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Old 01-27-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default All Season Tires for 02 WRX with 17 inch wheels

I use the S03's now, which are terrible in the SNOW. I use the S03's on the track and daily driving but they are starting to be useless in the SNOW. Any good ALL SEASON tire recommendations out there.



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Old 01-27-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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Sumitomo HTR+

Only $86 or so from Tirerack now.

I used to use SO3's as well, and they are my autocross ones now. The Sumitomo's are very quiet and provide good traction in the wet, dry, and the snow.

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Old 01-27-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Old 01-27-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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Go to www.tirerack.com and do a search for all season tires that will fit your wheels.

Some good all seasons that I've seen suggested are the Continental ContiExtremes, Pirelli PZero Nero M&S, BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS, Dunlop SP Sport 5000, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, etc.

And this post should be in the Tire & Wheel forum.
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:27 AM   #5
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i have contiextremecontacts in 225/50/16 and they rock in the snow and rain.
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:38 AM   #6
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My neighbor has been extremely impressed with his Toyo Proxes TP-1's (or something) on his 99 Taurus SHO.
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Old 01-28-2004, 06:52 AM   #7
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I run the Continental ContiExtremeContacts during the winter and I got to use them in the snow for the first time. Amazing. I was really impressed. If these will be you're only tires, I wouldn't recommend them, but for winter tires that will see some snow, they're great.
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Old 01-28-2004, 09:23 AM   #8
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I've got the PZero M&S. They are amazing.
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Old 01-28-2004, 11:30 AM   #9
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i can second the conti extremecontacts in the snow and rain.
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Old 01-29-2004, 05:44 AM   #10
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I've got the PZero M&S. They are amazing.
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:37 AM   #11
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Sumitomo HTR+

Only $86 or so from Tirerack now.

I used to use SO3's as well, and they are my autocross ones now. The Sumitomo's are very quiet and provide good traction in the wet, dry, and the snow.

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i run these also with no issues 225's are a little wide for the snow though
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Old 01-29-2004, 02:11 PM   #12
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Yeah...I probably should have gotten the 215's...

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Old 01-29-2004, 04:16 PM   #13
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I have the HTR+s in 225/45/17 and I really haven't had any problems this winter in Chicago. In fact, I feel as if they are better than my then-brand-new RE92s were last winter. As long as you drive reasonably, these tires can get you through just about anything.
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Old 01-29-2004, 05:48 PM   #14
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I've tried the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS, Dunlop SP Sport 5000, & Nokian WRs. In the snow, the Nokians are clearly superior, but the Dunlops are pretty darn good. I was disappionted with the BFGs in snow. Off-snow, the BFGs are the best, followed closely by the Dunlops, and the Nokians are a distant third. So the snow performance of the Nokians does come at a cost
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:06 PM   #15
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Thank you for your comments. All your comments helped me decide on the best option for me

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Old 01-29-2004, 09:23 PM   #16
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What did you end up getting?
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:08 PM   #17
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Another good word for the Sumitomo HTR+. I used to have these and I loved these tires. I got 30K hard miles on these tires and they performed great in most conditions. Right now I'm trying the Pirelli PNero Zero M&S. I would say that the Sumitomos handle just a bit better than the Pirelli's. They're definately a great tire for the money and perform well.
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:38 AM   #18
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I think I am going to get the conti's
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:55 AM   #19
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Cool. If these are an "extra" set for winter, you'll love them, but I would NOT recommend them if they will be your only, all-year, tires.
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I think I am going to get the conti's

FYI: I have some conti's on ebay, ending Saturday. 215/45/17. I third the conti, I'm using conti's for winter tires but on stock rims-16". http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...elected=489554 has some clear pics on page 2.
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