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03OrangeSVT 01-19-2012 02:08 PM

Anyone try the Federal SS595's yet??
 
I picked up a Mini Cooper S a few weeks ago and of course (as most of you know) I cant leave anything stock.....lol

I've already bought tires and wheels for it, did a little modding under the hood and exhaust, and coilovers are soon to follow (car just sets too high and doesnt feel as solid on the road as I think it should)

I chose the 595's because I've read really good reviews on other forums but i wanted to know if any of you guys have tried them.

drunkyoda 01-19-2012 02:34 PM

i tried them. they were ok. didnt last very long...

wrc_fan 01-19-2012 02:58 PM

I haven't tried them, and I haven't seen anyone that was competitive run them on an autox. I'll stand by my RS-3s as a top street tire right now.

wrc_fan 01-19-2012 03:08 PM

Looking at the website, the 595EVO tires look like they may be better... I'm not a fan of long v type patterns in my tread. I have some crappy riken raptors right now as my DD tires, and they feel all sorts of squirmy under high cornering.

00exploder 01-19-2012 07:46 PM

I used to work at a tire shop before my current job. Nothing made by federal lasted very long. We warrantied several bc of separation

Auto-X-ZTS 01-19-2012 09:52 PM

The 595 RS-R is the Federal "ST" type autocross tire.

http://www.motmotorsport.co.uk/ekmps...r18-w-41-p.jpg

They are inexpensive and are unlikely to best the known suspects--but might make for an autocross worthy / track day worthy daily driver.

norcalfocus01 01-19-2012 10:19 PM

I had em on my car for almost a year now. I love em.


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