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I have the Dunlop Sport W10's on my stock wheels now and I'm impressed with them. I'd like to get a tire with minimal sidewall flex and obvisously good grip. Also what are some benefits to using 205's instead and just how far does the sidewall stick out?

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Bob, I went from W10s to Kuhmo Estca Supra 712s. I got 205/50/15 and they are outstanding! Wet or dry the perform. Once I get my 17s I will be buying them again.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by borguesian:
Bob, I went from W10s to Kuhmo Estca Supra 712s. I got 205/50/15 and they are outstanding! Wet or dry the perform. Once I get my 17s I will be buying them again.

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Kumho's are great. Another choice is the Falken Azenis. This tires has the best grip I've seen in a street tire. Still with a 200 treadwear and less than $70 bucks each.
 

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I used to have the Kumhos on my 200 and I liked them alot in the rain and dry but watch out in the cold or snow. I also had 205/50/15 and they didnt stick out or anything.

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i'm running on Bridgestone Potenza RE730's (205/55/R15). they do cost more than the Kuhmo's but are rated better than 'em (according to Tirerack.com).
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by borguesian:
I went from W10s to Kuhmo Estca Supra 712s. I got 205/50/15 and they are outstanding!

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I just got those same Kuhmos, they are great, and only $60 from tire rack.

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I like the Kumho 712s alot too. When my fronts went out b/c I didnt get an alignment after suspension... I was in a pinch and needed tires fast.. The only thing I could get that day were Nitto NT450s, and let me tell ya they suck! They squeel really bad and dont have that great of a turn-in.. Im definently goin back to the Kumhos on my next set.

And the RE730s are a nice tire (last a long time), but they flex wayyy too bad. After my brother put them on his 99 Prelude, the car felt like a buick.. all mushy and floaty


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I got some kuhmo powermax II's...they grip pretty good, i guess cuz they're kuhmo...i wanted 712's...but these have really thick tread and they haven't even begun to wear yet. i'm surprised..

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Bridgestone RE-730's all the way... 205/50/15s. The Kumho's are nice, but as been said already, the RE's are rated a slightly better.

As to your other question about how far they stick out.... they stick out a little. To me, it gives the wheels/tires a beefer look. It doesn't look silly or strange if that's what your concerned about.

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Bridgestone Pole Position 03s 195/50/15 Max Performance Tire available at Tirerack.com for $87 per tire. That is a ripping good deal!
 

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What Andrew said. If I were in the market for new tires, I'd be all over that deal like white on rice. Those are very expensive tires at a fire sale price.

Otherwise, I'd look at Yoko AVSi in the same size for ~$50 each.



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RE-730'S in a 205/50/15 are a good choice for all around performance. i was hitting fairly consistant 2.1x 60' times at the strip last night on them. i got almost 40k miles out of my last set and wouldn't hesitate to purchase them again.

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new sneakers for ur car.... i think i know waht u should get, for handling, acceleration, and all around traction...
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by borguesian:
Bob, I went from W10s to Kuhmo Estca Supra 712s. I got 205/50/15 and they are outstanding! Wet or dry the perform. Once I get my 17s I will be buying them again.

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i just got kuhmos ecsta supras and i love em!! they take turns with very little slip, compared to my others wich were supposed to be road huggers..?i love them soo far, the side wall doesnt stick out really at all and they look sleek.. i have 205/45/16's mine were about 86$ a piece.. of course paying more for 16's and the 45 series, but i feel so far they r worth evry pennie


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