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Old 07-29-2017, 07:44 PM   #676
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It you can afford up to PSS and PS 4S are more expensive (not sure about price difference) go with PSS.
It is hard to imagine better tires.

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Old 07-29-2017, 09:24 PM   #677
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Alright. thanks guys.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:48 AM   #678
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Looks like the Firestone Indy 500 are backordered nationally in the size I need (255/40 R19), and NTB just destroyed one of my PZeros trying to plug a nail... :/

Are the Sumitomo HTR ZIII still a decent Max Perf summer choice for daily drriving? They showed well the last time they were tested, but that was way back in 2011. AutoX/track use is completely irrelevant to me. I can get a set of 4 for nearly the same price as replacing just the rear PZeros, and I'm sorely tempted.

The PZeros have been a disaster, I've had 3(!) now fail on me due to sidewall issues, 2 of which were completely unwarranted, and I'm sick of throwing good money after bad, despite my fronts being nearly new (8/32 tread remaining).
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:14 PM   #679
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Sidewall issues?
Are you hitting potholes?

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Old 03-18-2018, 09:39 AM   #680
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Sorry to bring back this thread but summer is coming, well spring first and TR has these "riken raptor zr" summer tires on clearance for 60 bucks per tire (in the stock 235/45/17 size). And i been reading as many reviews as i could possibly find and nearly all of them are all positive. People say riken is "owned" by michelin although not sure if this tire is just a rebranded michelin anything, i would think if michelin puts their name on the line, the tire should be good.

Just wondering if people would spend 60 bucks per tire or just get a better name brand for 120 bucks per tire?
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:52 PM   #681
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Well, Michelin doesn't put their name on the line, they put Riken on it. There's a reason Michelin owns multiple brands in various price ranges.

IMO, for $60 a tire, can't hurt to try 'em out. Keep your expectations low. If you're just looking for a daily-driver summer tire, I'm sure they'll do fine.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:09 PM   #682
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I recently put on the Nitto Invo tires and so far I love the performance. Much better than the overpriced OEM Dunlop Maxx Sport. I did not like the way those made the car feel at all.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:15 PM   #683
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This is different story tire. Fast wearing (even for summer tire), not so good in wet (compared to other summer tires). Very good for dry autoX.
DUNLOP DIREZZA ZII STAR SPEC
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I need to get a new set of AutoX tires and I've always used Star Spec ZIIs. I see the ZIII is comming out this month. Are there any other similar performance tires anyone would recommend that I should consider?
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:26 PM   #684
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Well, Michelin doesn't put their name on the line, they put Riken on it. There's a reason Michelin owns multiple brands in various price ranges.

IMO, for $60 a tire, can't hurt to try 'em out. Keep your expectations low. If you're just looking for a daily-driver summer tire, I'm sure they'll do fine.
Yeah i know. Just as the firestone FH indy 500 is like a rebranded bridgestone RE something.

The car is a lease so i didn't want to go all out on wheels and tires. But then i'll be dealing with 3 spring/summer/fall seasons to deal with so maybe i should spend more.

The other tire in question was in fact the firestone indy 500. Those were i believe 106 per tire. And the riken was 60.

Lots of positive reviews for both tires however the indy 500 had more, and more elaborate, positive reviews. The reviews left for the riken was so vague, you would think they were paid reviewers to hype up the tire lol.

Idk what to do now.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:02 PM   #685
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I need to get a new set of AutoX tires and I've always used Star Spec ZIIs. I see the ZIII is comming out this month. Are there any other similar performance tires anyone would recommend that I should consider?
RE71, BF Goodrich Rival S, etc
Look for extreme summer performance on tire rack. AutoX per my understanding need max grip with low temperature.

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Old 04-12-2018, 11:56 AM   #686
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It's not quite time yet where I live, but it's almost time to take off the winters so before we put on the stock summers I wanted to ask for opinions.

2018 STi
Winter set has the 18" Enkei wheels from the 2011+ STi I think it is with Michelin X-Ice tires.
Summer set currently has the stock 2018 19" wheels (non-BBS) with the original Yokohama Advan Sport summer tires.
Budget isn't unlimited but I fully expect to have to pay at least a few grand for this.

We have a lot of really poor condition roads around here. Most are gravel or dirt and the paved ones are not primary roads so they don't get attention like a freeway would. I'm looking for ideas for a summer set that can hopefully take a little bit of abuse from the roads. I am really uncomfortable with the amount of rubber with the stock wheels and tires that the car came with and I would hate to blow them or bend the rims. Also I am not sure how the stock tires would do on poor surfaces in terms of grip (I know they grip really nice on pavement though).
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:47 AM   #687
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I have a 15 WRX Limited, still the stock wheels (235x45x17). Just went through the original tires that came on the car and am looking for something new for this summer.

Looking at BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 (140 per tire with $60 rebate) and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (210 per tire with $70 rebate). Any thoughts on those?

