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    What Tires to wrap my stock '11 wheels in....

    So today noticed a screw in my front tire and figure its a good time to get a new set of tires for my car. I have a 2011 wrx and still have the stock wheels on it. I was wondering what you guy would reccomend tire wise and what size(width) would be best for summer use. I don't autocross or anything like that but would like a tire that really grips the ground well. Going to also be installing sways shortly. Any help or suggestions would be great! Thanks
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    I personally have Michelin Pilot Super Sports for the summer and think they are the incredible. I would probably go with the stock tire size of 235/45/17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I personally have Michelin Pilot Super Sports for the summer and think they are the incredible. I would probably go with the stock tire size of 235/45/17.
    Looks like i might just have to go with these, was looking at the reviews on tirerack and dont think I saw one that was below a 9 out of 10 and everyone was praising how good of a tire these are. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    For you needs I'd get the Michelin Pilot Super Sport or if you're on a budget Cooper RS-3 S.

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    Here's a couple you might want to rule out (one of them courtesy of my own poor choice):

    Continental DW Summer Tire

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    Cooper RS-3 S have become the go to tire for ClubWRX

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    Another question.... I have yet to call around and get prices from local shops, but I would think the cheaper bet would be direct from tirerack.com anyone have any suggestions? Very close to just hitting purchase and then finding a good shop to mount and balance them
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    Quote Originally Posted by skudda33 View Post
    Another question.... I have yet to call around and get prices from local shops, but I would think the cheaper bet would be direct from tirerack.com anyone have any suggestions? Very close to just hitting purchase and then finding a good shop to mount and balance them
    Ask some shops. Some will match the lowest price and throw in free mount/balancing. Town fair tire in my area does.

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    I ordered my Super Sports from tire rack delivered the next day since it was coming from Delaware. So far 13k on the tires and I love them
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I personally have Michelin Pilot Super Sports for the summer and think they are the incredible. I would probably go with the stock tire size of 235/45/17.
    Agreed. Amazing tires that actually have decent tread life for an UHP summer tire.

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    I'm going to milk my summer Dunlaps for a while, but great info on the Pilot Super Sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Agreed. Amazing tires that actually have decent tread life for an UHP summer tire.

    The Nokian zLines intrigue me...but the michelins are just SO good!

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    We are in interesting UHP summer tire times. Continental Extreme Contact DW (Germany), Michelin Pilot Super Sport (France) and Pirelli P-Zero (Italy) currently have competing tires with a similar F1 inspired tread pattern being used as OEM UHP tires on many of the high performance and / or super cars on sale now.

    I've read the Pilot Super Sports were originally developed for the Ferrari Italia 458. What's this? A French tire maker shod on one of the best Italian super cars made? Interesting times indeed ...
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    I loved my stock dunlops but I ended up cheaping out for the sumitomos HTR Z for right around 100 a tire with a 50 dollar rebate. They're okay for street, they really sucked until they got broken in. I'm happy for what I paid and if they last for a decent amount of time I'll be even extra happy but super sport pilots they aren't! Decently sticky and does very good in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I personally have Michelin Pilot Super Sports for the summer and think they are the incredible. I would probably go with the stock tire size of 235/45/17.
    Would they be a big improvement over stock Dunlop's? What about Nitto NT555 Extreme? I have a friend who loves those Nittos.
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