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  • #31
    Re: What tires would YOU buy?

    A little late at this point, unfortunately. Not a problem though ... they can't POSSIBLY be worse than the factory Goodyear's!!!
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    • #32
      Re: What tires would YOU buy?

      The Kumho XS aren't known for stellar wet grip anyway, so be mindful of that. That is the main downside of them compared to some of the other tires in that catgory.


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      Ed N.
      84 Mustang SVO
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      • #33
        Re: What tires would YOU buy?

        hijacking Pete's thread, but staying on the subject: any feedback regarding Yokohama's ADVAN NEOVA AD08s? thanks!
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        • #34
          Re: What tires would YOU buy?

          Well, so far I'd say I'm pretty happy with the performance of the Kumho XS, HOWEVER:

          A) they're NOT grippy on the first lap, and step "quietly" out of line! (not a lot of audible feedback from them at all, really)

          B) they're definitely not as grippy as Hoosier R6's! (no kidding, right?! ) ..... apparently I was ~1.5 seconds slower with the 'Vette on Kumho's than I was with the Camaro on R6's . That's it, sell the car ... gimme my Camaro back!
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          • #35
            Re: What tires would YOU buy?

            A lap is conservative, I think they need a whole session to warm up.

            But they feel great when warm...they seem to be very accommodating about randomized steering wheel inputs and slip angles, and the wear has been promising so far.
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            • #36
              Re: What tires would YOU buy?

              Originally posted by Cap'n Pete View Post
              ..... apparently I was ~1.5 seconds slower with the 'Vette on Kumho's than I was with the Camaro on R6's . That's it, sell the car ... gimme my Camaro back!
              Trade??
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              • #37
                Re: What tires would YOU buy?

                Originally posted by Dave Barker View Post
                Trade??
                Pete should probably throw in some cash to make it fair, since the Camaro is faster.
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                • #38
                  Re: What tires would YOU buy?

                  Originally posted by Dave Barker View Post
                  Trade??
                  Not sure the hockey bag will fit!
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                  • #39
                    Re: What tires would YOU buy?

                    More a case of what can you buy !!!

                    What a frustrating time I've had trying to replace my Dunlop Starspecs. 2 years ago I could get these no prob from Active Green and Ross, now you can only get them from the US (2 week order). RS3s - good luck... again US order only and rare. I ended up ordering RE11s last week for fitting today and when I called they will be another week or so as US cant ship as originally promised !!

                    Any local retailers you can recommend who might have access to RE11, RS3s or Starspecs ?

                    Thanks..

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                    • #40
                      Re: What tires would YOU buy?

                      Originally posted by pwrace View Post
                      More a case of what can you buy !!!

                      What a frustrating time I've had trying to replace my Dunlop Starspecs. 2 years ago I could get these no prob from Active Green and Ross, now you can only get them from the US (2 week order). RS3s - good luck... again US order only and rare. I ended up ordering RE11s last week for fitting today and when I called they will be another week or so as US cant ship as originally promised !!

                      Any local retailers you can recommend who might have access to RE11, RS3s or Starspecs ?

                      Thanks..
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                      • #41
                        Re: What tires would YOU buy?

                        225/45x17 for a VW GTI

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                        • #42
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                          rs3's you can get from discount tire direct in the states they are great to deal with!
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                          • #43
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                            $117 each at tirerack.com! (for RS3's that is)
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                            • #44
                              Re: What tires would YOU buy?

                              Originally posted by pwrace View Post
                              More a case of what can you buy !!!

                              What a frustrating time I've had trying to replace my Dunlop Starspecs. 2 years ago I could get these no prob from Active Green and Ross, now you can only get them from the US (2 week order). RS3s - good luck... again US order only and rare. I ended up ordering RE11s last week for fitting today and when I called they will be another week or so as US cant ship as originally promised !!

                              Any local retailers you can recommend who might have access to RE11, RS3s or Starspecs ?

                              Thanks..
                              I believe that Tire Rack has the exclusive on selling the Star Specs now, so I've been told.


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                              Ed N.
                              84 Mustang SVO
                              95 Jaguar XJR

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                              • #45
                                Re: What tires would YOU buy?

                                Originally posted by pwrace View Post
                                More a case of what can you buy !!!

                                What a frustrating time I've had trying to replace my Dunlop Starspecs. 2 years ago I could get these no prob from Active Green and Ross, now you can only get them from the US (2 week order). RS3s - good luck... again US order only and rare. I ended up ordering RE11s last week for fitting today and when I called they will be another week or so as US cant ship as originally promised !!

                                Any local retailers you can recommend who might have access to RE11, RS3s or Starspecs ?

                                Thanks..
                                Huh? Tires23 quoted me Star Specs couple months ago. A friend just got a set installed by them one month ago. Unless something drastic has changed in the last month, Tires23 should be able to get you Star Specs.

                                (905) 602-8881

                                Also, I don't see how any of the tire sponsors on this forum can't get Star Specs.
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