Recommendations for performance tyres for GT-B daily?

Springs, shock absorbers, swaybars,
Brakes, Wheels and Tyres

Re: Recommendations for performance tyres for GT-B daily?

Postby Stifull » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:57 am

The RE003s are a great tyre, don't get me wrong, I have them on my Liberty and 3 other of our Subis had them on as well. My WRX has had Michelin PS3s on it for several years and they are a good tyre wet or dry as well and I am very happy with them also but there has been a lot of motoring reviews testing braking distance wet and dry and all say the PS4s are better so we put them on the Sti 18 months ago and they have been just as good as the REs in all conditions. The Sti spent another season down in Thredbo last year and was noticeably better in snow and slushy icy conditions. If you can get RE003s at the right price, get them, the difference is minimal but if the price is identical I'll take the Michelins again..
Current Subarus
07 Liberty GT (mine)
98 WRX Club Spes 2 with 2.5ltr upgrade(mine)
99 Ver 6 Sti also with 2.5ltr upgrade (son)
02 WRX Bugeye Hatch lots of goodies(wife)
09 Non Turbo Impreza(daughter#4)
Previous
98 GC8 WRX Hatch(daughter#1)
02 Bugeye WRX (daughter#2)
User avatar
Stifull
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:30 pm
Location: Brisbane
Car: '07 Liberty GT '98 WRX CS2 2.5ltr

Re: Recommendations for performance tyres for GT-B daily?

Postby bigBADbenny » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:15 am

Gotcha! I’m in the process of re-reading the reviews and ps4 is a real standout for straight-line aquaplaning behaviour :good:

That’s the main potential disaster area if you’re unlucky enough to be caught out on the freeway imho.
All the other great points just back that they’re a top notch performer for the money :)
User avatar
bigBADbenny
 
Posts: 9355
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:36 pm
Location: Collingwood, Melbourne
Car: MY07 GT-B 6MT OBP Wagon
Real name: Ben Richards
Profile URL: http://tinyurl.com/agvbzop

Re: Recommendations for performance tyres for GT-B daily?

Postby tkau007 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:07 pm

Stifull sounds like you find the PS4s to be a great tyre.

I am Jindy based and go up and back to Thredbo regularly. Currently running Nokian snow tyres for the winter season, S001's the rest of the time.

After hearing your praises re the PS4s in snow/ice conditions, seriously contemplating them as a year round option.

Also wondering if anyone has tried the Kuhmo Ecsta PA51's? They look like a good compromise with the siping and have excellent reviews overseas as being a brilliant all-season high performance tyre.
MY07 GT Spec.B Manual Wagon
tkau007
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:37 pm
Location: Jindabyne

Re: Recommendations for performance tyres for GT-B daily?

Postby Turbo Lag » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:06 pm

PS4 is great!

Overall grip levels in dry are excellent for a very otherwise standard street tyre. I do not believe anything comes close to them.

Definitely the best wet weather tyre I've had hands down. I haven't tried them in ice/snowy conditions however, but I can't imagine any normal tyre fairing amazingly when well out of their temperature range.

There is nothing at the price point I've researched that comes close to the PS4 other than RE003 - which can be a good option if they are significantly cheaper than PS4 (they often are).

The downsides are: sidewall is very soft, which can lead to great ride quality however is not something you want if driving very hard/track use, and they're a relatively soft compound compared to the rest of the class (hence the increased grip).

The PS4 are IMO the best value tyre out there at the moment. 8) If you're unsure as to what you want in a tyre, get these, they will not disappoint.
'04 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Safety Pack Sedan 5MT & '08 Subaru Liberty GT-B Tuned by STI Wagon 6MT & '08 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Sedan 4EAT
User avatar
Turbo Lag
 
Posts: 243
Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:32 am
Location: Melbourne
Car: '04 & '08 2.5i & '08 TBSTI
Real name: Leon
Profile URL: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=36287

Re: Recommendations for performance tyres for GT-B daily?

Postby fedaykin » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:42 pm

RE003 are quite loud (on the hatch I recently got). My Lib's Hankook K120 are much quieter and the grip level is easily up there with the RE003. I'll be replacing the RE003 with PS4 hopefully next year.
fedaykin
 
Posts: 671
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:09 am
Location: Sydney
Car: MY10 GT Wagon 6MT

Previous

Return to Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest