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    Need new tires on a budget

    Ok so I have two flat tires that can't be fixed. My '01 WS6 is a DD and I am in need of new tires but I am on a strict budget. Can anyone recommend me any decent tires and a good place to purchase from them? My tire ratings 275/40/17 Thanks much!

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    what is the budget?

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    Summitomo's are the cheapest,$448.00 for a set of 4.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...r=17&x=15&y=10
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    Lol pretty much no more than 450 I can go maybe 500 and even that I would have to buy 2 sets until my next check God I hate being laid-off!

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    if budget is that much of a concern, why not just replace the two tires that are bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    if budget is that much of a concern, why not just replace the two tires that are bad?
    Yeah you may be right, but the the other two are pretty much going to wear out soon. The tires on now are Good year eagle f1

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddy_caprice View Post
    Yeah you may be right, but the the other two are pretty much going to wear out soon. The tires on now are Good year eagle f1
    buy 2 new tires for the rear and put the bald ones on the front. this could buy you some time financially. just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    buy 2 new tires for the rear and put the bald ones on the front. this could buy you some time financially. just a thought.
    That makes sence lol. I am going to do that since the other ones should last me some time if I drive normally.

    Was considering buying two of these http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
    What you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddy_caprice View Post
    That makes sence lol. I am going to do that since the other ones should last me some time if I drive normally.

    Was considering buying two of these http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
    What you guys think?
    If they are half as good as the old SZ50's they would be a good tire,if they are just as good they would be a great tire.

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    Well maybe not as good as the SZ50,they were great in the rain.

    Heres what Tire Rack said :

    What We Liked: Excellent steering feel and dry track handling
    What We'd Improve: Wet traction
    Conclusion: A great option for drivers who do not emphasize wet grip
    Latest Test Rank: 4th
    Previous Test Rank: Not previously tested

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    nitto 555 extreme
    not the 555r (drag radial)

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    Well maybe not as good as the SZ50,they were great in the rain.

    Heres what Tire Rack said :

    What We Liked: Excellent steering feel and dry track handling
    What We'd Improve: Wet traction
    Conclusion: A great option for drivers who do not emphasize wet grip
    Latest Test Rank: 4th
    Previous Test Rank: Not previously tested
    hhmm well we do get rain up here in the Chicago area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyd View Post
    nitto 555 extreme
    not the 555r (drag radial)
    http://discounttires.com/product_det...odID=6763&t=GS

    Those the ones you are talking about? Very good price if they are the ones you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddy_caprice View Post
    http://discounttires.com/product_det...odID=6763&t=GS

    Those the ones you are talking about? Very good price if they are the ones you are talking about.
    the ones that you have linked are only 205s. looks like the 275s are $136.00

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    Try the evergreen eu72s if you can get them where they are at:

    http://www.tradetyres.com.au/evergreen_eu72.php

    They are really sticky wet and dry and dirt ass cheap. Have had them for a week. Don't know how long they will last if I drive sensibly

    But I like what I see so far and they stack up to my old Dunlop SP Sport Maxx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddy_caprice View Post
    http://discounttires.com/product_det...odID=6763&t=GS

    Those the ones you are talking about? Very good price if they are the ones you are talking about.
    yup those are the ones. but like 2001camaross said the ones on your link are only 205's and not 275's

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    I've got the Firestone Wide Oval Indy's in 275/40-17. They are great daily driver tires. Great ride, quiet, good dry grip, really good wet grip. I use them in C. FL and from May to Sept. it rains an inch in a half hour every day. No worries with the Indy's.

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    I have Kuhmos all the way around. cost 240 for all 4 and have been great.

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    Most places will sell you a Z rated tire. Z rated tires are 168 mph,186 mph or in excess of 186 mph. Do you drive 168 mph ever? Do you ever do over 140 mph (V rated tire). I went down to a H rated tire (130 mph). I would talk with a local tire shop about lower tire ratings and the lower price tires they have. I paid 336 for 4 Cooper H rated tires..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    buy 2 new tires for the rear and put the bald ones on the front. this could buy you some time financially. just a thought.
    always run your worst tires on the rear......I understand your thinking but if he has a blowout on an old bald tire at 65mph it'd be much safer on the back.



    OP.....look at Kuhmo's. Good tire for the money.

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