the Kumho V700 is not a viable street tire if you are going to do any large amount of mileage. they're going to wear out FAST. the RE-070's may be a near-track tyre, but they're going to last lots longer than V700's run ont the street. I also don't think it's even remotely safe to be driving an SVT Mustang (or STi for that matter) on the street at speeds where you're going to be using even 75% of the stick of R-compound tires. hit a patch of gravel & you're off in the ditch/on-coming traffic/trees/etc. driving that hard is for the track not the street.kg said:If you want tremendous dry tires at reasonable prices, look no further than Kumho Victoracer 700. I have used them on my Cobra on the treet and the track. The 275/40/17 I get cost about $145, I imagine the STi size would sell for less. They are DOT approved, but I would recommend very carefull and slow driving on the wet (they are almost slicks). Not exactly an STi kind of tire if you ask me, but they are amazing on dry road.
I guess I should be more detailed in my question/post. I agree that hard acceleration is going to bring the most wear on an AWD car, but highly aggressive cornering will also bring some (I would think). When you take the STi into a corner and the LSDs are working properly, with sticky tires wouldn't it create more wear on the limited slim diffs?kg said:I think the scenario with the most strain to the drivetrain is accelerating hard from 0. Since the STi is 4WD even with regular tires there shouldn't be much wheel spin, if any, so there shouldn't be any extra strain. The sticky tires would give extra performance during hard cornering and braking, which shouldn't strain the drivetrain.