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Old 01-26-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default how are your RE92s perform in rain-cursed Vancouver?

As you know BC is being poured these months almost everyday.......how are your tires perform, especialy the infamous RE92s rubber which i have never driven.

I'm considering new wheels, does it even worth going for summer tires which may only useful for couple months a year, or just get some good 4seasons. thanks.
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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RE92's suck, I took them off within a week of buying my car.
You can use summer tires all year round in Vancouver, just take the bus for the 2 days when it snows (and don't go up to the mountains)
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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But how about if you crashed your car in the winter with summer tires on?
I heard that if that's the case, ICBC can reject your claim.
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:56 PM   #4
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honestly they are fine for everyday driving.. depends how you drive too, if you wanna take every corner hard, then buy some summer tires, otherwise i think they are decent..

still rolling on them.. been thru 3 winters.. some whistler trips.. not a problem.. never got stuck..
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:00 PM   #5
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But how about if you crashed your car in the winter with summer tires on?
I heard that if that's the case, ICBC can reject your claim.
yes i heard that too, i think it is true. I heard they can reject your claim even you have 4seasons in winter. ICBC always got excuse
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:12 PM   #6
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there is nothing wrong with tires that suck. drift around on them.
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:14 PM   #7
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If you drive like a sane person, the re92's are fine.

I've taken mine through two winters, many whistler trips, a trip to big white mountain (in the snow) etc. As long as you realize that there's a difference in driving on dry tarmac and one covered in rain/snow you won't have a problem.
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:48 PM   #8
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the RE92 I think is good for Vancouver's weather all year round depends on how you drive. I saw a 04/05 STi with summer tires on driving in the rain turned too fast and lost control. But from my own experience, RE92 sucks when it comes to snow covered icy road.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:13 PM   #9
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It's not hard for ICBC to refuse a claim on any accident that involves traction on a frozen/snow covered road surface if you aren't equiped with snow tires that are in good condition, but I doubt it's a general practice.

If you dunno if you have 'official' snow tires just look for an icon on the tire. It's like a snowflake or an ice capped mountain or something.

I know from personal experience that having an accident due to the condition of your car is freaking humilliating. You don't want to go there to save a few bucks. Plus it's a very nice feeling to know you have the best tires for the conditions.
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:21 AM   #10
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yes the re92 sucks - they dont wear much (which is worse since i simply couldnt make myself throw away functional tires) and dont squeak when they should
all-seaons = sucks during all seasons -> but if u dont drive too aggressively they r ok.
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Old 01-27-2006, 01:39 AM   #11
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They're really not as bad as what everyone is making them out to be. Given, they aren't meant for high performance.

I've had mine for a year before I got my PzeroNeros.. which are better but the times I actually put the tires to its full capacity are rare.
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Old 01-27-2006, 05:34 PM   #12
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i slide around all over the place on my 92's... but it's part of the fun of AWD!!
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Old 01-27-2006, 06:41 PM   #13
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Default RE 92's

I had them for the longest time, almost 3 years and I just switched to Fulda Quantum Elites, mounted on WRX Mags. ( I had Motegi MR7's on before that came with the car)

They are great, I wanted to get Falken ZE 329's but they're out of stock and would take about 6 weeks to ship from Japan.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:36 PM   #14
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RE92's aren't bad for rain and such. But I know if you get caught up in snow its no problem to drive with them, but the only problem I found was doing a pretty quick stop and some sharp (ie hairpin) corners. They don't perform like a winter tire. That's why they are an all season tire. They perform a lot like most all season tires out there. I've done numerous trips on re92's in all weather conditions (driving new subarus between dealers). Just not a performance tire.
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:56 PM   #15
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the 06 has RE92A's and they work pretty well for an OEM all season. even in heavy rain through the troughs in the Hwy at higher speeds I have no complaints. They don't turn in as quick or respond like a high performance tire and I have not seen any snow yet either, but I would never expect a tire to do more than it was designed for, unlike most of the clowns that post on Tirerack.
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:56 PM   #16
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I had RE92 on my car when i studied in edmonton for 3 yrs. u know... there are snow on the road for at least 7 month every yr, and i had no problem

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Old 01-29-2006, 11:52 PM   #17
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I must say they hydroplane like no tomorrow when they're starting to get old (applies to all tires though...). Just don't hesitate to throw them away when the time comes.
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