Thread: Tire Selection
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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Somehow I am not surprized that Uncle suggests Federals.

Go to manufacturer web site, find your current tires and write down their dimensions. It seems that you are looking for tires that are a little smaller than what you currently have. Nominal sizes are just indication of load and size; tires assigned the same size can vary significantly in real dimensions.
Then go and check Federal and you will find that Uncle's suggestion is probably spot on.

How much money do you have?

The best tires will be Michelin Pilot Super Sport (all around) and Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 (dry).

A few notches below will be Dunlop Star Spec. Probably also here will be Federal RSR (if you can find them).

One of the best wet tires is Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 but not as good as others in dry.

And if you are on budget and want comfortable dd tire (summer grand touring like) nothing beats Hankook Evo V12 K110 (except that it wears quite fast).


PS Check tirerack and car and driver, both recently tested summer tires and posted the results. I base my opinions on these tests (and a few more European ones).
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