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Need some suggestions. I live in New England, have dedicated winter tires and have been using pure summer tires (F1's, and Bridgestone pole positions) great tires, but... very harsh ride given the R's sport ride, even in Comfort mode. I still want the good grip but could use a smoother ride?
 

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Ah, the "tire" thread...prepare for a plethora of varying opinions.<p>I can offer mine. I agree with you on the roads up here. I also have a set of dedicated winter tires but won't run pure summer tires due partly to road surfaces being crap, but also because I want tires I can still use when the temps go into the low 50's/high-40's.<p>I just put a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE960 Pole Positions on, and love them. Admittedly, I'm a huge Bridgie fan, but these tires have excellent grip in both dry and wet and have a much smoother ride over the stock Pirelli P6s. However...they tramline big time (I have 245/45/17 on mine) and aren't the most quiet on the highway, but it's nothing intrusive.
 

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thx, my point exactly, are the RE960's all seasons? that may be the way to go, high performance all seasons just to get a smoother ride. These MA roads are the worst..
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>row</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> These MA roads are the worst..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Call your buddy Bawwwwney Fwank. Hew be wite theea in a hewy to fix those roads! We'll apwopwiate a 500 biwion dowa "MA transportation improvement plan" using tax paya's dowas and another $200 biwion of Obama stimulus dowas.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by scootss60 at 8:21 PM 4-22-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Call your buddy Bawwwwney Fwank. Hew be wite theea in a hewy!</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> right then...<p>The 960 are an ultra hi-po all season, similar to the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. Very aggressive tread and unidirectional. <p><A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE960AS+Pole+Position" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...ition</A>
 

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I just purchased a set of BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S, and will have them put on this weekend. They are replacing a set of TOYO proxes 4 which lasted about 30K miles and before that of course the dreadful <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Pirelli’s, which lasted 16K, maybe it was the autobahn or the famous Nurburgring… <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I just put a set of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires on my 2006 V70R and I live in CT. After 500 miles, I can say overall I'm very happy with them. They do ride on the harsher side in cooler temps but seem to soften and ride smoother when the temps rise. Handling is very, very good - excellent responsiveness and grip on both wet and dry roads. Noise is low but noticeable with the windows shut and stereo off. I hate loud tires and these are very quiet for high performance tires. I had them running at 34 PSI when newly installed and they felt a bit sluggish and had a slight dead spot when traveling in a straight line but that all disappeared at 36 PSI where they are now at. Very smooth and good handling at speeds approaching triple digits. I did notice though that my side hop is back but I'm not sure if the alignment I had done when the tires were mounted contributed. The rears were set at 0 degrees, which most folks have found got rid of side hop. You will also get some front tire rub at full lock but with some care, that can be avoided. Not sure if Tirerack still has the rebate but with the sale and rebate, I got a set of 4 delivered for about $600. Good luck with your choice.
 
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