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Hey everyone,

Well I've got 3 out of 4 factory tires on my car left and they're creepin up to 60,000 kms. I'm throwing the winters on tomorrow, then I want to take my stock wheels in for some new rubber.

I have no idea what to get as I haven't owned a car, or a nice car for many years. My last nice car was a 2001 GSR, and that was brand new, man I feel old haha.. Anyway, I replaced the stock rubber with falcon ziex I believe. It's been about 15 years... but what I do remember, they were wicked tires for what they were and the price. I think $125 a corner if I recall correctly. I do remember being able to take on/off ramps at ridiculous speeds, and sticking nicely.

Im thinking about going the same route, because I really liked them, but like I said I haven't paid attention to this kind of stuff in years. Anyone running the falcons? Or something similar?

Another idea I had, was to get a summer tire, and just use the winters in the cooler weather. If you live in the Vancouver area, and this is how you roll, what's your take on this? Too much rain for summer tires?

Cheers guys
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What size are your current tires? 16" or 18"? Stock suspension?
If you want a decent all around performance tire, Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 or Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ are two of the best out there for all season HP rubber.
As to summer tires, BF Goodrich G Force Sport Comp 2s are really good without getting into trackday tire territory. Sometimes too sticky can be as bad as not sticky enough.
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With the 16s. I'm thinking about running a 225/60/16. I may drop it .5/.8 with Koni orange and put sway bars, in the future, it's just a thought right now.
That is a bit wide for the stock 16x6.5 rims. You would get the best feel and steering response from 205s. Wider is not necessarily better.
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