Tire preference battles are worse than pepsi vs. coke. It all depends on what climate you live in, and what you're looking for in a tire. I have Falken Ziex 912's for the summer. I didn't want them origionally, but they were cheap. They grip amazing on dry asphalt, but get a little loose in the rain. For winter, I have Pirelli Winter Carving, which also handle amazing. I've also had good success with the Dunlop Signature series, Kumho Ecsta SPTs, and Michelin Pilots.I want to order a set of tires by the weekend, just wondering what everyone has had good luck with.
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Good choice, i went with the 912's personally but the 512's will do fine especially if you like to drive more spiritedly. Thats also a hell of a deal you got on them, i paid 66 bucks a pop for my 912's.( got them at cost )I went ahead and ordered the 512's this morning. I got them for $300 shipped from discount tires.
Conti's are also a great tire. It was between those and Falkens for me when i was in the market. Went with the Falkens for the price. I live 1 mile away from my work, so they would both have lasted me as long. I think theyll dry rot from the sun before i hit the wear bars, lol! I agree with you on the goodyears, you have no idea how many i see come in with separated tread and blown out sidewalls.I just had the factory General AmeriG45 blow out on the rear of my 99 when a chunk of metal punctured it. 12 year old tire, still had good tread too, but they were starting to dryrot. I looked around for a while and decided on Continental's new ContiProContact Transit series. Got them for 76.31 apiece out the door with some coupons I had. I put two of those on, and have two newer Goodyears on the front. I refuse to actually pay for anything that says Goodyear on it. I've driven on 5 or 6 sets of Goodyears that came on different cars I've purchased, and every set was absolute junk. I feel that Goodyear is just surviving off their big name now and selling junk for twice the price of their competitors. I've had great luck with Cooper, and Michelin, and even Falken haven't been too bad, but I'll never buy a Goodyear
Michelins are EXCELLENT tires! Wow thats nuts, ive seen customers of ours come back for rotation and balance 10k miles after we put'em on, and the tires arent even starting to wear out.I run and always have used the michelin symmetry all season
you can get an easy 60,000 miles out of them i seen 80,000 before and herd storys of 97,000 miles off a DTS CaddyB)
Good choice, i went with the 912's personally but the 512's will do fine especially if you like to drive more spiritedly. Thats also a hell of a deal you got on them, i paid 66 bucks a pop for my 912's.( got them at cost )
I think Falken's are a pretty good tire for their price. I work at a tire/auto repair shop so i have alot of experience with all kinds of different tires and what not. Falkens are a good quality tire, they balance out well and last relatively long, depending on how you drive and upkeep. (rotating and balancing every 3-5k miles) Obviously they have lower tread wear than other tires since theyre still considered "performance" tires, but theyre also nice and quiet. (at least my 912's are)