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#1 boostin

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 9:29 AM

So after looking at a heap of tyre options recently, the biggest issue I could find was reliable reviews of people who had actually used them, and in NZ conditions. So here's what I came up with.

The tyre must be one you've used. Not heard might be good, not my mate used. You used.
Give the size and specs (treadwear, traction and temp ratings) where known.
Km's when fitted, how long they last.
Noise, both on smooth seal and the coarse chip.
What car. Vehicle weight makes a big difference with tyres. What works good on a Legacy may not be so good on an Impreza, and vice versa.
And finally price and value for money.

Cool? Lets see if this works.
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#2 boostin

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 9:36 AM

I've just fitted a set of Hankook Ventus V2 Concept (H427??), 225/40R18, treadwear 500, traction AA, temp A. Car is an 05 3.0R legacy sedan. Fitted at 177500km, and I hope to get to at least 240000km with them. Seem to be quite quiet on both smooth and coarse chip which is nice. The old tyres roared like a mofo on coarse chip! $700 for the set of 4, and I'm pretty happy with them so far!

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#3 DacerX

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 5:39 PM

Im using Zetums which is a kumo KU2 i think very nice tyre good grip in the wet and dry, had them on for the past 10000k and barely worn
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#4 madmike

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 7:48 PM

My tires are black, round and fit on wheels that attach to the car.

They have been awesome at stopping the wheels from grinding down to nothing every 20-30kms.
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#5 cartman640

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 8:15 PM

I'm running Bridgestone Potenza RE002 215/45 R17 on my 2002 B4 Legacy RSK. I can't comment on lifespan yet, as I've only had them a couple of months (~3000Km) but performance has been very good. Dry weather and wet weather are both amazing with no horrible habits when pushed to the limit in either condition. They seem to stand up to "enthusiastic" driving quite well (in comparison to my old cheap tyres that quickly went very slidy). Road noise is low, better than a lot of directional tyres I've used in the past. They can be quite pricey but I managed to pick up a set fitted, balanced, wheel alignment, etc for around $900. I'd definitely buy them again.

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#6 Drunkenmonkey

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:07 PM

Running Nitto invos on the outback at 245/40/19, started off really quiet but now have a bit of road noise, i took them down to New Plymouth the other day and I would have to say they leave the re11s behind in the dry keep in mind tho they were on my bg. Can't remember tread wear will add that later I got the set fitted and balanced for $1320 and would happily pay it again. As for wear they are ment to be well lasting, but time will tell

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#7 boostin

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 1:30 AM

Fuck they're a cool looking tyre!
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#8 DCVR

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 1:41 AM

Yokohama A Drive R1's for me 215/45/17 91W...........found them good in wet and dry. Can't comment on longevity because I stupidly used them on the track a few times and took chunks of tread out! Picked them up 3 years ago for 2 hundy a corner

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 2:53 AM

use goodyear eagle f1s 215 40 17s, paid $175 each, 83Y treadwear 280 temps AA and A

never once felt like they would "let go" even in heavy rain, best tyre ive had, road noise is not a problem

#10 boostin

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 6:02 AM

I've just fitted a set of Hankook Ventus V2 Concept (H427??), 225/40R18, treadwear 500, traction AA, temp A. Car is an 05 3.0R legacy sedan. Fitted at 177500km, and I hope to get to at least 240000km with them. Seem to be quite quiet on both smooth and coarse chip which is nice. The old tyres roared like a mofo on coarse chip! $700 for the set of 4, and I'm pretty happy with them so far!

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Just had a WOF yesterday, still 4 to 5mm on them, done 30k (now on 207,000km). Apart from a couple of punctures they've been ok. Wet traction is borderline. The 3 litre has no issue breaking all 4 loose. But yeah, looks like I'm on track for my 240k target!
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#11 Dundaberg

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 6:48 AM

Have some Achilles ATR Sport 2s on my RS at the moment. They are rubbish in the wet. Does not take much for understeer to kick in.

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#12 DacerX

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 6:28 PM

Re002/3. Just buy the /end thread
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#13 Dundaberg

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 9:30 PM

Re002/3. Just buy the /end thread

Yeah definatly want a set of those

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 7:12 AM

+1 to the re002s, excellent tyre. I can imagine the 003 is just even better.
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#15 DacerX

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 5:42 PM

I didn't find a massive change I think they are now better in the wet is all
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Posted 08 September 2015 - 6:14 AM

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Got my RE003 ready for flatnats. We will see how they compare to the RE002 I had on before.

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Now with added tubro Otto wagcoon





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