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Blackcloud
01-23-2010, 01:05 AM
What Brand of Tires do You Buy?

CollapsedNut
01-23-2010, 01:10 AM
Kumho ecsta's Cheap and sexy

klapa
01-23-2010, 01:12 AM
I have Kumho tires right now that were on the car when I bought it - normally I buy Continental's - great tires on the road but wear out fast.

Blackcloud
01-23-2010, 01:14 AM
Im running hankook 35" mts now.. $1400 installed

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/1/9/hankooks.jpg

Blackcloud
01-23-2010, 01:15 AM
poll edited to add kumhos

rizin
01-23-2010, 04:08 AM
Hankook so far on my Celi was the ceapest at the time.

lburner
01-23-2010, 04:44 AM
Kumho's baby........

The Captain
01-23-2010, 06:34 AM
Falken Azenis RT615's

Best 5000 mile tire I've ever owned.

KoreanJoey
01-23-2010, 07:08 AM
Hankooks:
RS-2s, Winter Ipikes, Ventus Z214 C70 compound


or Hoosiers:
Bias Ply Road Racing Tire R25A Compound.

KoreanJoey
01-23-2010, 07:09 AM
Falken Azenis RT615's

Best 5000 mile tire I've ever owned.

Try the Dunlop Direzza Star Specs or the Advan Neovas or Bridgestone RE11s; if you think the RT615s are good, any of these will blow your mind.

vip09
01-23-2010, 08:05 AM
I've been running Falken for a few years now.

brak
01-23-2010, 09:26 AM
I said "anything on sale", but i figure that needs some explaining.

I'm not talking pep boy's 4 for $99 deals...
Best tire i can get for the lowest price, just not brand loyal.

Running:
Dunlop mud terrains on my 4x4's
Sumitomo HTRZ on the Celica
Pirelli zero on the RX7
Firestone firehawks on the camaro (R.I.P)
Goodyears on the ex's car
and so on...

all were purchased for $40-75 ea, either by sales, or club discounts (my camaro club gets a discount at discount tire).

The Captain
01-23-2010, 12:50 PM
Try the Dunlop Direzza Star Specs or the Advan Neovas or Bridgestone RE11s; if you think the RT615s are good, any of these will blow your mind.
I'm diggin the star specs, but this go round I only had to buy 3 tires. When I change I'll have to buy 5.

Waffles!
01-23-2010, 06:13 PM
I have Falken Ziex ZE-512s on the front and Falken Ziex ZE-912 on the back of the MR2. I love Falken.

geebes
01-23-2010, 07:24 PM
Toyo Observes for winter tires, Yokohama's in el summer.

Hiko
01-23-2010, 07:29 PM
I said "anything on sale", but i figure that needs some explaining.

I'm not talking pep boy's 4 for $99 deals...
Best tire i can get for the lowest price, just not brand loyal.


:stupid:

My street tires have ranged from yokohama es100's, to Kuhmo 711's, and now I'm on Hankook Ventus HRIII's.

Racing tire wise, I have just used the Falken Azeni RT-615, and the Kuhmo XS (it's comparable to the RE-11's and Star Specs).

Maruki-kun
01-23-2010, 07:53 PM
Fuzion ZRI's

joe's gt
01-23-2010, 08:23 PM
Falken for me as well. Probably going to try a different one next time tho. Those things wear so fast on my celi.

Fuelish
01-23-2010, 10:16 PM
Other... Falken .... not easy to find stock sized tires for my '92 vert 205/60 14's

Shadowlife25
01-23-2010, 10:29 PM
Falken Azenis RT615's

Same as I run on the AllTrac.

Mafix
01-25-2010, 04:11 PM
nitto.

Luni
01-25-2010, 04:15 PM
Kumhos, as theyre one of the only manufacturers that makes the right size rear tires on my Mr2s 15 inch wheels.

Mr. Babb
01-25-2010, 04:42 PM
I am currently running Uniroyal's on my Tacoma, they were on it when I bought it. I have put about 40k miles on them since the end of May 09, they seem to be good tires and still have tread left.

When its time to replace them I will buy the best tire for the least money; I'm not prejudice towards brand.

MCcelica
01-25-2010, 04:46 PM
Falkens for me too. And Yokohama's sometimes. But I'm not a die hard. I'd be looking to try some others next time. I had some dunlops on there and absolutely despized them.

