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Old 12-22-2005, 07:24 AM   #1
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Default Best Tires for Stock BBS RIMS...

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....page_number=13

Just found that interesting article, anyone sport the
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3, They look MONEY.

Wow, there 179.00 at discounttires.com
And the 94Y Series are on sale at TireRack.com for only 128.00

At only 130 each... They seem like a great deal...
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....1=yes&place=41

Any problem putting them on my STI ?

235/45YR17
Blackwall Serv. Desc: 94Y 128.00

235/45WR17
Blackwall Serv. Desc: 94W 179.99

Isnt 94Y Rated for higher speeds anyway...
the YR and WR is whats throwing me off... should the YR be more expensive.

I'm buying my self new tires for xmas... around 180.00 is my budget. Lookking for somthing good for Wet cause we get lots of rain, and good in dry as well.... Don't We all =D.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:58 AM   #2
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1. "Best" is a subjective term, not an objective one.

W = 168 mph
Y = 186 mph
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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They are expensive and didn't really wow anyone in the few tire tests I've read about them in. They are good in the rain which is good for you, in Oregon. There are better and cheaper tires out there though.
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:39 AM   #4
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look into the Falken FK-451. Cheap, excellent wet and dry traction. You wouldn't want to use them in the winter, though.
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Old 12-22-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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Totally agree with the 451 suggestion. Maybe not as extreme performance as the RE70s, but I have found them to have an excellent ride around town and on the highway, without giving up too much performance. And they're cheaper. 'Bout 100 bones at discount tire.
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:56 PM   #6
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Falken FK 451's suck big time compared to the RE-070's. If you want dry traction, don't get the 451's.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:04 PM   #7
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the
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
got ratings of around 9/10 in dry conditions, only being out preformed by 3 other tires on the market under 220.00 a piece.
It was thoes of the P2's.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:22 PM   #8
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Falken FK 451's suck big time compared to the RE-070's. If you want dry traction, don't get the 451's.

.....w 0 w....

the 451 is a great tire for all around summer use...rain or shine......the 070's are thinly veiled race tires on a street car....so your point is?????
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:28 PM   #9
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What about the 050's ? Are thoes better then the 070s? for dry/rain
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:37 PM   #10
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....there is NO other street tire that has the characteristics of the re070...the main one being a super stiff sidewall which increases turn in response.
almost all other tires will feel 'squishie' in comparison.....the gs-d3's have relativly soft sidewalls...more squish, but much better in the rain......many here have found the 451's to be an excellent tradeoff between feel and wet/dry handling.
There are several other choices

it is all a tradeoff...do some research and you will see a pattern
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:21 PM   #11
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^^^ there isn't another tire in that size with a sidewall that's as stiff, Subaru simply wanted the feel of 18's on the car, but also wanted to re-use the the BBS wheel, so they engineered the RE070 to have the turn-in characteristics of a sidewall half the height.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:30 PM   #12
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Oh, i understand... Damn subaru, i want the same feeling, but at 200 a piece, they are asking for that technology.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:34 PM   #13
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Now to find the closes thing, is that is about 150 each, and better in the rain.
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Old 12-22-2005, 11:16 PM   #14
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GS-D3s and PS2s both have paper-thin sidewalls.

You might try Evo take-off Yoko A046, not a great rain tire by any means, but slightly better than the 070, and sidewall is pretty much as stiff.
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:19 AM   #15
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I need somthing that will have good walls, and good in the rain, cause we get like 4/5 months of rain here in oregon.
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:26 AM   #16
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....1=yes&place=27

244.00 each is a bit 2much, and a 5/10 for tread wearing... I'm not that ballin'
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You might try Evo take-off Yoko A046, not a great rain tire by any means, but slightly better than the 070, and sidewall is pretty much as stiff.
The A046 is an excellent 2nd choice, but with so many RE070 take-offs available, I'd search for those first.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:23 PM   #18
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What are teh major RE070 Take offs ?
I can't seem to find many like them.
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What are teh major RE070 Take offs ?
I can't seem to find many like them.

...take off's....as in tires taken off by the car owner and sold..many almost new.....there are a lot of people that don't want the re070's 'cuz they are noisey and harsh and are willing to give up the performance.....
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:57 PM   #20
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244.00 each is a bit 2much
oh gawd no don't buy them new... get takeoffs on the evo forum, maybe $500/set; right now there are a couple sets with a few k on them for dirt cheap. - http://forums.evolutionm.net/forumdisplay.php?f=132

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I need somthing that will have good walls, and good in the rain
can't have it both ways. I don't know why they can't make a stiff tire w/ good rain tread but apparently no one does.
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Thanks 4 the heads up austin, seems they have some decent deals on that site.
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