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Old 04-26-2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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Time to put new rubber on the wife's TS, looking for some suggestions. All seasons, we have dedicated snows for the Coquihalla & Hope Princeton winter trips tho'.
205x55x16
Don't need high performance (hey, its a TS ) but want something to handle the daily commute and the highway trips, along with an ocassional gravel logging road.
Tire dealers have suggested Falken ZE 512, Nokian I3, Kumho KH16, Bridgestone G009 and Toyo Proxis 4V. Any comments/suggestions on these?
Oh, and a couple of dealers are suggesting a "4 wheel wheel alignment" at the same time. Huh ??
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Falkens are good choice, they're cheap and good tire. Can't go wrong with them.
And whoever suggested "4 wheel alignment" is smoking some crack since i've never heard of "2 wheel alignment". You always do all 4 wheels and it's just called "alignment"
If your tires don't show any signifficant wear on one side and the car doesn't pull to any side, you don't have to do it.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:57 PM   #3
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well, toyo proxes 4 are good all season tires, or the kumho's mx? and then i heard hankook tires are the best value for the buck

i still recommend toyo proxes 4, get it done at OK tire
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:25 PM   #4
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hankook, yes, but only the high performance summer ones
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:04 AM   #5
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Kuhmo ASX......great tires at a VERY good price
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:17 AM   #6
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Don't need high performance (hey, its a TS )
nothing's wrong with TSs

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Old 04-27-2006, 02:40 AM   #7
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Tire dealers have suggested Falken ZE 512,

i had these on my turbo legacy, they were great tires for the price, and i will probably buy them again next time i need some all seasons for summer use
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:35 PM   #8
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nothing's wrong with TSs

yeah other than lack of power and handling edge
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:43 PM   #9
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i had these on my turbo legacy, they were great tires for the price, and i will probably buy them again next time i need some all seasons for summer use
if you are getting the Falkens, go for the ZE329, they are the J-spec version of the 512.
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