who's running these and what are your impressions? i think i'm going to switch from my kumho asts since i wasn't overly impressed with them and these, by most accounts, seem to be better if not superior.
I had these on my previous 3. Tire size was 225/45/17. They were a good "bang for buck" tire. Grip was ok, treadwear was good. Only thing was wet traction wasn't too great, hydroplaning was common. But for the price I paid, I can't really complain.
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when it comes to tires, you get what you pay for. . .
really? i thought those used tires i found in the junkyard for a nickel were fucking awesome.
i have been layed off since christmas and am collecting unemployment with a girlfriend who is on maternity leave that is 55% of her annual wage. i know i get what i pay for and what i want to pay is as little as possible while still retaining some semblance of performance. my kumhos won't pass inspection, they're so dead.
these seem just fine for the money. i wish i could afford the potenza g019s i originally wanted but unfortunately i can't.
keep the REVIEWS coming, people. and all rather obvious speak is not needed.
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what i want to pay is as little as possible while still retaining some semblance of performance. [/quote]
If this is what you're looking for, then these tires will probably work just fine for you. I know many people who have run these for the street and not complained about performance. They don't last much longer than most performance tires though. Personally, I'd spend a little more money on a decent all season GT type tire instead. You'll get the same level of grip and far better wear.
For the record, you asked "any opinions", and I gave you my opinion. Sorry to hear about your money situation, but I don't really feel like the rant was warranted.
I ran on those (245/40) for a short period of time but they were better than I thought they'd be. I think they are fine for street, also ran them in the rain with tire wax on the side and they were absolutely fine.
Well, the Kumho's are in that category (ASX's or AST's) along with Avon Tech M550 or Fuzion Hri. all of these have better treadwear ratings than the Nexen's, and all will perform comparably (the Hri might be a little worse, but not much).
My point is not that the Nexen's perform that badly, its that for a tire thats a summer only tread pattern, they perform terribly and you might as well get a tire that will last longer and perform better in adverse weather. Sure, they are cheap, but they are cheap for a reason. Tire cost is a combination of initial cost and wear. Value is a combination of wear, cost, and performance. They don't do so well in my mind b/c of the wear/performance ratio. Cost/performance they are pretty solid. If you are just trying to get something to get you by for a bit until your financial situation gets right, then they might be the ticket for you (or the Sumitomo HTRZ might be as well; they are good on performance/price, BAD on wear/performance).
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