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Old 03-15-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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If your daughter owned a beautiful 92 SE, and you knew that she likes to drive her beast fast around winding mountain roads, what brand/performance level tires would you want her to buy, that would handle well, but not cost too much?

My lovely beast needs 2 new back tires, the ones I have on it are leaking and dry rotting, and I wanted to know opinions on what I should get. I had some cheap Goodyears on it before, and I darn near spun her out into a stone cliff a few years back. (the only time I ever squealed all 4 tires sliding sideways ) I don't want to repeat that, but I don't need the top of the line performance tires from Les Schwab either.

I know lots about under the hood, but next to nothing about the rubber on the ground. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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goodyear assurance tripletreads are really good, but really only work effectively if on all 4 wheels..from what ive heard..
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I've used alot of name brands and cant say one brand'* better than others but I did notice a difference once I started using ones with the water grooves, my preference-Coopers pricewise and still quality.
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well I am about the same age and probably the same driving habits (with how much insurance costs being young would you drive slow?) but anway I got the yokohama v4s off of tirerack and yeah they beat any other tires I have had...I had some mid level toyos on there but these off brand tires seem to be quite the product..there are a few other members here that also are running them. not so great snow traction but they are good in rain and on cornering
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I got the yokohama v4s off of tirerack
Yes, Yokohama Avid V4S, I'm running the same tire on my '99 SE. Speed rated for 149 MPH, not that I'll ever be driving that fast in my Bonne I've driven them through all kinds of weather in the past 3 months and I love them. Awsome wet weather traction, great grip on dry pavement ( I've taken off/on ramps at 60 with no squeal), I love them in the snow and they're pretty good on ice too. Also very smooth comfortable ride.
I picked up four of them from Discount Tire Co. for around $84 a tire, free shipping too.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...d=004184&ar=60
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Michelle, knowing where you live and what stores are available to you, I'll strongly suggest you get over to Les Schwab and get some Toyo Proxes TPT'*. I'm on my second set on the 93, and love them.

They're a directional tread design, and having them siped really helps even more. Particularly in the summer for keeping them cool, and in the winter for traction.
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I've used alot of name brands and cant say one brand'* better than others but I did notice a difference once I started using ones with the water grooves, my preference-Coopers pricewise and still quality.
Have Cooper (Cooper-made and rebranded, actually, but same stuff) tires on both the Nissan and Bonneville.


They're junk. :(
.. especially wet weather traction.
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What about BFG Traction T/A rated T?
Thinking of buying them this spring.


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get some Toyo Proxes TPT'*.
They're a directional tread design, and having them siped really helps even more. Particularly in the summer for keeping them cool, and in the winter for traction.
Toyo Proxes TPT'* are excellent tires.
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We win, Mark. She PM'd me.
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