In fact, there never was a "what's the best tire..." question starting this thread.nbvolks said:I'm not trying to get in a pissing match, I'm simply trying to show which tire of the two is the better one. Less than a 100 bucks difference for a set of four tires is a pretty negligible cost when you figure in the importance of tires and that a lot of people blow that much on pointless non-performance junk.
I wouldn't/couldn't spend 1000 extra bucks on tires, BUT that wouldn't change the fact that those tires might be the best option. My point wasn't that someone should spend the extra money, but that if you want to know what the best rain tire is, then there's one, regardless of price. The question wasn't posed, "What's the best rain tire I can get with 25 bucks and a smile?".
a thread talking about good tires for driving in the rain. most people talk about how tires are good for wet autoX, or dry autoX though. i am looking for rain tires to go on a car that is used for commuting, but also spirited driving on twisty backroads with a brunette in the passenger seat.
And then those of us who care, chime in with opinions and experience. Luckily we have one person here who knows the RIGHT ANSWER, the ONLY ANSWER, THE BEST! Good for you. yourock:
Naaahhh, I'm just bustin' your balls a little. Seriously, the KDW2 used to be the top scorer, now it has been surpased (according to Tire Rack's tests) by the Michelin. What that means is: 1.) tires keep getting better, and 2.) today's right answer might be tomorrow's wrong answer. I've got 20 adult years on you and I can tell you I've learned not to be so absolute. I've seen too many examples of absolute "facts" that are later shown to be wrong. I think it is wise to say things like "I think," or "in my experience" etc.
I think this thread was a solicitation of "I think" and "in my experience" comments to aid people with future decisions.
So I'll say, I think if you are a little tight on money, you might like the KDW2, but if you can afford to go $100 more, you might like the Michelins even better. There are a lot of good choices at various price points, and more money USUALLY brings you better tires.