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    I'm trying out some new tires now. I know it's tough to find a decent performing tire for less than $100 these days, but I'm trying a new set out...I'll let you guys know how that goes later on.

    I had been running the Falken Ziex 512's for about 20k miles -

    at $45 per tire, you can't complain. They were decent in the rain, decent in the corners, they wear evenly, and they last a good while.

    I'm now trying the BF Goodrich g-sport tires....they are supposed to be "Ultra High Performance". we'll see.

    If possible, I'd like to have a tire review going in this thread. If you've tried a tire you liked or disliked, let us know. try to be specific, and if possible, list the mileage on that tire.[/img]
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  • #2
    ok heres my review. fire stone fire hawks sucked ass. lasted 28k miles

    swaped over to some good year assurance tripple treads. due to the extreem weather changes we need an all season tire. and so far i love them. got about 4k on them almost no hydro plaining. in a few months i shale let you know how they perform in the ice and snow
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    • #3
      I have the BFG gforce sports right now. I love em. No problems at all... great affordable tire. Thats why it was made after all...



      • #4
        Kumho Ecsta SPT's

        Traction is glorious. Got these because I didn't like the treadwear rating of the MX's. I really can't do anything to make these tires protest. It was like, $59 a tire, I think. Just as good in the rain. A little loud on the highway, but who cares.
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        • #5
          I despise the G-Force Sports if you have any ass to the car. they're great in the rain and in some turns but I found that their loss of grip wasn't as gradual as I'm used to, and in a straight line under power they don't hook at all. I don't think you'll like them at all Jay. Maybe I just got a bad set, but I was very upset for what was supposed to be a "ultra performance" tire.

          My set of Yokohama Avid V4s blow them out of the water big time, you may want to check them out. They were like $89 a tire but traction is great dry or wet, grip at the limit is lost gradually (and takes a lot to push it there), and treadwear is 500. I got over 40K out of the old versions, and these new ones are stickier and last longer.

          I was looking at running either SPT's or the 512's as my next tire since they're both pretty damn affordable, but I have to look at the SPT's more. Also considering the Fusion ZRi's after the great reviews Matt and Rob had for them over their previous tires.


          • #6
            im using fuzion hri' for the winter tires had on my car since last spring put well over 20k on em and they are good in the snow pretty cheap not sure exact price and for the summer im switching to the fuzion zri's yeah i gotta support the "sponsor"(my free tires from the contest are the zri)


            • #7
              I am still sticking by my Toyo Proxes 4 tires. The size I have is 205/40zr17. I probably have about 20K miles on them right not, except for one that some how got a huge gash in the sidewall. They have been great to me, I still have probably another 40K miles on them if I keep up with the rotations and such.

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              • #8
                Falken Azenis 615's the. Ihaven't had a better tire on turns and straight line accel is better then the 512's. They aren't drag radials, so I can get the to spin, but they even pull well when the tire is spining...but gods. On second thought Jay, you should stay away. The high g-forces while turning my re-break your foot [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/lol.gif[/img]
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                • #9
                  i agree with andy about the firehawks...i got only 24k out of em...and they loved to spin and not go anywhere.

                  i'm also running BFG G-force sports on my car. i've put 6k miles on em so far, and i like em. i wonder if you (vinny) might've gotten a bad batch, cause i haven't had any problems with straight line grip. where the firehawks would spin and SMOKE when i slammed 1st into 2nd, the g-force sports just bark for a split second then grip. like you said, vinny, great in the rain :lol: )

                  what size tire you running, jay?
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                  • #10
                    Dunlops are gay. That is all.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by S.Bretz
                      Falken Azenis 615's here.
                      I ran the 215's for the autocross and started getting lazy and leaving them on the car until back at the garage to put the street tires back on. Realized how fun they are on the car and started using them for the street as well.

                      I am running the 615's now and love them more. The straight is great and as Sam said the cornering is awesome, the sidewalls are monsters. The wet traciton is much improved over the 215 as well. The treadwear is not great but I got a pretty good hookup on wholesale so not a big deal.

                      I had no real complaints on my Falken Ziex 512's for a street tire but next to the 615 for performance, they don't compare.
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                      • #12
                        Ryan - I'm using the 205/50/15 on my car

                        So far, they grab like hell on the corners. The straights seem fine so far, and they are very smooth compared to the Falken ziex 512's I just took off. I think they look better too.
                        so far, so good.
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                        • #13
                          do they have better fuse management than the old tires???


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by linefire
                            do they have better fuse management than the old tires???
                            LMAO!! He did replace his fuses again. Went back to OEM.
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                            • #15
                              scoot get me a topside service kit for an s series as well as one of the engine flush kits and motor mounts....


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