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Old 11-20-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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i need to know what PSI to put my tires too. im incompitent.
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Old 11-20-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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Try 37F/35R....and you DO know that the STi tires(RE-070's) do NOT work in cold weather....like below ~55F they get hard and lose grip, and below ~45F they will have VERY little grip and you may crash on them especially if it is wet/damp.....

BEWARE.
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Old 11-21-2004, 01:46 AM   #3
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Old 11-21-2004, 03:11 AM   #4
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And I'm still running my 070's... 49 degress right now

P Zero Neros should be on the waaaaay.
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:11 AM   #5
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already happened!

STICKIE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2004, 03:11 PM   #6
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I got way way out of shape at 45deg.YOU WILL BEND UP YOUR JUNK IN COLD ON THESE TIRES.They are great in the warm.Brad
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Old 11-21-2004, 03:33 PM   #7
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if you don't act like a moron you can drive safely on RE070s in cold weather. Just keep in mind it's not = to a hot summer day.

My RE070's have 20,000 miles and are very near the end of their life. It's dropped down to low 40's here, with rain at night, and I've driven on them just fine at speeds that are reasonable.

The snows go on in a week or two, perfect timing, next Spring I will start out with 4 new tires.
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Old 11-21-2004, 04:28 PM   #8
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I'm so glad I got my zero nero's and didn't have to give up too much in the handling department.

Actually these tires tamed some of the creaks and road noise the BS is known for. But I still like the overall performance of the BS.

Oooops, sorry to hijack your thread.
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Old 11-21-2004, 04:40 PM   #9
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I've done a lot of driving with the 070s in <40 degree weather, just use common sense when you're out there. Won't try them in snow, though.
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:02 PM   #10
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I get my nokian WR's this week and cant wait to get them on...
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:08 PM   #11
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I've done a lot of driving with the 070s in <40 degree weather, just use common sense when you're out there. Won't try them in snow, though.
yeah totally agree with that one. last season (when I only had about 10K on them) they were completely useless. In anything over a dusting you're sunk.

I got some cheap-o winter tires last year... worked amazingly well...
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Old 11-21-2004, 06:29 PM   #12
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Ok well how much are my 04 STI wheels with the tires? i got like 4 thousand miles on them.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:41 PM   #13
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yeah totally agree with that one. last season (when I only had about 10K on them) they were completely useless. In anything over a dusting you're sunk.

I got some cheap-o winter tires last year... worked amazingly well...
How cheap is cheap and what brand?

DopeDog rephrase... that makes no sense. Unless you're asking how much they are WORTH.
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:32 PM   #14
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yeah sorry how much $ is it worth tires and rims.... cuz im gonna be sellin them on ebay. soon.
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:52 PM   #15
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The wheels are forged BBS.....they are, really, good wheels....just buy some cheap winter wheels ant tires and keep the stock ones for summer.
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:58 PM   #16
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it dont snow here
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Old 11-22-2004, 12:08 AM   #17
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Then ya need some tires that are better in cold weather....don't sell the wheels 'cuz the tires don't do what you need them to do....that's foolish.

Buy new tires. Pirelli PZero Nero M&S in 225/45-17 would do just fine if cold weather is a problem.



And to all you cats running summer tires in cold, bad weather.....all it would take is one emergency lane change to make you really sorry that you had the wrong tires on your car.....that is just plain pure recklessness on your part and unnecessarily endangering others. Don't kill ME on your summer tires in the winter.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:56 AM   #18
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Open your glove box. Look for little book called owners manual. Read it cover to cover. It's the first thing you should have done when you bought the car.
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:17 PM   #19
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i read most of it... there was alot of jibber jabber... not about sti
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:01 PM   #20
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How cheap is cheap and what brand?
Semperit Sport Grips... they were $90 a piece, and I'm telling you, they were great. I had never bought a dedicated winter tire before, and was going to do something expensive after researching a lot of brands ($160+ per tire) but was laid off at the time (deja vu now, sadly!) and needed a lower cost solution (my thoughts here were no job, if it gets really bad, I don't have to drive super far if they aren't all that great). I figured, compared to RE070s, it has to be better, because on the first snow I had RE070s and I did not even get out of my apartment complex. I really couldn't believe how good they were, I had great traction in light and medium snows (never got anything beyond 6-8" last year), and if you wanted to have "fun" you could do some great controlled sliding. Of course, if you drove like a normal person, you didn't slide, I was doing it just for fun on deserted roads late at night. I put 4000 mi on them last season and they still look new... mounted them to Rota Tarmac 2's to avoid destroying the BBS in case of losing traction and hitting a curb, but it never happened... so it wasn't really necessary to get the wheels, although now that I have them I'm glad I do just in case... as we all know to replace 1 BBS rim from Subaru cost more than an entire set of Rotas!
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:58 AM   #21
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front /rear air pressures recommended for factory tires on the STi are listed on a
label on the door pillar of the front drivers door .

(36psi front/30psi rear for 2004 ).
sounds really weird doesnt it?
works though.

further down the pillar is a metal tag showing your Vin # and the date your STi was built.
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