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Old 08-23-2013, 12:41 PM   #43
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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?

The XS is definitely an underrated tire, however, you do give up some wet and dry grip as well as everyday driveability compared to the RE11. Though not insignificant, the 12 lbs in and of itself wouldn't sway me away from choosing the Bridgestone. This is all, of course taking cost out of the equation. The RE11 is just an extremely good tire, this takes nothing away from the XS.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #44
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I think some of the additional weight of the Bridgestone contributes to the higher load rating. If you are not tracking or autocrossing, you may not notice the issue. But during autocrosses this year on 88W tires, I needed more air than I do on my current 91W tires. The stock load rating is 92W, if that is something you care about.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #45
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The XS is definitely an underrated tire, however, you do give up some wet and dry grip as well as everyday driveability compared to the RE11. Though not insignificant, the 12 lbs in and of itself wouldn't sway me away from choosing the Bridgestone. This is all, of course taking cost out of the equation. The RE11 is just an extremely good tire, this takes nothing away from the XS.

Thanks, Sonny. It's nice to get the opinion from the vendor to confirm a future purchase. I will be mounting these on a set of Sparco's I picked up from Tire Rack. They will be a track only set but wanted to make sure I got the best setup for the track.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #46
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I am still loving the RE-11As....I feel like its masking a lot of my clumsy driving...lol
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #47
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I am still loving the RE-11As....I feel like its masking a lot of my clumsy driving...lol
I feel the same way. They are very forgiving and predictable at the limit.
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Conti DW vs Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2... which would you pick, price and UTOQ rating notwithstanding?

Looking to snag a set of summer tires before the season changes.
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Conti DW vs Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2... which would you pick, price and UTOQ rating notwithstanding?

Looking to snag a set of summer tires before the season changes.
Tough one. The DW is a little lighter and a bit better in the wet (not as big a difference between these two as the Conti and most others) and also has a more comfortable ride. Though not laser precise, the Goodyear does have a bit better steering response. Although a bit of a coin flip, I would probably purchase the Conti.
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Tough one. The DW is a little lighter and a bit better in the wet (not as big a difference between these two as the Conti and most others) and also has a more comfortable ride. Though not razor precise, the Goodyear does have a bit better steering response. Although a bit of a coin flip, I would probably purchase the Conti.
I appreciate the quick response!

I think that seals the deal for me, I've been leaning towards the DW for a while now, but the F1 caught my eye due to the price drop. Just wanted to get an opinion before I made the leap.
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I appreciate the quick response!

I think that seals the deal for me, I've been leaning towards the DW for a while now, but the F1 caught my eye due to the price drop. Just wanted to get an opinion before I made the leap.
Tires arrived this morning. Wish everyone had Tire Rack's level of service!

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Tires arrived this morning. Wish everyone had Tire Rack's level of service!

Thanks, Sonny!
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:59 AM   #53
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Has anyone tried archilles atr sport on their gti before?
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #54
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R came factory fitted with the Dunlop Sport Maxx GT (225-40 ZR18 Y), fairly good on the dry, not so impressive on the wet, a bit hard on bumpy roads. Good tire overall.

Then swapped these for a set of Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta, quite better on the dry, substantially better on the wet, and so much more comfortable. Literally an upgrade over the Dunlops

Now waiting for a set of Vredestein Ultrac Vorti, according to reviews these should even be better, will let you guys know.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:53 AM   #55
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What's the best tire on this list for a DD? What about Michelin PSS and Conti DW? What's the difference between Maximum and Extreme Performance?
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #56
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i have couple local craigslist deals available, used pole positions, brand new ecsta mx.. both 235/45/17 - so a little wider might provide a better grip also..

these will be replacing the direzza z1 225/45/17s,
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