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Old 03-20-2007, 02:20 AM   #1
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Tire recommendations: street + autox rains

My tire situation is pathetic. I have like a thousand wheels/tires in my garage, but they all are dead enough to be dangerous in rain.

I want to buy something that meets these criteria:

1) Fits on either 8" rims, or the dumbass staggered 330 7.5" fronts + 8.5" rears
2) Can serve as a not-too-sucky autox rain tire if needed.
3) Is OK for daily driving
4) Not too expensive

How about the Hankooks Andy used at nationals for a rain tire? Cheap at $119/tire.

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Old 03-20-2007, 02:38 AM   #2
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I like PS2s.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:39 AM   #3
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I like PS2s.
For almost double the price of the Hankooks, I'd hope you like them.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:42 AM   #4
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For almost double the price of the Hankooks, I'd hope you like them.
Yea, kinda pricey.

I don't know anything about the Hankooks, but they are without a doubt the best tires that I have ever driven on.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:46 AM   #5
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I don't know anything about the Hankooks, but they are without a doubt the best tires that I have ever driven on.


I know what you meant.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:00 AM   #6
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I liked the Hankooks as street tires on Clyde's car. about them in rain, however.

PS2s better be lined in gold, last for 60,000 miles and pull 1g on the skidpad for what Michelin charges.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:29 AM   #7
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I liked the Hankooks as street tires on Clyde's car. about them in rain, however.

PS2s better be lined in gold, last for 60,000 miles and pull 1g on the skidpad for what Michelin charges.
$1060 shipped for a set for the ZHP. Then I have to pay for mounting and balancing.
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:46 AM   #8
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Wow.

Edgeracing.com has the Hankooks in Boxster 18" sizes for $580. I wonder if the Michelins are twice as good. :shifty:
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:50 AM   #9
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The Hankooks worked fine as rain tires. At least on the e30.

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Old 03-20-2007, 09:21 AM   #10
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The 'kooks worked great on the subie in the rain, too.
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