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Old 02-23-2004, 11:28 AM
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Conti Extremes

Well, after my wife drove the SVX in the blizzard last night night, I finally convinced her it needed new treads.

Anyway, of course I went with the Conti Extremes. But when I talked with my tire dealer, he gave me some bad news that I wanted to share with everyone.

Once again, there is a very low stock of Conti Extremes, I was lucky enough to get a hold of some. The really bad news is that when they go back into production in a month or so, Continental is going to jack the price, due to it's popularity. So I suggest that anyone that's interested in them should get them while they're cheap.
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for the info!!! Anyone have a link to them?? Do they make them in 235/40/18?? I'd like to see what they look like and what thier rating's were compaired to the tires I have right now... Thanks!!!
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:54 PM
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

Tirerack says they do make them in your size, $137/ea. Just to give you somewhat of an estimate, Tirerack charges $87/ea for our stock size, and my local place quoted me $470 total for everything, so in the end I'm paying about $117/ea.

I hadn't heard anything back on our Rotas, that's why I decided to get them while I had the chance.
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:09 PM
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Rota doesn't really make a rim that is a good fit for our cars... they make the Attack's and the action's in a 5x114.3 but the offset is like 35mm... I think that would lead to some wheel bearing failure in the long term... I could talk to my friend and see if he could pick up some JDM BBS wheels while he's over there in Japan....
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:33 PM
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Rota doesn't really make a rim that is a good fit for our cars... they make the Attack's and the action's in a 5x114.3 but the offset is like 35mm... I think that would lead to some wheel bearing failure in the long term... I could talk to my friend and see if he could pick up some JDM BBS wheels while he's over there in Japan....
Based on fitment, Rota makes several wheels that are a near-ideal fit for the SVX. In 17x7.5", 48 mm offset, 5x114.3 bolt pattern, and at a price of around $650 for a set, the following styles are available:

* Subzero, 17.5 lbs (currently on my car)

* Downshift, 18.5 lbs

* Attack, about 17.5 lbs

* Tarmac (45 mm offset), 16.5 lbs

* Action, 17 lbs

Rota has also just released a new wheel calle the "Torque" which is a 17x8" wheel and comes in a 48 mm offset. I expect that it will be available soon in the 5x114.3 mm bolt pattern.
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Every time I called Subydude, he told me that they didn't have any in the right bolt pattern and offset... Oh well I was wrong it looks like
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Old 02-25-2004, 06:07 AM
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I've had my 'extremes' for two weeks now. Sadly, I haven't been in any snow with them. They handle great in rain. They do have a tendancy to 'flat spot' and thump for a while until they heat up and round out again. I've had tires that were worse.

The place I bought them said they have put a lot of them on WRX's.
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