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Need help choosing tires

These are my choices: Toyo Proxes R888, Hankook Ventus, Pirelli P Zero or Kumho Ecsta SPT. All are 295/30/18`s Or do you have any other tire in mind that would be a better value. Thanks in advance. Tim

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Stick for the money toyo's are your best bet, but what is your primary use of the car?
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On the cheap tire scale, have you looked at Sumitomos?

Dirt cheap with great reviews in general.
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Use is spirited driving nothing crazy. Thanks again
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I've heard the Hankook Ventus is a good all around handling tire with a smooth ride. They aren't as expensive as the higher priced tires that will stick better, wear out faster, and have stiffer sidewalls that will give a harsher ride over bumpy roads.
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For $45 more do you think the Toyo`s would better then the Hankook`s?
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For $45 more do you think the Toyo`s would better then the Hankook`s?
The R888s are in a class of their own vs your other choices. They are a competition level tire that can be driven on the street CAREFULLY.
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I got tired of the hit-n-miss quality & performance with cheapo tires many years ago.

I run B.F. Goodrich KDW 2's, as I get about 12k miles per set of rears & 20K miles worth out of the fronts. They are great in the dry, OK in the damp and with care-n-caution, passable in the rain. All this under very spirited street driving.

You will not get that life out of the R888's.

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For $45 more do you think the Toyo`s would better then the Hankook`s?
Toyos will stick more than the Hankooks in the dry. But likely the Hankooks will last longer. Depends on your definition of "better."
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Any opinions on Bridgestone RE11s?
I have the RE11's and think there great. Very sticky and good in the rain.
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Thanks guy`s I am going with the Hankook`s. They got good write up`s and the size`s that I needed. Another plus was the price point tirerack had a $80 rebate on a set of four also. Thanks again for the input. Tim
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I have the Kuhmos on my 930. Used for one track weekend and they did great!
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