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Old 04-21-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default what tires are you guys running here in vancouver??

Edit: Do any of you race on the same tire/wheels as you drive the street... I only plan on doing a couple races and am still having trouble deciding what will be great on the road and good on the track the few time I do go... THANKS!

Looking to replace my RE92's pronto and was just wondering what you guys are running on your cars?! I'm not posting this in the wheel/tire forum cuz I am looking for feedback from locals.

What do you ride in the summer??? How well do they hold up in the rain??


Do any of you take your car to the track? if so, do you have a spare set of wheels or ride the same tires all the time?

What do you ride in the winter? I'll worry about this later!


If you could, let me know what size you are running as well!

sweet - thanks!!

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Old 04-21-2003, 02:10 PM   #2
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Another Burnaby member eh?

Summer - Toyo T1S 215-45-17. Awesome grip. ~$250 each 2 years ago.

Winter - Kuhmo 205-55-16 KW11 winters.

I also had my eye on Kuhmo 712's (and now they have the newer model out - ask Tora or search for his thread), Bridgestone S02/3's, and Falken Azenis (UrbanWhiteTrash and some others have these).

For auto-x/track, I would recommend a seperate set of rims, if you're going to become hardcore like some of us. You will get the sticky-tire bug sooner or later.
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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I guess you are new to this city? You can run summer tires all year round, here. Snow or ice on the ground occurs, maybe, 7 days out of the year. Frequent road trips up to higher elevations may require appropriate tires in the Winter. Also, take into account the rainy weather here when selecting tires if you're concerned about wet grip.

Other than that, your other questions are pretty general and can be answered better in the Wheel and Tires forum.

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Old 04-21-2003, 02:17 PM   #4
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Kumho 712's...good stuff.
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:35 PM   #5
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I guess you are new to this city? You can run summer tires all year round, here. Snow or ice on the ground occurs, maybe, 7 days out of the year. Frequent road trips up to higher elevations may require appropriate tires in the Winter. Also, take into account the rainy weather here when selecting tires if you're concerned about wet grip.

Other than that, your other questions are pretty general and can be answered better in the Wheel and Tires forum.

-Jeff

I grew up here but never considered performance tires before... was just wondering what tires will hold up in the rain as we get a lot of it here!

I currently run Dunlop SP 5000's on my acura (subie coming this week) and I love them - I have only broken them loose twice in the rain and I drive pretty hard - but just wondering how these stack up against other more expensive tires? and I wanted feedback from locals - that's all!
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:57 PM   #6
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Currently I am running on a set of Falken Azenis ST-115's and I love them.. I had a pair of SP5000 before these. I could sometimes break the dunlops free and also get them to squeal, but these falken are like glue, I can't break them loose. I have a set of KW-11's for the winter, coz I head up to whistler in the winter and I don't want to risk the summers in the snow.

But I must say that for all around decent performance you can't go wrong with the SP5000's.
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:27 PM   #7
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Currently I am running on a set of Falken Azenis ST-115's and I love them.. I had a pair of SP5000 before these. I could sometimes break the dunlops free and also get them to squeal, but these falken are like glue, I can't break them loose. I have a set of KW-11's for the winter, coz I head up to whistler in the winter and I don't want to risk the summers in the snow.

But I must say that for all around decent performance you can't go wrong with the SP5000's.

I've heard lots of great things about the Falkens - where would you suggest I get them? I had great service from Volco on my Dunlop's... I will probably try them first.

The Falkens are reasonably priced as well are they not?? I guess I'll find out when I call Volco.

Thanks for the response!

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Old 04-21-2003, 03:28 PM   #8
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I've got Kumho 712 in 215/45R17 for summer. Not a very sticky tire, but quite stiff and responsive, cheap with long tread life. They seem to work well in the rain.

For winter, I'm on Kumho 7400 in 195/65R15. Mushy sidewalls but again, great in the rain. Didn't really get much snow to try them in. 1/2 the reason I run these is to spare my 17s from the road salt etc.