Or any other suggestions? I'd like to keep it under $150 per but not set in stone. Mostly used for day to day driving, a little spirited here and there but nothing crazy.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:45 PM   #688
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Instead of "BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2" I would buy left over "MICHELIN PILOT SUPER SPORT".

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Old 04-24-2018, 02:55 AM   #689
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I've been running the Pilot Sport 4 S for about 600 miles on my 15 WRX. It hasn't gotten over 70F degrees yet so I can't say much about their performance that way, but they're super impressive in the 50-60 degree range. And in the rain I was really surprised how fast they can stop. I was going to buy PSS from Costco and then it turned out they weren't selling them anymore. Price wasn't too much higher, they had a Michelin deal going on anyway. Employees there said I was the first set they had put on, barely got those tires at the beginning of 2018.

This is the first set of summer tires I've ever had so I can't compare with others, but they are miles more fun than all seasons. They do tend to follow grooves in the road but nothing too bad.
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:36 PM   #690
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[quote=ToastyWRX;45625711)

This is the first set of summer tires I've ever had so I can't compare with others, but they are miles more fun than all seasons. They do tend to follow grooves in the road but nothing too bad.[/QUOTE]

What tires were on your car before?

Earlier in this thread, somebody said they would pick leftover Michelin Pilot Super Sport (MPSS) over the Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S). If you read the consumer reviews on Tire Rack,everybody who went from MPSS to the new PS4S tires say there are improvements in many areas. Michelin said one of the goals was to improve wet handling, and the reviews mention that benefit.

If the MPSS was recommended because it was at closeout pricing, keep in mind that a replacement tire might be hard to find later if you have a pothole blowout or a sidewall puncture.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:57 PM   #691
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Well, Michelin doesn't put their name on the line, they put Riken on it. There's a reason Michelin owns multiple brands in various price ranges.

IMO, for $60 a tire, can't hurt to try 'em out. Keep your expectations low. If you're just looking for a daily-driver summer tire, I'm sure they'll do fine.
So i decided to go with the riken's.

The car is a daily driver but it's a car that i'm keeping stock (so not sure if that warrants good tires? lol).

But basically all but a couple reviews on TR show very good results for the money.

I'm finally going to mount the summer setup this weekend so i'll get the weight comparisons between stock and what i have.

And i'll post pics too.
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:29 PM   #692
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What tires were on your car before?

Earlier in this thread, somebody said they would pick leftover Michelin Pilot Super Sport (MPSS) over the Pilot Sport 4S (PS4S). If you read the consumer reviews on Tire Rack,everybody who went from MPSS to the new PS4S tires say there are improvements in many areas. Michelin said one of the goals was to improve wet handling, and the reviews mention that benefit.

If the MPSS was recommended because it was at closeout pricing, keep in mind that a replacement tire might be hard to find later if you have a pothole blowout or a sidewall puncture.
The previous tires were the stock Continental summer tires. They were almost bald when I got the car, and I just drove them dead before switching to blizzaks for the winter. The only thing I can say about the stock tires is that they're louder than the ps4s. Didn't push them with how little tread they had and I was still getting used to the car.
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:29 AM   #693
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I'm looking at getting better tires but can't afford two wheels and tires currently.
what would be a good autocross tire that's streetable. 2012 impreza sts class feal 441 coils,giro disc pads, centric premium rotors, and corbeau fx1 seats.
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:48 PM   #694
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i have an 05 wrx wagon. so far i have run re970AS (good grip even when they were worn), dunlop direzza dz102 (barely any more grip than worn out re970 all season but did not hydroplane at all). firehawk indy 500. i love those tires. they grip like mad and have instant response. now im running BFG g force 2. they are ok. not as much grip as indy 500 and also feel like your running on flat tires. and they make a ton of noise. im going back to indy 500 when i burn up the g force.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:34 PM   #695
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I recently purchased 18x8.5 +44 rota grids there are 2 tires mounted already pirelli 245/40 cinturatos was hoping i could just buy 2 more and still run these. Will this set up work with stock suspension? Will i need to roll rears. If these tires dont work what size and brand should i get price is the factor. Thanks in advance
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i have an 05 wrx wagon. so far i have run re970AS (good grip even when they were worn), dunlop direzza dz102 (barely any more grip than worn out re970 all season but did not hydroplane at all). firehawk indy 500. i love those tires. they grip like mad and have instant response. now im running BFG g force 2. they are ok. not as much grip as indy 500 and also feel like your running on flat tires. and they make a ton of noise. im going back to indy 500 when i burn up the g force.


The gforce is a great tire. I agree they are a little noisier, but they are $100 a tire. The grip and performance are unmatched at that price. But I also ran them at 36psi up front and 34 in the rear. That gave me the best results on my wagon. I never run tires at 32psi (like all the garages set them at based on the specs from the year 1972. )

Iím running the Indyís now. The only thing I donít like about the Indy is the rounded corners. The contact patch is slightly smaller than the gforce.
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