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Old 09-25-2011, 10:53 PM   #26
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Check these out. My opinion best bang for buck. Running them on my twin turbo 350z
Got them from Sorat in north Vancouver

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Old 09-26-2011, 02:51 AM   #27
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Check these out. My opinion best bang for buck. Running them on my twin turbo 350z
Got them from Sorat in north Vancouver

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how is the performance in the rain and how much? Sorat put diamond back tires on for my rims before and they are the worst tires i've ever owned, it is so scary going around curves at 60kms in the rain. i've decided to go with the ventus v12's since so much good reviews on google and discount tire. Heard they are on par or better than the SP2's right now and very low price, just the tire wear is sometimes an issue! more options would be great!
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:14 AM   #28
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They are really good in the rain, don't even bother in the snow though. I got 255.30.19 and 275.30.19 mount and balance for around a grand if I remember correctly. They are directional tires so just remember that you can't rotate (unless fronts and rears are same size). I honestly think they are wicked for the price. Not sure about your experienxe with Sorat, I've only been there once for these tires. Not the greatest shop, but its just tires...lol
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:18 AM   #29
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Its almost October, don't waste money on all seasons now if your on a tight budget, because your traction will begin to suck again once it starts getting cold and the tire compound hardens. Buy a cheap set of winters and start saving for summer/all seasons in the spring.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #30
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Dunlop Star Specs are probably one of the best wet performance tires you can buy.
+dry. +snow.

At near full tread they managed to get me the fuck out of there when the snow suddenly came down at SFU a couple years back.

They beat the crap out of my Blizzak WS-70's in the rain too. I noticed a huge improvement switching over this year. It's crazy how good these tires are.
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The Star Spec is a kick ass tire for the money but it is a SUMMER tire - the tread pattern works well for rain but it is going to be hard as a rock in the winter time.

I have been running Continental DWS through the snow last winter and all summer, and I am a HUGE fan - they will also last a lot longer than the Star Specs as they are not quite as high performance of a tire.

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Falken FK's. Hands down.
They have almost the same performance as the Toyo proxes T1R. However, they are a third the price.
I myself am on a tight budget and I just had to replace two tires unexpectedly, after doing tons of research, the FK's were the hands down choice for my budget without sacrificing much in the way of performance.


Falken FK-452 Tires - Tire Size & Price Details - 1010tires.com

check on 1010tires.com under the same size, these are the ONLY tires under $170, in that size, without stepping down to a crappy all-season tire.
To date, my two favorite tires are also the 452's and the T1R's.
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^ I've got a set of Falken 452's, picked them up new 215/40/17 for $650 cash on my lude.

So far, I must admit they were the best tires I've had so far. I take on ramps in 3rd gear around 85-95 km/hr on dry conditions and in the rain at least 70-80 km/hr.

You can hear it squeal a little bit but they grip like crazy.
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Hey thread jack,

Hankook Ventus V12's 280 AA A $171/$165
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Kumho Ecsta SPT 320 AA A $183/$192

how accurate are these tread wear ratings?

i want something that will last and stand up to some street ricing.

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From my personal experience, I really like my Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position. Best all season tires I've ever used in the rain! Never tried it in the snow yet... Very good dry traction and treadwear as well! I don't see your size on Tire Rack though.

There's a newer model that's seems to perform even better! The Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. They have your size. Here's a test review. Came first overall: Testing Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire
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Hey thread jack,

Hankook Ventus V12's 280 AA A $171/$165
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Kumho Ecsta SPT 320 AA A $183/$192

how accurate are these tread wear ratings?

i want something that will last and stand up to some street ricing.

thanks
Go for the Kooks. The SPTs don't wear very well (at least for me) and they are loud, harsh, and don't grip well in wet.
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i loved my hankook v12's. this thing can grip really well. got mine from sorat 225/40/19. best 400buks ever spent
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Summer vs All Season vs Winter tire test

Tire Test: All-Season vs. Snow vs. Summer.

What is unexpected is that all seasons perform the worst in the wet, by a pretty big margin...
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Summer vs All Season vs Winter tire test

Tire Test: All-Season vs. Snow vs. Summer.

What is unexpected is that all seasons perform the worst in the wet, by a pretty big margin...
they did a similar test with similar results on a CTS.

from what i remember, Dry and wet grip, the summers were the best, then the Winters were second best and the all seasons were the worst.

Winters performed better even though they felt soft, but they got pretty beaten up.

and as you would assume winters did the best in snow followed by all seasons and the summers for the most part couldn't move.
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rt615 are great in the rain, though they feel horrible because the comparison grip between dry and wet is so different. i had some 18" venezia tires on a skyline at the track on a snow day and the car was amazing. i run them as front on the 240 drift car and there not bad dry tires. no 615 or T1R but those tires will kill you in snow.
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