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#1 (permalink) Old 03-30-2004, 07:29 PM
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what kind of tires do all of you use? is there a specific brand that is good. i want either all seasons or summer tires probbly both so if any one has opinions let me know



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I've owned SEVERAL hp tires and could recomend many. What are you looking for, it's kind of a sliding scale between wet weather, handling, ride quality, how long they last, and price (i.e. some are great handlers but dont so well in rain, others are great all around but cost $$$)

At any rate, i feel that the single best tire ever was the RE71 (one of the first potenza tires). I dont think they make them any more but I bet they have something similar.

The TA/ZR by BFGoodrench is a good all around tire. (money, handling, wet weather).

The last set of Z rated tires i bought for my Porsche were by Nitto, and for the money, they were fantastic

I've also bought Yoks, Mich, and Continental, so let me know exactly what your looking for, and i might be able to better recomend a new set of shoes for your ride.

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I recommend searching tire rack and reading the customer reviews. They are very helpful. I don't know if you'll do any track/auto-x, but I'd avoid any type of Korean tires. I've tried Hankooks and I've driven on Kumho's. I hate them both. Don't even try sumitomo's, they are pure junk as well.

The best bang for your buck is the Yoko ES-100's. Track and daily driver, everyone will agree that it's the ultimate tire in terms of price and performance.

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yokohomas or toyo any good or what i want like z w y ratings



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i don't know jack about tires but i have pirelli p700(0)'s somethin like that and they are actually really sticky tires...i'd recomend them from experience but like i said i don't really know which perform best. The tirerack idea is good - people write pretty good reviews on there.
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yea i was about to recomend es100's also. They are Z rated adn relatively cheap.


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are those all season or summer



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what size wheels will you be running?

Also, what kind of properties do you want the tire to have? Long life? Soft compound? Firm compound? Some wet handling? No wet handling?

I have had Goodyear Eagle HPs on my car and they were good for sliding around and having fun, but then also lost traction when it was wet and the wheels would always spin.

Now, I have michelin mxv4 plusses and they are much better. Ride quality improved, road noise reduced, and traction improved a lot. I can barely spin my wheels when it is dry now, whereas I could anytime with the Goodyears.

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i've heard of this new tire called Fizzion, it's SUPPOSED to be the best tire coming out on the market, exactly what I stated, supposed to be according to sources.. I don't know though, check them out..



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I saw them pushing them on "Pimp My Ride" this weekend. I wasn't impressed. I need to see some numbers, but from the look of the tread they did not seem to be very performance oriented.

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what size wheels will you be running?

Also, what kind of properties do you want the tire to have? Long life? Soft compound? Firm compound? Some wet handling? No wet handling?

I have had Goodyear Eagle HPs on my car and they were good for sliding around and having fun, but then also lost traction when it was wet and the wheels would always spin.

Now, I have michelin mxv4 plusses and they are much better. Ride quality improved, road noise reduced, and traction improved a lot. I can barely spin my wheels when it is dry now, whereas I could anytime with the Goodyears.
most bimmers and benz' run MXV4 plus also. It is very common and it H-rated (i believe thats the minimum allowed in cali). i have them as well.


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I have Michelins, and I still loving them on dry........but they went slippery on wet! There's just a lot driving quality differences between other tyre sizes from the same brand.

Let give you one good advice: never buy the cheapest tyres, because that's real SHIT!!

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i want high speed good all seasons that have really good traction
That is unfortunately a contradiction in terms my friend. You can get a really good all season tire or a really good traction tire, but not both.

I'm asuuming your more concerned with performance than traction though so i will go with that.

The Bridgestone Potenza line is amongst the best with regards to performance

I stick to my guns with the TA/ZR from BFGoodwrench they are very sticky and are VERY dificult to get to roll onto their side wall during hard cornering.

The Yok ES-100 like what some of the other guys mentioned are also good, my brother just wrapped a set on his Z twin turbo and upon test run was very impressed (the super HICAS steering didn't hurt things)

Keep in mind price is pretty linear with performance, the only deviation from that would be Michelin (rely too much on their name and charge accordingly) and Nitto (just the opposite they are really much better than their price and rep, almost too good of a deal)

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