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post #76 of 99 Old 05-19-2005, 04:15 PM
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Name of car: 2000 Camry LE 5sfe
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Sumitomo HTR+
Size of tire/Speed rating: 245/40/18ZR
Pro: Cheap . Outstanding longevity/wear rating. Good dry traction. Good wet traction. Good braking. I love the tread pattern--big blocks of tread. Clean graphics on the side.

Cons: Tracking...but that is more of a size issue. Lower noise than my old Kumhos, but still a little noise. No 19" application for the camry

Buy again? INDEED.

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Name of car: 2000 Camry LE (I4)
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Michelin Hydroedge
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/65(?)/15

Pros/Cons: Mad quiet, like the name implies it is pretty damn decent on wet and dry (couldn't really push it to the limit due to soft Camry suspension). Sucks in fresh snow, but what do you expect? Look at the tread pattern (it's no snow tire). Treadwear rating 760!!! This tire is a beast. Only con is the price.

Buy again? This is the best tire for the Camry! Come on they even have a gen 5 in the commercial for it!

Name of car: 1995 Toyota Corolla DX
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Goodyear Integrity
Size of tire/Speed rating: 185/65/14

Pros/Cons: Can't really compare these cause these are the only tires I've ever had on the car. They are loud on some pavement (comparing to the Camry with Hydroedge) they aren't as great as expected in snow, and if I try to corner at about 30-35mph they squeal loudly (again soft stock suspension). Maybe all these cons are cause the car was kinda out of alignment for about half a year... but ratings on 1010tires.com aren't great either.

Buy again? Aww naaw... I got myself some Hankook Ventus H405, can't wait to test em out. Def. getting separate snow and summer tires from now on.

Name of car: 1995 Toyota Corolla DX
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Hankook Ventus HRII
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/50/15

Pros/Cons: I can say right away the noise compared to he Integritys is WAY quieter. (No big noise difference between 60 and 90 mph). The handling is more responsive and the car is more stable (but this may just be due to the fact that they are 205 over the previous 185). I haven't pushed them to the limit yet but my friend has the same ones and says they're awesome, and so do other people on TN.

Update: Took a few narrow 90 degree suburban corners at around 30 mph. Probably near the limit with my current suspension, but no squeal at all and the streets I tried it on are pretty damn narrow so I hard to steer sharply and couldn't go fast.

Buy again? Lookin pretty good so far!

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Has any one ever try Kumho SPT?



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post #79 of 99 Old 06-01-2005, 07:02 PM
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Name of car: '93 Camry XLE V6
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Toyo Spectrum Touring Radial
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/65R15 92H
Pros/Cons: Very Comfortable Tire/ No Performance/ handling gains
Buy again? Yes!
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Name of car: Same as above
Brand/Name of tire: Aurora Radial 847
Size of tire/ Speed: 205/65HR15 91
Pros: Good All-Season
Cons: Car wasn't aligned so pre-mi wear and tear led to purchase of Toyo's
Buy again: EHH.. NO... Rather have Proxes or Something with some R-Compound blood in it

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post #80 of 99 Old 06-11-2005, 06:31 AM
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Name of car: 2004 Camry SE V6
Brand of tire/Name of tire: BF Goodrich g-Force KDW2
Size of tire/Speed rating: 225\45-18 Z rated
Pros: Excellent Wet & Dry Traction, Consistent, The Look! Great Handling Tire. The wet Traction will amaze you!
Con: A little noisy
Buy again? Hell yes!



Name of car: 2004 Camry SE V6
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus
Size of tire/Speed rating: 215\60-16 HR
Pros: Decent Traction Wet or Dry, Quite, Smooth Ride, Good Wear. Tires will drift but not lose control.
Cons: Not Sporty enough, Perfect for my Wife's car.
Buy again? Maybe for my wife.

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post #81 of 99 Old 06-14-2005, 05:07 PM
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Name of car: 1992 Toyota Paseo

Brand of tire/Name of tire: Firestone Firehawk SS20
Size of tire/Speed rating: 195-50-15 (T rated?)
Pros: Good ratings on Tirerack, the best rated in snow in this size. Great dry traction. Good now traction. A 55,000 mile rated tire. Unsure on performance, since I basically use them for daily driving.
Cons: Slightly noisy, but that might be from the weather/vibration cracking.
Buy again? YES, but I bought the replacement model, Indy 500. Even better ratings on Tirerack.


Brand of tire/Name of tire: Kumho ECSTA HP4 716
Size of tire/Speed rating: 185-60-14
Pros: Great all-season budget tire. I use a set to follow some snow tires I put on the fronts. I put a set on my g/f's 03 Civic EX. She uses them all year. Repectable winter traction. CHEAP.
Cons: Slightly noisy on certain road surfaces.
Buy again? I will keep putting these on my g/f's Civic, although they might be getting discontinued If so, I might put the Firestone Indy 500 on there since they come is the same size, and have better ratings on Tirerack also.

