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Oh my goodness.
I went and picked up my new tires yesterday, Bridgestone RE730 225/50 ZR16, let me tell you. These tires freaking rule, I don't know how long they will last but they definately stick to the road.

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yea all bridgestones rule!! Looking to get some so-3 but they cost a pretty penny. (190 each)
 

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I use RE 730 in 225/50/16 on my stock rims on my wifes Legend, and 225/45/17 on my 17" rims on my Legend, and I love them. They will last pretty long. Its been about 18 months on my wifes car and it looks like I can go about 6 months more, but only because I ran them on my car with a bad alignment for about 3 months and I wore down the inner side fast. My car has been about 1 year, and it looks to be about 1/2 life and I ran those on bad alignment for about 2 months.
 

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Once in a while, everyone just complains about a tire. But in fact, the tire just aged and performance dropped. They blamed it on the tire.


Yes, even a bad tire will be praised when it is brand new. Just be prepared that even a good tire will go bad....



I hope that your tire RE730 will still be this good even after 1 year or so.
 

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haha. my eagars got torn up... i dunno how:D :confused: . i wish i had a picture of em. ne how bridgestone was nice enough to give me some re910s for free
 

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Re: alignment

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Chrisk

Where did you get your Legend alignment. My 18s are probably due for one soon. thanks
Believe it or not Acura was able to align my car even with the drop. My drop is mild now that I put the stock springs with Konis back on. Otherwise, Island Brake and Aliignment in Aiea is the best place to go for a lowered cars. However, depending on your 18" rims, many places have trouble getting the alignment tool on the rim if it has no lip. I believe yours does have a lip, so you should have no problem. My rims don't have a lip, so I had to put my stock 16's on when I do an alignment.
 

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sympatico said:
Once in a while, everyone just complains about a tire. But in fact, the tire just aged and performance dropped. They blamed it on the tire.

Yes, even a bad tire will be praised when it is brand new. Just be prepared that even a good tire will go bad....

I hope that your tire RE730 will still be this good even after 1 year or so.
Are you saying the RE730 tires are bad? I know a bunch of people who use them with no problems. In fact, I know an S2000 owner who used them on his car and actually auto crossed with them that had good things to say about them. Sure, they don't grip as well as the OEM S2000 tires, but he was still able to get nearly the same times as his OEMs. He is a regular auto crosser as well, so while not a pro, he is a good driver with good experience. Both my RE730s are past the year mark with my 17s just over a year with no problems. What kind of problems are you saying might arise after 1 year?
 

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I go through tires quicker than almost everyone here and I'd say that RE730s are the best for your money. They stick very well, are quiet and lasted me a good 17,000 miles, which happens to be the most I've ever gotten out of a set of tires. On my Legend I've had Dunlop SP8000s, Bridgstone RE730s, Bridgestone Potenza S-01s, and a set of the new Yokohama tires with the V pattern, I forget what their called but they didn't last to long. I needed something with more grip.
 

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and lasted me a good 17,000 miles
Wow, someone that tears tires up as fast as me. My original OEM V rated tires barely lasted me 12,000, Pirelli V 15,000, Yoka H rated 19000. They were all 'okay' tires, so I went back to the Bridgestone to give them a try again as they were the best for the money out of all of them.

If I get 12000, out of these I will be happy. I got them for 115ea so I feel that I got a great deal.

I had the Yokahama(sp) YK420's on prior, and let me tell you those tires suck. They are V rated 420 treadware, but I did not feel safe in them at all. Felt like I was going to go sliding every time I turned the corner.

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i got the bridgestone re930's in december, and i couldn't be happier (went with the 930's instead of the 730's because of snow traction). i *love* these things - they have great traction in dry/rain/snow, and seem to be wearing just fine. at this point, i will probably buy 930's until they are discontinued.

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The only reason I get that many miles out of my tires is becuase I've moved. When I lived at home up north, instead of at school like I do now, the most I ever got out of a set of tires was 8500 miles, and that was on some Pirellis with a 60,000 mile garauntee. It was great, I got the next set practically for free.
 

