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    New Extreme Performance Tire Test

    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/tes...y.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.
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    Thx woody. I was hoping they would do a reivew soon as I'm in the market for new tires very soon.

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    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..._outlawed.html
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    A friend just said, "lucky for us it's tyres being regulated and not tires."
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    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/...omparison_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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd View Post
    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.

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