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Old 11-01-2007, 10:23 PM
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Which tires should I get?

My SDL needs new shoes, I did tireracks search and came up with 19 results.

Here is what I am looking for:

225/55/16 front
245/50/16 rear

According to tireracks website I can use the slightly wider rear tires with my wheels, which I bought from them a few years ago.

I want a tire with grip, thats quite and smooth riding on the highway. Also one thats good in the rain.

I'm thinking about going with Bridgestones because they are priced pretty well.

I'm thinking about these:
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
or
Bridgestone Potenza RE750


Any pro's or cons?

What about Kumho Ecsta SPT? They are a lot cheaper and the reviews are pretty good.
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:38 AM
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Also do consider Yokohama C drive or AVS, excellent tire with grip, low noise and performance. C drive is their new tire, excellent wear and performance till end, very good on rain as well as superb dry performance.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:32 AM
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I think the 960s are excellent tires. Owned 2 sets of 950s before they replaced them in the lineup. I gotta wonder though, how would those behave on a 126? They seem a little too aggressive to me. If you have springs or HDs, then maybe. Otherwise, I'd check on the Pilot Exalto AS, just from what I've heard. What tire are you coming from? Or did I miss that?
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:03 PM
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I have Yoko V4S's on their now, total POS's. They have around 25k miles on them and a ton of tread left. But the belts keep shifting they will not balance, and wet traction is a joke, they are like racing slicks! I hate having to throw out tires with 50% tread left.


Last week I was driving around with my friend in the rain, and the rear end came out around a corner. He was like WTF you were driving slow.

They were great for the first 20k miles though!

I'm leaning towards the Bridgestone 960's. Luke seems to like that series and my friend has them on his car.

I'd love Dunlop SP9000's, but they don't make them in the size I need.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:42 PM
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I've owned Goodyears, Pirellis, Bridegstones, Yokos, Coopers, Dunlops and Michelins, and the Michelins are the ONLY tire that has balanced out and not required a ton of weight. They are also wearing evenly, even being Z-rated and having 30k miles on them. My Bridgestone RE950s didn't even balance that well, and I also only got 22k on them (H-rated too!)

I would really be leaning toward Michelins, but that's just my bias
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:44 PM
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In my case, with both the 4WD, Yokohama Geolandar have needed the least balance and these are huge tires. Have had Michelin LTX, good off road, horrid on road, Goodyear Wrangler AT, bad all over, Bridgestone Desert Dueler, good on soft sand, useless in rain, will hydroplane with ease. Only Yokohama stuck the right balance, for my 4WD and my Accord and now my 300 turbo diesel, for the Accord I use AVS with excellent results and for the MB I have put the newly released C drive, the noise level has gone down big time.

I am surprised that Avid performed so poorly.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:03 PM
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Don't bother with staggered tires, what is this a Corvette? I'd rather be able to rotate them, 225 is plenty big anyways.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:18 PM
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It would be for looks. I can only rotate front to back anyway since they are directional.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:21 PM
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Oh crap, I read your other thread, I didn't think you'd ever sell your SDL ! Don't put any special tires on it if you're going to sell it
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:25 PM
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I'm not all of a sudden the Yoko's it currantly has are the best in the world!
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