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Tire experts, I need some advice. I've been looking and looking for a decent set of all season tires for the upcoming poor weather months. The consensus seems to have been Avon Tech’s. I just came across a set of brand new Goodyear RSA run flats for $60 less then the Avon’s.

I don’t know much about the RSA’s, can someone share some input on the RSA’s and which tire is a better. THANKS!!!!!
 

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Should I tell him? :histeric:
 

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I had the RSAs on my V and hated them.
Wasnt by choice rather warrentee.
Needles to say after 200miles i had my original F1s put back on.
They are a terrible tire in every sense of the word.
No grip, No cronerring, No acceleration and Stopping i can keep going on & on. :canttalk:

Get anything else
 

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I can't speak to either of your choices, but... if you're willing to go without runflats, think about the Goodyear F1 GS-D3. Lovely tire. Great trade-offs: above average dry grip, great traction in the rain, low noise, low bumpiness, no tracking. Not the best comp tire, but excellent for a daily driver.
 

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Not to hijack the thread. But has anyone tried the Nitto 555 Extreme? I know some of the guys on the board have used the 555 R for drag racing.
 

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steve711 said:
I had the RSAs on my V and hated them.
Wasnt by choice rather warrentee.
Needles to say after 200miles i had my original F1s put back on.
They are a terrible tire in every sense of the word.
No grip, No cronerring, No acceleration and Stopping i can keep going on & on. :canttalk:

Isn't this the same tire that will be an all-season option on the '06 CTS-V?
 

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Staxxin said:
Tire experts, I need some advice. I've been looking and looking for a decent set of all season tires for the upcoming poor weather months. The consensus seems to have been Avon Tech’s. I just came across a set of brand new Goodyear RSA run flats for $60 less then the Avon’s.

I don’t know much about the RSA’s, can someone share some input on the RSA’s and which tire is a better. THANKS!!!!!

I learned the hardway never to skimp on tires...I see a lot of guys buying the Avon Techs....relatively new to the performance market... cheap...but I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for.

if you want an excellent performance tire with excellent wet traction...

Some pricey tires but proven:

Goodyear F1 GSD3
Toyo T1R
BFGoodrich KDW and KDW2
Bridgestone S03
Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Pirelli Pzero Nero

Decent tires at a margin of the price:

Falkens
Avon Techs
Kumho Ecsta MX <-- that specific one only... any of the other passenger tires are known to delam...
 

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Most of you seem to have missed he mentions poor weather tires so he must want all season tires. Most go with the Avon Tech M550s and i have a set. They are ok but if you want the best, these are not it for performance and handling although I doubt any all season tire will give you that. They work and from what I have heard they last quite a while.
There are other options but is appears the RSAs are not preferred and have some other good comments about the Avons in the snow.
I wanted the GSD3 but need an all season tire for the MI winters.
Good luck.
 

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Avons are great in the inclement stuff (snow, rain). I bought a beater to ride out the winter. If you need snow tires, the Avon M/S are great, I used em all last winter here in Cleveland (second highest snowfall on record)


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The Avons are great. You can pay $400 more for the Michelin Pilot A/S but won't get that much satisfaction if any. So spending more money is not better a lot of times.

I wouldn't compare them to summer tires though for performance, not unless you are driving in a freak late/early snow storm that is common in Utah.

I'll give up the 5% in peformance for 100 times smoother, quieter and last 3-4 times as long as the stock OEM tires.

GM is really milking the RSA since I had them on my 96 TA and my 00 GTP. They couldn't move the TA in winter up any hill (a driveway) and barely moved the GTP.

Yes the 06 V comes with RSAs, the run crap version. They'll last longer but will most likely have a ride and noise like the F1s while degrading the performance around 20%.
 

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For serious snow and slush, I've used the Conti Extremes and loved them...got me through one of the worst seasons I've ever driven in. For less serious winter weather, I'm sure the avons are fine. I'm looking at the Kumho all season tires, my buddy has them on his S4 and absolutely loved them...for an all-season tire. No A/S tire will handle even close to a crappy summer tire, but that's not why you get them.

I am interested in the Pirelli Nero M/S, as they have the same tread as the summer tire but a different compound that stays pliable in the cold. Looking at the tread, there's no way it'll get you through real snow, but I'd bet they'll handle the cold temps better than the stockers.
 

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I just ordered the pirelli pzero nero, for max summer, I hope they live up to their reputation, and hopefully they will last longer than 5000 miles
 

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Great Information everyone...THANKS!!!! I'm not really planning to drive in much snow but I want something that can get me by in light dustings and slush.
 
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