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      10-01-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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Got a flat; at a Fork

Well I ran down a screw on the way home from a work trip today and had to limp it home on the RFTs. I have 19k on them now and I think this may be my shot to switch em out.

I'm pretty happy with the OEM 189 wheels (spacers coming soon) but dont want the RFTs anymore. What tires is everyone going with nowadays? And does anyone recommend any size different than stock?

The girlfriend's parents own a tire shop and really recommend contintnals so the DW or DWS look pretty slick. I live in Atlanta so remember - snow isn't a huge concern... ever.

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      10-02-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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I have heard that Mich. Super Sports are the way to go. Better ride quality than the stock RFTs.
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      10-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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I just put Mich Pilot Super Sports on my car and I love them. My car feels so much better than before. I do have to worry about snow so I will enjoy them for October then the other rims and winters will be put on....

I bought the Conti Tire Kit from Tire Rack for the trunk in case of flat. You may wish to do the same.....
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      10-02-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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+1 for the Michelin Pilot Super Sport if you're willing to go to non run flat tires. If you are sticking to a run flat, the best summer tire is the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP.

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PSS's are a great choice as well as the DW's for performance tires. DWS's if you're looking for quiet long lasting tires.
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So I actually ended up going with 2 rears and got the G-Force Sport Comp 2's. So far, so good. The RFTs up front are still annoying but happy so far. Thanks everyone. This will be a good thread for the archive anyway
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      10-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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man, e90post loves to push pss.. should have gone with the DW tires. They are great.
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