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Old 08-27-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Swap RE92s for ContiTouring Contacts?

I picked up a pair of 205/55/16 Continental ContiTouring Contacts,and am wondering if it would be worth it to buy another pair and replace my RE92s?? These are all-season tires also,but would they be an upgrade over the grip and performance of the RE92s?
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:09 PM   #2
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....almost anything is gonna be better than the re92's
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:15 PM   #3
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I picked up a pair of 205/55/16 Continental ContiTouring Contacts,and am wondering if it would be worth it to buy another pair and replace my RE92s?? These are all-season tires also,but would they be an upgrade over the grip and performance of the RE92s?
your "new" contis are just about as awesome as the RE92s...why even bother
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Yeah,I get the feeling another set of "touring" all-seasons isn't gonna matter.

I'll be buying some 16" snow tires and selling the RE92s,then buying a whole new wheel/tire set next spring.
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Why do people bash the RE92 ? A driver with talent on 92's will kill any tire with a n00b behind the wheel. The RE tire is just fine. Make the driver fast first !
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Why do people bash the RE92 ? A driver with talent on 92's will kill any tire with a n00b behind the wheel. The RE tire is just fine. Make the driver fast first !
Sure,but what if you can't even drive normally during rain without that horrible feeling that you are going to hydroplane the moment the road camber changes just right?

What if I were to change springs and rear sway bar? Would there be more available grip or is it just going to lessen the body roll (not a bad thing)?

I like certain aspects of the RE92...ride comfort being one,but I really need a wider footprint and more grip.I don't like the edgy feeling at highway speeds or in the wet,and I think the tires have a lot to do with that.I don't know if I would bother now changing same size tires,except for a set of snows.If I upgrade to a summer set of high-performance tires,wider wheels have to be a part of it.
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I never felt that with my 92's. In fact they were faster up Mt.Charleston last run than a set of Kumho 17's on the car ahead of me. ( I drove stock 92's )
Thicker sway bars REMOVE traction on the end they are installed on. Thats why a bigger rear bar helps correct corner push. ( especially on corner entry where it has a quicker polar moment of inertia)
Lower springs will help both with traction and body roll, if by virtue of lower gravity center alone, regardless of rate change.

The stock bars really arent so bad, the links are the weak point. Replace them and your bar will work the way it is supposed to, without the link flex.

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A friend with a Saabaru was putting different end links on his car.I'll have to see how they are working out for him.
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