Tires what is good for 90% street driveing?

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  1. DB Z28

    DB Z28 Veteran Member

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    Looking for tires ,What brand is good
    Been looking at
    (1) Continentals Extreme Contact DW
    (2) Nitto NT555
    (3) Falken - Azenis RT615

    Or BFG Rivals - They seem to short of a tire in height
    Tire size 245-40-18, 245-45-18 or 255/45/18 Front
    Rear size 285/40/18 or 295/45/18
    90% street driving Don,t care if tire last 12000 miles which is about 4 years of driving but don,t want a tire that picks every nail in the street or stone
    what good out their in tires now a days
     
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    CamaroMan79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have Hankook Ventus V12 Evos on mine and really like them.
     
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    I have the Nitto 555's and they stick like glue compared to the old oem style tires.
     
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    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've got BFG gForce Sport Comp2's on mine, and I like them. They are a summer tire, so definitely a different/softer/stickier rubber than an all-season, but not ridiculously so. Handling seems fine, but I rarely push the car to the limit anymore- kids are almost always with me.:)
    Price was decent, too- about $600 for the set from Tire Rack.
     
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    I looked at the BFG gForce Sport Comp2's but did not have the size I wanted looked like a nice tire.
     
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    I have the nittos and love them. Toyo Proxes are good too.

    Michael
     
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    I've run the Nitto, Falken, and the Rival "S", the Rival "S" is one of the best tires out there for auto-x right now but they will pick-up everything off of the road when up to temp. and not a tire I would want to use in the wet. Any tire that's really good in the dry is probably going to pick up junk off of the road.
     
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    1981paul Moderator Staff Member

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    For something that will see possible rain, and you aren't in it for all out competition, I'd go with the DWs. They have been my go-to daily summer/rain autocross tire for years and I've been nothing but happy with them.
     
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    Love these tires. I have had 2 sets on my 2010 SS.
     
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    CamaroMan79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'll still stick with my answer from above. Here is a comparison that car and driver did when the Hankkok Ventus tires first came out. (There are a couple new Hankook performance tires out now but I have no info for those.)

    http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/hankook-ventus-v12-evo-page-10

    More tests:
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Hankook&tireModel=Ventus+V12+evo+K110

    I am not a paid spokesperson lol.

    I have used a lot of different brand performance tires over the years on different cars and without a doubt the v12's are the best street tires I've ever owned along with the nitro 555's which I only had for a short while. Both brands blow away the BFG's and Falkens. I didn't like the Falkens at all. They had horrible tread wear and were noisey and the BFG's I had were OK but we're too hard of rubber and overpriced.
     
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