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Old 01-15-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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im getting volks in the spring, either gtc, le28n, or le37t.....i jus wanted to know which is the best set of tires to wrap them in and exactly what size tires to get, i want tires that are great performance wise, good grip and good in the snow (had a few close ones on the stock sti tires)
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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What size wheels? 17 or 18? Lots of people here like Perelli Pzero Nero M+S as a good all season. Havn't tried them though. For Philly weather mid November thru February my current Sumitomo HTR+ is doing fine, especially for an $83 tire, although there clearly are better out there.
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:24 PM   #3
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im getting 18 inch wheels..... either 18x8 or 18x8.5 depending on which i get
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:37 PM   #4
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VERY impressed with Nokian WR tires in 225/45/17. Excellent wet grip and pretty respectable on the dry as well (for an all season tire). They're quieter than the RE070s, but won't deliver the same level of performance. There are always trade-offs when you go to an all season. The side walls aren't as stiff, so the response to steering input is slightly delayed.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:52 PM   #5
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Just picked up a set of Pirelli PZero Nero M+S tires and they work great. It was either those or the Avons and the Pirellis seemed to have a slight edge in the dry.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:53 AM   #6
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BF Goodrich KDWs are awsome in my opinion. I run them on my skyline and it sees occasional track and is daily driven. Great tires!
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:09 PM   #7
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Just picked up a set of Pirelli PZero Nero M+S tires and they work great. It was either those or the Avons and the Pirellis seemed to have a slight edge in the dry.
12345 - I have these in 215/45/17 on the saabaru - they grip quite nicely in the dry and have performed great in wet/slush. They also have a pretty firm sidewall for an M+S tire.
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:16 PM   #8
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BF Goodrich KDWs are awsome in my opinion. Great tires!
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Same here.
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KDW suck in the rain, let alone the snow.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:41 PM   #10
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if you have ur stock set of wheels and the volks i say do a summer/winter setup. put winter tires (blizzaks, m3's etc.) on the bbs, and summer tires (re070s, rt615s) on the summer only setup. i used my stock wrx wheels with dunlop m3's and for summer i have a set of torques with re070's.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:56 PM   #11
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how are the potenzas. im also looking to get rims actually probably getting some soon. my friend has potenza ones on his saab and loves them. im just looking for summer tires as i will be going to back to my stock rim during the winters here. but will summer tires be alright in the rain.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:13 PM   #12
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Pirelli's all the way. I have had my Pzero Neros for 3 seasons now and they are still over 50% tread. Great tires on dry pavement, rain, everything except snow. But that's why I take mine off and it looks like you'll be doing the same.
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:42 PM   #13
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.....SUMMER
RT-615's.....Z212's.....FK-451's...Advans....MX's

....WINTER
....take yer pick of whatever good snows ya can find
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:48 PM   #14
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KDW suck in the rain, let alone the snow.
I live in South Texas.... what is rain and snow? Since the requester lives in NJ, I will stay out of it.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:14 PM   #15
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Pirelli's all the way. I have had my Pzero Neros for 3 seasons now and they are still over 50% tread. Great tires on dry pavement, rain, everything except snow. But that's why I take mine off and it looks like you'll be doing the same.
Wakefield RI huh. im about 25 mins north of you in warwick. thanks for the input ill take that into consideration.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:34 PM   #16
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I live in South Texas.... what is rain and snow? Since the requester lives in NJ, I will stay out of it.
I'm glad you like your tires but your suggestion is not valid in this thread. Read a lil before you confuse the poor lad that opened the thread.
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