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Other tires I used to use was the Toyo Proxes T1s which was a very good tire, but very expensice at over $200 each here in Hawaii. I also used the BF Goodrich Comp T/A tire wich also was a pretty good tire, but did not really last that long. Both the Toyo Proxes T1s and Comp T/A tires IMHO had more dry grip than the RE730, but the 730 is almost equal in the dry, and at least as good as my Toyo in the wet, if not better. The Comp T/A was not that good in the wet, but really good in the dry. For my the RE 730 has about 95 % of the dry grip of the other tires, it also has good wet weather traction, but the cost is much cheaper. I also like the rim protector. Even at over 1 year old, the RE 730 is a better tire than my brand new Nitto NT 450s that I once tried. Those particular Nitto tires used to squeel around every turn at moderate speed. (Infating the tire to 40 PSI held that a bit), was one of the worse tires in the wet that I ever owned. I used to slip and slide around many turns. Infact, I could do a 4 weel drift around this one particualar turn at only 30 MPH. No matter where I set the tire pressure, it would no help wet weather traction. It was also a very noisy tire past its half life. The only good thing, or bad thing when you are trying to weat them down to get new tires is they lasted a long time.

All in all, the RE 730 is a very respectable tire that works for me. I even tried Pirelli P700s and like the RE 730 better, especially for the price.
 

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i live in michigan with does mean snow but i like the looks of the re730 alot better in the picture than the re950 these are gonna be main tires year round would the re730s work for me or should i go with the 950's? thouse should last longer also right?
 

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ChrisK said:
Other tires I used to use was the Toyo Proxes T1s which was a very good tire, but very expensice at over $200 each here in Hawaii. I also used the BF Goodrich Comp T/A tire wich also was a pretty good tire, but did not really last that long. Both the Toyo Proxes T1s and Comp T/A tires IMHO had more dry grip than the RE730, but the 730 is almost equal in the dry, and at least as good as my Toyo in the wet, if not better. The Comp T/A was not that good in the wet, but really good in the dry. For my the RE 730 has about 95 % of the dry grip of the other tires, it also has good wet weather traction, but the cost is much cheaper. I also like the rim protector. Even at over 1 year old, the RE 730 is a better tire than my brand new Nitto NT 450s that I once tried. Those particular Nitto tires used to squeel around every turn at moderate speed. (Infating the tire to 40 PSI held that a bit), was one of the worse tires in the wet that I ever owned. I used to slip and slide around many turns. Infact, I could do a 4 weel drift around this one particualar turn at only 30 MPH. No matter where I set the tire pressure, it would no help wet weather traction. It was also a very noisy tire past its half life. The only good thing, or bad thing when you are trying to weat them down to get new tires is they lasted a long time.

All in all, the RE 730 is a very respectable tire that works for me. I even tried Pirelli P700s and like the RE 730 better, especially for the price.
I see that you used the toyo T1S before.. I am plannin on getting these next or bridgestone so3. Can you lists some pros and cons of the toyos. Because as of now.. I really cant decide between the two.
 

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I got 6k miles out of my Cooper Cobras. I just got my Khumos from thetirerack today. Even if I get terrible mileage out of 'em I'll still do great 'cause they're so cheap.
 

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Legend95 said:

I see that you used the toyo T1S before.. I am plannin on getting these next or bridgestone so3. Can you lists some pros and cons of the toyos. Because as of now.. I really cant decide between the two.
I should have worded it a little better. I used the T1 plus before not the newer T1-S. I guess my T1s should have read T1's :) Anyway, The T1-S is supposed to be all that the T1 plus was but better, so I feel it should be a good performer. I would have stayed with the Proxes T1 series tires if it were not for the price. In Hawaii, all the prices are $200-$250 for those tires, so the $150 RE-730 tires were my choice. As far is the T1-plus I used, they did tend to get noisy toward the last few thousand miles of its life. It performed very well in the rain even when worn down.
 

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I'm running a set of stock size 15" Potenza RE950s on my '94 LS Sedan. They are handle very well and are not showing much wear after 10K city/highway miles. The only negative I can see so far is that they're not the quietest tire, and make a bit more road noise than I expected.

They're less aggressive (less of a performance tire?) than the 730s, so I'd suspect that they'd last longer. I estimate that I'll get at least 30K miles, if not more out of the RE950s. They seem to be a very good tire for the money.

Sorry can't comment on snow, I'm in Florida.
 
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