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collector_164 03-30-2013 01:02 PM

Tire recommentations for 225/40/18
 
2005 LGT Wagon with 18 inch OZ Ultraleggeras

current tire is 225/40/18 goodyear eagle gt's(http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes)

looking for a performance all season (because I live where there are actually 4 seasons) and looking to spend around $500 to the door.

these sumitomo's(http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes)

or these Kumho's(http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes)
have my attention, but I figured I might as well ask since I would guess there are a few of you out there with some real experience.

nightspeed98 04-01-2013 09:21 AM

Continental extreme contact DWS are around $160 per.

whitetiger 04-01-2013 09:33 AM

18" ultraleggeras are 8" wide so id go with a 235/40/18 Kumho ecsta 4x - http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

only $134 per tire.

or kumho AST are only $111 per tire in that size - http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes


wider tire is better tire.

stuck686 04-01-2013 10:45 AM

DWS is the best all season tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...jsp?type=UHPAS

mk6933 04-01-2013 12:38 PM

DWS have mix reviews. Some people loved them, but for those who "drive" their cars, they hate them becuase they are too soft. I currently have the Pirelli P-Zero Nero, they are pretty good but I don't drive the crap out of my car.

stuck686 04-01-2013 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mk6933 (Post 4369038)
DWS have mix reviews. Some people loved them, but for those who "drive" their cars, they hate them becuase they are too soft. I currently have the Pirelli P-Zero Nero, they are pretty good but I don't drive the crap out of my car.

thats true too. People who really "drive" there car should prob invest in a summer/winter set

PeterJMC 04-01-2013 01:30 PM

I'm going to pull the trigger on a set of Kumho LX Platinums in 225/40/18. From all my research it's a pretty good all around tire with great life for under $500.

nightspeed98 04-01-2013 02:51 PM

had DWS. they are no match for large potholes. but i liked their traction in all weather thrown in new jersey so far and when they popped. Continental stepped up to help and covered half. sold last car with the contis on. will buy new contis in the coming months.

scoobycoupe 04-08-2013 10:33 AM

I have the DWS on my car now, 235/40r18. They came on the car and were only 6 months old when I got them.
I cant wait to replace them. Soft sidewall and loads of roll out of them, even on off ramps they do not feel confident.
I will give them credit in that they work well in the wet and even had them in some snow and they got me where I was going.

grovlet 04-12-2013 05:20 PM

I run Bridgestone RE970 Pole Positions

They seem to be the best balance of all season vs performance - No soft Sidewall issues that I've found, and they do pretty good in snow and rain vs excellent Dry Performance

I had the 960s previously and these are louder, but do seem a little better performance-wise:rolleyes:

JmP6889928 04-13-2013 08:01 PM

235/40-18 Federal SS595-Less than $400 delivered to your door from onlinetires.com

I just ordered a set and they came to $384.80 delivered. Takes a week (for me in Michigan) to get them and if you read the reviews, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

mk6933 04-13-2013 09:59 PM

Federals 595SS aren't bad. They are great summer tires, but they do feel very heavy compared to my P-Zero Nero. And they do run 1 size bigger.

fahr_side 04-14-2013 01:31 AM

Do yourself a favor and get a second set of wheels / tires for winter and a good three-season tire for your nice OZs. 17's for winter if they fit over your brakes.


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