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View Poll Results: Which Ultra High Performance All Season tire at Tire Rack
Avon Tech M550 A/S 2 4.88%
Bridgestone RE960AS PP 9 21.95%
Continental ContiExtrCont 4 9.76%
Dunlop SP SPort 5000 Asymm 1 2.44%
Kumho ECSTA ASX 4 9.76%
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S 9 21.95%
Sumitomo HTR+ 0 0%
Yokohama ADVAN S4 7 17.07%
Other 5 12.20%
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default Vote which Ultra High Perf AS Tire Rack tire

California weather, snow only for going skiing. Need good rain/wet grip, good dry. Want low noise but comfort can be a little stiffer than RE92's if it buys me better response. I've got a separate set of wheels for summer tires and motorsports events so I don't need these to do any autox/track. Maybe a noncompetitive rallyx though. Want for commuting and weekend drives in the twisties when I'm too lazy to put on the other wheels.

Please tell me your experiences and why you like them.

I'm going for a 215/45/17 tire and prefer grip over long life.

Avon Tech M550 A/S
Bridgestone RE960AS PP
Continental ContiExtrCont
Dunlop SP SPort 5000 Asymm
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S
Sumitomo HTR+
Yokohama ADVAN S4

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Old 02-01-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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Not on your list, but a friend of mine has an EVO VIII with 340whp and swears by his Michilin Pilot sport a/s he uses them year round and at the track expensive but worth it.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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I am running 225/40/18 kumho asx's on a 7.5" wheel. I think they are a great low cost all season tire. They are pretty harsh but fairly quiet. They seem to grip well on snow and ice covered roads. I have not driven them thru deep snow. Wet and dry performance is good for a all season tire(even on cold asphalt, dirt and gravel). I think they are a good all around tire to put on when the R compounds just wont stick. I dont rely on my car for transportation so it only leaves the garage for play time. Hope that helps.
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I am in the midwest 0 degrees F before wind chill this morning. I dont think I will be leaving home today.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:59 AM   #4
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I have had the Pirelli PZero Nero M&S now for a few years. Much quieter than the stock tires. Inline traction (stopping) is just so so on dry and wet. Nothing like the RE07s. I notice in the snow / ice that most other people can out break me as well and I have to leave lots of space between me and the next guy and look way up the road for things people may slow down for. I am very happy with the Wet cornering traction. The dry traction is just ok for Ultra High performance. But for being snow rated it may be one of the best. Tire Rack rates it in 4th place. I am now wondering if the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS might be worth a shot. It rates number one on Tire Rack but does not have near as many reporting miles as the other tires. I read all the reviews but most dont have a car that handles like a STi so I take them with a grain of salt. One reviewer did not like them at all but I think he came from a non snow rated tire. Most people are just going from a OEM tire on a BMW or Mercedes to this one. That and most people did not have any idea on snow traction at all.

I sliced my side wall two days ago and am on a wall trying to decide myself.

Anyone try both the Pirelli PZero Nero M&S and the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS????? I would love to hear your input.

I am looking for the best wet dry traction tire I can get that bairly meets snow requirements. Usually only snows 7 times a year here.

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Old 02-06-2007, 11:36 AM   #5
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Default Bridgestone 960AS PP

I switched from Dunlop Winter Sport M3 performance snows (205/60-15) to the Bridgestone 960AS in the same size. I am very happy with them. Better turn-in and more precise on pavement than the M3s, which is what I was looking for, because I run them year round (since I like to enjoy gravel in the summer.) They also should wear about twice as long (40,000) as the M#s (20,000) and hold up better on hot pavement.

The 960s have been very good in the recent deep snows in Denver. Paradoxically, they seem to turn in better than the M3s did (less initial understeer) but then it is easier to kick the tail out.

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:35 PM   #6
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I bought SP5000 in 225/45R17 size.

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:29 PM   #7
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Consider the toyo proxes 4. They are not too pricey and perform well according to reviews here. They also have the 91 load rating the stock 215 45 17s re92s have.

Otherwise my vote is for SP5000s. I had them before on a honda and was pleased with the performance.
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:42 PM   #8
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Don’t get all Season tires unless you need it for the snow.

Most hi performance summer tires will out perform an all season in the rain but they suck in the snow.

There was a C&D article on this not long ago.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:00 PM   #9
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Donít get all Season tires unless you need it for the snow.

Most hi performance summer tires will out perform an all season in the rain but they suck in the snow.

There was a C&D article on this not long ago.
Yeah I know. I live in California where snow is only for skiing on. I'm pretty tempted to just go summer all the time but I have another set of wheels dedicated to "performance". I almost never go to the mountains right now (where the snow is) but I don't want to die the one time I do because I had summer tires on and is below 15F out and snowing.

I'm so happy with my Goodyear F1 GS D3's that I would run them all year round.

I also want to use the AS for rallyx too.
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