The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

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The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Postby Age » Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:34 pm

Hopefully this will be the difinitive thread on tyres for daily driven WRX's.... so here's some simple rules to try and keep in mind.

The tyres are for daily driven WRX's. No track tyres
Try and include the $$$'s and size's you have been quoted and where.
Pic's and your thoughts/comments on the tyre would be great

And here's a good tyre calculator. (thanx grantdlr)
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

So far here's the prices on tyres... (stock Tyres for GD rims - 215/45R17, GC8 16's will be a little cheaper.) These are the prices as quoted without visiting club supporters and without using a club members discount.

Sumo FIRENZA ST-08 $176 a corner
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Yokie C-drive AC01 (no $$$ yet, and i've had yokies before and i loved em)
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Maxxis MAZ1 Victra's $190 a corner
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SPORT MAXX $326 a corner

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Ventus Sport K104
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Nexen n3000 $150 a corner

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Hankook XQ optimo $200 a corner

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KUMHO ECSTA's KU31 $165 a corner
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Postby Ewok » Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:59 pm

I'm currently using Toyo T1R's.

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Bought from Essendon Tyrepower

Price: Aprox $280 per corner from memory (will update with price when I get home)

Size: 235/40/18

Great tyre so far. Very quiet but still performs very well. Were better after about 1,000km than when new.

For 17's it's hard to go past RE070.
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Postby Jammer » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:32 pm

I also have used Yoki's in the past and have been very impressed with them. Anyone know the rough price on the C-Drives? I think my budget is up to $300 a tyre.
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Postby 05-RSX » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:35 pm

Falken 452s.
Bought from: Tyrepower Mornington
Price: 205ea, fitted/balanced (215/45/17)
Quick review: Compared to the stock RE050As, slightly less grip in the dry. Better in the wet. Noisier.

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Postby Evo8Gold » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:19 pm

Nick (niwTTwin) recently fitted 225 width tyres on standarD rims to his MY05. He has experienced no adverse issues in fitting the wider tyres (no rubbing ect)

I have noticed that in most instances, club members repLace with the standard width of 215's.

Are there any reasons against using the 225 width tyres??


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Postby Jammer » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:38 pm

The rim will "roll" more inside the tyre andversly affecting steering/handling.
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Postby 05-RSX » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:42 pm

Speedo will also be out by a touch (well may be closer depending on if it was out with stock tyres). :wink:
And yeah, as Zol illuded to, 225 is on the upper limits of width on a 7" wide rim.
Easy fix to 'jammers problem' (i realise you dont actually have that problem mate) is to get a tyre with a stiff sidewalll - ie RE070! :D

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Postby Random Dude » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:17 pm

Tyre: Pirelli P-Zero Nero
Price: $245 a corner (Ray @ Tyrepower Reservoir) - Fitted, Balanced
Size: 215/45/17

Pros: Awesome tyre, plenty of grip in wet and dry, limits the understeer.
Cons: Superceeded and hard to find.

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Postby Jammer » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:46 pm

05-RSX wrote:Speedo will also be out by a touch (well may be closer depending on if it was out with stock tyres). :wink:
And yeah, as Zol illuded to, 225 is on the upper limits of width on a 7" wide rim.
Easy fix to 'jammers problem' (i realise you dont actually have that problem mate) is to get a tyre with a stiff sidewalll - ie RE070! :D


No matter how stiff the side wall is Cam, it still won't be as stiff as the recommended width tyre. Hmmm... so many options, so little money. :)

Oh and I have plenty of problems, you know that! :)
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Postby kooky » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:31 am

Falken Azenis RT615: 225/45/17's $285 delivered from Tempe Tyres (sydney) add $15 to $20 per corner for fitting at your local dealer.

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Postby TBOMUM » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:23 am

Tyre: Pirelli P-Zero Nero
Price: $285 a corner (Tony @ Bob Jane, City)
Size: 215/45/17
A month ago
Awesome tyre, plenty of grip in wet and dry, sticks to the road.

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Postby Tanky03 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:53 pm

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Toyo R1R's. I have had them fitted and so far so good. The grip seems very high but I fear that the noise may have increased...hard to tell...The cabin noise is not so much louder but more noticable as there is a harmonic to them. Not sure if this will dissapear. Basicaly at the minute it sounds like I am on a freeway with a truck coming up from behind....only it sounds like this when not on the freeway :P. Noise starts a low speed but dissapears around 120ish but I have not had to turn up the radio and I will note that I have a stock exhaust so any noise change is noticable :P
Anyways they were $270 a corner (down from $370 apparently) so can't realy complain hard. May not be great for a daily driver but the slightly more than weekend warrior will have a ball.

AGE. Going on the prices you have there if you end up likeing the SportMaxx's go and see Ray :wink: little cheaper
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Postby nic9 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:17 pm

Yokohama Cdrive 235/40/18. Stole them for $200 a corner RRP $365.
Smooth, quiet, stick like sheet to a blanket wet or dry.
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Postby AlexNorinh » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:32 pm

05-RSX wrote:Falken 452s.
Bought from: Tyrepower Mornington
Price: 205ea, fitted/balanced (215/45/17)
Quick review: Compared to the stock RE050As, slightly less grip in the dry. Better in the wet. Noisier.

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Where: Wheel King, Moorabbin
Size: 215/45/17
How much $172 each f&b

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Postby KevO-954 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:15 pm

Evo8Gold wrote:Nick (niwTTwin) recently fitted 225 width tyres on standar rims to his MY05. He has experienced no adverse issues in fitting the wider tyres (no rubbing ect)

I have noticed that in most instances, club members repace with the standard width of 215's.

Are there any reasons against using the 225 width tyres??


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One reason against a wider tyre on the standard rim is there can be a tendancy to tram track (follow lengthwise ridges) on the road. Kev.

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Postby 05-RSX » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:18 pm

Alex you baastard. :x :P :giggle:

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Postby Darth » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:23 pm

I got my sport Maxx's for about $240 a corner from Typrepower resevoir.

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Postby GhostDriver » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:59 pm

What are 070's worth per corner?
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Postby WRXR8D » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:32 am

GhostDriver wrote:What are 070's worth per corner?


Best price was $350 at Donellans in Preston when i got quoted on Tuesday

They also have them in stock

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Postby GhostDriver » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:24 pm

Cool,

Can someone chuck in a comment on adrenalin's? I have heard them mentioned in the forums a couple of times and know absolutely nothing about them.
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