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Old 10-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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In the market for a set of new tires, can't decide between A/S or Summer. I live in So Cal but I'll probably be going up into the snow this year, maybe about 5-10 days out of the season? I'll probably buy a set of snow cables too, just in case. I'm a spirited driver but I won't be auto-Xing, just need tires for DD.

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Falken ZE-912 -$276
Kumho Ecsta ASX -$296
Yokohama W4S -$452
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BF Goodrich g-Force Sport -$356
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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The RE960AS are probably the best choice for a compromise solution. Pricey, but good.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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Honestly I think you would be good with a summer tire for all year, it rains how often in so cal these days anyways?
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:36 PM   #4
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FK452. BTW where are you getting em for $340 and what size is that?
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
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FK452. BTW where are you getting em for $340 and what size is that?
225/45/17, discounttiredirect.com is having a special, $100 off 4 tires. Free shipping too!
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:15 PM   #6
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225/45/17, discounttiredirect.com is having a special, $100 off 4 tires. Free shipping too!


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Old 10-17-2007, 12:37 AM   #7
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Honestly I think you would be good with a summer tire for all year, it rains how often in so cal these days anyways?
Since he's going into the snow with his tires, I figure it would be wise to run all seasons to have something that can at least half deal with the snow.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:31 AM   #8
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i'm leaning towards the ze912, they seem to be a pretty good all around tire, I had the ze512's before and those were excellent IMO, and the ze912s are supposed to be a better successor.

But then again, the FK452 seem to perform very well in the wet.

FK452+chains=ok in R1 and R2 conditions?


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Old 10-17-2007, 07:59 AM   #9
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i'm leaning towards the ze912, they seem to be a pretty good all around tire, I had the ze512's before and those were excellent IMO, and the ze912s are supposed to be a better successor.

But then again, the FK452 seem to perform very well in the wet.

FK452+chains=ok in R1 and R2 conditions?



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Old 10-17-2007, 08:53 AM   #10
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BF Goodrich g-Force Sport -$356

I love these tires. They've worked great for me in all conditions, including numerous snowboarding trips through the west virginia mountains.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:38 PM   #11
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Since he's going into the snow with his tires, I figure it would be wise to run all seasons to have something that can at least half deal with the snow.
Ironically enough, this morning, it was raining, right after I made that statement.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:58 PM   #12
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G-force sports aren't very grippy.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:49 PM   #13
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get summers and rent a car for the snow trips
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:24 PM   #14
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Any sale coming up for Summer tires?
RE01R or Dunlop direzza z1?
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:30 PM   #15
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Any sale coming up for Summer tires?
RE01R or Dunlop direzza z1?
its $100 off any 4 tires
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100 off? how? what? when? where?
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I live in So Cal and just got the 912's as I though they would be a good compermise. I see snow about 5-10 days a year as well so we will see how they do in a few weeks.
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