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    02 WRX summer tires

    Hi, I got an 02 wrx and I'm planning on buying new tires for the summer. The tire size I'm getting is 215/45/17, my choices for tires are:
    Yokohama- 120 each
    Falkens- 160 each
    Maxxis - 115 each
    Autoguard - 118 each
    Any advice is appreciated, thanks

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    What models? all you listed were brands
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    Autoguard sa802
    Falken 912
    Maxxis ma-v1
    Yokahama avid invigers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramptonwrx
    Autoguard sa802
    Falken 912
    Maxxis ma-v1
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    Why are you limiting yourself to those tires?
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    There's a flea market that I go to and I pick it up for those prices without taxes. I live in Ontario, Canada so it's 13%. I'm trying to keep my price around 500 for all four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramptonwrx
    There's a flea market that I go to and I pick it up for those prices without taxes. I live in Ontario, Canada so it's 13%. I'm trying to keep my price around 500 for all four.
    Are they used? I paid ~$400 shipped for my Hankook V12 Evos, which are a much better choice than any of those.

    EDIT: I just checked TireRack, and the V12s are $92/tire for your size.
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    No they are all new. But I'm definitely going to take a look at those now! Is there a specific reason as to why they are better. I read one persons review on them on the site and it said that they became noisy afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bramptonwrx
    No they are all new. But I'm definitely going to take a look at those now! Is there a specific reason as to why they are better. I read one persons review on them on the site and it said that they became noisy afterwards.
    This is what sold me on them:
    Tire Test: Nine Affordable Summer Tires Take On the Michelin PS2 - Comparison Tests - Auto Reviews - Car and Driver

    Are they the best tires on the market? No, but they are a great balance of wet/dry handling. While not the stickiest tire on the market, they offer a consistent/predictable handling characteristic that makes them a great choice for someone looking for tires in the $100/each range. My last tires (Falken RT-615s) were damn near unsafe on any surface other than dry, smooth pavement. Check the Hankook site; I know they've run a $50MIR special a few times since I got mine with the purchase of any 4 of their tires.
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    Alright I'm definitely going to look in to that MIR for the tires. Thanks for the help. If anyone else has other suggestions I would be more than glad to hear.

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    I run Hankook V12's on my 911, and I know many other 911 drivers that do too. Mine aren't that worn so no noise yet, but regardless, they're far superior to any of the tires you listed.
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    I don't recommend any of those.

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    When you say you don't recommend any of those. Do you mean the ones I originally listed or all of them including the Hankook V12's?

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    Definitely doesn't mean the Hankook's too.

    Just the original ones you posted.
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    Okay I had figured thats what he meant but I thought I'd ask anyways.

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