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woodym3
06-25-2009, 03:47 PM
Tire Rack's latest extensive test of the new Bridgestone Re-11, new Kumho XS, new Yokohama AD08, and last year's winner, the Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec. Too bad they don't test the Toyo R1R and Nitto NT-05 too, but they don't sell them.

http://www.tirerack.com:80/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=118

By the way, I have about 100 miles on my new Z1s (street and highway) and think they are very quiet. Well, compared to the well-used Bridgestone RE-01Rs that they replaced.

wduvall
06-26-2009, 04:00 PM
Thx woody. I was hoping they would do a reivew soon as I'm in the market for new tires very soon.

woodym3
06-27-2009, 07:01 AM
It looks like Great Britain, and presumably all of Europe, may outlaw R-compound tires. I'm not sure why the Dunlop Direzza is mentioned here - either the ignorance of the press (not a first) or Dunlop markets an R-compound tire in Europe as part of the Direzza line.

http://www.evo.co.uk:80/news/evonews/236977/trackday_tyres_to_be_outlawed.html

woodym3
06-27-2009, 07:14 AM
A friend just said, "lucky for us it's tyres being regulated and not tires."

wduvall
07-07-2009, 05:03 PM
Tyres, ha!

Looks like R&T just teamed up with TireRack to do some tire testing too.

"Tire Test: Nine Affordable Summer Tires Take On the Michelin PS2"

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison_test/tires/tire_test_nine_affordable_summer_tires_take_on_the_michelin_ps2_comparison_test

Interesting in that they picked the top Dunlop tire but for Bridgestone and Yokohama they didn't pick their best tire as those manufacturers must not produce a less than $140 tire in 225/45/17 which was their price point.

woodym3
07-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Yeah, in my opinion the testing of some regular "affordable" high performance tires with price and size constraints against the "extreme" Z1 and XS make this a flawed test.

I ran my new Z1s on both wet and dry track at VIR this past weekend, and was able to compare them with my old Toyo RA-1s. I was very pleased. The Toyos may have been slightly faster, but maybe because I felt less guilty abusing them.

Nick325xiT 5spd
07-07-2009, 10:33 PM
Lame. Leaving out the T1Rs and the RE-11s is bullshit.

As I've said in the past, the Kumho XS has the scariest wet breakaway that I've ever experienced, so i can't disagree with their review. Give it a dry course (and maybe some heat) and it is awesome. Put some water down and it's useless.

Feffman
07-13-2009, 09:10 AM
Lame. Leaving out the T1Rs and the RE-11s is bullshit.

Nick:

I couldn't agree more. In fact I was even more surprised they didn't even mention the RE-11 (or the RE-01) when reviewing the Bridgestone tire as they'd mentioned other tires several manufacturers produce when their specific tire was reviewed.

Feff