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Old 02-06-2002, 14:16   #1 (permalink)
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Once again a thread about tyres:hrm:

Has anyone had any experience with Bridgestone S02's (or the new S03's) or Grid II's on an XR?
The usual sort of stuff - wear rate, grip, noise, steering "feel" etc...
There's a big price difference and I'm wondering if it's really worth paying the big $'s for the S02's.
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Couple of HSVs in the family and with friends come with these tyres standard (So2s). I felt the tyres were adding to the handling of their cars. They really did stick and felt good. With the IRS problem one guy went through the rears at about 22k but got 30 out of the ones on the front as he rotated them to the back. He didn't replace these tyres instead opting to save money, and these are 18' as well.
They didn't have the noise of the dunlops
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Not had direct experience, but a mate had them on his XR and said they were great. The only downside was as they started wearing they tended to 'track" more, and got fairly hard towards the end of their life.

I have Bridgestone's Potenza RE040 255/35ZR18 on my car and have nothing but praise for them. Very little road noise, good grip in wet and dry (although probably not as much as S02's), no tracking and so far good wear (20,000 plus and still heaps to go).
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