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Old 01-19-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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source. tire rack. 225/45/15 off website. no other info available.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:41 PM   #2
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Where did you find the info? I don't see it on tire rack's website.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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wtf no link?

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info from live help on tirerack website. was told 225/45/15 rs3 not available anymore and NEW REPLACEMENT MODEL coming in feb/march. no other info. isnt it due for replacement by now? tire came out in 2009?
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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I talked to a tire rack rep on Friday. Current info they have from Hankook right now is something like.... Hankook is doing a revision to the RS3, minor tweaks to improve wet and dry traction without losing durability(TW?). The part number for them is changing, but from my understanding they're still calling it RS3. I pre-ordered a set, praying that they will show up before Dixie.
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.... Hankook is doing a revision to the RS3, minor tweaks to improve wet and dry traction
yeah, they were very vague with me also. when pressed, final answer was 'we have no technical info/new product arriving feb/march.'

how can they 'minor tweak' a specific tire size and leave the others as is?

I'm hoping this is just standard production stop/inventory depletion before new model comes out. RS3 first brought to market in spring 2009 I think.
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yeah, they were very vague with me also. when pressed, final answer was 'we have no technical info/new product arriving feb/march.'

how can they 'minor tweak' a specific tire size and leave the others as is?
This actually happens all the time. Each size is designed with a certain application or small group of possible fitments in mind. The worst is Goodyear. They are constantly changing part numbers when they tweak tires that turn out to be OE fitment garbage. I stock 3 of the 7 or 8 different part numbers for a 245/65/17 Goodyear Fortera HL.

Also, think of the "magic" 195/50/15 Toyo R1R.

I bet it will stay as RS3 since their hasn't been any advanced marketing.
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....28Version+2%29

Any of you guys pre-order a set of these yet? I'm trying to decide if I should get Rivals or wait for these now.
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from TR:

The new updated Racing Carbonblack Silica Compound (RCSC) technology allows the Ventus R-S3 (Version 2) to retain its 200 Treadwear UTQG rating, as well as reach favorable operating temperatures quicker produce more grip in damp/wet conditions.

I take this to mean they will not require as much heat. This is a frequent criticism by autocrossers of the current tire.
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opted for another set of Rivals this season. ordered Monday night, arrived this afternoon. Hope teh RS3v2 is as big a deal as people want to make of it. has a real sweet spot of about 4 month here.
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early xmas
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Where did you find that? Google turned up zilch
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Whoa, link mentions 245/40R15. Commence rumor mongering
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And just to spice things up even more...besides the RS4 in 245/40-15...

<<Yoda voice>>
There is another...

It's going to be a GREAT year for fat-tired Miatas running on 200TW.

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More choices are good. More choices mean more development.

Andy, I cleaned up the mess on aisle 5. Shame on endura, lol.
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<<Yoda voice>>
There is another...

It's going to be a GREAT year for fat-tired Miatas running on 200TW.
Daaaaaamn, that's sweet
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Two years later....
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Andy, I cleaned up the mess on aisle 5. Shame on endura, lol.
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WTF? Its not like the link is not sitting in my inbox due to the email notification, what kind of horse **** information suppression is this?
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what just happened? I'd search, 'brown board etiquette'' but don't have internet.
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