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I'm looking at rims for my rex, which should be here in a week or so :D , and I'm pretty sure i'll end up with 17" prodrives. (haven't decided color but I like the p7s). I'm looking to get tires that will be good for dry conditions, but also good in rain. Anybody have a great experience with one over another?

(sorry if this is another repeat of a question, other questions seemed to be about width and crap)
 

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The two tires you'll probably see mentioned the most when discussing high performance in wet and dry are the Bridgestone SO3 and the Toyo T1S. I can't comment on the SO3 except to say their owners seem to be very satisified w/ the tire. I can comment on the T1S. It is a light tire (moving up to 225 width from the 205 RE92 still saved me 1/2 lb per tire). It also has a very stiff sidewall, = good performance. It performs great in wet or dry. Not in snow though, I had to take mine off as we got a recent dump of 12"s of the stuff. Spring will never come:( .

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tan,

How are the TA KD's in the wet? What's the (W) stand for? I have heard the TA's have very high tread ware ratings- any idea how high?

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Big Sky,

The G-force are available in W and Y-rated form. Only Z-rated tires are stickier, which allows for higher cornering speeds and lateral grip at the expense of treadwear.

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Platinum,

Doh! (hitting self on forehead) I should have figured out speed rating.

Thanks.

Still want to know how they handle in wet, have heard good things about them in dry.

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I'm going for Toyo T1-S's myself. I used to have Yoko AVS Sports which I loved but they are SUPER expensive in 225/40R18 as oppossed to the 225/45R17 I used last year. Chickencow, may want to look for some forged wheels instead. Those Prodrives weigh a ton!
 

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The W stands for wet, its not a speed rating.
The K = Key features
KD = Dry
KDW = Dry/wet
KDWS = Dry/wet/snow

I looked into the G-force tires, but went with RE730's. Great tire and excellent in the rain!
 

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Light and strong- SSR compettions ~ 13 lbs, ~$375; Volk TE37 ~13.5 lbs, ~ $450. Both available in gunmetal.

Couldn't go wrong w/ either.

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