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Old 01-06-2006, 04:41 AM   #1
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Question please help ! which tires for hot summer ?

Hi,

I need to change the tires.

you all guys are in winter, I am in very hot summer.

which tires would you recommand me ? budget is important.

Falken ? Toyo ? Hankook ? Marshall ? other ?

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Old 01-06-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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You didn't give any other criteria in your post so I just give you the popular choice.

If you read through the post about summer tires, you'll see that the Hankook RS212's are the new popular choice. They are fairly inexpensive and reportedly very good. The Falken 451s are also fairly popular but seem to be losing out to the Hankooks.

My first criteria was to get a significantly better than OEM tire but my second criteria was to get light weight so I chose the General Exclaims. You won't be as popular or cool on the forums if you get those but they seem good and are amazingly light. Combined with the 17" SSR Comps they weigh in 6lbs/corner less than the OEM 16's (which were pretty light themselves).

It all depends upon your priorities.
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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As I live in a hot place (6 months / year) tires last a bit less...

so better grip than OEM of course is a criteria but longevity too.

I had the SP9000 but was disappointed because the sides are horribly too weak.
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Old 01-06-2006, 06:08 PM   #4
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The 212s are too new to know how long they will last. Sure, a couple of peopl will probably chime in with "well I've had mine for xxx miles and I still have most of my tread left" or some other such worthless info but intill you have dozens of people saying that they replaced them after so many miles, you really won't know for sure.

As for the Generals, you may not like them if you didn't like the 9000s. Stiff sidewalls and light weight are not typically used to describe the same tire.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:41 AM   #5
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I was told MXs are good too.

MXs and RS-2s are the same price at my local dealers.

I liked the design of the MXs...

still didn't make my choice.
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:07 AM   #6
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Re070's for the win
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:30 AM   #7
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There's an RS212 thread in this forum that you should read. I believe some MX people made the switch and liked the 212s better. OTH the MXs are about 30% more in these parts so that may have tipped the scales a bit.

The RE70s are probably a great tire for subablunc but I doubt they match the "budget" criteria mentioned in the first post.

Of course I have no idea what prices are like in Australia.
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:26 AM   #8
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....the MX's seemed to like a bit of heat in them......I used them in florida where summer temperatures can be ~100F(37C), ambient---and, of course much-MUCH hotter tarmac, and they were just fine. I got ~22k miles out of them. I liked the MX's.

The Z212's , I have not driven through a summer, but they didn't seem to mind the heat much. I have ~9k miles on tehm and they are doing well with ~1/3 - 1/2 tread gone. I like these tires, too.
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But how do they compare?
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Anyone have experience with the Eagle F1 GS-D3? They won Car & Driver's performance tire comparison, yet I never hear of anyone choosing them for some reason.
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Anyone have experience with the Eagle F1 GS-D3? They won Car & Driver's performance tire comparison, yet I never hear of anyone choosing them for some reason.

...soft sidewalls
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But how do they compare?

....whichever is cheaper....pick
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The MX's are terrible at dealing with heat, in my experience. The RE070s and newer Falken Azenis are much better with it.

And when I say "heat" i mean the "driving it hard in successive corners like you would encounter in the mountains or a track and not anything like you'd encounter in florida".
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The MX's are terrible at dealing with heat, in my experience. The RE070s and newer Falken Azenis are much better with it.

And when I say "heat" i mean the "driving it hard in successive corners like you would encounter in the mountains or a track and not anything like you'd encounter in florida".


....meh.......so they went off a bit after ya ran the Dragon......most street tires would.
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Anyone have experience with the Eagle F1 GS-D3? They won Car & Driver's performance tire comparison, yet I never hear of anyone choosing them for some reason.
Actually, I have heard a lot of good things about them including, but not limited to, Luke@Tirerack being a big fan. The only negatives I've heard and very rarely I might add, is that a couple have complained of the sidewalls being a bit soft.
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