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  1. #16
    Senior Member lorby's Avatar
    Generation
    3rd Gen
    Model
    Si 4ws
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    New South Wales
    Posts
    881
    Brand: Falken
    Model: ZE912
    Size: 205/50-R15
    Price: $100 each
    Driving Style: City, with a bit of highway
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Reliable, with good wet grip
    Good: Basically don't have to drive any differently in the wet, can still push it with no issues. Good dry grip. Tyres will only squeal when you're really pushing it. Low road noise otherwise.
    Bad: Can probably get them to squeal a bit easier then the ZE329's, but the rim is much smaller and lighter so that's probably it.
    General Comments: I recommend it

    Brand: Falken
    Model: ZE329
    Size: 215/45-R17
    Price: Paid $135 each
    Driving Style: City, with a bit of highway
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Reliable, with good wet grip
    Good: Basically don't have to drive any differently in the wet, can still push it with no issues. Good dry grip.
    Bad: Hard to tell where their limits are because of the rim size and weight
    General Comments: Good reliable tyres, probably not as high performing as some, but I can go hard out with no issues.

    edit: In regards to both these tyres, the guy in the shop told me their only downside is they wear quickly. But I did 10,000k's on the ZE329's and they still had 70+% tread.

  2. #17
    Regular Member
    Generation
    4th Gen
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    229
    Brand:Falken
    Model:ZE326
    Size: 215/45/17
    Price: Forgot. lol
    Driving Style:Hard Corners and some heavy braking
    What you wanted from the Tyre:Reliable, with good grip wet or dry
    Good: Sticks when doing hard corners, reasonable in wet, lasts quite long (30,000km+)
    Bad: Incredibly Noisy once cruising at 60km+, maybe thats why it last so long (hard compound)
    General Comments: Not bad if you have good deadening to cut the noise. But i cant stand noise.

  3. #18
    Regular Member TMM's Avatar
    Generation
    Non Honda
    Model
    '03 Commonwhore
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    213
    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: ER30 Turanza
    Size: 215/60R16
    Price: came with car
    Driving Style: Sedate with occasional squirt
    What you wanted from the Tyre: came with car
    Good: Good dry grip. Last for ages
    Bad: Let go suddenly in the wet. Tramlined badly. noisy (these are supposed to be a "premium touring" tyre )
    General Comments: farken noisy. Apparently it's replacement (ER300) is much better.

    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: RE001 Adrenalin
    Size: 225/55R16
    Price: $235 per corner
    Driving Style: Sedate with occasional squirt
    What you wanted from the Tyre: Something more progressive then the ER30
    Good: Unbelievable dry grip, especially under braking. Quiet. Smooth ride.
    Bad: Pretty numb feel unless you are pushing them. Wet performance is nothing special. Wear rate.
    General Comments: Much softer sidewall then you would expect. A good street tyre that can take abuse, but deliver excellent ride quality as well.
    edit: It's worth noting the set i have aren't manufactured in Australia. Apparently the ones manufactured in Australia are garbage.

    Brand: Michelin
    Model: PP2 (Pilot Preceda 2)
    Size: 225/50R16
    Price: $250 per corner
    Driving Style: Sedate with occasional squirt
    What you wanted from the Tyre: they are on my dads car (same model as mine)
    Good: Marginally better in the dry then the RE001. Excellent wet grip. Pretty similar ride/noise to the RE001.
    Bad: Wear rate. Price.
    General Comments: Similar to the RE001. Stiffer sidewalls and should last a little longer.
    Last edited by TMM; 29th August 2009 at 04:58 AM.
    I like luxury. It's the new performance.

  4. #19
    Regular Member TMM's Avatar
    Generation
    Non Honda
    Model
    '03 Commonwhore
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    213
    Brand: Bridgestone
    Model: RE002 Adrenalin
    Size: 245/40R18
    Price: $285 per corner
    Driving Style: rip a skid yo
    What you wanted from the Tyre: predictable dry grip, acceptable wet grip.
    Good: Dry grip (better than RE001), steering feel
    Bad: Road noise.
    General Comments: Noisier tyre than RE001, but higher dry grip. Ok wet grip.
    I like luxury. It's the new performance.

  5. #20
    Silver Member Kozman91's Avatar
    Generation
    3rd Gen
    Model
    JDM Si 4ws
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    1,437
    Brand: Federal
    Model: ss595
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: $150-180
    Driving Style: Quick cornering, searching for grip
    What you wanted from the Tyre: As much grip as possible and most weather conditions for awesome speed and handling
    Good: Very sticky, could really throw into corners hard and fast, very little lost of grip
    Bad: soft, bad alignment turns them to dog meat in days, No grip in wet, hope you like aque planing
    General Comments: Great tyres, always loved federals, my brand of choice, these ss595's or UHP's (Ultra high performance) have been Federals Flagship street performance tyre for almost 10 years and still carries that now


    Compared to my new tyres
    Brand: Federal
    Model: 595 EVO
    Size: 215/40/17
    Price: $210+ but I only paid $150 due to a mistake.
    Driving Style: Corners more corners, faster
    What you wanted from the Tyre: More grip
    Good: I got more grip!... amazing just amazing, massive noticeable difference between these and my previous SS's, heaps of grip in the rain due to 2 deep channels, aggressive pattern
    Bad: Apparently they get noisy, can't tell zaust to loud
    General Comments: SO far awesome, lets see how long they last

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