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Old 05-06-2012, 03:18 AM   #1
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So what non-OEM tires have been tried so far on BRZ/FRS?

I'd like to see reviews or hear from other people here
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Will the Toyobaru ever get rid of the stigma of the Prius tyres? Although I'm seriously considering the car, if anything screams "low power and low torque" it's the prius tyres. I mean how much fun can you have in a car with bigger and/or grippier tyres? That's no fun at all, but the OP has a point though, the OEM tyres are uncool! It seems to be a conundrum, change the tyres and lose the fun factor or keep them and look like a joke, the butt of every Focus RS and Megane RS owner. What does one do?
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oh look me what I found... and is the reason I started this question

It would be nice if someone can find the link for the full episode. These cars look aftermarket-ready... and i'd like to know the tires they're using

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^ Take a look at these two threads.
Not the whole episode, but a fun watch!

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5462
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5693
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So miatas are no fun with sticky 235/35/17 tires?
Toyota is providing Prius tires to boost tire industry because a lot of people will be buying new sticky tires for summer driving.
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^ Take a look at these two threads.
Not the whole episode, but a fun watch!

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5462
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5693
those youtube clips are dead
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Will the Toyobaru ever get rid of the stigma of the Prius tyres? Although I'm seriously considering the car, if anything screams "low power and low torque" it's the prius tyres. I mean how much fun can you have in a car with bigger and/or grippier tyres? That's no fun at all, but the OP has a point though, the OEM tyres are uncool! It seems to be a conundrum, change the tyres and lose the fun factor or keep them and look like a joke, the butt of every Focus RS and Megane RS owner. What does one do?
Pete, if you're making your tire choices based on what others will think of you... you've got problems. The first one being this: in car culture, there will ALWAYS be somebody who think's you're uncool.

Think about it this way. Don't want the Focus guys to make fun of you, so you buy "serious performance tires." Now you have performance snobs making fun of you for putting big-money tires on a 200 hp Toyobaru, and the Hellaflush crowd still thinks your setup is lame. If you alter your car's performance to justify the tires, you'll have the guys in Vettes and 911's calling you a ricer; if you achieve the Hellaflush look, you'll have people like, well... ME... making fun of you for ruining the handling and ride of a fantastic driver's car.

Do you see where I'm going with this? Hell, 99% of the public doesn't know this car runs on JDM Prius SPORT tires, and the ones that do know that probably couldn't tell you what those tires actually are. I can guarantee if you change rubber on the first day you buy it, you're still going to get posers hurling "Prius car!" accusations at you. I believe a wise-man once said it best: "Haters gonna hate." Just figure out for yourself what YOU want from the car, and adjust accordingly.

Me? I'm THRILLED that it has Prius tires! My last couple of rides came from the factory on high-end performance tires (run-flats, no less), that cost more than a used car's worth to replace. It'll be nice getting back to something that I can find anywhere, and replace without having to sell a kidney. Also, lower performance means a *wee* bit more tail-happiness, and that's what I want from this car.

Just my two yens worth.
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Nice post TuxedoCartman.

I always thought "Prius Sport Tires" was an oxymoron, but they are JDM, and if it's JDM, you cannot argue! =P

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Nice post TuxedoCartman.

I always though "Prius Sport Tires" was an oxymoron, but they are JDM, and if it's JDM, you cannot argue! =P
MWA HAH HAH!!! I LIVE in Japan! Everything I DO is JDM!!! See this toilet paper? IT'S JDM!! That box of cereal? JDM!!! My cereal has 5 more horsepower than yours! MWAH HAHA HAAA!!!

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MWA HAH HAH!!! I LIVE in Japan! Everything I DO is JDM!!! See this toilet paper? IT'S JDM!! That box of cereal? JDM!!! My cereal has 5 more horsepower than yours! MWAH HAHA HAAA!!!

...oh, but I'm moving back next month.

lmfao! I lived there for a total of 10 years on three different tours. I MISS SO MUCH ; ;

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Pete, if you're making your tire choices based on what others will think of you... you've got problems. The first one being this: in car culture, there will ALWAYS be somebody who think's you're uncool.

