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Old 08-22-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Cheap 255/35R18 tires?

Im looking for some new tires in the 255/35R18 size. Strictly street only driving. I have Direzza Z1 Star Specs now and it feels like a complete waste running them how I am.

Im looking for something pretty cheap..
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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General Exclaim UHPs. Cheap and perform quite well.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:59 PM   #3
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what's 'cheap'? cheap to you is not the same as cheap to someone else.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
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Like..cheap as possible would be cool..
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:24 AM   #5
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federal ss595 - $117 - http://www.citytireonline.com/Federal595.htm

there's also the nexen n3000 and nankang ns-2. of the 3, i'd probably buy the federals from citytireonline since they're a vendor. another site i found is www.onlinetires.com and they have the same tires i've listed here for super cheap, but i have no idea how reliable a company it is.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:20 PM   #6
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federal ss595 - $117 - http://www.citytireonline.com/Federal595.htm

there's also the nexen n3000 and nankang ns-2. of the 3, i'd probably buy the federals from citytireonline since they're a vendor. another site i found is www.onlinetires.com and they have the same tires i've listed here for super cheap, but i have no idea how reliable a company it is.
I would go with the 595RS-Rs and citytireonline.com. The regular 595 will leave you asking for more. Well, coming from star specs anyways. I promise you will not be disappointed.

http://citytireonline.com/Federal595RS.htm

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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For that price I'd rather have Dunlop DZ101s.

Really..Im looking for rubber to wrap around my wheels..
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:31 PM   #8
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For that price I'd rather have Dunlop DZ101s.

Really..Im looking for rubber to wrap around my wheels..
Gotcha. Just don't understand why you are going from one extreme to another? The SS is a very capable tire. Most cheap ones are not.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:34 PM   #9
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I bought the Z1SS thinking I was going to use it on the track/AutoX. I ended up using different wheels/tires all together. I am looking for a street tire and absolutely nothing more..
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For that price I'd rather have Dunlop DZ101s.

Really..Im looking for rubber to wrap around my wheels..
a horrible tire from most accounts
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:02 PM   #11
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The Dunlop Direzza Star Specs ARE cheap tires. Thy just happen to be GOOD cheap tires. I would suggest staying with them unless you are looking for snow use as well as tarmac use.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:05 PM   #12
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The Dunlop Direzza Star Specs ARE cheap tires. Thy just happen to be GOOD cheap tires. I would suggest staying with them unless you are looking for snow use as well as tarmac use.
In that size they are $221/each. Im looking to spend..half that..
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:12 PM   #13
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265/35/18 for $99.00 a piece. check it out. also many other sized for cheap.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes....num=145WR6Z212
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buy my set of michelin ps-2. good tires for good price.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:44 AM   #15
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If you really want to go cheap, look at a different size.
Also look for some used tires, maybe some cheap STi take offs.
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buy my set of michelin ps-2. good tires for good price.
did you read any posts before posting your own thoughts? in 255/35/18, the ps2 is $300 per tire

those kooks are tempting though.
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #17
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265/35/18 for $99.00 a piece. check it out. also many other sized for cheap.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes....num=145WR6Z212
Wonder how the section width on those compare to the Z1SSs, since the SSs are wide for their size. That might be the tire to buy.

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If you really want to go cheap, look at a different size.
Also look for some used tires, maybe some cheap STi take offs.
Its the size I need to run. Thats teh size tire I bought wheels for, and the size tire my suspension is built around.

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You make it sound like you have some special race setup, but you tell us you just drive on the street and you want the cheapest tires made for your car. If you can't afford good tires and just want some rubber to keep metal off pavement, stop being picky.

Sounds like you have to run extra camber to make your tires not rub so you look awesome.
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This car actually has alot of fender pull so the owner didn't have to run much camber with bigger tires. He probably has a little less than an aggressive track setup. I believe the original owner had sticky 255's on it. If you are setup for 255's then I'd just stick with it. The 265's are gonna be even more gas consumption (since it's just for street use) and possibly more work to fit if you go with something wider than normal or something similar.
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You make it sound like you have some special race setup, but you tell us you just drive on the street and you want the cheapest tires made for your car. If you can't afford good tires and just want some rubber to keep metal off pavement, stop being picky.

Sounds like you have to run extra camber to make your tires not rub so you look awesome.
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Shut the f up. Seriously, youre being of no help. I dont want to spend $200+ a tire when a ~$120 tire will do the same purpose. Which is why Im not being picky. Needing the right size tires is being picky now?

I run -1* camber in the rear, a little more in the front. Yeah..that's crazy camber.
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This car actually has alot of fender pull so the owner didn't have to run much camber with bigger tires. He probably has a little less than an aggressive track setup. I believe the original owner had sticky 255's on it. If you are setup for 255's then I'd just stick with it. The 265's are gonna be even more gas consumption (since it's just for street use) and possibly more work to fit if you go with something wider than normal or something similar.
Thanks grippy.

I know someone with the 265 Hankooks so Im going to compare them next time I see him. IIRC its about the same amount of stretch as the 255 Z1SSs, so I think thatll be the tire Im buying.
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sounds good... I don't think the Hankook runs oversized so it should be fine.
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