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Old 03-11-2011, 11:55 AM   #26
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BBS wheels are 17x8, at least on my 05 STi they are
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:58 PM   #28
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nobody can help any of you asking for advice if you don't let us know what your BUDGET is!!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:05 PM   #29
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i went from the goodyears you are showing to these!federal ss595's!
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:51 PM   #30
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thanks poison and nhat! my budget was to "not break the bank", as vague as that is, but at least you've really helped narrow things down considerably.

although money is tight these days, we all know what happens when one skimps too much on tires. i'm likely just going to keep the OEM size. sometimes we get a freak snow storm, and i won't have my snows on, at which point wider is definitely not better.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:14 PM   #31
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Well, if you're planning on touching snow, don't get ANY of the tires we mentioned. You original post said you have snows, 'a/s need not apply'.

If you can avoid the snow, the 452's are good in dry, GREAT in wet, like top notch good. I have them on my wife's car. I was just in the market myself, and 760's topped my list for my purposes, but due to a lack of money, I bought Federal SS595's. I only have 250 miles on them, so it's early to say, but they are feeling better and better every day.

Anyway, if wet is a big concern, few tires will beat the 452. www.discounttiredirect.com has great pricing, shipped, on 452's.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #32
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I've been looking to new tires and I'm torn between the Dunlop Sport 01 and Continental Extreme Contact DW ! I don't wanna cheap out on tires, but my budget is around 500 - 600, so does anyone have any experience with either of these? I'm looking to get either 225/45/17s or 235s for my wheels that are 17 x 7.5 I mostly use my car as a daily with a lot of spirited driving.

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:19 PM   #33
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Are those BBSs wide enough for a 235/40?

The tire spec says 8-9.5" rim width

I don't know, this is why I am asking. Recently I was asked why I rarely attend the NASIOC forums anymore and the main reasons are every time I ask a question I either get a smart ass answer in return, a link to find the information I am looking for myself (which ends up with an answer that is either half explained or already in debate) and because the search engine leads me in a million different directions.

So lets see how this goes

Will a 235/40 or 235/45 17 tire fit on a stock 07 STi wheel?
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #34
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I don't know, this is why I am asking. Recently I was asked why I rarely attend the NASIOC forums anymore and the main reasons are every time I ask a question I either get a smart ass answer in return, a link to find the information I am looking for myself (which ends up with an answer that is either half explained or already in debate) and because the search engine leads me in a million different directions.

So lets see how this goes

Will a 235/40 or 235/45 17 tire fit on a stock 07 STi wheel?
How wide are your wheels?
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:32 PM   #35
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How wide are your wheels?
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Stock BBS's they are wrapped tight in plastic right now for the winter, so I can't check what it says on the rim.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #36
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Just put on a set on my 03 impreza rs,225/45/R17,did it with wheel balance and alignment.
speed less than 70mph, they are super smooth, grip and comfort.
but when i was going around 75+, the tire requires significant steering correction on the straight freeway,it seems very sensative to the road surface and made me feel very tired after 40 mins of driving, i would like to see if this is because of the unique thread pattern or because of my tire pressure.
i have a set of falken 452 before (34 psi for 3.5 years) which is rated in the same catergory and it is much more smooth than this re760.

any thoughts? or what do u guys think the right pressure to run these tires?

thank you so much.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:07 PM   #37
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stock wheels are 17x8!
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How long will Hankook rs3's typically last?
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #39
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How long will Hankook rs3's typically last?
all depends on how you drive and a bit on your alignment.
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stock wheels are 17x8!

