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I have Kumho ASX's and I like them. They're all season so I can keep my wheels on right up until it snows... which is great because I hate the stockers. John_in_the_LBC raves about his Sumitomo HTR Z III. I've also heard great things about the General Exclaim UHP and Kumho SPT. I've heard Neogens have stiff sidewalls and can be noisy.. but thats about it, no personal experience.

My suggestion is to get A/S tires as you dont really want to put snows on simply because its below 50 degrees.
 

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[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=137055.msg2953832#msg2953832 date=1235327656]
I have Kumho ASX's and I like them. They're all season so I can keep my wheels on right up until it snows... which is great because I hate the stockers. John_in_the_LBC raves about his Sumitomo HTR Z III. I've also heard great things about the General Exclaim UHP and Kumho SPT. I've heard Neogens have stiff sidewalls and can be noisy.. but thats about it, no personal experience.

My suggestion is to get A/S tires as you dont really want to put snows on simply because its below 50 degrees.
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i have ran the bf goodrich g sports and they are excellent tires. they gave my around 30,000 miles on them. i am now getting the bf goodrich kdw. great tires. i swear by bf goodrich
 

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From your list i say go with any of these General Exclaim UHP, Goodyear Eagle GT, BFG g-Force Sport,Toyo PX4. Look in to the kumho AST and ASX, Pirelli P6, BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S , and BFG KWD 2
 

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I've heard good things about the Falken 452s and the Nittos. And you know my thoughts on the Falken 912s as well.
 

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[quote author=rynosilver3 link=topic=137055.msg2956765#msg2956765 date=1235437340]
the khumo spt. are the biggest piece of shit tire i have ever owned.
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lol why so
 

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[quote author=babypetit link=topic=137055.msg2953811#msg2953811 date=1235326790]

PS: these will be size 225/45/17 mounted on Rota Torque 17x7.5 ET45 on progress springs with NO camber links if that makes any difference....
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Yes. Rotate your Tires every 6k miles instead of 15 and expect to get about 1/2 the normal life out of a set of tires.

I'm a big fan of the Eagle GT's. Loved them on my Honda, and I had a lowering kit with whacked out camber and I tore up whatever I put on there in short order. Tried about 4 different tires and liked the performance of the Eagle's the best.
 

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[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=137055.msg2953832#msg2953832 date=1235327656]
I have Kumho ASX's and I like them. They're all season so I can keep my wheels on right up until it snows... which is great because I hate the stockers. John_in_the_LBC raves about his Sumitomo HTR Z III. I've also heard great things about the General Exclaim UHP and Kumho SPT. I've heard Neogens have stiff sidewalls and can be noisy.. but thats about it, no personal experience.

My suggestion is to get A/S tires as you dont really want to put snows on simply because its below 50 degrees.
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yeah, the sumitomos are darn good for less half the price of most other "extreme performance" tires.
i don't know how long they will last yet...but they don't seem to be wearing fast.
They're quieter than the oem RSAs, stickier, predictable (lose traction gradually rather than all at once)...but i also have suspension mods.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/TireTestServlet?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+Z+III&tirePageLocQty=
i will say that they are not the most interesting looking tires (tread wise)
 

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[quote author=jarry link=topic=137055.msg2959460#msg2959460 date=1235530201]
[quote author=babypetit link=topic=137055.msg2953811#msg2953811 date=1235326790]

PS: these will be size 225/45/17 mounted on Rota Torque 17x7.5 ET45 on progress springs with NO camber links if that makes any difference....
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Yes. Rotate your Tires every 6k miles instead of 15 and expect to get about 1/2 the normal life out of a set of tires.

I'm a big fan of the Eagle GT's. Loved them on my Honda, and I had a lowering kit with whacked out camber and I tore up whatever I put on there in short order. Tried about 4 different tires and liked the performance of the Eagle's the best.
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i rotate every 3k so hopefully camber won't eat up my tires

[quote author=John_in_the_LBC link=topic=137055.msg2959487#msg2959487 date=1235530887]
[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=137055.msg2953832#msg2953832 date=1235327656]
I have Kumho ASX's and I like them. They're all season so I can keep my wheels on right up until it snows... which is great because I hate the stockers. John_in_the_LBC raves about his Sumitomo HTR Z III. I've also heard great things about the General Exclaim UHP and Kumho SPT. I've heard Neogens have stiff sidewalls and can be noisy.. but thats about it, no personal experience.

