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View Poll Results: Best All-Around ALL SEASON tires?
Avon Tech M550 30 5.40%
Pirelli PZero Nero variants 38 6.83%
Toyo Proxes 4 114 20.50%
Falken Ziex 512 and 712 74 13.31%
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 125 22.48%
Goodyear (any) 31 5.58%
Kumho Ecsta A/S variants 70 12.59%
Yokohama AVS variants 66 11.87%
Bridgestone Potenza variants 45 8.09%
BFGoodrich G-Force T/A KDWS 31 5.58%
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The DEFINITIVE All-Season Tire Thread...

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:49 PM   #201  
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Originally Posted by D Moolah View Post
I've got an 02 I35. I see some guys running 235/45/17 on their Maximas. I've currently got 225/50/17 Falken 912 on the car, and looking to replace. Possibly with some Goodyear Eagle GT UHP. My question is what benefits are there going to a 235/45 from a 225/50?
Friend of mine in a tire shop said the 235/45 tire size was cheaper, so I went with that.

Finally got the chance tonight to take my 2002 Maxima Auto on 235/45/17 Continental Extreme Contact DWS up into the snow. Even with my messed up suspension/bushings the car felt more planted. I was able to speed up and pass slower vehicles in the snow/slush going uphill (along i-90 to Snoqualmie pass) all the while without feeling overly nervous about losing control.

Then I turned around and went downhill and was still able to blow by vehicles in the middle lane going 45 or so, still felt secure knowing I could slow down, steer and speed up without losing control.

Additionally going downhill the snow went back to rain and I skipped across puddles without any fear of hydroplaning. Car did get squirrely but nothing too bad.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #202  
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Originally Posted by limsandy View Post
My vote goes to Continental ContiExtremeContacts, but it's not on the list. Mind you, however, that this tire has soft sidewall.
sorry dumb question. What is the downfall of a soft sidewall? Ive been looking into a set of continental ContiExtreme Contact dw or dws.
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Soft sidewall means you wont be taking corners all that extreme or you will putting a lot of stress on the tire's sidewall. Leads to cracking and premature wear of the tire. High Performance all season tires are all about trade off. My Goodyear Eagle GTs are still really enjoyable after 18k on them. They're still relatively quiet (gotten louder over time though), and still stick to the pavement. They're down to about 6-7/10 treadwear, so they wear pretty well, and I'd be happy to get 40k out of em.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:37 PM   #204  
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I previously ran through 3 sets of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus's (245/45ZR18 96v) over the life of my 2008 SE and swore by them. Unfortunately when I traded in my car last month I discovered they don't make them anymore. So, on the 2014 SV Premium - best damn ultra high performance all season tires ever are the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's - 245/45/ZR18XL 100Y - awesome, awesome ride. Comfortable, quiet, handling is the ish. I smile every time I get behind the wheel. Max owners know the car outperforms many on the road and you need a damn good tire. Go with Michelin!
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:42 PM   #205  
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Interesting thread. I'll have to see how many of these previously recommended tires are still available. I finally got the chance to drive my car in the rain yesterday and was very disappointed in how easy it wanted to hydroplane, and the tires that are on it (Goodyear RS-A) are nearly new...pretty much full tread.
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