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Old 01-28-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default What Kind of Rubbers are you Running?

Just want to get an idea of what kind of rubbers are you guys running on your cars. Need some recomendation on tires too.. i was looking into the Nitto Neo Gen.. or the Toyo T1S.. let me know ppl thanks a million!!!!!! Sorry its summer tires i'm looking for and can anyone hook me up with tires too!
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Old 01-28-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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I've never heard anything good about Nitto. For the money there are far superior tires. I had a pair on my old civic and they were garbage.
For a summer tire T1S is good, Bridgestone S-O3, for a little cheaper try Kumho MX or Falken Azenis Sport. As an all season all around tire I really like the Dunlop SP5000, which will probably be my next tire purchase. Basically figure out your budget for four tires, then find the best tire that matches budget and what the purpose will be of those tires (summer in Vancouver you want a tire that is good in dry AND wet).
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Old 01-28-2005, 04:53 PM   #3
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Trojan Twisted Pleasure (Lubricated).

Hmm, not summers but Im on Bridgestone RE950s. Fantastic stuff. Fantastic dry and wet grip, very progressive breakaway characteristics. Other improvements from stock RE92 were lower noise, better ride, and better steering feel.

Not so good in snow. Actually pretty miserable. The old RE92s, despite being rubbish in eveything else, rock in snow.
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:03 PM   #4
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The old RE92s, despite being rubbish in eveything else, rock in snow.
I certainly hope you're not being serious Either that or you haven't tried many other tires in the snow. RE92s in snow = teh suck.

Toyo T1S is pretty hard to beat for the money as far as summer performance tires go. They've got a new version out but I've forgotten what they call it....
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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Kumho ECSTA 712 - summer
Kumho KW7400 - winter

My 712s are pretty much toast and I'll probably upgrade to something stickier before I put my 17s back on. Maybe Kumho MX, T1-S (or their replacement which is due out), or maybe the new Falken Azenis RS.

Oh and to whoever said RE92s are good in snow, my 712s were just as good in snow as RE92s (ie both are completely useless when compared to my KW7400s).

RE92s behave like a snow tire in the dry and a summer tire in the snow, and like a bald tire in the rain, so you really do get the worst of all worlds.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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T1-R are the replacements
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:24 PM   #7
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If you're not too concerned about cost, I really recommend getting the new Michelin Pilot Sport 2 (PS2). I am using them on the turbo, and the grip is phenomenal. They are also pretty good in the wet. The tread pattern does not look too aggressive, if that's a concern. They look kinda like the PZero Nero. Once they're warmed up they are very sticky, and they do come with a 240 wear rating.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #8
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The Pilot Sport 2 has limited sizes I think. I went with Goodyear F1 GS-D3 and they served me well - much cheaper to get from TireRack than local.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:32 PM   #9
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I'm running bridgestone conti extreme contact and they are super. 225 45 17 on Prodrive P1

I'd probably go with Toyo T1-S next time, used them before and they are exceptional.
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Old 01-28-2005, 07:31 PM   #10
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I'd probably pick T1s next time too. I'm running Yoko AVS ES100s, which I haven't been able to break loose about 95% of the time, but I did feel the limits on the track. The tread wear on these has been great though - 8 months and 15000kms and Volco says they're still at 80%.

I don't think T1S will match that.
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Old 01-28-2005, 08:43 PM   #11
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Michelin PS2's...not on car yet, but will replace the stock Bridgestone RE070's (which are a super sticky quazi-race tire IMHO)
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:33 AM   #12
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It seems like ppl are liking the Toyo T1s wondering if we can do a group buy on them and see what we can get.. So does anyone has the hook up for those..What other tires are good in the dry and also in the rain consider we get more rain here then dry weather. Thanks guys for helping me out!
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:49 AM   #13
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I bought toyo T1-S and they're great for the cost. Excellent grip in the summer and good in the rain too.

Get them and you'll be entering and exiting the corners like there's no tomorrow. Your girlfriend will be grabbing the "OH MY GOD HANDLE" if you know what I mean.
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:56 AM   #14
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I bought toyo T1-S and they're great for the cost. Excellent grip in the summer and good in the rain too.

