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Old 01-12-2006, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default top 5 street tires?

Can people give me their top 5 opinions on street tires, uhp? Thanks. Just wanna get a feel for the top and most prefered tires. thanks.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:01 AM   #2
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...based on what?
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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just like ultra high performance summer tire
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:25 AM   #4
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I'll try.

1- Azenis 215
2- Azenis 615/Hankook rs2
3- all others
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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sounds good, ill think ill go for some sumitomos
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:28 AM   #6
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i guess i can base it on outright dry performance

1) Advan Neova
2) Pole Position S03
3) Re070
4) Azenis 615


those are the four that really stands out, plenty of honorable mentions.

GSD3
Z212 RS2
Azenis 215
KDW2
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:48 AM   #7
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i guess i can base it on outright dry performance

1) Advan Neova
2) Pole Position S03
3) Re070
4) Azenis 615


those are the four that really stands out, plenty of honorable mentions.

GSD3
Z212 RS2
Azenis 215
KDW2
Ah crap! I forgot the Yokos. Mental lapse because they are out of my price rance.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:05 AM   #8
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KDW= good cornering ezpecially in dry surface. great grip in uneven roads. downside decrease prolong breaking distance and good in slightly wet roads. noisy tires and low treadlife even though it look chuncky.
Based on my experience:

Toyo T1S= great in rain. Good braking performance and turning. Downside easy to worn out and not the best in hot temperature. Expensive.

Kumho supra 712: Great in braking performance and good in rain. Good in turning, treadlife and affordable. above average but not as good as kdw in dry surface and not as great as T1s in rain.

Ventus: good treadlife design and average performace and treadlife. This tire is in average level and it will not perform as great as other performance tires.

Brigdestone triple tread: comfortable and good in rain and snow. Good in braking but only average in turning (tires flex obviously in tight turns)
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:09 AM   #9
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You think the t1-s is better than the Hankooks? I hope you aren't referring to the Ventus rs2.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:13 AM   #10
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have anyone tried the p zero pirelli's? just a tought..
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:16 AM   #11
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sounds good, ill think ill go for some sumitomos
...they make NO good UHP tires.

...and all the jizzers that like the 215/615 Falkens....they do NOT make great street tires 'suz they suck in the rain.

What makes a good autox tire does not always make a good street tire.

Good dry and NFG wet???

Good wet and NFG dry???

Good at both????

Cheap or $$$$?????

DEFINE your parameters for an answer that isn't all over the 'stoopid response' map.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:17 AM   #12
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KDW= good cornering ezpecially in dry surface. great grip in uneven roads. downside decrease prolong breaking distance and good in slightly wet roads. noisy tires and low treadlife even though it look chuncky.
Based on my experience:

Toyo T1S= great in rain. Good braking performance and turning. Downside easy to worn out and not the best in hot temperature. Expensive.

Kumho supra 712: Great in braking performance and good in rain. Good in turning, treadlife and affordable. above average but not as good as kdw in dry surface and not as great as T1s in rain.

Ventus: good treadlife design and average performace and treadlife. This tire is in average level and it will not perform as great as other performance tires.

Brigdestone triple tread: comfortable and good in rain and snow. Good in braking but only average in turning (tires flex obviously in tight turns)

the above is an example of drivel.....disregard
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:25 AM   #13
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how are kumho ecsta mx tires?
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:31 AM   #14
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how are kumho ecsta mx tires?

...just fine.....had 'em....liked 'em.... i'd buy 'em again if they cost less than the Z212 hankooks that i have now....'til then...'kooks is it
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:31 AM   #15
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I'm running the RT-615s and they are no wear near as bad as the RT-215s in the rain.

not saying they are awesome in the rain, but i wasn't slidding all over the place like I hear about the 215s.

The Neovas are suppose to be really good in the rain, but it seems to be a little too much $$.
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Old 01-13-2006, 10:46 AM   #16
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If I could get a set of the 615's for a decent price, I'd like to try 'em.....if not, I'ma gonna try the FK-452's when they become available
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Old 01-13-2006, 10:47 AM   #17
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sounds good, ill think ill go for some sumitomos


Why even ask if you're not interested in what anybody has to say?

Best UHP tire on a budget is the Hankook.

If you've got some money to spend, you MIGHT get slightly better performance (although you should never notice it on the street) from one of the other tires listed. Notice the emphasis on MIGHT.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:05 PM   #18
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If you are willing to sacrifice a little performance for the street, but want a good wearing tire that is cheap, I had good luck with the Falken Azenis ST115's.

I forgot to mention that they are good in the rain, unlike the 615's/215's.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #19
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Kumho SPT tires are pretty nice too. Did a track day with them and they held up great. I was very impressed...
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:32 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty
...they make NO good UHP tires.

...and all the jizzers that like the 215/615 Falkens....they do NOT make great street tires 'suz they suck in the rain.

What makes a good autox tire does not always make a good street tire.

Good dry and NFG wet???

Good wet and NFG dry???

Good at both????

Cheap or $$$$?????

DEFINE your parameters for an answer that isn't all over the 'stoopid response' map.
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:45 PM   #21
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Advan Neova AD07 here... I love them. I'm having a hard time deciding between those on the wagon or the stock brdgestones on the STi... But I think I'll try another set of Advans once the stock Sti tires go away.
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:27 PM   #22
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bang for buck! = BF Goodridge G-Force.. Incredibly grip.
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:42 PM   #23
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Best compromise tires for all seasons and cheap-

Falken Zeix 512's
Dunlop Sp Sport 5000

I didn't like the Pirrelli's much, traction was good but treadlife was horrible. Re-92's are crap in all conditions.

Just my opinion. I will be buying another set of the 512's soon.
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:08 PM   #24
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What a retarded thread.

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Can people give me their top 5 opinions on street tires, uhp?
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sounds good, ill think ill go for some sumitomos
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Kumho supra 712: Great in braking performance and good in rain. Good in turning, treadlife
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Best compromise tires for all seasons and cheap-
Give me a friggin break. Do a search, you find far better info than is contained in this thread.
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:46 PM   #25
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These are probably 5 of the more popular summer street tires on NASIOC. (In no particular order)

Bridgestone S03
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Michelin Pilot Sport
Falken FK451
Kumho ECSTA MX


There are lots of other good summer tires out there but these seem to get the best reviews here for use on the street.
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