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Old 07-01-2004, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default What Summer Tires do you have?

How are they holding up? What do you like or dislike about them?
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:40 PM   #2
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Falken Azenis ST-115's. Great grip in dry and wet and they're not as noisey as the Azenis RS's. Longer tread life as well. Not much I don't like about them.

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Old 07-02-2004, 12:04 AM   #3
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I liked the Kumho MX's.....not the best in the wet, but in the dry

Not too noisy, and lasted ~22k miles driving them pretty HARD and would have gone another 2-3k if I hadn't got a screw in one
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:00 AM   #4
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I have Bridgestone Potenza SO3's. They are the best tire I've ever driven in the rain.

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Not much I don't like about them.
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:54 AM   #5
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I have Bridgestone Potenza SO3's. They are the best tire I've ever driven in the rain.
215/45-17 S0-3

I have had them and they are great handling and never let me down.

I now have Goodyear F1 GS-D3. These tend to be easier riding. The sidewalls are not as stiff so they need higher air pressure for S0-3 level dry cornering, but they do get close.

The F1 anti-hydroplaning design has worked for me in the Appalachians.
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:05 AM   #6
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Toyo T1-S - had them for a year now. Great grip wet or dry. Road noise is not bad at all and they're holding up really well tread-wise
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:55 AM   #7
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Michelin PS2s. I prefer them to my old S-03s because they're lighter, quieter, and less prone to trammeling; for me they're a bit faster at local auto-x. Although I think the PS2s are great wet and dry, I feel that the S-03s had an advantage in standing water at speed.
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Old 07-02-2004, 01:29 PM   #8
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Toyo T1-S 225-45-17

great grip wet and dry, extremely lightweight, low noise, awesome ride comfort.

only complaint is the soft sidewalls, translates into poor steering response, but cornering stability is still ok.
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Old 07-02-2004, 01:32 PM   #9
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Falken azenis 225/45/17
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Old 07-02-2004, 06:36 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the responses guys!

How would I determine the weight of a tire? Tirerack doesn't seem to provide those numbers (as far as I know).

Thanks again.
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Old 07-02-2004, 06:41 PM   #11
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BFGoodrich g-Force KDW 225/40-18

I weighed them in my bathroom scale. When I bought them, I didn't know their weight.
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:28 PM   #12
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BFGoodrich g-Force KDW 225/40-18

I weighed them in my bathroom scale. When I bought them, I didn't know their weight.
so then whats the weight?
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:08 PM   #13
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Around 23lbs
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:48 PM   #14
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Potenza RE750

I dunno how real-world handling is yet. I just ordered them.
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Old 07-04-2004, 06:50 AM   #15
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Falken Azenis ST-115's
me too..they go on monday...but i hear they're sweeet.
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Old 07-04-2004, 10:24 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by TGITI
...How would I determine the weight of a tire?...
mfg website:
http://www.toyo.com/
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/parent/home.asp
http://www.kumhousa.com/

vendors:
http://www.treadepot.com/tireswheels...ers/index.html
http://www.edgeracing.com/

and of course, previous posts by Luke@Tire Rack and others
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Old 07-04-2004, 11:23 AM   #17
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S03 (rex) and GS-D3 (cooper-s). both are great tires.

I also use ES100's on my commuter and its a soso sticky
tire, but noisy. I want to swap them out with some ST115's
but I need to get new set of tires for my rex first so will
probably get some GS-D3's to replace the S03's. reason...
just want to give the GS-D3's a try on my rex.
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Old 07-04-2004, 03:18 PM   #18
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P205/55-R16 Dunlop SP9000 tires. My wife and I stopped at the South Bend, IN TireRack location on the way home to Iowa (when we were living there); it's right off I-80. Luke gave us a tour, it was very cool.

I was actually intent on some Bridgestone RE-950 a/s tires, but they only had three in stock, so he sold me the 9000s on a discount. I don't regret it--they're absolutely fantastic. I don't think they're going to compete with other Max Performance tires insofar as dry grip, but when it rains? You might as well strap some stunt waterskis to your car's wheels. You're in absolute control with these tires. I've never feared rain, with these.

However, this is officially their third season, and by fall they'll be done. That's following 45k+ miles though, mostly long highway trips and commuting. Next year I'll likely buy some 17"s, but may get 9000s again. Haven't decided. Think I might give the Pirelli Rosso a try.
I just like the red writing. Heh.

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Old 07-04-2004, 10:35 PM   #19
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215/45/17 ES100

This is my first set of summer tires so everthing is a step up above the RE92

I will go either Eagle F1 GS-DS or S-03 next time...
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Old 07-04-2004, 11:30 PM   #20
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Azenis 225-45-17.

Occasional road course tire too.
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:30 AM   #21
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GS-D3 all the way!!!

Great quiet tire and amazing grip in the rain!!!
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:26 PM   #22
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Michelin Pilot NO Porsche Z 225/40/18

Have had for 16,000 miles. Great for country roads. Good wear, and comfortable for a 40 series.

Need a new set as soon as I can decide between

Mich PS2's or Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3's
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:11 AM   #23
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Falken Azenis ST-115's. Great grip in dry and wet and they're not as noisey as the Azenis RS's. Longer tread life as well. Not much I don't like about them.

Calvin
Same here. Plus they are dirt cheap compared to most other summer tires.
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