Brakes Wheels 1st Gen Tires Summer Tire Time - Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec?

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by Nathan, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Firebro17

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  2. JackMac

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    If you prioritize dry weather handling over anything else, here is a good summary of the current Extreme Performance Summer Tires.

    [ame="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=44U4hDaGxc4"]Tire Rack - Extreme Performance Summer Tires - YouTube[/ame]
     
  3. Dave.0

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    Dry grip being the only thing I care about the #1 time for me is still take the ZII's.

    When you have modified your cars exhaust like we have who cares about road noise? :lol:
     
  4. Nathan

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    What is this thing "road noise" that people keep mentioning?

    See....

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    Looking forward to another win this year.
     
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    I have used the Dunlop's, Hancook's, and the BFG's for autocrossing. I like the Dunlop the best.
     
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    I'm with Dave O. On the ZII's!
    Started with the first gen, then onto the ZII's and I will purchase them again unless of course they come out with a ZIII!
     
  7. Dave.0

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    Last years ZII's did not have the name "Star Spec" on them so the new ones are which are called DZII Star Specs are reallys DZIII's .

    It's weird naming as long as they make them they will be my only Summer tire.:Thumbsup:
     
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    Or maybe they're the ZIV.
    The actual sequence has been ZI, ZISS, ZII, ZIISS.
     
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    Direzza ZII vs Direzza ZII Star Spec

    I know the Star Spec seems to be better, but it is also more expensive. Im saving about 100 going with the ZII.
    How much more significant are the Star Spec. I "might" be doing auto crossing. But i do drive spirited :)
    Opinions?
     
  10. Dave.0

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    ZII are just last years (2014) tire and the Star Spec ZII's are the 2015 version. Not much difference but a little improved grip for an already very good gripping tire.

    The original Dunlop Autocross tire was just called "Star Specs" until the ZII's were released 2 years ago.

    You can not go wrong with either one.
     
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    anyone care to comment on 215/40/r17 vs 215/45/r17 ? our R53 is on stock R90 17x7 wheels

    if 45's wont rub I'm also considering bridgestone re-71r
     
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    As I posted above......215/45 fills the wheel well a bit better than the 40's do for me. No rubbing.
     
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    If your car is at stock height, go with the 45's.
     
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    Mine is lowered a bit on the TSW V1 springs and look perfect IMO.......:cornut:
     
  15. Nathan

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    Welp, since I didn't need new tires this past summer I'll now be looking to spring to replace the summer tires. We'll see what's on the market come March.
     
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    Nathan, kinda a reverse blessing to that statement. Should be some new rubber next spring, perhaps another set of custom wheels. :)

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