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    Budget summer tires

    Ok so I recently bought a WRX and the original owner has left the Blizzarks on. I wanna save these for winter so I'm looking for a set of summer tires, probably gonna be put on stock wheels for now.
    I've been looking around for a set of tires with good grip as I live in michigan and it occasionally theres heavy rain during the summer. I wont be racing or anything, just a good set for DD. Unfortunately I dont have Michelin or Bridgestone money and I need a set of tires soon.

    Here are some I'm looking at the: Nitto NT NeoGen ZR, Dunlop Direzza DZ101, and GT Radial Champiro UHP1 on discounttiredirect.

    So far I'm leaning towards the Nittos, considering I've read the best reviews, but they are the most expensive of the three. I understand that with tires its a "you get what you pay for" kinda deal and I'd love to be able to spend $600+ on proper performance summer tires but my budget doesnt permit. Anyways, I wanna know what people think would be the best way to go, either from what I'm looking at or if theres any other suggestions.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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    Personally I love the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2. They are a great budget summer tire.

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    Cooper RS3-S

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    Though the BFG Comp-2 are a great tire.

    Also keep an eye out on the classified threads around here, on Facebook, and on Nasioc especially...you may be able to find some stock take-offs for a great price with plenty of life left. I've seen stock Dunlops go for as low as $150 with only 3-4k on them.
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    look at tirerack.com for any specials they have. I got great deals that way on Kumho, and Goodyear F1 asymmetric summers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Cooper RS3-S

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    Though the BFG Comp-2 are a great tire.

    Also keep an eye out on the classified threads around here, on Facebook, and on Nasioc especially...you may be able to find some stock take-offs for a great price with plenty of life left. I've seen stock Dunlops go for as low as $150 with only 3-4k on them.
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    How is the "return-to-center" feel of the Cooper RS3?

    I had some old Pilot Exalto PE2's on my Civic and they were the most responsive tires I've ever owned. Of course, they're not available any more. I'd love to find some tires that perform like those.

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    What the heck is "return to center" feel?
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    Maybe I wasn't using the "official" terminology, but what I meant was how strongly the tires want to return the wheels back to a straight line following a turn. It was like I was driving a go-cart. TONS of fun.

    My old Civic Si had some sort of Dunlops on them when I bought it (used) and they were okay. I bought some Continental all-seasons and they were horrible. Finally I bought some Pilot Exalto PE2's and the car turned into a real sports car. The car just "wanted" to go back to a straight line when you let go of the wheel after a turn. But at the same time, I was never "fighting" the steering wheel during the turn. It was a really sporty feel. Only after the fact did I discover that those were the OEM tires.

    Anyway, since I can no longer get the PE2's, I've been looking for tires that behave similarly. Yeah, alignment is obviously a huge part of a car's handling, but with my Civic Si, I literally did nothing except change tires and the difference was night and day. I'm really hoping to get a set of tires that behave like that for my WRX. The OEM Dunlop SP01's just aren't cutting it.

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    Hmmm...never really heard that as a tire measurement before. I'd think that has more to do with suspension and steering ratio than tires. But I could be wrong.

    Definitely stay away from All Seasons (no seasons, lulz) because they are mediocre in all seasons as opposed to good or great in one season.

    If you want to spend $700 or so on a set of tires, I'd recommend Michelin Pilot Super Sports over anything right now. Just so sticky and responsive, complete with a 300AA treadwear rating. Currently the best tires I've ever had on any of my cars.
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