BabyBear
01-25-2010, 09:34 PM
Falkens for me.

donteatbugs
01-25-2010, 10:11 PM
i run bfg kdw2 on the alltrac right now, kumho mx for autox, hankook rs-2 for when those wear out and the cheapest decent tire jessse can get me for the dd rims.

Murgatroy
01-25-2010, 10:46 PM
It depends.

I was a big fan of Toyo, but they are hard to come by in Knoxville. I have been running Hankook for a while now, and I am not that impressed. I have some Yokohamas on Chaos now, and they are utter shit. Crap in the rain, and horrible tread life.

I think I am gonna go back with some Toyos when I buy my new set of tires in a couple of weeks.

KoreanJoey
01-26-2010, 04:51 AM
It depends.

I was a big fan of Toyo, but they are hard to come by in Knoxville. I have been running Hankook for a while now, and I am not that impressed. I have some Yokohamas on Chaos now, and they are utter shit. Crap in the rain, and horrible tread life.

I think I am gonna go back with some Toyos when I buy my new set of tires in a couple of weeks.

Remember, every manufacturer makes crap tires. *except hoosier* So instead of buying the lowest of the manufacturer buy something middle of the line maybe? Or something higher. Toyo R1Rs = awesome, Toyota RA1s = awesome, Toyo Proxes 4 = kinda crap.

Yoko ES100s = eh, mostly crap. Yoko Neova AD08 = sex

KoreanJoey
01-26-2010, 04:52 AM
Racing tire wise, I have just used the Falken Azeni RT-615, and the Kuhmo XS (it's comparable to the RE-11's and Star Specs).

I can't run the XS as they're SCARY in the rain, reminiscent of the RT215s of yesteryear.

goretro77
02-05-2010, 12:57 AM
Yokohama A048s and other assorted Yokohama truck and passenger car tires.

KoreanJoey
02-05-2010, 07:40 AM
A048... kinda sorta street tire... except any racing organization that has a "street tire" class says it's not. :) In that same aspect Hoosier A6s are street tires...

jaydog82
02-05-2010, 08:22 AM
i had hankooks, but they wore down to fast. now I'm running Capitol 205/60r15 90h N5000 and i like them a lot, good all weather tire.
http://www.hearkencreative.com/design/brochures/capitol-n5000-2.html
http://ssl.delti.com/tyre-pictures/Capitol/N5000.jpg

85gtsblackman
02-05-2010, 09:46 AM
for the beater, eh what i can find on ebay in a 225/45/16

truck, same thing cept it has 18s and i got 5 225/40/18s for 100 bucks, 2 are crap though

gts, falkens or yokohamas, although i may try hankooks soon cause they are grippy as hell on the beater

DGAF
02-10-2010, 02:44 AM
Pirelli on my Celi. 205 55r15 :)

187flatliner
02-10-2010, 08:38 AM
just kumhos

celica9303
03-13-2010, 06:13 AM
celica=general exclaim uhp-summer, toyo all seasons-storage tires lol,
4runner =has old bfg's(dot number is 99)

KM
03-13-2010, 06:21 AM
Kumho ecsta's Cheap and sexy

x2.

celicaracing71
03-15-2010, 03:45 AM
Celica-the cheap Falkens....good grip but tread life BLOWES and they tend to go flat if parked for more then a week-probably get another set soon cuz i kinda like them
F350-the NICE BFGs (dont remember the actual name of them) in 275/80/20...most amamzing tires ever 5k on them and they look brand new

KoreanJoey
03-15-2010, 06:05 AM
x2.

It'd be nice if you specified the actual model...

ASX
AST
V710
ETC.

KM
03-15-2010, 06:19 AM
It'd be nice if you specified the actual model...

ASX
AST
V710
ETC.

AST KU25
XS KU36

AST last forever, and I have them mounted on my 17s.
I have a set of XS on alloys that I use when it's dry and I want to have fun. They get real good grip, but are a little loud on the instate.

93celicaconv
03-17-2010, 12:28 AM
I should get 3 votes! All 3 Celicas in my family are running BF Goodrich Traction T/A's. All are running P205/60R14's, and that is a difficult size to find anymore.

The T/A's are excellent for cornering, dry & wet traction, and not bad in snow. The only drawback is that as they wear down, the get a little noisy. But overall, not a bad tire at all.

Grot
06-29-2010, 08:31 AM
I have bf goodrich radial t/a's on my truck. They were the cheapest I could find I. A 215/70/14. And that's a pain in the ass size to find. Set was over $400. Couldn't order online, was leaving town in 3 days.

