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Best tires for TL??

I am sure there have been numerous posts about this, but I'm going to ask anyway. I need a new set of tires and want a good quality set that won't break the bank. Is there any particular model that isn't too pricey that everyone seems to like? I called Sears and a set of V rated tires (Michelin Energy) was like freakin 760 installed with protection, but a set of H rated Falkens was only like 390 protected so I'm leaning toward the Falkens. Any ideas or suggestions???
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post #2 of 18 Old 03-01-05, 07:17 PM
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Do you drive 130mph at any given time?

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Falken Ziex 512 are great. I have them on my TL, and pleased with both handling and cornering results.

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I've been very happy with Dunlop SP Sport 5000 all-seasons. Remember, the car came with V-rated tires and should be so equipped when replaced.


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My Yok Avids are amazing all season tires

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If you have the money get the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, or Yoko YK420 is smooth.

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If you have the money get the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Yes, except he was freaking out for $760 installed at Sears. Those Michelins will run you $1000 before installation.

I think he's looking for cheap alternatives for tires.


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falken st115's or the falken "Beta" (aka fk-451)

if you need a all season get falken ziex-512

www.hptire.net is your friend. have a local shop mount/balance them.

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Falken Ziex 512 are great. I have them on my TL, and pleased with both handling and cornering results.
I have these as well and find them good in the dry weather but so so in the rain, they were cheap though so I guess I can't complain.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I went ahead and got the Falken Ziex ze-512s since I just needed some regular tires to run around on. Didn't want to spend to much in case I decide to get some rims later on. They ride way better than the crappy tires that the car had on it from the dealer (I bought it used).
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I have these as well and find them good in the dry weather but so so in the rain, they were cheap though so I guess I can't complain.
Compared to the OEM Michelins, the Falkens isn't too shabby in the rain.

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If you HAVE 16 inch wheels go with the H rate, 17 (like on the Type S) then I'd go with the V rated tires.

For all season:

Yokohama V4S or H4S. Unbelievale in the snow compare to other all seasons I've had.

For Summer:

Any of the above mentioned wuold be fine (specificaly for the summer) but I like the Yokohama AVS ES100. IT's fairly inexpensive but with good performance.

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Compared to the OEM Michelins, the Falkens isn't too shabby in the rain.
They seem worse on my car

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Quote:
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They seem worse on my car
You're kidding right? The Falkens may not be the best tire
in the rain, but I've found them to be quite sure footed when need be.
But I guess it depends on how much tread you have left. Falken Ziex
512 tires have a much lower tread wear than others, and therefore if
you've had these tires for quite some time, it's possible that you need
replacement tires soon (and hence one possible reason why you don't
have good wet control).

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If you have the money get the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, or Yoko YK420 is smooth.
Definitely agree with blue...I have the Yoko YK420 and I love them. Paid $800 including insurance on them from Discount Tires. Not sure if you have one by where you live, but they are a great tire store.

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