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Old 07-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #21
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Some good stuff here guys!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #22
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I'd rock the Eagle GTs but compared to the DWS the snow traction didn't seem quite as good but I bet the GT has an edge in dry handling.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:53 PM   #23
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I've heard great things about the Hankook Ventus V12 as well.

As always, your "mileage" may vary.
I had the V12s on both my 370Z and Jaguar S-Type R and loved them. Summer only tire though, although I did drive with them all year.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #24
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I switched at 3000 miles to Hankook Ventus v12's. The cars handling changed completely for the better. I have no worries for winter so I'm probably gonna keep using these tires.
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I had the V12s on both my 370Z and Jaguar S-Type R and loved them. Summer only tire though, although I did drive with them all year.
That's just it, I prefer running dedicated rubber during summer and winter.
All season tires are simply a compromise; one I'm not willing to make.
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I already had to compromise when I bought a FWD car.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:52 AM   #27
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I really like the Continental ExtremeContact DW (dedicated summer tire)
The DWS is a pretty good all season tire as well.

I've heard great things about the Hankook Ventus V12 as well.

As always, your "mileage" may vary.
I heard great things about Hankook Ventus V12 this is why I am searching now for personal experience. I need to buy new tires still not sure what is the best option for me. But more and more I read positive reviews for Ventus V12. Can anybody tell how long can they last?

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:09 AM   #28
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I'm at about 24k miles, and my ContiProContacts will be done by the end of the season. They're now AWFUL in very wet conditions (especially standing water/hydroplaning). I about shit my pants the other day during a trip to Ohio when a storm opened up, and giving it light throttle on the freeway broke the front tires loose.

Anyways, I'll be putting snows on a set of dedicated wheels. Not sure what will go on the OEM wheels. Might go with the DWS, although that wouldn't be entirely necessary since I have snow tires. I haven't really found a good summer performance tire I like that offers good wet performance, isn't too expensive, and has decent tread life.

I might just bite the bullet and get some high end performance tires. Never driven a car with them. Will be interesting to see how well they hold up to a fair amount of aggressive driving, plus wet weather.
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Also, there doesn't seem to be a huge selection of performance tires fitting the 17" OEM wheels (215/50R17), what other sizes are you guys using? I've found at least one other size that seems (on paper, at least) to not screw up the speedo accuracy and has a much larger selection.
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I just put on some OZ Racing superturismo 17" wheels and a set of 225/45/17 Michelins super pilots. WOW great combination
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