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Old 03-23-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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I'm going to be purchasing some tires for my wrx very soon! I'm looking to spend about 200 each tire but don't know much about what goes into a decent tire.

I'm looking for a few things
Good dry grip
Decent wet grip
Longevity

Here is a link of my tire specs and what's available at tirerack.com
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...35&diameter=19
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http://m.tirerack.com/tires/TireResu...=19&zipCode=#0

I know pilot super sports are a community favorite, but they're just a bit out of my range. I may bite the bullet if it is really a clear winner, but would rather spend the extra money somewhere else.

Can anyone recommend a good tire that won't break my bank?
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:48 AM   #2
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I've been running Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric, and now the Asymmetric 2's. They are a great tire, it rains a lot here in Portland so I needed good dry and wet grip for my summer tires. They should be 20-40 less per tire.
I'm about to buy some summer tires and I've decided to go with some Pilot Super Sports, most comparisons rate them higher and I'd like to see for myself.
I've seen about a half dozen comparisons, all but one rating the super sports as #1 max performance summer tire, and the asymmetric as 2nd-4th, so it's still a great buy.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:50 AM   #3
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I've got Pilot Super Sports on my Lexus ISF. Great grippy tyre, but they have a really soft sidewall. I suggest you get some Potenzas or Advans instead.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:42 AM   #4
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The link you provided tires sized 255/35-19. Do you have 19" wheels on your WRX? And you need to be more specific on what type of tire you're looking for? Summer only? All-season? Winter? That list has them all.

That said, I had the Bridgestone S-04 Pole position tires on my A4. Highly recommended. Great in all conditions, especially in the wet.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:09 AM   #5
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The link you provided tires sized 255/35-19. Do you have 19" wheels on your WRX? And you need to be more specific on what type of tire you're looking for? Summer only? All-season? Winter? That list has them all.

That said, I had the Bridgestone S-04 Pole position tires on my A4. Highly recommended. Great in all conditions, especially in the wet.
Yes, those would be the correct dimension for my 19x9.5 wheels. I would like to go 265, but clearance wont allow it. I live in florida, so I don't think either all-seasons or winters are necessary.

How many miles did those bridgestones last you? Driving style?
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Yes, those would be the correct dimension for my 19x9.5 wheels. I would like to go 265, but clearance wont allow it. I live in florida, so I don't think either all-seasons or winters are necessary.

How many miles did those bridgestones last you? Driving style?
When I sold the car they had about 35K miles, and still maybe 1/3 tread left. Mostly highway mileage with the occasional spirited drive.
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S-04 Pole Position. Almost as good as the PSS and meets your arbitrary and confusing (why buy 19x9.5 and run a 255) $200 limit.

Ran through two sets of 275/35-18 PSS on 18x9.5 on my GR Sti. Best tire ever, but I know a lot of people that think very highly of the S-04.
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S-04 Pole Position. Almost as good as the PSS and meets your arbitrary and confusing (why buy 19x9.5 and run a 255) $200 limit.

Ran through two sets of 275/35-18 PSS on 18x9.5 on my GR Sti. Best tire ever, but I know a lot of people that think very highly of the S-04.

Thanks for the info! It's not so much a limit than a recommended/general price.

I was hoping to get a meatier tire on there, but because of the offset of the wheel, I think my limit would be 255. It's what I currently run and it's very close to rubbing.

Any idea on how long these sets lasted you?
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:40 PM   #9
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It does not matter how long it lasted in anywhere else but Florida.
If I am not mistaken they add sea shells to concrete in FL which eat tires badly.

No tire will provide all 3

"I'm looking for a few things
Good dry grip
Decent wet grip
Longevity"

S-04 will provide first two sacrificing the last.

Krzys

PS If hydroplaning is any concern why go wider than OE? 255 will be worse in the wet than 235 (assuming the same tires).
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:42 PM   #10
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It does not matter how long it lasted in anywhere else but Florida.
If I am not mistaken they add sea shells to concrete in FL which eat tires badly.

No tire will provide all 3

"I'm looking for a few things
Good dry grip
Decent wet grip
Longevity"

S-04 will provide first two sacrificing the last.

Krzys

Seashells? You learn something new everyday. Thanks for the info
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It does not matter how long it lasted in anywhere else but Florida.
If I am not mistaken they add sea shells to concrete in FL which eat tires badly.

No tire will provide all 3

"I'm looking for a few things
Good dry grip
Decent wet grip
Longevity"

S-04 will provide first two sacrificing the last.

Krzys

PS If hydroplaning is any concern why go wider than OE? 255 will be worse in the wet than 235 (assuming the same tires).
agreed !!! The Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position would be a great choice
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:04 PM   #12
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DiscountTireDirect bro.

Better prices on tires, man...
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