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Kumho ECSTA HP4 716 - (H Speed Rating) - $236 1 14.29%
Kumho Touring Plus 732 (T Speed Rating) - $200 1 14.29%
Kumho Touring A/S 795 (S Speed Rating) - $188 0 0%
Yokohama Avid Touring - (S Speed Rating) $232 1 14.29%
Other Choice (at or under $250 for set) 4 57.14%
Dont matter how long you plan to keep car, spend more on something else 0 0%
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default BEST *Cheap* 225/60/16 All Season Tires

swapped out my crappy 15" rims for 16" rims from the LSS a week ago, thus loosing my near-new goodyear regattas which were decent.

winter is getting done soon, so looking for a set of CHEAPO allseaons with OK Speed ratings...

Currently Running 10,000mile+ Kumho 732'* and the wet and snow performance is lacking much more than the old all seaons.

Looking at:
Kumho ECSTA HP4 716 - (H Speed Rating) - $236
Kumho Touring Plus 732 (T Speed Rating) - $200
Kumho Touring A/* 795 (* Speed Rating) - $188
Yokohama Avid Touring - (* Speed Rating) $232

Which is the best for the price for handling. Snow is not a big deal anymore and it is idaho so not much rain happens here and when it does not a lot comes down.

Any other options I should consider?

Again looking for all around driving/highway and corning peformance and not wanting to spend money in this temporary car.
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well my preference for standard all season tires would be the bf goodrich traction t/a'*. they are around $70 a pop I do believe. However from your list, the kumho touring a/* 795'* are probably the best.
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I like Falkens a lot, thats what I have on the summer wheels. Otherwise Kumho'* are on in the winter, and I like them just as well.
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I've heard good things about Kumho tires. I almost got me a set of them.
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"All seasons" tires suck! You canīt get a tire that is good on all friction and heat/cold levels. A winter tire is made so it is still has the right softness at very low tempertures, while a summer tire should stay stiff enuogh to manage very high temps.
Put a summer tire on in winter and it will be hard as plastic, put a winter tire on at summer and it will be soft as a bubble-gum. Not quite but you get my point, there is no good compromise there. So buy a all season tire if you are not planning to keep the car for long. But if you are planning to keep the car for a good while, invest in good winter and summer tires.
BTW donīt know wihat kinda climate you live in but here we get real winters and hot summers. So here itī* best with a diffrent tire for winter and summer
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I too run falkens. The tires I have are performance tires, V Rated, yet they are meant for use in all seasons. They got performance tire of the year last year I guess. They were not very spendy at all. Something like 60 or so a piece, I do believe. Anyhow, they worked great in snow, and give me really good traction. But I have heard good things about kumhos as well.
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