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Old 02-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #41
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hah, i'm on your side fellas.....i'm not too excited about the flames either. i just wanted you to understand that the tire is supposed to be pretty excellent, and not a poser tire.............if you can get past the flames.
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The flames are gay, but who cares if it's a good tyre.
I got XS's last month and have a trackday next month. I'm hopeful that they will be better than the Azenis.

Andy Hollis likes them, atleast for the track:
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:45 PM   #43
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You guys are really being a bunch of **** right now, I mean comon who cares if they put little flames in them that will wear off after a week? Without the orange, you will barley be able to see the flames any way.

Point is they claim a 30% performance increase over the rs-2. They could put teletubby silhouettes in them and I wouldn't care...
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You guys are really being a bunch of **** right now, I mean comon who cares if they put little flames in them that will wear off after a week? Without the orange, you will barley be able to see the flames any way.

Point is they claim a 30% performance increase over the rs-2. They could put teletubby silhouettes in them and I wouldn't care...
so what your saying is that if you made a gay porno, but later destroyed the tape, then your not gay? Its not that there are flames on the tire, its the meaning behind putting flames on a tire.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:32 AM   #45
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On a serius note whats the target price on a 225-50 r15 or alil fatter?
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:52 AM   #46
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You guys are really being a bunch of **** right now, I mean comon who cares if they put little flames in them that will wear off after a week? Without the orange, you will barley be able to see the flames any way.

Point is they claim a 30% performance increase over the rs-2. They could put teletubby silhouettes in them and I wouldn't care...
I'd be pissed if 2-32 of my tire came off in a week of standard driving.

What is a 30% performance increase? Pretty vague.
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(oh god Nitto please make a 255/40 NT-01 please please please please please)
Wouldn't that be too perfect. I would buy a set in a second.

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exactly. I started looking into the R2-3 and possibly waiting until April for tire, suffice to say, I'm for sure getting the Kumhos.
What if the RS3 clearly out performs the Kumhos, would you still not get them just b/c of some stupid flame that will quickly disappear?
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:03 PM   #48
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Priorities for me buying a tire.

1. Dry Performance
2. Cost
3. Wet performance
4. Durability
5. Comfort & Noise
A distant #6 is appearance. If the tire performs fantastic, for the right price it could have little rainbows blazened on the sidewalls of a purple carcass for all I care. The flames are stupid. I hate to think who they are made to appeal to but I won't stop me if it's a great tire.

We just need more 15" sizes available. With the increase in motorsports popularity I think we might see that.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:23 AM   #49
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in for affordable 225 street rubber.
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Ugh I'm not going out in public until I paint my nails!!!
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I could have "hello kitty" tires and my car would still have the most badass car on earth.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:11 PM   #52
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What if the RS3 clearly out performs the Kumhos, would you still not get them just b/c of some stupid flame that will quickly disappear?
Doesn't really bother me, I don't compete, and I want my tires this March. :P
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in for affordable 225 street rubber.


It amazes me that so many tires made specifically for high performance come in such crappy sizes. 15" Direzzas, Ecsta XS, and Azenis in nothing bigger than a 205? Do they not see all these people interested buying 15x7,8,9 inch wheels? It seems like there is so much money to be made but they're just oblivious. It's not just miata guys either, I know tons of Honda/Acura guys that would be all over some decent 225+/45/15s.
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It amazes me that so many tires made specifically for high performance come in such crappy sizes. 15" Direzzas, Ecsta XS, and Azenis in nothing bigger than a 205? Do they not see all these people interested buying 15x7,8,9 inch wheels? It seems like there is so much money to be made but they're just oblivious. It's not just miata guys either, I know tons of Honda/Acura guys that would be all over some decent 225+/45/15s.
well...it took an enthusiast to make 15x8's so i'm not really surprised.
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well...it took an enthusiast to make 15x8's so i'm not really surprised.
He's sold and is selling so many that hopefully something will come out of his talks with some tire manufacturers to get a decent 245 in 15 inches for a UHP street tire.

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Where can I buy these? I dont see them at tire rack or discount tire yet?
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See, now that's not so bad.
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no it's not. they arent for sale yet. should be this month however.
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It amazes me that so many tires made specifically for high performance come in such crappy sizes. 15" Direzzas, Ecsta XS, and Azenis in nothing bigger than a 205? Do they not see all these people interested buying 15x7,8,9 inch wheels? It seems like there is so much money to be made but they're just oblivious. It's not just miata guys either, I know tons of Honda/Acura guys that would be all over some decent 225+/45/15s.
Add Nitto, BFG, Michelin and more. Many have true race tires in 205/50/15 or 225/50(45)/15 but don't make them for the street. So many of the new hot tires coming out are only 17" and larger that it makes me puke. The tire companies are just encouraging the asshats that run 18's, on cement block heavy wheels, when lightweight 15's would perform so much better.
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