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New tires arrived

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by jamesA, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Woke up at 9:30 this morning to a knock at my door. threw on some clothes and opened the door to a delivery guy. Gave him mah signature and he threw a set of tires at me. They arrived!!! I just wish I had the money to get down to Hires to have them thrown on... i work mornings all this week. bleh!

    Shipping weight was 19 lbs for each twin set so each tire weighs 9 1/2 lbs. That sound right?

    Here's a few shots... yes thats in my kitchen area, and yes thats an engine block... to an escort 1.8. :p (someone buy it, please)

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    Now I just need to save up for my Rota Group Ns and some winter tires.

    My setup will be:

    Rotas -> With these tires (eventually) for summer
    Winter only tires -> my stock Si rims
     
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    the avs es 100 is a good street tire, i ran them once before
     
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    i like mine, really good wet and dry traction.. not like it rains here though.. it hasnt rained in phoenix in 97 days.. with the exception of 1 hundreth of an inch back in april..
     
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    how much did u pay shipped?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    276 shipped, 58/ea, sales tax, freight and an indiana tire fee of a buck... from south bend indiana (i'm about 2 hours east of there)
     
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    Those tires don't impress me much at all. My buddy Raymond had them on his IS300 and they didnt launch worth a shit and the sidewalls got oily and scuffed from hard driving. Dry traction is okay, and in the wet tey are fucking terrible. Of course, the Lex is RWD but still...

    But, for 60 bucks a tire, you can't really go wrong James. Tell us how they work out. :)
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Really? Everyone I know that's had a set really loves them. I've driven them pretty hard on a Miata, and they held up really nicely. Same on a 2000 Accord while beating on it through the twisties.

    James- those should be closer to 19-20 pounds EACH, not per pair. Weigh them on a bathroom scale and you'll see.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    The shipping packages said "19 lbs, 2 of 4" on each of the two sets which is how they shipped...and they seem really really fucking light... 19 vs 38 lbs is pretty easy to tell the difference between I'd think. If I had a bathroom scale I'd see but I don't.

    <-- poor. :D

    Took me 3 weeks to decide on these tires, i looked at the Kumho MX series, Azenis and these. These were the cheapest with (one of) the best dry/wet traction ratings so I went with them.

    HOpefully I can get them on by next week... Gotta get my bills paid first though.
     
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    I am about to mount those onto my civic, they are a great daily driver/long life/auto-x/fucking around tire.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Thats what they came in. I had my choice of 205/50s or 195/55s... everyone (including E, Calesta, and a few others) told me that a 205/50 series tire would look retarded and not give me the cornering agility a 195/55 series tire would on the stock rims.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, stock si rims are thin. yo're better ofrf with the 195
     
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    Actually, I would have told you to go with the 205/50. :p :D

    The 195/55 is the stock size for the B series transmissions anyway, and the sidewall really isn't all that much taller than a 205/50's. It's still a good tire size, and it does fit better on a 15x6 than a 205/50 does.
     
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