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Old 08-26-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
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Looking to upgrade my ****ty OEM tires. Any input on some good rubber in the stock size?
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:08 AM   #2
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you need to help us by saying what you need? all-season, summers, snows?
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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you need to help us by saying what you need? all-season, summers, snows?
Yep.

I personally am taking the quieter road approach in my next set and getting Falken ST115s.

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Old 08-27-2005, 12:22 AM   #4
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Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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Sorry, the muscle relaxers I took earlier had me a bit off. All season, high performance.
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:26 AM   #6
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I'm actually looking to replace my garbage stock re92's with a new pair of all-season high performance tires. I came across these Goodyear Triple Treds, the ratings seem quite good (from 1010tires at least), and my friend has a set on his CR-V and loves them to death. Has anyone tried these out? I'm running on an 01 RS2.5 coupe..
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:02 AM   #7
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I'm actually looking to replace my garbage stock re92's with a new pair of all-season high performance tires. I came across these Goodyear Triple Treds, the ratings seem quite good (from 1010tires at least), and my friend has a set on his CR-V and loves them to death. Has anyone tried these out? I'm running on an 01 RS2.5 coupe..
your friends love them to death because he has a cr-v. a comfortable conservative riding SUV. the triple-tred will offer "sporty" spirited driving but i guarantee their sidewalls are ultra soft and will never offer driving excitement of a true performance summer tire. if you want a performance all season tire, go with nasioc's proven favorite, the pirelli p-zero nero m+s.

other high perf a/s tires to consider:
1) TOYO Proxes 4
2) Falken Ziex
3) Continental Contiextremecontact
4) Kumho ASX
5) Michelin Pilot Sport A/S

Not in that particular order but some options
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Old 08-27-2005, 06:57 AM   #8
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Sorry, the muscle relaxers I took earlier had me a bit off. All season, high performance.
no excuse - pay attention!!!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...6S#post7549079

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Old 08-27-2005, 11:43 AM   #9
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I have the PZero Nero M&S on 17's. THey are a great all season tire, that is excellent in the rain. However, after autox on Azenis, and the Pirelli's twice, these things do have a soft sidewall. My suspension is pretty damn good, and when I get a little sway in the car it is because of the tire flex from the pirellis
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:23 PM   #10
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Old 08-27-2005, 04:16 PM   #11
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your friends love them to death because he has a cr-v. a comfortable conservative riding SUV. the triple-tred will offer "sporty" spirited driving but i guarantee their sidewalls are ultra soft and will never offer driving excitement of a true performance summer tire. if you want a performance all season tire, go with nasioc's proven favorite, the pirelli p-zero nero m+s.

other high perf a/s tires to consider:
1) Pirelli PZero Nero M&S
2) TOYO Proxes 4
3) Continental Contiextremecontact
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5) Michelin Pilot Sport A/S

Not in that particular order but some options
...fixed that one..........and....


....somebody posted that they had the triple treads and they were so harsh riding that they took them off.....maybe they had 60psi in 'em.....but....
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Old 08-27-2005, 05:01 PM   #12
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I had Bridgestone Potenza RE950's on my E30. I really liked those a lot. I never used them in the snow though (I'm a firm believer in specialized snow tires).

Tire rack has the RE950's in V an H ratings (I had the V of course).
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:05 PM   #13
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sumitomo htr+
gottem for $59 a piece.
damn good rubber for the price. you could get beeter rubber, but you'll up the price a whole lot.
dunno if it was off, but shipping weight according to UPS was 44 pounds.
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:51 PM   #14
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+1 for Pirelli PZero Nero M+S. I have them on my car and after doing a road rally yesterday (lots and lots of twisty canyon roads), they're excellent.
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:56 AM   #15
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Looking to upgrade my ****ty OEM tires. Any input on some good rubber in the stock size?
Got about 1.5k-miles on the Avon M550 (stock size) and I'm really liking them, as well as the price - they are top rated on Tire Rack, and cost $24 less than the P-Zero Nero.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...jsp?type=UHPAS
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:48 AM   #16
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I like my BFGoodrich Traction T/A V tires. They're rated traction AA with a tread wear of 400 or so. The tread design is neat. it does well....mud not too good but what tires are actualy good at mud anyway, only offroad tires.

