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adamhoz
04-13-2015, 10:32 AM
My 2013's tires are at the warning bar...getting new tires ASAP.

Anyone have suggestions on a decent set of 4 and where to get them?

I dont change the tires during the Northeast Winters here, so I would assume to stay away from Summer tires.

Any help would be MUCH Appreciated :)

adam

Trunkout
04-13-2015, 10:41 AM
I recommend Kuhmo Ecsta 4X or Copper Zeon AS-03. Had Kuhmo and have researched the Copper pretty deeply. It's a toss up... I live in KC and agree with the no summer route....

adamhoz
04-13-2015, 11:11 AM
I will check those out, thank you sir :)

Scarecrow23
04-13-2015, 12:41 PM
Well living in Silicon Valley I never have to worry about the whole summer/winter tire thing but I have been getting tires on all my vehicles at my local Americas ( http://www.americastire.com/dtcs/home.do ) / Discount Tire ( http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/home.do ) for last 15 years as they have really good selection , prob lowest price on most brands and are everywhere ( least in my area ) and have had these on last 2 Vehicles: Kumho Ecsta AST 205/40 R17 84H XL BSW with no issues :)

Tweak
04-13-2015, 09:37 PM
I had the stock Pirelli tires for 12K then switched to Kumho, most recently I went with the A/S 3's from Michelin and they are my fav without question. If you ask spotman he'll tell you these things hug the road wet or dry. He rode with my during the Dragon event we were at recently and they were amazing, easily beat both the previous tires which I also "tested" at this event. Easy to control 4 wheels slides and only released a little tire smoke as we literally carved up the twisty mountain roads. :D

Robert Nixon
04-13-2015, 10:03 PM
You should be able to compare prices at various on line places like Tire Rack, as well as local places from Sears to Firestone, and national chains like Wal-Mart, Costco, National Tire and Battery, etc. and your local place. Get prices on the same tires from at least a few places before you buy just to make sure you aren't paying an arm and a leg when someone else has the same thing for just a finger!

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
04-13-2015, 10:30 PM
I saw that Tire rack was having a sale on BF Goodrich Sport comp 2 in 16 inch size 195 45 16 I think it was for $270 for all 4 tires and I went to see an old buddy from NTB and he matched the price. I could not pass up the deal and it came in perfect time for last weekend at the dragon.

pip
04-22-2015, 01:27 PM
kuhmo makes a good tire used them on other cars and they have been fine. make sure you ask about millage warranty on them!! they have a cheaper one that they offer with NO millage coverage and I blew through those in 7k miles!!

gerrymx
04-26-2015, 10:47 PM
kuhmo makes a good tire used them on other cars and they have been fine. make sure you ask about millage warranty on them!! they have a cheaper one that they offer with NO millage coverage and I blew through those in 7k miles!!

Also happened to a neighbor here on his honda civic, the tire was on sale and he missed to check the mileage warranty and was blown at around 10k on a trip. Make sure you to call the direct distributors first for the latest deals on a set. Usually sites like TireRack.com (http://www.tirerack.com), 4WheelOnline.com (http://4wheelonline.com), DiscountTire.com (http://www.discounttire.com) matches lowest price plus additional warranty.