The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neptune11 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:57 pm

subi06NA wrote:Anyone using "Hankook Ventus S1 evo"

They currently have 100 off for 4 deal


I'd like to see these also...!! Be good to get some feedback from Russell at Hankook on these?
I think they're a relatively new tyre..??
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby isszy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:12 pm

subi06NA wrote:Anyone using "Hankook Ventus S1 evo"

They currently have 100 off for 4 deal


I just bought a set for my GC8 running 215/40-18. $620 for an unusual size was a bargain. The car is mostly a weekender so I haven't used it much since I put them on and I haven't pushed them too hard yet, but the ride is light years better than the rubbish that was on the car when I bought it (Admirals at one end and something else I'd never heard of at the other).

Got them at Jax Quickfit Bayswater.

They were very sure footed in the wet tonight. So far pretty happy with them.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Fog » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:15 pm

Hoping to get some tyre advice for someone new to WRX's. I recently bought an 09 5dr Rex. I don't have much experience with WRX's and while it seems to be a lot of fun, there are some unexpected handling "incidents" that I wonder might be tyre related?

In dry conditions I get wild oversteer in 1st under heavy acceleration and can also get considerable understeer under heavy acceleration at higher speeds (2nd and 3rd).

It currently has Michelin Pilot Sport 3's (225/45 17's) at all corners. These have enough tread on them so I don't think its a tyre wear issue.

These tyres seem to have low road noise which is nice but as mentioned the handling issues do worry me a bit.

I'm happy to spend up to $400 per tyre for something good.

Otherwise I guess this might just be what WRX's do, please let me know if this is the case. :)

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby dbz » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:30 pm

Fog wrote:Hoping to get some tyre advice for someone new to WRX's. I recently bought an 09 5dr Rex. I don't have much experience with WRX's and while it seems to be a lot of fun, there are some unexpected handling "incidents" that I wonder might be tyre related?

In dry conditions I get wild oversteer in 1st under heavy acceleration and can also get considerable understeer under heavy acceleration at higher speeds (2nd and 3rd).

It currently has Michelin Pilot Sport 3's (225/45 17's) at all corners. These have enough tread on them so I don't think its a tyre wear issue.

These tyres seem to have low road noise which is nice but as mentioned the handling issues do worry me a bit.

I'm happy to spend up to $400 per tyre for something good.

Otherwise I guess this might just be what WRX's do, please let me know if this is the case. :)


Hey Fog, we might need more details like how much power/torque you running, is it stock? Like fully stock? Including diffs, gearbox, suspension etc? :)
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Fog » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:33 pm

Hi dbz, sorry good point - its completely stock!

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby dbz » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:00 pm

Fog wrote:Hi dbz, sorry good point - its completely stock!


No problem :thumbs: well in that case how old are your tyres? There should be manufacture date on the sidewall of your tyre . Sounds like its either that or possibly alignment issues. Have you checked your wheel alignment recently? Other possibility is the condition of the suspension components. Worn shock absorbers, or bushes could be a culprit. Does it also have aftermarket swaybars?

Also when you say you get oversteer in 1st is that in a straight line or out of corners? The WRX although being symetrical AWD can still kick the back end out :)
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Fog » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:04 pm

Lol no I mean oversteer when turning, I'd take it back if it was over steering without any steering input. So I guess it's not a tyre issue ? It completely stock, I'll check the wheel alignment but seems fine to drive normally. What tyres do you choose ?

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby dbz » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:05 pm

Fog wrote:Lol no I mean oversteer when turning, I'd take it back if it was over steering without any steering input. So I guess it's not a tyre issue ? It completely stock, I'll check the wheel alignment but seems fine to drive normally. What tyres do you choose ?


Haha thanks for clarifying even though i had a bit of a brain fart there for some reason thinking bout rwds oversteering in a straight line lol :loopy: :lol: Was thinking you may have excessive rear toe out which can make the rear end very snappy but if thats the case it will happen more so in higher speeds. Good to check when replacing tyre anyway. So that brings it down to tyre age and suspension components. I use Hankook RS3 :)
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Fog » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:11 pm

Yep all completely stock components. Tyres would probably be 2-3 years old.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby robwa » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:38 pm

I just ordered 2 sets of Michelin PS3, 235/45/17 for existing stock wheels and a set of 245/40/18 for a new set of Work wheels i have on order. I couldnt find a better value for money tyre with similar rave reviews.

