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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago and St. Louis
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Car: 1995 Acura Integra GS-R (5-speed)
Tires: Falken Azenis Sports 205/50/15
Pros: Excellent track tire if you don't want R-comps. Some complain that after a few laps, they get greasy...but part of that is overdriving the tire in my opinion. The sidewalls are extremely stiff and allow for great turn-in response. However, my absolute favorite thing about the tire is the sound. No, I'm not saying it sounds cool. Instead, the tire has 2 distinct sounds...a high pitch squeal and a low pitch squeal. The high pitch one is normal during track events, but if you push them too hard, they'll suddenly change to a much lower, and frankly, scary sounding pitch. If you hear that, slow down! You're going to lose it if you don't!
Cons: Don't use them in the winter. Treadlife isn't great, but it's a performance tire, so who cares. They're also somewhat loud, I don't like them as a daily tire.
Name of car: same as above
Tires: Dunlop Sport SP5000 Asym, 205/50/15/ Z-rated
Pros: The best all-season tire I've driven, hands down. It's relatively quiet, has great wet and dry traction, and can even be used on the track and not totally give out on you. It's the best track tire, but it works. I use this as my daily tire, and change to the above tire for most events.
Cons: It's a little expensive, but considering I've gotten about 50k miles on my current set (about to replace soon though), it's worth it. I've heard many stories of them lasting only half as long though.
Name of car: same again
Tires: Nitto 450 195/50/15
Cons: loud, no grip, they're junk. That's all I'm going to say.
1995 Acura Integra GS-R
1990 Toyota Camry V6 LE