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I just bought my self some 18x7.5 BBS RKs and now need some performance summer tires to go with them. I was looking at:
Kumho Ecstas
Continental Conti SportContact 2
Toyo Proxies T1-R
Yokohama AVS ES100

Does anyone have any opinion on any of these tires or even brands?
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Kumho Ecsta's....good initially, but 50% worn = wheel spinning. I got rid of 'em. Cheap though.
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Get the Kumho Ecsta SPT's. These are strictly summer only. The Kumho Ecsta ASX's are pretty good on treadwear and are all season, supposedly they are decent in light snow.

SPT's (like 1 or 2 months old, brand new tire, I've got it, it's great): http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...odel=Ecsta+SPT

ASX (have a pair in the back, softer sidewall than SPT, great tire): http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?tirebrand=Kumho&tiremodel=Ecsta+ASX

Also, the SPT's feature a RWI (rotation wear indicator) to let you know when to rotate your tires, and provide constant grip with a specially designed tread no matter how many miles are on the tires.

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Toyo T1-R, Bridgestone SO-3 or Goodyear F1.
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My dad just got Toyos for his Subaru and he loves them.

I'm running the factory Pirellis that came on my car. Couldn't be happier.
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I'm running the factory Pirellis that came on my car.
Bloody awful tyres..........noisey and no grip.
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Toyo Proxes T1-R for max summer performance.

I have Proxes 4's on mine right now. It's a great tire for everything and not bad for summer either. I took a highway offramp loop at 65mph without a hint of breaking loose or much understeer, so I'd recommend them to anyone.
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The Toyo T1-R's without a doughbt. I put a set on the front 7 weeks ago. I am so impressed that I have put them on the back and put 2 new ones on the front. They are very sticky indeed, good positive steering, low road noise but very good feedback. Not sure how long they will last.. Oh and they are pretty good in the wet too
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Kumho Ecsta's....good initially, but 50% worn = wheel spinning. I got rid of 'em. Cheap though.
My Michelin Pilot Sport A/S seem to be doing the same thing, the fronts are half gone after 5000 miles (my fault, not the tire ) and they're squealling everywhere I go. Won't be so bad if they weren't $200 tires.
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Of the above list the Toyos win hands down. They might not be the cheapest, but they are one of the best summer tires on the marked today. One of my favourite features is their outstanding wet traction. I had a set of T1-S on the 9-5 last year, used them on both street and track, and liked them so much it made me buy a new set of T1-R this summer. The "R"s are a further improvement over the "S" -- they are quieter, and they have a better turn-in feel.
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If you want tires that last longer than the T1-R's, get the Proxes 4's. I'm quite happy with them. Overall, they're not as good as the T1-r, but they are a good all around tire with a ****load of grip. They're also a bit cheaper than the T1-R's too. It's really up to you, obviously.
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Bloody awful tyres..........noisey and no grip.
Hmm... I'm having no trouble with them. I'm not sure what they put elsewhere, but here in the US we get the PZero Rosso. You have the same tires?
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but here in the US we get the PZero Rosso. You have the same tires?
Yes, same here in the UK.
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