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Old 05-16-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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Looking to replace my old and somewhat hard tires. 15 x 6" wheels off a '99 model. Right now, tires are 195-50/R15. Car is a strictly street driven weekend toy. Maybe an autocross this summer, but mainly just a good performance tire that won't break the bank.

Looking at the Potenza RE-11a (or the newer model, the Potenza RE-71R) or the Kumho Ecsta XS KU36. Both would be in the 205 size if I can fit that on the wheel. Yokohama Advan are a little to rich for me right now.

Anyone have any opinions on either tire?
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Not helping you much because they dont make it in 15, but the GT Radial UHP1 are kick *** and IMO they should make them in miata sizes. The only way that'll happen is if people ask for it. Based on how much I paid for the wrx size its probably a $50/tire range in miata size.

The RE71R's normally cord while on the UPS truck on their way to you.
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I'm a big fan of my BFG G-Force Sport Comp 2. Really predictable set and breakaway in corners without giving up much in ride quality, and they're cheap!
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Not helping you much because they dont make it in 15, but the GT Radial UHP1 are kick *** and IMO they should make them in miata sizes. The only way that'll happen is if people ask for it. Based on how much I paid for the wrx size its probably a $50/tire range in miata size.

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Where should we start asking. $50 sounds good to me.
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[email protected] is the contact email for their SCCA solo contingency guy. They do have a "fast" 200TW tire for call the SX2 but its the same price as the rest of the fast tires and no one thinks they're fast. But for like 3 times the price of the UHP1 they should be faster than hoosiers because damn the UHP1s are amazing for only costing liek $260/set for the wrx.
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I'm a big fan of my BFG G-Force Sport Comp 2. Really predictable set and breakaway in corners without giving up much in ride quality, and they're cheap!
+1 to all this. I've been happy with mine. Not available in 205 but 195 is probably better on your 6" wheels anyway.
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+1 to all this. I've been happy with mine. Not available in 205 but 195 is probably better on your 6" wheels anyway.
Also a couple times a year tire rack will do a $70 rebate for a set.
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Cheaper is better right now, so I'll give these a shot. Now it's just a matter of finding a deal. I knew I could count on this group to steer me in the right direction.

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