You should be good with 235/40 then.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:55 PM   #41
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Anybody tried falken ziex ze-512, or dunlop dirrezza 101, these are all discount has around me, I'm looking for decent treadwear, good grip and a decently stiff sidewall, and opinions on these two would be great
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:59 PM   #42
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Anybody tried falken ziex ze-512, or dunlap dirrezza 101, these are all discount has around me, I'm looking for decent treadwear, good grip and a decently stiff sidewall, and opinions on these two would be great
I have had the falkens 512s before. I loved then. I have tried Bridgestones, Dunlap, Yokohama, Hankook but The falkens were by far the best tire I have owned. The cornering capability with them is outstanding and wet is very good. The only problem I had with em was the fact that they only lasted a year and a half.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:08 PM   #43
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I have had the falkens 512s before. I loved then. I have tried Bridgestones, Dunlap, Yokohama, Hankook but The falkens were by far the best tire I have owned. The cornering capability with them is outstanding and wet is very good. The only problem I had with em was the fact that they only lasted a year and a half.
Cool, how many miles approx?
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all depends on how you drive and a bit on your alignment.
DD and a few track events without an aggressive alignment? You think 10,000 miles?
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I don't want to be a guinea pig. I am sure there are those out there who have tried 235/40 17 on a stock BBS wheel. Those who have did you experience any rubbing? I am running on Perrin racing springs.
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Anybody tried falken ziex ze-512, or dunlop dirrezza 101, these are all discount has around me, I'm looking for decent treadwear, good grip and a decently stiff sidewall, and opinions on these two would be great
two totally different tires. ze-512 is an old all-season, direzza dz-101 is an ultra high performance summer tire. that should tell you a bit about both. if you can wait, order tires you want.

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I have had the falkens 512s before. I loved then. I have tried Bridgestones, Dunlap, Yokohama, Hankook but The falkens were by far the best tire I have owned. The cornering capability with them is outstanding and wet is very good. The only problem I had with em was the fact that they only lasted a year and a half.
this doesn't tell us much at all. which tires from each brand have you tried? how many miles do you drive in a year and a half? if the ze-512 is the best tire you've owned, you haven't owned good tires.

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I don't want to be a guinea pig. I am sure there are those out there who have tried 235/40 17 on a stock BBS wheel. Those who have did you experience any rubbing? I am running on Perrin racing springs.
you could run a 245/40/17 without issue. it's been done long ago and many times before.
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512's suck. 912's don't.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:27 AM   #48
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nobody can help any of you asking for advice if you don't let us know what your BUDGET is!!!
I don't have a budget. I want the best. Money doesn't matter. 17x8 gforce wheels, toxico dspec suspension so I slightly lower ride height, wanting to have 245/40 17 size of possible, if that don't fit then ill get 235/40. If you have heard of it, ill be driving " the dragon " alot. 318 curves in 11 miles. Tight hair pin curves with occasional big sweepers. Ill also do some autox events. I want an extreme summer tire that will keep me glued no matter the turn or how hard I hit it.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #49
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I don't have a budget. I want the best. Money doesn't matter. 17x8 gforce wheels, toxico dspec suspension so I slightly lower ride height, wanting to have 245/40 17 size of possible, if that don't fit then ill get 235/40. If you have heard of it, ill be driving " the dragon " alot. 318 curves in 11 miles. Tight hair pin curves with occasional big sweepers. Ill also do some autox events. I want an extreme summer tire that will keep me glued no matter the turn or how hard I hit it.
then look at the yokohama advan ad08, bridgestone re-11, dunlop starspec, and nitto nt-05.
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I don't have a budget. I want the best. Money doesn't matter. 17x8 gforce wheels, toxico dspec suspension so I slightly lower ride height, wanting to have 245/40 17 size of possible, if that don't fit then ill get 235/40. If you have heard of it, ill be driving " the dragon " alot. 318 curves in 11 miles. Tight hair pin curves with occasional big sweepers. Ill also do some autox events. I want an extreme summer tire that will keep me glued no matter the turn or how hard I hit it.
If money doesn't matter and you want the best... forget the Rota wheels, get some volks or advans. I would also hope you've thought about brakes. I've driven the dragon, I would suggest the starspecs if you want them for other reasons than just that one drive. The falken ziex rt 615 if you KNOW it will be sunny and warm.
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