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Old 02-16-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default What is your favorite M+S tire for rallycross?

My tires are dead. I need a new set. Previously i was using Kumho ASX's and well, they were good in snow and things like that driving up to the mountains, but I'm not sure if they're the best option for competing in rallycross.

I have a devoted set of rims that i will be using these tires on, so I'm not too worried about how they are on tarmac.

Firstly i need some tires that will perform well in hard dirt to loose sandy gravel.
Second, money is always an issue. I dont want to spend more than $150 per tire.
Third, Rally tires arent an option at this point, they need to be street legal M+S tires.

My friend gave me great reviews on the Pirelli PZero Nero's, but he isn't a real offroad nut.

Thanks for your input!

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Old 02-16-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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Pzeros aren't good in the snow. In fact, they are pretty bad.

Pilots Sport A/S are though...
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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I have been quite impressed with the handling of my PZero Nero M+S's in gravel and dirt. On vacations, driving up to trail heads in the mountains take us over the kinds of roads state rallies get held on. All sorts of surfaces and the Neros have been brilliant. However, they're outright crappy in snow. I've been getting passed by luxury SUVs all week.
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I would avoid ultra-high performace all-seasons, like the Pzero Nero M+S and the Toyo Proxes4. They tend to be very tarmac oriented. High-performance all-seasons like the Bridgestone G009 and the Michelin Exalto A/S have a better tread pattern for snow and gravel.
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While I'm inclined to agree with Howl on the generalization he made, I think the Neros are an exception. Don't get me wrong, they suck hardcore in snow. In fact, they're worse by FAR than the RE92s on snow. However, they're amazingly competent on gravel and dirt. Haven't tried them in mud though.
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Yeah snow functionality is a big concern of mine. I have a separate set of tires for performance / summer driving, so when i get a M+S tire for rallycross, i expect it to be able to take me up into the mountains as well. Thanks for the feedback guys...
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Dunlop SP Sport 5000's.

http://www.dunloptire.com/dunlop/dis...ea=Performance

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....0+Asymmetrical

may be out of price range depending on the size you need.
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