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how a flat tire fix ends up costing a nice tii's value...


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I noticed my driver's rear tire was flat yesterday as i headed out to run errands in the 325- I went to my closest Wheelworks for a fix and they said 1.5 hours to do- go kill time. I went to Good Guys store on Van Ness and looked at the goodies( have done this without injury many times before). Left Good Guys and ruminated on what i saw over coffee across the street and read the sales sheet. Back to good guys( mistake!)-The plasma on sale is a POS ( teaser really), but once you(I) make the psychological break of resistance to an outrageous price/toy, well, the rest is all downhill... ended day with 2 new Yokahama AVS ES100s 225/50/15s on back of cabriolet- both tires were down to threads inner side and the ES100s were on saleand I like AVS rubber anyway,( will match the front up soon).Also ended up with a nice tii-sized expenditure for the "entertainment file". Went the whole freaking way: updated top of the line Denon DVD, TIVO- 80 hours: no more missed races, etc. I can transfer the good stuff to VHS if i want. They are sending a guy over to set the whole thing up with the delivery: it would take me days to figure out all the new technology and hook-up sequences. Hell,I had to have a flat tire...lol, actually, I spend enough time watching the tube,it was time to get a flat one that is ready for HDTV programming as it creeps into the schedule. Question: Anyone running AVS ES100s? The tread pattern looks pretty good for wet, and I think the compound is similar to my AVS Intermediates that are still in front.Paid $104.00@ mounted and balanced( inner weights!). I am inteested to know what you think about these tires for "spirited" use on public roads and especially how they are in the wet. Thanks.

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I'm running a set of 15" EVS on my Alfa GTV,I love them.I've never used them in the wet, but aggresive driving around Tahoe& Truckee they work great.HTH

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tread blocks, rim protector, decent in wet, super sticky when

hot, terrible traction below freezing, wear out quickly.

I had a set on my E28 M5. Though a fun tire, they lasted

exactly 6k miles;-) Under normal conditions

I'm sure one could get 12-15k out of a set.

Thumbs up from me.

-E

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Hi, Jay:

I just did a track event with Acura's new "A-Spec" line...all of

the cars come with ES100s. I can't vouch for their wet

performance, but they were mighty impressive on the track.

Predictable, progressive breakaway, sharp turn-in and quick

transitional response. I couldn't do a back-to-back

comparison with the old intermediates, but I think the ES100

at least matches the AVSi in performance. I didn't measure,

but the tires didn't seem to have extreme wear after a whole

day of auto journalist flogging...and after all, the AVSi wasn't

the longest-lasting tire in the world...

When my '02 comes up for tires, I'll probably go with the

ES100s myself.

Nick

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with them. I usually get around 7k from a set of Intermediates, so the wear will be familiar. It is raining today in the city and i am not going to do anything aggressive: but i can clearly remember asking the Sahara to brake for a light with worn Intermediates and just sliding right through the "pink" light. we will see how these do today. Nick- what a primo assignment. I envy you! i better write some stuff and get some credentials . I will put a pair on the front of the 325 while they are still on sale. Sure beatrs taking delivery of bare rubber from tire rack and then negotiating mount/balance/transport/disposal. Thanks again all.

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but I've always gotten 26-28K out of my AVSi, even with Auto-xing. What're are you guys doing that I'm not. I drive pretty hard, according to all my critics. But only 7K miles? Whew.

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Jay,

My e30 m3 is running the ES100 yokes. Pretty good tire IMO. Previously I was running the BFG G-force K/A's. Those were awesome in dry but were completely terrible in wet (sorta way too exciting for morning commutes).

The ES100's are quieter, seem to grip almost as good, very nice in rain (so cal occasionally in winter), and surprisingly seem to be wearing well. I have about 3k miles on mine and they are looking good. I tend to drive pretty hard as well.

I'd like to run them on the 02 but that would mean finding larger rims... :P

-Bernard

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