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Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:11 pm
by rickzta
onze wrote:Hi,

I need some new tyres for me car quite urgently. Been reading a few pages on the thread, and there is quite a range of tyres which all of you prefer or dislike. So its had to really difficult to pick one.

My current tyres are Bridgestone RE070 (OEM tyres 225/45/17) and my budget at the moment would be around the 250 dollar per corner.

For daily use and occasional street performance tyres, which one of these three
1) Potenza RE002 ( don't know if fit in the price range)
2) Ku31
3) Proxes 4

Cheers
Gavin


Toyo T1-Sport...

subi06NA wrote:Are P7's a good tyre?


Yep

Cheers

Ricky

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:36 am
by xsv4rce
Hey guys, been a while but anyway for anyone interested in the Kuhmo KU36's:

Size: 235/40/R18
Purchased: August 2009
Price (at the time: $236 a corner
Kms travelled: 24,000
Trackdays and skidpans: 5 (total)

If its of any help in terms of tyre wear my car has the following modifications (as far as suspension/chassis/tyres go):

Cusco zero2e coilovers
Cusco strut braces (front & rear)
Whiteline camber bolts (rear)
Whiteline anti-lift kit
Whiteline roll centre kit
Whiteline subframe lock kit
Whiteline steering rack and pinion mount kit
Whiteline 22mm adjustable sway bars (front & rear)
-Front set to full soft
-Rear set to full hard
Whiteline extra heavy duty sway bar links (front & rear)
Alignment setup: -2deg camb (front), -1.5deg camb (rear), 1deg toe-in (rear)

Ive just finished my first set of these which I purchased back in 09 (will be replaced on Monday). They have lasted very well considering the type of work they have been subjected to (track, daily commute, long distance trips). For the price vs DRY grip they are hard to beat. A little nervous in the wet, but to be expected with this type of tread and compound. I'm surprised they lasted as long as they have (inner shoulders are quite worn now).

However I am not buying the again purely because I am saving for set of Yokohama r-comps for my stock 17's for trackwork and going with a set Yokohama S-Drives for my 18's as a daily tyre.

Thanks,
Shane.

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:15 pm
by Snowy
subi06NA wrote:Are P7's a good tyre?

My experience with these (admittedly not on a Rex):

- good grip, performance etc in dry & wet
- only downside was an increasing harmonic soundtrack as the tread fell below say 50%

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:44 pm
by v8girl
Has anyone on here used Maxxis M35??? I put a massive hole in the side of my front tyre thanks to someone running over a chunk of metal on the road and flicking it up at my car :chair:

So I need something kind of quick - two random tyre places said the Maxxis were good tyres, great grip in the wet and dry and nice and quiet.

Any advice appreciated because there is just too many options!

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:45 pm
by v8girl
v8girl wrote:Has anyone on here used Maxxis M35??? I put a massive hole in the side of my front tyre thanks to someone running over a chunk of metal on the road and flicking it up at my car :chair:

So I need something kind of quick - two random tyre places said the Maxxis were good tyres, great grip in the wet and dry and nice and quiet.

Any advice appreciated because there is just too many options!



Ohhh and my tyre size is the standard cs9 rim - 225/40/18

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:41 pm
by Romper
Has anyone running Dunlop Direzza Star specs (225/45 x 17") experimented with tyre pressures at all?

Got mine fitted the weekend before last, drove home in a filthy storm & put the car in the garage. Took the car out last weekend for five hours, predominantly freeway but 150km of quiter rural roads & found the handling somewhat sketchy. Went & checked my tyre pressures & the helpful tyre fitters had put 46psi in three of the four tyres & 41psi in the other. Dropped the pressures to 38psi in the rears & 40psi in the fronts (typical pressures I ran in my last 2 sets of RE70's) & noticed considerable improvements in the feel of the car.

Has anyone played around with the Direzza's & have any feedback on ideal pressures?

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:53 pm
by onze
Just came back from Essendon Tyrepower to have some new rubber for my new set of Rota 18's.

Wanted to run 235 tyres but instead listened to the wise Ricky and stayed with 225. The 235 were too much for the guards,

Anyway, got the Toyo T1 sport. Straight away, better comfort from the Toyo.

Grip level haven't really tested it nerd anyway I will wait and let the tyres settle in.

Awesome service once again.

Keep you guys updated on the tyre performance

Cheers
Gavin

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:12 am
by Harbs
Would be interesting to know the difference in Grip Level between the 070 and the T1 Gavin, let us know how you go. hmmm

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:12 am
by Dances with Fences
onze wrote:Just came back from Essendon Tyrepower to have some new rubber for my new set of Rota 18's.

Wanted to run 235 tyres but instead listened to the wise Ricky and stayed with 225. The 235 were too much for the guards,

Anyway, got the Toyo T1 sport. Straight away, better comfort from the Toyo.

Grip level haven't really tested it nerd anyway I will wait and let the tyres settle in.

Awesome service once again.

Keep you guys updated on the tyre performance

Cheers
Gavin

How much per corner mate?

