Tire poll. What are you running?

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Tire poll. What are you running?

Postby Beancooker » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:15 pm

Vote by manufacturer, and add model (type) in a post below.

Add Manufacturers as necessary.

Post comments as to if you like them or not, when you post model (type).


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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby Beancooker » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:15 pm

Falken FK451's. I really like these tires. Quiet, fairly long lasting, and sticky also. They work great in the rain, and so-so in the snow. Excellent in dry conditions.

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Postby MaximA32 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:25 pm

Yokohama AS430


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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby audtatious » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:30 pm

Yoko AVS DB S2's (235-40-18)

Good:Water traction is pretty good and I have not had any real issues in rainExtreme stiff sidewall with ultra-rating means they handle the twisties very well

Bad:NoisyUltra Perf = poor tread lifeFollows truckers ruts pretty badFor a all season they are absolutely horrible if there is a snow flake on the roadStiff sidewall makes them hard to deal with on rough roads

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Postby maxhopper » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:14 pm

BFG Traction T/A's. So far minimal road noise and good wet and dry traction (for an all season performance tire).

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Postby nismo1219 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:11 am

BFG KDW's for the win yo!!

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Postby mtcookson » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:04 am

BFG KDW's here as well. Incredible in the rain and dry... not on the Maxima yet but will be once its going again (had them on an MR2 Spyder and have some on my 300ZX).

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby D_roc » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:31 am

pirelli was on it when i bought the car but they are almost wornout so i bought 4 brand new michelins for $150 all sweet deal ha?

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (D_roc)

Postby VICIOUZCHI » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:41 pm

I perfer to go wit da FALKENS down in MIA.

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby jltibbs » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:40 am

nexen lexani n3000. ok dry handling, superior handling in wet conditions

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby iowas300z » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:53 am

I have Falken Ziek512's W rated seem to be very good for me

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby MTZI30 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:06 pm

Im running yokos cuz thats what the car had when i bought it. They are brand new to.

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (MTZI30)

Postby MattB » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:01 pm

Goodyear Eagle RSA.

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running?

Postby maximariceboi » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:01 am

Toyo T1R 235 40 18

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (maximariceboi)

Postby blazncypher » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:27 pm

Falken ST 115 245/35/19

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (blazncypher)

Postby nismopc » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:04 pm

225/50VR17 Hankook Optimo Plus II V-rated all-season

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Postby jsmithsole » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:29 am

Toyo proxes 4's 245/35/20(has T1r's which are amazing but don't last long enough!!)

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Postby NSR_s30 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:45 pm

Winter 195/60/15 Bridgestone Potenza RE92's

Summer215/40/17 Yokohama Parada Spec 2's

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Postby MinisterofDOOM » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:40 pm

Just got a set of Falken Ziex ZE 512s put on friday. So far I like them a lot, especially for the price (under $400 mounted and balanced for all 4). A quick scan of the internet shows them to be popular with Miata owners, which bodes well for them.

The car feels a ton better now (of course that could just be the fact that my tires have tread again...). Both ride quality and handling/responsiveness are increased. I haven't driven in wet or snow yet, though. The tread pattern looks like it should provide much better wet traction than my old tires.

I've never run Falken tires before, so I'm not sure what to expect as they see more and more use. It was either these or a set of Toyo Proxes all-seasons that would have been almost $200 more, so I went with these. So far I don't regret it.

Also, this is the first time I've ever run directional tires on any of my cars. Anything I should do differently (aside from not rotating them so they're backward...)?

One other not-so-hot side effect of these new tires is that I'm starting to feel how badly I need rear shocks. With my old tires, the back end would just come loose while turning under heavy braking. With the new ones, they stick like glue and the trunk goes all over the place. Fun...

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Postby joeygott » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:31 pm

TOYO PROXES have been excellent. They have given me the performance AND Longevity that I haven't been able to get out of any other tire.Have 30k on them and 40-50% of tread left.

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Good Year Assurance Tires

Postby madoleh » Fri May 25, 2007 4:05 am

Good Year Assurance Tires. I've had them for 2 years. Great traction in rain and snow. Never had any problems!


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Postby audtatious » Fri May 25, 2007 6:16 am

Well, My yoko's are coming off today hopefully. Replacing with Kumho ASX 245-40-18's. I'll update my opinion on those tires once I have put them through their paces......

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby 02TexMaxSE » Sat May 26, 2007 3:25 pm

Cooper Lifeliner Touring SLE's

Good grip wet or dryGood mileage: 45k+Reasonably quietMade in America (Yeah, I know it's a Nip car)

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (02TexMaxSE)

Postby ddgsxr504 » Sat May 26, 2007 3:43 pm

I've run quite a few sets of tires on my S14.

Toyo Proxy 4Cooper Zeon 2XSToyo Proxy T1-SMichelin Pilot Sport Bridgestone Potenza RE090 And now I am running Hankook Ventus II or some **** like that.

Each tire has their own strong and weak points.

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (ddgsxr504)

Postby jltibbs » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:49 pm

rockin continentals. WHAT!

oh yeah, for those that don't know, i had to sell my wheels.


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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (jltibbs)

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:41 pm

That sucks. Black steelies actually don't look bad, though. I considered getting a set for my car just for the stealth look (since my stock wheels are a little scarred anyway). It's hard to find glossy black ones in FWD offsets, though.

Just don't go putting fugly hubcaps on them.

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (MinisterofDOOM)

Postby nismo1219 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:09 pm

hey jeremiah - i think you should sport some of those custom spinner wheels from advance auto....dont you get some kind of employee discount as well?

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby Klepton » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:53 pm

Nexen N7000 235/40/18


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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (beancooker)

Postby King James » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:37 am

Nitto 555 245/35zr20 GET SOMEu havent driven til u get these tire they hold like no other

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Re: Tire poll. What are you running? (King James)

Postby Fezzik » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:41 pm

Toyo Proxies 4


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