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Old 04-04-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I have 2013 WRX and need tires that are going to last a bit longer than the OEM's. They were done in 20K miles and I now have a credit to Goodyear/Dunlop--so the new set would have to be from that company.

I live in VT so I have a set of winters; essentially I need something just for the summer but something I can also get 3 seasons out of or about 40K.

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Old 04-04-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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I would go to Tirerack filter results by mileage rating and brand then read reviews and see how long they lasted for people and what they had to say about them. Probably your best bet for research I spent probably two months on their site before I got my pole positions last year.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:20 AM   #3
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Anyone have any experience with the Direzza ZII. Not a touring performance.... but they are discounted right now:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...el=Direzza+ZII
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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Anyone have any experience with the Direzza ZII. Not a touring performance.... but they are discounted right now:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...el=Direzza+ZII
Those are great if you don't mind sacrificing wet driving performance and getting a year's worth of driving out of them. The people I know that have those on their cars they park in the garage and drive on nice days and use alternative transportation or swap them out for track days or Autox. You stated in your goals the stock tires didnt last long enough so unless that has changed I would steer away from those. The tread wear number can give you an indication but there is nothing regulating what number a manufacturer gives a tire so it's just something to give you a general idea. The lower the number the less tire wear, pretty sure the OEM tires are almost 400 around high 300's. Could be wrong though.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
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The OEM's were 200. They were gone after 22K miles.

The Direzzas's I could get for a deal.... but if they're only going to last a year I think I'll have to pass.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:01 PM   #6
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The OEM's were 200. They were gone after 22K miles.

The Direzzas's I could get for a deal.... but if they're only going to last a year I think I'll have to pass.
Ok yeah I just double checked 280. Found this while looking it up it's a good read.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...urrentpage=149

Mine were swapped at about 20k miles with still having about 60% tread left how is your alignment? Did you rotate them?
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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Alignment was fine. Rotated every oil change. Goodyear/Dunlop offered me a credit given they died so quick.

I'm trying to get something with a higher rating....
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:36 PM   #8
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Alignment was fine. Rotated every oil change. Goodyear/Dunlop offered me a credit given they died so quick.

I'm trying to get something with a higher rating....
At least you got the credit. I know from my research if you get a good summer tire expect about 20k from them maybe thirty but that's not typical. 30+ you are usually looking at performance all seasons. With a winter set a dedicated summer tire would be nice but good luck finding one that will last forty thousand. Whatever you do don't get the direzza dz101s.

If you need the mileage I would look into Goodyear eagle F1s if it had to be those two brands. There are summers and all seasons. Anyway hope all this has helped somewhat. Just do a lot of research bc you will have them for a while.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:38 PM   #9
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I am not sure that you can find any summer tire that will last 40K miles.
Summer touring tires are not popular in the USA.
Performance summer tires usually last 20-25K or less. With emphasis on LESS.

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Old 04-04-2014, 03:50 PM   #10
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I am not sure that you can find any summer tire that will last 40K miles.
Summer touring tires are not popular in the USA.
Performance summer tires usually last 20-25K or less. With emphasis on LESS.

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Yeah the highest rated I found was pilot super sports that are supposedly rated to 30k but that's a different brand. And it varies with road surface and driving style as well as car setup
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:46 PM   #11
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:15 AM   #12
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Pilot Super Sports. The best DD tire bar none! Excellent dry, excellent wet, excellent wear, excellent feel with a nice firm, but not jarring, ride. Have'm, love'm.
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