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Old 09-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Tires!

Ok I've decided today to go with a new set of RTR wheels (will be selling my 8000 mile old Brembros track pack stockers). I am perplexed on tires.

I've got three considerations. Nitto Invos/Hankook V12s/Pirelli P Neros.

The Hankooks are the "cheapest" but get equal and sometimes better reviews than the others. I'm going with a staggered setup so the biggest thing thats making me lean that way is $600 vs. $1000 twice a year when I have to replace the rears.

Any thoughts, experiences?

As for my driving habits.... I drive it like I stole it. Every single day.

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Lol if ur made of money then who cares but if u " drive it like you stole it " lol then cheap would the way for me haha cuz I drive the same way lol
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I make good money but am in no way "made of money." I just want to know if the alternatives to Hankooks are worth an extra $100-200 a tire. Of there is that big of a difference I'll go that way. If its negligible on the street than Hankooks it is.

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I make good money but am in no way "made of money." I just want to know if the alternatives to Hankooks are worth an extra $100-200 a tire. If there is that big of a difference I'll go that way. If its negligible on the street than Hankooks it is.
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Invos are pretty reasonable. My 295-35-20 rear is 289 a tire. They are very sticky. I've been running them for 6 months and the rears still have alot of tread left.
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I make good money but am in no way "made of money." I just want to know if the alternatives to Hankooks are worth an extra $100-200 a tire. Of there is that big of a difference I'll go that way. If its negligible on the street than Hankooks it is.
Look into falken tires. I just got a full set of 275 wide rubber. For 484$ the Fk 452 is a nice all rounder summer tire. If u want outright grip go for the azensis 612. There really sticky but they have a 160 treadwear rating.
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Aww man now it gets more confusing!!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:15 PM   #7
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You have no idea. If u want good longer life tires I'd say look at the bfg g force sport comp 2s. Or the bfg kdw if you want serious grip.
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You have no idea. If u want good longer life tires I'd say look at the bfg g force sport comp 2s. Or the bfg kdw if you want serious grip.
+1 I got Nitto NT555 cause they are good for dry weather and pretty cheap on price. My next set will be BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2.
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+1 I got Nitto NT555 cause they are good for dry weather and pretty cheap on price. My next set will be BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2.
KDW-2 are the best tire out there for the money!!!! Love them!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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Man so many suggestions. I'm also looking at the Bridgestone Potenza Pole Positions.
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Re: Tires!

KDW2s here also....love em. Sticky,beefy and the tread pattern aint so bad either.

http://mrwheeldeal.com/b/ has some great prices on tires but DO NOT order wheels from him.
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Man so many suggestions. I'm also looking at the Bridgestone Potenza Pole Positions.
I had Bridgestone Ppp. Not particularly great traction and wire down ridiculously fast in the rears.
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I don't drive too hard but hard enough to know that with 25k miles on my kdw2s I should have less than 80% tread life... These things are amazing with the grip and tread life they offer
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I don't drive too hard but hard enough to know that with 25k miles on my kdw2s I should have less than 80% tread life... These things are amazing with the grip and tread life they offer
Want to know after these falkens ill pull the trigger and get them.
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Ahhhhh!!! Falkens are cheap! If you're a hard driver and like to burn up your tires maybe cheap is the way to go though
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Re: Tires!

I've had earlier versions of the BFGs in the past and they were good tires. When my OEM Pirellis burn off, I'm looking at those or Continental ExtremeContacts.
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I've had earlier versions of the BFGs in the past and they were good tires. When my OEM Pirellis burn off, I'm looking at those or Continental ExtremeContacts.
While I didn't mind the continental extreme contact. I will say that the sidewalls were flimsy. If your putting it on a bigger rim it should be ok but on a small rim it felt floaty.
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KDW2s here also....love em. Sticky,beefy and the tread pattern aint so bad either.

http://mrwheeldeal.com/b/ has some great prices on tires but DO NOT order wheels from him.
How's the road noise. I read somewhere that they can be very loud.

Also, has anyone checked out the Mickey Thompson street comp tires? They're priced pretty well and have a 300 tread wear rating. No word yet on their performance on mustangs.
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How's the road noise. I read somewhere that they can be very loud.
You probably heard that from me. For the first couple thousand miles it was pretty bad, but now they're much quieter. Mine were also about 3 yrs old at time of installation. That probably had something to do with it. But after softening them up a little it's not bad
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You probably heard that from me. For the first couple thousand miles it was pretty bad, but now they're much quieter. Mine were also about 3 yrs old at time of installation. That probably had something to do with it. But after softening them up a little it's not bad
I read it on one of the main tire sites. They said it was really bad, good to hear they break in a bit.
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Yea a lot quieter... But still a little loud... But if I cared about loud I wouldn't have roush mufflers lol
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http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...t-a-kdw-page-7

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The KDW’s extroverted tread design, consisting of large ovoid shapes, made it a perfect match for the similarly brash Dodge SRT-4 Neon, on which it was an OE fitment. But this differentiator seems to wreak havoc on comfort, as this tire was the loudest in our test and had a below-average ride.


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Yea a lot quieter... But still a little loud... But if I cared about loud I wouldn't have roush mufflers lol
Lol I hear ya, but it matters to some people.
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Re: Tires!

I wasnt really looking for a sedan type ride or sound so I honestly paid zero attention to the noise. I would say it wasn't loud enough to even notice.
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I replaced my Pirelli P Zeros with the BF Goodrich G Force Comp-2. I am extremely happy with them. I think they hook just as well as the P Zeros in wet and dry. I went wider in the back also....275/40/19. I kinda wish I went 275/35/19 because the taller sidewall makes it slightly sit higher in the back. Other than that I will buy these tires again

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I replaced my Pirelli P Zeros with the BF Goodrich G Force Comp-2. I am extremely happy with them. I think they hook just as well as the P Zeros in wet and dry. I went wider in the back also....275/40/19. I kinda wish I went 275/35/19 because the taller sidewall makes it slightly sit higher in the back. Other than that I will buy these tires again
Plus they are only $233 at Tire Rack
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Here is a more recent article on c&d about summer tire:
http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...omparison-test
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After reading all the comments I went for a staggered set of Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position S/04s. Great ratings, good tread rating, and not too bad a price!

Now I gotta sell my Brembos!
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After reading all the comments I went for a staggered set of Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position S/04s. Great ratings, good tread rating, and not too bad a price!

Now I gotta sell my Brembos!
Wheels or just the tires?
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While I didn't mind the continental extreme contact. I will say that the sidewalls were flimsy. If your putting it on a bigger rim it should be ok but on a small rim it felt floaty.
Good to know. I'll be putting them on Brembo package wheels, so 40-series 19".
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Wheels or just the tires?
I am waiting for my 19" RTR Wheels to arrive from LMR.
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Wheels or just the tires?
Ohhh you're talking about the Brembos. Wheels and tires.
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Ohhh you're talking about the Brembos. Wheels and tires.
How much, I can ask around.
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Re: Tires!

I have had hankooks on for a year and are pretty damn good tire for the money
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Bfg kdw or sport comps are the best bang for your buck all around especially if your hard in them
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I have Nitto Invos on my car-275/35-20 front and 315/35-20 rear and I think they are awesome. I have probably 4000 miles on them and I love em.
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I will be putting up roush 20" wheels with the cooper rs3 tires
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