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Those of you running Star much life are you getting out of them before they are dead? Per Tire Rack they are in a whole other CATEGORY from the Pilot SS so I'm starting to wonder which is better. Can't find any more info on the Tire Rack performance categories.

Apparently the stock Advans are in the same category as my old favorite the KDW 2s, and rated lower lol.

SS - higher treadwear, more expensive, great reviews
Star Specs - lower tread wear, cheaper, great reviews, higher performance category?

Don't care about road noise or comfort at all, price doesn't bother me as long as it's worth it. Care about performance and how long they last. Basically once I find replacement tires for sale on Tire Rack I'm buying them so I just need to figure out what I want.

Edit: Did find a brief definition of the categories, according to them the Max Perf Summer is the highest one, with the Pilot SS being #1. The Star Specs are near the top in the next category down and about $200 cheaper for a set of 4. Guess I'll stick to the SS.

Would love to find someone who has used all 3 (Pilot, Star Specs, stockers)....
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Well, I've never run the Star Specs but I remember looking at them closely. People were saying they were getting ~10k miles on them maybe 15 at best if I can recall. If you want the most performance (track / autox any?) , Hankook RS-3's are probably what you want, but if you're doing Auto X and Track events, don't expect to get more than 8k miles out of some RS3's :p

I'm in the process of fixing my daily so I can stop raping my RS3s on a daily basis driving to work and back :(
edit, I messed up when I read :freak: commented on RS3's not Starspecs
That was useful info you posted, I'm surprised your RS3's are lasting as long as they are.
I've never heard of greasy issues with RS-3s and I haven't ever experienced it at auto x or seen anyone else experience it. I do know that the NT05's get greasy after a while.
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