So... the tire question. I have two sets of wheels that need tires. One set will need a SUMMER tire in 235/40/17 that has a good tread life, good in the rain, but isn't a bad tire for occasional autox. So no StarSpecs, no Kumhos and I won't buy the Hankook Ventus Evos again.
The second set needs a good A/S tire. I am leaning toward a set of the Federal 595s. They are $72/tire and are going on a set of wheels that I probably won't use a lot, like in case of an emergency if something were to happen to my summer or winter set. I'll probably use this set for the monthly drives too. I would def consider buying something used, must be 225/45/17 and have at least 50% left. No re92s.
There is a small possibility of yet another wheel set coming into the picture, but I am not counting on it at the moment because I don't think they guy wants to ship. In the event it does happen, those will become dedicated autox/occasional track wheels with StarSpecs or 615s.
I don't care about road noise, and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for a set. Ideas, recommendations, tires to avoid?