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Old 10-31-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I got a question regarding tires for a new set of wheels that I've just ordered.

I'm getting a set of work rims from Spun Group buy. 17 x 9.
I would like to use a 245 40 profile tire. These wheels are 44mm offset, also will be dropped w/ tein coil flex.

What would you guys recommend me to get?
It is going to be a all yr round tire. Price range between 120~ 150 bucks/ea

I was wondering if it is possible to drive w/ the Azenis 615's. Also, do you guys think the Potenza RE01R can be driven during winter? "I know its not snow".

Help please?
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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In other words, don't do it. Summer tires are no good in the cold and wet, let alone snow.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:00 PM   #3
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Both those tires should absolutely NOT be driven in any sort of snow. You'll be sliding all over the place. Plus they're not very good in the rain either. If you want a tire that aggressive in terms of grip, you'll need to just use them during the warmer months, and swap on the stock tires during winter. If you want to run them all year round, you'll need an all-season tire. There's a lot of info in the Tire & Wheel forum, but one good all-season tire that comes to mind is the Pirelli PZero Nero. I run the Avon M550 on our Mazda 3 and I really like it, but I don't think it's available in that size.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:14 PM   #4
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I knew I was going to get this sort of replies. "Flame suite on".
I've never been a tire guy, just never cared much about tires. Since I started getting into autox and drag racing, I realized how important they were.
I just thought that by chance they could help me go through winter w/out having to get a new set of tires.

I guess I'll just have to use what I have now and use the Potenza RE01R after winter is gone. I'm sorry if it was a noobish question lol.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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iirc, what ive seen from researching for my own needs is that pirelli p-zero nero m+s is one of the best all season tires you can get. also i think it was the wider the tire, the worst your performance will be in snow/rain/dirt. considering your in jersey, id get a winter set up and a summer set up. run the 17X9's on whatever you want in the summer, but winter get some cheap stockers with hankooks, their going on here lightly used for less than 400. thats just me though
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
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...d000000000000000d....with all that suspension.....ya just KILLIN it without 2 sets of wheels/tires

ya can't have it both ways
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