The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby STUVYZ » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:17 am

Comments on MY15 STi standard Dunlop Sportmaxx RT?

Does anyone have any comments on the standard 245/40 R18 Dunlop Sportmaxx RT tyres fitted as standard on the MY15 STi V1? We have gotten 27,000 km out of the stock tyres and the dealer service centre "recommends to look at them next service" due to wear on the outside edges.

I have run Michelin Pilots Sport 3 tyres on my Nissan Stagea for around 40,000 kms now and seem really good, especially in the wet.

With the 4 for price of 3 offers etc. is there a comparison between the Bridgestones and the Dunlops somewhere?
Thanks in advance.
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After a decent daily tire!

Postby Mattwrx4 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:41 pm

Hey guys,

What tyres would you recommend for my 2011 WRX hatch. I want a daily tyre but a decent tyre. 225/45/17

Give me your thoughts and let me know what rubber your running.

Cheers

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Re: After a decent daily tire!

Postby neptune11 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:05 am

Mattwrx4 wrote:Hey guys,

What tyres would you recommend for my 2011 WRX hatch. I want a daily tyre but a decent tyre. 225/45/17

Give me your thoughts and let me know what rubber your running.

Cheers


Bridgestone RE003s, would be good for you... They may still have buy 3, get 4th free..!??
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby sacar-1 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:18 pm

Got the Potenza RE003's on the hatch
At 4 for the price of 3 they are unbeatable value
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby iharos » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:45 pm

+1 for the Potenza RE003's on MY13 hatch. Definitely and improvement over the crummy Dunlops. Donnellans Box Hill are your friends!

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby 2DIE » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:41 am

For anyone interested Yokohama is currently doning buy 3 get one free:
http://www.yokohama.com.au/Footer/Tyre- ... -Free.aspx

That would bring the AD08R down to a very reasonable price.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Raynman » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:45 am

Thanks for the heads up about the yokohama sale.


Does anyone have any suggestions for a new set of tyres for a standard MY09 wrx?

The factory fitment tyres are OK, but really expensive for what they are.

Wouldn't mind decent wearing, but my main interest is around good wet grip and decent dry grip (both would be nice, but wet more important).

My whole take is if you are struggling for grip in the dry then you should probably slow down, but if you have no grip in the wet then it is an accident waiting to happen (which is something I've had happen in the past with crap tyres in the wet).

Any suggestions - looking in the $150 to $200 or so range

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Snowy » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:45 pm

Raynman wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions for a new set of tyres for a standard MY09 wrx?

The factory fitment tyres are OK, but really expensive for what they are.

Wouldn't mind decent wearing, but my main interest is around good wet grip and decent dry grip (both would be nice, but wet more important).

My whole take is if you are struggling for grip in the dry then you should probably slow down, but if you have no grip in the wet then it is an accident waiting to happen (which is something I've had happen in the past with crap tyres in the wet).

Any suggestions - looking in the $150 to $200 or so range


For your preferred criteria above, I urge you to consider the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (or PS3 as it's often referred to).

I'm on my 2nd set in my GC8, 1st set lasted approx. 50-60,000kms (admittedly lots of highway kms during the week, but plenty of weekend twisties & Club drives as well), they have very decent dry grip & what impressed me the most was their wet grip.

This tyre (and tread pattern) has been around for a few years now, but it still rates well in various tyre comparisons with newer tyres, it never places 1st in the tests, but seems to frequently place in the top 3 or 4....a good all-rounder I guess you could say.
And I think you'll find they're within or very close to your $$ budget.

Another tyre to consider as a good all-rounder (which numerous club members have recently changed to) is the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003....seems to have positive reviews thus far :thumbs:
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby sacar-1 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:42 pm

Just picked up a set of Yoko AD08R s in 225 45 17 for $725 from bob janes ferntree gully.
More than resonable at that price :smart:
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Snowy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:41 am

sacar-1 wrote:Just picked up a set of Yoko AD08R s in 225 45 17 for $725 from bob janes ferntree gully.
More than resonable at that price :smart:

Wow that is a very sharp price indeed :thumbs:
I gather Bob Janes are offering/matching Yokohama's current "Buy 3 Get 4" deal...
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby sacar-1 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:45 am

Yep, Bob Janes and Tyres an More are doing the 4 for 3 deal until end of Aug
He just ordered them in for someone who bailed so he said make me an offer as they would just be sitting there.
Just for comparison Traction tyres (Tyres an More) have them for $840
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neo-2FX » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:12 am

What does everyone think I should get?

I've had some bad luck in the past with punctures on sidewalls and I'm currently running RE002's on the front and Continental SC2's on the rear. Today one of the rears blew and need to know if I'm okay just replacing the rear two or do I have to get all four changed to match?

I found the Continental's were awesome and the Potenza's a bit bouncier but that may just be my sheet aftermarket suspension. Need advice on which way to go.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby KevO-954 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:28 am

Definitely get a full set of 4 tyres as rolling circumference is important as to not put strain on the centre diff.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neptune11 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:00 am

Snowy wrote:
sacar-1 wrote:Just picked up a set of Yoko AD08R s in 225 45 17 for $725 from bob janes ferntree gully.
More than resonable at that price :smart:

Wow that is a very sharp price indeed :thumbs:
I gather Bob Janes are offering/matching Yokohama's current "Buy 3 Get 4" deal...



That's an absolute bargain... :drunk:
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Delivan » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:43 am

I got my new Michelin PS3s from Bob Jane.. $524 fitted (215/45/17).. Beautiful tyre. Haven't had them fitted yet as I still have a bit of life left in the F1 d5s so the PS3s are in the shed ready to go along with a "fit for free" receipt ...
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neo-2FX » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:25 am

KevO-954 wrote:Definitely get a full set of 4 tyres as rolling circumference is important as to not put strain on the centre diff.


OK cool. Any recommendations - just a street daily with some spirited driving every so often. Seems like the Michelin PS3's are a good option from the above but not sure when comparing to RE003's and others.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neptune11 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:41 pm

neo-2FX wrote:
KevO-954 wrote:Definitely get a full set of 4 tyres as rolling circumference is important as to not put strain on the centre diff.


OK cool. Any recommendations - just a street daily with some spirited driving every so often. Seems like the Michelin PS3's are a good option from the above but not sure when comparing to RE003's and others.


I'd say you cant really go wrong with either choice, just see what you can get at best price!!
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Raynman » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:59 pm

These were the two i narrowed it down to ( maybe Yokohama advan sport v105 as well).

But back to the ps3 and re003s. How do they go on the wet?

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby ratty05 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:53 pm

Going to start the ring around tomorrow for some new boots. Looking for good daily/track mix, although the daily part is only to work and back mostly (about 5klm only!). What's the best pick these days? RE003's/AD08's/RS3's???? (245/40r18)
Should also mention I use my car for dirt autocrosses etc, I imagine most of these will be breasts on a bovine in the dirt, might be time for two sets of rims....

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby dbz » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:19 pm

I think the best deals going around right now would be the AD08R, but in terms of street/track performance tyres the Hankook RS3 and Advan AD08R are pretty much the favourites. If you want to go the Hankook route i have 2 used Hankook RS3 in 245/40/18 for sale, for $150. Will post up pics soon in for sale section, they still have pretty good tread left.
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