Name of car: Honda Civic
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Yokohama Avid T4
Size of tire/Speed rating: 185/60R14 T rated
Pros/Cons:sucks in the rain...sucks mad in the rain. sucks mad in the snow. now that i've done away with the cons...now for the pros.
on the track these performed wayyy above expectation. let's remember that these are no performance tires and that they are 4 seasons!!! i expected them to heat up quickly and lose grip really badly on the track...but as a matter of fact they didnt! i had 28psi in front and 32 psi in rear and drove that way...tires heated up to operating temp and performed the same way for the whole day. very very good. i've tried other 4 seasons on the track and they overheat within 2 laps of my driving....(u can tell when u have to steer more and the car doesnt go in the direction u want it to). i go back into pits and check temp on these other tires....they sky rocketed from 28psi cold to over 40psi after a mere 3 or so laps. the yokohama avid t4s didnt do that... even jeff's car's tires overheated on the track(the ones on his 18s)...they are perelli something..summer tires. mind u his car is MUCh heavier than mine...but still...summer tires overheated a noticable amount and my 4 seasons didnt. good stuff
Buy again? buy again....wellllll no. i dont want 4 seasons ever again. they are trash in every condition except the dry.
Brand of tire/Name of tire: BFG R-1
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/50R15 z rated
pro/cons: STICKY STICKY STICKY! let's have a competition here...on the 404 onramp going south from hw7...what speeds can u guys reach on that turn? well with these tires my car hit 120 and could still accelerate without even nearing the limits of the tires...but if only my suspension allowed it. understeer rears it's ugly head on stock suspension u know... cons...well 50 tread wear rating isnt good now is it? and these are semi slick tires...half is slick and the other half is tread. BAD BAD in rain. trust me. *ROLL*
buy again? no...next time i get yoko A032Rs...IT'S RAIN TIRE PPL!
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Bridgestone RE92
Size of tire/Speed rating: 195/55R15 V rated
pro/cons: good 4 season tire. in the dry when turning hard...they dont seem to squeel. they grip very good for a 4 season tire...nothing like 712s or soemthing but none the less very good. this is practically the stickiest 4 season tire that i have ever used... now the cons...160 tread wear is BAD for a 4 season.. bad bad
buy again? no...4 seasons suck
Brand of tire/Name of tire: michellin xgt v4
Size of tire/Speed rating: 195/55R15 V
pro/cons: pros of this tire is probably the fact that it is manufactured by a well known and respected tire company. the cons is well...everything. this is a trash tire. do not come near it. in the dry it feels like it is on marbles...in the wet it's the same...in the snow...dont even go there. on ice it's like ur riding on rims.
buy it again? who said i bought it...it comes factory man
Brand of tire/Name of tire: bridgestone S02
Size of tire/Speed rating: 225/45R17 Z rated
pro/cons: well...thsi tire is expensive! it is mad $$$$$$$$$$$$$ so that is a con. that's the only con i can think of. pros...this tire grips WELL. summer tire it is...competition tire it is not...but none the less it offers grip that is not too far off from a competition tire. in the dry it is not THAT outstanding as it may sound but what is impressive is when these tires see rain! because in the rain...u can drive like as if there is no rain! these tires are outstandinggggggggggggggg wet tires.
buy it again? uhhh i didnt buy it...wont buy it...for that $ i want a032r
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Kumho 712
Size of tire/Speed rating: 195/50R15 V
pro/cons: the tread wear on this tire is sky highhhh. it's something like 320 or something...and this is a SUMMER TIRE...so ver impressive. they last u a long time and cost very little. if i were going to get summer tires i'd for sure get these. the grip offered from these tires is very very great. for such a cheap tire, u dont expect too much...but i gotta say, for the $...i dont think u can beat the performance of these tires.
buy it again? i didnt buy it but i would!
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Perelli P zero
Size of tire/Speed rating: 225/50R17 Z
pro/ cons: i really had high expectations for this tire...and i mean HIGHHHHH. i figured that this tire was first featured on the F40...therefore it must be mad good... it's a super car tire...but naw...it didnt really seem to meet those expectations. dont get me wrong...they're really good... but i think bridgestone S02s were more impressive...or it could have just been the car i was driving that affected my opinions... but i think for the $ u can for sure get a better tire. road noise was not bad with this tire(altho suck a thing should not be a concern when ur car is worthy of wearing these as shoes!). i never tried it in the wet...but on the dry it stuck to the road pretty good...i didnt make any noise...the rubber just seemed to rub off onto the ground rather than squeel like a mouse while cornering.
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Bridgestone Turanza
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/60R16 H
pro/cons: pro is mayyyybe that this tire is good in winter...for a 4 season this sure impressed me with it's grip in the winter time! even with the past major snow fall and all the car still stuck to the road and goes like a tank. now in the dry...they arent as good. it's a 60 profile 4 season so u cant expect much...they suck. bad grip...lots of squeels...all they do is spin in the dry. but winter performance sure impressed me. rain...never tried.
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Hoosier mystery tire
Size of tire/Speed rating:185/60R14 T rated
pro/cons: ummmm this tire has LOTS of tread depth! so much that i thought it was a winter tire! turns out that it is a 4 season tire...now let's talk about performance...there is none. bad in the dry, snow and wet. always slips...i even managed to lock up brakes in the wet when not braking hard...the only thing good about these is that it has tread depth...which means they can last u a long time if u dare continue using them. i bet these rubberes are cheap tho. probably 30 a peice brand new. so for the $...the make good donuts for ur car to roll on.
buy again? came with car...wont ever buy them...dont know where to find them.
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Michellin XGT H4
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/60R16 H
pro/cons: now what did i say about the V4? if the V4 was bad...H4 u cant even bother to talk about right? right. they suck. suck bad. with around 400 tread wear rating. that's probably the only pro. the rest is con.
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Brand of tire/Name of tire: Yokohama A032R
Size of tire/Speed rating: 185/60R14 H
pro/ cons: competition tire...so u expect much from it.... so let's jump right in. tread wear is 60. that's not bad for a competition tire-so there is one pro. the other pro is that it is an AMAZING tire in the wet. at the track even in the rain...when the car was pitted and the tires were observed...the tires were DRY... water does not stay on these tires. it's something about the compound. water goes around it..not on it, not all over it. so u can imagine how it is in the wet. totally oustanding. but in the dry they arent too good. the limits arent as high as BFG R1s in the dry...the start squeeling early...and squeeling usually means ur approaching the limits of the tires...and i dare not break the limits of an R compound.