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    With my recent suspension upgrades i've heard that sticky tires will help me enjoy corning much more. My dilemma is that sticky tires tend to wear out fast and I love to take long [let me emphasize] L O N G trips in my car from time to time. I want something that will give me atleast 30k miles of life and security. I'd appreciate feedback from anyone with experience.


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    I have 2 summers on my GS-D3's and there's lots of tread left. I'm really not sure of millage so far. I'll try to figure it out. Some people claim they are to soft of side walls, but if they are inflated enough I think they are fine. I pull over 1G on them easy.

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    wow...200 a tire is way beyond resonable to me. i want to spend 130 MAX

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    wow...200 a tire is way beyond resonable to me. i want to spend 130 MAX
    Then you are screwed.

    You are asking too much of a cheaper tire.

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    get two more rims.

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    Make it 3...just in case.

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    what size are you running now? and there's different definitions of sticky tires. for a decent tire for dual purpose, a michelin pilot tire is a good choice. i use the nitto 555 tires on the wife's car. standard design, not the drag radials or the autocross design they have.
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    my size is 275_40_17

    what was the tread wear like on the michelin? the nittos?

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    fist, no more burn outs, that kills them so fast, and second every time you chirp them when leaving it wears them out fast also

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    my size is 275_40_17

    what was the tread wear like on the michelin? the nittos?

    michelins are pretty good in the stick department. nittos are pretty good as well. the michelins will probably last longer.

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