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Old 12-17-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Anyone have any favorite tires?

I just sold my old car. To celibrate I am getting new tries for my saab.

Who likes what, and why.

I am (so far) liking the Yokohama AVS dB S2. I had a set of yoko avids on my last car and they kicked ass. I'm hoping these will be just as good, if not better. I have the 195/65/15 on my car now, and would like to get 215/60/15.

Or not.

Anyway, let me know!
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i'm getting Falken Ziex Ze 512 for my car this spring, i heard they were pretty darn good. Toyo Proxies are also pretty good.
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:26 PM   #3
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I had Nokian NRV summer tires, they were very nice on dry and wet pavement but downright scary in any snow or ice. Very good summer tire though, also had some Kumho Echsta (sp.?), they gripped well and wore pretty quick.

as far as winters go, I have had Blizzaks (kinda sucked after they wore in), and I've had Nokian Hakk 2's (great tire!)

I don't like the "all season type tires" I always get a summer set and winter set for maximum driving fun!
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225/45/17 Bridgestone RE750s will be my next set of new tires
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:30 PM   #5
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best stuff out there grip wise is the newest toyo proxes and falken azenis sports (soft as hell) i went for the falken azenis st-115 they have done nothing but amaze me



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Old 12-18-2005, 07:23 AM   #7
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:13 AM   #8
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Hankook all the way - GREAT tires - wide selection and fair prices for the overall performance needs for daily driving. Another Great tire - priced a few dollars more then Kumho's are Continentals. These were a tire I started buying recently and have had no problems with and they even work well in snow. (All Season's)

Also - BFGoodrich - cost more - but you get a great tire.
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I really like the Pirelli P-Zero Nero so I am buying a 2nd set on the Vig. I also had Pole Position S03's, they were rather sticky but dont last long and are a summer only tire. The Neros dry traction isnt far off and lasts much longer as it is rated at like 400 vs maybe 220 for the S03.
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Old 12-18-2005, 05:43 PM   #10
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yeah the Hankooks are nice, they seem to be comign out with all sorts of nice cheap new tires, i had a set of the RS-2's over the summer, and they only lasted like 15k, but they were pretty amazing, and thats all you can really expect for mileage on auto-x tires like those anyway.

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Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 - best I've ever used

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Thanks for the tips!!

It was a tossup between the pirelli p-zero neros and the yokos. I went with the yokos... I did check out a few of the tires you guys suggested, but kept coming back the these two. It was some kind of japaneese rubber loyalty I guess. I run panaracers on all my bikes, and I have had good luck with yokohamas in the past....so.

I would love to have two sets of wheels and tires, but the wallet will not allow it.

Maybe when I get a "real" job......
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I like those Yokos a lot...Those look to be the updated, improved followup to the A550, which are on my wife's 900SE now. They've been excellent three-season tires and have had GREAT tread life. They've been on for three years and still have at least another season left... I'll definitely consider replacing them with these new AVS ones.

For my car, I'm using the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW2, probably the dumbest name I've ever seen for a tire but they grip like a drowning man on the side of a lifeboat. Top-rated on TireRack but available for way, way less at Costco...

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Hey this got me thinking about how badly i need new tires and i saw these ones.... http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=AVID+S%2FT

They only have them in 215/65R15. Would these fit my stock 15" rims? Thanks guys. Also anybody know if thee are good tires, they got pretty good ratings.
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I really like the Pirelli P-Zero Nero so I am buying a 2nd set on the Vig. I also had Pole Position S03's, they were rather sticky but dont last long and are a summer only tire. The Neros dry traction isnt far off and lasts much longer as it is rated at like 400 vs maybe 220 for the S03.
Agreed. I run them in M+S form in the winter and in max performance form in the summer. The M+S sidewalls are a little spongy though. 88 vs the 92 of the summer version.
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For my car, I'm using the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW2, probably the dumbest name I've ever seen for a tire but they grip like a drowning man on the side of a lifeboat. Top-rated on TireRack but available for way, way less at Costco...

I use these tires too. Sticky like gum on hot asphalt. One caveat though... the more they wear, the noisier they get. I had a friend think that I had a blown wheel bearing because of the tire noise. But he was coming into my car from a toyota camry soooo.... if you can live with a slightly louder-than-normal tire, go for these. Great wet or dry.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:47 PM   #18
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Love my Toyo Proxes 4's. Sidewalls are a bit soft, but then again, I'm taking highway offramp loops at 65mph, so I think any tire would be soft by then. Seriously.
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I need cheap, long lasting, sticky in dry and wet. those g-force look like a good option.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:17 PM   #20
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I need cheap, long lasting, sticky in dry and wet. those g-force look like a good option.
cheap, long lasting and sticky...that would be nice, but im afraid ya gotta pick two outta three

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