Good tire suggestions?

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Good tire suggestions?

postby Trentin » 10/30/13 @ 03:00

Hey phags, what are some good sticky tires that I can still use on public roads?
preferably in the low-middle range, price wise.

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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Mazduh » 10/30/13 @ 08:54

sticky tires on the cheap? Kumho Escta XS. Their a little soft, but once you warm them up they are super sticky. Most bang for your buck. They don't last long though. 180 treadwear. I managed to get a full summer out of them daily driving and a handful of autocross's. But I think if I had done any track days they would have been dead.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Mazduh » 10/30/13 @ 08:55

Fuck. @phillyb™ how come there's no way to delete posts? Tapatalk keeps double posting on me.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby murasaki » 10/30/13 @ 09:10

I'm rocking a set of federal 595 rsr and they're plenty grippy for daily usage. Haven't had a chance to take it on an autocross or track day yet, but a few spirited runs through my local twisties provided plenty of fun
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby bigx5murf » 10/30/13 @ 09:36

Another vote for 595 rsr, dirt cheap, super sticky, 140 tread wear. Also the thread pattern looks like yoyo r888.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby spitefulcheerio » 10/30/13 @ 09:47

excuse me, n00bs, but you can't get much better grip for the price than a set of 225/45/15 RS3s
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Waffles » 10/30/13 @ 09:53

I have always been a cheap bastard when it comes to tires. I run Falken 512s. They do great in light snow, rain, and have an OK amount of grip all without going bald every season. I think i paid $50 a tire last time.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Trentin » 10/30/13 @ 10:10

thanks for all the suggestions guys! I have some 195/60/14 bfgoodrich g-force super sport A/S's on there right meow, it's what came on the car when I bought it. was asking so I could start figuring prices on things to buy over the winter.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

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Mazduh wrote:Fuck. @phillyb™ how come there's no way to delete posts? Tapatalk keeps double posting on me.


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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby andy » 10/30/13 @ 10:57

I like my yokohama s drives.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby bigx5murf » 10/30/13 @ 13:02

spitefulcheerio wrote:excuse me, n00bs, but you can't get much better grip for the price than a set of 225/45/15 RS3s


Though I'm a fan of RS3 as well, I'd have to say federal 595 RSR beats them in value (60% of the price?), the grip when new is very very close, and they'd be even closer if they were available in the same size. A friend ran a set on his NA around the same time I got my RS3 (maybe a month or two after I got RS3). Our autox times were very close. After a season and a half of autox, the RSR definitely lost more grip after each heat cycle than the RS3, but my RS3 have lost a significant amount of grip as well.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Mazduh » 10/30/13 @ 13:05

rs3's are great. But in a 225 your looking at almost $800 for tires. Compared to the kumhos or federals for around 5-600. they aren't $200 more better.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby bigx5murf » 10/30/13 @ 13:13

205/50/15 a set of RSR you're looking at like $350 shipped to your door.

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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Sploinkin » 10/30/13 @ 15:00

I am also of the cheap bastard sort with Falken 512s. We do get a fair amount of rain and cold here in western Washington but not much snow so all seasons work well for me. I'll probably upgrade to real summer tires next year.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby iRoadster » 10/30/13 @ 15:07

ALL SEASONS ARE NOT GRIPPY PEOPLE!

RS3's, Rivals, RT-615k, Star Specs, NT01, R888...

All you said was you want to be able to use them on public roads. What size wheels would these be going on and for what purpose?
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby ThatWhiteBG » 10/30/13 @ 17:44

Nitto Neo-Gen. Don't let the all-season (albeit ultra-high performance a/s) labeling fool you with these. Best $80 intermediate tyre you can buy, in my book. Plenty of grip for a light car (hell, they were even great on my 27XX lb P5), yet still sane in inclement weather. Plus, they're damn sexy.

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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby bigx5murf » 10/30/13 @ 18:45

^someone this past autox season went from worn star spec z1 to those nitto neo gens... he spent this last season crying like a girl, before selling them for a lost to get star spec z2
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postby ThatWhiteBG » 10/30/13 @ 22:42

I never said these were a top tier auto-x tyre, did I? I said they're great for $80. The Dunflops are in a completely different price/performance category.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby andy » 10/30/13 @ 22:47

I like my s drives.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Trentin » 10/30/13 @ 22:49

iRoadster wrote:ALL SEASONS ARE NOT GRIPPY PEOPLE!

