I just put Achilles ATR Sport 2's on my 9-3. 205/55VR16. My old crappy tires used to spin as soon as boost kicked in, in 2nd gear, sometimes even in 3rd. These are good to go as soon as I'm out of 1st. Great tire for the price ($59/each).
I have these Nitto Motivo's on two of my SAABs, Michelins on the other.
There are cheaper tires, there are more expensive ones but these are a good balance. In Arizona the heat and sun destroy the rubber over time so I have used these for a few years. I think the Michelins may be a little more performance oriented but otherwise I don't really notice the difference when I switch between the cars. Decent in the rain too, can't tell you about snow performance, lol
Not sure if you buy online or locally in Vermont but Nitto about $40 cheaper per tire than the Micheleins where I bought them
Correct me if I'm wrong - but is'nt 'Achilles ATR Sport 2' a kind of drifting tyre? The tyre shops here seem to stock lots of them - mainly I guess to appeal to the cost focussed car-park drift kings.
> as for my Michelin's (Pilot Sport 4 in 205/50/16R-91W) - I've had them for about 6 months now, and they have been rock solid. They were a little funky during the 500km wear in period, but in reality I dont know if that was real or just imagined by me. I could have been driving a little faster..
I do however worry about nails and screws, expecially when I've seen a trade van doing renovations near a parking spot I need.
They handled heavy rain on the freeway with ease.
There has been no snow here - so I cant comment about that factor.
Just got a deal on (4) Nokian Hakka 8 from SimpleTire.com ($122/tire. Found remaining stock for 225/50R17, which seems like an odd size but matches the stock 235/45R17 in diameter but is narrower. Hope I did the right thing. Bought the last ones but could be others out there.
I'm about to have a set of wheels refinished and realized I could probably use some new valve stems. My current set also has tpms but I plan on leaving them on my current set of wheels. I've seen a couple sets on eBay. Does anyone have a set they would recommend?
Hi guy, I'd your opinion on the project that I have. I want to change the front bumber on my 2007 9-3 for more agressive 2008 front bumper. I did some research and saw that to do this I'd need to change: Bumper but also Rh/LH exterior fenders, hood and headlights. Aside from that is the...