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Old 02-08-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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I am going to discount tire tomorrow to buy tires, sized 225/45/17 for my 06 WRX.

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Any info or suggestions?

Or thoughts on any of these:

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&ar=45&ct=null

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http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&ar=45&ct=null

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&ar=45&ct=null

I am buying these tomorrow, so any input would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!!!
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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I can't say I've tried them, but I think I'm going to buy them based on the 451's, Falken fk452's. Check the reviews, they are very competitively priced at Discount at $99 a tire and well inside your price range.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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Get the Falken Azenis 615's. They are the best bang for the buck. Go to www.vulcantire.com and price match to www.discounttiredirect.com. I just got these delivered the other day and they are an awesome tire. http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...r=45&tc=FALHZA
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:13 PM   #4
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Based on your choices, forget the Azenis. I'm guessing you are looking for a comfortable, long(er) lasting, good performing summer. The 615 Azenis are not that.

The ES100's aren't any great shakes, stay way. The Generals get good reviews, as well as the SPT's. The 452's are a little more performance oriented, but still a decent all-around summer.

RE050's still on sale at the tire rack?

Who on earth everyone picks RT615's, RS-2's, etc. etc. before asking what people want is beyond me.

I swear, there must be more competition designed, 15k lasting, summer tires on WRX's sittingin traffic than any other car. They are not a good choice for a daily driver.

Who cares if your daily driver tires have potential for .91 g's vs .93 g's?

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Old 02-08-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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I can't say I've tried them, but I think I'm going to buy them based on the 451's, Falken fk452's. Check the reviews, they are very competitively priced at Discount at $99 a tire and well inside your price range.
Thanks! Someone else mentioned the Flaken 452s. Here is what I found:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...19&rd=17&ar=45

300 tread
A temp
A traction
ZR speed rated

for $107!!!

Not bad...Anyone else have or heard of these?
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:24 PM   #6
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bfg's...handsdown!

i've had the kumho's before and they are pretty bad tires. i'll probably never buy another set. i had the yokohama, but avs sport. great tires, but not on your list.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:39 PM   #7
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I swear, there must be more competition designed, 15k lasting, summer tires on WRX's sittingin traffic than any other car. They are not a good choice for a daily driver.

Who cares if your daily driver tires have potential for .91 g's vs .93 g's?
Get some all-season tires and call it a day. Toyo Proxes 4's are amazing tires for the price and will work ALL YEAR ROUND. PLUS, they last forever . . almost. They might have a bit of a soft sidewall, but makes an amazing daily driver tire.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:10 PM   #8
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Thanks! Someone else mentioned the Flaken 452s. Here is what I found:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...19&rd=17&ar=45

300 tread
A temp
A traction
ZR speed rated

for $107!!!

Not bad...Anyone else have or heard of these?
i'v got them on my legacy and really like them.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:22 PM   #9
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I am going to discount tire tomorrow to buy tires, sized 225/45/17 for my 06 WRX.

www.tires.com

Any info or suggestions?

Or thoughts on any of these:

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&ar=45&ct=null

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&ar=45&ct=null

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&ar=45&ct=null

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&ar=45&ct=null

I am buying these tomorrow, so any input would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!!!
452's
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:04 AM   #10
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I got the 452's as my next summer tire, based on reviews I've read
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:56 AM   #11
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I wouldn't be too hasty with a decision like tires.

What are you trying to get out of the tires? You give us a list of tires, but you say nothing about what you're actually looking for.

There's a hundred tires out there with a hundred unique characteristics. Which are you looking for?

For example, what level of dry grip are you looking for? How much rain traction do you need? Does the tire need to be relatively quiet? Comfortable? What level of handling crispness do you need? Does the tire need to handle dirty/sandy streets or gravel/dirt/mud? Is it going to see any colder climates and needs to remain usable? Will it ever winter and the associated snow and ice?

What should you get? No clue. I run the Toyo Proxes4 during the summer, came with my rims. It's a comfortable performance tire that lasts for a long time and handles cold temps well. However, as soon as they wear out in a couple years, I won't personally be going with them again. The Falken 452 is an initriguing tire. The 451 was a well liked and the 452 is suppost to be better in every way. Some have used them and comment positively. I personally am looking more towards Hankook's RS2 because it capable enough to handle the autox scene but also provides great rain traction, something not all summer tires can do.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:14 AM   #12
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Where does this guy live? It's still February you know.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:21 AM   #13
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Where does this guy live? It's still February you know.
My username might be a hint. Just playing, I appreciate the help. UNless I go up north to prescott, Flagstaff, I don't need all season of winter tires, rather a good performance/summer tire with good traction, yet something that is still quick off the line for those drives home.

I checked out the Falken 452s, and those look great! The ratings are great, and thre reviews are good. The ratings and reviews are better on that tire than most of the 200 dollar plus tires.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...d=009419&ar=45

So I think I will be going with a set of these, in 225/45/17. Thanks so much for all of you help guys, I appreciate it!
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:26 AM   #14
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oops...I read your location but not your name.

Those seem like a great choice. Probably a step below the ultra sticky summer rubber out there in dry grip, but one of the best overall with a decent treadwear and good rain capabilities. Plus they are cheap.

Be sure to post a review of them once you get a few thousand miles on them.
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