Get them and you'll be entering and exiting the corners like there's no tomorrow. Your girlfriend will be grabbing the "OH MY GOD HANDLE" if you know what I mean.

Haha i understand its the "Holy Sshiet Bar". But i used to run Toyo T1S on my Talon before and still are just also wondering if there are any other tires out there that is comparable! Thnx!
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Old 01-29-2005, 03:30 AM   #15
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I've never heard anything good about Nitto. For the money there are far superior tires. I had a pair on my old civic and they were garbage.
For a summer tire T1S is good, Bridgestone S-O3, for a little cheaper try Kumho MX or Falken Azenis Sport. As an all season all around tire I really like the Dunlop SP5000, which will probably be my next tire purchase. Basically figure out your budget for four tires, then find the best tire that matches budget and what the purpose will be of those tires (summer in Vancouver you want a tire that is good in dry AND wet).
second the compliment on SP5000
they're great all season tires that's not bad for all conditions...i've used them thru the snow days and had no problems at all...

noise and ride comfort is abt the same as the RE92...
general speaking they're pretty good all season performance tires

i also have the kumho MX...
these tires have amazing grip on dry pathments! while in wet condition they're only slightly better than RE92... (i switched from RE92 to MX on a raining day...)

road noise is just slightly better than temporary spare tires...lol (at first i thought i was rubbing my fender, but no! it's the tires) and the side wall is VERY stiff...u feel everything thru the steering wheel...(sometimes it felt like that i'm being led by the road...)

so i'd say, use Kumho MX as ur track/autoX tires while use SP5000 as daily driver (which is exactly wut i'm doing~ )

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Old 01-29-2005, 12:28 PM   #16
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i've had
T1-S on my old gc and i found that the grip was the best outta all of the tires that i have owned... the T1-S is discontinued... being replaced by the T1-R

P zero nero...this tire was also quite good... very predictable slide... but sucked under heavy braking.... slides too ez when applying brake

RE- 92... erm... yeah.....

S0-2- very agressive tread..... very very sticky tire.... just got them on my wrx so i'll let you know.... tires don't last long at all and discontinued long time ago.. replaced by the SO3
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:48 PM   #17
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T1-S on my old gc and i found that the grip was the best outta all of the tires that i have owned... the T1-S is discontinued... being replaced by the T1-R

P zero nero...this tire was also quite good... very predictable slide... but sucked under heavy braking.... slides too ez when applying brake

RE- 92... erm... yeah.....

S0-2- very agressive tread..... very very sticky tire.... just got them on my wrx so i'll let you know.... tires don't last long at all and discontinued long time ago.. replaced by the SO3
Thanks for the info dude!!! Damn if its dicontinued where u think still carry them??
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:50 PM   #18
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Try Teamwork in Burnaby.
They had some of the best T1S prices I've ever bought. They may have the T1R replacement.

I'm running Pirelli Winter Icesports on my stock tires, and when I buy Summer's, I'll probably be going with the T1R.
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:07 PM   #19
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yeah i know quite a few warehouse have some T1-S left... but that was a little while ago

i'm very interested in the T1Rs.... i wonder how they will perform...

does anyone know if the R means that they are made from racing compound or wut? cos last i checked R compound tires last about as long as subie batteries (as in not long at fukin all!!!!)
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:50 PM   #20
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does anyone know if the R means that they are made from racing compound or wut?
I doubt the T1R is an R compound tire. The RA1 is Toyo's R compound tire.
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:00 PM   #21
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oh silly me...... thanks!
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:04 PM   #22
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:24 PM   #23
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T1S .. All the way.. I haven't tried many tires but WOW.. I spent alot and I am so happy with them..

I got mine uber cheap from 1010tires.com .. But it was a fluke cause I live on the Island, normally they won't sell in BC from their website..

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ahhhhhhhhhh i love the T1-s tread!! i miss mine now!
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My suggestions:
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Ultimate all-round, average price: Eagle F1 GS-D3
Ultimate dry, superb price, shiet in wet: Azenis (not too many sizes either)
Superb dry, ultimate wet, shiet tread wear: Potenza S-03
Ultimate dry, ultimate wet, ultimate comfort, "my god" price: Pilot Sport PS2
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