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yup - they seem to be the best value performance oriented tyre in the right size around..


Tyre manufacturer's are odd - I looked for Yoko C-drives, which I had a couple of changes back; they were great. Don't make them in my size any more. Same with most other manufacturers.. they want to sell you an eco &/or low-noise tyre
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they want to sell you an eco &/or low-noise tyre
Probably better margins, because most of those are crap from my experience.
I'm putting RE003s back on my SVX (although it does have two almost new ones on the front already). I've heard they do well off road.
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depends what you call off road driving. some sand driving just air down street tires and go on sand a little. mud not so much. rock another different matter, so it depends. for your area who knows what you have there.
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I'm putting RE003s back on my SVX (although it does have two almost new ones on the front already). I've heard they do well off road.
You used the wrong smilie, you shaould have used this one...

If you ever plan on taking the SVX offroad on the muddy tracks you get up there, RE003s are the absolute worst possible tyre you could choose. There are videos of a Subaru with a brilliant driveline having no grip because of them, incl one where another Subaru with totally stock driveline & ATs made it through easy as you please
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If you ever plan on taking the SVX offroad on the muddy tracks you get up there, RE003s are the absolute worst possible tyre you could choose. There are videos of a Subaru with a brilliant driveline having no grip because of them, incl one where another Subaru with totally stock driveline & ATs made it through easy as you please
THe RE003s are to pass roadworthy. the price is comparable to cheapies', so why not get something a bit better.

Once I've worn them down a bit (should be a lot of fun), I'm looking at a D697 (again price is a key factor) in 235/60/16 100H as they are rated a bit higher for speed. Not as high as they should be, but I haven't seen an A/t tyre with a ZR rating.
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I haven’t seen the video Matt refers to, but I have seen as I have said before where those on all terrain tyres were stuck and me on my RE002’s got through the mud first time, even with a trailer
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The RE003s are a brilliant road tyre. I have them on the SH and also fitted them to my elderly mothers sport car which I baby sit. They are like a slick and very sticky. Unfortunately the fuel consumption is not at good with them. Ok on made gravel roads but not on unmade roads or tracks.
My neighbour has a different experience having replaced 3 out of 4 in the 12 months since getting them due to sidewall failure.
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