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copassatguy

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Time to get some new tread...
« on: February 27, 2006, 06:54:50 PM »
Any suggestions on some tires, and who has the best deals?
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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2006, 07:27:42 PM »
This depends GREATLY on the style of driving you do.

What's important to you?

Tread-Life
Comfort
Road Noise
Dry Traction
Wet Traction
Corner Stability
Predictability
Price
Track Days (AutoX/Road Course)

If you're more specific about your needs, I'm sure you'll get tons of great suggestions.
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Re: Time to get some new tread...
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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2006, 07:54:40 PM »
Comfort
Road Noise
Dry Traction
Wet Traction
Price
Tread-Life

My car is stock.
wo things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. -Albert Einstein

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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006, 08:04:13 PM »
I bought 2 sets of Michelin Exalto A/S for my wifes wagon and my sedan.  I am only using them for the winter, however I am gong to leave them on my wife's car all the time.  In my research, I found that they had a really good snow traction rating.  So far they have been pretty good given the 2 snows I have encountered.

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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006, 08:04:36 PM »
What size?  I have a set of 225/45/17 Avon Tech M500's that I may be getting rid of soon.  They are a great tire with only about 6K on them.  I bought them last summer, but this summer I'm thinking of getting something more agressive for autocrossing.

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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 08:08:19 PM »
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this summer I'm thinking of getting something more agressive for autocrossing.


Race rubber  :lol:
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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 08:21:04 PM »
My current setup is 195/65/15...
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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006, 08:40:06 PM »
I could ditch getting more agressive rubber and just keep co-driving your car Ian.  But I guess eventually I'd have to compensate you for the added abuse I'd put on your car.

Sorry to jack your thread.

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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006, 09:06:18 PM »
I had Pirelli P6's on my Outback. Quiet and comfy tire with pretty good performance and treadwear. I'd give them a 7.5 out of 10 because they got louder as time went on.
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Re: Time to get some new tread...
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2006, 02:11:55 AM »
I have had lots of positive experience at the discount tire off of University and 470.  They will actually match Tire Rack's prices in most cases.  They also will help you pick out a tire to suit your needs.

Since price is on the bottom of your list, try looking at the Bridgestone Pole Position S03's.  I had a set of those and was really impressed.  They are not cheap, but I think they are worth the price.

Stay away from the Falken FK 451's.  The ride quality on those was terrible.  They handled very will though wet and dry, just never balanced well.
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