I like the Bridgestone Potenza RE-1 tires for extreme summer driving. A soft tire compound, Tread Wear Rating 140, they give excellent traction,OK in light rain,and best of all,very quiet,as far as road noise. Much better than any BFG tire.
I saw a Bullitt at the MCA 30th at the Barber Motor Sports complex run with Khumo's all around. It was amazing how well it went in and out of the corners. I thought that it was the best car on the track except for the race cars!
I can't vouch for the Performance end of the Kumho's as most of my driving is just highway, but I can't believe how quiet my car runs with the Kumho's. They're "ECSTA asx", "z" rated, affordable from Discount tires, 275/40/17's, and QUIET...
Nitto 555 in 255/40/17
I seriously cannot say ENOUGH good things about these. Really sticky, hold up well (got 40k miles from them), drove them hard, and I run with the best of them in autocross. In fact, last time out I beat all RX8s and was running right in the middle of the Miatas
275/40/17 BFG g-Force T/A KDW's up front and g-Force T/A Drag Radial 2's out back. I don't feel that they are noisy. LOVE these tires for the street. Just put the DR's on a couple days ago...oh yea, I love 'em!
for street tires i'd say kumho mx's. great tire. tire du jour of a lot of auto-x street tire classes, but still a great everyday tire. inexpensive, sticky, consistent, likes heat but works well in the wet, and great looking.
great bang for the buck.
bridgestone re-01r, falken azenis rt-615, and yokohama neova advan are all on par with the mx, but pricier. mx comes in wider sizes though than the bridgestone and the yokohama. falken can be scary in the rain.
nitto, bfg, and goodyear are all pretty far behind right now in terms of technology.
federal has a new tire that's been rated very highly. hankook also has a great performance tire if you stay within the stock size.
just depends what you're looking for. these tires lean towards handling rather than drag racing.
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