Other tires used, but pry not worth mentioning...
185-60-14 Yokohama Guardex 600 snow tires
185-60-14 Dunlop Graspic snow tires
195-50-15 Akuret (unsure of model)
185-60-14 Dayton Daytona Touring
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post #82 of 99 Old 06-18-2005, 11:32 PM
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Name of car: 93 Camry LE 4cyl
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Toyo Spectrum
Size of tire/Speed rating: 195/70/14
Pros/Cons: They are pretty good for the price. Only have them for a month. I've only driven this car with one other set of tires... so comparing vs the old good year tires... the spectrums seem to grip the ground a lot better in wet and dry than my old tires. old tires used to squeal/slip when accelerating too hard from a stop in wet. no problem now. Bad is that sidewalls seem kinda soft.. when turning at relatively high speeds you can kinda feel a squishiness and it'll be loud... driving at speeds of 120km/h felt like i was floating.. but after 120. it seems a better... (not sure why) never used in snow/ice yet
Buy again? sure. but since i haven't tried many tires i may wanan try others for comparison (ie yokohamas or kumho or different toyo model)

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Car: 1998 Camry CE 4cyl.
Tire: Canadian Tire's Nordic Ice (Made by BF Goodrich)
Size: 195/70/14 Q-speed rated

Pros: Inexpensive, great in snow and on ice, wet, and dry roads. rubber does not soften in summer like other winter tires. I use them all year round. Bought during buy 1 get 2nd at half price sale.

Cons: seasonal availability. Sold/ marketed as a snow and ice tire, but in my opinion, it is an all season tire.

Buy Again: Yes, these are under valued, all-season tires.

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post #84 of 99 Old 08-04-2005, 01:48 PM
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Name of car: Toyota Echo hatchback
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Hankook Z212 R-S2
Size of tire/Speed rating: 195/50/15...Z rated

Pros:
- Super grippy. Hwy ramps i used to take nervously at 60km/hr, I now take at 80km/hr with confidence. I'm sure I could go faster, but i'm afraid of tipping my car before grip runs out. Too much grip on a daily driver actually.
- Super cheap.
- Pretty decent in the wet. Rained heavily the few days after I got them. I drove through some puddles and didn't feel any hydroplaning, but I also wasn't really trying to test the limits either.
- Decent sidewall stiffness. Even on stock suspension, I can feel so so many more bumps.
- Doesn't follow grooves too much, but I can't tell if it's because my car is so narrow, or if it's the tires.
- Looks good.

Cons:
- Loud. Very loud.
- Low tread depth. Only 8/32 of tread when new. (Toyo T1-R has 10-11/32 of tread).
- Tire is a little heavy.
- Low UTQG 200 means I'll need a new set of tires by the end of next summer.


Buy again? Probably not for a daily driven car. I don't go to the track or autoX, so it's too much tire for me. I think it would be great for someone who does track or autoX without having to change tires too often.
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Name of car: 1992 Toyota Camry
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Goodyear/ Eagal F1
Size of tire/Speed rating: 245/35YR17
Pros/Cons: Even in race conditions, they take an extreme amount to make the tires break. That may also be due to the fact that there is 1.5" more of rubber than a standard tire. But the grip is amazing. So far I have not found a down side to them.
Buy again? 100% yes!

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Name of car: Acura RSX Type-S
Brand/Name of tire: Yokohama Parada Spec 2
Size/Speed rating: 225/40WR18
Pros: great in dry great in wet, pretty fair price; Cons: squeals during shifting to third during spirited driving
Buy Again?: If i dont buy Bridgestone S0-3's, i buy em again.


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Name of car: Toyota 1998 Sienna XLE
Brand/Name of tire: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Size/Speed rating: 235/50WR17
Buy Again?: Definitely
Pros/Cons: Dry handling is solid, on rainy days is great, noise is very low for a good performance tire. The center rib thread wears faster than the shoulder threads.
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Name of car: 2000 Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl)
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Falken Ziex-ZE512
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/60R16 91H
Pros: Good grip, Cheap, nice uni-directional tread design, good ride, pretty good wear, handling.

Cons: Noise. This tire SUCKS when the pavement is rough. Smooth pavement is just OK.

Buy again? No.

From a performance standpoint, this really isn't a bad tire, but when you install it on a quiet car, and get all that noise, it's terrible. The rough pavement in Western Washington doesn't help either. I drove about 25K miles on it and still has a decent amount of tread left, but I hope it wears out sooner than later so I can get some new set of tires.


Name of car: 1992 Nissan Maxima
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Falken Ziex-ZE326
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/65R15 94V
Pros: Good grip, good ride, pretty good wear, handling and pretty quiet.
Cons: None yet.

Buy again? Absolutely. Only Les Schwab sells them, but that's OK as there's one 2 miles from my house.

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Type of car: 2001 Toyota Camry CE (4 cylinder automatic)
Brand/Name of tire: Kumho ECSTA 711
Size of tire: 225/40R18 (don't remember speed rating)
Pros: Cheap (I paid $77 a tire) with good wet traction, dry traction, quiet to me and EXCELLENT comfort for 18s IMO.

Cons: Directional tire so rotation is limited... but I wanted directional for wet performance

Buy again: You bet

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Name of car: 2000 Toyota Echo
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Falken Azenis
Size of tire/Speed rating: H
Pros/Cons: not good in the heavy rain... spun out 8 times and I was going 35mph on the freeway
Buy again? Yes as summer tires
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