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bart320i
03-26-2003, 01:16 PM
OK I'm shopping around for tires 225.40.18 I'm looking for a tire that has considerable traction in the rain with lot's of tread life. I don't drag race that often so basicly I'm looking for the longest life available. Any suggestions. Also my budget is aroudn $900-1100.

WASABI
03-26-2003, 01:44 PM
I think for that price, you're gonna have to go to the U.S. , tirerack.com, they have some pirelli on close out sale. You may want to look into the new Yokohama ES100s, roughly same price as the kumho 712s. Another tires in that price range are probably Falken and Dunlop FM901s.

btw, I thought you picked up some used Kumhos?

*edit. I had Hercules Tires G5000Z, good tires, around $725 for the set of 225/40/ZR18.

bart320i
03-26-2003, 02:23 PM
I had Kuhmo's but all of them turned out to be shot. every single tire had more than one bubble in the side wall. I got my money back but lost some cash due to mounting and dismounting. so i was not very pleased

MarkD
03-26-2003, 02:45 PM
Bart,

Steelcase tire has good prices:

Steelcase Tires & Mags
187 Steelcase Road West
Units 1 & 2
Markham, Ontario L7B 1J5
Phone: 416-492-9992

I see you have an E36 320... maybe you want one of my 320i chips? :)

Mark

jello_g
03-26-2003, 03:41 PM
You might want to do a quick check at tiretrends.com - prices in Cdn. dollars and they have a convenient search tool (type in your 225/40/18 and go!). Don't know how much they charge for shipping, but it's just another option.

WASABI
03-26-2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by bart320i
I had Kuhmo's but all of them turned out to be shot. every single tire had more than one bubble in the side wall. I got my money back but lost some cash due to mounting and dismounting. so i was not very pleased

ouch, sorry to hear that. I've had those problems with TOYO PROXES FZ4s before, and they wouldn't cover it under warranty.:mad:

Furious
03-26-2003, 05:49 PM
i went to wheels direct in scarborough and got kuhmos . i think its like $178 a tire, (235/40/17) but the good thing is you can inspect the tires before they mount them. just ask them first.

djcontra
03-26-2003, 05:52 PM
Hercules tires are fairly inexpensive. I ordered a pair for $350 installed. I wouldn't say they're the best for traction though, they're very good, but just dont gun it in the rain around a corner =/

I'd say i've been happy with them none the less, at the time i didn't have much money to spend on tires, and these ones look nice, and dont wear out fast like the pirelli's i had on before. I dont think they'll hold ground on my current car's setup though.

bart320i
03-26-2003, 07:27 PM
Anyone know a place that likes to deal in cash? I'd rather not pay taxes

MarkD
03-26-2003, 09:40 PM
Go buy your tires in another province and save the PST!

WASABI
03-26-2003, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by bart320i
Anyone know a place that likes to deal in cash? I'd rather not pay taxes

Cheap Thrills in Milton.