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Old 03-29-2018, 03:44 PM   #15
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I just want to add my experience with my current set of Pirelli P zero all season tires in stock size.

I don't like them, they feel twitchy and give me less conference in corners. They have a good tread rating and grip well in the wet, my advice is to avoid them, they are not as predictable as my previous MPS tires.
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the stock Primacy HP comes in 245/40
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:11 PM   #17
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Just got my Apex wheels from the group buy and need some tires. Mainly commuting in the BRZ.

255/40/17

Looking at the Continental DWS 06 or the BFG G-FORCE COMP-2 A/S.

Anyone have any experience with either tire? or recommend a different brand for around the same price range 500-700?.
I recommend against getting the DWS 06. Not only did they cause nannies to light up in my car over rough patches on the road, but they just felt "lazier" than the Michelins A/S 3 I previously had.

By 'lazy' I mean it just didn't feel immediate when you're crusing or cornering. Almost like there's a second-delay between when you turn the steering wheel and when the car actually turns. It's the one annoying trait I just couldn't get over, besides the nanny issue. Compared to the Michelins, it felt 'numb' on center too.

Read/watch some of the Tirerack reviews on the DWS 06, they say similar things. I watched the reviews before buying the DWS 06, I just didn't think it was going to feel as awful as it actually sounds.. until I drove on them myself.
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:22 PM   #18
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You'll probably be fine with summer tires in the Bay. I didn't have any problems stopping in cold and wet (~40-45F) on Falken Azeni 615 up here in Portland, and there really wasn't any legitimate reason for me to run on anything other than summer tires when I lived in the Bay.
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Thanks for the input everyone. This is the reason I posted this thread to see what everyone has experienced and what tires I should run.

I had previously ran nitto nt555s on my other car and they hydroplaned a lot.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:20 PM   #20
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Is the "wet/cold" weather near freezing ie ~35F? If not, you need high mileage summer tires not all seasons.

Believe it or not, summer tires have better wet grip than all seasons. A/S just have a much lower operating temperature in the expense of over all grip.
Actually, yes. I visit Tahoe quite often.

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tbh i wouldnt worry too much about getting All seasons. Especially now. Weather is warming up, we'll at most maybe see another week or two of rain. At that point you are going to wish you had a stickier tire. Since this is your DD I assume you are going to want something comfy enough for every day but also grippy enough for the few drives you might have in between.

As stated above the Michelin 4S are a good choice as are their PSS. Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 are also a great daily tire.

Dont get too caught up in the label of "summer" or "all-weather". I've had all weather tires that completley sucked in all weather and summer tires that have a ton of grip even in the rain.
Will consider the Hankook's
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Actually, yes. I visit Tahoe quite often.
Ah, gotcha. In that case, Michelin A/S3s get my vote, although I've driven around Tahoe in PSSs no problem since the roads are usually plowed and clear anyway.
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I'd recommend spending a little more and get the A/S 3 as well. It excels in many areas, whereas some tires only excel in a few areas. Quiet enough on the road, excellent feel & grip in dry & wet, I've driven them through several hours of torrential rain with no problems. And I've even driven them in the snow a couple times. I wouldn't recommend a long distance drive in the snow with them, but I made it to work & home on an hour commute with light snow/ice on the road. They're on the stiff side going over bumps (relative to a tire with soft sidewalls), but nothing too jarring. They just feel more responsive on the road without feeling twitchy on the highway.
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RS-RR’s make good daily tires. :^D

Super quiet for the commute. Like you don’t even hear ‘em at all!
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Came across these babies today.. look great and available in the stock size.. alas not available in the UK (yet..)


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Ended up ordering the Michelin A/S3+s. Thanks all
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Ended up ordering the Michelin A/S3+s. Thanks all
I think you will be happy with your choice. Good compromise tire. You will give up some grip for increased tread life. Will do OK on plowed Tahoe roads. There is a reason they sell so many of them.
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RS-RRs make good daily tires. :^D

Super quiet for the commute. Like you dont even hear em at all!
I don't believe this one bit. Just put mine on to get them heat cycled for a coming track day in a couple of weeks and I sound like a fucking lifted brodozer going down the freeway lol
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I think you will be happy with your choice. Good compromise tire. You will give up some grip for increased tread life. Will do OK on plowed Tahoe roads. There is a reason they sell so many of them.
Agreed. These make decent rallycross tires too
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