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Old 08-07-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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I know these threads are annoying, but...

I can't decide between two different tires. I'm putting some new rubber on my stock split 5-spokes and can't decide between two tires. The two are the General Altimax HP and the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422. I would be running 185/60/R15 for both of them. I know there are more choices for 195/60, but I want a slightly smaller tire than that.


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Old 08-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Just curious how you narrowed it down to those 2 tires & size. The Ecopia is the low rolling resistance tire. Going with a narrower than stock, LRR tire is going to reduce your grip even compared to the economy tires that come on the car stock
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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Avoid LRR tires like the plague.

Longer stopping distances, slower acceleration, and numb characteristics when driving. Sticky tires prevent fender benders.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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I didn't notice that, good catch. As for why I wanted this size, like I said, I wanted something a little smaller than stock. I see that there aren't any performance all-seasons in the 185/60. Should I just suck it up and get the 195/60?

Edit: I'm piling together a list of 195/60 that I'm considering.
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Okay, so I decided to go with 195/60/R15. I'm looking at these, any input?

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Why do you want a performance all season?

With the exception of a few ultra performance summer tires that have horrible water evacuation tendencies you'll never see conditions that warrant an all season.
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Because there are no summer tires on Tire Rack in 195/60/R15.
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Accelera or Goodride any good? I'd like to not spend more than $80 a tire for 15's.
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Nope!

Haha, the cheapest one there I would suggest would be the Federals.
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