View Thread: what kind of tires do you guys have on your cars?


Rotary Boy
what kind of rubber you all wearing. not the trojan kind folks, I mean the kind on your wheels. what sort of tires is everyone here using and how do they like them?

my Rx-7 is currently shoed in potenza S-03's which totally rock, they have a ton of cornering grip and translate to a pretty nice ride as well. for track events I have a set of hoosier R3S03's and another set of A3S03's. both of which are some of the best competition tires you can buy.

the supra is currently shoe'd in T/A KDW's which are badass for rain, and dry, they could be alittle quiter but it's hardly an issue

my jeep(a 81 J10 lacking from sig) has dunlop mod rovers on it, which will let that thing haul through some major slime and still have traction.

Sia Bani
I've got Bridgestone Dueler H/Ps, 285/60/r18. Theyre great for SUV tires, their known as "SMooth ride tires" at major SUV tuners

Dreamn
Three Michelins and a Pirelli.

ckacyon
I've got four Bridgestone Potenza S03's mounted on the stock rims for summer. I've also got a set of pretty black steel rims with Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50's. They kick ass in the snow and handle like shit on dry pavement.

DominibeanS4
Right now I'm rolling on stock rubber, Pirelli P6000s. They're not the greatest but not the worst. I'm getting new wheels soon and plan to wrap those with some Bridgestone Potenza S-03s.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by ckacyon
I've got four Bridgestone Potenza S03's mounted on the stock rims for summer. I've also got a set of pretty black steel rims with Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50's. They kick ass in the snow and handle like shit on dry pavement.

yo ck, btw, Dominican s4, one post above is my friend iwth the s4. he's the one i videoed going 160.

ckacyon
Originally posted by Sia Bani
yo ck, btw, Dominican s4, one post above is my friend iwth the s4. he's the one i videoed going 160.
Nice...when I move to SoCal we'll have to have a little UrS4 vs. New S4! I've hit 157 and was still pulling so it might be interesting. Problem is, if he can pull in 6th I might run out of revs since even 5th is pretty short in my car.

ckacyon
Originally posted by DominicanS4
Right now I'm rolling on stock rubber, Pirelli P6000s. They're not the greatest but not the worst. I'm getting new wheels soon and plan to wrap those with some Bridgestone Potenza S-03s.
Yo, trust me...S03's kick ass. I've owned several sets of tires and I'm blown away. WIth quattro, it's even more amazing. I can barely get my ABS to kick in with them, and I have to be going really fast.

DominibeanS4
Yeah, I think it would be an interesting top speed match up. But my six gear will take me up to about 175mph. Got it up to 173 once but I was coming up on a turn and I got nervous so I backed off the gas. I'd like to check out your car though if you're ever down here.

ckacyon
Originally posted by DominicanS4
Yeah, I think it would be an interesting top speed match up. But my six gear will take me up to about 175mph. Got it up to 173 once but I was coming up on a turn and I got nervous so I backed off the gas. I'd like to check out your car though if you're ever down here.
Yo, top speed you got me probably. I'm guessing I'd hit redline at about 165. 157 I was almost there. I'm surprised your 6th will pull to 173. That's awesome. Credit the Germans for nice short gearing. 173 must be hairy. I know 157 felt pretty fucking fast. In anything other than a solid car like mine I would have shit myself. Overall, I think you still might have an edge. You've got better gearing and your car is smaller/lighter.

SupraTTmkiv
Originally posted by Rotary Boy
what kind of rubber you all wearing. not the trojan kind folks, I mean the kind on your wheels. what sort of tires is everyone here using and how do they like them?

my Rx-7 is currently shoed in potenza S-03's which totally rock, they have a ton of cornering grip and translate to a pretty nice ride as well. for track events I have a set of hoosier R3S03's and another set of A3S03's. both of which are some of the best competition tires you can buy.

the supra is currently shoe'd in T/A KDW's which are badass for rain, and dry, they could be alittle quiter but it's hardly an issue

my jeep(a 81 J10 lacking from sig) has dunlop mod rovers on it, which will let that thing haul through some major slime and still have traction.

