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So i need new tires...235/45/r17...has anyone tried the Eagle F1 Asymmetric tire? Or if you have a recommendation? <p><br>Eagle F1 Asymmetric<br><IMG SRC="http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/goodyear/gy_eagle_f1_asy_ci2_l.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: TIRES TIRES TIRES! (Max Wells)

I personally have had good experiences with Toyo Proxes T1R, Nitto NeoGen, and Hankook Ventus V4es.<br>You might have better responses or at least more tailored responses in the S60 forum, as the size and weight of the S60 differs from an S40, so the wear and driveability of a tire could be different. Also, are you looking for summer, all season, or winter tires? Stuff like that makes it easier for folks to respond with the info you are requesting. Good luck!
 

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Tires IMHO are one of the most important buying decisions on a car. Don't cheat yourself. Spend the extra money on a premium tire and you'll be happy. I love the P-Zero's I have on my s40 and I HATE the Bridgestones on my GTI. I highly recommend the P-Zero Assimetrico the grip on cornering is outstanding and they're the #1 recommended by Consumer Reports (not to sound like an old man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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hahaha yeaa...thats all my gparents talk about...."well consumer reports said......" haha jp jp but yaaa, thats what the c30's have the p-zeros. but as i look on Tirerack.com theres like 5 differant kind?
 

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Wow, tirerack sale on ventus is a good look. Makes me wish I had money to spend.
 

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Re: TIRES TIRES TIRES! (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I personally have had good experiences with Toyo Proxes T1R, Nitto NeoGen, and Hankook Ventus V4es.<br>You might have better responses or at least more tailored responses in the S60 forum, as the size and weight of the S60 differs from an S40, so the wear and driveability of a tire could be different. Also, are you looking for summer, all season, or winter tires? Stuff like that makes it easier for folks to respond with the info you are requesting. Good luck!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well i live in orlando florida sooo allseason? lol
 

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Re: TIRES TIRES TIRES! (Max Wells)

These <A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=PZero+Nero+All+Season" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...eason</A>
 

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I recently bought Yoko Avid H4S and have been quite happy. Nice tread, and fantastic treadwear number of 500! Hoping they'll last a while.
 

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I had experiences with continental sportcontact II (****ty tire when dry, even worse when wet), then I went with "star performer ultra" somethingsomething, only because I had no money for "real" tires, they held up 3 months and were total rubbish....<p>then I went with kumho ecsta spt ... which are really ok for the decent price, and have good handling in rain...<p>currently I'm running dunlop sport ... greatest tire I ever had <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> and I really recommend it! <p>just my 0.02 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had experiences with continental sportcontact II (****ty tire when dry, even worse when wet), then I went with "star performer ultra" somethingsomething, only because I had no money for "real" tires, they held up 3 months and were total rubbish....<p>then I went with kumho ecsta spt ... which are really ok for the decent price, and have good handling in rain...<p>currently I'm running dunlop sport ... greatest tire I ever had <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> and I really recommend it! <p>just my 0.02 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Kuhmo makes a good, reasonably priced tire. Don't expect it to be the world's best performer though, like Crossie said. <p>Interesting opinion on the Continental Sport Contact 2's. Those are my favorite tires yet. <p>I really enjoyed my Yokohama S-Drive's I ran last on my VF1's. I am now running Nitto Invo's, but can't really review yet as I've only driven 50 miles on them.<p>My S-class has the Goodyears you are looking at. The tires stick really well. The ride quality isn't great on them though. With that said, i need to account the 20x10 rears and Renn-tech lowering module. That probably doesn't help the ride quality either. If you have a really wide wheel, they are a very nice tire aesthetically. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a338/BigStickChris/043.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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yea thanks guys!!!! its better to hear what drivers are saying about em rather than the sales guy, nor the internet lol.
 

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I should also note I had terrible experiences with Kuhmo ecsta asx and Kuhmo spt tires. Cheap tires = inner sidewall blowout on highway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Veefifty T5AWD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I should also note I had terrible experiences with Kuhmo ecsta asx and Kuhmo spt tires. Cheap tires = inner sidewall blowout on highway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>holly shhiiittt....were u alright?
 

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My wife was driving, and luckily, the steel belt kept the tire inflated and driveable, but the whole inner sidewall shredded and flew off the car. She was sketched out, for sure!
 

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jeeeze...glad everything was ok!!!...ive seen a range rover flip like 4 times on I4 on time, the side walls shredded and the lady went to correct the car, thus over correcting and the tire like folded off the rim as it slid, and roll roll roll into the wire fence thing....idk if she was alright, airlifted, when i went to the car, she was non responsive and couldn't get any of the doors open, so i had to wait the 10 mins for the rescue, and to make things worse...i WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO STOPED!!!!!
 

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Re: TIRES TIRES TIRES! (Max Wells)

Falken Ziex ZE-912<p>I've got these on my S40 and V70. Its consumer reports #1 ultra high performance all season tire. Discount tire direct has the best price on them.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.discounttire.com/product/tires/falhz1.ang.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: TIRES TIRES TIRES! (Max Wells)

I can only speak from my own experience, but I really love the tires I have right now: Nitto NT555 ZR's. <p>I've had the stock Michelin's, then I tried Kuhmo Ecsta briefly, then Hankook Ventus K104's and then most recently Toyo Proxes 4's, and now the Nitto's. The Nitto's feel comfortable for daily driving and are the most quiet of the tires I've had. They are also very grippy and feel good pushing it every now and again.
 

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Re: TIRES TIRES TIRES! (Max Wells)

I'd recommend ANYTHING Except a Good Year tire. Two of the last three sets of GY's I've owned in the last 20+ yrs have had catastrophic failures. Those failures were from a GY Gatorback blowing out on an '88 GT Mustang, and an Aqua-Tred tire on a Lincoln Continental. The non-descript GY All-Season tires on my '99 Lumina did manage to wear out the tread before they failed.<p> I've had excellent service from all the Bridgestone tires I've bought during the last 25 yrs. Heck, I even had excellent service from all My Firestone tires during the last 20-25 yrs. I'd buy a Firestone over a GY any day! And many many people I know have also had the same crappy service from GY tires as well. When I was in getting the failed Aqua-Tred GY tire replaced which failed after only 15,000 miles THREE other people came into the tire shop with the same problem on the same type of tire! And the stupid salesman only wanted to replace three of the four tires on the car because He couldn't find the defect (inner sidewall delaminating from the tread) on the one tire without dismounting it.
 

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Bridgestone G-Force?

I replaced the original Michelin with these: <A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=g-Force+Sport" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...Sport</A><p>Bought them at Costco, love'em so far, much much better in the rain (and dry roads of course) then the OEMs. But I will have to put on the snow tires about a month earlier because these summer tires will get very stiff as soon as the temperature drops. Not something the OP has to worry about in Orlando
 
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