OK - thanks for the replies!
I'm running crappy, greasy (when they get hot) Falken Ziex's. They were my "learning set" and now I feel I'm ready to step up to a set of Azenis.
Really helped to learn what it feels like to slide the car around a bit, at least
I'm hoping to kill them good and dead this Sunday, then I'll *have* to get a new set. They're holding a raffle (AX is a benefit for the JimmyV foundation), and one of the prizes is $500 for tires at Discount Tire - you can guess what I'm hoping for!