My suggestion is to get A/S tires as you dont really want to put snows on simply because its below 50 degrees.
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yeah, the sumitomos are darn good for less half the price of most other "extreme performance" tires.
i don't know how long they will last yet...but they don't seem to be wearing fast.
They're quieter than the oem RSAs, stickier, predictable (lose traction gradually rather than all at once)...but i also have suspension mods.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/TireTestServlet?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+Z+III&tirePageLocQty=
i will say that they are not the most interesting looking tires (tread wise)
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how long have you had the sumitomos (mileage). haha and ya would be nice to have an aggressive looking tire from the rear...sumitomos leave something left to be desired

...i still really can't narrow it down...i mean i still dont even know if i should go all season or just high perofmrane
 

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how long have you had the sumitomos (mileage). haha and ya would be nice to have an aggressive looking tire from the rear...sumitomos leave something left to be desired

...i still really can't narrow it down...i mean i still dont even know if i should go all season or just high perofmrane
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Do you have dedicated snow tires for the white stuff? If you do and you want a stickier tire, go high performance. If you don't have snow tires, definitely get all-seasons.
 

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[quote author=rynosilver3 link=topic=137055.msg2956765#msg2956765 date=1235437340]
the khumo spt. are the biggest piece of shit tire i have ever owned.
[/quote]I have to disagree with that. Could you give details please, not just a sentence that they are shit. WHY? What kind of weather were you driving them in? This is a summer tire, not to be driven in snow. If you live in cold/snow country get an all season tire. I ran the SPT and even autox'd with them (in California). It is a very decent tire, especially for the price. Good Daily Driver tire that will give you plenty of mile too. Again it's a summer tire, so take it for what it's worth but they're not shit...that's just not a true statement.
 

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[quote author=babypetit link=topic=137055.msg2959542#msg2959542 date=1235532421]
how long have you had the sumitomos (mileage). haha and ya would be nice to have an aggressive looking tire from the rear...sumitomos leave something left to be desired

...i still really can't narrow it down...i mean i still dont even know if i should go all season or just high perofmrane
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around 9k miles. still great and did not get louder with age (that i could tell). also good in the wet, which we've had here lately (for a change).
as to the last question, do you want to use your winter tires during the spring and fall, or do you mind swapping them if a cold spell hits?
 

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[quote author=Fiji Mazda3 link=topic=137055.msg2959610#msg2959610 date=1235534544]
[quote author=babypetit link=topic=137055.msg2959542#msg2959542 date=1235532421]
how long have you had the sumitomos (mileage). haha and ya would be nice to have an aggressive looking tire from the rear...sumitomos leave something left to be desired

...i still really can't narrow it down...i mean i still dont even know if i should go all season or just high perofmrane
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Do you have dedicated snow tires for the white stuff? If you do and you want a stickier tire, go high performance. If you don't have snow tires, definitely get all-seasons.
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I disagree. I went will all-seasons even though I have snows. Summer tires shouldnt be used in temps below 50 degrees.. and Im not going to swap out for winter tires 3 months before it snows (when temps are below 50). Snow tires wear very easily, considering the softer tread.. and to me, UHP summer tires is just unnecessary. The car only makes 150hp at the crank, lol.
 

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Well I agree re: going too far with a high performance tire on a car that doesn't really need it...
 

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ahh...so confused lol

yes i have dedicated snow tires: stock 17 snoflakes on hankook icebear w300 in stock tire size


well than what is a good all season that has the same characteristics in my OP: wet and dry handling? asx, falken 912?
 

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[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=137055.msg2959868#msg2959868 date=1235542099]
I disagree. I went will all-seasons even though I have snows. Summer tires shouldnt be used in temps below 50 degrees.. and Im not going to swap out for winter tires 3 months before it snows (when temps are below 50). Snow tires wear very easily, considering the softer tread.. and to me, UHP summer tires is just unnecessary. The car only makes 150hp at the crank, lol.
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I'm not saying to go with racing slicks. I'm just suggesting that if he wants something more performance-oriented, then go with a summer tire since he's got snow tires for the bad stuff. And I've driven in November on summer tires. It's totally doable as long as your not hauling ass and give them more time to heat up.
 

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i also don't necessarily agree with people saying you don't need sticky tires...depends on how you drive and what you want. if you want to dabble in solo or autoX, you want good rubber.
i agree that you don't need Z rated tires in a car that only goes 118mph, but you don't have to have 400hp to go around corners fast.
 

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It's all about your driving habits and budget. Narrow it down by how much performance you really need... there's a lot of choices out there.
 
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