Think about it this way. Don't want the Focus guys to make fun of you, so you buy "serious performance tires." Now you have performance snobs making fun of you for putting big-money tires on a 200 hp Toyobaru, and the Hellaflush crowd still thinks your setup is lame. If you alter your car's performance to justify the tires, you'll have the guys in Vettes and 911's calling you a ricer; if you achieve the Hellaflush look, you'll have people like, well... ME... making fun of you for ruining the handling and ride of a fantastic driver's car.

Do you see where I'm going with this? Hell, 99% of the public doesn't know this car runs on JDM Prius SPORT tires, and the ones that do know that probably couldn't tell you what those tires actually are. I can guarantee if you change rubber on the first day you buy it, you're still going to get posers hurling "Prius car!" accusations at you. I believe a wise-man once said it best: "Haters gonna hate." Just figure out for yourself what YOU want from the car, and adjust accordingly.

Me? I'm THRILLED that it has Prius tires! My last couple of rides came from the factory on high-end performance tires (run-flats, no less), that cost more than a used car's worth to replace. It'll be nice getting back to something that I can find anywhere, and replace without having to sell a kidney. Also, lower performance means a *wee* bit more tail-happiness, and that's what I want from this car.

Just my two yens worth.
Have you priced the Prius sport tires on the FR-S? They are about $214 a tire, definitely not cheaper than a good high performance tire..

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=Primacy+HP
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Will the Toyobaru ever get rid of the stigma of the Prius tyres? Although I'm seriously considering the car, if anything screams "low power and low torque" it's the prius tyres. I mean how much fun can you have in a car with bigger and/or grippier tyres? That's no fun at all, but the OP has a point though, the OEM tyres are uncool! It seems to be a conundrum, change the tyres and lose the fun factor or keep them and look like a joke, the butt of every Focus RS and Megane RS owner. What does one do?
The way you spell "tires" is a joke, sir, try agian.
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Have you priced the Prius sport tires on the FR-S? They are about $214 a tire, definitely not cheaper than a good high performance tire..

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=Primacy+HP


Eh, still much, much cheaper than the tires I had on my Jaguar XK. And that just means that if it performs that well on overpriced, mediocre performance tires, it'll do just as well with decent cheap ones.
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The way you spell "tires" is a joke, sir, try agian.
The way you spell "again" is a joke, sir.

But looking at his info, the guy is from Australia, and I think over there (and some other countries as well), they actually do spell it as "tyres," unlike here.
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The way you spell "tires" is a joke, sir, try again.
Don't be ignorant Can someone enlighten this guy. Next you're gonna ask me to spell, harbour as harbor, favourite as favorite, colour as color, ect, ect, ect. You can keep your pidgin english pal. I prefer the English of Dryden, Gibbon and the King James Bible.
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The way you spell "again" is a joke, sir.

But looking at his info, the guy is from Australia, and I think over there (and some other countries as well), they actually do spell it as "tyres," unlike here.
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Why should we be concerned with how they spell "tires" in Australia? I mean, it's not like they have cars down there or anything. Don't they all ride around in kangaroos?

LOL... I kid, I kid!! Just a bit of ribbin' from one wayward British colonial to another. :happy0180:
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Don't be ignorant Can someone enlighten this guy. Next you're gonna ask me to spell, harbour as harbor, favourite as favorite, colour as color, ect, ect, ect. You can keep your pidgin english pal. I prefer the English of Dryden, Gibbon and the King James Bible.
Why bother explaining yourself to someone that doesn't think there is life outside the U.S

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Why should we be concerned with how they spell "tires" in Australia? I mean, it's not like they have cars down there or anything. Don't they all ride around in kangaroos?

LOL... I kid, I kid!! Just a bit of ribbin' from one wayward British colonial to another. :happy0180:
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Eh, still much, much cheaper than the tires I had on my Jaguar XK. And that just means that if it performs that well on overpriced, mediocre performance tires, it'll do just as well with decent cheap ones.
If you are going with the same size tyre but in a ultra High performance tire, you will spend less than $200 a tire at tirerack. The Prius tyres are one of the most expensive tires in that size.

The FR-S does not have $300 a tire because they are so small at 215/45/17.

Toyota\Subaru could have saved even more money and gone with a better performing tyres at a cheaper price.

Oh yeah and I am using tyres and tires....LMAO!
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