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Discuss The "what tyre to buy" thread at the Wheels and Suspension within the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S Forum and Enthusiasts Community; Hi Guys Has anyone replaced their OEM 17" tyres with a set of Bridgestone Potenza ...
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    The "what tyre to buy" thread

    Hi Guys

    Has anyone replaced their OEM 17" tyres with a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE002's? I'm thinking of upgrading and would like opinions of those that have experience with these on their 86 or BRZ. They seem to sell for around $220 each for the 215/45R17 so not too bad price wise.

    RE002

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    That seems alot, have a look at this site Tyres
    maybe something better you may like and at cheaper prices.

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    hey paulie! put these on my wifes 2006 yaris sedan in 15 inch @ $163each and they changed the whole dynamics of the car. quieter , smoother ,more precise steering, brilliant wet & dry. wearing fairly quickly though ( prob because our 17 yr old son has the car now ). Will be lookn out for them for my gt in 16 inch when time comes cos they are that good. hope this helps. regards GB.

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    Have you had the RE002 on your previous cars before ?

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    Had a set of RE001's on previous car,worked well.
    Just put a set of 225-50/16 RE002's on my GT86.
    Only been on a couple of days so not much to report yet.
    Testing the wet weather capabilities on the Skid Pan at EC on Friday....
    I know some people think there are cheaper tyres around,but as a general rule of thumb you get what you pay for.
    I've done Tyre testing and Driver Training and seen first hand the difference good tyres make-especially in the wet.
    Don't scrimp on tyres-those four little contact areas can make or break a car,in more ways than one.
    Cheers
    Len

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    While I haven't experience them on an 86, I have had them on a WRX and currently on a Honda Jazz, its a good street Tyre. Like MACCAA pointed out don't skimp on Tyre. its the only thing between your car and the road.

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    I had a set of the original RE001's on my old Evo 9 and found them to be a great tyre. I really don't like the amount of movement/sidewall flex in the OEM 17" tyres. I can imagine how much sharper the handling will be with some decent rubber. There is such a massive choice of replacement tyres in this size and I'd prefer to stick to a brand that I know and trust. Definitely do not want to skimp on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAOS86 View Post
    That seems alot, have a look at this site Tyres
    maybe something better you may like and at cheaper prices.
    I have had a look at these site before however how do you fit and balance the tyres when you get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fard View Post
    I have had a look at these site before however how do you fit and balance the tyres when you get them?
    Take it to your local Bob Jane or something and pay them to Fit it, they will charge you maybe $10 per Tyre excluding wheel balance or alignment that would be extra. Ring and get some quotes

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    I will be putting 21/45/17 re002 on my car when i get 17's
    No toher tyre. I love them. For a street tyre they are excellent.
    $220 isn't expensive at all
    keen as likes this.

 

 

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