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Old 20 Feb 2008, 08:37 pm
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Hi, my 17" GT tires need replacing before I put the wheels back on after the winter. Do you have any suggestions as to what brand of tire I should put on? Looking for a good summer tire but not too expensive...but still a good quality tire.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 09:27 pm
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Default Re: Tire advice needed

I presume from your statement you don't need any snow handling capabilities .... just dry and wet handling? Since it's a PT Cruiser and not a speed-demon, I wouldn't recommend going to the Ultra-High Performance tires over a regular High Peformance if it means forgoing a quiet and comfortable ride.

Personally I like Falken Ziex .... I've had 512 and 912. The 512 are pretty good, but you can't rotate them because they're directional. I'm on 912's right now, and they are every bit as good as the 512, but I can actually rotate these because they're non-directional. Both tires are a decent blend of sticky, with fairly quiet ride, and no hydroplaning in rain (important in Seattle). Mine are 215/50/17 .... a 1/4" more radius than stock, but with my speedo's calibration, it actually makes my speed read dead-on-accurate. Also, the 215 are a little cheaper than the stock 205 size and they give just a little more flex for a slightly cushier ride.

Also decent are Kumhos like the ASX. However, I'd personally stay away from most of the other 'inexpensive' brands aside from Falken and Kumho. Brands like Hankook, Nexen, Federal, Sumitomo, Nankang. Pretty much any tire that is packaged with wheels to make CHEAP wheel packages in the magazines .... usually a crappy tire noone wants and are cheap for a reason.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 10:40 pm
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Kumho XPTs here! No rotation (stay on the same side). But, a little noisy on roads with any roughness.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 11:34 pm
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Thanx for all your help you guys...what on average do these tires cost?
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Old 21 Feb 2008, 02:04 am
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Default Re: Tire advice needed

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Looking for a good summer tire but not too expensive...but still a good quality tire.
Phil

I put Toyo Proxe 4 High Performance tires on my car for the summer and I love them. They are a directional tire so they can't be rotated side to side as Sooner mentioned. I am very happy, the road noise is no different from my stock Good For a Years. Just my thoughts though.

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Old 21 Feb 2008, 02:10 am
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Phil

I put Toyo Proxe 4 High Performance tires on my car for the summer and I love them. They are a directional tire so they can't be rotated side to side as Sooner mentioned. I am very happy, the road noise is no different from my stock Good For a Years. Just my thoughts though.

Terry
I second that too, Toyo Proxes 4 excellent...
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Old 21 Feb 2008, 09:34 am
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I ran 215/50R17 Kumho Ecsta ASTs on my stock GT wheels and really liked them. They were quiet, had good dry and wet traction, and had excellent feedback when pushing the GT hard around corners. Forget about them in snow though. I got 42K miles (67.6K km) out of them. I'm now running 215/50R17 Bridgestone Potenza G009s and they turn a little quicker than the Kumhos, but stick just as well wet or dry. They are way better in snow, too, though that's not an issue for you. The have a little more road buzz than the Kumhos, but it's barely noticeable.

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Old 21 Feb 2008, 05:01 pm
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I got a tire & wheel combo deal from Tirerack.com. Was around $550 for both tires & wheels, mounted & balanced, with shipping.
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