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Old 05-01-2024, 02:51 PM   #1
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I've been pretty happy with the Firestone 500s, but I'm at a stage now where I want a little more comfort. The thing has 70,000 miles and sometimes feels like a gravel truck. I really should swap out suspension but everything I look at lowers it and it's already as low as I ever want it to be.

I decided to go to 225 45x17's, but the Goodyears that I understand are recommended are out of stock. I gambled on a set of Vredestein all season. All the reviews show excellent wet/dry performance with excellent comfort and reasonable tread wear. Winter performance isn't a factor because I live in Florida. They're on the way and I'll see how they work out.
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I recently got Continental ECS 02s on my car and felt like they improved comfort over the various 200TW tires I've been running for nearly a decade. If I was in FL, I would not want to spend my time driving around on an all-season. Honestly, I wouldn't really do that in any state with a fun car. haha
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I recently got Continental ECS 02s on my car and felt like they improved comfort over the various 200TW tires I've been running for nearly a decade. If I was in FL, I would not want to spend my time driving around on an all-season. Honestly, I wouldn't really do that in any state with a fun car. haha
Well they are already here so my fate is sealed. Thanks for the input.
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I recently got Continental ECS 02s on my car and felt like they improved comfort over the various 200TW tires I've been running for nearly a decade. If I was in FL, I would not want to spend my time driving around on an all-season. Honestly, I wouldn't really do that in any state with a fun car. haha
Good all season tires are fine for street driving. Especially if you live in a place where temperatures can vary from 28F to 81F and back again over a week. Yes, that's actually happened here.
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Good all season tires are fine for street driving. Especially if you live in a place where temperatures can vary from 28F to 81F and back again over a week. Yes, that's actually happened here.
They're mounted and so far I'm happy with them. I think going from 215x45 to 225X45 was a good move. The car definitely rides better and seems to rattle less. I had a chance to stick it into some corners pretty aggressively and they stuck well. So far, so good.
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Crisp turn in, stick well in aggressive cornering on dry. Haven't had them in the wet yet. Maybe a little noisier than the Firestone 500s but I really don't recall. $150 each with a $120 rebate. I'm satisfied so far.
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