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Old 10-19-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
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buying tires..... suggestions

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
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Old 10-19-2004, 05:27 PM   #2
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What width are the steelies? What size tire do you have on there now?
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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u tell us your budget, we'll tell u what u can buy
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:00 PM   #4
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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)
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:20 PM   #5
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these look pretty good: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....action+T%2FA+H


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=HPAS
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:30 PM   #6
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would you recommend buying from tire rack or for a supplier locally
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Old 10-20-2004, 12:14 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:32 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:27 AM   #9
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anything except for Kumho or Hankook and you should be fine.
Stick with Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, and Yokohoma and you should be fine.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:39 AM   #10
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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/di...95&ar=60&rd=15

If you can get them locally and the price is almost the same then get them here.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:02 AM   #11
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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:

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Old 10-20-2004, 11:06 AM   #12
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send me the link that consmer reports thing
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:07 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:09 AM   #14
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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:

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That looks like a screen shot to me buddy..

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