season" tires as described by tire rack. The dry traction and handling ratings at tirerack for some of the all seasons are pretty high. It would be a difference ~$1000 and the use of 4 wheels as nouveau art in my room :P between going all seasons and having dedicated winter and summer. I'm not sure it's worth that cost.
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:54 PM   #10
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I peronally have dedicated sets of summer and winter tires, but the high performance all seasons will be fine in the summer/spring/fall, just be careful in the snow. You'll get by and you will be safe but you j ust wont have the all out grip in the snow that you will have with real snow tires.

The thought of having one set of wheels/tires for all year round is very attractive. especially when you live in an apt and have a shortage of storage space.

Do what y ou like its your car and dont listen to people who simply diss your idea without any technical explanation.
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Old 10-28-2003, 08:51 AM   #11
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It's not that all seasons are a bad choice in general, they are when it comes to compromising the performance of a high-perf. automobile (esp wrx's or sti's).

All seasons, no matter which one you pick, will suck in deep snow/ice because of the lack of siping and high silica softer tread compounds (grip) of winter tires, and will never corner hard without squealing like a pig in the summer. All seasons in the summer do not provide the ultimate grip and handling of a stiff-sidewalled dedicated summer tire. (such as those stock on the STI).

I wouldn't recommend them on an STI just because you bought this car for a sporting reason. An STI will handle like garbage on anything but the most expensive all season, and even then you will compromise the performance. You'll need all the control you can get in the STI during the winter and summer.

here's something from the TIRERACK.COM

By design, All-Season tires are a compromise intended to provide acceptable traits under a wide variety of conditions. However, that compromised goal prevents them from being a master of any one of them. The All-Season tire tread designs and compounds that are engineered to provide extended mileages and durability under the summer's sun are less effective in winter's freezing temperatures, and through snow and on ice. Specific winter tires deliver much better snow and ice performance than All-Season tires because their tread designs and tread compounds are engineered to master those conditions, while summer tires are engineered to deliver better handling in the rain and on dry roads. Why not have the best tires for each of the conditions you'll encounter?


I would clear a corner in the apartment. Put a piece of plywood on top, and you've got a table. Or stuff dirty clothes in the empty space inside the stack of tires.

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Old 10-28-2003, 11:15 AM   #12
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I really don't understand a lot of you that have a Summer tire then a dedicated winter tire. I have had all seasons on my wrx from the day I got it, and as soon as I can, I'll have them on the STi.

There aren't many times that we get Deep snow here on the east coast, and when we do, just about any place I'd want to go is closed. As for ice, you're screwed with just about any tire. I'd rather an all season, and a dedicated auto-x (replace with your style of racing) tire.

There is no reason to be pushing a street tire to the kind of limits that would excede a decent all season. I drove through the last 2 snow seasons with what is considered a cheap set of all seasons and had no problems. Anyways, thats my rant, I don't even know how this thread got onto it, but I thought I'd add to the convo.

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