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Old 07-17-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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Question All season/ Winter tire

Can someone recommend a good all season/winter tire that is not too expensive. I have a set of summer wheels/tires, but i need something that i can put on the stock rims for fall/winter. Also what size do you recommend? stock width or maybe 225. Also i would love to have searched for my answer but i cant

btw its a 02 2.5rs
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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if you are looking for an inexpensive option there are quite a few to choosse from

Kumho Ecsta ASX
Sumitomo HTR+
Continental Extreme Contact

are probably the top three but, I really like the Dunlop Sport 5000 and P-Zero Nero M&S better
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:45 AM   #3
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I looked at all 3 and i think Sumitomo HTR+ is what i'm looking for, they're at 59 dollars wich is a lot less then the other ones....does that mean they're really crappy? Would they last me more than 1 winter? (i drive almost 30k a year)
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Old 07-19-2004, 12:09 PM   #4
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I have the Sumitomo HTR+ on my current car and on my previous car, and I like them a lot. They seem to get pretty good wear on them too.
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Old 07-19-2004, 05:37 PM   #5
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Dont get the Continental Contact Extreme, unless you get a lot of snow.
Those tires totally suck in the dry/wet. They look good for snow though.

The Pirelli Pzero Nero M+S tires have great reviews so do the Michelin Pilot Sports A/S.
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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Love the Nero M&S's. Great tire, works well in all weather, including snow*. Pilot sports are nice except a little more frightening in the snow.

*Driving reasonably
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Old 07-19-2004, 09:22 PM   #7
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Dunlop M3.
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:48 PM   #8
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[quote=RA29]Dont get the Continental Contact Extreme, unless you get a lot of snow.
Those tires totally suck in the dry/wet. They look good for snow though.

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??? I've got the Conti's on my WRX and there are extraordinary in the rain. Dry traction is also much improved over stock and they handled all the snow I could throw at them. Now they don't handle as well in the dry as my Falken Azenis but hey they are a different class of tires.
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:08 PM   #9
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how are the Kumho ASX's in dry and wet conditions?
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Old 07-20-2004, 03:01 PM   #10
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Just got the Bridgestone Turanza LS-Vs for the wagon...here in the middle of South Florida's rainy season with torrential downpours EVERYDAY, these tires handle extremely well...also in the dry...here is TRs page on them
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
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Dont get the Continental Contact Extreme, unless you get a lot of snow.
Those tires totally suck in the dry/wet. They look good for snow though.
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??? I've got the Conti's on my WRX and there are extraordinary in the rain. Dry traction is also much improved over stock and they handled all the snow I could throw at them. Now they don't handle as well in the dry as my Falken Azenis but hey they are a different class of tires.
Ditto. No hydroplaning in standing water at posted speed limits, quite confidence-inspiring in fact. MUCH grippier than stock on dry (ok, that's a gimme...) and way, way quieter. Snow performance is reasonably close to a dedicated snow tire. Great overall all-season tires for the money.
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That's good. I recently bought some Conti's for my Evo. They don't come close to the stock tires in regards to dry traction but I look forward to testing them in all conditions.
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The Contis stink... try some real summer performance tires and you will realize how awful the Contis really are on both wet/dry.

I've never been able to break loose the Bridgestone SO1s but on my first try, the Contis started sliding around and had little grip when going fast around a corner. Really poor performance . . .

Summer tires are better on both dry and wet than all-seasons.
But all-seasons have longer thread life and can run in the snow somewhat.
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Falken Zeix 512's. Great performance all-season tire with good winter traction
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Oh yea, the Contis squeal like a pig when going fast around the corners. Then they break loose. Crappo...
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Dont get the Continental Contact Extreme, unless you get a lot of snow.
Those tires totally suck in the dry/wet. They look good for snow though.
You don't know what the hell you are talking about. The Conti's work great for all-season tires. I have autocrossed them and driven them through pouring rain. As a matter of fact, my first autox event was in the rain and I managed a 5th place finish on them.
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I'd suggest Nokian WRs. They are a great all around tire plus they have a snow rating. I have them as my winter tires and love them. They aren't squishy or fast wearing like a true snow tire.
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:42 PM   #18
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If you get better tires, your results would've been better.

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You don't know what the hell you are talking about. The Conti's work great for all-season tires. I have autocrossed them and driven them through pouring rain. As a matter of fact, my first autox event was in the rain and I managed a 5th place finish on them.
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