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Anyone heard of these? I haven't but the shop near me is selling them for 168 a set, any size. I'm trying to get some knowledge about 'em because I might be interested. TIA
 

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Twisty may have heard of them... sense at the begning of the year he was shopping for a tire sponsor...
 

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Actually ... that's not quite true. It's actually a Yokahama tire. We sell the hell out of them here at the shop.

- Roach
Yokahama makes them, Shinko puts their name on them = off brand.
Am I off on this? :scratch:

I have seen them in catalogs but, never tried or know of anybody who has tried them. So I have no opinion on the quality. :2cents:
 

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Back from the dead... I've heard some good things, thinkin' that an super soft tire may be just what the doctor ordered to finish the season... Lookin' to get another 2k miles or so before the snow flies... Will these last, or should I opt for something else? They're cheap as hell and VERY tempting.

Buying tires on Friday. Post quickly.
 

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get the 003's, but not the supersofts, those last even less. ive gone thru 3-4 of the 003 stealths-those mofos HOOK!!!! like i told osp before, the pick up rocks n chit after 20mins of cruising-i love em.



not a off brand-yokohama dont make em anymore.

if you're just using for trackdays-fluck it go supersoft. sticky icky icky oooh weeee!!!! :lol:
 

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like i said-i love em but since you guys never even heard of em-i found this customer review at kneedraggers.com, and theses arent the supersoft, just the regular stealth 003's. so imagine how sticky the supersoft stealths would be.....

By Rich on 06/04/2007


Pros: Great tire for the money . Popular with DragRacers for price reasons and stickiness but also a very able tire for the twisties . Rapid warm up when riding and a very interesting tread patern. Highly recomended .

Cons: Water dissipation can be an issue but not with me . Depending on riding can wear out quick . A 3-4k mile tire .

Tried these tires on both a dare and to experiment . A lot of people downtalked this tire but have never used it which made me want to try it more . Known as a Drag Racer's tire since they're stick , cheap and said to have a flat profile . I got the tire and didn't have a flat profile . I have tested this tire with 1500 miles on it to date and it corners very well , no rapid wear to date with highway riding and is very sticky when heated up. Very impressed . The hard part of this tire is getting over the name Shinko . Racers call them Stinko and ****co. But ask them if they tried them and they never have . I have had B axxs , Metzlers , and Michelin in the past . These are the 2nd best tire . For the $ the best . Only con with tire is that they don't like the rain but good on wet roads . I like them




GO BUY SOME! ps-they only get a flat profile when you run em at 9-10psi. lotsa drag racers run em low, but they hook so gd, you really dont have to. i run mine at 20-25psi at the strip
 

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I know one of their models are for drag racing, because the middle is very flat and not much side profile. You got a link to the ones you're looking at, OSP?
 

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I know one of their models are for drag racing, because the middle is very flat and not much side profile. You got a link to the ones you're looking at, OSP?
I was lookin' at these, but with the exception of that review above (which I had found), I couldn't find anyone saying anything really good about them... Most of what I have read talks about slow turn in and whatnot... I am thinking about just saying fluck it and getting 2ct's...
 

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here ya go dlit and osp


you gotta air em down to get that flat footprint-i have a 180 on a 5.5 inch rim-probably the same setup u 2 have. not flat at all at reg psi, and i have the regular stealth 003, not the supersoft. that review i posted was for the regular stealth 003 as well.
My concern with those is their apparent struggle in the rain... the tread patter is not confidence inspiring... the 005's look better for that...
 

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My concern with those is their apparent struggle in the rain... the tread patter is not confidence inspiring... the 005's look better for that...
never tryed the 005's, couldnt tell ya. ive ridden the 003's in the rain a few times with no trouble, but not hard, just cruising. dont deal with rain much here :wink:
 
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