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240fan
09-22-2000, 07:02 AM
for those of us that didnt go with monster rims what did you get? I just ordered Dunlops
D60a2jlb, 205-60-HR15 I had the 195-60s before and they where awesome. I wasnt happy with bridgestone re930 but they at least where great rain tires.

**DONOTDELETE**
09-22-2000, 07:51 AM
I have Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce, 205/55R16 front 225/50R16 rear. I think there great. Their quiet, have awesome wet handling, very hard to hydro-plane. Supposedly the design helps braking ability. And at discount tire, they were $90 a piece, not bad since Don Olsen tire wanted $160 a tire. http://freshalloy.ubbforums.com/forum/images/icons/shocked.gif

mzf
09-23-2000, 04:24 AM
I've got Cooper Cobras (205/60R15). They're actually pretty good. Not bad grip dry and wet. Not what I would have put on if they weren't free, but I have no complaints so far. I bought my car from a dealership and I had them put new tires on before I'd take it. I'm thinking about getting some Yokohama A032Rs for the summer though. I'll keep my Cobras for the winter. Those Yoks are like flypaper!

**DONOTDELETE**
09-23-2000, 06:52 AM
The A032R are a bit noisy. What's even stickier is Nitto 555R tires. In the rain the 555R are greatm, the AO32R however, are a bit scary.

Eric

**DONOTDELETE**
09-23-2000, 08:08 AM
i changed my size to a 205 55 15 and it made a huge difference in cornering. i've already went through a set of bridgestone re930's. they were a cool looking tire, good in the rain but they didn't corner well. i had a set of nittos in 195 60 15 and they sucked in the rain and in cornering. now i decided to spend the money and go with a set of michelin rain-something and they kick butt. for some reason the original yokohama's stuck the best. the tread wear rating on them was only 180 so you know they only lasted about eight thousand miles.

mzf
09-23-2000, 10:36 AM
Well what I really want is some AVS Sports or Paradas but I'd have to get some bigger rims and I don't have the money. If I had to get a strictly summer tire, what's a good choice? A friend of mine has some A032R's and they are a bit noisy and do wear down quickly but they seemed pretty sticky, lots of fun.

**DONOTDELETE**
09-23-2000, 12:52 PM
I have had good luck with the Nitto 555 series tires. The Ao32r are really dangerous in the rain. I have tried the Nittos in 245/45/17 and 205/45/15.

The AO32R ARE 245/45/17 and still on the car. I will change back to the Nittos. the 555R wear out fast, even faster than the A032R. Really soft compound.

Eric

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240fan
09-24-2000, 09:35 AM
chicken, dont tell me that I just got 205/60/15s but I agree 100% on the 930's Id probably get them if I was in seattle. but on dry road the Dunlops destroy them! I like the hard feel of them.

JonCarson
09-24-2000, 06:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mzf:
Well what I really want is some AVS Sports or Paradas but I'd have to get some bigger rims and I don't have the money. If I had to get a strictly summer tire, what's a good choice? A friend of mine has some A032R's and they are a bit noisy and do wear down quickly but they seemed pretty sticky, lots of fun.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Paradas are just a show tire. They don't have a really sticky compound. Just look cool.

mzf
09-25-2000, 09:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by carsonjon:
Paradas are just a show tire. They don't have a really sticky compound. Just look cool.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I figured as much. I don't know anything about them other than what I've read. The AVS Sport however, I've heard nothing but good things about.

**DONOTDELETE**
09-26-2000, 12:55 AM
i've tried A032R soft, and A008shaved (soft), AVS intermidiate, RE71, Re711, Pzero as. i'd have to say for street use, RE71 is the best. the A032R last maybe 2 race or so MAX, and A008 last 1race and they r done, AVS about...well, its not even consider race tires anyways. but i'd say 4 races or so. and RE71 is about the same as AVS, and Pzero i have gotten the longest life on em (about 7000miles). for street, AVS intermidate or RE71, or RE711 is the way to go. AVS has hard sidewall but also harder compound, and RE71 has softer sidewall and softer compound, and RE711....well thats like the Re71 but they made it better for rain. as for parada i think its 320 tread. OUCH, absolutly no traction whats so ever. well, at least not when ur comparing em to preformance tires.

on street i'd pick RE71, and on track i'd pick A008RS, but these tires r designed for tight turns.....so also depends on where u drive it to and what track u go to.

mzf
09-26-2000, 10:10 AM
Any tires I get would be used in day-to-day driving. No race tracks around here (dammit) so while I do drive hard on the streets, and there are a few twisties to have fun on, there's no actual race tracks. Lots of stoplight granprix's though. http://www.freshalloy.com/ I'm looking for something with good dry grip, good wet grip, and looks too. Something cool. http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
09-26-2000, 03:07 PM
Any one know much about Kumho tires? I have 17x7 rims and I had no idea that trying to find a good tire for them would be 100+ each until I burned out two of my tires.

But anyone has any suggestions for a good tire? Other than P7000's.

