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Old 10-24-2009, 05:05 PM   #76
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Maybe some opinions on which local shops pricematch tirerack, or do good mount/balance work. Etc etc etc. Its always good to know local stuff.

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Old 10-25-2009, 02:22 AM   #77
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i have had the BFGOODRICH Traction TA all seasons on my wifes FXT for over 2 years....AWESOME Northwest winter tire...great in the water, great in the snow, great in the dirt, great on the highways.....AWESOME daily driver tire for winter months. no sacrifice in highway wear like the winter specific tires....but still plenty of bite in the snow. *buying another set soon*

see here ----> http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/overv...-t-a/2136.html
google this site for cheapest price (got mine for 400 shipped)----> stores.shop.ebay.com/Discount-Tire-Direct
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:41 PM   #78
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Sorry if this is mentioned before. I did a quick search and look around in the tire section. It seemed like the Continental ExtremeContact DWS is a good tire.

I like to know if anyone ran this tire here in WA and how it performed in the rain and some snow.

This will be my DD vehicle and fund is tight. Thanks for any feedback on these tires and/or other brand suggestion.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:50 PM   #79
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Sorry if this is mentioned before. I did a quick search and look around in the tire section. It seemed like the Continental ExtremeContact DWS is a good tire.

I like to know if anyone ran this tire here in WA and how it performed in the rain and some snow.

This will be my DD vehicle and fund is tight. Thanks for any feedback on these tires and/or other brand suggestion.
Fill out your info. We need to know what you drive and where you live. That helps alot.

If your in the Tacoma area Eagle Tire has some great tires in stock for great prices. But I can go into more detail once we know the needed info.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:03 PM   #80
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This is a 2005 STI. Everything is stock.

I was thinking of going 235/45/17 instead of 225/45/17. What's the advantage/disadvantage? I'm in Federal Way.

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:19 PM   #81
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I have an 04 wrx wagon. I just upgraded to the 235/45/17 Continental Extremecontact DWS tires. I have had them for the past two months or so. I love them. The gas mileage went down a few mph's due to more tire surface area on the road than my previous 225s but the performance was well worth the sacrifice. The wet handling is amazing. The dry is really good. No chirping on hard cornering or sliding like some have noticed. I don't track my car, just spirited every once in a while. No snow experience except a few light flakes but I am sure that they would do really well based on other reviews that I saw on Tirerack. I would definitely recommend them especially if you are cost limited. I put Michilen Pilot Sport A/S on my wife's 08 Outback and they are also awesome, quieter and probably a better tire but not worth the extra cost in my opinion.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:21 AM   #82
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Bridgestone Potenza RE960 A/S

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Old 04-22-2010, 12:25 AM   #83
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I have those on my car, I like them. Pretty good in snow and rain and not a whole lot of road noise either.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:35 AM   #84
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Bridgestone Potenza RE960 A/S

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I run these too...

very capable in the wet - very very .....!
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:45 AM   #85
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I picked up a set of Falken FK452's mid summer 09. 235/45/17. I have been very impressed with them so far. They out perform the T1R's they replaced in every way. They are very predictable in the wet and the dry grip is fantastic. They even did fine up in the passes on plowed/packed roads. They are wearing evenly, and not too quickly (but that is mostly due to Russel's steller alignment). My only "complaint" is that they are a bit loud compared to other tires i've ran, (T1R BFG KDW Federal 595), but my car is pretty loud so that's really not an issue to me. You can buy better tires, but you'll quite a bit more. Overall i'm very pleased with the FK's and to me they are the best value out there for a sporty DD tire.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #86
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Thanks for the suggestions. The RE960 is about $200 each. That's kind of out of my range at the moment.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:19 PM   #87
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I have the Pirelli Pzero Nero AllSeason 225/45/17 on my 06 wagon and i like them a lot! they have decent grip on dry and low road noise imo. i've taken them into deep snow and heavy rain and had no issues whatsoever. definetly look into these as they are only about 160 a tire on the rack.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #88
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Been running my Flaken ZE-912s, 360, AA, A, 101W, @225/55/ZR17 for about 10,000 miles now and love them. One reason I got them was the fat load rating which is good for my fat Outback when you load 4 adults and a 1800 rocket box! $376 shipped with road hazard. This is a hard combo to beat, I found, for the price/quality combination.

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Old 04-22-2010, 05:31 PM   #89
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Been running my Flaken ZE-912s, 360, AA, A, 101W, @225/55/ZR17 for about 10,000 miles now and love them. One reason I got them was the fat load rating which is good for my fat Outback when you load 4 adults and a 1800 rocket box! $376 shipped with road hazard. This is a hard combo to beat, I found, for the price/quality combination.

Later!
I got some Falken 912's too
They're great in rain or a light amount of snow/ hail. I had trouble in a thick layer of snow back in Dec. up at the pass. I was drifting instead of driving, which I expect from these tires.

Go with the wider set of tires. You'll get more traction and more control over your car.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:02 AM   #90
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Need some good all seasons for the Seattle area Winter/fall/springtime.

Been looking at Bridgestone Turanza w/ Serenity and the Bridgestone RE960 AP Pole Position...

Anyone ever run either? All i want is a good tire that will perform in rain/normal snow (not plowing) and still have decent dry traction...
I don't want to run winters. Would prefer to use these 9 months out of the year, and run some summer tires for June-Aug
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:25 AM   #91
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I have those Bridgestones on my WRX and will be buying another set for my Legacy when it needs new tires.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:32 AM   #92
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Re960s are really good. Need more info pm me.
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I have those Bridgestones on my WRX and will be buying another set for my Legacy when it needs new tires.
which?
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the 960s, I didnt see that both were bridgestones.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:38 AM   #95
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the 960s, I didnt see that both were bridgestones.
ah thx

The 960s seem good. trying to figure out what the extra $50/tire is for on the Turanzas... is it for marketing? or is there something that much better about them?
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:07 AM   #96
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my .02- Yokohama yk520's. Great wear and work great in snow and rain.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:17 AM   #97
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ah thx

The 960s seem good. trying to figure out what the extra $50/tire is for on the Turanzas... is it for marketing? or is there something that much better about them?

They're two completely different tires, potenza being their sport performance while the turanza is their luxury performance. The turanza will last longer, should be a quieter tire, and MIGHT do better in the rain. Potenza will hug the road better with aggressive driving. It all depends on your driving style.


Being you probably bought a wrx for its performance, just go with the 960's. I've heard nothing but great things about them!
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:07 AM   #98
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They're two completely different tires, potenza being their sport performance while the turanza is their luxury performance. The turanza will last longer, should be a quieter tire, and MIGHT do better in the rain. Potenza will hug the road better with aggressive driving. It all depends on your driving style.


Being you probably bought a wrx for its performance, just go with the 960's. I've heard nothing but great things about them!
ya that's what i'm starting to lean towards..... a little less road noise is not worth $200 (i' sure they're quieter than these Dunlops)... and i love road hugs
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:30 AM   #99
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PS - thanks all for your advice!
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:02 PM   #100
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I've used the RE960's before during that freak winter we had two years ago. They did not do so well with moderate snow on the ground. Then again, I wasn't expecting too much. They did fine in everything else. I slapped on a set of Continental DWS tires a few weeks ago and so far they more than pleased me. Quieter than the RE960's, doesn't tramline like the RE960's, performs excellent in the rain. Got my set through discountdiredirect.com. Free shipping and no sales tax. My size was cheaper on that site than Tire Rack which is another good site.
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