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#1 Old 02-07-2009, 11:13 PM
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nitto neo gen tires

i am looking for some summer tires that are good for daily driving but i am on a budget. i am looking at the nitto neogen tires and the reveiws seem to be all good on them but i wanted to ask you guys before deciding on anything.

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They're all seasons. If your interest is summer rubber, you're looking in the wrong direction.

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wow i didn't see that anywere. well what would you suggest for a decent summer tire that will last and has good grip? oh and what is the widest tire i can put on a wagon without having problums?

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bridgestone RE050's are a great tire ,not cheap though.

the widest tire you can put on the stock rim is a 225

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I was able to make my last set of Eagle F1 GS-D3 last a good 30k, and was more than pleased with the performance of the tire throughout its lifespan. Trick to making any tire last IMHO is religiously maintaining tire pressure and not overdriving the tire.

However, they were (and still are) about $150 per tire (TireRack). But I saw your Nitto Neo Gens for under $100 per tire on a couple of other websites...

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I don't recommend 225 wides on the stock 6.5" wide rim. That's 36% wider tire than rim. Usually you want that 25% or less. Even a 7" wide rim really borderline for 225 wides.

Anyway, there's really two different types of summer tires. Those that are designed to be more standard use (decent tread wear, rain performance, comfort) and those that are more all-out dry grip. If you're looking for a cheap "UHP" summer tire, I recommend the General UHP tire. It's dirt cheap and very decent dry and wet. If you're looking for an "extreme" dry tire, I suggest dunlop star specs.

If you have more money, I recommend KDW2's or GSD3's (mattering on how much you care about noise and ride quality. The KDWs are bumpy and loud) in the UHP category or the Neovas if you just want the best street legal tire money can buy.

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