Thy are a decent tire. My rears wore twice as fast as the fronts. They are a decent all weather tire. But nohing like I'd expect a $100 tire to perform.

d1alltrac
06-29-2010, 08:42 AM
I have those same BFG's on my stock 14's (205/60 traction t/a's)...can't say I like them but they were super cheap. I should have gone with 195/55 t1r's or whatever size rt615's.

For anything 17"+ I like the higher end potenzas. I loved the RE01R's but the RE050A PolePositions were better suited to the alltrac since I like driving in the rain. I'm looking forward to trying some RE11's in the near future but they probably won't like the water much either. I loved the michelin PS2's also but the RE050a pole positions were cheaper and only lacked some dry grip in comparison...still not sure about the RE070 as they're a bit pricey.

I might try some of the star spec's or hankook ventus r-s3 to save a little cash.

allTRACway
07-02-2010, 06:14 AM
got traction T/As also i like them there a little old but they still work good when i need them to

david in germany
07-02-2010, 07:30 AM
The mini came stock with Dunlop SP Sport 01 DSST.. total crap, too expensive, hard riding, fast wearing, and a traction rating of A for a car that is built for curvies... $329.00 (each)...
I swapped them out before the tread was worn because I lost confidence in them. went with Continental ContiSportContact 3 SSR
The Conti's are HOLY SHIT sticky (traction rating is AA) price came out to right around $150 each mounted and balanced ride is 10x smoother. For a Runflat it is an awesome tire.

PS. Continental is not in your poll.

VikingJZ
07-02-2010, 07:36 AM
I have Kumho Ecsta AST's on my Celica now, but I'll replace them with Bridgestone Potenza RE11's when the Kumho tires wear out.

For regular passenger car all season tires (non performance), I love Michelins.

I have Michelin's on the SAAB and they make that car ride like even more of a dream than usual.

d1alltrac
07-02-2010, 07:48 AM
The mini came stock with Dunlop SP Sport 01 DSST.. total crap, too expensive, hard riding, fast wearing, and a traction rating of A for a car that is built for curvies... $329.00 (each)...
I swapped them out before the tread was worn because I lost confidence in them. went with Continental ContiSportContact 3 SSR
The Conti's are HOLY SHIT sticky (traction rating is AA) price came out to right around $150 each mounted and balanced ride is 10x smoother. For a Runflat it is an awesome tire.

PS. Continental is not in your poll.

FYI; the UTQG traction rating only relates to wet traction. example, a bridgestone RE11 has a traction rating of 'A' but a bfg traction t/a has a rating of 'AA'. The RE11 is obviously the stickier tire.

Those conti's are good tires though, I was considering a set a while back.

david in germany
07-02-2010, 08:42 AM
FYI; the UTQG traction rating only relates to wet traction. example, a bridgestone RE11 has a traction rating of 'A' but a bfg traction t/a has a rating of 'AA'. The RE11 is obviously the stickier tire.

Those conti's are good tires though, I was considering a set a while back.
You are correct about that. however, generally (NOT ALWAYS), if it is a stickier in the rain, it will be sticker in the dry too.

My cornering is definitely improved with the conties though. :)

theadidasmunky
08-13-2010, 04:59 AM
Fuzion ZRI's

i had those on my is300 when i had it.. loved those tires. got a good deal on them too. but ill stick with Toyos. amazing tires. end story.

Slider
08-13-2010, 08:16 PM
The Miata wears Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec and the Celica wears 215/40/17 Fuzion ZRi in the summer and 185/65/14 Nokian WR in the cold/winter months.

Funkycheeze
08-13-2010, 09:24 PM
Kumho XS are the only non-track only tires I have found that hold the power.

Tara
08-20-2010, 04:59 PM
Falken 452 - 235/40 on a 17 inch rim. I've been very pleased so far, and the 235s only rub when I hit a significant bump, or a reasonable bump while cornering really hard.

They didn't sell the Kumho tires that I wanted in my size. :(

sodap0p
08-20-2010, 05:27 PM
I'd love to get a new set of Bridgestone PLayz for my MR2, they are amazing tires.

KoreanJoey
08-24-2010, 02:08 AM
FYI; the UTQG traction rating only relates to wet traction. example, a bridgestone RE11 has a traction rating of 'A' but a bfg traction t/a has a rating of 'AA'. The RE11 is obviously the stickier tire.

Those conti's are good tires though, I was considering a set a while back.