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgap...actiontahv.jsp

I also like the Yokohama Avid V4S as well
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Model=Avid+V4S
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:11 AM   #17
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Really?!! I bought a set of Avid V4S... and they are handling worse than the RE 92's... I am replacing those with the Falken 451's. The sidewalls on the V4S are way too soft...
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:38 PM   #18
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I just bought a pair of the PZero's...so far no complaints. Had them in both dry and rain, cornering really hard on both, and haven't lost any traction yet!
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:04 PM   #19
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+1 for Sumitomo HTR+. I'm running these right now and while they aren't as stiff and sticky as the HTRZ2s I had before (which were summer tires), they are a very good tire for the price. I was on a budget. They still got good reviews on tirerack even compared to much mor e expensive tires. To give you an idea, I have a '95 L with 16" WRX wheels and HTR+ and when I take a fast off-ramp, I usually let up on the throttle because I get scared of speed, not because tires are loosing grip.
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:28 PM   #20
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Dunlop SP Sport 5000s. I'm on my second set. Sooner than I would have liked because I chewed them up with an incorrect alignment but I felt no burning need to replace them with something else. Work in the wet, work in the snow, work in the dry. I've never owned a more well rounded tire. All the others did one thing or another or none well but never a blend of all that I could live with.
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Really?!! I bought a set of Avid V4S... and they are handling worse than the RE 92's... I am replacing those with the Falken 451's. The sidewalls on the V4S are way too soft...
How are they handling worse?

When I had Bridgestone Eager all seasons they screamed like heck while I was testing for overall grip. The side walls where a bit soft. They were 195/60/15. I moved to BFGoodrich Traction T/A because of the neat tread design; 205/55/15. The thread wear was higher which I thought the overall traction wasn't as good. That was until 2 weeks later I looked on the side and it was rated TRACTION AA. Overall grip was a better initially and instead of screaming, it was howling. The compound was softer and grippier. Of course, it's 205 opposed to 195, but that's little.

How where the V4S different from the RE92s? Tire pressure? overall grip? What tests did you perform? What did you pay attention to?
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #22
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Yes Avid V4S are great tires with lots of treadwear, but they are just for regular sedans. There is no point to own a WRX if you are not going to drive it like a sports car. You are taking out performance of your car with the V4S. Sidewalls are way too soft and my entire car shakes when I kick one tire. Even though the RE 92's sucked, I had better cornering with them over the V4S and it was easier to switch lanes with the OE's.

It's not that these tires don't work great, I just prioritize performance over treadwear. and stiffer sidewalls are very important. Just ordered a new set of Falken GR beta 451's today, they are great budget performance tires what what I've heard and read.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:15 PM   #23
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^ i agree the avids have a soft sidewall, based on my experience with them in 185 65 15s on a civic. but you do also realize that the fk451s are not an all-season tire like the RE92s or Avids that you replaced so they should be much better except for in the snow.
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:51 PM   #24
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Dunlop SP Sport 5000s. I'm on my second set. Sooner than I would have liked because I chewed them up with an incorrect alignment but I felt no burning need to replace them with something else. Work in the wet, work in the snow, work in the dry. I've never owned a more well rounded tire. All the others did one thing or another or none well but never a blend of all that I could live with.
Another vote for the Dunlops!
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For All season tires the "starter" of this thread should look at tires that would do well in the snow. When you look at High/Ultra High performance all-seasons the tires will not do as well in snow anymore.

I'd get BFGoodrich Traction T/A for all seasons. You can't have 1 tire for all. Specific tire is ALWAYS better unless you DO plan on running in all the seasons.
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