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Old Apr 19, 2017, 02:49 PM   #1
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Looking to get new summer tires for my 15 Evo X FE soon and would like opinions on the best ones. Would like to get over 12000 miles out of them.
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Old Apr 19, 2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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Best is going to be Michelin Pilot Super Sport or Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. Other good options would be Continental Extreme Contact Sport, BFGoodrich Gforce Sport Comp2, or Bridgestone RE760's.
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how about all season?
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^All seasons if you're like Rob and need more grip going sideways in gravel.

+1 on the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Just picked up a set the first of the year and I've been very happy. More grip, quiter, softer ride, & even do fairly well in the rain compared to previous tires.
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BFGoodrich Gforce Sport Comp2.

They get my vote, especially for the price. That's what I like running. Not to say the others aren't great, but the SC2's I really enjoy and everybody I have suggested them to that got them love them. Good in the dry, I find them excellent in the rain, and they wear well. I commute a lot, and that's a big factor for me.


Not the tire I would suggest if you're tracking a lot, but for spirited driving on the road daily or the track here and there they are good. I love them and they do an excellent job.



Realistically you can't go wrong with any of the tires LGTD suggested.
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They get my vote, especially for the price. That's what I like running. Not to say the others aren't great, but the SC2's I really enjoy and everybody I have suggested them to that got them love them. Good in the dry, I find them excellent in the rain, and they wear well. I commute a lot, and that's a big factor for me.


Not the tire I would suggest if you're tracking a lot, but for spirited driving on the road daily or the track here and there they are good. I love them and they do an excellent job.



Realistically you can't go wrong with any of the tires LGTD suggested.

Agreed, I ran the BFG's on my GTI before it got totaled. Nice tires. Michelins are the best, if you have the money, go for those. Otherwise, The other three I would just go with whatever you can get the best deal on. Except maybe the RE760's, those are definitely at the back of the pack for performance.
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if your goal is at to get over 12k miles out of the tires, Hankook RS3's will get you there and they're stickier than any of the options listed so far... and price is on par with with the cheaper options listed so far. or you can try the new RS4's, but being as they're brand new, nobody know's how long they'll last.
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Best is going to be Michelin Pilot Super Sport or Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. Other good options would be Continental Extreme Contact Sport, BFGoodrich Gforce Sport Comp2, or Bridgestone RE760's.
I would add the Bridgestone S04's to the mix. They are by far my favorite summer daily driver tire. Great price, Smooth, good grip for the range they are in and also pretty darn good in rain.

For all season, the Conti DWS are hard to beat. I've had every single generation and the new gen is the best by far because they actually have decent grip and a decent sidewall (for a all-season)

If you want MAX performance summer, then the usuals.... hankook RS3/4, Dunlop Z2, Advan AD08R, Bridgestone RE71R, etc
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The S04 isn't even as good as the Conti DW, per tire rack. The new Conti Sport is better than the DW, and the BFG is probably on par with the Sport. The RE760 probably isn't as good as the S04, but it is the cheapest tire of what I listed. Obviously Michelin is best...lol


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The S04 isn't even as good as the Conti DW, per tire rack. The new Conti Sport is better than the DW, and the BFG is probably on par with the Sport. The RE760 probably isn't as good as the S04, but it is the cheapest tire of what I listed. Obviously Michelin is best...lol


https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=190
per tirerack... lol internetz.

Have you used S04's? I'm just adding my opinion (based on my experience) to the mix.

I hope the DW's are better now, the set I had 10 years ago or so where meh.

This might get me in trouble but I prefer the S04's over the MPS, mainly because I prefer stiffer sidewalls.

I think the MPS are SUPER over hyped.
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I've driven S04's, they're an OEM tire on a lot of cars, hate them. As well as the RE050. MPSS kills both IMO.
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I've driven S04's, they're an OEM tire on a lot of cars, hate them. As well as the RE050. MPSS kills both IMO.
of course the MPSS is better, it's a r-compound tire. We aren't talking r-compound tires here

what cars does the S04 Pole Position tire come on OEM?

edit: nevermind i thought you where talking about the sport cup
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of course the MPSS is better, it's a r-compound tire. We aren't talking r-compound tires here

what cars does the S04 Pole Position tire come on OEM?

edit: nevermind i thought you where talking about the sport cup
MPSS (Michelin Pilot Super Sport) is a 300tw summer tire.


They came stock on my friends brand new Q60s red sport. I took them off more than a few M3's (years ago, so E90/E92's) working at discount tire. I've put some miles on them, never liked them.


Also, in 245/40r18, tirerack has them on sale, and they're the same price as the MPSS, $180 each. Normally they're $200. The MP4s is $200.
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are awesome all around tire
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