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Old 06-24-2005, 07:13 AM   #1
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Well, it's come time to buy some tires. The Michelins that are on there have a pretty low tread, and so my dad called up one of his buddies at the tire place to look into it. I was just wondering what everyone has prefered on their cars in the past, and what the verdict was on Pirellis? I know nothing about them, so any info / experiences would be great. Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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I like Kumho best bang for the buck. are you looking for summer or all-seasons?
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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Probably all seasons. He set me up a package of Pirellis that evidently are 70,000 mile tires for 300 bucks, and that's with full service, etc.
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i have parada spec 2's from yokohama, but they wear out fast, have a shit load of grip though
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Stay away from all-season unless you donīt care about handling...or you have perma frost at your place. All-seasons are way too soft in the summer. They wear down too fast, and the grip is almost nonexistant.

I have Continental Sport Contact 2 on my car since last year. Very good! The noise is not much up from Michelins and the grip is just outstanding. It canīt be a coincidence that Conti Sport Contact 2 are standard fitted to Porsche
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highly recommend you spend the extra couple of bucks and get nokians. they are top notch on saabs and actually all cars.
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Stay away from all-season unless you donīt care about handling...or you have perma frost at your place. All-seasons are way too soft in the summer. They wear down too fast, and the grip is almost nonexistant.

I have Continental Sport Contact 2 on my car since last year. Very good! The noise is not much up from Michelins and the grip is just outstanding. It canīt be a coincidence that Conti Sport Contact 2 are standard fitted to Porsche
all seasons to SOFT? Usually all seasons have a much harder compound then summer tires so they can last longer as well as work in cold winter months. Their tread design & compound lends itself to longer treadlife & worse dry weather handling when compared to a summer tire.
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #8
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I ended up going with the Michelins - I am not even sure on the name, but the manager of the place set up the package for me... I got the set for 323 out the door, with tax... NOT bad at all. He really hooked me up.

The bad news is, BENT RIM. I'll post another thread about this...
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Um, tires designed for winter use is usually _a lot_ softer than summer tires. When the temperature gets low, the rubber hardens and that means less grip. To compensate, the makers use a mixture which makes the tire soft even at low temperatures thus making it extremley soft on a hot summer day.
I had M+S-tires on my og900 and they where so soft you could do drifting with 118hp!
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For snows I usually run nokians or gislaved's, and summer on the 9k I have yokohama avs', horrible dont buy them, only have like 4k miles on them and they are nearly gone. On the spg I run kuhmos, and I am very happy with them. Next on for the 9k im looking at some kuhmos or toyo's.
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Bollman - I am with gm that winter tires run a much harder compound that summer tires...

Summer tires are generally very soft and this is the reason why they become very unsafe in the winter because they freeze up and become extremely hard....

Whereas winter tires become way to soft in the summer which causes the thread to break down much faster

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Pirelli P7000's - nothing to get excited over

on the Aero
Bridgestone Potenza S-03's - absolutely amazing tires...but very pricey and will not last long...by the end of their life they will get about 20,000 km's of use

Michelin Pilot Alpins - amazing winter tires...they grip well in the snow, ice, slush and dry
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I have the BFG KDW'2's - fantastic tires for traction in any condition(except snow) but rain and dry traction are great!
***CAUTION*** THESE TIRES ARE VERY LOUD
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