240fan
09-26-2000, 11:24 PM
mzf, If I where in winnipeg Id get snow tires in winter(on the fact.steel rims) and dunlop d60a2 for the other 3 seasons, you guys dont just get rain like vancouver right?

mzf
09-27-2000, 10:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 240fan:
mzf, If I where in winnipeg Id get snow tires in winter(on the fact.steel rims) and dunlop d60a2 for the other 3 seasons, you guys dont just get rain like vancouver right? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well last winter I used my Cooper Cobra's and they were fine. Actually much better than I thought. I was all ready to spend $500 (canadian) on winter tires but didn't bother. We get tonnes of snow here and average december-february temps of around -25 degrees Celsius (-13 degrees Fahrenheit for you americans). In the spring and fall we get a fair bit of rain too. Summers are pretty hot luckily. Anyways, with my Coopers being ok for the winter and early spring/late fall, I figure it'd be nice to get some good sticky tires to have fun with in the summer. I've put over 33,000 kms (20k miles) on my Coopers with almost no wear showing at all so I know they'll last forever. That frees up some cash for nice tires to have fun with. http://www.freshalloy.com/

240fan
09-27-2000, 11:37 PM
I dont mind cold dry snow to drive on, it isnt as bad as the wet stuff we get here in Boston.

jickel240
09-30-2000, 10:28 AM
Has anyone tried the new Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's (size 205/55/15)? how are they compared to the AVS intermediates (size 205/60/15)?

**DONOTDELETE**
09-30-2000, 03:28 PM
225/60-15 Firestone Firehawk SH-30. Grip is good on the dry and rain, even tested them yesterday on a bit of snow. 15 000km and no apperant wear and no problems.
http://www.freshalloy.com/

09-30-2000, 10:34 PM
Wow. Those are tall tires. They must throw your speedometer off by a significant amount.

Asad

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Marc95GXE:
225/60-15 Firestone Firehawk SH-30. Grip is good on the dry and rain, even tested them yesterday on a bit of snow. 15 000km and no apperant wear and no problems.
http://www.freshalloy.com/<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

240fan
10-02-2000, 06:03 AM
I put them on- the dunlops are the stuff!! awesome !!

next time I might spring for 16 or 17" real sport tires.

mzf
10-02-2000, 10:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by asad137:
Wow. Those are tall tires. They must throw your speedometer off by a significant amount.

Asad

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Maybe he thinks he's driving a Mustang or something. 225/60 though... wow! Maybe he meant 40 or 45.

**DONOTDELETE**
10-06-2000, 02:27 PM
I don't know if Pirelli makes them in your size, the P8000 sport is a great wet and dry all-season tire. The grip is excellente and it is very quite. I have the 235x40x17 size.

JonCarson
10-06-2000, 10:19 PM
I'm preparing to pick up Yokohama AVS Intermediates here in just a few days. Most everyone who knows of the tires is familiar with the Z-rated ones, but I'm getting the V-rated for my S13 in stock 205/60R15 and don't expect to pay more than $70/each.

Only small problem is that every Discount Tire store that I contact around here (SoCal) doesn't know these tires exist and they can't find them in their computers. I had to call Yokohama's HQ up around LA to get them to help Discount Tire to sell me the tires. Idiots...

Oh yeah, and the tires grip like sons of *****es. They're rated as slightly stickier than A520, but they're available in many more sizes. A520s aren't available for 15" rim applications. Of course, A520s do channel water better, but I don't care.

Then, there's the treadwear rating. Yokohama 160 treadwear will only give me a maximum of 30k miles. Again, I don't care. $70 is a great deal for the kind of dry performance they offer.

03
10-07-2000, 12:57 AM
I'm on my second set of Yokohama A520s.

10-07-2000, 03:05 PM
What size wheels are you running? Do you have an S13 or S14?

Asad

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bigbuyer2477:
I don't know if Pirelli makes them in your size, the P8000 sport is a great wet and dry all-season tire. The grip is excellente and it is very quite. I have the 235x40x17 size.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OP240SX
06-08-2001, 08:44 PM
Will I have any clearance problems if I install Tokico blues all the way around with the Eibach Pro Kit on a 1990 240 with 205/55/16's up front and 225/50/16's in the back?

I have Progressive Pro 72 wheels (16x7).

Thanks.

jmcn
06-09-2001, 07:58 AM
Toyo Proxes T1-S

97KAT
06-09-2001, 08:22 AM
test- this is off subject, but for some reason I can not post a new topic. It says thank you for posting and nothing posts. It works ok when I post to prexisting topics, but not when I try to post a new topics anyone else having this problem?

[This message has been edited by 1997 240 sx se (edited 06-09-2001).]

**DONOTDELETE**
06-16-2001, 08:40 AM
I run A032Rs as dedicated street tires. They are noisy, and drone really bad between 45-50 mph. They've been fine in the rain up to 65 mph, but deeper water will prove to be a problem, where 50 mph seems to be the max. Are they dangerous in the rain? I don't know, how dangerous is the driver? (read: are you not willing to slow down if the water is too deap?). I've had no problem in heavy rain and so far. I should have more of a problem in the rain with only 2300 lbs on the tires too.

They are also very stiff. But that's not as much of a problem in the 240.

Wear is good so far. I've driven them for ~1400 miles so far with minimal wear, so I easily expect to get 12k-15k miles out of them, and we typically see ~15k miles on RE-71s or Toyo T1-Ss on the Miata forum.

And of course, they've got more stick than any normal street tire. But are you willing to put up with the negatives of the tire? (less life, less hydroplane resistance, and noisier?)

Dan

BensonLovesDrifting
06-16-2001, 09:03 AM
RE71 keep me happy. 205/55/15. I always use them in the front.

Shinsengumi_Okita
06-18-2001, 10:07 PM
I have Bridgestone RE730 225/45 17in. on my S14 240SX SE.
Treadwear is pretty good at 300.
Nice and smooth on the road. It seems to have one of the best reviews at the tirerack as well. I like it.
I got them for about $130 each.