View Full Version : buying tires..... suggestions

10-19-2004, 05:03 PM
hey guys i am buying two new tires for the rear.. as mine are shit and spin out so easy with the littlest of rain ... any suggestions what i should buy.....??

all season.
going on stock 15" steelies

suggestions appreciated and if possible approx. price

10-19-2004, 05:27 PM
What width are the steelies? What size tire do you have on there now?

10-19-2004, 06:57 PM
u tell us your budget, we'll tell u what u can buy ;)

10-19-2004, 08:00 PM
hey guys ya sorry for the lack of info anyways

the tires on there now are P195/60R/15
and i dont want to spend anymore than $300 thats for sure (remember i only need two)

10-19-2004, 08:20 PM
these look pretty good: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=Traction+T%2FA+H


10-19-2004, 08:30 PM
would you recommend buying from tire rack or for a supplier locally

10-20-2004, 12:14 AM
My advice is to buy locally you should check out a few places in your hometown of
Hamilton. Tire stores local shops etc, ask your friends or family if they deal or know any good places to shop at for tires it all depends on how much you are able to spend and what type of tire you want the tread life the the type of ride you want etc.
Some tire brands you should look at are yokohama, kumho, Michelin, Bridgestone these are some good tire componys to look at for your ride good luck.

M3ti Compact
10-20-2004, 02:32 AM
lol...I know what you mean when U say the stock tires are crap in the rain. Count like 3 "not-on purpose" unexpected snap oversteer in the rain.

If you want another pair of all seasons, go to Costco...they got a good selection of all-seasons like the Bridgestone Potenzas or Michelin Pilots.

10-20-2004, 09:27 AM
anything except for Kumho or Hankook and you should be fine.
Stick with Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, and Yokohoma and you should be fine.

10-20-2004, 10:39 AM
You can also try the falken ZE 512 which are rated very high and is reasonable cheap.

For the size that you need you dont need any high end tire plus you need a performance all season here in Canada.

Only $53.00us but if they ship to Canada UPS will rape you might have to check. http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/searchTiresBySize.do?sw=false&cs=195&ar=60&rd=15

If you can get them locally and the price is almost the same then get them here.

10-20-2004, 11:02 AM
I second the ZE-512 recommendation. Awesome tire. I hooked Terry up with a set on his E30, he seems really happy with them.

For future reference, here's an article out of Consumer Reports:


10-20-2004, 11:06 AM
send me the link that consmer reports thing

10-20-2004, 11:07 AM
anything except for Kumho or Hankook and you should be fine.
Stick with Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, and Yokohoma and you should be fine.

Guys, don't base tire quality on brand name! For example, each of the manufacturers you just named make some very poor tires. The Bridgestone RE92, Michelin XGT H4/V4, the Pirelli P7000SS, Yokohama H4 (not H4S) all all "performance" tires that really aren't that great compared to competitors that offer entries at the same or often lower pricing. People that don't really know much about tires buy based on brand name, and the companies know this. On the other hand, the Kumho MX is an awesome tire, one of the best in class for sure. M3ti Compact, you mentioned Potenzas and Pilots. There are relatively poor performing models made with those marketing tags too.

A common misconception, but dangerous.

10-20-2004, 11:09 AM
send me the link that consmer reports thing

Link? Don't have it, they charge for online viewing. This was scanned out of the actual mag. I do have the one on summer tires though:


10-20-2004, 11:15 AM
That looks like a screen shot to me buddy..

I don't see the potenza 750's in there.. :(

10-20-2004, 11:25 AM
Yeah, they weren't out yet. Same deal with the KDW, the new model came out just after the test (it should place near the top). And maybe it is a screen shot, don't shoot the messenger. :P

10-20-2004, 04:08 PM
it says "click to see image"

10-20-2004, 04:21 PM
heh, shit you're right.


10-20-2004, 04:22 PM
o damn.. lol

10-20-2004, 05:02 PM
thanks for the help guys at least i feel informed about buying tires now appreciated....