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k6kicker
Well the tires on my Z are fairly bald at this point....Any recommend rubber? This isnt a dialy driver so milage, ad low traction weather isn't a factor, id like to keep the price below the 250~300 per tire range but for a really nice set i could splurge

masestylez
DUH. Support the board. Tirerack.com man.

masestylez
Er wait you asked what kind of tires.

k6kicker
Bah its alright, maybe someone ill know of great ones that are at tirerack for a great price :clap:

masestylez
I need to learn about tires, only ones i've used are Yokohamas and Pirellis and they were sweet. We also had Firestones on our Explorer but yeah they weren't the best of Firestone's offerings.

CLK-GTR
potenzas, but i dont know how much they are in the US, and i cant be bothered to look on tirerack.com just now.

Rotary Boy
Originally posted by k6kicker
Well the tires on my Z are fairly bald at this point....Any recommend rubber? This isnt a dialy driver so milage, ad low traction weather isn't a factor, id like to keep the price below the 250~300 per tire range but for a really nice set i could splurge

Ok. here are my personal favorites

Bridgestone Potenza S-03's are about the most impressive offering around for a street tire, they are good in water as well as providing some excellent dy traction and an unimaginable amount of cornering load. these are the tires that are on my Rx-7.

Michelin Pilot sports-wow, these are some badass tires, they are quiet and make good street tires in addition to gripping like mad. stock tires on 550, and 575 Maranellos and 355Gt's and spyders, also OEM on many bimmers, maserati's and no dodge viper has left the showroom with out them.They also grace the wheels of my Supra.

the Pirelli P Zero is amazing, duh. it's a Pirelli, but it is alittle much for some poeple and it can be alittle hairy at it's limits. but don't let that throw you off, they are really impressive tires.

Falkin Azenis Sports. I have never used them but I know enough people that swear by them to feel safe reccomending them to you.(PM Apple_jacks for his info on these) they evacuate a good deal of water and do an amazing job of holding on to the road. they are actually changed very little in design and build from Falkins Home market racing tire. look into these even though the tirerack doesn't sell them

Apple_Jacks
Originally posted by Rotary Boy

Falkin Azenis Sports. I have never used them but I know enough people that swear by them to feel safe reccomending them to you.(PM Apple_jacks for his info on these) they evacuate a good deal of water and do an amazing job of holding on to the road. they are actually changed very little in design and build from Falkins Home market racing tire. look into these even though the tirerack doesn't sell them [/B]

these things kick ass, I had them on blanca and they are some kickass tires. lots of cornering abilty and lots of grip, they make excellent street tires too, and are pretty cheap. I couldn't find them on the tirerack though(why don't they carry falkin?)

k6kicker
find me a place that sells them and they are on..that lor ill just stick witht he potenzas (sp):boxer:

scubie02
Potenza's are what you have now? S-03's? Most people seem to think thy are the best. A but rich for my blood, unfortunately.

One thing to warn you about if it matters w/ the Azenis' that I hear is that they wear very fast, and they really aren't even considered wet weather tires--even their website says something like "great in the dry" and doesn't mention water (I was considering some for my wrx) But maybe there is more than one model now. Discount Tire used to sell them, but it looks like they maybe don't do internet sales anymore. They used to until recently if thats the case. Their price included shipping, which was sort of nice.

I have Yokohama AVS ES 100's for summers, which get rave reviews from alot of people, but I can't personally say how they compare to S-03's, not having used those. They are bargain priced like Kumho ECSTA 712's, but are supposed to be wayyyy better, but I haven't used the Kumho's either, so I couldn't say how they compare myself on those either.

Anyway, like I said the S-03's seem to be considered th best, though some like the Pilot Sports. Sounds like you could afford either of those at Tire Rack prices.

89TTA
Originally posted by Rotary Boy
Ok. here are my personal favorites

Bridgestone Potenza S-03's are about the most impressive offering around for a street tire, they are good in water as well as providing some excellent dy traction and an unimaginable amount of cornering load. these are the tires that are on my Rx-7.

those are on the TTA, and we get the car sideways (literally) off the line and break them lose through second gear (depending on road conditions)... i will vouch for their capabilities, but their traction capabilities on a high end car are nill... the car is recieving a fresh wrapping of Firestone Firehawk S750 EP that have the best wet/dry traction next to the S03s, but they are also a wider to... i'd rather have a 9.3 traction rating over a bigger surface then 9.4 over a smaller one. :)

Dreamn
Anyone know anything about Khumos?

scubie02
Originally posted by Dreamn
Anyone know anything about Khumos?

Which ones?

Dreamn
Originally posted by scubie02
Which ones?

umm,HP4 716