high performance street tires? ?

Tess McMillan tessmc at drizzle.com
Sun Mar 25 13:29:16 EDT 2007

Guys, what is the latest wisdom on high performance street tires in the 
15" size? I was browsing around on Tire Rack and was confused by the 
dizzying array of brands that don't seem to be the same as the last time 
I went out there...

Many eons ago I had Bridgestone RE71s on my '88 80. I loved those tires! 
But I didn't have a set of track wheels then and chunked them pretty 
badly. My Alfa friends convinced me to try Yoko AVSis -- but those didn't 
last long either. So I went to the old Dunlop SP Sport 5000s .... but the 
Dunlops picked up nails in all 4 tires just a few months after I bought 
them and I figured that brand had been hexed. I switched to the very cheap 
Kumho Ecsta 712. And even though those tires make driving an "adventure" 
(aka white knuckles, esp. in the rain), I've kept driving them because 
they still had a lot of tread.

So, the Kumhos have finally worn out. Looking for recommendations on 
205/50 15s.... Anyone out there still on 15" rims?  Please, no 
recommendations for the lavender-scented tires that Kumho now offers ha 
ha ha.

in Bellevue, WA USA

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