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Old 12-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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New tires what to buy

I'm about to purchase new tires im looking for a good all season tire. Does anyone have any good suggestions?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:48 PM   #2
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General G MAX AS-03

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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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Conti DWS end of story.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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Not really, it's worth doing some actual research, the General is pretty damn competitive, and that's before you factor the the price difference.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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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.
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I'll probably check out those General tires. I just want a decent tire thats good in cold and warm weather and good in the rain.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #9
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What about any of the bridgeston potenzas
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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Conti DWS end of story.

These are the best All Season tires I've come across on every forum and google search.

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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...
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Conti DWS end of story.

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:59 AM   #12
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What about any of the bridgeston potenzas

Bridgestone RE 760 is what I use on the street. Very good traction is wet & dry conditions above 40 degrees.
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Bridgestone RE 760 is what I use on the street. Very good traction is wet & dry conditions above 40 degrees.

I have these as well... No complaints, they seem to work well in rain or sunshine.
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Conti DWS end of story.

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i run hankook ventus v12's on both the g8 and the gto.
great all around tire, especially at that price point.
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I found the conti DWS for 145 each that sound like a good price.
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I found the conti DWS for 145 each that sound like a good price.

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #18
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:06 PM   #19
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Was thinking about putting 275 40 17 for the rear tires not sure yet.
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145ea is a good price, you'll love em!
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #21
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Ill probably order them monday... Thanks for everyones advice...
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #22
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ive always liked bfg g-force t/a. had them on my last car and i really liked them. all seasons

but my goat has conti extreme contact dws and ive got no complaints from those either.
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Have the general as-03 on my bmw and they prevent it from even spinning the tires it just hooks and goes. And that's an open diff lol
If I was to keep anything off that car it would be those tires
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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.
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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.
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Good point. All the tires I posted are ok for California winters lol. Rain only.
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Im gonna pick up a set of conti dws. I just want a good all weather tire i wont be driving the car in the snow. Seems like a good tire and alot of people like them.
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Love my DWS's, even had decent traction on some hard packed snow I accidentally drove across.
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Im gonna pick up a set of conti dws. I just want a good all weather tire i wont be driving the car in the snow. Seems like a good tire and alot of people like them.

Good choice. The traction, comfort, and durability are all great, especially for the price.
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