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What is the best handling tire for $125 each or less that can last at least 30,000 miles on a daily driver? I don't autocross, but I figured you guys would have the most experience running different tires. This is for a 17x7 wheel which I will be buying soon, so I am thinking 225/40/17 or 215/40/17. Is that right, or is there a better size? The only 225/40/17 that I know of is the Nitto 555, but Nitto recommends at least a 7.5" wide wheel to run that tire, so I may be stuck with a 215 wide tire since I'd rather not go against manufacturers recommendations.

Oh yeah. This needs to do OK in wet weather, but we get no snow in SoCal.
 

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Most of us either:

1) count tire wear in seconds.
2) buy the hardest rocks we can for street tires because we don't care how good they are on the street.
3) Buy the grippiest street tire we can because we DO care, and if it only lasts 20,000 miles then so be it.

For $125 you have plenty of options. If you are careful you might get 30,000 miles out of a set of Falken Azenis or Kumho MX's.

I'm shopping for new street tires (205/50-16 or 205/55-16) and have it narrowed down to the new Avon street tires for all out performance or any one of several choices (Kumho, Sumitomo, Pirelli, Falken) for all season stuff.

Scott

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toyo t1-s. Just put em on my car. Awesome tires and will last longer than the kumho's. 280 treadwear, should last 35-40,000 miles.
 

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Automaton said:
The Kumho MX and Toyo T1-S are both over $125 each. When you say the Falken Azenis, do you mean these? ...

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?sw=false&ar=40&pc=28795&cs=215&rd=17

Also, how good is the Kumho Ecsta Supra 712?
Nope, I mean these:

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?ar=45&pc=28643&cs=225&rd=17

The Kumho 712 is an adequate tire, but there are better buys on the market. The '712 *might* last 30,000 miles, but it will be close.

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The Azenis Sport shows a way lower treadwear rating than even the Falken 451 or Kumho 712, which you said may not last 30,000 miles. What are the better buys on the market that you mentioned above?
 

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Sumitomo HTRZ-II is a better tire than the 712 (IMHO), the Yokohama ES100 is better, the new tires from Avon are probably better.

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Sumitomo HTRZ-II is a better tire than the 712 (IMHO), the Yokohama ES100 is better, the new tires from Avon are probably better. The Toyo T1-S and Kumho MX are also better (already mentioned).

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autxr said:
Sumitomo HTRZ-II is a better tire than the 712 (IMHO), the Yokohama ES100 is better, the new tires from Avon are probably better. The Toyo T1-S and Kumho MX are also better (already mentioned).

Scott
My Yokohama ES100's lasted 10,000 miles. No joke, they suck. I and getting Bridgestone RE750's soon. And I don't AutoCross....
 

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My ES100 has seen 10,000 miles so far.
I think it can take another 10,000 miles or so.
I don't autocross/road-race, though.
 

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TaeMachine said:
I think all Yokohama tires do not last more than a year.
:no:
um, certainly not true
 
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