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Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:14 pm
by grambo
^^thats what I did for a while, til I sold the snowflakes...

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:38 pm
by Knoxville_R/T
to be honest when you get the money upgrade them. They can get really scary once it gets wet and they start to wear down. They are just a very cheap; yet expensive, crappy tire.

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:46 pm
by grambo
I'll probably try those Nitto's in a few months. Or KDW's. It depend son what my Big O' guy can discount me on. The Dunlops are a great tire for the $$ and the lifespan. I've been using them forever.. (SP Sport variants)

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:39 pm
by dawm
looking at the tread rating on the nittos heh they dont look like they last long. i think it was 180 tread rating. ill be getting me some cheap falken ziex's as soon as i get paid. cant beat $40~ea at discounttiredirect.com

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:18 pm
by grambo
The Dunlops are getting 30K out of em'. And I drive like I stole it in the hills. $100 ea.

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:20 pm
by rice_eater
grambo wrote:I'll probably try those Nitto's in a few months. Or KDW's. It depend son what my Big O' guy can discount me on.
dawm wrote:looking at the tread rating on the nittos heh they dont look like they last long. i think it was 180 tread rating. ill be getting me some cheap falken ziex's as soon as i get paid. cant beat $40~ea at discounttiredirect.com

it really depends...the kdws are good going sideways, but they have a hard time putting down 350whp+ ; grip comes at a price, and unfortunately the thread rating will suffer... it comes down to yet again to what you want/need; if you only need good braking and steering, if you auto-x or drag, if you need to kill wheelhop, if you need the ULTIMATE...no sense getting R compounds or DRs for a daily driver with 100whp

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:17 pm
by Wisher2
dawm wrote:looking at the tread rating on the nittos heh they dont look like they last long. i think it was 180 tread rating. ill be getting me some cheap falken ziex's as soon as i get paid. cant beat $40~ea at discounttiredirect.com

Actually the Nitto's have a Treadwear of 280 with a AA traction and an A Tempreture rating........They are the best tire I have ever driven on.....Oh and they are not New by any means....They have been around since 2001-2002.......They are just becoming more popular because they are being used by more people.......They are only 73 bucks a piece...to me that is cheap for a good tire

The only other tire I would like to drive would probably be the Toyo Proxes 4

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:33 pm
by dawm
my bad the site i was looking at had it listed wrong then.

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:24 pm
by Knoxville_R/T
I have the falkens and think they are plenty good for a daily driver who drives spirited like me all the time.

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:10 am
by grambo
Sounds like we all got pretty damn good cheap tires... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:59 pm
by Diablo0
Installed a set on my White Car over the weekend and so far I love them. Car handled much better around a turn, doesn't under steer nearly as much on 195 series tires. Overall a great mod, seems well balanced so far... build quality is great, endlinks are amazing compared to my Progress bars on my Black Car.

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:44 pm
by soul_sword34
Just installed my set last night but the rear endlinks got me worried. The instructions don't say anything about aligning the male ball joint nor does it say where to tighten the jam nut to. Tighten up to the ball joint or down towards the lower bushings?

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:22 am
by asanti
Definitely a huge improvement over stock. I went from stock sways, DC Sports F+RSTB's + suspension on E.S. bushings to Tokiko blues on Kazera springs, + hotchkis sways w/ the ES bushings. The car stays PLANTED during hi-speed (85mph+) turns. :rockon: I'm lovin it, definitely a +1 for the Hotchkis sways.

Later
Allex

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:04 pm
by NiteHawk
I went from stock no rear bar to stock srt bars, and now i just installed my hotchkis bars yesterday.

i must say, yes, there is still body roll when you jerk the wheel, it doesnt stay flat as a board, but when you're just cutting corners and not forcing the car's weight from side to side super hard super fast, it handles like a dream :)

now i just need coilovers and my suspension will be complete :-D

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:25 am
by Jerome Adams
I got these and they be awesome yo. Just make sure you spray the bolts that hold the u brackets liberally with PB Blaster and let it soak for days before you try to install them. Had one bolt break and it was a son of a bitch to drill out.

I have the rear bar set on the softer setting and it handles great. Want to try the stiffer setting for auto-x to see how it is, but pretty happy with it now.

Also have BC Coilovers, full prothane master bushing set, and AGP Dog Bones. For tires...running 205/50/15 Dunlop Star Specs on 15x7 Rota Slipstreams.

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:54 am
by NiteHawk
you have basically the identicle setup to me minus wheel/tire selection, lol

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:20 pm
by UriahRR
Jerome Adams wrote:For tires...running 205/50/15 Dunlop Star Specs on 15x7
Am I the only one here who runs 225's? 205's still look small to me honestly.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:15 pm
by ZeroChad
Hotchkiss rear sway was one of the best mods I did to my car. Helped the rear end rotate a lot better.

I use to run 225s :-)
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:44 pm
by Jerome Adams
Less selection with 225. Although hankook rs3 are avalil in 225. I moved the rear to firm and can feel the inside rear tire trying to pick up. Will probably move it back to the softer setting in the future (too busy to mess with it right now)