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Old 02-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Recommend some new tires for my car.

So i put this in here to see what the other locals are running ...

Im driving a 06 Impreza wagon non turbo and just need a good all season tire ...i do alot of highway driving and dont want the road noise ...

im looking on tirerack at the Potenza RE970s ...some people on the reviews say they suck some say they are good ...

any feedback on these tires or any others would be great ...thanks
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Find someone on nasioc who is alergic to re92s and buy a low mile set for $200
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Goodyear eagle A/S .. I run them year round on my wrx and love em
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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This guy has a decent set of Potenzas for sale, and cheap!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2426491
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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My wife has an 09 OBS. I put falken pt722s on it in June and have been quite pleased with them. Pretty sure they're under $100/tire too.


^^ Or, buy his ^^
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #6
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I run the Goodyear Triple Tread as an all season and Blizzaks during winter.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:42 PM   #7
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Been running Continental Extreme Contact DWS. excellent tire for the price in my opinion and top 5 according to tire rack. great grip in snow.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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i need to buy a set of 4 not a pair

rob how are the road noise if any with those continentals ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #9
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Been running Continental Extreme Contact DWS. excellent tire for the price in my opinion and top 5 according to tire rack. great grip in snow.
What he said
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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He wants AS not winters, but if you wanted winters I'd suggest:

1) Blizzaks
2) Extreme Contacts
3) Icebears

*This is my reccomendation after trying all of these.*
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:27 PM   #11
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Eagle gtb
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #12
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I know a few people running the conti's and they seem to like them.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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Bridgestone Ecopia for a good all season and quite highway ride. Cheaper route would be Firestone Affinity Touring/FR-710
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:54 AM   #14
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Toyo versado lx 2's, just got them back in January, feel and handle nice. I do a lot of driving myself, did 52k last year alone. Nexen 672's are supposed to be decent tire too.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:04 AM   #15
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Why hasn't this been moved to the tire/wheel forum?
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #16
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Why hasn't this been moved to the tire/wheel forum?

i asked here because i wanted to see what other Newengland guys were running ...not Joe shmo from california who doesnt see any snow
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:09 PM   #17
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nokian wr's are an all season also snow rated tire. They have a mileage warranty.
I had a set as winter tires for like 3 years in Rochester NY and they did pretty well on my old Saab 9000.

I hate to recommend all season tires to anyone, cuz I prefer 2 sets of tires.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #18
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You'll find quite a load of positive feedback on the Conti DWS

- one of the key areas of improvement was road noise (it replaced the old extreme contact - which got very loud as it wore)

I've put these on a few friends cars and everything from 745il's to Mini's and had very positive feedback from everyone.

If you need one tire for the best possible year round performance this is probably it.

A couple others to note though,
Cooper Zeon rs3-a
Nitto Motivo
Yokohama YK580
and Pirelli has a new tire called the P7 that looks promising but new enough that I don't have any feedback yet

I also whole-heartedly agree with aerosaaber - you can't beat having two sets of tires!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #19
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I am running Conti DWS for my winter A/S tires and love them so far. Good grip in all weather conditions. Its the only tire I have had on the car so far so I cant comment on noise and how it compares to others.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #20
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I had conti's on my old car. Road noise was about the same as my current eagle gt a/s ,. Only difference I noticed was the conti's seemed to have a softer sidewall ... The eagles corner better in my opinion
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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I found someone (on the main classifieds of this site) selling a set of wheels and snows that were in good shape. That way I saved some cash and get the wheels for winter. Makes it a lot cheaper when you swap... It only costs me some elbow grease and time...
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #22
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thanks guys for the feedback im going to start pricing tires out this week ...i also cant do 2 sets of tires this is for an impreza 2.5i non turbo not swapping tires back and forth lol
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:41 PM   #23
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being a non turbo has nothing to do with it...
better grip in poor conditions is, well, better.

I've put snows on (at least the front) of every car I've ever had.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:12 PM   #24
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Been running Continental Extreme Contact DWS. excellent tire for the price in my opinion and top 5 according to tire rack. great grip in snow.
Yeah, that's what this guy had.


If A/S tires could pass the severe snow (mountain/snowflake) performance test, they would. They can't. We tried one of the highest rated A/S for snow - Michelin Pilot Sport - and they sucked - my wife would not drive the car.

There is one "All Season" with the SS rating - the Nokian WRG2. They're relatively expensive, noisy when worn - and once you get them, you won't drive anything else unless you go to winter and summer tires.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:53 PM   #25
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Those WRG2's look a lot nicer than the WR's I had so many years ago.

I'd probably get them for the wife's car since she doesn't want to get 2 sets of tires (don't ask me why)
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