Actually the UTQG is set by the manufacturer so it doesn't mean shit.

---------- Post added at 06:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:07 PM ----------


Kumho XS are the only non-track only tires I have found that hold the power.

They are a good tire. I've heard that they can get a bit scary in the rain though.

Up here in the PNW people seem to go with the Dunlop Star Specs or the RE11s.

Some people have been racing on the RS3s but no reviews of them in the rain.

Hipster Lawrence
08-28-2010, 11:33 PM
I voted for hankook cause I LOVE my rs2s.

BUT they have been discontinued and the rs3 does not come in 14" sizes.

I am planning on getting star specs next. I don't know where (other than tirerack) to get them.

I work at a goodyear store and I called the warehouse and they had never heard of them. (goodyear owns dunlop)

KoreanJoey
08-29-2010, 06:33 PM
My buddy got star specs through his warehouse (goodyear in Renton, WA)...

T-spoon
08-29-2010, 06:44 PM
Anyone use Yoko AVS intermediates before they were discontinued years ago? They were great tires and the ES100s that replaced them aren't. I'm using cheap Kumhos on the alltrac now which are "ok" but then, many tires would be "ok" on an alltrac with basically stock power. Michelin pilot sports have done well on the Supra in the past but are painfully expensive.

Slider
08-29-2010, 07:20 PM
Haven't ran those but I've been hearing good stuff about the Yokohama S.drive, nice well rounded tire good for daily driving and some spirited driving. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=131 not an autocross tire but a good summer tire

black_celicagti16
09-05-2010, 09:02 AM
I have yokohama parada spec2 195/50 r15 in the celica!

Carolina91GT-S
10-06-2010, 11:45 AM
I know I am late add on here but I have Falken 512s on 2 of the Celicas and Falken 912s on the Supra. i was kinda suprised not to see Falken on the list, I know a lot fo people on Ctech run them.

Carolina Jr has the BF Goodrich GForce Sport, I think I like them

I have 35" BF Goodrich ATS on the jeep

KooK
10-16-2010, 06:15 AM
Interco for the bug, BFG for the Mustang, Firestone for the Celica

Luni
10-16-2010, 06:57 AM
MR2 has Falken FK452s on it. 255s in the rear, 215s in the front. They seem like a decent tire. Definately great for the money.

Chris_G.
10-18-2010, 02:46 AM
I run Firestone INDY 500 FireHawk Performance tires on my MG rear end. They run me about $150 each, but they grip so sweet and when im braking, banking and heel-toeing, they squeal up something mean and make me smile everytime!

Rears are 295/50/15 and my fronts are from PepBoys, they are 265/50/15.

gt4tified
10-20-2010, 12:37 AM
Why is the option only limited to one tire? On my Alltrac I have Toyo Proxes on the back and Dunlop SP3000's up front. On the Jeep I have Bridgestone Potenzas and on the SSGT I have Hercules...but those are being swapped for some N3000(ZR) Nexxens OR maybe some Dunlop Direzzas.

Chris_G.
10-20-2010, 04:19 AM
Why is the option only limited to one tire? On my Alltrac I have Toyo Proxes on the back and Dunlop SP3000's up front. On the Jeep I have Bridgestone Potenzas and on the SSGT I have Hercules...but those are being swapped for some N3000(ZR) Nexxens OR maybe some Dunlop Direzzas.



Because thats blasphemy! lol I am loyal to Firestone, except when I buy BF Goodrich. I dont like all types of random tires, and im deffinately no fan of Kumho. Kumho is the cheapest of the cheap out here, you buy it at discount tire if you cant afford the BF Goodrich or Firestone ones! lol

KoreanJoey
10-21-2010, 07:37 AM
Firestone = bridgestone...

If you think Kumho is cheap... try nexen, kelly (subsidary of goodyear/dunlop), Wanli, *insert chinese tire manufacturer*

Every manufacturer makes at least a few cheap (usually crap) tires. Most manufacturers also make good ones. An example is Goodyear, they make the integritys, which are garbage, but they also make the F1 GS-D3, which is a pretty damn good tire.

I've driven (and raced) on many, many different tires. But for me the comfort and life of the tire is always below the overall grip and response of the tire for the purpose (I have summer tires, all seasons, race tires ("Street" and DOT slicks), and winter tires and swap through them as I see fit).


I'm a tire whore...

Chris_G.
10-22-2010, 04:41 PM
Firestone = bridgestone...

