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Old 04-23-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Hankook RS-3 225/45/15

Tire Rack is taking pre-orders for these tires at $124/tire. Call Tire Rack 1-800-428-8355 and get Rudy at ext. 664. They'll ship as soon as they receive them which should be within the next two weeks or so. Supposedly much better grip than the old RS-2, and aside from the gay flames in the tread, should make a great street/HPDE non-R compound tire. Not sure how they will work out for auto-x, but the RS-2s were a great street tire that didn't get too greasy on the track like Azenis.

Disclaimer: I don't work for nor own stock in either Tire Rack or Hankook, but I did just order a set.
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I am working on exploiting a lead that might develop into discounted RS3s with a guy who buys other lines of 'kook tires for commercial vehicles. Will advise.
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That would be awesome. $124 is high IMO.
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dude your s/n is horrible. was that your choice, or done by a mod?
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dude your s/n is horrible. was that your choice, or done by a mod?
lol, u can thank Brainy.
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Bring back the nubbin! Bring back the nubbin! I miss Lev Nubbin!
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I am working on exploiting a lead that might develop into discounted RS3s with a guy who buys other lines of 'kook tires for commercial vehicles. Will advise.
Ben, I'm definitely interested in the RS-3s. The RS-2 was the only tire I could find in 224/45-15 that has a 200 tread wear. Hopefully the RS-3 is the same.
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What would be the best rim to run with this sized tire?
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8 or 9. 9 being best iirc.
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I'm so confused. why does nubbin's name keep changing.
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will these be available in 16"?
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I'm so confused. why does nubbin's name keep changing.


Keepin u on your toes.
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they will fit just fine on 7" wheel. even 6.5" if you try hard enough.
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they will fit just fine on 7" wheel. even 6.5" if you try hard enough.
Yeah, but how well would they perform?
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will these be available in 16"?
more than likely a 215/45/16 like the RS-2
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #16
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why not just buy R1R's for that price?
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What would be the best rim to run with this sized tire?
949Racing 6ULs 15x8 works for me.
My interest in these tires mainly lies with the fact they are the widest tires that comply with local track day classing rules for treadwear.
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I had these as a contender to save money by running street tires on the track. Unfortunately, these are more expensive that NT01s in the same size.
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$25 price increase FTL. You can get the 205 RE-11 for $4 less, and then after the $100 rebate Bridgestone is offering right now, it's pretty much a no-brainer. I like the RS-2s, but Hankook is missing the boat with the pricing on these.
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why not just buy R1R's for that price?

This is interesting....

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For the June 2009 issue. Just got my Grassroot motorsports where they did some Extreme tire testing. Tires were tested in 15 inch sizes on a hond civic.

Here is a summary of times from worst to first.

6th - Falken RT 615 Mean time: 35.302 Sec Quick time 35.125 Sec.
5th - Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Mean time: 35.209 sec. Quick time 35.061
4th -Toyo Proxes R1R Mean time: 34.522 sec Quick Time 34.452 sec
3rd- Bridgestone RE-01R Mean time: 34.478 sec Quick Time 34.430 sec.
2nd- Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Mean time: 34.266 Quick time 34.238 sec.
1st - Kumho ECSTA XS Mean time :34.170 Quick Time 34.030 sec.

All tires were shaved to 3/32 nd and test performed on an Autocross set up.
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