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Old 07-25-2005, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Recommend a Tire (Summer, Winter, or A/S) for TN/VA

Hey all.

I've been living in the mid-south for the past few years and I'm going to be needing a new set of tires fairly soon. My Falken Ziex 512s are really starting to show some wear, in addition to some irregular wear characteristics on the outside shoulder. I'm looking for a tire comparable in price, treadwear, and performance. However, I'm trying to decide if I'd be better off getting a pure summer tire, since it rarely snows more than once or twice in TN and I commute to school on foot.

Sorry that this is so complicated. I will be trading in my 02 RS this spring for a 06 LGT sedan. Thankfully, the 06 LGT will probably have the same 5x100 bolt pattern. I could use the Tarmac IIs I have for a winter wheel and put snow tires on them, since I suspect that I will be going to law school in VA...however, I don't know how well the winter tires will perform in the mild TN winters. I've heard great things online and personally about Nokian WRs and was considering these as well.

What do y'all think I should do? Local advice from TN/VA would be welcome, as well. Any place with a mild winter would do, though
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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in TN rains a lot, so id say a good All Weather tire should be good.
I can say that the PZero Nero M&S are great, for summer and winter.
Good price, handles great in dry, wet and snow.
It doesnt come smaller than 17" though. The LGT uses 17" wheels though.

check out the reviews at tirerack.
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Old 07-26-2005, 02:52 PM   #3
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Get a good summer tire for summer and a good all-season for winter. Just go slow if it does snow. If you want just one set of tires, then you really should get all-seasons (unless you live in the extreme south). If you get summer tires only you'll have to be prepared to park your car on snowy days.
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Old 07-26-2005, 03:53 PM   #4
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You go to Vanderbilt?

I'm an incoming freshman
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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in TN rains a lot, so id say a good All Weather tire should be good.
I can say that the PZero Nero M&S are great, for summer and winter.
Good price, handles great in dry, wet and snow.
It doesnt come smaller than 17" though. The LGT uses 17" wheels though.

check out the reviews at tirerack.
AFAIK, the pzero m+s does come in 16s

stock size and more
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:00 PM   #6
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I've got the pzero nero m+s (stock) on my '04 RS2.5 sedan and they are great.
I replaced the fronts first and really liked the feel I got with the new tires.
Two 1,000+ mi trips later and I was due for my 30k maintenance.
Well, they rotated my tires and can't stand the way the original RE92s feel.
So I've got two more pzero neros going on later this week.
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