Suggestions for new summer rubber

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tires, Suspension, and Brakes' started by Cmezz331, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    The XS is Kumhos equivalent to the Star Spec and the RS3. They suck in the rain. The SPT's are closer to the V12 Evo and the Neo-Gen, KDW, what have you. If you're stepping away from what i'd call no compromise summers into something that is high performance but will last more than 25k miles- I'd say do the SPT out of that category. Cheapest, and I know a TON of people have run them with no complaints.
  2. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    Can you get Yoko Parada Spec 2s in your size, still? They should be cheap since they were discontinued. I run them on my Miata which just sees street duty, but i've been impressed so far.

    Not on the same level as the RS3/Star Specs, but plenty good to learn on.

    Look on ebay for 'em.
  3. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Spec 2's also were the ballinest looking tire EVER.
  4. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Ecsta SPT, that's what I have. I'd rock them again in a heartbeat for a car that will be driven rain or shine during the nice months.
  5. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

    so i can get spec2s for the same price as the v12's, cept theyre a 205/45/17 whereas my oem are 215/45/17.....acceptable?
  6. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    Funny, I'm actually running 4 sets this year, lol. Sweet.
  7. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

  8. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

    10 mm isnt gonna affect anything right? if im goin 60 itll say im goin 59....but like handling?
  9. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

    so 130$ a tire is my budget..
    these are my new choices...

    Hankook ventus v12 Protege&autoModClar=

    bfgoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2(Ultra High Performance Summer) Protege&autoModClar=

    dunlop Direzza DZ101 (NOT starspec) Protege&autoModClar=

    Kuhmo Ecsta SPT(Ultra High Performance Summer) Protege&autoModClar=

    yokohama parada spec2 (THESE ARE 205MM WHEREAS MY STOCKERS ARE 215**, worth it?)

    ive been reading reviews, but as stated above, reviews can only get me so far. opinions on these guys? im gonna be buying this week so help is greatly appreciated
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  10. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    I'd personally go with the hankooks. I'll be puting those on the ms6 if I get new wheels.
  11. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Paradas are BALLIN. That is all.
  12. 1Kris06

    1Kris06 MAD LIGHTS YO

    I liked my kumhos but I've heard they are prone to sidewalls blowing out/bulging (which is what happened to mine), and why I didn't stick with them this time around.
  13. Slim

    Slim Guest

  14. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

    But I've read they're loud and bad in the rain. Can't me worse than mine right now though. I'll take a pic so you guys can see what I'm dealing with.
  15. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

  16. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
  17. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    They're neither of those things.

    That said, unless they're cheaper than the Hankook Evos, i'd run the Evos.
  18. Cmezz331

    Cmezz331 Member

    I bought the evos! 112 a tire, not bad, bought a set of 4 and get an 80$ rebate. They come on Friday!
  19. escort1991

    escort1991 New Member

    When I was looking for tires for my mom's Montego, I stopped at tirezoo. They told me a handful of all season's siping doesn't go all the way through. Never knew that.

Share This Page