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This is a discussion on Best tires for the money within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Trying to get some wheels and tires here shortly. Probally going 18 x 9.5 all around. I know I am ...

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    Best tires for the money

    Trying to get some wheels and tires here shortly. Probally going 18 x 9.5 all around. I know I am being pretty vague but I just wanna know what tires most of you guys are getting into. Best bang for the buck so to speak.

    I don't have a ton of cash I was hoping to stay under $150 a tire. I bought some Michelin Pilots for my truck 275 a piece... Not trying to do that again

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    good luck i got 18's and perllie rubber i paid over 150 a piece for em and they are not lasting long and i can't got no traction with them what so ever

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    anyone tried the Nexen N3000? cheap overseas tire but seems to have fairly good reviews, i am buying wheels online and they have em mounted for under 120/pc

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    Nitto NT555's. They are very grippy tires, great for traction, and they still have a 300 treadwear rating. You can get them in 18" starting at around $130, depending on dimensions.
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    If you want a tough as nail tire Falken's are very good and cheap and they are z rated an hr rated Hancook will last you 400 tread wear called a ventus HRII I have those on my car and they are good nice ride but only rated for 150mph next ones will be the Falken's

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    Sears has the BF goodrich G-Force sport on sale in 245-40-18 for $120.87. I got discount tire to match the price. Trying to get some rims as well.

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    Sumitomo makes a great cheap high performance tire. I bought some of the HTRZ's on tire rack. I think I payed something like $90 a tire for 315/30/17 and $78 for 255/40/17, I ran the same tires on an old mustang in 225/50/16 for $62 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MachWon View Post
    Sumitomo makes a great cheap high performance tire. I bought some of the HTRZ's on tire rack. I think I payed something like $90 a tire for 315/30/17 and $78 for 255/40/17, I ran the same tires on an old mustang in 225/50/16 for $62 each.
    You are right ! I have them on my Z/28 Vert and I think they are amazing . 245/50/16's & they're over 9.2" wide -have a very aggressive tread design and needed NO WHEEL WEIGHTS . They came perfectly balanced from Tire Rack. I have over 20,000 miles on em & they still look almost new and I've never rotated them. The Z corners like it's on rails & pullin almost 1g they have yet to screech a tire in some really tight S curves. All this for like $64.00 @ . Amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MachWon View Post
    Sumitomo makes a great cheap high performance tire. I bought some of the HTRZ's on tire rack. I think I payed something like $90 a tire for 315/30/17 and $78 for 255/40/17, I ran the same tires on an old mustang in 225/50/16 for $62 each.
    you may want to make sure they are still making them.....i just got 2 245/50/16's and one got a nail in the sidewall......they and america's tire both said sumitomo have stopped making them and are not making a replacement tire.


    btw if anyone needs a extra one of these i have one with 150 miles on it for sale......40.00 you pay shipping.....sorry about the thead jack

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    khumo escata sport.....i got em for 110 apiece z rated.... decent wear...not the softest ride however

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    Falken Ziex ZE512 -- nice bite and pretty quite on the road.

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    so far im happy with my general exclaims. they grip well for the price. 295s tho. but at 194 a tire much less than others. most started at 250 and up to like 408 bucks a piece.

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    I can sum it up pretty easy for anyone wondering which tires from a tire monkey standpoint. BFGs=performance not equal to price, Falkens=cheap but terrible mileage expectation(despite warranty)but ok grip, Sumitomo=not the best gripping tire but usually cheapest, Michelin=expensive really expensive but great tires, Nitto= no personal experience but have heard good things, General=cheap tires with poor performance, Hancook=terrible tires terrible mileage expectation, Khumo=no personal experience but they're cheap, Pirelli=expensive with terrible traction, Toyo=expensive with good grip(have them on my T/A but proxes4 hydroplane like a bitch), Nexen=never heard of or seen anyone run them. Expensive doesn't mean best but cheap ain't always the way to go. Hope this helps someone but in the end get what works for your bank account and for wat you plan on using your car for.

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    no body really knows of them but I had them on my WS6 wheels and I was shocked at the length of tread life and the wheels hooked up...for price and quality they are awesome...they are called Federal tires...now if I have the money BFG's are the ticket but if you want a cheap quality tire I was shocked by the quality of this tire...way better than falken, Sumitomos, or Nexen junk...I have tried them all bro!

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    sumi's are orite, i would not buy them again unless im on a really really tight budget. Ive had much better traction with 275 NT555's DR then these 315's out back, no doubt. My next tires will be Nitto's.

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    yeah i currently have sumitomo htr's soft tire, i think they wear fast, on my 2nd set, i get new ones every 2 years, daily drive, never done a burnout or drive too hard too often. But i do like them better than the kumos, i've also had the escta's (also lasted 2 yrs) gonna buy rims sometime this year and want to try bfg.

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    i got some riken raptors,made by michalin,someone told me they come off the same line as the michalin...uhh....cant think of the name of the tire,but basically 1 tire gets stamped michalin,the next is riken...so ive heard,they look good,what do you want for $83??? theyll last me years the way i drive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 28Marcos View Post
    yeah i currently have sumitomo htr's soft tire, i think they wear fast, on my 2nd set, i get new ones every 2 years, daily drive, never done a burnout or drive too hard too often. But i do like them better than the kumos, i've also had the escta's (also lasted 2 yrs) gonna buy rims sometime this year and want to try bfg.
    BFG...Way to be! BFG way to be!


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