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What tires should I get [Merged 3-9] which tires

droptopgst

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270
1
Oct 1, 2002
Myrtle Beach, South_Carolina
I have a 98 gst spyder. Travel a lot, no snow, daily driver. I have Potenzas re730 225/50/ZR16. I like them but are these good tires for $130 each or is there a better tire I can get for less $$? Also is everyone running Z rated tires or will V be alright? Suggestions on sheapest good performing tire or at least something comperable to these.
 

RED_AWD_BLUR

Proven Member
57
0
Jan 16, 2003
Columbus, Ohio
FAlken Azenus sport's are awesome tires cheap and extreme bang for the buck. Sport compact cars subaru Impreza WRX couldn't handle all that tire w/ the ABS sys. they had to turn off the system and mash on the pedal as hard as they could. then they got a shorter braking distance. I had these tires (V-rated what I had, is fine) on a '95 GS-T and they worked great. order them from www.victoriatire.com thats where I got them from. I paid about $78 a peice! ( same size as yours 225/50/ZR16 ) try that against your potenzas!

they stick awesome. at the drag strip my tires don't burn out they only wheel hop I have so much traction. Wheel hoping isn't good though so I don't try to warm up the tires.

I got about 8000 mi on them and they looked brand new wear was great.

I highly recomend them.
 

SoCaliEclipse

Proven Member
324
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Aug 22, 2002
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
i just got the kumho supras and they are great (my size tho is only 215-50-16.....do you have the 225 of the stock rims??? and do they rub if so? and is your car lowered? i have the sportlines and my car sits really low and everyone told me that they would rub a lot
so i dunno, anyway, thats just my .02 on the cheap tires....i got mine for 390 installed with tax and out the door....i think it would be like 15 more/tire for the bigger size
 

1997gstterror

Proven Member
59
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Dec 26, 2002
Rosedale, Maryland
yokahoma parada spec 2s are the best thing thats happened to me i used to never grip up and get a barreling rubber smoke cloud when i launched a little to hard but these tires are really soft and grip up quick
 

nicksdsm

Proven Member
158
0
Sep 6, 2002
annapolis_md
i'm either going to go with 215/40 17s or 215/45 17s. which ones would you if it was you? oh by the way the rims are 7.5 inchs wide.
 

91 NT Eclipse

Proven Member
750
0
Mar 28, 2003
VirginiaUS
215/45 17s

Because your speedo will be off if you get the others. The aspect ratio is too low on the others.
 

nicksdsm

Proven Member
158
0
Sep 6, 2002
annapolis_md
How far off will my speedometer be off. With putting bigger rims on it's going to be off anyway.

i don't think i want to go with 225s because of the tires rubbing. or do you think that's not going to be a problem. i plan to roll the fenders anyway
 

Fryguy

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262
0
Oct 9, 2002
Ludlow, Massachusetts
Well, wheelmax is screwing me on their package deal, so I have to buy stock size tires (195/70/14). What are some good tires that have decent winter performance, and can I get anything lower profile and not screw shit up, or should I not even bother and just get 195/70s.
 

onepimpclipse

Proven Member
974
1
May 28, 2003
Winter Haven, Florida
205/60's would give you better traction and not mess with the speedo.
Check out www.tirerack.com , they've got fitments, specs, and reviews.
Hope that helps man.




:dsm: Stephen :dsm:



P.S. In the future put the type of vehicle. That would help ALOT. :thumb:


Where in Mass. are you? I'm originally from Springfield.
 

Fryguy

Proven Member
262
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Oct 9, 2002
Ludlow, Massachusetts
Where are you getting this information about 205/60s being a good stock size replacement? Can I get an even lower profile, like 50/55?
 

ECLIPSE1LUV

Proven Member
13
0
Jul 16, 2003
Rhode_IslandUS
i would just stick with the original size. sometimes it changes the way ur car handles/rides. 50/55 is a big difference compared to 70 series and it is $$$$ for a low profile 14" tire.

Ben
 

onepimpclipse

Proven Member
974
1
May 28, 2003
Winter Haven, Florida
Originally posted by Fryguy
Where are you getting this information about 205/60s being a good stock size replacement? Can I get an even lower profile, like 50/55?


With 205/60's the sidewall will be just about the same height. You will also have a wider tire which will improve your handling. The reason I know that would be a good replacement is because with the 205's being wider, and an aspect ratio of 60 you will keep a very close rolling diameter to stock. I would not recomend going any lower profile or wider on the tire.



:dsm: Stephen :dsm:


P.S. Your car is still a mystery.
 

jpolizo

Probationary Member
470
0
Nov 17, 2002
Santa Cruz, California
Check out the Tire Rack site (www.tirerack.com). Just plug in your car and it will show you the recommended combinations including stock, plus 1, and plus 2 sizing. The've got reviews on lots of tires, user surveys, customer feedback. It's pretty amazing.
 

NASTYDSM

Proven Member
74
0
Sep 15, 2003
South_CarolinaUS
Alright, i have nearly 400 hp at the wheels and i want to start taking my car to the track. My problem is that i don't want slicks or even DR's. Which street tire is going to be the stickiest? BUT... i would like to get at VERY least 10,000 miles out of them. Is there a tire out there or am i just going to have to deal with slicks?
 

GaRn

Proven Member
328
0
Jan 13, 2003
Roanoke, Virginia
these are drag radials but stick like hell..

bfgoodrich g-force t/a drag radials

they stick and are still fairly streetable..

for just streets hmm.. theres to many to choose from LOL.. i dont think it would make much a difference on street tires, your gonna lose traction regardless..
 

MattyD

Proven Member
37
0
Jun 13, 2003
Lansing, Michigan
I'm am looking at getting new wheels and tires for my car. I think I have picked out the wheels (18" Enkei CDR9s offset of 40) but I am unsure of what tires to get. The problem with the wheels is they are a little heavy. If anyone knows a similar looking wheel that weighs less please let me know. The tires that I am looking at are:

Toyo Proxes (either 4 or FZ4)
Yokohama AVS (Sport or ES100)
Pirelli P-Zero Nero M&S (This is my current choice unless someone changes my mind)

All in the tire size 235/40R18.

I plan on dropping the car between 1.5 and 1.8 inches with Koni Yellows and a GC Coilover kit. Will this size tire fit with that drop? From what I have found with searching it should, but I might need to roll the fenders.

Thanks for any help.

Matt
 

Defiant

DSM Wiseman
34,772
167
Jan 13, 2003
glorious Galt, California
Any of those tire choices is superb. Just don't expect to be much of a stranger to the tire store. The damned little nubby bits keep getting scraped off.
 

TheProfessor

Proven Member
22
0
Mar 7, 2004
Corning, New_York
blah on those particular yokes, pzeros are awesome, and i know you didnt list them but i always tell everyone to go with the toyo proxes t1s'... theyre what ive been running on everything i drive in the summer since i got them for the mr2 a couple summers ago. if you dont go for the t1s then i say def the pirellis they make such good stuff and those rubbers are no exception.:thumb:
 

wret

Proven Member
2,931
72
Jul 3, 2003
Bel Air, Maryland
Your choice of wheel and tire sizes looks good (assuming the wheels are somewhere around 8" wide). No clearance issues there.
 
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