Yokahama EVS Db: As neat as asdvertised

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I came across these today and read up on them. They advertise very low noise readings for a High Performance Tire...hence Db = decibel *lol* Are they as described? It is interesting that Japanese Tires, Sumitomo, Yokahama, Bridgestone are turning out to be great performers in general.
 
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read the reviews on tirerack and you'll see that they aren't very good at all. they get progressively noisier as time goes on. there was a voluntary recall on them b/c of all the complaints. the db s2's are the second incarnation of the avs low noise tire. hopefully they are actually quiet this time. different cars get diferent results.
 

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I had a set of them on my 97 GTP and they were quiet, but no quieter than the Michelins they replaced. They didn't get noisier on me, although I didn't have the car for very long after I got them. They hooked up well at the dragstrip for me though, I ran 13.78 at 100mph with that car, with a 2.04 60ft time.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Pyrek: for their price, they suck for grip.
I tend to agree as it is fitted on a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer 195/55 R15 and they are not exactly my favourote sorta rubber compound.. abit too hard for me liking.. I thing the Yokohamas AD07 are much better but then noiser but a great performer(used for "drifting")
 
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