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Old 01-12-2004, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default STI all season tire reccomendations?

OK, I did the leg work so any help narrowing this down will help alot. I am trying to keep it reasonable so a full snow tire is pretty much out of the budget. Not to metnion I made it around for 4 years with all seasons and FWD, I figure all seasons and all wheel drive should be alot better. Remeber with the STI I have to stick with a 17" wheel so I am just going to use the factory wheels.
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Falken Ziex ZE-512
$102/ each, free shipping
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/d...CodeIndex=28751

Goodyear Eagle RS-A
$105/each + ~ $30 for shipping.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...romCompare1=yes

Pirelli P7000 SUPERSPORT
$114/each + ~ $30 for shipping.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...romCompare1=yes


I am thinking the Falken would be best?
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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www.nokiantires.com the WR v rated are very nice
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:25 PM   #3
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www.nokiantires.com the WR v rated are very nice
I know them well. I had Hakka 2's with studs on my P5. However they are to expensve with a 17" wheel.
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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the WR was just over 100/tire last time i checked discounttiredirect
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
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I take it you haven't check in a while?
They only list a single size of the Hakka 1's now.
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:25 AM   #6
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I do not recommend the P7000 as my cousin says they are really slippery in the snow.
Tirerack reviews it at around 4/10 in snow.
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:32 AM   #7
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last time i looked was probably 2 weeks ago, and IIRC it was 108 shipped (WR). you're right they're not listed anymore.
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:11 PM   #8
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I have the Continental ContiExtreme Contacts and they are pretty good! $108/ea in Tirerack.com
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:44 PM   #9
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After alot of looking for an all season, I plan on going with the Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S

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Old 01-13-2004, 03:10 PM   #10
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I just did the Pirreli P-zero M/S and love them. Handled 8+ inches of snow no problem. I upped the size to 235-45x17.
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:01 PM   #11
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P ZERO NERO BY FAR. The other popular ones are Conti's UHPAS but the nero's have much better summer characteristics although they are not as good as the conti's in snow. The way i look at it is we have all wheel drive so giving up a little snow performance on a tire is not going to be felt as much as giving up the three other seasons perfomance on a tire. Just my $.02.
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:49 PM   #12
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last time i looked was probably 2 weeks ago, and IIRC it was 108 shipped (WR). you're right they're not listed anymore.
A member of a board I am more common too mentioned there is actualy a very large shortage in this country.
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:51 PM   #13
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upped the size to 235-45x17.
On stock wheels?
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:54 PM   #14
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P ZERO NERO BY FAR. The other popular ones are Conti's UHPAS but the nero's have much better summer characteristics although they are not as good as the conti's in snow. The way i look at it is we have all wheel drive so giving up a little snow performance on a tire is not going to be felt as much as giving up the three other seasons perfomance on a tire. Just my $.02.
Maybe I should mention that in april I am swapping the stock tires back on. I only need this tire for the winter months.
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Old 01-13-2004, 06:47 PM   #15
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If you're putting the summer tires on in the summer, why wouldn't you get regular snow tires instead of M+S? Snow tires are a LOT better than all-seasons on snow... M+S is really meant for people who want to run the same tires all year long.
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:40 PM   #16
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If you're putting the summer tires on in the summer, why wouldn't you get regular snow tires instead of M+S? Snow tires are a LOT better than all-seasons on snow... M+S is really meant for people who want to run the same tires all year long.
2 reasons.
1. I have found most pure snow tires are $100+ more expensive per set then an all season.
2. Although I drive in snow now and again, its not a big part of life in NewHampshire. I just need something more capable then the, all but, drag radial the car came with.
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:23 AM   #17
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I have Michellin Pilots A/S. With AWD getting up snowy hills hasn't been a problem, especially if you put the diff in LOCK. Although LOCK seems most effective when you need straight line only traction, if there are turns involved the car behaved much better in AUTO (snow covered roads). One short hill I have to go up that is rather steep and straight was no problem in LOCK. I feel the way you do about snow tires. Most of the winter you are driving around on plowed, dry roads and I still wanted a somewhat performance oriented tire. If I had RWD or FWD I would go with snows though, but mainly because of the hills I have to travel on sometimes. The only downside to the UHP A/S tires is that when cornering or braking on a downhill you will have much less traction then a snow tire. You really have to keep that in mind and go slow around those corners, and avoid steep downhills if possible when the snow is fresh. When the summer comes I will get summer tires again, and either buy a set of stock wheels off of someone or get an aftermarket set, I'm not sure yet. Ideally I think for New England you should have 3 sets of wheels and tires. Summer tires for summer. Ultra High Performance All Seasons for late fall and early spring. Winter tires for the dead of winter.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:24 AM   #18
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On stock wheels?
On the stock STI 7.5" wheels.
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:41 AM   #19
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235/45-17 Dunlop Sport 5000's would be my choice
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:29 PM   #20
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Why would anyone want a wider tire for the winter "snow-season". Such as suggesting a 235 size.
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:42 PM   #21
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because that is an excellent tire for all-season use and it's not made in the 225 size
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:44 PM   #22
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Quote:
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Maybe I should mention that in april I am swapping the stock tires back on. I only need this tire for the winter months.
Then get full blown winter tires or at least the WR's. People think they have great traction because of the AWD and forget it only helps them to go, not stop. Your STi with all-seasons in winter will be no better than any half-assed FWD in snow. You'll have to drive at half-throttle when every other Subaru is out having a blast.

Maybe someone has some slightly used winter tires.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:03 PM   #23
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235/45-17 Dunlop Sport 5000's would be my choice
5000's came stock on the 2003 Protege5 and I recall several members of www.protege5.com complaining that the 5000's really stunk in the snow. Thats why I put Nokian Hakka 2s on mine.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:18 PM   #24
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I had the pirelli and hated them. WAY too noisy and they suck on snow.

Now I have Sumitomos HTR+ and absolutely love them. And to top it all off they are fairly cheap.
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