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Old 06-08-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default Looking for summer tires with lots of grip

I'm looking for summer tires with lots of grip. I relaly dont care about noise at all and want them to fit my OE wheels (bugeye). also decent rain tread but im looking for a tire suitable for street and rain and grip with decent wear.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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kuhmo mx, they seem to be awesome in the dry, and good in the wet!
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:52 PM   #3
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I just put on the Bridgestone Potenza S0-3 Pole Positions in the stock tire size (205-55 16) on my WRX. I have about 1,000 miles on them so far. My initial thoughts are that they are absolutely great tires in the dry and the wet. They really help to increase turn in and the overall grip is amazing. BTW, I'm running them currently at 38/36 F/R pressure. Although they haven't worn much, the noise level really isn't that changed from the RE-92. I do have some sound deadening in the car though.

I can't comment on the wear yet but it looks like I might be able to get 2 summers out of them (8,000 miles in my summer usage). They're pricy though.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:59 PM   #4
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for a cheaper alternative, try the hankook rs2 in either stock size or 225/50/16 - lots of dry grip here, i know, i have them

as far as wear goes, i have no idea how long they are gonna last
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:14 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Kumho MX On Stock Wheels

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I'm looking for summer tires with lots of grip. I really dont care about noise at all and want them to fit my OE wheels...
I'm running a set of 225/50YR16 on my stock wheels currently.

The primary advantages of this tire are:
  • Very sticky!This tire is found in the "Maximum Performance" category @ Tire Rack (highest performance cat). MX are used by many auto-crossers, and track day whores... Do a "Kumho" search in the "Motorsports" forum here to see the thoughts of people who care about that extra 1/10th of second, as well as some of the reviews at TireRack.com.
  • Friendly break away!Does not snap loose when you reach its limits, but gives you good forewarning. Also let's you reel it back in, and save your butt, if you are driving in anger. Makes it easy to drive at 10/10ths when you're going to get a quart of milk, or tackle that tricky highway ramp, or go canyon carving, etc.
  • Great value!Example, the two sizes below are $98 for the std size, or $115 for the slightly wider, heavier iteration, at TireRack.com.
  • Durability! Super sticky tires are not gonna last 60k miles, obviously, but I've got over 20k very happy miles on mine.
  • Rain stick! It sticks very well in the rain.
The specs of this tire are strong as well:
  • 205/55 WR16 21 lbs & 25.1" diameter (exact same as the OEM RE92s)
  • 225/50YR16 23 lbs & 25.1" diameter

Hope that helps!
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Old 06-10-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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i was thinking about the SO-3's cuz my work is a wholesaler for tire rack(cant disclose price i can get them) but i was thinking about hte MX's also
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:34 AM   #7
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"decent wear" that's the tricky part of your post, as it's not really compatible with "stickiest tires".
Check out Goodyear Eagle F1-GSD3 or the Falken Azensis, both of these are super sticky, the Falken has been the top tire by the SCCA for a while. You may want to look at the treadwear numbers if life is super important to you.
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:23 PM   #8
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Nokian WR
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:57 PM   #9
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consumer reports rates good year eagle f1 and toyo proxes t1-s as their best ultra high performance summer tire.

*no high performance tire will ever come with a tread warranty, the best you can expect out of them is about 30,000 miles. if driven hard, significantly less.*
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:35 PM   #10
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more money - s03
less money - mx or rs2
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:45 PM   #11
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i've decided against the mx's and im willing to pay 140 a tire so im either thinking about the azenis but i hear those suck in the rain and i live in northern virginia so this is a factor, im in between azenis, so3's, and the bfgoodrich g-forces T/A KD, and very doubtfully the proxxes
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:53 AM   #12
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I have Toyo t1-s and have about 2000 miles on them, I'm fairly newbish so I don't have much to compare them to, but they own the stock tires, thats for sure.
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:51 AM   #13
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Hey, if noise is no concern, go for the Yoko 032R's in the "hard" compound.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:53 AM   #14
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PS2 - lots of grip, better turn-in and cornering stability than MX, no tramlining. Wet grip is on par with MX, but probably not as good as GS-D3 or S03.
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:03 PM   #15
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ps2 is also like twice teh price of the mx. not really but its a lot more.



just get s-03's and call it a day...
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:09 PM   #16
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Do you guys have the Toyo T1R yet? And for how much?

That may be a tire to consider if it fits into the budget. I absolutely love them, they're louder than my previous summer tires (Falken ST115) but the wet and dry grip is just fabulous.

Oh yea, and I got it for a really REALLY good price, converting from CAD to USD it's about $170 per tire.
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:23 PM   #17
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Do you guys have the Toyo T1R yet? And for how much?

That may be a tire to consider if it fits into the budget. I absolutely love them, they're louder than my previous summer tires (Falken ST115) but the wet and dry grip is just fabulous.

Oh yea, and I got it for a really REALLY good price, converting from CAD to USD it's about $170 per tire.
im interested in those as well. are the sidewalls stiffer than its predecessor T1-S? that was my main complaint with those.
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:45 PM   #18
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have you given a careful look at potenza s-02's and yoko advans? they're great for grip and not so for durability.
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+1 for S03's I love them.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:43 PM   #20
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so3's are alot better than the so2's i even hear the reo70's or whatever 750's are better than the so2's. im sticking with the so3's im getting them 150 a tire so its not bad
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im interested in those as well. are the sidewalls stiffer than its predecessor T1-S? that was my main complaint with those.
I can't give you real world feedback as I've never driven on T1S's before but I have read others who say it is improved. Mind you when I first got them they were kinda sloppy but I found after playing with the tire pressure a bit it's a lot better now.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:48 PM   #22
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S-03 is a monster. Had a set of 'em on my Quaife'd Prelude.

A summer I shall never forget!
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:25 AM   #23
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another vote for s0-3s. they made a huge difference at autox.
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ps2 is also like twice teh price of the mx. not really but its a lot more.



just get s-03's and call it a day...
S03 as expensive as PS2 (even more expensive on the tirerack). Also, if you check reviews there, you'll find that those who drove both prefer PS2. I didn't drive S03, but I did have MX. I would give PS2 a good margin in cornering stability, dry grip, steering response, and high-speed stability. They also don't get greasy as fast as MX did and don't tramline like creazy. I would say they are about equal in wet - yes, PS2 are not that great in wet conditions as tirerack reviews suggest - good, but not great. I bielive GS-D3 is an altimate wet tire.
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Yokohoma ES100, all the way can't beat the bang for the buck...
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