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Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku
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I see tirerack.com has them listed for sale on 4/1. Does anyone have any info on these? I couldn't find anything except press releases on the net, which dont really say much in comparison to other tires. I have the RE730 Gen 1's, and they're ready to be replaced. They were incredible tires, wet or dry, and still perform great even with limited tread. Just wanna get some info, otherwise I'm gonna get a set of RE730 Gen 2's. Thanks. :)
 

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You liked the RE730s??? I'm really surprised by that. I thought they were the worst tires I had ever had on any car. Not very good dry traction, horrid wet traction and louder than any other tire I've ever used on any vehicle. It sure seems odd that some people love these tires and quite a number of them, like me, hate them.

At any rate, for me at least, my experience with the RE730s added Bridgestone\Firestone to the list of tire companies I'll never buy from again.
 

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Yeah, they were loud, but they came out with Gen 2 which is supposed to solve that. Haven't had much experience with tires, but these lasted twice as long as stock, drove better in rain, and gripped better in dry weather. What would you suggest for around $100 a tire?
 

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I'm running 215/45-16 Falken Azenis on the car this summer, I find them to be better in the rain than the RE730s were. Love them so far but I don't expect to get more than about 15,000 miles out of them, especially with my alignment set for autocross. I think they were $106 a tire.

For an all-around good tire in that price range I'd be looking at the Kumho 712s. We run the 712s on my wife's car and I've never had a complaint about them. I wish I had purchased 712s for my car instead of the RE730s, I almost certainly wouldn't have replaced the 712s half ways through their life.

It's funny, I found that the RE730s were worse dry traction than the stocks, downright scary in the rain, and the noise was literally unbearable. I will give them one thing though, they wear like rocks, I think I put about 20,000 miles on them with an autocross alignment and they were only about half to 60% worn. To be honest I liked the stock Yoks, probably the best stock tires I've ever had on a car.
 

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