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I am in the market for a set of new 215/45/17 tires. I don't know much about tires so I figured I'd ask here. I'm looking for some nice performance summers or all seasons that grip well, will last a while, are relatively quiet and overall just a good daily driven tire. Any suggestions are appreciated
 

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You'll have to figure out if your looking for a/s's or wet/dry's......If your looking for a/s, go w/ the uhpas's......http://tirerack.com has loads of vids of tests compo's......
 

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btw I'm running the dws06's.......
 

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I should've also said that I have second vehicle for our Canadian winters so I'm leaning more toward summers as I don't really need all seasons
 

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IDK how far you'd want to go w/ performance tires, I'd think one notch down from the extreme performance which are the max performance group....3 great ones are the Michelin Pilot 4S, Continental Extremecontact Sport that replaces the D/W & the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 pole position......throw in the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetic 3's.
 

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Sweet thanks for the suggestions, I'll check the reviews for those and see what suits my needs best
 

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Don't forget to check out reviews on Discount Tire & TireRack when shopping.
 

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I'm really liking the PILOT SPORT A/S 3+ for a not too expensive all around great tire.
 

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Michelin Pilot 3 A/S is probably the best 3-season all-season you can find. It grips considerably well and you'll never notice that it's an all-season tire from the way it performs and in the dry and wet.
 

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continental extremecontactsport are excellent in the rain and good in the dry.

also i have heard good things about the indy halk 500. really decent for the price.
 
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Another Canadian here. I'd suggest the Continental DWS-06, too, it's a high performance all-season tire, and it is LIGHT! The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 does not work in any snow, and I've read that its replacement, the A/S 3+ is not much better. Last October, 85 miles North of Toronto, I was driving in snow, and I've seen snow on the May 24 weekend less than 100 miles North of Toronto.

I've had 3 sets of the older DWS, but there is a car in the family with the DWS-06, and while it has never seen snow, they are good tires. The DWS was the only non-race tire that I have ever driven down to the wear bars, because they still worked well in the wet.
 

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Another Canadian here. I'd suggest the Continental DWS-06, too, it's a high performance all-season tire, and it is LIGHT! The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 does not work in any snow, and I've read that its replacement, the A/S 3+ is not much better. Last October, 85 miles North of Toronto, I was driving in snow, and I've seen snow on the May 24 weekend less than 100 miles North of Toronto.

I've had 3 sets of the older DWS, but there is a car in the family with the DWS-06, and while it has never seen snow, they are good tires. The DWS was the only non-race tire that I have ever driven down to the wear bars, because they still worked well in the wet.
I have to, wore down the previous dws's down to the wear bars into the summer, till I swapped then out for the dws06 version. Each version gets better as I started w/ the Extreme contact's that were directional.....
 
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