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Mismatched Tires

Old 12-13-2011, 08:27 PM
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I'm in the same boat as the OP. I just picked up my first s2000 from a friend after being a long time big power Subaru owner and well my last Subaru had star specs and I loved everything about them. I've done my research but can't seem to get a straight answer... I want a bit wider than stock on my stock ap1 rims. I was planning on buying my star specs but what size??? F-225/50/16 R-245/45/16???

Sorry for the noob questions. I'm just not used to the whole Unequal tire sizing(Espically in the sidewall) when it comes to staggered setups.

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Old 12-14-2011, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Prokaw875 View Post
I'm in the same boat as the OP. I just picked up my first s2000 from a friend after being a long time big power Subaru owner and well my last Subaru had star specs and I loved everything about them. I've done my research but can't seem to get a straight answer... I want a bit wider than stock on my stock ap1 rims. I was planning on buying my star specs but what size??? F-225/50/16 R-245/45/16???

Sorry for the noob questions. I'm just not used to the whole Unequal tire sizing(Espically in the sidewall) when it comes to staggered setups.

Thanks(sorry for Doing this in te oP's thread)
Welcome from another Subie lover. The sizes you listed will fit perfectly. They are the actual sizes from the factory even though the original tires say 205/55/16 for the front and 225/50/16 for the rear. Check out this link: https://www.s2000.com/forums/wheels-...tire-info.html
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:36 PM
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Great! Thank you!
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:19 PM
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I've been using my new car quite a bit as I already have over 7000 miles on my new tires. I can tell you that I love them! Sticky, heat up quickly and are seeming to wear quite well especially given the very spirited nature of my driving.

They are best blend of performance/street I've ever had on a vehicle with 4 wheels.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:47 AM
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Good choice on the tire....I think you're one of the first on here with them.

Enjoy it, and let us know how they go.
Yes, please do. The Michelins, Hankook RS-3 and Star Specs are my prospective choices for my next tire replacement.

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:01 AM
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Double post, sorry.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:43 PM
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tires

Michelin's Pilot Super Sport is arguably the best street tire they have ever produced. It was developed straight from their F1 racing program. I just wish they made them in 225/50R16 and 205/55R16 for my 2003! And a note to you guys thinking of mismatching... for grandma it may just fine, but even then she may have to make a panic stop or quick exit from a potentially dangerous situation. Realize that different designs of tires handle differently, even within a manufacturer's line, almost every time. You owe it to yourself and the people with or around you to have balance between front and rear axles. If you can possibly arrange it, keep the brand and type similar. If you MUST mix em up, put the crummier ones on the front axle. Because you never want to lose traction on the rear axle first... Your car may push with cheapies on the front, but you'll be safer than having a stickier tire up there than on back. JMHO from 28 years in the tire biz! Drive safe, drive smooth, drive fast. And look WAY ahead.
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:04 PM
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Federal 595 rs-r not rr's only diff is rr have flamer tread if ur a flamer more power to ya
anyways Best performance tire Best price Best Life
$107 compared to $210 per tire for any other brand performace tire
Federal 595 rs-r tires have •better rain performane •better grip •better (less) noise • •better (longer) life expectancy (long lasting) than the stats state.
its a researched gold mine.
If you know about them you run them no questions asked
---once you go Fed 595 RS-R's you wont go back
but they run a size big so if you need 245/40/17 's for your RPF1's in a 17/9
you would get 235/40/17 's End of story stop asking what tires and be the guy that tells others of this most valuable piece of information about your s2000 performance wise you could ever ask for
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