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Need good summer tires for stock 15 by masospaghetti
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I'm looking for some relatively sticky street tires for my stock 15" wheels. I've taken my Fiero autocrossing twice now, was lots of fun, but my all-season BFG Traction T/A's just aren't cutting it, and they are getting shredded at the edges.

I see Tirerack has lower-profile tires for the 15" rim but they expensive - Cheapest are these Toyo Proxes R888 for almost $800:

http://www.tirerack.com/tir...lse&fromCompare1=yes

For the stock size and profile, I see some "High performance all season" tires such as

Firestone Precision Sport High Performance All-Season http://www.tirerack.com/tir...lse&fromCompare1=yes
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated) High Performance All-Season http://www.tirerack.com/tir...lse&fromCompare1=yes

Are these a suitable compromise between daily driver tires and autocross tires? Thx all

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I bought the Sumitomos that you list, and they are very good, but I do not autocross, and I suspect that they would be not so good at that.

You do want to pay attention to the UTQG number.....which roughly describes the hardness of the compound. A low number (300) is softer and a high number (600) is harder and usually found on tires with a wear guarantee. There are very few (maybe none!) 15" tires left with a low UTQG number(summer only)....and they are pricey. That is why I ended up with the Sumitomos.

Good Luck!

edit: The T/As have a reputation of getting harder as they age, so you may see an improvement with the Sumitomos or the Firestones.

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Z2 direzzas are about $115 each. I like those quite a bit.
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I haven't autoXed them, but I have some Sumitomo HTRs on my Avalanche. The ride is nice, and they seem to stick really well.
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Originally posted by dobey:

I haven't autoXed them, but I have some Sumitomo HTRs on my Avalanche. The ride is nice, and they seem to stick really well.


Those were really nice tires.....I had them years ago. The Fiero sizes are discontinued.
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Those were really nice tires.....I had them years ago. The Fiero sizes are discontinued.


OP linked to some on Tire Rack, so there seems to be some available. The ones in the link look directional though, while the ones on my truck have tread made to rotate either direction.

I have Kumho Ecsta ASTs on my del Sol, and they're also pretty nice.
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Report this Post11-13-2014 03:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The Sumitomos that I had first were HTR200 summer only.... really nice, but no longer available. These HTR A/S P01 tires linked above are all-season and nice enough....but not performance by any means.....

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Originally posted by darkhorizon:

Z2 direzzas are about $115 each. I like those quite a bit.


Do you use them for autocross? It looks like there are more choices if I go with 205/50-R15's all around, i'll have to see if I can find another set of lace wheels for a reasonable price.
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Originally posted by masospaghetti:


Do you use them for autocross? It looks like there are more choices if I go with 205/50-R15's all around, i'll have to see if I can find another set of lace wheels for a reasonable price.


Yep.

If you are interested in doing bigger track days you will want the star spec version because its more durable at higher temperature.
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Originally posted by Gall757:

The Sumitomos that I had first were HTR200 summer only.... really nice, but no longer available. These HTR A/S P01 tires linked above are all-season and nice enough....but not performance by any means.....



I should try to track my Avalanche to see how they do.
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