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11-08-2012 09:35 AM
Superlifted06FX4
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Originally Posted by RazorbackMustang View Post
Hankook Ventus HRII. Nice tire, $83/each shipped from discounttiredirect.com.
Mine dryrotted in the tread with 5,000 miles on em.
11-07-2012 10:17 AM
Julian@TireRack.com Price and "all-season" performance wise I would say the General G-max AS-03 or the Kumho Ecsta 4X.

You could deffinately go with a summer only tire like the Conti DW or Yokohama S.drive, but there are a could of drawbacks. They will wear out a bit faster because of the tread compound, and when it does get colder (below the 40 degree range) if it rains you will really have to dial your driving style back becuase of the rubber compound. For the rest of the year though a summer only tire will get you the best wet and dry traction out there.
11-07-2012 09:09 AM
Geezer Some tires that I believe will meet your budget and driving criteria:

All Season tires (really three season tires as none are very good in the snow which you needn't worry about anyway)

General G Max AS03
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Sumitomo HTR A/S
Falken 912

Summer Tires (start losing performance under 45 degrees or so and do not wear as well as an all-season tire)

Yokohama S Drive
Sumitomo HTRZ iii
Conti Contact DW
11-06-2012 11:35 PM
iminhell Dunlop DZ 101's

That is what I bought my car with, in a 205/40-17 though, and I love them. Dry grip and cornering is amazing. I've pushed them very hard and they just won't let go.
On the pricey side vs your budget, but very good summer tire IMO.

I also have a set of these, BFG Comp II's
Also a good tire. My only complaint with the set I have is the load rating. I feel the sidewall is a little soft for my desires.
Best thing about the BFG's is they are made in the USA.
11-06-2012 09:03 PM
Blue5ive A couple of us over hear in Houston area run both the evo 12s and the DWs. I like the DW alot. Good traction dry and wet. I can really push the car through turns with no fear. Tire life is really good on these as well. Probably better than the evo 12. But they are around $120 or so a tire. The others who run the evo 12 like them alot saying good traction and handling.
11-06-2012 08:10 PM
felixthecat Continental's DW's, Hankook's evo V12's or if you want to step up to the best= Michelin's pilot super sport's.
11-06-2012 08:02 PM
smallblockfever well i live in baton rouge louisiana so it gets pretty hot down here, but it can get cold too.

but no need for winter performance because it never snows and even more rarely do the roads ice.

it rains, and id prefer not to slip...

my driving pattern varies from conservative to aggressive, but never really taking corners too too hard.


id like to not have to buy tires again for a while (i drive 10k-12k miles a year)

so for the times where i have a spirited driving spree, id like the car to not fall apart.


going from that, what should i look at?
11-06-2012 05:43 PM
RazorbackMustang
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i've heard some bad things about the hankooks, how do they hold up? read alot of things about the sidewalls blowing out
I ran those exact tires on my 2-valve Mustang for years, several sets in fact. They held up great even with quasi-frequent dragstrip usage. Where'd you hear about sidewall problems?

Well, not quite exact. Mine were 245/45 17. But same tire line.
11-06-2012 09:25 AM
Geezer More info would be helpful. Are you looking for a summer or all season tire? Do you prefer life expectancy over performance? How will the tire be used (daily driver, any motorsports activities, etc.)?
11-06-2012 08:31 AM
smallblockfever
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Originally Posted by RazorbackMustang View Post
Hankook Ventus HRII. Nice tire, $83/each shipped from discounttiredirect.com.
i've heard some bad things about the hankooks, how do they hold up? read alot of things about the sidewalls blowing out
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