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Going to replace 92's soon. Pilot please read.

When my RS comes out of winter storage, I'm going to replace the 92's... but I'm not sure with what.

90% of my driving is pretty tame, and the 92's are fine. 7% of my driving brings the 92's near their limit. The other 3% is beyond what the tires are capable of (track days, The Dragon, etc) and I would like something that will hold better under these conditions. I am willing to give up some noise control and ride quality, and some tread life, but I'm not looking for a race tire. I was thinking about the RE950's... I also want something reasonably priced.

Any comments? Suggestions? I want to stay with Bridgestone, Dunlop, BFG or Michelin... I'm kind of strange that way.
 

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BridgeStone Potenza takes the Pole...

Get the Bridgestone Potenza S-03 and tell me how it is...I just put on a set of Fresh Potenza S-02 Pole Positions with some brand new alloys...I love the S-02's and I will miss them when they're gone...So, I'm stuck between the S-03 PPs or the BFG KDW's...I'm sure you'll love either one...Just get either and report back the results and experience with them...

Zee:cool:

I have different wheels but the same rubber...
 

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Sunrise City Rider said:
Get the Bridgestone Potenza S-03 and tell me how it is...I just put on a set of Fresh Potenza S-02 Pole Positions with some brand new alloys...I love the S-02's and I will miss them when they're gone...So, I'm stuck between the S-03 PPs or the BFG KDW's...I'm sure you'll love either one...Just get either and report back the results and experience with them...

Zee:cool:

I have different wheels but the same rubber...
I have a set of SO-3PP's in 205/55-16. I bought them specifically for track use on rainy days, where less-than-full-tread RA1's would not be appropriate. I also run them on the street.

On the track, they have less overall grip than my RA1's, but were surprisingly good considering they aren't R-compound tires. Once I got used to sliding around a bit more, I felt pretty good on them. The sidewalls in particular are very stiff, if you like that sort of thing -- stiffer, I think, than my RA1's.

Very progressive breakaway; minimal tire squeal at the limit; no hydroplaning in the wet (but I wasn't doing anything crazy); no chunking, even with full tread; excellent grip; stiff sidewalls.

On Impreza's anyway, I don't have much to compare them to, other than my RA1's and the original RE-92's, but I'm very happy.
 

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Don't think the S-03's are quite what I'm looking for... too pricey. I'm looking in the 100 per tire range or less if possible. There's gotta be good tires out there for that price. I also want something that can, if needed, be used in snow.
 

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Kuhmo 712's are a better all season choice. I have Toyo T1S tires in the summer and they rock on the street and track! They're cheaper than the S03's and S02's but they stick pretty good. I've been hearing about Falken Azena's (sp?) but don't know how good they really are.
 

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KUMHO NO GOOD

I have 2 sets of Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's
205/45/16
215/45/17
Nice tire i guess. Man they are lkoud in the turnes.
Hard tire though I want something softer MUCH softer,
U can not complain about the price though!!!!!!!
Ricjhei
 

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Dunlop Sp Sport 5000. Tire rack has them for $101 each, they are rated as an ultra high performance all season tire. They do well in the snow, and rain and are much better than the RE-92's. A lot of the guys up here in the NW run these tires. :) Oh yeah check the reviews on these tires on Tire Racks site, I think these are going to be a much better choice than the RE-71's :nuetron:
 

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I concur on the SP Sport 5000's - that is what I am running now. Much better in the snow than the 92's (or 730's!) :D
 

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I recommend Dunlop SP 5000's as well. They are very good tires, excellent wet traction, dry traction, and do very well in snow and ice. Call it crazy or not, but I drove back and forth taking my wife to work during a snow storm with about 6 inches of snow at the time averaging a speed of 50 mph. You may be able to do that with some other tires out there, I don't know. I actually have these tires on both my cars. It's up to you though.
 

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I can't tell you what to get cause i only will buy Summer and Winter tires. But I can tell you to go to Tirerack.com and check out the all seasons. they have reviews you can check out so you can see what fits your needs and budget.

one tip, DO NOT get a summer tire and expect it to be an all season. You would only be fooling yourself. They are very dangerous in the snow.
 

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Correct, don't get 712s if you live where it snows. Unless you have another set of rubber.
With that in mind, the Ecsta Supra 712s are very good tires at an excellent price. If you want more performance and price is really not an option, (and if you plan on doing a bit of AutoXing) get some Falken Azenis. Trust me! ;)
 

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I have the Kumho's as well and have been very pleased with the performance. Currently I have 25000 miles on them and I would seriously consider buying them again, but only as a summer tire (they suck in the snow).

I'm going to give the RE-730's a chance in about 5000 miles.
 

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oh yeah I got a good set of Datona HR's. I know the Daytona brand reminds you of the cameros of the 80's but hey they even got the UNI-T technology. hehe what ever that is. I got the 205/55/16's and so far I have had them out in the rain and they acctually did a pretty good job. Acctually a little better than the stock RE's. They cost me a little over 80 each and that is with them installed, balanced, and with road hazard. I tested there limits and they won't glue you to the road completely like some highperformace tires but they will get the job done and give you a little AWD play time. Daytona is a branch of Firestone like bridgestone is. I was looking into some good Toyo's but decided that it was better to have some good food to eat.

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