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ZigenGT

Tyres you use(d) and how u would rate them

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have used a few more tyres to mention

- Falken RT615K. Not a new tyre to the market, but first time I've used them, using a 255/40/17. I paid $250 a tyre fitted. I was really impressed; very good progressive grip and good grip in wet too. Haven't got more than 9000k's for any of the 200-treadwear tyres and these were no exception, but didn't wear faster than any of the others in that treadwear range and semi-slick type pattern. They have under 2mm tread left and still gripping well at the moment, although getting slippery in wet now. Tread pattern is soooo sexy too, and good build quality made-in-JPN tyre. Would buy again, but can't seem to find in stock anywhere for some time now.

- Zestino Gredge 07R, in the 240 treadwear rating, 255/40/17. These are on the rear only, and wanted something that will last me longer than 6 months but still keeping a semi-slick type tread pattern. $160 fitted. Tread pattern looks to be a rip-off of the Bridgestone semi-slick. Been on the car a few months, and for a pretty cheap tyre, they've been quite good; raining here at the moment and gripping fine in the wet when driven reasonably. Build quality looks to be Chinese-made pretty average (ton of wheel weights on one section of the rim too) but I would expect that for the price, and performance bang for buck seems choice bro. 

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R34 Gtt 600rwhp

Hankook rs4 

265/35/18

Great first time on the track and fantastic grip on the road 

Drove about 1000km between track days mainly moderate speed runs in the twisties 

When I went back to the track was like a different set of tyres 

No grip, went off extremely quickly and became unpredictable.

So in conclusion great when they are fresh but don't seam to cycle very well.

Still work very well on the road but going to some ad08r's very soon .

2000km ( of hard driving ) rears are about 50% fronts about 60%

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Replaced my RS4's with RE003

Toyota 86, 1250kg 145 kwatw.

Went from 215/45 17 to 235/45 17 on a 8" rim

Both are running at 34psi front and rear

RS4:

Much better in the dry than RE003 (yes, the 215 RS4 grips better than the 235 RE003, rim size may have something to do, I went from minimum size to maximum size tyre for a 8" rim running 45 series, spooky.....)

Lasted about 15k km of street driving

Really average in the wet

Really average initially in cold temperatures 

They were pretty noisy

After scrubbing them in they stayed very predictable.

RE003:

Better than the RS4's in the wet

Not as good in the dry

Much much quiter

The additional sidewall, 9mm,  gives a noticeably smoother ride.

Next set of tyres: RS4 235/45 17, I can deal with the noise, I can drive slow in the wet, but I don't like giving up the dry grip, plus there cheap, bang for buck is excellent. 

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Bridgestone have a flash sale running till Saturday this week.

Just replaced 2 x 7 year old rears (looked like crap compliance tyres) with RE003's for $210 each.  245/45/18's

Haven't given them a workout yet but they're a huge improvement on ride quality and have been good to me in the past on other vehicles.

Made me laugh when the guys had to break out the jack cause they were juuuust touching the ground pulling it into the workshop and were worried about getting it on the hoist.

Can recommend Bridgestone Mentone Vic for quick good service, rang them, told them exactly what I wanted, no quote needed I did that online, checked stock, booked, slotted in between some big service jobs and done an hour later.

Super helpful. Not affiliated at all but when I get great service I like to call it out,

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I got a set of Good Year Eagle F1 on my stock 16" R32 GTR Rims (225s) and well have I been surprised ran 11.4 @ 125mph on unprepped track with a 1.8 60ft and a 1.7 60 ft on a prepped track but missed a gear so didnt run faster but hat was an 11.2 run.

Not something I'm keeping forever need some bigger wheels but I am happy with the cost/performance ratio.  

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