Originally Posted by wrx_02
Thank Atomic, I am low budget to be honest. With the low miles I put on the car the tire usually go bad before I use them all up.
I have the Kumhos on my 05 STi. Since the exhaust is loud I can't hear the road noise, but I also have a full set of rear suspension bushings so it makes the tire feel worse than it is.
The tire is very good at transmitting information to you, but you will feel (and your spine will feel) every imperfection in the road.
Before that I had the last generation of the Potenza A/S tire, the RE960. My favorite tire, but obscenely expensive. Quiet, excellent road feel but not harsh, and very grippy.
I have the Continental DWS on a 08 Sti right now. Very refined ride, very smooth and quiet. If you suddenly jerk the wheel, the soft sidewall will flex and you'll feel the delay in response. Otherwise, excellent tire for a daily driver. Got nearly 40k miles on it and still haven't worn through the "W" on it yet, and the "S" on it is still showing. If you didn't know, Continental puts wear indicators on the tire that indicate what you can safely drive it in - D W S. When the D is worn down to the point where you can't see it, it's time to replace the tire.