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I got this tire @ town fair tire. I ordered the regular P-Zeros (yellow) but for some reason the red (rosso) was installed. Hey, I'm not complaining!:biggest: . The size is 205/55/ZR-16. I do not feel the need for rims (i like the stockers just fine), so I decided o go all out on tires, and I am glad I did.

Noise: I'm only comparing it to the RE92s, and road noise is the same.

Handling: This thing just keeps on gripping!:biggest: I never realized how much tires can make a difference! The car is A LOT more responsive, and is solid during turns. For some reason, the bouciness the car was having w/ the RE92s (i have coilovers) is basically gone, maybe it is the alignment, maybe it is the stiffer sidewall, but I don't really care. Wet grip is amazing also. The rosso I heard has great wet surface traction, and I found this to be true! I was amazed when I first installed my coilovers, but I am just as amazed as to how much difference a set of tires made.

I have not had too much time with the tires, so I can't give you a comprehensive review.

The cost: 4 tires+installation+alignment=$650. Not too bad.

Now I know why other impreza owners were telling me to get tires first! Simply amazing!

Other mods: cusco zero 2r coilovers, F/R cusco os strut bars, cusco rear control arm bar, cusco adj. rear sway bar set @ 20mm.

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EDIT*2: Still can't spell:p
 

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yeah, the limiting factor of the car's handling from the factory is definetly the tires. even with a stock suspension, i've found that my car handles immensely better with tires. i have dunlop SP5000 for the street, and they're not bad, but the true grip potential of the stock suspension and AWD really shows itself on R compounds or rally tires :eek: god, i love my car :D
 

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I was gonna go with P-Zero Rosso's because they rule and they are fairly cheap for a max preformace tire. Instead I am gonna try the Azenis in the same size. I can get them for under $400 shipped in the stock size. + another $110 for alignment/mounting/balancing. It's good to hear tht the P-Zero's are as good as I though they would be though. If I ever go 17" I'm going with P-Zeros.:)
 

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+ another $110 for alignment/mounting/balancing.
I dunno about the alignment, but Discount Tire mounted and balanced my tires on my rims (which were loose; no tires on them) for $24.96. I re-used the valve stems on the rims.
 

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Yeah I was contemplating the Azenis, but I wanted something with better wet traction. This tire doesn't care whether its raining or dry out, it just keeps on gripping!:eek: :D
 

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Damn it! I just read on some japanese magazine that Pirelli introduced their brand ne tire called Assimetrico Nero (black). This is suppose to be better than the rosso and cheaper as well! damn, i shoulds waited:(
 

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Ooh, I'll have to keep an eye on TireRack for the Nero to show up.

Cool!!! :D


I was at the IN store in April, I wanted a high-per. A/S tire, and was ready to buy the Bridgestone RE950... but they only had three in stock. Sooo I changed my mind, went for all-out summer.
The 730 was tops on my list, until Luke gave me a discount because the ones I want weren't in (the 950s). So I ended up with a set of Dunlop SP9000s (Max Performance!!) for little extra.

Sweet deal. I like 'em. Got OEM size. I was looking at the Rossos, but... there was too much cost difference.

Pirelli just does something for me, so yeah, if I ever go 17" ... I'll probably pick up the Ross-.. err..... Nero. :cool:

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