The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby neptune11 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:41 am

Snowy wrote:
Delivan wrote:First impression of Michilin PS3s is I am very happy with them.. The road noise is greatly reduced and the comfort increased. They do not screech when doing spirited cornering. I am running 38psi. Will update in a few thousand ks but soo far I am loving them...... I got the Michelin for $524 fitted and balanced so I thought I would give them a try..

Hey Delivan, glad to hear that you're impressed with the PS3's thus far, particularly given you've tried so many different tyre brands & models.
As mentioned above in this thread, I have been mightily impressed with my 2 x sets of PS3's on my GC8, the 2nd set just coming to the end of their useful life now after 35,000kms daily duties plus 6 x track days (ok I'm only in 'Street Class' & not hitting the speeds & G forces of higher classes, but still that's a damn fine effort from street tyres IMO). Now for some more "focused" crossover road/track tyres :whistle:

$524 fitted & balanced for your PS3's is a ridiculously sharp price ($131 per corner) - is that for 215/45/17 Delivan?? (I seem to recall your Blue Rex has '06 WRX rims??)


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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Delivan » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:19 pm

Hmmm yes.. I just read a couple of write ups on those and they sound fantastic and if I only had one car and I used it competitively on the track occasionally I would probably have them on now , however, they are twice the price of the Michelins I just fitted and having not been to Lakeside for more than 2 years now I doubt there would be any real advantage in spending twice as much. This is after all , a daily drive thread and for most people that means peak hour traffic twice a day and a spirited drive maybe on the weekends if you can find a road not blocked by non car enthusiasts who just want to go for a leisurely drive ..Anyway it is midday on a Thursday ( I think it's Thursday) and I am off to the shops......via Mt Glorious road and Mt Nebo....;) ...
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby mv75 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:56 pm

Oh man, I'd have joined you with my ps3's as well.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Delivan » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:46 pm

Let me know a mid week day sometime and we can do a proper run up over Nebo, Glorious then down the other side to Summerset dam then back through Kilkoy, Woodfood then up and over Mt Mee to Dayboro and then home.. Its about a 2 hour circuit with LOTS of twisties, some nice cruisy flat country around the dam and no traffic on weekdays except for other like minded drivers and bikers . Mornings after 9.30 are best..My son will come in the sti . Bring a 2way if you have one.. pm if interested.. Ps3s were excellent..Start to screech when pushed hard but nice smooth quiet ride with great grip..
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby mv75 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:15 pm

Wouldn't be for a couple of weeks right now before I could do a mid-week, but yea, I'm finding that I don't know if it's the tyres or not but I have no inclination to upgrade the rear sway bar in the gd as opposed to the gc8 that basically required it. Yep, the ride is very smooth, even bumps feel smooth. :) They are a nice tyre.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby SJTriggs » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:40 pm

I have always had Bridgestone re003's on my narrow body MY10 Hatch and absolutely love them! Recently sold the narrow body for a MY11 wide body which came with 3 different brands of tiers on it. :(

Cant wait for them to wear down so I can get re003's again! I get mine from Costco for about $175 each (fitted) which is crazy cheap. Pretty good deal on this website as well: https://www.tyresales.com.au/buy/tyre/bridgestone/potenza_adrenalin_re003/225-45r17/114977?q=4
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby stockhorse » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:39 pm

Anybody run or had experience running 225/35/18's on a daily ?
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Snowy » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:59 pm

sikmrex wrote:I have had my AD08R's for 20k and they have been the best tyre yet. No track days but some spirited driving. Still some life left in them too

Hey Jon,
Glad to hear you're loving the AD08R's on the street - can I please ask what cold pressures you've found best to set them at for your street driving (and spirited runs)?? And do you run same pressure all round or slightly more in front vs rear??
I realise the Yokohama website suggests running the car's tyre placard pressures on the street, but just wondered whether you've tried different pressures and found a more appropriate and/or preferred pressure for overall grip/wear/comfort etc??
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Delivan » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:44 pm

stockhorse wrote:Anybody run or had experience running 225/35/18's on a daily ?
2000 wrx

Have you ever noticed on Ebay the number of 18 and 19 inch wheels for sale where it is 3 good ones and one stuffed one.....35% profile leaves you very little between the rim and the road and often this is the cause of rim and tyre destruction.. My advise is stick with 17s.. Anyway...topgear did a comparison ...same car, same driver, same day, same track, and the 17" wheels did a better lap times than the 19s...
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby sikmrex » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:53 pm

Snowy wrote:
sikmrex wrote:I have had my AD08R's for 20k and they have been the best tyre yet. No track days but some spirited driving. Still some life left in them too

Hey Jon,
Glad to hear you're loving the AD08R's on the street - can I please ask what cold pressures you've found best to set them at for your street driving (and spirited runs)?? And do you run same pressure all round or slightly more in front vs rear??
I realise the Yokohama website suggests running the car's tyre placard pressures on the street, but just wondered whether you've tried different pressures and found a more appropriate and/or preferred pressure for overall grip/wear/comfort etc??


