alright, I have a few different ideas here. FIrstly, I don't want to run my new wheels during the winter so I would like to put the stockers back on before winter hits. (probably get them installed in early November..) anyway, my question is this... I have Goodyear tires on my car right now which probably have a good 15,000 miles on them, so they're not too worn down. BUT, I would like to get another set of tirse on those rims so I don't have to swap the tires out all the time. It'd be a lot less hassle. So, should I buy some snow tires, or buy some new all-season tires to put on my new rims? The goodyears aren't that great in the snow, but I don't want to really spend $120 for new tires that will only be driven in the snow. The brand that I would get is Yokohama. They seem to be a good tire. So, I'll give you the two different tires I am looking at:
WINTER TIRE: $120 each
The Ice Guard IG10 from Yokohama Tire Corporation features today'* latest winter tire technology to deliver the traction you deserve. The tires contain tiny “Shelled Micro-Bubbles” which create sharp biting edges and absorb water to deliver confident snow and ice traction. To aid the micro-bubbles, Yokohama uses multi-layer carbon cells that work like straws - drawing water into the tire and releasing it - to enhance contact with the road surface. Instead of using traditional tire sipes, they have chosen to use a Pyramid Sipe to create strong tread blocks and maximize traction under icy, wet and dry conditions. Along with the full-depth Pyramid Sipes, the tires contain Micro Diagonal Sipes to add more biting edges to the tread surface for additional ice and water grip as well as improve water evacuation during the initial use of the tire.
All Season Tires $104 each
You want your tires to deliver the higher performance that was designed into your car but at the same time you insist on ride comfort and excellent wear. We teamed with Yokohama to build an all-new radial that would deliver on all counts. The YK420 performance radial utilizes the latest in tire design and manufacturing technology... including a long wearing, high traction compound, a unique tread design that delivers excellent traction in all seasons and high-tech engineering inside and out for a smooth, quiet ride. The YK420 is now available at prices which make it a best value. Available only at your nearby Discount Tire /America'* Tire store.
* Cap Base Compound
Increases flexibility in lower temperatures for better all-season traction and increases rigidity at high temperatures to improve stability and handling.
* Optimal Void Ratio
Computer-optimized tread to void ratio delivers maximum rubber-to-road contact for quicker response and improved safety.
* Circumferential Grooves
The large circumferential grooves enhance high-speed stability while delivering outstanding water evacuation for excellent wet traction.
* Contoured Bead Design
Precise tire-to-rim fit improves handling and delivers a very smooth ride.
* 20-degree V-Goove
A feature that makes the YK420 clearly different from the AVID designs, the grooves maximize water drainage and deliver superior wet traction.
As far as I know, Yokohama is a good tire brand. Does anybody have anything to say about them either good or bad?