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Old 01-27-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I have narrowed it down from many to four tires and I am hoping for some feedback on my choices. I want an A/S tire which isn't horrible in light snow and has good dry traction. Looking for 205/55/16.

Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS

Michelin Pilot Sport

Toyo Proxes 4

Yokohama Advan S4

I have heard many good things about Toyo tires and the other three have excellent reviews on tirerack. Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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Hey everyone,

I have narrowed it down from many to four tires and I am hoping for some feedback on my choices. I want an A/S tire which isn't horrible in light snow and has good dry traction. Looking for 205/55/16.

Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS

Michelin Pilot Sport

Toyo Proxes 4

Yokohama Advan S4

I have heard many good things about Toyo tires and the other three have excellent reviews on tirerack. Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.
I always get slammed for this but FWIW: Consumer Reports likes the following V-rated A/S high performance tires:

1) Michelin Pilot HX MXM4
2) Yokohama Avid V4s
3) Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
4) Continental ContiProContact

If you haven't already done so you might also check the Tire Rack tests and surveys.

As per usual, I'm not saying that CR is the last word on tires, but they are totally objective. Also, FWIW, CR and Car & Driver both rated the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 #1 in the summer tire category.

BTW: According to CR, the Yokohamas are terrible in the snow -- the others are 'good' (average for that type of tire).

They also tested H-rated tires, but I'm sure you aren't interested in those.

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Old 01-27-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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Luke at TR likes the re960's
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:47 PM   #4
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
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Old 01-28-2007, 06:52 PM   #6
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You're joking right? He said he was looking for an A/s tire that could tkae a little snow.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:50 AM   #7
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If you want all season's the mich pilot sport a/s is a nice tire as is the pole position 960 a/s
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:05 AM   #8
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If it matters Toyo's you list have poor winter traction relative to Mich Pilot Sport A/S and Bridgestone RE960 A/s. Otherwise incredible tires esp in wet.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:44 AM   #9
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i got some Fuzion HRI tires and there a great tire in the rain and light snow ( havent had any heavy snow yet ) and for $80-$90 mounted there a great deal, they run a little wider than the stock 16" Potenzas.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:55 AM   #10
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I have the toyo's on the front of my STi..

and take-off 17" re-92's on the rear....

believe it or not.. I can feel the rear of the car pushing the front... on occasion.. when driving in a straight line...

the toyo's aren't bad in snow.. just not as good as I;ve had.. however when not in snow they are really impressive for an 215/45-17 all season..
(coming off of 245/40-17 heavily heat-cycled hankook R-S2's)
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