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Old 08-25-2004, 05:46 AM   #1
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Grippy tires

I'm very satisfied with the Nitto NT-450 I'm running now. However, I was wondering what tires anyone else has found to be outstanding in the grip-factor.
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:52 AM   #2
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My Dunlop Sportmax tires 215/45/17 are great street tires.
They handle predictably in wet or dry.
Definetly not racing tires, but overall they are an excellent balance.
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those 450s are great, but b careful in the rain as they tend to slide when u hit the brakes to hard
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falken azenis or toyo proxes t1-s



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My personal favorite is Kumho Ecsta MX. Stupidly sticky, yet IMHO much more forgiving at the limit than other ultra- or max- performance tires. Not to mention the bargain prices you can get them for.

Being careful in the rain should apply to any tire in these categories!
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:38 PM   #6
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Potenza S0-3s, no other tire, unless its a junkyard tire.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:20 PM   #7
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I find the sumitomo HTR Z II really good
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i had some nittos on my '96 dont remember wich ones but they worked extremely well..

right now i have the Yokohama AVS ES100s and they work well so far.. havnt tried them in the rain
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heres the Yoko's
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I also have the Sumitomo HTR Z II tires and i really like them. 8 inch wide wheels and a really low profile also helps.



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Old 08-26-2004, 12:30 AM   #11
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those sumitomos look nice..

Those sumitomos are perty. The local tire shop always tries to push the Kumho, Nitto, and Falken brands. I chose the Nitto from an "experience" I had in my buddy's mustang cobra with the Nitto 555s. Getting the insider's deal helped my decision a bit also What was the price point for the sumitomo rubber?
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They are around $88 for 17s, $75 or so for 16s.
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Old 08-26-2004, 05:29 PM   #13
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Toyo T1-s.

No other tire has the same sidewall strength. The grip is amazing for a street tire.
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I was about to buy Sumitomos as well for my stock rims. They are a really good price. Check out Sears though because they sometimes have sales on really good high end sticky tires, and usually they can come with a warranty on flat repairs and all that jazz.
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:07 PM   #15
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I have the BFG KDW 2s: these are far and above the best tires I have ever driven on ever... great traction and predictability on dry, mostly dry, slightly damp and hydro happy roads.... only downfall... they are a bit loud...
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