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Evan
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Evan Mar 15, 8:46pm - #125838 

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Tires - ok to go cheap?

I'm debating between buying my rims and tires seperately or just going with the wheel/tire package...

Since a lot of you guys have already bought the no-name tires with your wheels as a package, what is your advice? Are you sorry you went with the package or are you glad because it saved you some money?

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fastceli2001 Mar 15, 8:48pm - #125839 

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when i bought my wheel tire package i got khumo ecsta rubber with it. i like them and have no complaints thumbsup

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GraSSRooTs Mar 15, 8:52pm - #125840 

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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
when i bought my wheel tire package i got khumo ecsta rubber with it. i like them and have no complaints thumbsup


Ya but Kumho tires are good. I think hes talking about no name brands. I plan to get a wheel and tire package. If you don't like the rubber they come with, buy new ones and use the crappy ones during the winter when you won't be racing.

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fastceli2001 Mar 15, 8:57pm - #125841 

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Originally Posted by GraSSRooTs
Originally Posted by fastceli2001
when i bought my wheel tire package i got khumo ecsta rubber with it. i like them and have no complaints thumbsup


Ya but Kumho tires are good. I think hes talking about no name brands. I plan to get a wheel and tire package. If you don't like the rubber they come with, buy new ones and use the crappy ones during the winter when you won't be racing.
meh, i guess they are good, thats just what came with my package grin

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Sultan Mar 15, 8:59pm - #125842 

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the package I'm considering comes with Yoko Parada Spec 2's

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v3n0m Mar 15, 9:00pm - #125843 

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^ where did you find that eek
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Evan Mar 15, 9:02pm - #125844 

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Yeah I'm waiting to see what brand they are, I already emailed them but I'm assuming they're no-name since they didn't actually state the brand. idunno

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Elec-FuYu Mar 15, 9:39pm - #125845 
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i personally wouldnt go with no-brand tires...

unless you are driving like under speed limit all the time when you are on the wheels.

just to get a peace of mind with brand name tires..
they can save ur life or money sometimes. wink

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aykut Mar 15, 11:41pm - #125846 
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go with kumho's they are aroung $80 to $120 and they a pretty decent quality instead of getting no name crappy tires.
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spaztikid Mar 15, 11:51pm - #125847 
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tires are the most important thing you can put on your car ... dont get crappy ones... its like putting an ebay Intake and ractive exhaust on...
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MptGlw69 Mar 15, 11:56pm - #125848 
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Yeah, I would definitely not go really cheap with tires. If they blow out while you're doing 70 on the highway.. iamstfu
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celicaboy Mar 15, 11:58pm - #125849 

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Originally Posted by aykut
go with kumho's they are aroung $80 to $120 and they a pretty decent quality instead of getting no name crappy tires.

yea my kumho's that i bought a couple of weeks ago cost $110 a peice
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badazzgt Mar 16, 12:22am - #125850 

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Originally Posted by kycelica
Originally Posted by aykut
go with kumho's they are aroung $80 to $120 and they a pretty decent quality instead of getting no name crappy tires.

yea my kumho's that i bought a couple of weeks ago cost $110 a peice



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AZZKIKR Mar 16, 12:27am - #125851 

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yeah, if you buy a package you might be able to upgrade the tires for a little more money...I bought a package recently and they said they came with Federal Mogoul tires...which have a decent safety rating, but not for speed...so I asked if I cold upgrade, and they let me go Khumo's for like $100 more...
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celicaboy Mar 16, 12:46am - #125852 

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Originally Posted by badazzgt
Originally Posted by kycelica
Originally Posted by aykut
go with kumho's they are aroung $80 to $120 and they a pretty decent quality instead of getting no name crappy tires.

yea my kumho's that i bought a couple of weeks ago cost $110 a peice



Man I paid that much for my Nitto 450's

what are those appose to be better or something
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cycocelica Mar 16, 12:49am - #125853 

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evan, i got my falken tires from les shwab in redmond for about $550. that was for 17" tires. give them a call. its not the cheapest but i thought i would just tell ya.
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Celica2k Mar 16, 3:35am - #125854 

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where is a good place to buy tires for about $100-$115 that are for 18" and look good and are a good brand? any websites?
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RevMonster Mar 16, 3:51am - #125855 

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I had "Visa" tires on my last car. Not good. Everytime there was ANY rain I would spin my wheels at every green light, and I could feel my backend coming loose in turns. Plus the whole car just felt sloppy... and that was compared to stock rubber.

Buying cheapo tires is like training for a year to run a marathon, then doing it in flip-flops.

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Evan Mar 16, 3:53am - #125856 

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Originally Posted by cycocelica
evan, i got my falken tires from les shwab in redmond for about $550. that was for 17" tires. give them a call. its not the cheapest but i thought i would just tell ya.


Hey thanks. I went to discount tire today and their cheapest "good brand" tires were like $100-$115 a piece.

Guess I need to save a little more money laughsilly

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KSilver2000 Mar 16, 4:43am - #125857 
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Save up money and get some Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 or BF Goodrich T/A KDW. These tires are REALLY GOOD in both the wet and dry weather. Kuhmos aren't even in the same category as these. They will run circles around Kuhmos and Yokohama AVS ES100's.
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Sultan Mar 16, 5:04am - #125858 

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definitely spend a little more bro, it'll pay off later
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Celica2k Mar 16, 5:15am - #125859 

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i was thinking about getting the $100-$115 at DTD. you think they're shit?
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Evan Mar 16, 5:56am - #125860 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
definitely spend a little more bro, it'll pay off later


I think you're right.

Thanks for all the advice, peoples wave

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Sultan Mar 16, 6:49am - #125861 

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aykut Mar 16, 7:03am - #125862 
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check the www.edgeracing.com they have good deals for tires
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DiabloGTS Mar 16, 4:06pm - #125863 

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