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:04 pm
by DChristie
Does anyone have an opinion or experience of Bridgestone S001's.

Cheers.

Dave

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:31 pm
by Jobbo
Yeh, i have had the Potenza S001s on for about 2 months now and have found them excellent in both wet and dry. They are not as agressive as the Re070s and are much quieter.

If i was to critique them, and i am no expert by any means just an opinion, they dont feel as Sharp or as responsive on intial turn into a corner, plenty of grip maybe just because they are a bit softer not sure, but mid corner and exit the grip is endless... comapring to Re070s and Dunlop Sports Max's that i have had.. Really happy with them... I would have them over the above tyres that i have mentioned anyday...but thats my 2 cents...

$289 corner i paid.

i was also quoted $289 for re070s and $229 for RE002 at Bridgestone
anyway hope that helps...

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:10 pm
by DChristie
Thanks for the feedback Jobbo. They might just be the next set of boots. punk !

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:00 pm
by Gidge
I'm in need of a new set to replace my aging Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT's. Looking at a month's waitso what else is comparable?

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:14 pm
by fixed
Bought the Toyo T1's from Ricky a couple of months ago; absolutely fantastic street tyre, heavily recommended.

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:24 pm
by onze
Updates on the T1 Sport vs RE070

T1 sport is at 1000km plus old

Went to Lake Eildon yesterday and went through a similar route like the one we did on the parma cruise. but with the nicer weather as yesterday.

With no doubt, the RE070 has better grip compared to the toyo and I felt less confident going into the corner with the toyo T1 sport. Could also be just that not really used to the toyo tyres!

With the roads heating up yesterday, I felt like loosing a bit of grip with the toyo in mid corner but nothing alarming.

Overall, toyo is
1) softer and made the journey more enjoyable..and comfy
2) road noise nil
3) not as gripy as the RE70
4) good everyday tyre

I would keep the RE070 for a track day

Cheers
Gavin

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:25 pm
by RexandRegina
A summary of tread wear rating - lower values generally = better grip; higher values = longer tyre life.

Tyre wear ratings - these are a proxy for grip, where the number is lower the tyre will wear more quickly usually due to construction from a softer compound.

However, tread design may reduce contact area and thereby reduce dry grip but improve wet grip. Also the overall construction of the tyre will have an impact. Be aware of speed, mass and temperature ratings.

100 = the value attributed to the life of a test tire; thus a tire with a value of 200 will last twice as long as the test tire.

Value (generally lower values equal better dry grip)
30 - Kumho Ecsta V710 - Track
40 - Yokohama ADVAN 050 - Track
40 - Hankook Ventus Z214 - Track
50 - Hankook Ventus Z211 - Track
50 - Bridgestone RE55 - Track
60 - Dunlop SP Supersport Race - Track
60 - Yokohama ADVAN 048 - Track
60 - Pirelli PZero Corsa - Track
80 - Michellin Pilot Sport Cup - Track
100 - Toyo R888 (50) - Track

140 - Bridgestone Potenza RE070 - STi(old) - road
140 - Hankook RS3 - road
140 - Toyo R1R - road
140 - Federal 595RS-S - road

180 - Yokohama ADVAN 08 - road/track
180 - Bridgestone Potenza RE11 - road
180 - Yokohama ADAVAN 13c - road - EVO
180 - Kumho Ecsta XS KU36 - road

200 - Dunlop SP600 - STi current - road
200 - Hankook Ventus RS2 - road
200 - Falken RT615 - road
200 - Dunlop Sport Z1 - road

220 - Bridgestone Potenza RE02 - road
220 - Pirelli PZero Rosso/Nero - road

240 - Goodyear Eagle F1 asym- road
240 - Toyo T1 Sport - road
240 - Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
240 - Federal 595 - road

280 - Dunlop Sport 01 - WRX current - road
280 - Toyo T1R - road
280 - Hankook Ventus V12 - road
280 - Bridgestone RE050 - road
280 - Bridgestone Potenza S001 - road

300 - Bridgestone Turanza - road
300 - Falken FK452 - road
300 - Toyo Proxes 4 - road
300 - Dunlop DZ101 - road

320 - Hankook Optimo - road
320 - Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 - road

420 - Hankook Ventus V4 - road

440 - Kumho Solus KU17- road

Datasource: Tirerack and manufacturers.

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:19 pm
by blackie
anyone used AD07's before?

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:54 pm
by RexandRegina
blackie wrote:anyone used AD07's before?


As far as I'm aware they were replaced (superseded) by the ADVAN 08 in the Yokohama lineup (and therefore may not be readily available).

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:25 pm
by El Greco
Just fitted REO7O on the Sti ,last ones lasted for about 5 and a half years so very happy.Fantastic tyre in all conditions and yes even in the wet .
Thanks Ray @Reservoir Tyre Power.

Re: The daily driver WRX tyre thread.

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:50 pm
by JMDR
5 and a half years?!!? They can't be more than the second set of new tyres you've ever put on?! Must have done less than 30,000km in the last 6yrs haha