RS3's, Rivals, RT-615k, Star Specs, NT01, R888...

All you said was you want to be able to use them on public roads. What size wheels would these be going on and for what purpose?
haven't made up my mind on wheels yet, but most of my choices are in 15x8. Will be using them on my daily driver that in going to try to make real nice and grippy. Might attend some auto-x events in the summer.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby spitefulcheerio » 11/01/13 @ 09:06

r.s.3.

$100 a tire.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby ScarfaceThe91 » 11/01/13 @ 10:34

ZII Star Specs are great in the wet and dry and around $112 I think last time I checked.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Nicktorius™ » 11/01/13 @ 11:08

Tire selection is extremely limited based on the tire size you choose. I can't believe no one has pointed that out.
Pick a tire size then your options are immediately narrowed.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby bigx5murf » 11/01/13 @ 12:49

spitefulcheerio wrote:r.s.3.

$100 a tire.


Not trying to call you out, but if you know where to get 225/45/15 rs3 for $100/tire, please share.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby TistheJameson » 11/03/13 @ 02:00

I vote for handjob RS3's. can't beat them for the price.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby spizzed » 12/09/13 @ 11:58

Any thots on the Falken Z912? I commute 100 mi./day a few times/week. Need a balance between handling/noise and grip. Tire wear will be what it is at those commute distances...
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby Mazduh » 12/09/13 @ 14:09

I generally don't like Falken tires... But I've never bought a set new. Always inherit them from wheels changes and such. Usually with 60-70% tread left. Always hate them.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby bigx5murf » 12/09/13 @ 17:44

I've had falken 512 and driven on 912, both suck imo. Not much grip, and the 512k wore out super fast too. Look at all the drift cars they sponsor, and no race cars, that should tell you what their grip is like.

If you're running 205/50/15, the bang for buck tire is Federal 595 RS-R. The dry grip is AMAZING, like it'll hold it's own against any UHP street tire available in that size. Don't expect the grip to last much more than 10k though, like all UHP street tires. But at the price you can get them, that shouldn't matter that much.
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postby Mazduh » 12/09/13 @ 17:48

bigx5murf wrote:I've had falken 512 and driven on 912, both suck imo. Not much grip, and the 512k wore out super fast too. Look at all the drift cars they sponsor, and no race cars, that should tell you what their grip is like.

If you're running 205/50/15, the bang for buck tire is Federal 595 RS-R. The dry grip is AMAZING, like it'll hold it's own against any UHP street tire available in that size. Don't expect the grip to last much more than 10k though, like all UHP street tires. But at the price you can get them, that shouldn't matter that much.


Yes! This. Buddies are always buying Nexens and Nankangs and shit. You'd never see these shitty tires on real racing environments because just that, their shitty fucking tires. No wonder the drift kiddies love them so much, because they slide with ease.

Pet peeve when someone brings up federals/nexens/nankangs/falkens etc in a serious grip tire conversation. Pretty much I feel like if Tire Rack doesn't sell it, it's probably not worth my time.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby bigx5murf » 12/09/13 @ 19:08

I felt the same way, but I've tried co-drove a friend's NA last autox season on federal 595 RS-R. They gripped nearly as hard as my RS-3, and we took 1-2 in STR a few times, and we're not up against noobs either. That being said, the RSR heat cycled out maybe 2k before RS3 did, and they were scary in the rain from day 1.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby PHEOX » 12/22/13 @ 10:36

The best all season "performance" tires I've seen are the Yoko S-Drives. Last a long time, pretty grippy when warm, but still an all season.
BFG Rivals. Really good tire once they get all warm, but have a couple of set backs. They blow cold, and aren't as communicative as my favorite tire.
Hankook RS3. Grippy as hell. They last a pretty decent amount of time considering their treadwear rating. I got these to grip dead cold in my friends 308whp NB from a dig. They are also quiet so no squealy noises, which is nice on the street since you won't be attracting any unwanted attention. When you get the ass to kick out, they are completely progressive and not scary. My favorite tire ever.
Dunlop Star Spec Z1 and Z2. A good compromise tire. You lose a little bit of overall grip (compared to the RS3) but gain in other places like wet traction. If I was autocrossing in the rain, I'd want these.
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Re: Good tire suggestions?

postby PHEOX » 02/20/14 @ 14:21

Federal 595 RSR.
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