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tire choice

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by shortbusrebel07, Feb 6, 2004.

which tire out of these is the best choice ?

  1. Hancook Ventus HRII H405

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  2. Kuhmo Ecsta 711H

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  3. Toyo Proxes FZ4

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  4. Falken Ziex ZE-512

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  5. Kuhmo Ecsta Supra 712

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  6. Toyo Proxes T1S

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  7. Bridgestone Potenza S

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  1. shortbusrebel07

    shortbusrebel07 Senior Member

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    i'm buying a wheel and tire package here soon and i need some help making the decision on tires. i'd like a tire that is good on the street but also worthy at the track. so anyone that runs any of the tires listed above feel free to give me some imput.

    the wheel size will be 15x6.5
    tire size will be 195/50R15

    would get 205's but the package only comes with the choice of 195's
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    Alright man none of those are what I would consider, well maybe the Bridgestones. Look into:
    Yokohama AVS ES 100s
    Kumho MXs
    Falken Azenis

    Personally I am going to go with the Yoko's very shortly, as they are pretty agressive have a long tread life, and hold up well in the wet/damp which we have a lot of here on the west coast.
     
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    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    yeah i vote for the AVS E-100's as well

    my buddy has tehm on his car and they are pretty nice, if you REALLY bang the twisties you will have some awesome scoring on the sidewalls, but they are pretty sticky and overly quiet, unlike Azenis, the loudest tire ever created
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    god- its night and day up there.

    junk to good.

    out of those the s03s take my vote.
    out of everything, the azenis do
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    and who ever voted FZ4's, go kill your self now.

    WORST TIRE EVER.
     
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    the T1S is a good tire, i wasn't impressed with the S03. however i dont think my del sol will ever get anything but azenis put on it :)
     
  7. shortbusrebel07

    shortbusrebel07 Senior Member

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    thanks for the imput guys. im really in the dark when it comes to tires. i would get the azeni's, but those are the only choices the website gives me but i will look into the azeni's after i wear out the ones that are on the wheels when i get them.

    if you wanna see the wheels im getting check out the link

    http://www.edgeracing.com/product/bundle/i...=15&m=71&v=3550

    it will show you the prices for the different packages, the price goes up with the tires.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    why don't you just get some slip streams and the tires you WANT?

    they look the exact damn same
     
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    i might because i didnt read the thread that erin posted till after i posted my last comment so i might get some slipstreams and the azeni's. which would be a better all around width, 195 or 205 ?
     
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    yeah go get some slips instead. you have a bigger selection on colors and they are lighter... people say they weight 11.5 but i put my on the scale and it was 10.8
     
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    azenis only come in a 205/50/15 size
     
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    sweet because i really wanted 205's to begin with
     
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    has anyone heard of GT champiro i have those on my ride are the good brand i never heard of it
     
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    I've gone through a lot of tires and what I keep going back to is the T1-S's.

    They are the best tires hands-down. Excellent dry/wet traction.

    I've seriously felt minimal difference in traction whether it be dry or wet.

    GET THE T1-S's.. but if you don't have good alignment they'll be gone within a year (assuming that you drive everyday).
     
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    yea these would be tires that i would be driving on about 7 months out of the yr.
     
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    only problem with T1S is they cost a freakin arm and a leg. you can get R compound toyo's for about the same price.
     
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    hehe.. I just got a set off of ebay for 280! :D
     
  18. shortbusrebel07

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    i think im gonna get some rota's then get some falken azeni's
     
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    I have 255mm T1-S on the 2 front wheels the on my civic, I can afford it, hate me. There the best freaking tires I've ever used, RA-1 are superb also. Toyos are expensive you must save. (Have the best alignment you can get) Thats the key to good handling for the way you drive.
     
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    you lie.

    my civic ran with 14' azenis. need proof? i can upload pics of the invoice and tires/rims. :)

    i bought a set of ES100's today.
     
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