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Old 05-09-2006, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default New tires: Decent but cheap?

Noob question:

I currently have Sumitomo HTR+ 225/50/16, and I need to get new rear tires. What would you recommend? I am hoping for something less than 100 each...or a lot less than 100 each... I'm broke.

I would like to start a poll, but I don't really know enough brands to start one. I searched but couldn't find a good thread about this, perhaps "tire buying guide" could be come a sticky?

Maybe someone could also throw in some speed rating info too...

Thanks, ahead of time!
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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I need new rear tires, too. I've done a lot of research and have decided to get the Kumho Ecsta ASX. Tire rack has a nice comparison on their web site which shows the Pirelli P-zero Nero just edges them out. But for $33 less each per tire, I'll take the Kumho's. I have Kemho Ecsta STX's on my Mercedes and have been very pleased.
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Thanks much! That website is great!
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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I just put 4 Kuhmo ASX on my car about a month ago. So far I really like them, good handling quiet and a very good price. I did want to get the Pirelli P-Zero Nero, but could not justify the extra $$.
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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I'll also recommend the Kumhos. The Ecsta ASX has been great on my wife's car and I've been using the Ecsta 712s for several years. I just switched to the Ecsta SPT and so far I'm very impressed.
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My summer tires are Fuzion ZRi's and I've been very pleased with them. I think the 225/50-16s are $80 each at TireRack. They are made by Bridgestone in Japan.
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Old 06-13-2006, 03:30 AM   #7
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Just replaced my Yokohamas with Goodyear F1's. Looked at all the ratings on Tireracks website, very aggressive tread design with all the right handling characteristics.
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I'm running the ASX as well. Previously, I had given them a bad review in the wet, but in a recent storm (the one that passed through Northern KY and Southern IN last weekend) I was thoroughly impressed.

My only complaint is that now I have to go faster to make the tires squeal.
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i have the yokohama avs es 100s....80 per tire...i like them a lot....and they nudged out the kumho 712s on a tire rack comparison...but the kumhos are only 60 per tire...but the kumhos suposedly make a lot more road noise.

anyway....tirerack.com is your friend!
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