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Anyinsight on what I should go with? I am running summers and got away with it this year... not going to test my luck this coming winter! Any advice?
 

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Just like Seattle...all seasons. I got away with the summers until I wore them out but now it's all seasons and I'm very happy. Handled light snow like a trooper and are great in the wet.

...unless you plan on driving up to Whistler in the winter...that might require more...
 

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IS3DP said:
I would us Pirelli PZERO nero M&S, they are an all season.
Yah, they might be less costly than the Michelin Pilot Sports...
 

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My Toyo Proxy4 in 215/45/17 are AWESOME in the rain at all speeds.
I had to get to a meeting in the middle of a downpour and flew down
at 140-160km/h without any hydroplaning.

Highly recommended for the price!!!

j

PS. Also amazing on dry. ;)
 

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vancouverride said:
boman, are those all seasons?
I know you're talking to Boman, but I don't believe they are. (Ouch...I stand corrected..see below)

You might also consider:

Avon Tech M550 A/S (I didn't check the sizes available though)
Pirelli P Zero Nero M&S
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S

Those seem to be the best all season tires for high performance.
 

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Yes they are. Taken directly from Tiretrends.com -->

"All-Season Ultra High Performance

The Proxes 4 is Toyo's new all-season ultra-high performance tire. It is designed primarily for plus-fitment applications on sport compact cars, sports sedans, and coupes. A wide range of tire sizes are available in V and W speed-ratings.

Aggressive unidirectional tread design
Unique "W-shape" tread pattern
Modern high-image sidewall design
Unique "4" logo on tread elements
"Generation S" silica-reinforced, high-grip tread compound
Unidirectional tread design High angle tread grooves to evacuate water
Paired shoulder blocks to increase cornering grip
Curving center rib to enhance directional stability
Unidirectional all-season tread design

Warranty:
Manufacturers defects and materials

UTQG: 300

Hope this helps.. I know the price is right on these aswell, all other
tires mentioned are pretty expensive (comparatively).

j
 

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if you are using these on aftermarket wheels, then get two sets, one winter only, and one summer only. i find that is the best way for traction, year round.
 

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boman said:
My Toyo Proxy4 in 215/45/17 are AWESOME in the rain at all speeds.
I had to get to a meeting in the middle of a downpour and flew down
at 140-160km/h without any hydroplaning.

Highly recommended for the price!!!

j

PS. Also amazing on dry. ;)
Yeah these are great tires. I use them on my stock rims. They are nice and quiet too. I use T1S as my summers on my Advans.
 

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vertical said:
Yeah these are great tires. I use them on my stock rims. They are nice and quiet too. I use T1S as my summers on my Advans.
I LOVE T1S's!!! I had them on my SiR before I had the Lexus --- Now
that's a tire! But they got loud after a while!

I think my next high performance tire will be the new T1R, I've read
pretty good reviews, especially on wet.

j
 

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That is why I like the Proxes4 so much... it is so much quieter. Cant hear them at all. The T1-S are pretty loud especially when they are cold. The Proxes 4 is a great all-season tire. Just make sure you don't order the Toyo FZ4 by mistake, because they suck big time, nosiy and no grip. My friend has a set and they are truly horrid.
 
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