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I will prob be doing a few autoxes on them, but I need something that will also not leave me fearfully driving the two in the winter. What tire do you recomend, and what sizes would you suggest?
 

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azenis all around in 205/50 seems to be the choice for the n/a autoxr's.

sab has it with the extra set ....... steelies are cheap and so are all season or snow tires to throw on them. extra sets of 93 wheels aren't that tough to come by either.
 

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well I also have the 17 inch motegis that I could put all seasons on, but I thought staggered was the way to go?
 

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it is if you can and have the tire choices. for those that need a tire to do double duty on the street and autox (and don't have to worry about poor weather) the old azenis sport seems to be the choice even though it's a compromise on rear tire size (the rear still has a bigger contact patch because it's being stretched onto a larger wheel). the new azenis sport will have a 225/50 15 supposedly so I would image that folks will start using that for the back.
 

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By "bad weather" and "mountains" I'm guessing you mean snow? None of these tires are good in the snow at all. You'll be immobile. They're decent in the rain though.
 

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Oh, and I'm in the same position as you. Looking for new tires for the stock 15" wheels. I autox for fun once or twice a month, but I want to keep the car very street friendly and not worry about weather and mileage too much. I'm working on a budget here too. I've narrowed it down to the ES100's or BF Goodrich g-Force Sports. 205/50 front, 225/50 rear. The BFG's are supposed to be super quiet and very nice, while the ES100's grip a little better but are noisey. The BFG's will last probably twice as long as the ES100's too.
 

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Im leaning towards the es100's, i dont care about sound. I think that no matter what I do, it will such in the snow so I just wont drive it.
 

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I have 225/50/15 ES100s on the rear of my car ATM and to be honest I don't think I would get them again for the stock rims.

They are fine for "normal" or even lightly sprited driving but it doesn't take much to loose traction in the rear. Especially with a better tire upfront (S03's). Going straight all they will do is chirp but on a turn its nothing to get them spinning. I havn't noticed any real noise from them either but I also have a Blitz Nur with a downpipe so that is probably louder than the tires.

Overall, if you aren't going to drive it hard the ES100 is a good choice and are cheap. I hear they are a much better tire in larger diameter rims. I may try them again when I get new wheels.

If Falken makes these new Azenis in 225/50 I will be getting those for my 93' rims. They already have prices out for the 205/50 but there is some debate weither they are going to make the 225/50 or not anymore.
 

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I got the BF G-force sports, I love them. It is so nice actually having grip and not spinning out and sliding everywhere.
 

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don't skimp. absolutely get a set of dedicated snow tires if you are planning on driving in a snowy mountainous area. steelies with snow tires (14 or 15") won't cost that much (probably $500-600) and will last you 2-3 seasons, depending on how much you drive. then have your stock 15's with summer tires for the rest of the year.
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
Well ive got a set of heavy chrome 17 inch wheels that came on the car that i could buy snow tires for, but I'm not sure where I would store them in college.

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aren't those like off the hook.
 
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