Hey mate

I tend to have them on 36 all round and found that perfect for me. Great grip - I think they are awesome tyres and well worth the coin!
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby stockhorse » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:36 am

Thanks Delivan, they came on the car. Two rims need rolling but the tyres are about 60%. I have some other rims so might just keep the 18" for the odd car show.
Thanks for the information

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Snowy » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:31 pm

sikmrex wrote:
Snowy wrote:
sikmrex wrote:I have had my AD08R's for 20k and they have been the best tyre yet. No track days but some spirited driving. Still some life left in them too

Hey Jon,
Glad to hear you're loving the AD08R's on the street - can I please ask what cold pressures you've found best to set them at for your street driving (and spirited runs)?? And do you run same pressure all round or slightly more in front vs rear??
I realise the Yokohama website suggests running the car's tyre placard pressures on the street, but just wondered whether you've tried different pressures and found a more appropriate and/or preferred pressure for overall grip/wear/comfort etc??


Hey mate

I tend to have them on 36 all round and found that perfect for me. Great grip - I think they are awesome tyres and well worth the coin!

Thanks for that Jon - so you definitely have them a few psi more than the car's tyre placard pressures then.
Have you noticed any excess wear in the centre part of the tread vs the inner & outer shoulders (ie. from potential over inflation of these particular tyres)?? I only ask because I guess your tyres could easily be hitting about 40psi hot when you're on spirited runs...

I'm trying mine at 34 Front / 31 Rear to start with, will do the Baw Baw club run to see how those pressures go.
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Delivan » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:51 pm

I run 38 front and 34 rear.. Also set with slight camber but still wear the outside edges. Never do peak hour. Mostly 80k zone driving..
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Snowy » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:49 pm

Delivan wrote:I run 38 front and 34 rear.. Also set with slight camber but still wear the outside edges. Never do peak hour. Mostly 80k zone driving..

Thanks for that Delivan.....don't get me wrong, I used to run my Michelin PS3's at a minimum of 36 front / 34 rear (cold), but with the AD08R's being more of a crossover road/track tyre, the Yokohama specialist tyre outlet I sourced them through advised me not to have them too high for street use.
These AD08R's are my 1st ever set of decent crossover road/track tyres, so I must admit I'm still learning & feeling my way with what to set the pressures at for street use :innocent:

It seems fairly clear cut re hot pressures to run them at on the track, but there seems to be varying opinions on cold pressures for street use...
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby sikmrex » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:22 pm

I haven't had any issues with the centre wearing down.

Did you get them from traction tyres in Rowville?
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Snowy » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:08 am

sikmrex wrote:I haven't had any issues with the centre wearing down.

Did you get them from traction tyres in Rowville?

Ok thanks, that's good to hear that 36psi cold for street is not wearing down the centre part of the tread.

Yes mate, got mine through Traction Tyres in Rowville, always get my alignments done there too.

Can you recall what advice they gave you re cold pressures to run them at for your street driving??
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby sikmrex » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:51 am

Snowy wrote:
sikmrex wrote:I haven't had any issues with the centre wearing down.

Did you get them from traction tyres in Rowville?

Ok thanks, that's good to hear that 36psi cold for street is not wearing down the centre part of the tread.

Yes mate, got mine through Traction Tyres in Rowville, always get my alignments done there too.

Can you recall what advice they gave you re cold pressures to run them at for your street driving??


to be honest I can't remember what they said in regards to that! lol
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby plusone » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:49 am

Hey guys, recently purchased a 2011 WRX Premium and I'm having a bit of a dilemma with wheels and tyres, hoping you can help!

The car came with aftermarket wheels which are quite nice but they are 19". TO be exact they are Koya Racing RG TEK...can't find any info on offset but seeing as how they sit nicely there is a strong possibility they are 8.5 with +40?

Anyway, new tyres are needed. Currently I find the ride a bit harsh, probably due to the current tyres being 225/35-19. One option which I have been considering is moving to an 18" rim. But I am now thinking, would it be possible to keep the existing rims and maybe get a 40 profile tyre? Currently no suspension mods so hopefully scrubbing shouldn't be an issue.

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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Delivan » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:43 pm

Go back to 17s...They are much less expensive and it will handle better and have a much nicer ride.. 19" are just bling. They are NOT a performance upgrade...
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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby plusone » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:31 pm

Delivan wrote:19" are just bling. They are NOT a performance upgrade...


Correct, but seeing as how they are there and I actually like the look of them I'm wondering if I should just buy some bigger profile tyres, rather than changing rims as well....at least in the interim.

Having said that, 19" tyres are quite expensive :(

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