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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject:  This tire or that Reply with quote

So, I'd like some tire recommendations from you guys. I'll list the tires below that Tirerack has in the size I'll need. But basically, all I want is something with decent traction in dry and wet, comfortable, quiet, and lasts a long time. I'd say the two most important would be quiet and lasts awhile. Also, I'm just listing the tires that are $200 and less. Let me know what you guys think! Oh and a good looking tire always helps too!

Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Continental ContiSportContact 2
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Continental ExtremeContact DW
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
General G-MAX AS-03
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Goodyear Eagle GT (V)
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....=Eagle+GT+(V)&partnum=345VR8GTXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Kumho Ecsta ASX
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Kumho Ecsta SPT
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....mpare1=yes
Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W)
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/.....D+ENVigor+(W)&partnum=345WR8ENV&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Sorry for the long post, but I really don't know anything about tires. And yes, I've read all the reviews but most of them don't have the info that I'm looking for.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just bought these for the WRX, they go on the car tomorrow
Continental ExtremeContact DWS

You should look at the
Continental ExtremeContact DW

As DW = Dry & Wet, DWS = Dry, Wet & Snow

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:00 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I just bought these for the WRX, they go on the car tomorrow
Continental ExtremeContact DWS

You should look at the
Continental ExtremeContact DW

As DW = Dry & Wet, DWS = Dry, Wet & Snow

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Those tires seem like they have either really good reviews or really bad. People are saying they have a soft sidewall, which is fine with me, but I don't like the fact that most say after they get wore in, they get loud. The tread rating kinda scares me. And most people say that they don't last that long, yet others (with like 30+k) say the tread wear is great?

Yet, they have the best overall rating and seem like a good value... What do you think of getting the DWS? I know I will never see snow with them, but I really like the high tread rating on these.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject:  This tire or that Reply with quote

Hankook, Yokohama very good tires.
Please check the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons. I bought a set last November. Made it through a really sucky Northeast winter with no problems. (Even lead to a decision to sell my Jeep, wont need 4wd anymore). Excellent traction in all conditions.
I was a little weary about the different tread design, but I try to switch people to these tires. They are phenominal. (screw the spelling). Quiet as a mouse. no tire road noise at all. The 98T-rated have a 760 UTQG rating. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject:  Re: This tire or that Reply with quote

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Hankook, Yokohama very good tires.
Please check the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons. I bought a set last November. Made it through a really sucky Northeast winter with no problems. (Even lead to a decision to sell my Jeep, wont need 4wd anymore). Excellent traction in all conditions.
I was a little weary about the different tread design, but I try to switch people to these tires. They are phenominal. (screw the spelling). Quiet as a mouse. no tire road noise at all. The 98T-rated have a 760 UTQG rating. Cool

Tirerack doesn't offer that Pirelli in my size. The Yokohama looks to be maybe one of the top options. Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W). Some reviews aren't that great tho. It's good priced and has a 560 tread rating!

Out of any of these tires, anyone else have any experience or recommendations? There's just too many to make a decision for me.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Those continental should have a 60k mile warranty. I would look into them.

If tirerack doesn't do the warranty, check your local tire place.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have the Eagle GT's and they are fantastic tires. They are smooth and quiet at all speeds and have great traction in all conditions. They wear quicker than passenger car tires but that's expected for an ultra high performance tire.

The Potenza's are also very good tires, and with UNI-T they retain their shape and traction throughout the life of the tire.

Don't buy Continental tires, they have balancing issues and they get noisy after they start to wear.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have the Yokohama Avid TRZs, generally an all-around good tire, they made it through a Chicago winter with no issues. I'd recommend them.

I used to have the Kuhmo Ecsta 711s, they are not available any more but are close to the ones you asked about. They were great tires when I lived in Alabama, and I would love to have them again, but they are not so good in snow. They were very quiet, with great wet and dry traction.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've got the Potenza Grid G019s on the Monte Carlo. They are great in dry conditions, handle rain well and do much better in the snow that my RE960ASs ever did (I had park the car when I visited my parents one winter because the tread packed snow and was essentially useless to me). All things considered, if I need an all season tire again, I'll get these.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'll be buying tires for the 300 soon, Im at the wear bars.

Have Contis now, dont like them, but the ExtremeContact DWS get great reviews.

Will never buy a GoodYear tire, Everyone I have had in the past I hated.

Not looking to spend a fortune, hate giving brand new tires to the dealer when I trade a car in.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The Eagle GT's are unlike any previous tire made by Goodyear. I've always hated them too, but these are the best tires I ever owned. In fact mine are almost down to the wear bars too, so I'll be buying another new set of them before the snow flies.

The tire rack reviews are usually posted when the tires are new. Which means they haven't had the Continentals long enough to find out they don't stay balanced and they get very noisy. I have heard this from quite a few G8 owners so stay away from them.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm on my third set of Contis and they have all performed well for me...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I guess they are bound to get a few good sets out of thousands of Continental tires. Laughing

Even PB SS doesn't like his current set.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
Those continental should have a 60k mile warranty. I would look into them.

If tirerack doesn't do the warranty, check your local tire place.

Which one's? The DW or DWS? Tirerack says DWS has a 50,000 and says there's nothing on the DW.

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I have the Eagle GT's and they are fantastic tires. They are smooth and quiet at all speeds and have great traction in all conditions. They wear quicker than passenger car tires but that's expected for an ultra high performance tire.

The Potenza's are also very good tires, and with UNI-T they retain their shape and traction throughout the life of the tire.

Don't buy Continental tires, they have balancing issues and they get noisy after they start to wear.

How fast did the GT's wear out for you? And a lot of reviews said the same thing about the Continentals..

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I have the Yokohama Avid TRZs, generally an all-around good tire, they made it through a Chicago winter with no issues. I'd recommend them.

I used to have the Kuhmo Ecsta 711s, they are not available any more but are close to the ones you asked about. They were great tires when I lived in Alabama, and I would love to have them again, but they are not so good in snow. They were very quiet, with great wet and dry traction.

How many miles did each the Kuhmo and Yokohama tires give you? And what are your opinions comfort, noise, and stability wise? I get no snow so that's not an issue.

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I've got the Potenza Grid G019s on the Monte Carlo. They are great in dry conditions, handle rain well and do much better in the snow that my RE960ASs ever did (I had park the car when I visited my parents one winter because the tread packed snow and was essentially useless to me). All things considered, if I need an all season tire again, I'll get these.

Can I get more of your opinions on the Potenza Grid's? Like how they wear, how long you think they last, comfort and noise levels, and any downfalls of them?

Any other opinions would be appreciated also. Seems to me like the Continental DWS would be a great tire. But, there seem so to be a lot of people complaining about not being able to balance properly and they become noisy.

To put it simple, ALL I want is something that fits my budget of less than $200 per tire, is quiet, comfortable, and has to last at least 45-50k miles. I do care about traction, but the car only sees normal driving. There will never be any track or racing conditions, I only occasionally take an on or off ramp decently quick. It will never see snow. And they will be on all year around in summer conditions so they have to last, like I said, at least 45-50k miles.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't think you can go wrong with the Eagle GTs. I have them on my SS. They're a fairly quiet tire and have great grip. I've only had the car for a year so far, but I have not seen any noticeable wear yet after about 12,000 miles. They do great in rain, but are not the best in snow.

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