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post #16 of 20 Old 12-22-2008, 05:01 PM
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From the handling FAQ stickied in this forum:

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Q: Can you recommend some tires?

Well sure. This is my biased opinion but I'll recommend a cheaper tire and a nicer tire in each of the four classes. If you want a more impartial opinion, I suggest visiting Tire Rack's tire survey section. Here's a link:

Customer Tire Survey

Anyway, here are some tires to consider:

All Season
Cheap: Continental ContiExtremeContact
Nice: Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position

Winter
Cheap: Dunlop Winter Sport 3D
Nice: Nokian WR

Summer
Cheap: General Exclaim UHP
Medium: BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2
Nice: Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

Max Performance
Cheap: Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
Nice: Yokohama Advan Neova AD07

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Just wondering ifyou still stuck by those recomendations I have read that several times. For daily driving not much on the track there's not rewally much need for max performance is there?
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It matters on what you want. Treadlife, price, wet handling, dry handling, all those need to be balanced out before you decide what kind of summer tire would be best for you. Many people are not going to come up with a max performance tire out of that. I didn't. That's why I listed a "Summer" Category as well. It's also the most common choice so I listed 3 choices at various pricepoints.

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Allright that's what I thought but wasent sure.

Sorry for thread stealing kinda.

What's your stance on the kumo rubbers?
I have been thinking of getting some when the time comes.
Kumho Ecsta XS ftw! I took a risk and ran a set of these in 235/45/17 on my 8 inch wide Rotas, and can't speak enough about them! I considered it a bit of a risky purchase as I wanted Falken Azenis RT-615s, and the Kumhos were roughly $50 more/set at the time. They are comfortable, yet still have a very stiff sidewall. Initial turn response is immediate and grip is plentiful only scuffing progressively when pushed. I think it's a fantastic tire for the money!
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I also want to eliminate body roll on my 08. My plan was to just get the STI springs because im trying to stay under warranty and they are supposed to be 25 percent stiffer than the stock 08 ones and i just want a more rigid ride out of my car. I figure my freind at school has an Sti and I like the rigidness of the ride but I dont expect it to be the same as his. The STI spring also lower the car 2 inches so a lower center of gravity will eliminate a little body roll. Im not going to lie but my moms 07 civic has stiffer suspension
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