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    I just picked up an 11 wrx and the tires need replacing. The front two are at 7 but the rear left is at 4 and the rear right is at 2. I am considering a set of yokohamas, conti dws (have experience with these) or the stock summer tires. I know the debate about using all seasons so please refrain from cluttering up another thread with it. What I am looking for is the tread life on the stock tires and road noise levels with them? I know they will out handle the all seasons but I have another month and a half of winter so I don't think putting summers on right now is the best choice either. What was your experience with the stock dunlops?

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    If you have 3 different tires with very uneven and poor wear like that...you need to get your alignment looked at as well.

    So you're saying you want All-Seasons or not? As of right now, I'm a huge fan of Cooper Zeon RS3-S (summers). I have them and they are incredible summer tires for the price, and have a 300AA treadwear rating. If you do want all Seasons, they have a version called the RS3-As which are down a little in performance as to be expected, but will last a good long time and still give you some all season abilities.
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    If you have 3 different tires with very uneven and poor wear like that...you need to get your alignment looked at as well.

    So you're saying you want All-Seasons or not? As of right now, I'm a huge fan of Cooper Zeon RS3-S (summers). I have them and they are incredible summer tires for the price, and have a 300AA treadwear rating. If you do want all Seasons, they have a version called the RS3-As which are down a little in performance as to be expected, but will last a good long time and still give you some all season abilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    If you have 3 different tires with very uneven and poor wear like that...you need to get your alignment looked at as well.

    So you're saying you want All-Seasons or not? As of right now, I'm a huge fan of Cooper Zeon RS3-S (summers). I have them and they are incredible summer tires for the price, and have a 300AA treadwear rating. If you do want all Seasons, they have a version called the RS3-As which are down a little in performance as to be expected, but will last a good long time and still give you some all season abilities.

    Ultimately I was thinking all seasons because of the timing but I am open to summers but heard they don't last as long. Car was into Subaru this morning. Said everything looked fine mechanically and part wise so it most likely alignment which I am planning on doing once I get the tires on.

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    Your best bang for the buck are definitely going to be the DWS' at around $147/ea, they also have a 540 tread ware rating.
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    I beg to differ...the Coopers ran me $117 each with free shipping from Discounttiredirect....they are currently at $122 a tire for the all seasons, and have a 500 treadwear rating. $100 difference...

    OP...the choice is up to you...if you do some fairly spirited driving, especially in performance handling environments, I'd suggest summers. But I'd also suggest having a set of winters for winter/cold seasons. That being said...if you were to go that route, you'd double the life of your tires in each season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I beg to differ...the Coopers ran me $117 each with free shipping from Discounttiredirect....they are currently at $122 a tire for the all seasons, and have a 500 treadwear rating. $100 difference...

    OP...the choice is up to you...if you do some fairly spirited driving, especially in performance handling environments, I'd suggest summers. But I'd also suggest having a set of winters for winter/cold seasons. That being said...if you were to go that route, you'd double the life of your tires in each season.
    I highly recommend this route as well. If you live in a snowy area of PA you will appreciate the winter tires...

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    i prefer to have 2 sets, a dedicated summer tire and a dedicated snow tire. as far as the uneven ware you will want to have that checked
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    Wheels probably have not been rotated and one blew out along the way and was replaced... Have alignment checked and make sure to treat the new rubber well...
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