Need Tire Advice

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  1. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Looking for new tires for my 15 VW GTI

    Deciding between:

    Continental Ex Sport DWS06

    Pirelli PZero A/S Plus

    Michelin PS A/S 3+


    Ride comfort is most important as it is used as my DD. Wet/dry grip and handling are important as well. Will not drive in snow.

    Any and all help is appreciated!
     
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  2. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I can't help, but I'll bump it up. Maybe someone will see it and have answers.
     
  3. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I have Pirelli on my Lexus and they are great. They handle really nice, comfort I’ve never really paid attention since it’s an F-Sport and I was going for performance.

    Now my Chevy 2500 I’m all about the comfort for towing the boat and Toy hauler long distances and I’m running Hankook and they are the nicest riding tire I’ve ever had.

    Not really sure if any of that helps or not, but good luck @RoyTheHammer
     
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  4. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Tires are generally comparable. Some are clearly better than others, but generally their price reflects that.

    When you get close on types. The price generally reflects it. The funny thing is, if you're not looking for real performance tires for something other than comfort. It's not really that big of a deal. You get what you pay for. Comfort's value is a small deal on higher end tires.

    ie, pick one.
     
  5. Chrispierce

    Chrispierce Well-Known Member

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    Comfort over performance? Like a touring tire? You won’t like the loss of handling on a GTI without sport tires,nor the look,but you can do it. The best part is you’re not driving in snow,so it shouldn’t be hard to find a good wet/dry tire. Each manufacture you’re going to gain or lose something when comparing,and brand names can be misleading for each specific car. And that’s what you want to stick to. Your specific car,and what you want. No one can tell you what to buy though.unless they own your car and made the switch themselves for reference. That you’re going to have to decide for yourself.
     
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  6. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Get a truck!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    I had Chevy Cobalt that came with Hankook, they were rated for 80 000 KMS, I got 120 000 and the tire guy thought I could get another 5 000. 2nd time I've had a car with those tires, they are pretty good.
     
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  8. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack

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    Pirelli or Kumho Solus
     
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    TireRack. Not what you asked about, but they’re awesome. They have product reviews, too.
     
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  10. Quickdraw

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    Michelin Defender LTX M/S. Nice tire that has so far been reliable on my truck in the winter. Ride is comfortable and they're quiet.
     
  11. SlammedZero

    SlammedZero Well-Known Member

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    All 3 you listed are pretty good. All season tires are actually pretty good in terms of performance. Being your car is in the hot hatch segment, I'm sure you like a little performance out of it?
     
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  12. John813

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    I've liked Michelin and Continental based off my real world experiences.

    Looks like all 3 have AA ratings for traction and an A for temperature.

    I like the look of the continental and how it theoretically should disperse standing water.

    Conti's I've used seemed to wear somewhat quick but I'm fine with a short life if it means confidence in dry and wet conditions with a sports car.
     
  13. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Looking for a tire I can drive aggressively but still maintain a decent ride quality for my daily driving.
     
  14. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate all the replies, gentlemen.
     
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  15. Hadenough

    Hadenough Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha truck tires are more expensive.
    What ever you choose I found the cheapest way to buy tires is order them through walmart and then either have them put them on or pick em up and and take them to have them installed.
     
  16. jsb357

    jsb357 Well-Known Member

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    I had some Pirelli and the chip seal roads around these parts ate them up pretty quick
    plus they were noisy.

    I replaced them with Cooper RS3's and like them much better.

    There are now a few versions of RS3's available but are generally considered a
    dry weather tire.
     
  17. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Do not ever let Walmart put your tires on. Huge mistake.
     
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  18. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Walmart tire centers are just like independent repair shops .. it all depends on the person who is doing the actual work.
     
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  19. Hadenough

    Hadenough Well-Known Member

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    Already did and didn't have an issue.
     
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  20. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    WARNING: Never take advise from an Idgit. o_O
     
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