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So at 16,660 miles my all seasons are worn out which sucks I've rotated them three times don't do burn outs or nothing but anyways I'm looking for another set of all season tires what do you all recommend
 

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Check out Tire Rack for reviews and comparison testing.

If money is no object = Super Sports or Pilot Sport if you need an all season tire

From there, it's user preference.
 
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All season would be PS AS3 (or AS3+ as the new formula). They're awesome year round and will handle, IMHO, anything this car is capable of on public roads year round.
 

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I have had good luck with the Cooper Zeon series. Both RS3-A and RS3-S. I plan to get another set of the RS3-S however one of the best is obviously the Michelin PSS.
 

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I have had good luck with the Cooper Zeon series. Both RS3-A and RS3-S. I plan to get another set of the RS3-S however one of the best is obviously the Michelin PSS.
^^ this. They are also fairly priced. Nitto Neo_Gens are pretty good too.

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The new Continental Extremecontact Sport. Replaces the the DW tires. Weighs 21.1 lbs compared to 23 lbs for PSS and 25 lbs for the F1's. Removing 16 lbs of weight on the tires is probably equivalent of removing 70 lbs elsewhere.
 
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The new Continental Extremecontact Sport. Replaces the the DW tires. Weighs 21.1 lbs compared to 23 lbs for PSS and 25 lbs for the F1's. Removing 16 lbs of weight on the tires is probably equivalent of removing 70 lbs elsewhere.
Some of the best drivers in the Weather Tech series helped with development of new Extremecontect. Living in California I have little need for an all season tire other than they last longer.

Having said that I am at 30,000+ miles now and my front F1's are down to 2/32nd's if not a little below that now. Rain grip is still very good, I had to have the right rear patched twice (in the same day!) so now it's making noise, it has to go.

The rears have I'd say 75% of it's tread left, I could easily rotate them to the front but one makes noise now so that's a no-go.

I don't know what you guys do to cause even the all season Pirelli's to wear in 16,000 miles. I drive the car with Uber as well and drive around for my other job. Wearing down PS A3's in 26,000 miles???
 
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I don't know what you guys do to cause even the all season Pirelli's to wear in 16,000 miles. I drive the car with Uber as well and drive around for my other job. Wearing down PS A3's in 26,000 miles???
LOL, I'm 65 and I still get a thrill from hard acceleration, even a little rubber burning. Not to mention getting sideways at least once a week. I used to work at a place with a sealed parking lot and plenty of room around the entrance. I would come in hot, let off the gas and turn and slide sideways. I did this at least 3-4 times a week and it never got old. Every time I buy tires I remember why they should never be forced to smoke and I drive slower for a bit.
 

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Well if you drive aggressively they will wear more.

I don't drive that aggressively. Radials will hop and that breaks things, mounts are not a solution they add NVH I no longer want to tolerate.

I have slicks for drag racing, that's what I do. I know the car handles great stock, no need to investigate it.
 

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If you can get away with running Summer tires instead of A/S these are really good and inexpensive. $125 per tire at Firestone and Tires Plus. I have had mine a little over 9K and they stick like glue, rain and shine.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...ewall=Blackwall&partnum=34WR8FHI5XL&tab=Sizes
I saw these on another thread and was interested. Looking them up on tirerack I saw nothing but great reviews for them. I looked them up on Firestone and couldn't find anything that gave an estimated tread life. Anyone know what the expected tread life of these tires are. Taking a guess I would say 20k miles since they are summer tires. But I don't really need summer tires but would like tires that last longer than that. Since I don't really autocross or race I don't really think I need the max performing tire.

My stock Goodyears still had about 25% tread life at 25k miles but the sidewall was damaged in an accident so it is being replaced and we also realized the rear on that side was damaged on the sidewall as well. Not sure how that happened so now I'm looking at replacing all four tires since I don't think you should just change a tire on one side only.
 

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Tread wear rating on the Indy 500's is 340.

That is especially good for a Ultra Performance Summer Tire. Usually Michelin Tires have those sort of wear ratings and still have excellent grip.

Indy 500's are now the king of affordable Ultra Performance Summer Tires that also could be used for SCCA Night @ The Track and other events on occasion.

I just ordered some.
 

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I saw these on another thread and was interested. Looking them up on tirerack I saw nothing but great reviews for them. I looked them up on Firestone and couldn't find anything that gave an estimated tread life. Anyone know what the expected tread life of these tires are. Taking a guess I would say 20k miles since they are summer tires. But I don't really need summer tires but would like tires that last longer than that. Since I don't really autocross or race I don't really think I need the max performing tire.

My stock Goodyears still had about 25% tread life at 25k miles but the sidewall was damaged in an accident so it is being replaced and we also realized the rear on that side was damaged on the sidewall as well. Not sure how that happened so now I'm looking at replacing all four tires since I don't think you should just change a tire on one side only.
Thanks I think LOL

I have no idea what a tread wear rating of 340 means as far as mileage goes. Going to have to try and google it since I'm not a tire guru.
 

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Does anyone else think that 16,000 miles out of the stock pirelli all season tires is crap. I would have thought they would get a lot more than that
 

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Does anyone else think that 16,000 miles out of the stock pirelli all season tires is crap. I would have thought they would get a lot more than that
IMHO yes because I got 30,000+ out of my F1's without rotating them, meaning they would last longer if I had done so. That's just the fronts, if the right rear didn't rumble like it does now, I would just rotate the rears to the front and buy new F1's for the back.

But now that I basically have only one good tire left, I ordered some Firestone Indy 500's to install tomorrow.
 

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IMHO yes because I got 30,000+ out of my F1's without rotating them, meaning they would last longer if I had done so. That's just the fronts, if the right rear didn't rumble like it does now, I would just rotate the rears to the front and buy new F1's for the back.

But now that I basically have only one good tire left, I ordered some Firestone Indy 500's to install tomorrow.
Agree that 16k miles is crap. I've got about 11k on my stock F1s and they're at about 50% wear. But my miles include two SCCA Track Nights in America and a half dozen autocross forays. On the roads I am a passive (defensive) driver.
 
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