Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

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Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby neptune11 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:15 pm

So what's outright the better value tyre for occasional daily & track days..
What's going to give be better grip in dry/wet & track performance...and best tyre deg..?? :coffee: hmmm
Whichever way I go, they're going to feel way different to the Yoky ADO8rs I've been running....But got to be realistic with cost... :wall:
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby mv75 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:54 pm

Michelin pilot sport 4.

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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby Delivan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:10 pm

We got re003s on the sti again last week for $580 F&B.. We now have them on 3 of our rexs and they will be going on the blue one next time it needs tyres. It has Michelin PS3s on there at the moment and they are good but the RE003s are better. Bridgestone is doing 4 for price of 3 atm... It's good not to have to think about what tyres to get...bla bla bla ..Just wait for RE003s to be reduced to a good price and go and buy a couple of sets. All sorted without the drama of deciding what to get ..
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby neptune11 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:29 pm

mv75 wrote:Michelin pilot sport 4.

Pilot sport 4s are not factored in.
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby KuRT12 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:16 pm

The hankook is going to be better at the track, they've just released the new RS4.
These are more inline with the performance level of the AD08R.

RE003 is definitely more of a "street" tyre, but probably a bit cheaper too.
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby neptune11 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:54 pm

KuRT12 wrote:The hankook is going to be better at the track, they've just released the new RS4.
These are more inline with the performance level of the AD08R.

RE003 is definitely more of a "street" tyre, but probably a bit cheaper too.


Hey Kurt,
Yeah, I've been reading and seen the RS4, but wasn't too sure about there tyre wear & wet weather performance??
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby Snowy » Mon May 14, 2018 11:36 am

Shane - is the car going to see more Daily driving or more Track Duties?

I'd lean towards the RE003's overall for best value performance......and better in the wet.
But if you're going to "value" or prioritise the performance on track....then I agree with Kurt, go for the Hankooks :thumbs:
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby Delivan » Mon May 14, 2018 6:21 pm

If you are really going to track your car soo much that you want track tyres, you need another set of wheels and tyres dedicated to the track... There is no such thing as dry track tyres and wet track tyres either so you may need a third set. If you are like the rest of us and in reality only go to the track occasionally eg once or twice a year or less then get good street tyres.. RE003s...
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby neptune11 » Tue May 15, 2018 6:09 am

Thanks very much for the recent reply gents....
My good friend Zhi has caused me confusion now, by throwing in the Kuhmo V720...which also look pretty cool & rate well...
Yeah, in ideal world, a second set of wheels with designated track tyres would be mint..
I guess my car is more of a weekender, & aiming to get back to occasional club track days...
So obviously something that can compromise both, but handle better for track..
I'm also looking at running nitrogen tyres, so there's less variations in pressures??
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby Snowy » Wed May 16, 2018 11:51 am

Hmmm hadn't heard about the Kumho V720, so looked them up.....seem impressive :thumbs:
Remind me a little of the old Kumho KU36 tread pattern (in an overall concept sense).

So what have you narrowed it down to Shane?

Re Nitrogen filled tyres - the guys at Traction Tyres spoke about this at the last club monthly meeting....they say it's a gimmick (by Bob Jane etc) to lock customers into returning to their stores for future/ongoing work. Because obviously you cannot drop into a Servo & top up a Nitrogen filled tyre with "air", you're forced into going back to the tyre place that has the Nitrogen.....if you get a puncture, again you're forced to go back to the tyre place that has the Nitrogen etc etc.

As for running Nitrogen due to less variations in pressure, yes that's a common thought process, but if you wanted to alter the pressure for track work, how would you then inflate them at the end of the day to drive home (without Nitrogen availability)?
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby neptune11 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Snowy wrote:Hmmm hadn't heard about the Kumho V720, so looked them up.....seem impressive :thumbs:
Remind me a little of the old Kumho KU36 tread pattern (in an overall concept sense).

So what have you narrowed it down to Shane?

Re Nitrogen filled tyres - the guys at Traction Tyres spoke about this at the last club monthly meeting....they say it's a gimmick (by Bob Jane etc) to lock customers into returning to their stores for future/ongoing work. Because obviously you cannot drop into a Servo & top up a Nitrogen filled tyre with "air", you're forced into going back to the tyre place that has the Nitrogen.....if you get a puncture, again you're forced to go back to the tyre place that has the Nitrogen etc etc.

As for running Nitrogen due to less variations in pressure, yes that's a common thought process, but if you wanted to alter the pressure for track work, how would you then inflate them at the end of the day to drive home (without Nitrogen availability)?


Yeah, exactly same thought I had about punctures, and again at the track... as obviously start at a lower tyre pressure, then how do I inflation for Drive home...ha...
I'm torn between the RE003s and the Kuhmos, as they both do a 245/45/17, which is awesome & exciting..
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby Jezza » Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm

...And from what I've read the difference nitrogen makes 2/5 of FA anyway.

Agree on the gimmick characterisation.
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby Snowy » Wed May 16, 2018 6:25 pm

neptune11 wrote:I'm torn between the RE003s and the Kuhmos, as they both do a 245/45/17, which is awesome & exciting..

What's the price difference between these 2 x tyres in your size, do you know? That might help you decide :thumbs:
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby neptune11 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:19 pm

Snowy wrote:
neptune11 wrote:I'm torn between the RE003s and the Kuhmos, as they both do a 245/45/17, which is awesome & exciting..

What's the price difference between these 2 x tyres in your size, do you know? That might help you decide :thumbs:
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby neptune11 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:06 am

Snowy wrote:
neptune11 wrote:I'm torn between the RE003s and the Kuhmos, as they both do a 245/45/17, which is awesome & exciting..

What's the price difference between these 2 x tyres in your size, do you know? That might help you decide :thumbs:

:wall: Hey Snowy, there's no real difference in price to be honest... so it's a tough call. hmmm
I think Bridgestone are offering some cash back deal though. :tumbleweed:
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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby KuRT12 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:29 am

When you fill up at a Servo, your filling up with 79% nitrogen anyway :p

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The Kuhmo is supposedly a good tyre too - in the 'league' of the RS3/AD08R being what the americans refer to as 'extreme performance summer tires'

I'd imagine its cheaper than the RS3/RS4 too. But have no direct experience with these tyres.

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Re: Bridgestone RE003s Vs Hankook RS3s

Postby Snowy » Sun May 27, 2018 3:13 pm

What's your latest thinking Shane?
RE003's or the Kumho V720....
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