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Old 01-26-2018, 05:41 PM   #1
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Post RSRR vs. RE71R

I wanted to know if anyone has used the Federal RSRR with their GTI for autocross? I just purchased a '17 GTI DSG and I am setting it up to run GS this year. I think you can basically get 3 sets of the RSRR for the same as 2 sets of RE71R.

I know the RE71R (or the Rival) has been the safe pick for 200 tread-wear tire for a while, but for the price, I was thinking of trying the RSRR. Just curious if anyone has run them and has opinions?

Bonus question, would you go with 225/45, 235/40 or 235/45?

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Old 01-26-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
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245/40/17 is the more normal GS setup

I don't know if anyone compared those directly, but if you are looking for competitive tires the last 3 seasons have been either RE71R or BFG Rival S1.5
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:06 PM   #3
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245/40/17 is the more normal GS setup

I don't know if anyone compared those directly, but if you are looking for competitive tires the last 3 seasons have been either RE71R or BFG Rival S1.5
I'm guessing no problems with rubbing and the 245 fit find on 7.5 wide wheels?
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:29 PM   #4
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I'm guessing no problems with rubbing and the 245 fit find on 7.5 wide wheels?
No issue with rubbing, some tire shop may object to mounting them but I mount my own tires. I think Tire Rack will evens ship them mounted if you bought wheels from them too(might need to call them). 245/40/17 is actually slightly shorter than the stock size so rubbing is a non-issue. 235/45/17 is pretty tall.
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