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Old 06-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Rain performance on replacement tires

Looking at new tires, in OE 20" sizes, and trying to decide between the BFG Sport Comp2's, Cooper Zeon RS3-S and Contintental ContiPro DWS - looking for other's input/experience on wet handling/traction vs stock Pirelli. (same as, better, or worse) Also looking to reduce 'tramlining' vs stock Pirelli's.


The car doesn't get pushed hard, it's for my wive's 2LT vert, but we do have dedicated winter tires, so all-seasons are not a must.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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The Comp2's have a new high slica compound with excellent wet grip. These would get my vote.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #3
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But last I checked, the new rear part number wasn't yet available for the BFG's ... and is the silica compound new on the comp2's or has always been? Friend has the BFG's and says that wet traction is similar to pirelli's
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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I have the General GMAX AS-03's, and love them....and seeing as you too have a LT/RS you will get a LOT better life out of them vs. the Pirelli's as well.....
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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I have the General GMAX AS-03's, and love them....and seeing as you too have a LT/RS you will get a LOT better life out of them vs. the Pirelli's as well.....
How's wet traction? Do you notice them pulling with ruts and bumps in he road?
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I have the Nitto Motivos and they seem to have excellent wet traction. Hated the wet traction of the Pirelli Zeros that were on it.
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How's wet traction? Do you notice them pulling with ruts and bumps in he road?
they are great.....and NO they ride very smoothe. and the fact that they are ALL SEASON's.....depending how much snow you get ...... a lot of guys that have them in your part of teh country drive them year round.
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they are great.....and NO they ride very smoothe. and the fact that they are ALL SEASON's.....depending how much snow you get ...... a lot of guys that have them in your part of teh country drive them year round.
Yah, though I have a set of winter tires and wheels, so that's moot point.
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Yah, though I have a set of winter tires and wheels, so that's moot point.
well that is great, and it gives you a little more room/time to switch over.
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Vredstiens also have great wet traction. Got mine from Ohio-Speed and the car handles great. Going to get some for the front when they wear out.
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well that is great, and it gives you a little more room/time to switch over.
Hah. It's a bit of a confusing story, but I don't have all that much time. My wife has a '12 2LT/RS 'vert. I have the 11 2LT/RS coupe. She's getting new wheels, and doesn't like the Pirelli's. My car is due for new rubber, and her Pirelli's only have 10K miles on them. So my intent is to put new tires on her new wheels, and put the Pirelli's on my car.

So I have some time, but the longer I take, the longer the new wheels sit staring at me. LOL

(Picking them up tomorrow, got a KILLER deal from SD WheelCorp)
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Hah. It's a bit of a confusing story, but I don't have all that much time. My wife has a '12 2LT/RS 'vert. I have the 11 2LT/RS coupe. She's getting new wheels, and doesn't like the Pirelli's. My car is due for new rubber, and her Pirelli's only have 10K miles on them. So my intent is to put new tires on her new wheels, and put the Pirelli's on my car.

So I have some time, but the longer I take, the longer the new wheels sit staring at me. LOL

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I have the Nitto Motivos and they seem to have excellent wet traction. Hated the wet traction of the Pirelli Zeros that were on it.
I too have the Motivos. I love them. I had them switch from my V6 to V8 when I traded up. Wet traction is very good. Tread life is way better than OEM tires. And I feel as though road noise is less with the Motivos.
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Hmmm. decisions decisions. i can get the cooper rs3-s for right around 8, and the general gmax as03 for about 9, complete, road hazard, lifetime balance, yada yada. I'd really like the coopers, but afraid they will not handle better than the pirellis, where it seems that the generals will. :/ blargh. LOL
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I too have the Motivos. I love them. I had them switch from my V6 to V8 when I traded up. Wet traction is very good. Tread life is way better than OEM tires. And I feel as though road noise is less with the Motivos.
Yup! Much quieter!
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