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Old 01-07-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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I know there are ALOT of you guys out there using this tire. Its a great tuner tire, sold for pennies on the dollar. The thing is, there is not much feedback on them. Can any users shed some light? Im in the market for a set.



Dry traction?
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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We do a lot of wheel/tire packages with the Nexen N3000 tires and I also own a set for my 18x9.5 +38 Rota Grid wheels that I mainly cruise around in. For the price they are nice tires, they are really inexpensive and you can get a set for cheap. They have decent dry/wet grip and also have a relatively hard compound for a long lasting tire. If you plan to drive aggressive I do not recommend these as they don't offer a whole lot of performance, however for those who mainly cruise around and take the occasional fast turn they will work very well and not break the bank.

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Old 01-07-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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i can think of MANY-MANY tires that I would buy first.....even if i had to spend $100 more

for your sti stock wheels.....the sumitomo htrzIII seems to be a great buy

you could easily get them in a couple sizes, installed, for ~$500

and they would be in a whole better galaxy than the nexen tire
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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Im looking for a set of 265/35/18s. Can you give me some affordable but good options? I got alot of PMs on that the N3000 is great in the dry, but sucks in the rain. Grrr! (kinbda odd since the N3000 has a water tread design)
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:51 AM   #5
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Im looking for a set of 265/35/18s. Can you give me some affordable but good options? I got alot of PMs on that the N3000 is great in the dry, but sucks in the rain. Grrr! (kinbda odd since the N3000 has a water tread design)
spend all that on yer rig and put junk tires on it???

i will NEVER understand this(faulty) logic in any way, shape, or form

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=2

and thats cheap for that size and performance
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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I've had a set of 235/40/18's on for about a year. They are perfectly fine for daily driving. But I would have to agree, if you compete, autox, etc. do not buy these. Traction in the rain is so-so, and they do not take well to spirited driving (which in itself can be fun)
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:39 PM   #7
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I've had a set of 235/40/18's on for about a year. They are perfectly fine for daily driving. But I would have to agree, if you compete, autox, etc. do not buy these. Traction in the rain is so-so, and they do not take well to spirited driving (which in itself can be fun)
Owning a WRX/STI = Spirited driving (to say the least)

These tires are starting to scare me. I go to occasional drag races and few auto X, but I spend most of my driving flying down the highway. I dont want to end up in a ditch. I gotta really think this though.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:18 AM   #8
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I have set of 205/40/17 - that's what came with rims. They are good for daily driving. I take fast turns, drive fast on ramps all the time
They grip better than my old all season Kumho. But I can see some small chunks are braking off the tire some places... So I guess if U want tires for track, don't get those...
For daily driving they are great, inexpensive, quiet, with good traction dry and wet.
I've never had problem with loosing of control under any circumstances.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:07 AM   #9
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Don't grip well, but last a long time.

They're cheap you can't complain!
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:18 AM   #10
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Owning a WRX/STI = Spirited driving (to say the least)

These tires are starting to scare me. I go to occasional drag races and few auto X, but I spend most of my driving flying down the highway. I dont want to end up in a ditch. I gotta really think this though.
w0w.....ya think this may be part of it?

tires are one thing that I will NEVER-EVER cheap out on


there ARE inexpensive tires that work very well....and there are $$$$ tires that DON'T

spend wisely and you get 95% of $$$$ performance for $$
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:05 AM   #11
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=2

and thats cheap for that size and performance
geezus, that's how much my 235s are

op, don't cheap out on tires.. they're one of those things that can save your life
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op, don't cheap out on tires.. they're one of those things that can save your life
I agree 100%.

There are a few things I am considering:
1. I want a tire with tire life greater than UTQG 300.
2. Im looking for a Y speed rating.
3. Good aqua tread design.
4. Im looking to spend $150ish

FYI: I can get the 265/35/18 Nexen N3000 for $100 each.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:28 AM   #13
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They grip better than my old all season Kumho. But I can see some small chunks are breaking off the tire some places... So I guess if U want tires for track, don't get those...
WOW!
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I agree 100%.

There are a few things I am considering:
1. I want a tire with tire life greater than UTQG 300. you must smash this though from your mind as it is 100% irrelevant to this
2. Im looking for a Y speed rating.
3. Good aqua tread design.
4. Im looking to spend $150ish

FYI: I can get the 265/35/18 Nexen N3000 for $100 each.


forget utqg ratings....that is one of the biggest jokes pulled on consumers


that size tire and that price???

you need a shrink if that tire i posted above dosent hit you over the head and scream 'BUY ME"

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Im looking into the Sumitomo htrz III. Warehouse wont be open until monday. So I gotta wait for pricing.
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- The Official Tire For The "wrong Fitment Crew" -
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:09 PM   #17
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sad but too true
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:23 PM   #18
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sad but too true
Dont be mean guys. Still paying for my 07 STI every month keeps me on a budget. Anywho, what do you guys think of Toyo T1R's? (I can get them for $200 each, mounted and balanced)
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