Went down to my local subaru dealership this saturday for their yearly garage sale (all accessories on discount). They were offering the 17" BBS RK's for a good price but you had to purchase the rubber. I argued with the manager but finally was basically told if I don't like the deal, then don't buy the wheels, so I bought the wheels and rubber. Cost to me was 475$ each canadian, works out to around $325 american, was pretty happy still with the deal. Now I'm trying to figure out what type of rubber this is I got with the wheels.
They are Remington XT-120 Z, 215 45ZR17 87W. Should also note it is mentioned on the tire that they are "Steel Belted Radials", made in Japan. 280 Tread, traction and temp with A rating.
What this tells me is a "max performance" all season tire with an extremly high speed rating. What is doesn't tell me is if these tires have a reputation for falling apart is 5000k etc... So if you know anything about these tires, please reply, and let me know $$value as well. I'm debating trading them in for a set of grippier "AA" summer radials which I really want.