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Old 09-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Advice on new tires.....

Hey Guys...

So after having my 19"Black Miro 111's/ Falken Fk452's stolen last week I'm looking at having to replace my summer set.

I loved the feel of the Falken's but noticed they were a bit slippery stopping in the rain at high speeds.

I keep hearing/reading about V-12's any one care to comment on their performance/safety?

I would like to find a nice set of tires that will perform and last me a few years. I do alot of highway driving but don't want to sacrifice performance and looks. I was pretty happy with the Falkens but would appreciate any advice or other recommendations.

Looking to spend around $1000 all in.

Any advice is appreciated thanx
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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price depends on what size you're running? Are you going with 19" again?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:26 AM   #4
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This. Really great tire. I went ahead and got them for my car against Jay's advice


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Old 09-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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dunlop dz101 - great price
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #6
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Depends on what size, for 19s you aren't going to get much for 1k.

V12s are a good choice, they are a decent street tire, thread life isn't great but most HP tires aren't. The Dunlop z1 SS are a great tire, but geared towards more aggressive driving (autox/track). Too much tire for the street IMO. They will also wear faster than the v12s.

Need a tire size to give you a better recommendation, as DD friendly 19s with decent thread life are limited.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #7
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Hey.. I have a set of V12s.. and you should NICELY be able to get a 19" set for well under $1000.. I paid about $850 for mine in 18" 225F/255R

At first they feel squirmy.. cus I came from hard RFT's.. but once they settled in they are GREAT. Just got back from a track day in the pouring rain w/ them.. and they performed flawlessly.. very forgiving.. and easy to slide. I wasn't a fan at first but I would highly recommend them now. Top merits in order:

1. Bang for your buck
2. Flawless wet weather traction
3. Minimal road noise
4. Hard to break - soft and easy to control in a slide

goodluck!
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