SR20 Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,463 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Its time to get some summer tires. How do the re730s compare performance-wise to Pirelli P7000 Summer and Dunlop SP8000?
Size is 205/50/15.

The only 215/50/15 tire that I like is the Pirelli P7000. Does anybody think its worth the extra $40 per tire to upgrade from 205 to 215?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
705 Posts
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jacen99SE:
Its time to get some summer tires. How do the re730s compare performance-wise to Pirelli P7000 Summer and Dunlop SP8000?
Size is 205/50/15.

</font>
I have the RE's and I frikking LOVE them!!!! They rae grippy as a squirrel hanging upside down from a tree, and they dont make a sound when cornering hard. They are great in the rain(anybody else realoize how the RS-A's suck in rain?!), they are quiet(road noise-wise)...the only bad thing is that they wont last very long
...thats OK though, cuz i plan on buyin another set when these are done, cuz i like em so much. Another thing is they are very pressure sensitive. You have ot heck tire pressires kinda often, cuz they dont like being uneven or too low o too high. i have my fronts at 39 and my rears at 36 right now and thats seems good to me.

------------------
Ryan Walsh, 1997 200sx SE-R w/ ES mounts, JWT s4's, AEBS 4-1, PR CAI, Greddy cat-back, Sportlines/AGX's, Bridgestone re730's, Stillen GTR grill
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Tires... man I miss my P-Zeros. They are gone in my size so it was time for something else. RE730s are really one of the best deals going at this time. If you just want a real good tire real cheap, go with RE71s as the RE730s are replacing them. Similar in the dry, but RE730s are better in the wet. I have tried a lot of tires out and I must say the Yoko's have outstanding grip, but they wear fast. I have a second set of wheels & tires with the SP8000. They are not bad. I like RE71s better and that's an older tire. Stick with the 205/50-15... going to a 215/50-15 with the same aspect ratio of 50 creates a taller tire, high car, speedo problems and more rotational mass. Don't take my word for it... call Discount tire and The Tire Rack for free advice. Forget the P7000. Good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
909 Posts
you did not even think about the Kumhos? I have them and I think [tonythetiger] there great [/tonythetiger] and they felt great at the last autoX. cheep too


MarC
 

·
NX2K Junkie
Joined
·
448 Posts
I just bought 4 205/50VR-15 Kuhmo Ecsta Supra 712s. They were $57/ each from www.tirerack.com. Ended up being about $250 shipped. I have heard awsome stuff about these tires. And I figured for the price u can't beat them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,463 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Stick with the 205/50-15... going to a 215/50-15 with the same aspect ratio of 50 creates a taller tire, high car, speedo problems and more rotational mass</font>
Actually, the 215/50 is a much closer circumference match to 195/55 than the 205 is. The 205/50 is smaller than the 195/55 in terms of circumference. I'm not concerned about the weight differences; I feel the benefits of additional traction would outweigh the additional weight. But for an additional $40/tire?!!!

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Kuhmo Ecsta Supra 712</font>
A couple serious autocrossers I have talked to were disappointed in the cornering offered by the 712. So I am not considering these.

[This message has been edited by jacen99SE (edited 04-21-2001).]
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
"Actually, the 215/50 is a much closer circumference match to 195/55 than the 205 is."

Sorry. Not use to the 195/55-15s as my car started with 195/55-14s. I just have to remember that some SR20DEs Nissans had 15s. I heard the Kumos were not to bad, but the RE730s are my personal choice for the buck (or cheap RE71s). The P-Zeros were the best street to autocross tire I ever used. Almost as fast as some of the autocross tires I used.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
440 Posts
RE730s not last long?

I tought they had a treadwear rating of 300? Which is pretty good for a Z rated tire. I have had mine for about 4 months and they show NO signs of wearing yet(no racing, only spirited street driving). Then again, my car is not low, so I have no camber problems either. I LOVE my RE730s.later
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
Yah..... RE730s have great wear. The Yokohama Intermediate (Yoko's) is the fast wearing tire. Great choice in tire you have.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,463 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
After a private email, I am also considering the Toyo Proxes T1S. I have found two available sizes, 205/50/15 and 215/45/15. Almost the same price (but more expensive than the RE730), I don't care about speedometer error.

I think I might choose the 215/45 T1S.
Your comments?
Jason
 

·
www.motorists.org
Joined
·
3,047 Posts
Toyos are pricey. Like $12X a tire. I had the T1+'s and they were excellent in the dry, but hydroplaned bad in torrensial (sp?) downpours like no other tire I've had.

I just got the Ecstra 712s last week. I like them fine so far. Haven't had chance to push them really. I wanted RE730s, but for 50% more pricewise I couldn't justify it.

------------------
Ben98SentraSE
98 Sentra SE TURBO
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,463 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Can 215/45's fit on the stock 195/55 rim? </font>
Yes.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Toyos are pricey. Like $12X a tire. </font>
I know. They are $30 more per tire than the RE730's. I have no way of knowing if they are worth an extra $120 total over the RE730s.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top