I am rolling on Bridgestone Potenza S-03's as well and I love them! These tires grip like no other wet or dry. I had Pirelli P zero's on my 19's and I felt like I was on slicks on a rainy day.... EVERYDAY!!! S03's are definately the way to go!

-Shane

A-Tech
continentals. not sure what model or whatever.

RSXDriver
Stock Michelin Pilot HX MXM 4s right now. They're wearing so well, that I'm just going to let them run their course then later get BFG g-Force T/A KDWs. I like the tread design.

911GT2
Originally posted by RSXDriver
Stock Michelin Pilot HX MXM 4s right now. They're wearing so well, that I'm just going to let them run their course then later get BFG g-Force T/A KDWs. I like the tread design.

Wait until you get some real tires....Honda/Acura stock tires blow.

My replacement tires on the Civic were so much better than the OEMs it's not even funny. I've got Toyos, not sure which kind. I'l have to take a look tomorrow.

RSXDriver
Well, for right now, they're doing just fine. Like I said, they're wearing really well. After 42,000 miles, I can barely see any wear on them at all. Excellent quality, I say...

But yes, the tires I mentioned before are probably going to be the ones I end up getting later when it's time.

911GT2
Originally posted by RSXDriver
Well, for right now, they're doing just fine. Like I said, they're wearing really well. After 42,000 miles, I can barely see any wear on them at all. Excellent quality, I say...

But yes, the tires I mentioned before are probably going to be the ones I end up getting later when it's time.


Fuck....our stock Michelins lasted about 35k KMs!!

But the current Toyos have much better grip, so i'm cool with it.

Apple_Jacks
I have falken azenis sport tires for my ITR, they are freakin amazing, and they are the coolest looking tires I have ever seen, pretty cheap too. my Cj7 renegade has dunlop mud rovers on it, the mud rovers work really well for just about anything, mud, snow, rain you name it.

Trepid
Originally posted by Dreamn
Three Michelins and a Pirelli.

hahaha, I did the same thing, I had two pirellis and two bridgestone on my volvo back in the day... ahh I miss that thing, if wagon's could talk......

anyhow, I am currently riding on some cheap tires I bought as I didn't plan to have stock wheels for this long...

SLP Addict
Shoot those bitches out!

S T E A L T H
Dunlop Steeltrack(cheapest available)
my car is extremely prone to punctures so at least all of my tyres all always full-tread ;)

RSXDriver
Originally posted by 911GT2
Fuck....our stock Michelins lasted about 35k KMs!!

But the current Toyos have much better grip, so i'm cool with it.

Damn! It isn't like I baby my tires either! But they're Pilots. The ones on your Civic probably weren't. That could mean something.

:)

Shaman
On the street, I use Pilot Sports most of the time. That is, if my V700s are showing enough wear to attract police attention... I love driving on city streets on R compound, you drive 20km/h over and never touch the brake... although I really did almost run over a young mother and child one day, she was stepping off the curb just out of sight of the corner.

That corner is the most fun, too, it's 90 degrees and you can always get a little sideways on it because it's wide enough.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by Shaman


That corner is the most fun, too, it's 90 degrees and you can always get a little sideways on it because it's wide enough.

That's what I do with the hoe. I can easily throw the rear on any corner. I love doing that and it really scares the shit out of the pedestrians when I peel out and hurt their ears with the exhaust, intake and screeching tires! :boxer:

RSXDriver
Originally posted by Shaman
...although I really did almost run over a young mother and child one day, she was stepping off the curb just out of sight of the corner.

The nerve of the lady... ;) :roll: :bigbounce :evilbat:

scubie02
I have Dunlop SP Sport 5000's I'm trying out as my winter tires. They're supposed to be good (especially on an awd car) for the snow, but are w speed rated for when the roads are dry. So far I like them ok, but I haven't had them in deep snow yet (they did fine w/ a couple inches). They are pretty solid and have good ultimate grip, but steering response could be a little faster. I have Yokohama AVS ES 100's for the summer, which haven't been broken in yet. The Truck has Dueler's on it like Tahoe has.
They are nice and quiet and overall decent, but I might go to something more aggressive next time around.

k6kicker
rims are 18x9.5, when i run on the track i have a pair of Hoosier R3S03's(they were cheap) but for the road I have firestone firehawks........

