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Old 07-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #29
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The RE-11 are good for DDing but what about freeway? I drive about 10 miles of freeway one way at top freeway speeds (no traffic). Are these tires ok? I mainly just mess around in canyon and push limits usually.
The RE-11 would be fine for freeway use. It won't be the most comfortable ride out there but does pretty well for an Extreme Performance tire.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #30
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I don't have any issue with RE-11A on the freeway. I don't find them to be any harsher or noisier than PSS that I had before.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #31
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Cool looks like the re-11s will be my next tires from stock. Sticking with my stock wheels for now.. For the $$ $190 ea this seems like the best tire what you guys think?
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #32
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Tire Rack's comparison between Rival, RE-11A, ZII, and AD08 R is out:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=172


Summary seems to be:

Best on-road manner/performance: RE-11A
Best dry performance(Time/Data): ZII
Best dry performance(Subjective): Rival
Best wet performance(Time/data): AD08 R/RE-11A
Best wet performance(Subjective): RE-11A

Overall Combined: RE-11A

For Autocrosser looking for winning tires I think ZII or Rival is the best buy. Especially if you don't have to drive on them everyday. For people like me who drives on whatever tire they autoX with, RE-11A seems to be a good compromise.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #33
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Summary seems to be:


Best wet performance(Time/data): AD08 R/RE-11A
Best wet performance(Subjective): RE-11A
Is there any comparison to the Conti DW? I thought that was the gold standard for wet performance. (Sorry, I didn't read the article yet)

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For Autocrosser looking for winning tires I think ZII or Rival is the best buy.
Winning tires, YAY! Winning driver on winning tires is another story!
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This comparo is just between those 4 Extreme Perf tires, DW would be a Max Perf.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #35
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Thanks Sonny and Tirerack. Ordered RE-11A yesterday and received them today with standard shipping!

Can't wait to get them installed on the 29th. I'll let you guys know how they feel/sound.
Btw, they are a great looking tire too.
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Yesterday saw the retirement of 2 of the first 4 tires I bought this year. Thankfully I still have 2 spares which should be done by the end of this season.

I've been quite pleased with the performance of the ZIIs, but I'm always curious when the Rivals will be out for GTI-sized wheels. Any ideas?
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Yesterday saw the retirement of 2 of the first 4 tires I bought this year. Thankfully I still have 2 spares which should be done by the end of this season.

I've been quite pleased with the performance of the ZIIs, but I'm always curious when the Rivals will be out for GTI-sized wheels. Any ideas?
Unfortunately I do not have an update on that at this time.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #38
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Yesterday saw the retirement of 2 of the first 4 tires I bought this year. Thankfully I still have 2 spares which should be done by the end of this season.

I've been quite pleased with the performance of the ZIIs, but I'm always curious when the Rivals will be out for GTI-sized wheels. Any ideas?
Just buy 17s next year....
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #39
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I am undecided on wheels but i have 2 in mind, both are 17x8 et45. One is the pf01 and the other is the tsw interlagos rf. My real question is about the re11-a I am 100% sure i want to run this tire I am just unsure of the things. 1) tire size, the 2 i would consider is 235/45 or 245/40 And question 2) Daily driving, I know this combo will only be on the car for 5-6 months but in those months i will be putting probably 12k miles on them and 10k of that will be highway. Just curious if i will have any issues with daily driving on this combo.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #40
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With 17x8 ET45 you could probably fit 255/40...

245/40 will be easy to fit. You may have a bit of poke. This is all assuming stock height.

I am currently DDing RE11A on 255/40/17, aside from slightly lower MPG from my last set of tires(PSS, in 245/40), nothing really is an issue. I have about 5000 miles on these so far since late May, and my driving includes 20 miles commute daily, plus autoX on weekend. The bulk of the mileage comes from a 1800miles trip last month.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:03 PM   #41
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Car is currently sitting at 24.5 ftg front and 24.75 rear but I have no problem raising it for the new setup next year.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #42
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Looking at the RE-11 vs Ecsta XS...

Wet handling being a minor consideration, would there not be an advantage of a 12lb. weight savings (based on 4 tires) with the XS?
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