Go Back  S2KI Honda S2000 Forums > Special Interest > S2000 Vintage Owners
Reload this Page >

Costco deals: Tires and battery tender. Tire Question.

S2000 Vintage Owners Knowledge, age and life experiences represent the members of the Vintage Owners

Costco deals: Tires and battery tender. Tire Question.

 
Old 11-01-2018, 09:17 AM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Kyras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 36,013
Received 30 Likes on 30 Posts
Default Costco deals: Tires and battery tender. Tire Question.


First off, if you need a battery tender and belong to Costco they have a great deal on the Battery Tender Power plus 3 Amp Charger, Item #996821, on Costco.com. Its currently $10 off so $39.99 is now $29.99. It sells for over $41 on Amazon depending on which third party you use.




Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS

^Costco has a great deal going on Bridgestone Tires that includes $70 off four tires and another $59.96 off installation. My 2007 S2000 is now residing in Colorado and I ordered a new battery at Costco for it and the battery tender. The rear tires (Potenza RE-71Rs) are at the wear bars and I hate them due to the noise they make so I'm considering get all new RE980AS tires. The RE980AS's are Ultra High Performance All-Season tires, not Extreme Performance Summer tires like the RE-71R's are.

Does anyone have the RE980AS tires and what do you think of them? I know a few of us have the RE-71Rs, like Matt.




Kyras is online now  
Old 11-01-2018, 09:43 AM
  #2  
 
Emil St-Hilaire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: St-Redempteur,Qc.
Posts: 17,113
Received 18 Likes on 16 Posts
Default

Emil St-Hilaire is online now  
Old 11-01-2018, 09:55 AM
  #3  
Thread Starter
 
Kyras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 36,013
Received 30 Likes on 30 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Emil St-Hilaire View Post

^Oh, yes, I've already read all the reviews, Emil. I want opinions from people here. I would never consider any tires that TireRack didn't rate highly.
Kyras is online now  
Old 11-01-2018, 10:06 AM
  #4  
Former Moderator
 
sam_spider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 36,902
Received 267 Likes on 188 Posts
Default

I ran all seasons on the S once (Yokohama's) and I won't do it again. I've got the Continental ExtremeContact Sports and they are brilliant. Very quiet, far quieter than the RE71's and Dunlop Direzza's that I've also used.
sam_spider is offline  
Old 11-01-2018, 10:14 AM
  #5  
Thread Starter
 
Kyras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Loveland, CO
Posts: 36,013
Received 30 Likes on 30 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by sam_spider View Post
I ran all seasons on the S once (Yokohama's) and I won't do it again. I've got the Continental ExtremeContact Sports and they are brilliant. Very quiet, far quieter than the RE71's and Dunlop Direzza's that I've also used.
Did you loose too much grip for the summer?
Kyras is online now  
Old 11-01-2018, 10:19 AM
  #6  
Former Moderator
 
sam_spider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 36,902
Received 267 Likes on 188 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Kyras View Post
Did you loose too much grip for the summer?
Yes. Grip was awful and the wet weather traction was no better either.
sam_spider is offline  
Old 11-01-2018, 10:25 AM
  #7  
 
Lainey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Smalltown
Posts: 55,528
Received 45 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

Rick now has all season tires on the S. I will ask him what he selected. I'd say there is a little loss of grip, we get a little chirp when accelerating from a stop, when one might not expect it. Not a huge deal. We like the peace of mind we do get from the all seasons if we end up in the rain,; he doesn't have to worry about the cold temps and switching out to the snow tires too early (car is now daily driver).

The hardest driving he does is tail gunning for Gene at Spring Fling. I don't think he noticed any issues with handling.
Lainey is online now  
Old 11-01-2018, 11:13 AM
  #8  
 
jukngene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Delawhere???
Posts: 11,675
Received 46 Likes on 32 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Lainey View Post
Rick now has all season tires on the S. I will ask him what he selected. I'd say there is a little loss of grip, we get a little chirp when accelerating from a stop, when one might not expect it. Not a huge deal. We like the peace of mind we do get from the all seasons if we end up in the rain,; he doesn't have to worry about the cold temps and switching out to the snow tires too early (car is now daily driver).

The hardest driving he does is tail gunning for Gene at Spring Fling. I don't think he noticed any issues with handling.
I'm going to consider that a compliment! BTW, I run Continental Extreme Contacts, and I love them.
jukngene is online now  
Old 11-01-2018, 01:27 PM
  #9  
 
Emil St-Hilaire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: St-Redempteur,Qc.
Posts: 17,113
Received 18 Likes on 16 Posts
Default

Gene,living in Colorado,I guess,she needs all seasons tires.
Emil St-Hilaire is online now  
Old 11-01-2018, 02:36 PM
  #10  
 
Lainey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Smalltown
Posts: 55,528
Received 45 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

This is what Rick has. No they are not as good as summer tires, but he's not unhappy as they were rated better in the wet and are OK for the cold.
PS the ones you are looking at were not available when he went to all seasons. He likes the rating on the ones you are looking at and would have purchased those had they been an option.

Is it just the noise you are looking to eliminate, or are you looking to drive the S in colder temps?

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...0&autoModClar=
Lainey is online now  

Quick Reply: Costco deals: Tires and battery tender. Tire Question.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands