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Aug 25, 12:47pm - #39228 
Tire recommendations

Anyone want to recommend some tires for me?

I don't plan to change my rims, so they need to come in 195/60/15 size.

I don't plan to buy snow tires, and I live in the midwest, so they must be all-season tires.

I've never been to a track, so quiet ride and long treadlife are probably more important to me than dry traction. Wet traction and handling in snow are important however, as I don't want to be spinning my tires, hydroplaning, or sliding all over the place come wet weather and winter.

As far as price, I'm thinking $50-$60 per tire, which somehow comes out to about $400 once I pay for mounting, disposal, valve stems, road hazard, lifetime rotation and balancing, etc.

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Aug 25, 12:53pm - #39229 
Originally Posted by Steve
Anyone want to recommend some tires for me?

I don't plan to change my rims, so they need to come in 195/60/15 size.

I don't plan to buy snow tires, and I live in the midwest, so they must be all-season tires.

I've never been to a track, so quiet ride and long treadlife are probably more important to me than dry traction. Wet traction and handling in snow are important however, as I don't want to be spinning my tires, hydroplaning, or sliding all over the place come wet weather and winter.

As far as price, I'm thinking $50-$60 per tire, which somehow comes out to about $400 once I pay for mounting, disposal, valve stems, road hazard, lifetime rotation and balancing, etc.


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Aug 25, 12:56pm - #39230 
Hi steve,

get anything Falken makes

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Aug 25, 1:02pm - #39231 
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Aug 25, 1:04pm - #39232 
Yeah, Tirerack.com's decision guide answers everything you asked. So if you were going to buy from them, here's your recommendation-

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.j...p;x=58&y=15

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Aug 25, 1:24pm - #39233 
Kumho Ecsta Supra 712..thats what i have right now.. thumbsup

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Aug 25, 1:33pm - #39234 
Yeah do NOT get 711s...thats what I have. Hold the clutch for a fraction of a second to long and they spin.


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Aug 25, 1:36pm - #39235 
Originally Posted by Steven
Hi steve,

get anything Falken makes

I agree thumbsup

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Aug 25, 2:16pm - #39236 
Thanks for the suggestions so far, but the Kumho ECSTA Supra 712 and the ECSTA 711 are both summer tires. As I noted, I need all-season tires. Does anyone have any specific experience with the ECSTA HP4 716's?

I've used Tirerack, but part of the problem with their reviews is that tires perform differently on different cars. I'd like to get some feedback about specific tires used on Celicas. Also, Tirerack doesn't include Falken or Toyo tires.

By the way, my local Tire Barn recommended Toyo Proxes TPT. One of the Bridgestone/Firestone dealers said those would be noisy and wouldn't last as long, and he recommended Bridgestone Turanza LS-T. Dare I use a T-rated tire since the OEM equipment is H-rated?

Keep 'em coming...

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