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Old 07-12-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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My sumitomo htr+ ate it after 22K, so now I need 4 new ones, this is right after the overpriced 30k service so price is an issue as is treadwear. Winter is covered, so I'm looking to go with a dedicated summer tire. After scouring the reviews choices narrowed are hanook ventus r-s2, falken st115 yokohama avs100. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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....just say NO to the es100's
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:34 AM   #3
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thanks for hot tip, the the avs100's are ok though right?
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:42 AM   #4
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Yokahama + 100 = NO.

There are a bunch of tires that are really great for the $$$ and that yoko isn't one of 'em.

I just got a set of the R-S2's.....going to get them mounted in a couple minutes.....other top choices, other than what you listed, are the Falken 451.....Goodyear F1 GS-D3....Kumho MX...Goodyear KDW(2).


Search/read this forum a bit and see what you find.
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:50 AM   #5
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Goodyear F1 GS-D3....
I have a set of those in 225/45-17 and I like'em. Great in the rain too. They're a good road tire but I wouldn't want to track them because the sidewalls are a little on the soft side. It's a trade off that makes them more comfortable for daily driving though.
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Old 07-12-2005, 01:00 PM   #6
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think I'm gonna go with the falken 451, $108 a piece, lifetime mount and balance.. sound good?
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #7
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think I'm gonna go with the falken 451, $108 a piece, lifetime mount and balance.. sound good?

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Old 07-17-2005, 10:26 PM   #8
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think I'm gonna go with the falken 451, $108 a piece, lifetime mount and balance.. sound good?
Who offers this lifetime mount and balance? Does this mean if I only have one set of rims and switch summer and winter tires every winter and spring its free?
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Who offers this lifetime mount and balance? Does this mean if I only have one set of rims and switch summer and winter tires every winter and spring its free?


...it is a whole hell of a lot easier to have a second set of winter wheels, than it is to have them mounted/dismounted every spring/fall.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:03 PM   #10
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I put a set of Avon M500s on my OBS with WRX wheels. Hated them the first 100 miles until they loosened up a little. Now I love them and they are really good in the rain. Hard to beat for the money.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:24 PM   #11
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...it is a whole hell of a lot easier to have a second set of winter wheels, than it is to have them mounted/dismounted every spring/fall.
for the extra couple hundred on a set of wheels, look at the benefits

1) dont have to wait for the greaseballs to drive your car into their shop, risk them on scratching your good wheels, be at least an hour to get everything done...twice a year. perhaps waste part of a perfectly good saturday sitting at a tire shop.

2) living in New England, nor'easters come up outta nowhere...the ability to switch them in your own driveway.

3) keep your summer wheels in top condition

4) did i mention the greaseballs touching your steering wheel and seats?
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