Most summer tires are good in the rain. It's the cold they tend to have an issue with.
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:55 PM   #9
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Yokohama AVS Sport 2 (Summer) and Yokohama AVS Winter for...yeah you guessed it Winter

Chances are you will only see the snow on the mountain tops and unless you live up on Westhill or Cypress, you may only get a chance to drive in it if you are heading in the Higher Ground direction.
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Old 04-21-2003, 04:05 PM   #10
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Might want to try the Ecsta MX for the summers as they are probably more readily available than Falkens. I got my ST115 from TireTrends.com, but since they are close to done after this season, I might grab some MX if the price is right. I have KW15s for winters.
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Old 04-21-2003, 04:36 PM   #11
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Yokohama AVS Sport for summer

nothing for winter yet hehe


p.s. pciv what do the avs sport 2s look like?
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Old 04-21-2003, 05:32 PM   #12
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used to have yoko avid h4 on my accord..

pretty good all year round...

if i'm buying tires in the future, it would be S03s...
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Orbiter they look like any old tire!!!!! J/k. They have deep directional grooving/treads and 3 channels through the center of the tire to get rid of water and road kill

BTW: Call me by name "carlos"
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Old 04-21-2003, 06:40 PM   #14
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Orbiter they look like any old tire!!!!! J/k. They have deep directional grooving/treads and 3 channels through the center of the tire to get rid of water and road kill

BTW: Call me by name "carlos"

the yokohama's look wicked however they are quite expensive I would think?

How is the wear on those tires? I plan on doing a couple of track days... did any of you who go to some track days use your street tires on the track? How well did that work?


thanks again!
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Old 04-21-2003, 06:49 PM   #15
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Superhero you are right Yokos are quite expensive, however, they have recently rotated their line of tires to newer, more advanced models and very often dealerships will need to get rid of older model tires to make room for newer models. That is how I purchased mine, actually it was by luck, the first store I went to had them on clearance and then the following weekend went with a friend of mine to another dealership only to find that they were also clearing them for the newer models. I bought these at the end of summer early fall and then quickly put on my winter tires in anticipation of "no" snow in Toronto so I cannot gauge for you what the wear and tear is and what they would be like on the race track.
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Old 04-21-2003, 07:21 PM   #16
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dciv r u talking about the AVS ES100?


u just got me confused cuz u said avs sport 2... i didnt know such a thing existed.
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Old 04-21-2003, 07:59 PM   #17
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Kumho 712's for summer
Toyo Spectrum all-seasons for winter.
I had Toyo GO-2 Observe Winter tires before but I sold them as I found it was overkill for Vancouver.

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Old 04-21-2003, 08:18 PM   #18
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Summers= Kumho MX 225/50 R16.
Winter/all-season= Dunlop SP5000

Race...nothing yet...last year Advan AO32R (225/45R17)
Maybe some 225/50R15 Kumho V700 Victoracers.
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:21 PM   #19
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Dunlop FM901 stock size. Ran this in the snow we had a little while back and it was okay not the best but still driveable. In the rain these tires are sticky but then I don't have anything to compare them with execpt for the RE92 that were garbage. .
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:48 PM   #20
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I also say the yokohama AVS sport is a a$$ kickin tire, they are great wet or dry ,two thumbs up, I would like to try the AO32R's out
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:27 PM   #21
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summer-toyo TPT
winter- toyo garrit HT
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:31 AM   #22
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summer - michelin pilot sport. seem great to me.
winter - re92
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:03 AM   #23
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Toyo T1S 215/45/17 - exquisit grip ... tire pressure proportional to comfort and wet grip ... but u probably know that already

going back to the stock 16s with RE92 for the winter months RE92 r pretty bad but if u keep that in mind, it should be alright - just brake cautiously

http://www.wheelweights.net/

u would probably want some rims with ur tires ... hopefully - this site is great hopes it helps

oh for reference if anyone has a site with tire weights than plz post, great reference material even if i am not looking for a set right now
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:41 PM   #24
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oh for reference if anyone has a site with tire weights than plz post, great reference material even if i am not looking for a set right now
Most manufacturers list their tire weights on their websites.

Eg. Going to Toyo's site (www.toyo.com), I can see the 215/45R17 T1-S is 20.1lbs and going to Kumho's site (www.kumhousa.com) I can see the MX in the same size weighs 21.0lbs while the 712 weighs 23.0lbs in that size.
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Old 04-22-2003, 04:05 PM   #25
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I m running on RE92 now. Almost new.

Tire doesn't grip though, but it isn't THAT bad haha.
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