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Old 06-13-2005, 03:36 PM   #96
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Member#: 64388
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Waldorf, Maryland
2003 WRX


1.) Falken Ziex 512 205/55/R16 on stock wheels

2.) Waldorf, MD

3.) Some spirited driving now and again, no racing.

4.) Mostly twisties and highways up to 75mph. No hard cornering.

4.5) (1-10 rating)
Grip (dry): 8
Grip (rain): 7
Grip (snow)(for an allseason tire): 4
Noise: 7
Tread Life: 4 (17-20k)
Price: 8
Overall: 6.5

5) Started off loving these tires as they were a replacement for the legendary RE92s. Dry road handling was similar (maybe a bit more noise) but these tires were great in the rain. Had some crazy grip even in the heaviest rains. Suprisingly, that didnt seem to apply very well to snow. Snow was only a hair better than the RE92s. Tread life was a surprise as it seems variable. I had one tire replaced after an accident in Jan05 with most of the tread left, but out of the other three (all replaced at the same time) 2 have about the same wear (but still less than .25"), and one has rouhgly half of the tread that those two do. I dont remember exactly how much tread, but its almost bald (will be by the end of summer!) I put 20k on my car a year and dont care for buying new tires every summer..especially w/o racing or hard cornering. I am considering going to the Yoko Avid V4Ss and hope to get better wear out of them.
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