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    Re: Need tires.... Go.

    RE-11 is also a summer tire, which (again) is not what the OP is looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    RE-11 is also a summer tire, which (again) is not what the OP is looking for.
    But he did say he doesn't drive in snow. I went 3 winters with PS2s and Hankook evo V12s. Just not in snow. As for driving in extreme cold, its safer than driving in rain. So I'd just get summers...
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    Re: Need tires.... Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    But he did say he doesn't drive in snow. I went 3 winters with PS2s and Hankook evo V12s. Just not in snow. As for driving in extreme cold, its safer than driving in rain. So I'd just get summers...
    Agreed.

    But if he's dead set on an all season tire... Why not Pirelli P Zero Neros? I have them on my V now and I like em for all-seasons during the dry, and they are OK in the wet. They definitely aren't DWS tires in wet\snow, but they're better then DWS in the dry, IMO.

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    Re: Need tires.... Go.

    OP are you against having different sizes front and back? If not then why not try a 275/40 out back and a stock size front. They are extremely close in circumference and most manufacturers will list them within 1-2 revolutions per mile. The sizes you've listed are both a little different curcumference than stock... not far off but they would make your speedo a little inaccurate. I like to use this calculator http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html. I'm not doubting AAIIIC's comment about 275/40 but I've not had any issues with mine in the rear and I don't feel that they bulge too much at all.
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    The 275/40-18 should fit without an issue if it's not too low.
    I ran them and 285's on the back,but once I put the springs on and the MM spacers,they rubbed like hell,had to roll the fenders.
    This was just my experience with my car anyway.
    And I have to disagree with all the positive comments on the DWS,they seemed good in the beginning,but i started seeing a good amount of issues with them as time progressed.These DWS's not mounted yet,are flimsy as hell,the sidewalls feel similar to a cheap chinese tire,trazano or the like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnm View Post
    The 275/40-18 should fit without an issue if it's not too low.
    I ran them and 285's on the back,but once I put the springs on and the MM spacers,they rubbed like hell,had to roll the fenders.
    This was just my experience with my car anyway.
    And I have to disagree with all the positive comments on the DWS,they seemed good in the beginning,but i started seeing a good amount of issues with them as time progressed.These DWS's not mounted yet,are flimsy as hell,the sidewalls feel similar to a cheap chinese tire,trazano or the like.
    Have you driven with them on yet? I see you say they aren't mounted. Just wanted to know how your feedback was with actually using them. I never felt they were cheap, even when they were off mounted. I definitely wouldn't compare them to Trazano or Nankang or any of the other ridiculously cheap plastic tires.

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    I hate the DWS, super flimsy and feel soft. Driven a couple different cars with them most recently an E63 and it felt downright unsafe over 120mph (in Mexico). I don't particularly care for them in the rain either. Unfortunately I can't recommend a great alternative, but I would try an unknown to me tire before getting a set of DWS.


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    Re: Need tires.... Go.

    I purchased my v with a fairly new set of 245-45-18 Conti DWS tires. I live in ga so I never used them in the snow. They were decent in the dry for an all season. They were great in the rain as far as resisting hydroplaining. If you have to have all seasons they would be a good tire, but as others have said unless you're planing on driving in the snow/ice the summer tires have way more dry grip and good in the wet.

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    Ended up getting the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position 265/40 all the way around. Get 1" wider and maintain the factory sidewall and fender well gap ( hate smaller wall and leaving gaping well gap) and have no rubbing issues. Performance is solid. Hard to break free unless intentional and have great wet traction. Price is great and offering a $60 discount. Also ended up getting more mail in for another $70+40 ( with alignment) on top of that. Can't beat that deal. Mount balance alignment stems disposal for less that $1000.

    They look good. Fill the well. Minimal bulge and have overall good sidewall appearance.

    Thanks guys for all your advise above on size and type.

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    Re: Need tires.... Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by lauren_jg View Post
    I've got 8.5x19's in the front and 10x19's on the rear. After reading the consumer reports on TireRack.com about the horrendous road noise that the BFG's have I went with Potenza RE-11's. Better all around performance vs the BFG's, as reported by their customer base. I'm glad I did. Best "performance for the buck" tires I've owned for street use (and that's a lot of years... going all the way back to the early 70's when I raced a '70 240Z in SCCA class C production... ie. over 40 yrs of driving HP vehicles).
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    Also, just because something fits, doesn't mean it will look good. (example: Miley Cyrus' outfit on MTV Music Award show)

    275's look retarded on 8" rims as they bulge out like crazy. I have KDW2 285's on 10" rims and that's the biggest tire I would suggest to anyone. It's the absolute verge of being too big for the fenders. I realize some tires run wider, but that's my take.

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    Re: Need tires.... Go.

    Can we get some pictures of any of these combos??? I have pm'd a couple already asking for the pics. I agree lollygagger I want the look and performance, but it would be nice to see a 275 vs a 245 on the V's or even an offset tire combo picture.

    Thanks guys!

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    P.S. my car came with some shady tires I cant remember the name of, and I will be do in a few months I am sure. I get noise around .8g's the most I can get out of them is right around .94-.99 but they are worn a little.

    but by all means I am not going to be buying tires based on pulling G's, based on performance and durability.

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    Re: Need tires.... Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by bneal1022 View Post
    Ended up getting the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position 265/40 all the way around. Get 1" wider and maintain the factory sidewall and fender well gap ( hate smaller wall and leaving gaping well gap) and have no rubbing issues. Performance is solid. Hard to break free unless intentional and have great wet traction. Price is great and offering a $60 discount. Also ended up getting more mail in for another $70+40 ( with alignment) on top of that. Can't beat that deal. Mount balance alignment stems disposal for less that $1000.

    They look good. Fill the well. Minimal bulge and have overall good sidewall appearance.

    Thanks guys for all your advise above on size and type.
    Good pick with that tire. However, 265/40 is .4" smaller in diameter than the stock 245/45 tire - resulting in a greater wheel well gap. Enjoy the tire report back with a review after a couple thousand miles if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becker View Post
    Can we get some pictures of any of these combos??? I have pm'd a couple already asking for the pics. I agree lollygagger I want the look and performance, but it would be nice to see a 275 vs a 245 on the V's or even an offset tire combo picture.

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    Remember, these 285's are on 10" rimsies.

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    I'll post pics but have to drop some images to make room. PM email and I'll send otherwise I'll post later on once I do some housekeeping.

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    Nice looking
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