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Spring is coming and I will have to put summer tires on my stock 17"x6.5 mags. I think I will go with 215/50/17 tires which have the same overall diameter as the RS-A.

I made a shortlist of 215/50/17 tires that I am interested in:

Dunlop SP Sport 9000
Pirelli P7000 SuperSport
Michelin Pilot Primacy
BFGoodrich Traction T/A V
or maybe the BFGoodrich KDW2 in 205/50/17

So far I am very tempted by the Pirelli P7000SS, I'm having a great experience with my Pirelli Winter SnowSport210 on my Mazda 3.

Please let me know what you think. I am looking for something that will last longer than Pilot Sport or SO-3.

Thanks for your input.
 

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Yah does anyone know any good discussion boards that talk about tires? I know tireracks has reviews but its not really a discussion board per say.
 

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I've heard good things about the Kumho MX, the Yokohama ES100s and Falken (don't remember which one) tires. For me, I went with the Yokohamas just to try something different (otherwise I would have gone with Toyo).
 

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I had the T1-S before on my Saab and although the grip was great I had one tire that was not round and wore out very quickly. I find that overall quality of the tires were not at par with the price. I said that I would try something different for this time.
 

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What about the Bridgestone RE750 ?

I don't have personal experience with them but a friend of mine is thinking of putting those on his WRX. However, it's going to take some time before I can get some feedback from him...

BTW, UTQG: 340-AA-A
 

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Bridgestone Potenza RE730's are pretty good, dunno how they compare with the 750 though. Yoko's I hear are pretty good.

Nitto Dr's are good, but look to replace them every 6 months to a year depending on where and how you use them. Similar to the T1-S I'd assume
 

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The RE750 might be a good idea but they are SOOO expensive ! Basically the same price as the SO-03. In a case of all year usage I would pick RE750 because they would last longer but for people living in northern states and provinces that are using winter tires... in that case the SO-03 is a better choice that would provide more fun than the 750's !
 

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Please give us your comments when you will ride them !

So far I'm think I will go for the Pirelli P7000 SuperSport (215/50/17). I'll make my choice by the end of the month.
 

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I saw some Michelin Pilot Sports on a GTI today--they looked like they have excellent bite judging by the tread. I think those are going to be my next tires if I can find them at a good price. Other good choices, from what I've heard, are the Kumho (funny name) 712s, Bridgestone 950 or 750s, and Yokohama tires.
 

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My neighbor has a GTI 337 that comes with Pilot Sports. He is delighted with those.

I really like and considering the Pilot Sports but I prefer the "N2" version which is similar to the famous MXX3:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Sport+Rib

They are the same price as the regular Pilot Sports with better dry handling but at the price of wet handling.

Just got a quote from Tiretrends for Continental ContiSport Contact 2: 1110$ including tax and shipping. A lot of money but it's a good deal. Didn't make up my mind yet.
 

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If you're going cheap and only summer Falken Azeni Sport.
If you're going expensive and only summer BF Goodrich Comp T/A KD or Yoko AO32R (I think thats the r compounds name)
If you still want wet traction (though the azenis arent as bad as people say, driven on them in a hurricane in a sub 2k lb civic hatch) go with 712s for cheap, S03 for expensive.

T1-S's are the lightest ultra high performance tire just fyi.

Pilot Sports, while praised by many, are not so good in my opinion but they had to follow the Comp T/A KD's so they weren't gonna live up to them anyhow.

Yes I have driven on all of these tires, many on multiple types of cars (swapped, stripped civic hatches, RX7s, MR-S, MKIV Supra, WRX) and would recommend any of these tires as good performance tires, some with decent all season capabilities (the Comp T/A's were totally useless in anything but nice weather). Tire choice is truly up to you since only you know how you like your car to feel.
 

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I ran Pirelli P7000SS in 225/45/17 size on my 94 Probe GT... I can't say they were great, and I can't say they were horrible. Don't look for much from them in the snow. I broke a belt in 2 seperate tires, too, running over road debris at night. Like I said, they weren't a horrible tire... but I won't be getting them again. I got S02 PPs on that car after the Pirellis and never looked back.

I've run the S03s on my 95 Miata (in fact they're on it now), and I love them. Street, autox, and track use... fantastic wet and dry traction. I'd buy them again in an instant. They do tramline on the highway, though.

I will be running Azenis on my turbo car this year. I need the added grip; I can get it sideways around turns in 4th gear on the current Turanzas.

I wouldn't go making assumptions about a summer or all-season tire based on your experiences with a manufacturer's winter tire; apples and oranges.

Good luck!
 

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Finally made a decision... it will be the Pilot Sport (N2 Porsche version).

I placed an order at a local store. A bit more expensive but I have a great service there. Will have them on the mags this coming weekend but I'll wait until May to put them on the car. Will post comments.
 

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I've just purchased Yokohama AVS ES100. Though they're pretty expensive (not as much as Michelin Pilot) the value they offer makes this tire the best deal on a bang for the buck basis (IMHO). They have incredible grip, treadwear is reasonable, AND they look great!!!

I would reccomend them to anyone.
 

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TitaniumGT3 said:
I've just purchased Yokohama AVS ES100. Though they're pretty expensive (not as much as Michelin Pilot) the value they offer makes this tire the best deal on a bang for the buck basis (IMHO). They have incredible grip, treadwear is reasonable, AND they look great!!!

I would reccomend them to anyone.
Please give us your driving impressions (like noise, dry and wet traction, etc). thanks ! Did you put them on yet ? Maybe we will get some more snow... :?
 

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TitaniumGT3 said:
I've just purchased Yokohama AVS ES100. Though they're pretty expensive (not as much as Michelin Pilot) the value they offer makes this tire the best deal on a bang for the buck basis (IMHO). They have incredible grip, treadwear is reasonable, AND they look great!!!

I would reccomend them to anyone.
I considered the ES100 for a while.. I then started looking at the Dunlop Sport SP9000. About the same price but listed as a "Max Performance" whereas the ES100 is listed as a "Ultra High" (lower class). Don’t know if it makes a difference or not... I don't think that this is the reason why I stopped looking at the ES100, can't remember why. :(
 
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