Due to a job change, I'm going to be travelling a lot. I'll be driving all over the country, so I won't be able to have two sets of tires/wheels. I already sold off my snow tires. So my '12 WRX is currently wearing her stock rubber. I hate to take them off, as there's plenty of meat left on them, but I don't want to end up in a ditch somewhere high in the Sierra Nevada's this winter. All seasons it is.
I've been looking on Tire Rack and Costco (I'm a member) and was hoping for some feedback from you guys.
I'm bouncing between Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Positions and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's.
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I had a set of Continental DWS's on my old car. The grip was good but I ended up with two dimpled sidewalls from two different potholes and had to junk them after 10K.
Here's the crux, I'd really like to spend less money. I'd like to be at $500 or less, but if the tires are worth it, then I'll shell out the extra cash for them.
What do you guys recommend?