I put these on my Z06 recently. Since we've had such a wild swing in temps around here lately I've been able to see how they respond in varying weather conditions.
They definitely feel a lot better in the colder temps than the summer tires on my other wheels (of course). I've tried a few "spirited" take offs from stop lights and they feel great. Obviously I'm not concerned with launching the car, or full on red line shifts through each gear but I can still get on it a little bit even in the cold (30s-40s).
It warmed up a bit this week (as you know) and they felt pretty good in the warmer weather too. I didn't push them very hard but enough to give me the confidence that they wouldn't be bad at all to run past the winter if I wanted to. They don't ride very rough but they do feel firm and responsive in turns. Pretty quiet as well, which wasn't a concern of mine but a pleasant surprise none the less.
Hasn't rained too much since I put them on so I can't comment on that. I did drive around a bit while the roads were still fairly wet and didn't notice any glaring traction issues. My main concern is seeing how they respond to rainy conditions on the highway and standing water.
They are priced quite competitively as well.
2005 Midnight Blue Metallic M6
Magnuson TVS 1900 Kroma Kote 500 rwhp 486 torque 8 lbs. boost
JBA Headers and JBA high flow catted mids H pipe Magnaflow Catback GMM Street LPE CAI
TSW Chrome Nogaro Wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
18x8 front / 18x9 rear 245/40 front 275/35 rear
2007 Pontiac G6 GT (winter car)
First car 1968 GTO 4 speed Mayfair Maize 6.5
I have been pretty happy with my nitto motivos that i just got. I have no track time on them, just very aggressive street driving. I had bfg comp 1's and the nittos feel a bit more "floaty" but when pushed hold up pretty good. Best part is when it does get really cold out here it does not spin. I was worried about getting them since they are rated as a 60k tire. Overall not bad for a 150 dollar all season tire.
what are you getting the tires for?
Star specs are good tires for autocross, track time.
Hankook V12 ventus have worked well for autocross daily driving.
I ran Falken 912s for an all season and they lasted well.
Disclaimer though I live in the desert and we don't have much real inclement weather.
These are the best All Season tires I've come across on every forum and google search.
Originally Posted by DementedSix0...
I'm running the Hankook V12 ventus, it's a good all around tire. I had nitto 555s before and I like the Hankooks better.
These are what I have on now (came on the car) and they are really good in the rain and dry but, I have not come across snow... See location.
One thing I have noticed though it that they seem to be really soft. I don't live anywhere near construction or anything but, I have found so many nails in this one set of tires, I've never seen so many in my life. Kinda weird...
Potenza 760 is a great all season. We sell a ton of them.
I have star specs in the rear and love the traction and they do fine in the rain if your not an idiot.
Sport comp 2's are pretty cheap as well and are an ok option for the front. And both would be a better option imo then some of the cheaper tires that aren't made as well.
Pilot sports also are a popular option where I work however even though they last a long time they cost a lot and I don't like how they wear. They always chip and crack on the outer edge of the tread on almost every car that comes in. Won't affect life but probably would add road noise.
You're in NJ, you shouldn't even consider what most people are posting here if you are a year-round DD. I love the Continental DWS and they just redesigned it, IIRC. The sidewalls are softer that most performance tires, but that means a better ride and they will get you through those Northeaster winters.
The Car: '05 YJ M6
Go Mods: Lingenfelter CAI, Monster 2.5, Kooks LT headers/mids, SLP Predator, Corsa Touring, MGW-P
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