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Old 10-30-2013, 03:43 PM   #61
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I have these in 225/45/15 and am happy with them overall. The issue I'm having is that after about 3000 miles and about 5 AutoX events, they seem to be getting hard and not gripping as good as they had before. They still have a lot of tread on the tires, but traction is an issue. On a second note, I do notice that these change greatly when the temperature changes. I live in Maine and the weather is currently in the 20's in the morning with temps near 50 during the day. In the mornings, I have to be careful with the throttle because if I get on it too much the rear end swings out really easy on dry pavement, if wet it's even worse. I'd buy them again, just wanted others to know.
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GRAVE DIGGER.

Year old thread, so surely someone can comment on DD/interstate driving in the rain. I've seen "Bad on the track in the rain", and "Not as good as the Z1 in the rain"

Due to family working at Michelin, I get a discount. So I'm debating to get another set of the 320TW Comp2's I have now that I expect to be finished in a few months after around ~25k miles, or a set of 205 Rivals. Daily driven, either all city or all interstate depending on the time of year. 15x6 NB wheels. Don't hate.
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Have been DDing 225 rivals for about a year and a half. They are not bad in the rain at all. Just don't drive like an asshat and they won't give you any problems. I live in the Florida so I've driven in a lot of rain.

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Old 10-12-2014, 01:39 AM   #64
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"Not driving like an asshat" is a solution to so many things.
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Have been DDing 225 rivals for about a year and a half. They are not bad in the rain at all. Just don't drive like an asshat and they won't give you any problems. I live in the Florida so I've driven in a lot of rain.


About how many miles in that year and a half? How's the tread/are they still sticky or have you noticed them starting to cycle out?
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A little over 20k miles. 10 track days. I did notice that they were losing grip this last time at Sebring. However, there is enough tread to do the weekend at Daytona and probably get me through December before I replace them.
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Have been DDing 225 rivals for about a year and a half. They are not bad in the rain at all. Just don't drive like an asshat and they won't give you any problems. I live in the Florida so I've driven in a lot of rain.
You had me at Florida. Good deal, probably going to be going with Rivals.
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Good to hear, I really didn't think they would last anywhere near that long and had kind of written them off as a dd/1xmonth autocross because of it.

I very well may end up wrapping my 6uls in better tires when they come in instead of compromising with dz102s. Thanks
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