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    My v12's are meh to okay. I'd say they're acceptable summers, but I also used to have RE-01R's... so I'm picky now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    The pilot sport PS3 was included in one of the tests (came in second after the F1).

    I don't know what they are trying to say about hydroplaning - they have excellent hydroplaning resistance (theoretically due to the large grooves around the circumference) in my experience and in tests. The previous model was already known for that. As far as noise, they seem pretty quiet to me (way quieter than star-spec). They also have relatively high wear ratings in all reviews
    That's what you'd think, but having run a couple of sets of them, they hydroplane easier than just about any tire I've ever used.
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    The coopers feel great so far. I however noticed a bigger difference with the alignment so far since I haven't pushed the tires yet.

    I'll be putting them to the test next week during the first AutoX of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    My v12's are meh to okay. I'd say they're acceptable summers, but I also used to have RE-01R's... so I'm picky now.
    I had RE-01Rs on my STI as well and those things were the ****. Just don't have the money for another set (plus they are discontinued now aren't they?)

    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    The coopers feel great so far. I however noticed a bigger difference with the alignment so far since I haven't pushed the tires yet.

    I'll be putting them to the test next week during the first AutoX of the season.
    Yes I still like my Coopers a lot as well. We've had some wet weather in the Philly area recently, so I can finally say the wet handling is also pretty good. The noise level is surprising very low for a performance tire. I do sometimes however feel like they can be a little squirrely through some VERY tight corners. It almost feels like they contribute to oversteering, oddly enough considering WRXs and STIs are prone to heavy understeer. Very weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    That's what you'd think, but having run a couple of sets of them, they hydroplane easier than just about any tire I've ever used.
    The concern was raised regarding the F1 Assymetric II, which hasn't been out long enough for you to have used up twice. They do not have any hydroplaning issues. Are you referring to the PS3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    The concern was raised regarding the F1 Assymetric II, which hasn't been out long enough for you to have used up twice. They do not have any hydroplaning issues. Are you referring to the PS3?
    Yeah, I thought the comment was about the PS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I had RE-01Rs on my STI as well and those things were the ****. Just don't have the money for another set (plus they are discontinued now aren't they?)
    They were replaced by the RE-11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    My v12's are meh to okay. I'd say they're acceptable summers, but I also used to have RE-01R's... so I'm picky now.


    I'm about to get a set of v12s with my new wheels.. I used to have RE-01s as well, they were great (albeit horrible in snow/ice). The problem is they cost me $1150, and I only got about 8,000 miles out of them before their untimely demise due to a screw through the sidewall. I would love to get some RE-11s, but these days I just can't justify spending that much on tires knowing they might get called away before their time due to an unseen piece of road debris. If my car wasn't a daily driver it would be a different story.

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