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Old 10-29-2001, 12:26 PM
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Post street tire recomendations?

Any sugestions would be appreciated...
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Old 10-29-2001, 01:38 PM
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I'm running Dunlop SP9000's. They're amazing in the wet, and very good in the dry. I've also heard good things about Michelin Pilot Sports and Bridgestone Potenza S02 Pole Positions.
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Old 10-29-2001, 01:57 PM
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the new Bridgestone SO3 PP are state of the art. the older SO2 PP also good, and can prob be found at a discount now. Mich Pilot Sports are good, Yoko AVS Sport also good including the wet, and less $$ than the Pilots.
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Old 10-29-2001, 02:10 PM
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Kuhma Ecsta Supra 712,
They are cheap, they have great wet and dry grip, maybe not S03 levels, but they also cost less than 1/2 of what the S03's do. I am running 225/45/17 and 255/40/17's on mine and the whole set cost me 400 dollars. I have used mine on the street and track, and they are holding up quite well.

If you have money to burn buy the S03's, if you have have a little less money to burn buy the Yokohama AVS sports (also a great tire), and if you are on a budget but still want good tires buy the Kuhmo's.
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Old 10-29-2001, 05:55 PM
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Have the RE730s fallen out of favor for some reason? I'm tickled with mine.
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Old 10-29-2001, 06:02 PM
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Yes, the 730s fell out of favor due to the reported noise problems that surface after about 10k miles. I don't know what that is like as I'm a ways off 10k, but they are sure sweet at the moment.
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Old 10-30-2001, 01:09 PM
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If you want a great handling tire that is inexpensive and very quiet, Yokohama AVSdB is a great choice. Mine are awesome.
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Old 10-30-2001, 02:50 PM
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Hmm.. mine have more than 10k and there is no significant noise - but I have heard the same complaint. *shrug* Maybe it's just that I can't hear them over the 3" exhaust with no cat. I'd considered changing to something new for my next set but the affordable ($150 or under) options in ultra high performance 245/45/16 are pretty limited. Looks like the options are: RE730s, BFG t/a KDWs, SP8000s, Goodyear HP Ultra, Kumho ECSTA 712, P7000s, Yoko AVS intermediates, Falken GR Beta FK-451 and The Toyo Proxes T1-S just barely. Decisions, decisions..

I'll probably go with the Kumhos next since I can get them from discounttiredirect for $93 each.
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