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Old 04-08-2009, 09:18 PM
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Default Need suggestion for summer tire

Any good recommendations people? I dont want to spend to much, hoping for under $200/tire. Ive narrowed down to Yokohama S.Drives i think... but wondering if there are any rec's out there.

Has anyone used the General Exclaim UHP's? Those are only $500 for all 4, and they get pretty good reviews for such cheap tires... not sure if its just idiots giving the reviews...

Also, I have a 19x8.5" rim, is 245 even the best width to run?
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look bitch, im broke.. even $200/tire is killing me
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Get smaller wheels ricer!
Spend an extra $7 per tire and get some Nitto NT05 or Kumho Ecsta MX's for $207 each at DiscountTireDirect.com, size 245/35/19. That is, if you're actually looking for a PERFORMANCE summer tire around $200. If you're looking for high mileage tires, I dunno, go away

I'm having deja vu, have we discussed this before?
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Get smaller wheels ricer!
Spend an extra $7 per tire and get some Nitto NT05 or Kumho Ecsta MX's for $207 each at DiscountTireDirect.com, size 245/35/19. That is, if you're actually looking for a PERFORMANCE summer tire around $200. If you're looking for high mileage tires, I dunno, go away

I'm having deja vu, have we discussed this before?
I do not think i want 35's..for two reasons... One it will throw my speedo WAY off, I am already reading fast with stock tires (stupid nissan). and I live in boston, potholes and scraping galore - the 40's will give me more cushion and also make my car .5" higher while still lowered!

and i do not recall discussing this before...as I bought my rims with tires already on them.... and YES i am looking for performance summer tires.

you is mean.

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Lol sorry Fr0, when it comes to tires I'm an elitist prick

Alright, another good option for under $200 would be the Falken FK 452, they're decent grip and long tread life and come in 245/40/19.

Hankook Ventus S1 Evo are $188 at Tire Rack, they're okay grip and good tread life at 280 UTQG

If you're willing to spend $212 per tire you can still get those Nitto NT05's in 245/40/19 at DiscountTire.


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so my understanding is... steer clear of yokohama?! i was set on that...

I thought falken was cheap stuff? I currently have Hankook ventus sports now.. and hate them...
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:30 PM
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If you're set on them, go for the Yokos, they aren't a bad tire. They're not any worse than the Falkens or the Hankooks. I just rolled my eyes at them because they are a high treadwear/low grip tire compared to the Nittos or Kumhos or other grippy tires.
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Are the cheaper kumho escta spt's any good? They are well below the $200 price mark. Not sure if there's a huge diff between those and mx's. I will look into your suggestions....

Also... What is optimal and maximum width for 8.5" tire anyway?
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The Ecsta MX (which is being replaced by the Ecsta XS) has more grip. It's a cheap auto-x favorite, good price and good grip.

A good way to identify how much grip a tire has (generally speaking) is to look at the UTQG treadwear rating. Higher treadwear = less grip. Pirelli PZero Nero M&S has 400. Yokohama Advan A048's, a very sticky race tire, have 40. The popular autocross favorites, the Falken Azenis RT615's, have a 200 treadwear. Most of the highest performaning DOT-legal summer tires (that aren't slicks) have treadwear from 140-180 range.
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im going with nitto 555's. i dont care what lion says.
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They don't come in the size Fr0 is looking for.
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I would suggest to buy some Michelin tires. Michelin is one of the biggest producers of tires and they make quality products.
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