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Apr 11, 9:37pm - #151972 
Summer's coming... what tires to get?


Okay I've got $500 to spend on tires for the summer. I've got aluminum 15" Mb-Motoring rims.

My dad's been raving about his Michelin Pilots all season, but I want something a little more sporty than all seasons.

I want something that's good for handling/daily driving, but also has good traction sicne I plan on going to the track this summer. I've got a completely stock suspension if that make smuch of a difference. Thanks in advance for the suggestions guys smile

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Apr 11, 9:40pm - #151973 
can't go wrong with Yokohamas... I prefer the Spec 2's

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Apr 11, 10:37pm - #151974 
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Apr 11, 10:40pm - #151975 
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if they make the Parada Spec II in 15's then I would go w/those. Since they're gonna be your summer tires you don't have to worry about how much they suck in the rain.

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Apr 11, 11:19pm - #151976 
Hmmm. I can't find those... anybody have any more recommendations?

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Apr 11, 11:26pm - #151977 
http://www.vulcantire.com/azenis_t.htm

my friend has those on his 2.5rs, they are awesome for summer only. Great grip, a little noisy at first but handle great...

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Apr 11, 11:29pm - #151978 
Originally Posted by UncleBen
http://www.vulcantire.com/azenis_t.htm

my friend has those on his 2.5rs, they are awesome for summer only. Great grip, a little noisy at first but handle great...


BACKORDER NOTE: Falken is having a hard time delivering the 14 and 15 inch tire sizes. As a result, some of these tires may currently be on backorder. (see price list below) We are receiving Azenis on a regular basis from Falken. In fact, we just received hundreds on 3/23/04, however each and every one of these tires went to fill our backorders. It is highly suggested that you backorder these tires if you want a set ASAP. " "

I've got 15's frown I'm looking to buy in the next few weeks

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Apr 11, 11:29pm - #151979 
try some other places, that site might just not have any...

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Apr 11, 11:34pm - #151980 
I've heard that the Azenis aren't to great for track use!?!

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Apr 11, 11:40pm - #151981 
I'm not sure how true that statement is, I've ridden in the car for some hard autocross style driving and been pretty impressed so far...pole positions are pretty good as well, go to tirerack and do a search then read the reviews, its the only way to really know. Tires are everything so dont just listen to what people say here, do your homework...

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Apr 11, 11:44pm - #151982 
the statement is true...when that tire is compared with others(which have mad grip when heated up..)

so you be the judge..


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Apr 11, 11:45pm - #151983 

Yeah I definately want to do the neccessary research, to get the right tires, thanks for the links, and help Uncle Ben!

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Apr 12, 12:04am - #151984 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
Yoko's thumbsup

if they make the Parada Spec II in 15's then I would go w/those. Since they're gonna be your summer tires you don't have to worry about how much they suck in the rain.


I can't find the spec-II in 15's frown. Thanks for the suggestion

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Apr 12, 12:10am - #151985 
there's not that many great tires in your size

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Apr 12, 12:21am - #151986 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
there's not that many great tires in your size


(anybody) Familiar at all with these? http://www.yokohamatire.com/TireIntro.asp?TireID=9

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Apr 12, 2:11am - #151987 
i think those are the ones that come stock on some celi's. some like them, some don't.

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Apr 12, 7:05am - #151988 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
i think those are the ones that come stock on some celi's. some like them, some don't.


I've read up on them more, and it seems like the tread wear is pretty poor. 5,000 miles and they are pretty worn !?!

Its between these and some michelins

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Apr 12, 8:04am - #151989 
here's some reviews on the Yokohama AVS ES100 http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=AVS+ES100& they do score at 5th out of 44 tires, but some have said they wear out too fast & they are too loud but you can't have everything i guess. here are some other options>> ]http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.j...p;x=17&y=2] Info on Speed ratings>> http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/general/speed.jsp[/color]


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Apr 12, 11:30am - #151992 
Thanks for all the suggestions guys but I think I've made a decision.

Tommorrow I'm gonna pick up 4 new Michelin Hydroedges 195-60-15. The reason I decided to just go with these was because I'm getting them for free smile and we do get some pretty bad rain storms in the summer.

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Apr 12, 3:21pm - #151993 
free is a good incentive - thumbsup

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Apr 12, 3:26pm - #151994 
toyo proxes 4 not the fz4, they're a great tire. thumbsup

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Apr 12, 4:32pm - #151995 
Originally Posted by Sultan
free is a good incentive - thumbsup


Yes indeedy wink

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Apr 12, 4:50pm - #151996 
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Thanks for all the suggestions guys but I think I've made a decision.

Tommorrow I'm gonna pick up 4 new Michelin Hydroedges 195-60-15. The reason I decided to just go with these was because I'm getting them for free smile and we do get some pretty bad rain storms in the summer.


If it wasn't for them being free i would suggest against them becasuse we only get rain storm's in late april through early june the rest of the summer is dry dry dry. [/color]


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Apr 12, 4:54pm - #151997 
Originally Posted by RyOlSe
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Thanks for all the suggestions guys but I think I've made a decision.

Tommorrow I'm gonna pick up 4 new Michelin Hydroedges 195-60-15. The reason I decided to just go with these was because I'm getting them for free smile and we do get some pretty bad rain storms in the summer.


If it wasn't for them being free i would suggest against them becasuse we only get rain storm's in late april through early june the rest of the summer is dry dry dry.[/color]


Werd, dude. But when it rains...it poors rice

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