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Old 11-29-2010, 11:58 PM
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It the first time in looking to buy tires. I'm not raceing right now. I have 225/45 r18 91w right now I'm thinking of staying with the same size. Can anyone give me an idea of what tires do you guys recomend. I have Dunlop tires now they didn't last long I got maybe 8000 miles off them. If anyone has used a smaller tire that has worked on their rx8 please let me know. I'm just trying to find a good deal and like I said I don't race. Thank you
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:46 AM
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I ask because I recently discovered that that the summer performance tires do not like the cold, just like the label says. If you are just driving, and do not need snow tires, a good mud and snow all season from tire rack should be fine. I typically watch for sales and closeouts, buy, have them shipped to local Tire Kingdom, and go from there. The idea is to catch a closeout. You can get a good tire for less than the cheapies..
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If you are in a climate that seems even a decent amount of rain, I would hands down go with the Yokohama S.Drives. Good dry grip, outstanding wet grip, outstanding hydroplane resistance, and they lasted me 35,000 miles on my 8 including 3 autocross sessions. They won't break the bank with cost either.

My 8 will get it's 2nd set come spring (on winters right now), I replaced the General UHPs on my Miata with the S.Drives a few weeks ago. It really is a fantastic tire for daily driving.
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live in California it raining right now in nor cal. Maybe that helps ppl give me better info thatnk you again
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look at some kumho ecsta STP tires. A few members here in SoCal have run them and liked them very much.
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subscribed! Fist time tire-buyer here too and it's almost time... So thanks for the advice
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:23 AM
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I've had success with the Falken FK452's. These tires however will get you KILLED in the snow. Great Dry/Wet performance however.

I might try out Yokohama S.Drives though.
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I just got some Hankook Ventus V12 and really like them. They've got some great reviews and I have to agree its a great tire for the price.
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I just got some Hankook Ventus V12 and really like them. They've got some great reviews and I have to agree its a great tire for the price.
Yeah, these really transform the 8's handling, and give very good wet traction.

I did put on smaller size on purpose to gear down 3%: 225/40r18, and acceleration is that much better.

I have 07 6spd auto so I'm running about 2500 rpm @ 70mph.

In other words, I had room to lower gear 3%. IDK if I'd do it on a manual 6spd where you're already near 4k rpm @ 70 mph.
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Originally Posted by RX-8NOOB View Post
It the first time in looking to buy tires. I'm not raceing right now. I have 225/45 r18 91w right now I'm thinking of staying with the same size. Can anyone give me an idea of what tires do you guys recomend. I have Dunlop tires now they didn't last long I got maybe 8000 miles off them. If anyone has used a smaller tire that has worked on their rx8 please let me know. I'm just trying to find a good deal and like I said I don't race. Thank you
Falken 452. The best budget sport choice
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If your main concern is just value, I think the General Exclaim UHP is a good choice. The're about as cheap as high performance tires get and my set lasted nearly 45K miles which I thought was ridiculous, I used to burn through Falken Azenis in about 15K. I have some Sumitomo HTRs on right now and the're close to gone at around 25K.
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damn if you were getting 15K out of Azenis, you're super easy on tires!!! more than 12K on em is outstanding
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Anyone have experience with the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500? It's currently the top-rated ultra high performance summer tire on TireRack but has fewer reviews than the Potenza RE760's I was originally considering. The $32/tire savings is making me want to look into the Firehawks more.
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In my humble opinion you should do some damage to your wallet and your RX-8 a favor by buying Yokohama ADVAN neova AD08s.. best thing I ever did to my car.
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