If you think Kumho is cheap... try nexen, kelly (subsidary of goodyear/dunlop), Wanli, *insert chinese tire manufacturer*

Every manufacturer makes at least a few cheap (usually crap) tires. Most manufacturers also make good ones. An example is Goodyear, they make the integritys, which are garbage, but they also make the F1 GS-D3, which is a pretty damn good tire.

I've driven (and raced) on many, many different tires. But for me the comfort and life of the tire is always below the overall grip and response of the tire for the purpose (I have summer tires, all seasons, race tires ("Street" and DOT slicks), and winter tires and swap through them as I see fit).


I'm a tire whore...



tried out all kinds of rubber, eh? lol im allergic to some.... Kuhmo is one of them :P

KoreanJoey
10-24-2010, 05:35 AM
50% of autocrossers on slicks use Hoosiers, 40% use Kumhos, the other 10% use whatever else.

Like I said, sounds like you've tried some cheap Kumhos, and that's exactly what you got. The new Kumho rains are AMAZING

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Ecsta+W710

Chris_G.
10-24-2010, 05:42 AM
I love the firestone ones... thier performance tires are amazing.. but I would love to test out the Nitto NT-01's... when they first came out I was trying to get a set so bad, now im just waiting till the lady will approve the money shovel.

pingpong21
11-05-2010, 09:34 PM
kumho's all season nice price and they look good

Boycott!Swagger
11-06-2010, 12:20 AM
My favorite tire so far has been nitto's. Was skeptical about buying them. But they paid for themselves in enjoyment. It's like glue to the ground IMO

mar_phi6
12-12-2010, 06:44 PM
hankook hrII

jaydog82
03-17-2011, 02:25 AM
has anyone used the nitto nt neogen vr tires?
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/nithv5.ang.jpg
i am also looking at the Yokohama S.drive and the Falken Ziex ZE-912.

Mr.Rift
03-18-2011, 08:56 PM
I use nitto and i swear by them. I use them on my truck mudgrapplers. When i had them on my mustang it was the first time i ever hooked up enuff to take my front tires off the ground. I used to use micket thompsons. I cant wait til put some nittos on my celica. Ill give them a good thrashing and let ya know how they stand up.

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-18-2011, 09:02 PM
Yokohama S. Drives.

Always find them priced right, and they have held up to some amazing mileage with minimal wear. They're not the greatest in heavy rain, but they are perfect for performance touring.

jaydog82
03-18-2011, 11:43 PM
i am thinking of using the s drives, but they are a little more than i wanted to spend. we shall see.

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-18-2011, 11:44 PM
i am thinking of using the s drives, but they are a little more than i wanted to spend. we shall see.

You can usually get a good price at Discount Tire. They will match the competition. I have also gotten great service from them.

jaydog82
03-18-2011, 11:51 PM
ya i found them in a 205/55r15 for $102 each, the nitto neo gens are $80 each in a 205/50r15.

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-19-2011, 12:26 AM
I got my 205/50/R16s for $350 out the door mounted, balanced and installed.

jaydog82
03-19-2011, 12:41 AM
nice, where at?

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-19-2011, 01:17 AM
Actually in Salinas.

Hirogodsend
09-19-2012, 04:33 AM
I am currently running some BFGoodrich G-force Sport Comp2's in 205/50/r16. They are great on the street, and I have even ran them at a couple AutoX events and they have been awesome.

Lonestag
09-22-2012, 03:45 AM
Most of my tires come from the pick n pull or from one of my salvage yards.

I probably shouldn't admit that.

david in germany
09-22-2012, 08:18 AM
My 1 series has conti premium contact v rated run flats. And my 3 series is running Bridgestone Potenzas runflats (not impressed with the wear so next summer they get conties) and I run Bridgestone blizzaks on both cars in the winter.


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grimmythereaper
09-22-2012, 04:32 PM
switched to Yokohama s drive, this summer n was very impressed

jaydog82
01-09-2013, 09:51 PM
decided on using bridgestone re11 205/50r15, they are a bad ass tire.

Mafix
01-10-2013, 01:41 AM
race on hoosiers. drive on nittos. although i might be dropping nitto in favor of a more all season tire.

T-spoon
03-14-2013, 05:55 PM
Dunlop, lately, although size availability has been a little bit irksome for the Z1 and Z2's. I wanted 225/45/16 in the Z2 for the MRS, but they aren't releasing them until June so I'm settling for 205/50/15. I've been pretty happy with the Star Specs on the supra though.

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