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Old 08-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #31
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Another Vote for the Nitto Invos, BEAUTIFUL tire, amazing handling and wet traction when needed.

Used these for auto cross as well. stick like glue, and corner like a roller coaster.

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+3 for Invos. They got rid of the tramlining issues I was having with the Pirelli's also.
I've got about 8k miles on my Invos at this point. I will absolutely purchase another set when the time comes. They hook up very well considering the ability for these cars to break loose the tires. Went to the 1/4 mile track about 2 months ago and made 6 passes. Felt absolutely great, no wheel hop or any squirreliness when launching or hitting 2nd.
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Just got back from having the new Michelin PS2 Ultra HP's put on the 99 C5. Holy crap! What a huge difference that made over the Goodyear Eagle F1's that were on the car.

The noise in the cabin went down a good 50-60%. I'm no longer shouting at people on my bluetooth if I'm talking on my Iphone.

The car stopped wandering on the road, and practically drives itself.

I'm taking it in tomorrow for the cold air/mass flow upgrade, spark plugs, new wires, reprogram the computer for better performance and mileage, a spin on the dyno to check it's improvements, a 4 wheel alignment, and possibly get the brake pads changed, and rotors turned.

Then I should be ready for a road trip to Vegas or Frisco.
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i run eagle f1 supercar 285/40 zr18 in back, and falken ze512 275/ zr17 in front. highway off ramps at 80 mph isnt a problem. I dont run in the rain so couldn't tell you any info on wet handling.
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What do you guys think about Bridgstone Potenzas. They are what the guy I just baught mine from just put on. Still nubbys on them.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #36
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What do you guys think about Bridgstone Potenzas. They are what the guy I just baught mine from just put on. Still nubbys on them.
There are 19 different versions of the Bridgestone Potenza tire. Which of the 19 do you have?
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What do you guys think about Bridgstone Potenzas. They are what the guy I just baught mine from just put on. Still nubbys on them.
I had these tires on my 87 Celica GTS when it came off the showroom floor. They handled really well, and were sticky, you could turn corners on mountain roads (Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear) with ease.

But they didn't last long, as in less than 20,000 miles. Maybe they've changed the design to last longer, but if they haven't just be aware that they wear quickly with mild driving, and the occasional twisty, turning mountain roads.

The Michelin PS2's UHP tires I put on my C5 are working out great, in the rain, and on dry roads, too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #38
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There are 19 different versions of the Bridgestone Potenza tire. Which of the 19 do you have?
RE760 Sport is whats on the side. or
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RE760 Sport is whats on the side. or
Okay, that tire is listed as a dry performance, wet performance and fuel efficiency tire. Cost list around $133 per tire. In the scheme of the Potenza line, it's way down at the bottom of the performance tires from that line. It's the cheapest one you can buy. That's compared to the Potenza RE050A Pole Position at $194 or better yet, the Potenza S001 at $380 (a true high performance summer tire). It's basically an all season tire, which may be just fine for what you do with the car. This would be tire that you would see on something like a G8 or other peppy passenger car.

You can see the entire Potenza line at this link.
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Thanks. I am really just glad it has decent tires on it for now as I am doing the repairs to get it to 100%. I'll start in with the performance stuff after the pilot bearing and oil pressure relocation kit. I guess I will also do a street performance clutch too while its out.

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My $0.02...OK $955...Mich Sport A/S ZP

I use my car as a daily driver so I can enjoy it. So I am not as demanding or driven as most of you so...
I changed from the factory tires (loud, 33K miles life) to the Michelin Sport A/S zero pressure. They are vastly quieter than the original. I have gotten almost 50K miles out of them so far. I have had zero problems with them except that the right rear is singing a bit (thought it was the bearing but not so!).
So yes, I am still on run flats which won't perform or ride or be as quiet as the sport and non-run flats but for me? This was a good choice which I will be making again in 2-5K miles when I replace them.
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I use my car as a daily driver so I can enjoy it. So I am not as demanding or driven as most of you so...
I changed from the factory tires (loud, 33K miles life) to the Michelin Sport A/S zero pressure. They are vastly quieter than the original. I have gotten almost 50K miles out of them so far. I have had zero problems with them except that the right rear is singing a bit (thought it was the bearing but not so!).
So yes, I am still on run flats which won't perform or ride or be as quiet as the sport and non-run flats but for me? This was a good choice which I will be making again in 2-5K miles when I replace them.
Do you know the manufacturing date of those EMT's? You could be riding on death traps.
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4607 and 5007 are the codes I can read.
It is two months later and they are still running OK.
Still got the whine in the right rear but not dead.
I have had the wheels off and they "look OK".
At least I am not dead yet.
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Dude, you have got to get back to threads like these in a more timely manner. Now I have to go back and figure out what was being discussed. I'll answer when I do.
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