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Old 01-07-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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so i am buying new tires and i narrowed it down to two choices
either go to les schwab
and get the 225/45zr 17 94w proxes for $837

or i can go to America's Tire
and get the Yokohama YK520 with a 70,000mile waranty
which ones would be best for a wrx,
did anyone ever buy any of these tires or ever had to deal with warrant issues with any of these stores??
any advice appreciated. thanks
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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What do you plan on doing?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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well it rains here alot and i want something that will be good during both winter and rain.
i will buy separate studded ones for the snow
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:00 PM   #4
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Are you looking for something for the track? Something for autocrossing? Are you looking for regular street tires? What are you planning on doing?
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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neither

and you do NOT want the yoko520

no ****ing way
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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how you want to use your car should determine the best tire type. Brand, compound, tread, etc. are pretty specific to the exact driving you will do at a given time. No tire is best for everything.

Not interested in TireRack or any of the NASIOC vendors?

I run BFG G-Force (speed rated all-seasons) year round and have liked them in everything Mother Nature could throw at them. Including a trip to Tail of the Dragon.
Just my experience, of course.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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neither

and you do NOT want the yoko520

no ****ing way
then wat do i want??
drfiting tires??
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then wat do i want??
drfiting tires??
ok

we have 2 real main considerations here

hot and cold temperature useage

there are tires that work well ONLY above ~45F
those are called summer tires and not to be used in ANY snow or cold/wet conditions or you risk crashing...no REALLY
these 'summer' tires are usually of 2 'characters'
wet biased and dry biased
you would want a wet biased, summer tire for best results in your area
there are several good choices here, based on budget

and then there are 'all season' tires which can bridge the gap when temperatures drop and can usually handle some snow
BUT should NOT be confused with 'winter' or 'snow' tires
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we have 2 real main considerations here

hot and cold temperature useage

there are tires that work well ONLY above ~45F
those are called summer tires and not to be used in ANY snow or cold/wet conditions or you risk crashing...no REALLY
these 'summer' tires are usually of 2 'characters'
wet biased and dry biased
you would want a wet biased, summer tire for best results in your area
there are several good choices here, based on budget

and then there are 'all season' tires which can bridge the gap when temperatures drop and can usually handle some snow
BUT should NOT be confused with 'winter' or 'snow' tires
so you would recomend getting the summer wet biased tires, and when i go up to the mountain buy some cheap studded steelies???
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so you would recomend getting the summer wet biased tires, and when i go up to the mountain buy some cheap studded steelies???
you have a subaru

you shouldnt need studdes tires unless you are driving in TRULEY aweful conditions
Just exactly WHY do you think you NEED studded tires?

and id get a good snow tire and a wet biased summer set

There are many choices, and I suggest that you do a lot of research---think a couple weeks at least, and determine what you actually need.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:05 PM   #11
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because good snow tires are expensive. i can just buy some studded on steelies for $150 used and that way i could save money cuz i'm not making much and i still want to save up for some mods
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