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Old 09-19-2022, 03:29 PM   #1
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s13 s13 teardrop tire recommendation

I'm running the stock teardrop wheels and I currently have 205/60r15 tires on them. I'm in need of new tires. What do you guys recommend for tires for these rims and should I keep this size?
I was looking at Falken Sincera SN250A A/S205 /60 R15 91H SL BSW or YokohamaAVID Touring SP 205 /60 R15 90T SL BSW.

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Old 09-19-2022, 10:20 PM   #2
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It's easy to go down the rabbit hole of tires, but it's a bit easier when you consider what kind of driving you do with the car, and what's most important to you. Being in Vegas, I don't think you car too too much about wet weather traction, and since you're in a stock car, lap times aren't you biggest concern either.

My advice, call someone up at tire rack, 888-541-1777. Tell them what you're looking for, and how much you want to spend, and the kind of climate the car is in...and they can help steer you in the right direction. There are so many options out there, and these guys deal with them all the time. If you get a competent person on the phone, you shouldn't have any issues. I know it sounds silly, but that's why the have sales specialists. It's not just about selling you something, but helping you navigate all the choices.
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I would always recommend to get Michelin.

Very fine example of a clean 240, take care of it.
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Old 09-20-2022, 11:58 AM   #4
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+1 very nice and also Michelin...great traction, wear, reduced road noise etc
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Michelin no longer produces tires in OEM S13 sizes (or nearby sizes) for the North American market. I don't personally follow the philosophy of recommending a tire brand broadly and not a specific model - every tire company produces duds and sometimes even cheap tire companies produce winners. Falken for example basically built its entire US brand on the original Azenis RT215, who had ever heard of Falken before that?

The best OEM size tire I know of that you can get in the US is the Vredestein Sportrac 5. That said I think these are on infinite backorder right now:

https://www.vredestein.com/car-suv-t...3_1=15&sizes=2

Failing that, you can get the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport in 195/65R15. This tire is discontinued but a lot of places have leftover stock.

Failing that the Ohtsu FP7000 is basically a discontinued Falken Ziex ZE329, and the Ohtsu PF0612 is a Ziex ZE612, both available in OEM sizes - Ohtsu is Falken's old parent company but I think they're both owned by Sumitomo now - I was a fan of the Ziex as a daily driver tire on my Miata's 14" wheels. I can't vouch for whether the QC of Ohtsu branded tires are as OK as Falken though.

Very frustrating how the 15" tire market is basically only cheap garbage and Miata/Civic sizes for the most part.
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205/55 isn't a bad size, even if it isn't the right size.

The Advan Fleva V701 has favorable reviews in terms of sportiness and steering feel. It's the tire going on my E30.
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