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Thought I'd Ask--- Anyone got hook up on car tires?? - February 11, 2013, 02:10 PM

I am looking to purchase a set of tires here soon. Looking to pick up General G-Max AS-03 All Season tires.

Looking for 225/40/19

Mind is pretty set on these unless someone can suggest a better set for less price. Reviews have been great around the web. I just missed TireBuyer coupon code but will be on the lookout for another to come around.



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February 11, 2013, 03:20 PM

check Tread Depot. I've ordered from them in the past. No complaints!

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I really liked Conti DWS. Hooked up well dry or wet and didn't wander around and felt lethargic compared to a lot of other lower end all-seasons I have run before. They were within a few bucks per tire compared to those Generals.

With that said, go with a dedicated summer and winter wheel setup if at all possible. Summer wheels in the summer and winter/snows in the winter has been a life changing experience for me.


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So let me get the summer to winter thing correct. So i do have 2 sets. Just got the aftermarket set to use for summer. Now my thought process was spend good money on tires for the summer which to me summer is really like 8/9 months out the year, then go cheap for winter. Like i considered winter to be jan/feb/march with the occasional December.

What are you all considering summer tires for what months?


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Preciate this right here!! Looks like I may switch to the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus. Better warranty and looks to be about 640 shipped and going to be about 60 to install at walmart or G&C Auto in Chantilly.


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So let me get the summer to winter thing correct. So i do have 2 sets. Just got the aftermarket set to use for summer. Now my thought process was spend good money on tires for the summer which to me summer is really like 8/9 months out the year, then go cheap for winter. Like i considered winter to be jan/feb/march with the occasional December.

What are you all considering summer tires for what months?
You put summer tires on your good rims and winter/snows on some cheap rims such as OEMs, older models, or steelies. The winter rims will take the abuse that winter conditions can throw at them. While our area is a gamble for snow, the temperature and if you travel north will make them desirable.

Summers in the winter tend to get hard and become like hockey pucks. Also the thread and sidewalls aren't ment for the cold and mush/snow/ice. Snows in the summer or on hotter days are like jello. They also won't offer the outright performance as summers on dry pavement but in the snow and dirt, they are awesome.

More money initially but:

1) Tires will last long as you will rotate them out for a few months
2) Better performance since you won't have a tire that is engineered to be a jack of all trades
3) See above


Also, when I say performance, I am not referring to lap times. I am referring to acceleration (grip vs spinning), braking (grip vs sliding & ABS going crazy), and cornering (grip vs understeer into a wall) while on typical roads.


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Wanted to just give a big ups to TreadDepot(Discount Tires for Sale - Tires, Wheels & Accessories | Tread Depot) for the tire purchase. Cheapeast I found on the interwebz anywhere. Shipping was stupid fast. Bought them on Thursday night...they shipped out Friday morning, delivered to the door at 11:30am this morning.

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BIG BIG Ups to THMotorsports(THMotorsports - Discount Performance Car & Truck Parts Sale | Lowest Price | Free Shipping - Homepage). Again, absolute cheapest price found on the interwebz and they have some coupon codes out there on retailmenot which knocked off like another $25 off low price on my lowering springs.

I definitely recommend both if you looking for tires or performance parts.


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