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Old 08-08-2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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I am looking for the next set of tires to replace RE070 tires (27lbs). I prefer something much lighter in the range of 21-23lbs with similar performance as RE070's. Which tires do come close in performance, but weighs 3-5 lbs lighter?

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Old 08-09-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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http://www.edgeracing.com/tires/2254517/

You can see what's available there.
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Old 08-09-2005, 12:35 AM   #3
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Toyo T1R and Pilot Sport PS2 are both in 21-23 lbs range.
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Old 08-09-2005, 01:23 AM   #4
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....the Z212 Hankooks are are likely the best choice for the $$$....I'm lovin' mine in 235/40 on my WRX
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Old 08-09-2005, 07:54 AM   #5
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Z212 Hankooks are all sold out!
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:36 AM   #6
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try tires.com for the hankooks- free shipping too
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better question is there a light tire in the 21-24 lb range that has as stiff a sidewall as the RE70's I don't want any sidewall rollover while turning.....
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:57 AM   #8
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better question is there a light tire in the 21-24 lb range that has as stiff a sidewall as the RE70's I don't want any sidewall rollover while turning.....
You can probably find some R compounds that have as stiff a sidewall.

You won't find a street tire with a sidewall as stiff as the RE070. I think the closest is the Azeni RT215, and that's discontinued (plus it weighs 26 lbs).

Of course, you can keep a softer tire from rolling over two ways: Increase negative camber & increase pressures.
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how much do the rt-6125's and the so-3's weight?
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #11
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how much do the rt-6125's and the so-3's weight?
S03 = I change my s03 to Pilot ps2 and i'll not buy S03 anymore coz toooooo heavy.
PS2 / 225-40-18 = 21 pounds
S03 / 225-40-18 = 28 pounds
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:19 AM   #12
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Or you can stretch the tire...or maybe buy runflats, lol.

The RE070's sidewall stiffness is unreal. A friend with an 05 STi just swapped out the tires and had a hell of a time trying to break the bead and then taking the tire off.

He got some Falken 457 or something.. and he's all salty at the sidewall flex.
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