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Old 04-25-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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I am looking for a good set of tires for summer driving in Colorado that will make my 03 Wrx stick to the ground like glue. The last tires I got the salesman said that they were great because when you corner hard the tire will roll under or over just the right amount to make cornering easy. I don't believe him now because yesterday i went around a corner at a light in 1st gear with 3 buddies with me and the back end slid out a little bit, my dad has done business with this salesman for year getting tires for his trucks and tractor backhoes but after this I don't think I'll go back to this place because the tires I got were "the best ones you can buy" says the salesman.
So if you have a set of summer tires that make your wrx stick like glue please share what they are and what kind of winter tires you use.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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.....the salesman said that they were great because when you corner hard the tire will roll under or over just the right amount to make cornering easy.

.... the tires I got were "the best ones you can buy" says the salesman.


Said salesman is an idiot. What tires did he actually sell you?

Go on Tirerack and do a search for summer tires. Generally, the stickier tires get, the less life you get out of them. For us with street cars and no track time, we need to balance our need to not get new tires every summer and grip.

Personally, I run the Hankook v12's and they work well for the street. They lack a little on the track and autox. If I moved up to the next category of max performance summer tires, I'll end up with less wear out of them.

You also need to consider tire noise, comfort, etc. For me, the Hankooks do the job on the street very well.

Firestone Winterforces for the last 3-4 winters.. and they STILL have tread. I may get the General winter tires next time... name is slipping my mind, but just go on Tirerack, General has 1-2 winter tires. Any winter tire will be much better than an all season.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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Yeah you got salesman-ed probably.

Dunlop Z2SS
Federal RSR
Hankook RS3

Generally some of the "stick to the ground-iest" tires that are talked about around here.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:00 PM   #4
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Do you care about wet traction? Ultimate dry?

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Old 04-25-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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it would be VERY hard to walk into a tire place and be able to just 'buy the best tire you can get'

unless you are in an area where there are a LOT of very wealthy people driving high end cars

and then they would almost certainly have to order YOUR size



and how about YOU do some reasearch on this as this exact same question has come up thousands and thousands of times in the last 12 years and been answered at least as often
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:35 PM   #6
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oh....and if the suspension is all stock....

forget the best tires and start thinking about upgrading the worn out suspension or buy a new car
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:10 PM   #7
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oh....and if the suspension is all stock....

forget the best tires and start thinking about upgrading the worn out suspension or buy a new car
Get some federal rsr's and dspecs

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Old 04-25-2014, 10:35 PM   #8
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Get some federal rsr's and dspecs

Lol
that would be just the very tip of the bugeye suspension iceburg nightmare
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:25 PM   #9
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that would be just the very tip of the bugeye suspension iceburg nightmare
I was being sarcastic cause I know those are your flavors but yes you are correct.

Ive ridden in an all stock never replaced a single bushing bugeye.
it would have been a nightmare if it was my car lol.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:43 PM   #10
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Said salesman is an idiot. What tires did he actually sell you? Go on Tirerack and do a search for summer tires. Generally, the stickier tires get, the less life you get out of them. For us with street cars and no track time, we need to balance our need to not get new tires every summer and grip. Personally, I run the Hankook v12's and they work well for the street. They lack a little on the track and autox. If I moved up to the next category of max performance summer tires, I'll end up with less wear out of them. You also need to consider tire noise, comfort, etc. For me, the Hankooks do the job on the street very well. Firestone Winterforces for the last 3-4 winters.. and they STILL have tread. I may get the General winter tires next time... name is slipping my mind, but just go on Tirerack, General has 1-2 winter tires. Any winter tire will be much better than an all season.
My tires at nexon or nexen, I've never heard of them
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:45 PM   #11
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it would be VERY hard to walk into a tire place and be able to just 'buy the best tire you can get' unless you are in an area where there are a LOT of very wealthy people driving high end cars and then they would almost certainly have to order YOUR size and how about YOU do some reasearch on this as this exact same question has come up thousands and thousands of times in the last 12 years and been answered at least as often
My dad got them for me and I was there for it, I wondered why he said best you can get, maybe he meant the best HE can get? And it's not around a wealthy place at all
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:46 PM   #12
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oh....and if the suspension is all stock.... forget the best tires and start thinking about upgrading the worn out suspension or buy a new car
The suspension is all stock with 130xxx miles on it but I can't find what suspension I want, I was thinking about getting rally suspension but can't decide
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:19 PM   #13
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The suspension is all stock with 130xxx miles on it but I can't find what suspension I want, I was thinking about getting rally suspension but can't decide
What do YOU consider to be a "RALLY" suspension...?

Because to me, a "rally" suspension is lifted, as in taller than stock...running bulletproof, high end shocks, think Ohlins etc, on a 15 inch ...STRONG! wheel, with a dedicated rally tire....

Goal: To be able to survive at speed on rough roads...!

I have a feeling that's NOT really what you mean...
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:49 AM   #14
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oh DEAR GAWD....we got us yet ANOTHER wannabe, heeeeer
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oh DEAR GAWD....we got us yet ANOTHER wannabe, heeeeer
I wannnnnaa go fast! How can I? Haha as always, Scottys quips are priceless
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:21 AM   #16
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What do YOU consider to be a "RALLY" suspension...? Because to me, a "rally" suspension is lifted, as in taller than stock...running bulletproof, high end shocks, think Ohlins etc, on a 15 inch ...STRONG! wheel, with a dedicated rally tire.... Goal: To be able to survive at speed on rough roads...! I have a feeling that's NOT really what you mean...
I was planning on getting forester suspension which is taller than stock with 15" wheels like you said
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:07 PM   #17
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