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In my normal "SRT-4 obsessive" mindstate I got to wondering what the best replacement tire was. I don't know how long the pilot sports will last but the cost to replace them gives me cold sweats in the night when I remeber all the potholes I have accedently run over. Are there any comprable or better replacement tires that are in the same price range or cheaper? Thanks guys! :?:
 

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looking through tirerack.com there's some bridgestones for 140ish that if you check the curvey results has very high ratings in every category... i'm thinking those would be good replacements... just search for the right size and z rated... you'll find them
 

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I hear mixed reviews about Kumho Exstas but they're dead cheap at less than $100 each. Some people love 'em, some don't. That's my likely replacement brand though.
 

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hemidakota said:
What are you going to use the car for is the determination on what to purchase...

Street driving. I don't plan on anything other than agressive street driving. No auto-xing or drag strip runs. Just agressive fast SRT-4 driving . . :-D

Edit: too add on to this. I care about traction and handling and tread life but am not set on like a racing tire nor do I have any speical needs
 

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I'd go with Kumho. The 712's are cool, but not Z rated. Read the reviews by people that bought the tires.
 

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IPaidForThisName said:
hemidakota said:
What are you going to use the car for is the determination on what to purchase...

Street driving. I don't plan on anything other than agressive street driving. No auto-xing or drag strip runs. Just agressive fast SRT-4 driving . . :-D

Edit: too add on to this. I care about traction and handling and tread life but am not set on like a racing tire nor do I have any speical needs
Exactly the same here. :wink:
 

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looking through tirerack.com there's some bridgestones for 140ish that if you check the curvey results has very high ratings in every category... i'm thinking those would be good replacements... just search for the right size and z rated... you'll find them
I agree! Just do the research on TireRack.com. They have an extensive line of tires that would meet your needs. That's were I'm going to purchase my next set!!
 

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I put Kuhmos on the GLHS, seem to be a great tire. Wearing well, good in the rain, good grip. Given that I have not gone more than 8/10s of handling limits on it, I can't swear to them at the limit, but for most folks, that's all your going to need. When I say handling limits, I mean autocross style, right at the edge of adhesion. Most folks don't go there, they don't realize exactly how far you can push a vehicle and keep going.
 

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I personally love Michelin tires, but for the price of theses bad boys ($205.00 EA.) I'm looking long and hard for a different tire that has the same performance without the same pricetag!! Right now the front runner is the Yokohama AVS ES100.
 

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hemidakota said:
What are you going to use the car for is the determination on what to purchase...
I think this is the smartest thing I've ever heard you say.

Based on what you said I'd go with Falken Azenis Sports or Kumho MXs. Both good tires with reasonable price tags.

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I'm getting yokahama AVS ZR rated tires! They work really good in all conditions. I have them on my Saleen. You can get them for a good price!

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If price isn't a major concern, Bridgestone Potenza S-03 Pole Positions' are the best. They were about $160/tire at tirerack.com. I just put a set on my car, and they are fantastic! If you do a comparison(at tirerack.com), they rank better than the Michelin Pilot's in every catagory, and they're $13/tire cheaper than the Pilot's(at least in my size, 225/45-17).

Oh, they are a summer tire only if that matters(they do ok in the rain, but I wouldn't use them in snow!).
 

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If price isn't a major concern, Bridgestone Potenza S-03 Pole Positions' are the best. They were about $160/tire at tirerack.com. I just put a set on my car, and they are fantastic! If you do a comparison(at tirerack.com), they rank better than the Michelin Pilot's in every catagory, and they're $13/tire cheaper than the Pilot's(at least in my size, 225/45-17).

Oh, they are a summer tire only if that matters(they do ok in the rain, but I wouldn't use them in snow!).
Unless you goto a track, then they get destroyed. You ever see the pics of Toon's tires? (he's a local RS-T I dunno if you ever come out to meets)

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=3734329#post3734329

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berke said:
If price isn't a major concern, Bridgestone Potenza S-03 Pole Positions' are the best. They were about $160/tire at tirerack.com. I just put a set on my car, and they are fantastic! If you do a comparison(at tirerack.com), they rank better than the Michelin Pilot's in every catagory, and they're $13/tire cheaper than the Pilot's(at least in my size, 225/45-17).

Oh, they are a summer tire only if that matters(they do ok in the rain, but I wouldn't use them in snow!).
Unless you goto a track, then they get destroyed. You ever see the pics of Toon's tires? (he's a local RS-T I dunno if you ever come out to meets)

JC

That's great and all, but the person who started this post said they weren't going to use them at the track, therefore my opinion still stands.

Thanks,
 

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berke said:
That's great and all, but the person who started this post said they weren't going to use them at the track, therefore my opinion still stands.

Thanks,
I know, just a tidbit I felt was important.

JC
 

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berke said:
That's great and all, but the person who started this post said they weren't going to use them at the track, therefore my opinion still stands.

Thanks,
I know, just a tidbit I felt was important.

JC

Ahhh, you're on of those Subaru types that always needs to have the last word, huh?! :wink:
 

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berke said:
Ahhh, you're on of those Subaru types that always needs to have the last word, huh?! :wink:
no
 

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The kumho 712's i have on my car are w rated which is actually better than z-rated. What are they rated for the size that would fit a srt-4?
 
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