Why don't stock SPT's get more respect?
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    Why don't stock SPT's get more respect?

    I just put the stock Summer Performance Tires--Dunlop Sportmaxx--back on after a winter with Blizzaks, and boy what a change. Really makes driving a lot more fun.

    The ride is smoother, WAY quieter, and grippiness especially with lateral motion MUCH better. They perform particularly well on wet roads. I mean, I cannot get these things to slide without some real effort.

    I have read some disparaging remarks about the Dunlops. Admittedly I don't have experience with some brands that are pricier, but I have driven Fuzion and Yokohama SPT's and have driven a ton of AWT's--Goodyear, Bridgestone, Goodrich--and none perform as well as the Dunlops.

    Just wondering who has replaced them with a set that they like better? And why? I'm open-minded--would consider an upgrade after another 40K miles or so...
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    The dunlops are alright. When I priced them they were 50 bucks a tire more than the mpss and the pilot super sports were the better performing tire, in every measurable metric aside from maybe life. I've always been a continental tire fan, but I'm not paying their absurd prices when Michelin is killing it at a lower price point.

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    they're garbage. They have mediocre steering response and stiff sidewalls, but if you've ever driven on Nitto NT05's, Pilot Super Sports, or the old BFG KDW2's, you'd understand.
    I have an STi with an intake and no tune, I never change my oil, and my wheel spacerz are mad tyte.

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    The expert reviews of the Dunlop and consumer reviews are quite decent. They get particularly high marks for grip in wet weather. In comparison with the Michelins, the PSS were slightly higher rated.

    I'd certainly consider the Michelins when I need to replace them, especially as they are cheaper compared to the Dunlops, but I don't see a reason to change now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff View Post
    The expert reviews of the Dunlop and consumer reviews are quite decent. They get particularly high marks for grip in wet weather. In comparison with the Michelins, the PSS were slightly higher rated.

    I'd certainly consider the Michelins when I need to replace them, especially as they are cheaper compared to the Dunlops, but I don't see a reason to change now.
    They're fine for a stock tire. Nothing "wrong" with them, there are just better options out there when it's replacement time.
    I have an STi with an intake and no tune, I never change my oil, and my wheel spacerz are mad tyte.

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