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Old 07-22-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Question Getting new tires today...only 2 models, help me out

Hey guys...

Long story short that involves me having to get 4 new tires today...I have to change all 4, one has a nail and the hole is too big to patch and I need to get these crappy Re92s off anyway...

...well I called Sears and they have BF Goodrich Traction T/As and Michelin Estrala. Does anyone have any recommendation one way or another. I tried looking up some info on TireRack.com but I found too many tires with similar names. I would just like to see a recommendation one way or another.

Thanks a lot...I appreciate it.
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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sorry to bump this, but this is happening in a few hours. Anyone have any idea which ones are better??? Maybe it doesn't matter.

Thanks though!
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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look up on tirerack and read the reviews.
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:57 PM   #4
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Hey guys...

Long story short that involves me having to get 4 new tires today...I have to change all 4, one has a nail and the hole is too big to patch and I need to get these crappy Re92s off anyway...

...well I called Sears and they have BF Goodrich Traction T/As and Michelin Estrala. Does anyone have any recommendation one way or another. I tried looking up some info on TireRack.com but I found too many tires with similar names. I would just like to see a recommendation one way or another.

Thanks a lot...I appreciate it.
I've had BF Goodrich T/As on previous cars and liked them, but I don't think that they are really designed for a WRX; they are more of a touring type tire than a high performance tire. Also, I'm not sure of the exact model that I had and that could make a big difference.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:08 PM   #5
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try tires101.com. I think you can do better.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:14 PM   #6
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Actually,

This is the first time I have replaced my tires. Do you guys recommend I go with a different size?

I drive my car pretty hard. No, I don't do clutch dumps and act like a rice machine...but I do drive it hard. I hit corners pretty hard and enjoy the occasional dirt road. I am using the stock rims...I need a good solid tire...
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:50 PM   #7
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Check out Tire Rack. There's a ton of good info there. Also do some searching on the forum.

You say it's happening very soon, but I'd hold off a little if I were you...until you know exactly what you want. You will be riding on them for at least a year. You might as well not make a rash decision. Despite the fact that ANY tire will work, there still are good choices and bad choices for tires.

Also, you never mentioned what you need these tires to do. What are you running them in? (summer only, lots of rain, snow, often on gravel, etc.) Depending on your needs, certain ones will end up being a better more specific or more rounded choice.

Yes, buying tires can be a simple "what can I get for $99" experience, but you really should get a set of tires that are both capable for your needs and something you will really like and fall in love with. You will have to live with them for some time to come.


My simple suggestion is seach, search, search on Tire Rack, on this forum, and on any other tire site or site that offers reviews. Second, you do have a spare tire if needed. If you don't have a tire that needs filling every day, you're sitting ok. If not, throw the spare on to buy time. If you're really in a hurry, just go and get a patch put on. The Goodyear tire store will throw a patch on for $20 a tire. Tada! No leak. ...unless if you got a puncture in the sidewall, then no fix for you and a new tire is needed. -> good time to use spare.


Sorry I haven't given any examples. I can give some favorites, but there's tons of posts already stating them(most every what tire should I buy post), and it's somewhat pointless ot suggest something if it doesn't fit your needs(like suggesting a summer tire for someone who needs it to handle the occational snow in the winter).

Buy some time, state your capability needs for this tire, and we will be plenty happy to help. (Search too, the rest of us like it when users actually do their own research first, helps them and us out)
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:00 PM   #8
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Check out Tire Rack. There's a ton of good info there. Also do some searching on the forum.

You say it's happening very soon, but I'd hold off a little if I were you...until you know exactly what you want. You will be riding on them for at least a year. You might as well not make a rash decision. Despite the fact that ANY tire will work, there still are good choices and bad choices for tires.

Also, you never mentioned what you need these tires to do. What are you running them in? (summer only, lots of rain, snow, often on gravel, etc.) Depending on your needs, certain ones will end up being a better more specific or more rounded choice.

Yes, buying tires can be a simple "what can I get for $99" experience, but you really should get a set of tires that are both capable for your needs and something you will really like and fall in love with. You will have to live with them for some time to come.


My simple suggestion is seach, search, search on Tire Rack, on this forum, and on any other tire site or site that offers reviews. Second, you do have a spare tire if needed. If you don't have a tire that needs filling every day, you're sitting ok. If not, throw the spare on to buy time. If you're really in a hurry, just go and get a patch put on. The Goodyear tire store will throw a patch on for $20 a tire. Tada! No leak. ...unless if you got a puncture in the sidewall, then no fix for you and a new tire is needed. -> good time to use spare.


Sorry I haven't given any examples. I can give some favorites, but there's tons of posts already stating them(most every what tire should I buy post), and it's somewhat pointless ot suggest something if it doesn't fit your needs(like suggesting a summer tire for someone who needs it to handle the occational snow in the winter).

Buy some time, state your capability needs for this tire, and we will be plenty happy to help. (Search too, the rest of us like it when users actually do their own research first, helps them and us out)

Thanks...ok well hopefully this will narrow it down...

I do a lot of gravel driving in my car, not only do I live on a dirt road but I "off-road" my wrx quite a bit. Tire noise is of no concern of mine. I need a tire that can corner well on asphault and dirt. We have a lot of nothing out here in PA and well, it takes up a lot of my time.

I can't ride around on that donut because of where I live. I need to get these changed today. I can look around though, we have plenty of places to change tires.

I also want a tire with a high speed rating...I did some searching...it seems they recommend at least W or V. AM I correct in this?
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:07 PM   #9
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A lot of people ride around on their donuts way too long. I'm not too worried about it...as long as you're easy on it.

The Traction T/As in the V version is a good bet. The Michelin Extrala is something I haven't heard of. Continental's ContiExtremeContact is another(one I'm seriously considering myself). I was(still) also looking at the Avon Tech 550 M/S tires(nicer riding).

Tire Rack has any of those for around $80 a piece and should ship to you in a few days.
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:18 PM   #10
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A lot of people ride around on their donuts way too long. I'm not too worried about it...as long as you're easy on it.

The Traction T/As in the V version is a good bet. The Michelin Extrala is something I haven't heard of. Continental's ContiExtremeContact is another(one I'm seriously considering myself). I was(still) also looking at the Avon Tech 550 M/S tires(nicer riding).

Tire Rack has any of those for around $80 a piece and should ship to you in a few days.
I've heard good things about the Traction T/A's, but I have gotten some negative info about those Michelins and those Continentals. I am looking into the Bridestone Potenza G009 for my car, they are fairly cheap and have a lot of good reviews.
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Old 07-23-2005, 08:46 PM   #11
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I'd opt for the Traction T/As too except I like a quiet, well mannered tire. From what I've come across, the T/As are a bit noisy. Enforcer's not worried about noise, so that's not a concern.

I've never heard of those Michelins before, so I can only assume they're not that great.

Yeah, the Continentals have their own problems, some say noise, a lot say flat spotting, some say poor wear(other say good). Again, the noise isn't a problem and the flat spotting wouldn't be an issue if the first thing you drive on is gravel. You'll never notice.

The G009s seem to have pretty good reviews and are ranked well. I've looked at them too to some small extent.

After I actually started to really look at tires, I was one of those anything will work type of person. Now, I've come across too much and can't deside for the life of me, lol. I think it's getting close to half a year for my tire decision, haha, but I'm in no rush. My 80,000 mile cheapies give me lots of time to think. There are lots of good choices, many that you will be happy with. It's all trade-offs and trying to find a tire with the right performance balance for your needs.
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