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What are the best performance tires for about $500ish? i dont know much about tires. i dont really need winter tires, and all seasons would be fine, although i would prefer summer tires mainly. What tires last long and have extremely good grip. i drive on the faster side, so i need something that will keep me in my lane.

oh and by the way these are for the se-r rims, i would prefer the size 245/45/18 or 235/45/18

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anyone?
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id like to know the answer to, im lookin to get summer tires to...come on all you tire gurus
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Depends on how sporty of a ride you want and how much grip you're after.

I ran BFG G-force TA KDW's in a 245/35/19 and they were very very grippy.
Treadlife was decent and they were flat out excellent in the rain.
DO NOT try them in snow or ice.

I'm running Kumho SPT's now in a 245/40/19. They are not as extremely grippy as the KDW's, but they are grippy enough, relatively long lasting, and they are a pretty affordable tire also. I'd recommend them as a good affordable 3-season tire.
They also give off a really nice ride. Not sure how much of this goes to the tires having a 40-series sidewall as compared to a 35-series sidewall, but as good of a ride quality as the stock 17's.

My KDW's were a little over $1000, but my Kumho's were a lil less than $550.



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id love to get some SPT's but they dont come in 245/45/18
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i think you should go 225/45/18. here is a link to some falkens tham i am going to get. they are W rated. which means they take speeds up to 168 mph!!!
225 is what i am getting because they are cheap. 4 falken for 440 ftmfw. if you wanted the same tire in a 235 you would pay twice as much.

EDIT: link not working. go to tire-easy.com and do search for 225/45/18 and it should be the second one

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I was actually look at the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx in 245/45/18
anyone have these on? if so how do they ride?
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Considering your $500 budget, look into the Kumho Ecsta ASX. It's performance rated, but actually has 420 treadwear which is considerably high for this sizing category. For a little but more money(around $640-$660 range) the new Yokohama S.Drive's are pretty nice.

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What are the best performance tires for about $500ish? i dont know much about tires. i dont really need winter tires, and all seasons would be fine, although i would prefer summer tires mainly. What tires last long and have extremely good grip. i drive on the faster side, so i need something that will keep me in my lane.

oh and by the way these are for the se-r rims, i would prefer the size 245/45/18 or 235/45/18

thanks
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I might take hell for this but you can grab some S-03's for dirt cheap at Tirerack right now (225/45's). I don't care what anyone says they are a few steps above anything in the $100-$150 price range as far as grip goes. I got some G-Force KDW's right now, if they did'nt look/grip so damn good I would have left these loud SOB's in a dumpster by now.

Anyway I grabbed a set of S-03's while they we're $119 ea. After my purchase they crept up to $125 ea.



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im running 225/55/17 falken 512 v-rated on my 3.5se . in my life i have owned 3 sets of falkens for my cars and there great . they grip very well in the dry/rain and i drive the hell out of my car (my car see's 100 and redline just about everyday , i go through brakes about every 8-10k miles) discounttiredirect.com 245/45/18 , $134-147 shipped . there is one draw-back in the tires which is tread life . i get around 18-20k miles out of them , but i beat the crap out of them . when you push the tire's as you go beyond there grip limit they progressively lose grip . some tires if you go over there limit they lose most of there grip and you get punished , not these tires , you can push these tires hard , slide the car a little and maintain very good and predictable control . i hope that helped . good luck with the tires.

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they might be a little over your budget. but you will never go wronge with nitto.I will not ever use any other kind of tire.I have some nitto envo's on the way now from discount tire.they are very quiet tires and great in the rain.
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