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What kinda all season tires do u guys recommend for 17" high performance all seasons???? i can't run in the rainy city of vancouver on those potenza re040's....

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I have Pirelli P7000 Performance All Season Tired, but i heard the grip level is not that impressive

Well, as long as it looks better than 16"

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CYL,

The one thing I am afraid of is hydoplaning. The tires that came on my S2K were Potenza S02's. These tires are great, but they wear down to quick and then you are going to have water displacement problems with the low tread. The UTG was 140. So, I started searching for a good all season performance tires.

If you wanted a tire that has good wet handling characteristics, long tread life, go for the Yokohama Paradas. The performance is decent and the UTG is 300. I have some in the front of my car 215/40/18.



The Paradas were great, but i wanted to go a step up on the performance gauge. So, I threw some 245/35/18 Toyo Proxes T1-S in the rear of my car. I can tell you right now, that these are the stickies tire with a high UTG rating (280). I highly reccomend these tires.




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Can anyone compare/contrast the Dunlops just mentioned to the Toyos in the post before? And why would you not get the toyos for all 4 wheels?
 

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I've heard the opposite...grippy and will last to about 30K or more....check out the reviews...they also have testimonials in there. Seemed like a good deal to me.

How does that Tire Rack place work? You order them online and they ship them to you? Then you need to find a place for install? Please tell me I'm wrong.
 

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What is the price delta between the Dunlops and the Toyos? For that matter what tire do people think is the best bang for the buck? Consider grippiness, tread wear, price etc.

I am new to the performance tire realm so I'd appreciate any insights you might have...
 

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hurricane,

I have a friend from Canada that says the Toyo Proxes T1-S did not handle snow too good.

Agent Smith,

Before I made my purchase I made some comparisons.

Dunlop SP 8000 (245/35/18)
Price: $239 http://www.discounttiredirect.com/
UTG: 200
Weight 21 lb.

Toyo Poxes T1-S (245/35/18)
Price: $218 http://www.carboyracing.com/
UTG: 280
Weight 22 lb.

Dunlop Sport 9000 (255/35/18)
Price: $265 http://www.discounttiredirect.com/
UTG: 280
Weight 25 lb.

Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 (255/35/18)
Price: $151 http://www.discounttiredirect.com/
UTG: 280
Weight: 28 lb.


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-18x8.5 18x7.5 Volk Racing TE37's (Anthracite)
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[This message has been edited by Unicron (edited November 06, 2000).]
 

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Makes those Toyos look pretty good at that price. Snow is not an issue for me...I live in the Silicon Valley...I've seen the SP 9000 listed for $148...just can't remember where.

Dunlop
Sport 9000
Dunlop's new design delivers breakthrough ultra high performance
215/45ZR-17
UTQG: 280AA $158 00




[This message has been edited by Agent Smith (edited November 06, 2000).]
 
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