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Old 02-20-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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You gotta be ******* kidding me?! A tire with flames in the tread design?! I'll leave these for the *******s....

I'm for sure getting the Kuhmo XS this year.


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3 dollar bill queer for sure.
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3 dollar bill queer for sure.

Seriously. These could end up being the best street comp tire ever, and I'll refuse to buy them, just because of the flames.
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the flames will NOT be orange. they will be molded into the tread only about 1-2/32" deep and should wear off very quickly.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #5
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the flames will NOT be orange. they will be molded into the tread only about 1-2/32" deep and should wear off very quickly.
good to know, still retarded.
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very retarded, someone needs to be slapped.
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That's hugely disappointing.

Was planning on getting these. But seriously? flames? On the tread?

Will the RS2 continue to be available?

If not, maybe I should order a spare set of RS2's for when the azenis wear out.
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A long burnout will get the flames out, heat-cycle the tires, AND shave them for better performance.
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A long burnout will get the flames out, heat-cycle the tires, AND shave them for better performance.
I hope they burn off orange smoke....
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Will the RS2 continue to be available?
yes, but i think they will mainly be available through the tirerack only.
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i know the flames are up for debate.......but i have been told that the compound is excellent. making it far superior to the RS2 in terms of grip.
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i know the flames are up for debate.......but i have been told that the compound is excellent. making it far superior to the RS2 in terms of grip.

Hopefully TireRack and others will do some tests comparing the new kuhmo and hankook before I buy tires.
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I want them. I like the flames. They're fükin hawt.
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Wow. Thats quite gay. I agree that a long burnout would fix all issues though.
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Repeat. The flames will NOT be orange.


I'm really hoping for a car mag comparison test of all the hot new tires. RS3, Esxta XS, NT05, Star Spec, R1R, RE-01r, 595rsR, etc.

I just hope more of them become available in 225/45/15 or 225/50/15 for us.
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Repeat. The flames will NOT be orange.


I'm really hoping for a car mag comparison test of all the hot new tires. RS3, Esxta XS, NT05, Star Spec, R1R, RE-01r, 595rsR, etc.

I just hope more of them become available in 225/45/15 or 225/50/15 for us.
agreed I am so tired of them doing puny 205's or 17-18 inch 225 wtf gimme a real meat and potatos tire like the 225-* r15 or even some 245's
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Need more 235/245 out there.
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245/30/16!
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245/30/15!

Fixed

Actually a 245/35-15 would be sweet.
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Flames or not im buying.
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