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      03-02-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Best Summer Tires?

iv read alot of reviews on tires looking to get something with my new 19s thinking 235/35/?*19s front and then 265/30/19 in hankook v12s? any recomendations
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are the best Summer tires for wet and dry traction IMO. Pirelli P Zeros are super sticky with loads of grip in the dry, but they don't do to well when its wet. They also don't last as long as the Michelin PSS.
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If you've read a lot of reviews you wouldn't be asking the question. Just get the pss and be happy.
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What are you looking for in a summer tire, cost? V12 is a more cost effective tire, but besides that thats it. for the best summer tire hands down Pilot Super Sport excellent in both dry and wet with very good longevity. If you're willing to throw out more cash on extreme summer tires there are tons of options that will handle better.

op, please lets us know what your priorities are first.
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For Max Performance Summer Tires

Best Overall = Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Best Performance Value = Continental ExtremeContact DW

Unless you AutoX, you probably won't feel the superiority of the PSSs over the DWs.
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If you've read a lot of reviews you wouldn't be asking the question. Just get the pss and be happy.
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Test with the PSS compared to some alternatives :

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...&affiliate=AH8
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For a street tire, the PSS reigns supreme in many categories. There are others though, like the Bridgestone RE-11 for instance, that are more hardcore than it. It all comes down to what you want out of your tires.
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i want something super sticky to go with my new 19s good in rain/cold conditions because it does tend to rain in CHI
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i want something super sticky to go with my new 19s good in rain/cold conditions because it does tend to rain in CHI
As previously mentioned, both the PSS and Continental DW is phenomenal in the rain. Cold, well as long as its not FREEZING cold then its fine. Freezing cold you should swap to winter tires lol.

Of the two, i'll definitely pay a bit more for the PSS. Handles better, better road feel, better dry grip, comparable wet grip (the DW is ranked one of the best rain/wet summer tire and PSS performs to par if not better). The DW should be a bit softer, a bit more comfortable, while still providing enough grip for most types of driving unless you drive like u stole it should last a bit longer too.

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i want something super sticky to go with my new 19s good in rain/cold conditions because it does tend to rain in CHI
Also, by sticky if you mean extreme summer tires, than the Toyo R1R and Bridgestone RE-11 will be very good in the wet while being a bit more stickier than the PSS. But for sure lack the wet traction of the DW and PSS. good luck!
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Test with the PSS compared to some alternatives :

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...&affiliate=AH8
your spider charts are GREAT decision making aids :-)
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