It's interesting that you mention the second set of wheels for the "street" tires. Both of the local STS drivers who use them do so only at the track. Just like the rest of us they are changing wheels and tires every event. I think that there will be a lot of re-evaluation of tires like that in the year or so to come as they sure seem to be pushing the limits of tread-wear. Even though that is an arbitrary rating, saying that the Falken's have a 200 tread-wear is pushing it.
i can spend around 140 per tire without mounting or balancing, also what's a good tire size for 16's on stock height?
sadly enough i'll only have enough cash for a set of rims and new tires for my car and that's after selling my stockers so that's why i need something that'll also be good on and street for daily commute to school and such and will be mega sticky when i run on them at an autocross, later when i get more into auto-x and get some more cahs i'll get some rims and tires for just that but not yet. I just can't afford a set wheels and auto-x tires yet. So like I said I need a tire i can use for both to put on the new rims i'm getting.
anyone heard anything good about bf goodrich? or michilan? that's what the guy at the tire sotre said would be good but i think you opinions would be better.
thanx guy i really appricate the info
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Personally, I would run a 205/50-16 Kuhmo Escta 712.
For what you pay for them, you can burn thorugh 2 sets for the price of one set of Michelins.
The Kuhmo gives up some grip to the other tires, but think about what you have going here. A daily driver, and one set of tires.
What happens if you lock them up? Can you afford to replace 2 or 4 tires due to flat spots (remember this is your daily driver). Can you afford to die in a rain storm when the tread wears out after 3 autocross events?
The Kuhmos will last a lot onlger and be safe on the street longer.
I agree that the Ecsta 712's would be a very good choice. They will last many miles, even with autocrossing. Check prices online at the major tire places like tires.com (was Discount Tire), tirerack.com, etc.
AVS Intermediates were good, but not great, and sidewalls were a bit soft I thought. FYI, STS allows only tires with a treadwear rating of 140 or higher.