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      05-21-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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Where should I purchase tires?

I think its about time I need new tires.. I think I found a bubble on both the front and rear of the drivers side.. I have no idea how that got there, maybe because the car has been sitting in the garage for 4 months?? Wheres the best place I can purchase them? I have 162's with the ugly Bridgestone Potanzas.. Thinking about getting some Michelin Pilot Sport 2 or some Falkens... Thoughts?
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Say it with me.. tiiiiirrreeRaaaaaaaack.

the PS2s have nothing but good reviews for most folks who use them. Can't really go wrong there.
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i got my tires from discount tires ebay store. They have free shipping and you can do MS Cashback on buy it now ebay items.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Discount...__W0QQ_armrsZ1

Cashback is 8% right now through live.com.


I got my 452's w/25% cash back, it was about $650 for all 4.
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Say it with me.. tiiiiirrreeRaaaaaaaack.

the PS2s have nothing but good reviews for most folks who use them. Can't really go wrong there.
haha, I've been browsing the site for like 30 minute now.. I kind of want to try the General Exclaim UHP's.. I've heard they are pretty good also
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haha, I've been browsing the site for like 30 minute now.. I kind of want to try the General Exclaim UHP's.. I've heard they are pretty good also
Meh - I'm using UHPs right now. When it comes to bang for the buck it is definitely hard to beat. If you want to use if for light track use, I'd stay with PS2s. The sidewalls on the UHPs aren't particularly strong, they're ok, but hard cornering exposes their limits quickly. Treadlife is ok - I've had mine for about a year and seen minimal loss, but RWD guys like to do burn outs so I can't vouch for tirewear in that respects.

Mind you, the UHPs are lightyears better than RFTs - I have no regrets but my next DD tire will be PS2s if that is any indication going forward.
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Yoko s.Drive is something else to consider
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Meh - I'm using UHPs right now. When it comes to bang for the buck it is definitely hard to beat. If you want to use if for light track use, I'd stay with PS2s. The sidewalls on the UHPs aren't particularly strong, they're ok, but hard cornering exposes their limits quickly. Treadlife is ok - I've had mine for about a year and seen minimal loss, but RWD guys like to do burn outs so I can't vouch for tirewear in that respects.

Mind you, the UHPs are lightyears better than RFTs - I have no regrets but my next DD tire will be PS2s if that is any indication going forward.
Thanks for the info.. I really want the PS2's but I think I'm going to try out the Generals first.. :] And yeah, RWD > Rear tires
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btw, do you guys know how long it will take to receive shipment from tirerack.com? And if its ok if I drive the car with the bubble in the rear tire? Its not a huge one.. I'm guessing it'll be alright as long as I keep it under 100mph
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Falken azenis here. Great tires, except when it's raining
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btw, do you guys know how long it will take to receive shipment from tirerack.com? And if its ok if I drive the car with the bubble in the rear tire? Its not a huge one.. I'm guessing it'll be alright as long as I keep it under 100mph
When I ordered my Blizzaks from them, it took about 3-4 days. The UPS guy WILL be pissed at you so be nice to them
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When I ordered my Blizzaks from them, it took about 3-4 days. The UPS guy WILL be pissed at you so be nice to them
Lol.. Ok, I hope hes not afraid of dogs...
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just browse through ebay before you give it a go on any vendor online. i found my set of brand new dunlop 285s for less than $300 on eBay. $340 for the set of dunlop. I went down to local discount tire store, one of them cost more than what i got it for...
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Falken azenis here. Great tires, except when it's raining
And you have these in Washington?
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