Bad Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Shadow277, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Shadow277

    Shadow277 Well-Known Member

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    So we've talked a lot about good tires. Comfort and track. What about bad tires? What tires should we stay away from? Surprisingly, Speed Academy ran a test and Chinese tires won over Japanese and German tires. What are the "medicore" or tires that save us some bucks? I feel like a good budget tire are Potenzas RS980AE.
    Are any of you starting to buy Chinese or Czeck tires? Any reviews on them?
     
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    Life is too short to drive on mediocre tires. Also, a lot of big brand name tires are actually made in countries like China, so country of origin isn't so interesting as the brand/model of product itself.

    Also what category of tires are you wanting to know about? There's a huge range from sticky low treadwear rating summer tires to winter weather capable all-seasons to full on snow tires. The question is too broad. Firestone Indy 500 gets thrown around as a good budget tire.

    I'd throw everything Nitto south of the NT01 into the 'bad tire' category, and not in a good budget way.
     
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    The worst tires I have ever put on this car were the stock P Zeros. Even the NT555G2s were better, and a lot cheaper.
     
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    I'm just wanting tonknow which tores to steer clear from. I've heard Chinese tires are bad, like Nankang. However, Nankang beat Toyo.
     
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