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Old 02-18-2005, 08:42 PM   #1
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best performance tires?

yo guys i am approaching that time of year when i purchase summer rims...i want good quality tires that will last long and handle superior to all other tires. before this i had bridgestone turanza and michelin ps2. i was very happy with both tires and heard better reviews about the PS2's. i would like your opinions preferably for 18's staggered 8 front and 9 back
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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Kumho Ecsta MX are really good.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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fuzion tires are good, more bang more the bucks.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:56 PM   #4
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:01 PM   #5
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toyo proxes 4's are realy nice.. im gauranteed if u ride on these tires ull like em..
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:02 PM   #6
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I know these are below your price range, but don't get Dunlop SP Sport FM901. I had them on my GTI and while they gripped really well with no squeal and looked nice, they are so loud it's ridiculous.

I've also heard the Kumho Ecsta is also a bit loud, but I have not experienced them. Otherwise they come highly recommended. Michelin PS2 is a solid favorite, as you know.
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:09 PM   #7
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Old 02-19-2005, 03:19 AM   #9
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Goodyear Eagle F1-GS-D3

I second the F1 GS-D3. Have about 5000 miles on them as my summer tires. Best one's I've ever had so far...
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:15 PM   #10
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I'd say any of these tires in the top five: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...ay.jsp?type=MP

Love my F1 GS-D3's I now have approx 16,400 miles on them and my only complaint is that the rears are "cupped" and have become extremely noisy.

I haven't hit the wear bars yet in the rear (of course close in the insides), I can probably make 18,000, just don't know if I can put up with the cabin whine (noise).
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toyo t1`s ... nuff` said



edit ... i just reread and saw you want tires that will last a long time ... these are not for u

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Old 02-19-2005, 12:52 PM   #12
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I have a staggered 18" setup with a 245 rear and 225 front and I love my Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3's. Great performance and I think I'll be using this brand/model for a long time.
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all around tire (no snow, etc.) is the PS2. you get what you pay for. they ride well, they're quiet, and they grip. I run them on my STI. you've already had them, so you know from experience that they're a pretty quick-wearing tire.

I highly recommend the GS-D3's too. they have a very compliant ride but waste away just as fast as the PS2's, unfortunately.

but if you want straight performance and don't care about ride or noise, consider the Falken Azenis Sports. at about a hundred dollars a tire they're an awesome deal. they're kinda scary in standing water, though. so are the BFG KDs. KD's handle well, too, but they're a lot more expensive. both of these tires don't last very long but they aren't as expensive as the michelins or the goodyears. I would also recommend the Kumho Ecsta MX's as a cheaper alternative max summer tire. They handle heat very well but they are a little noisier like the KD's and the Azenis. again, don't expect much life out of the MX's, either.

really, wear is a sacrifice; the more you ask of the tire, the shorter its life will be.

if you're going to quickly burn up the tires and just ask them to grip hard in the dry all the time, there's no reason you should pay extra money for a tire that will handle wet conditions superbly like the PS2.

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edit ... i just reread and saw you want tires that will last a long time ... these are not for u
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:52 PM   #16
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A lot of my friends love the Pirelli P-Zero Nero tires.
I got Falken GRB FK451... they're ok.
Good grip and quiet but the ride is a bit harsh and there is a lot of tramlining (however... that may just be because of the larger wheel size).
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Old 02-23-2005, 05:37 PM   #17
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consumer reports said the toyo T1-S's are the best performace tires
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:53 AM   #18
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fuzion tires are good, more bang more the bucks.
they used to known as the daytona dayton z series which were awesome tires. The fuzions are supposed to be an 'enhanced' version of those tires.
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