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It seems as if the majority of the tires are priced similar, I was recommended Yokohama S-Drive, Nitto Invos, Hankook Ventus V12s, Potenza RE11 and Continental Extreme Contact DWS. However,

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It seems as if the majority of the tires are priced similar, I was recommended Yokohama S-Drive, Nitto Invos, Hankook Ventus V12s, Potenza RE11 and Continental Extreme Contact DWS.

However, I've never really had much knowledge on tires and don't know what is best. Are there particular brands or tires that are recommended or is it all personal preference? I'm planning to upgrade from OEM 18" and gonna wrap them around TE37SL.

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Old 09-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I went through this process, don't forget the Michelin tires as well. They consistently get great reviews
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There really isn't a "best" tire per se... I think it really is personal preference. There are some factors that you should consider when purchasing tires. For example, what kind of weather will you be doing most of your driving in? If you live in Southern California, you could easily get away with just summer tires with good wet traction as it rarely gets colder than 50 degrees there but it can rain occasionally. Here in the Pacific NW we get a lot of rain and it can get pretty cold so I opted for some tires that were great all around, wet, dry or snow, which is why I got the Continental DWS. IMO, it's the best bang for your buck. That's the other factor, budget. I did most if not all of my research on tirerack.com before making the purchase. Read all the reviews, there's a lot of good feedback on that site.
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I currently have the VEntus V12/S.Drive/RE11/DWS tirerack on my tabs and I'm about to read them.

Its gonna be a DD but not in the winter, I got a beater for that. I mainly want good tread and grip.

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Everyone will have a different opinion. I had a twin turbo 370 that i recently sold, but when I had it I ran Advan Neova AD08's all the way around. Only drag radials will grip better than Advans.

Keep in mind you lose some life WHEN you gain more grip.
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Good call on the TE37SL.

Choice of tire depends on what YOU want out of the tire, and how much you're going to drive in different conditions.

For a tire with long life and decent performance, Hankook V12s are okay. Soft sidewall though, a lot of us have come to not like that. Continental DW has also been a popular choice lately.

For more performance-oriented driving, you will want to look further up the chain.
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I currently have the VEntus V12/S.Drive/RE11/DWS tirerack on my tabs and I'm about to read them.

Its gonna be a DD but not in the winter, I got a beater for that. I mainly want good tread and grip.

Birdman - what did you end up going with? sweet nismo btw!
My friend has got the 305 Ventus and he said they are decent tires for the price. Thx for the kind words. I got some goodyear runflat tires pending tirerack inventory, the Advan are currently on backorder - This way in the event of another tire blowout with barely any miles on it, I'll have extra tires sitting around. The Toyo are pretty good tires for performance with decent reviews; upon going through feedback and other posts, they have very limited tire thread, grip like mofos and are risky on wet surfaces (Should you find yourself caught in rain).

The Michelin are def a top choice if you are willing to shell out the $$.
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birdmanx1 knows his stuff.

for example, he probably knows I'd add white text in here to insult him, but maybe he's dumb after all.
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for example, he probably knows I'd add white text in here to insult him, but maybe he's dumb after all.
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Make sure you choose a asymmetric tire with reinforced belts on the inner treads. Our cars run camber so the inner belts are good to maintain posture and prevent premature wear.
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Make sure you choose a asymmetric tire with reinforced belts on the inner treads. Our cars run camber so the inner belts are good to maintain posture and prevent premature wear.
Thats great advice, now could you please tell me how I can find that info. Had a blow out in the rear today, so I'm in need of rear tires. I can't seem to find Re11's in the sport pk tire size. 275/35R/19 Otherwise I will just go back to the original tire that came with the car.
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My car is a daily driver pushing around 400 whp. With the car running stronger in cooler temps, it's easy to break loose the 305/30 V12 tires in 1st from a roll (full throttle). Otherwise, it's great in the city (not on snow lol). This is my 2nd set, and it's great for the money. The only minor gripe is that the sidewall is a tad soft.
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If you're considering those Conti's, look at the DW not the DWS (unless you intend to drive them in Snow).
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Would it be fair to say very few of us stay with the Bridgestones 19in.
Seems like no one raves on them. We all know the reasons.
anyone stick with the oem Bridgestone tires?
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I am on set #3 of Bridgestone, but they are not hte OEM ones
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