At the moment Michelin have $100 cash back for order or 4 tyres 17" and over.

4 x 235/45/17 I got for $500 ($125/tyre)
4 x 245/40/18 I got for $800 ($200/tyre)

This is through Jax Tyres who I have found to be the best prices by a long way.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Snowy » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:30 am

robwa wrote:I just ordered 2 sets of Michelin PS3, 235/45/17 for existing stock wheels and a set of 245/40/18 for a new set of Work wheels i have on order. I couldnt find a better value for money tyre with similar rave reviews.

At the moment Michelin have $100 cash back for order or 4 tyres 17" and over.

4 x 235/45/17 I got for $500 ($125/tyre)
4 x 245/40/18 I got for $800 ($200/tyre)

This is through Jax Tyres who I have found to be the best prices by a long way.

Excellent deal for a damn good all round tyre IMO....I'm now on my 2nd set of PS3's.

Out of interest, are those prices prior or after the $100 cashback offer??
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby robwa » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:21 pm

Hi Snowy,

Those prices are after the $100 cash back plus a further small discount off each tyre.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Yeldz » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:46 pm

Jax Tyres prices seem really competitive atm.
Linz just got 4 x RE003's from Bridgestone for mates rates & was still only a lil' better than jax.
However she got a further $100 off under the current cash back offer plus free 4WA...awesome!
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neptune11 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:43 am

Well I ended up with a set of Yoky ADO8rs 235/45/17, from Bob Jane at Moorabbin.. Great deal, matched others for pricing, and great service! :thumbs:
Awesome for the track. and obviously plenty of grip for the road, but we'll see how long a life they'll have?? punk pimp

Maybe I'll try RS3s next?? As cheaper?? HA.. hmmm
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby dbz » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:08 am

neptune11 wrote:Well I ended up with a set of Yoky ADO8rs 235/45/17, from Bob Jane at Moorabbin.. Great deal, matched others for pricing, and great service! :thumbs:
Awesome for the track. and obviously plenty of grip for the road, but we'll see how long a life they'll have?? punk pimp

Maybe I'll try RS3s next?? As cheaper?? HA.. hmmm


Hey Shane if only you are running 18s we could swap tyres just to see the difference :mrgreen: The new RE71R is all the buzz in the US right now, apparently much quicker than the RS3, AD08R, Direzza Z2 starspec etc.. but also people have said they wear out hell of a lot quicker, pretty much like R compund.
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neptune11 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:17 pm

dbz wrote:
neptune11 wrote:Well I ended up with a set of Yoky ADO8rs 235/45/17, from Bob Jane at Moorabbin.. Great deal, matched others for pricing, and great service! :thumbs:
Awesome for the track. and obviously plenty of grip for the road, but we'll see how long a life they'll have?? punk pimp

Maybe I'll try RS3s next?? As cheaper?? HA.. hmmm


Hey Shane if only you are running 18s we could swap tyres just to see the difference :mrgreen: The new RE71R is all the buzz in the US right now, apparently much quicker than the RS3, AD08R, Direzza Z2 starspec etc.. but also people have said they wear out hell of a lot quicker, pretty much like R compund.



Hey Zhi, I'm certainly thinking of going to 18s at some stage, that's for sure!! and I'd like something that's got tyre life in it, Ha,..So the bigger the tyre, the higher the cost per tyre also! So got to keep it relative... popcorn
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby ABSTI » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:55 am

Bridgestone have a special on at the moment, 4 for the price of 3.

Picked up a set of RE003's in 225/45/17 fitted, balanced & aligned for $550 - I thought that was a good deal :surrender

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby ABSTI » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:10 pm

RE003's punk
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neptune11 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:24 pm

ABSTI wrote:Bridgestone have a special on at the moment, 4 for the price of 3.

Picked up a set of RE003's in 225/45/17 fitted, balanced & aligned for $550 - I thought that was a good deal :surrender



That's awesome, especially at $550.. good post . Great tyre for the Daily Driver thread.. pimp
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Yeldz » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:40 pm

I had the chance to test out the RE003's on my missus car during last weekends baw baw cruise.
Great tyre & awesome value for money especially with the current deal.
If your car is doing daily duties with a few track dayz in between I would definitely recommend them.
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