Mr. T
Michelin Symmetry 215/70R15's... They're workin fine.

dtkw
I have Michelan MXV4 Plus 235/60/16 on my Benz coupe. Tried them on I-70 going er....135 ~ 138 and still didn't feel that fast inside. Almost got myself nailed by trooper but slow to a more civilized 65 before passing him. He gave chase and got beside me and gave me a not so happy look but perhaps it's my Newfie in the back or whatever reason, he turned around and I kept going my way in a better manner.

911GT2
Originally posted by RSXDriver
Damn! It isn't like I baby my tires either! But they're Pilots. The ones on your Civic probably weren't. That could mean something.

:)

I forget exactly which, but they were shitty anyways and i'm glad to see em go. If it was me buying the car i'd tell em to keep the tires and give me cash. Honda and Acura severely undertire cars so that the fuel mileage will be better.

scubie02
Originally posted by 911GT2
I forget exactly which, but they were shitty anyways and i'm glad to see em go. If it was me buying the car i'd tell em to keep the tires and give me cash. Honda and Acura severely undertire cars so that the fuel mileage will be better.

The wrx's come w/ crappy stock tires too, alas.

911GT2
Fortunately it still has the 227hp four. Take away 100hp and you've got mine. Ah well, I still have fun...

And did you just tell em to keep the tires or what?

RSXDriver
But the quality of my stock tires is great, I must say. I can't justify getting rid of them early.

911GT2
Fuel economy is good, but that's the only advantage I saw. The Toyos we bought after gave the chassis much more confidence.

Rotary Boy
man , given the intended nature of the WRx it sure came with some crappy tires, they should have just put something performance oriented on them in the firts place, but instead they put those lousey AT tires that suck on them.

my cousins WRX has falken azenis sports on it, they are nice, alittle ruff and they are alittle loud(road noise), but they offer tons of cornering force which is always fun.

scubie02
Originally posted by 911GT2
Fortunately it still has the 227hp four. Take away 100hp and you've got mine. Ah well, I still have fun...

And did you just tell em to keep the tires or what?

No, alas I'm not rich, so I ran them for a little while anyway (to about 15k miles) before I had some expendable dough to spend on some new ones. I still have the old ones and may put them back on when I sell the wrx, or just sell them, who knows. They aren't THAT bad in that they do get good mileage (I suspect one of the main reasons they put them on) and grip wasn't AWFUL (ok, not fantastic either) and they worked decently in the dirt I suppose, but they were pretty bad in the snow and not really great in the ultimate grip category (though subaru will say they did that purposely so the car would drift). They had decent steering response anyway--not cumbersome feeling.

I'm looking forward to trying out the new summers come spring though.

scubie02
Originally posted by Rotary Boy
man , given the intended nature of the WRx it sure came with some crappy tires, they should have just put something performance oriented on them in the firts place, but instead they put those lousey AT tires that suck on them.

my cousins WRX has falken azenis sports on it, they are nice, alittle ruff and they are alittle loud(road noise), but they offer tons of cornering force which is always fun.

Yep, but alot of japanese companies seem to do that (not all--I think some of the new mazda's come w/ decent tires--but honda and subaru and toyota anyway often come w crappy tires performance wise).

Thats one thing I always want to point out that people seem to overlook in the comparos over at C&D. They will say "yeah, well look at the skidpad numbers, the wrx doesn't look that great compared to a mustang or the new neon srt-4". Yeah, but the wrx gets those numbers w/ BIGTIME CRAPPY tires, whereas the neon comes w/ Pilot Sports and the Mustang comes w/ decent tires too (can't remember which). You have to think about such things when looking at new car tests and comparisons.

911GT2
Can't you just get money instead of the shitty tires so you can buy new ones?