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Old 05-28-2007, 12:05 PM   #11
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Night and day difference between the stock RSA'* and my newer Bridgestone Potenza RE750'*.
Traction in the wet is as good as RSA traction in the dry

60 foot time comparisons

Stock RSA - 2.3 sec
Potenza - 2.1
M/T Drag Radial - 1.9
Drag Slick - 1.7

One thing those RSA'* were good for is producing huge clouds of smoke.
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:09 PM   #12
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Oh, by the way, why the heII did this get moved to general chat? I asked a specific question pertaining to a specific size tire on a specific car, I.E., the GXP! AS such, other people with non-GXP vehicles answered (which I don't have a problem with BTW), but there answers don't pertain to the problem I'm having with finding tires for an 18" wheel on a GXP!

WTH is the point of having a section for these cars if half the sh*t gets moved out??
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:08 PM   #13
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I hear alot of trash talking about the RSA'* and really dont understand it. I realize I am an older driver with alot of rain/snow time under my *** so maybe I just dont notice what some do in those conditions. But on dry pavement on twisty hilly roads that are common here, I love my RSA'* and believe Me, I eat country roads up with a fever. The only reason I will be changing brands when these wear down is the fact that Goodyear seems to think they are made of Gold. I blew one when the car was 2 weeks old on a sharp rock skidding into a gravel side of a bad road and it cost me $245 to replace it at Goodyear. Which is ridiculous when I can get a set of Pirelli Scorpions that look good at Shows for a little over a C-note apiece.
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I put the Kumho Ecsta'* on the Wife'* bonnie and like them so much I'm getting a set for mine.
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I just put a set of Michelin 235/55/17 MXV4 Plus on my 02. Much better dry traction. I Don't know about wet traction yet but I'm sure it will be better. I have read some post that some of you all don't like these but I have always had good luck with Michelin tires on my cars.

I have the Michelin 225/60/16 X-Ones on my 95. I also had a set of the symmetry'* on it before the X-Ones. I think I got around 80K out of them.
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I swapped over to Continental ContiExtremeContact 245/45/18

love them. High Performance All-Season great traction z rated.

and the directional tire look.
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I have the Toyo Proxes and they seem like good tires. I've had a set of these on my Grand Prix for about 35k miles, and no complaints.
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I hear alot of trash talking about the RSA'* and really dont understand it. I realize I am an older driver with alot of rain/snow time under my A$$ so maybe I just dont notice what some do in those conditions. But on dry pavement on twisty hilly roads that are common here, I love my RSA'* and believe Me, I eat country roads up with a fever.
I hear you, RSAs were on my Bonne when I first got her and I had no problem what so ever even in the crappiest of winter weather, and compared to you I'm quite the young pup :P



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I swapped over to Continental ContiExtremeContact 245/45/18

love them. High Performance All-Season great traction z rated.

and the directional tire look.
I've heard others saying how much they like them as well
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I put the Kumho Ecsta'* on the Wife'* bonnie and like them so much I'm getting a set for mine.
and look what he did to his RS-A'*



the only good RSA is the cop issue RSA
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Michelin MX4V Energy Plus here as well. Had them for 1 year now including the winter months. Great traction, wear and grip IMO over my RS-A'* that were worn out in under 45k! I expect 70-80K with these ones!
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