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Posted: 3/7/2008 9:59:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2008 10:27:24 PM EDT by TheCanuck]
Yeah, So the car should get here within 2.5-3 weeks and winter is almost over.I'm looking for something that'll only last one or two summers but will grip like a cat in a shower. They have to be street legal. They also have to perform semi-decent in the rain. I havent been into the car scene for a couple years now, so I'm not really aware of wich manufacturer makes what nowadays. Suggestions?
Link Posted: 3/9/2008 12:04:20 AM EDT
Depends what you want... long lasting or good grip?  The RE070s that come stock on the STI are great tires but have shitty wear pattern and life.  I also like yokohama advans
Link Posted: 3/9/2008 4:30:11 AM EDT
good grip
Link Posted: 3/9/2008 5:00:20 AM EDT
BFGoodrich GForce T/A KD's I had on my car ('01 Z06) lasted me almost 35k miles. Almost 2.5x longer than any other set of tires I have owned and the grip was still great.

The OEM Goodyear Supercar F1's gripped slightly better but only lasted 15k miles. Then again, back then I probably wasn't as judicious with the throttle pedal
Link Posted: 3/9/2008 5:28:28 AM EDT
Racing slicks FTW.
Link Posted: 3/9/2008 9:09:04 AM EDT
I had an '04 STi.

I was happy with the stock Potenzas but replaced them with Dunlop Sport Maxx and was more impressed with them.

The car was my daily driver plus I used to autocross, road race and drag race with it so the tires got a very good workout.  Try the Dunlops, you'll like them.

For the winter (I had two sets of wheels for the car) I originally used Continental ContiExtremeContacts.  They were a very good all weather tire but not quite good enough for just the winter.  I replaced them with Bridgestone Blizzaks for the winter and couldn't have been happier.
Link Posted: 3/9/2008 9:25:33 AM EDT
Look at the Nitto NT555R.  Will only last about 1 summer though and Traction in the rain is not the best but not as bad as a racing slick.
Link Posted: 3/16/2008 10:26:53 AM EDT
Nitto NT-01,  as fast as your gonna get street legal.

Hossier Dot slicks-no good for rain though

Falken Azenis rt-615 is what I'm running,  good in the rain if you take it easy and excellent dry grip.  Cheap to.
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 12:48:45 PM EDT
i went with the rt-615's. I also got a set of 17x8 tommygold ROTA SVN's
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 1:29:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCanuck:
i went with the rt-615's. I also got a set of 17x8 tommygold ROTA SVN's


WHERE ARE THE PICS!?!?!?!?
Link Posted: 4/18/2008 3:09:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Marksman14:

Originally Posted By TheCanuck:
i went with the rt-615's. I also got a set of 17x8 tommygold ROTA SVN's


WHERE ARE THE PICS!?!?!?!?


Can't get pics cause i'm getting the wheels next wednesday. Here's a sample in the mean time. These are 18x8.5s but it's the same wheel and the exact color

Link Posted: 4/18/2008 5:25:08 PM EDT
Get a tire with good water shedding properties.  A light car with wide tires can be a white knuckle experience when it hydroplanes.  AWD will help but if you hydroplane you have no control over the vehicle.  I had an early RX-7 with wide tires that would suddenly rev up while driving in the rain.  I also hydroplaned a Mazda B2000 pickup one rainy day on I76.  I spun twice on the pavement and I think twice in the median.  If it wasn't really muddy I would have been on the top.

Have fun with the new ride!
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