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Old 08-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Best rain tires for 2013 2SS/RS

Living up here in the Northwest (Seattle) - "Winter" is quickly upon us. "Winter" in Seattle simply means cloudy and rain from September through April. It will VERY occasionally make it down to freezing for a few days per year.

Reading about the poor performance of the stock summer tires in rain/hydroplaning has me thinking about the best rain tires. Lots of posts here about all-season tires and no problem going with that (and blizzaks for snow) but a quick search did not turn up anyone talking specifically about good old hydroplaning...

I will have to be gentle with my AGP TT 650HP, but even so, wanted to hear some input. Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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General GMax AS have good hydroplanning resistance. Also most snow tires work well in the rain and slush.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #3
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Lots of G8 guys rave about the Continental DWS as well. Supposedly one of the better all season colder temp tires. I would of got it had we seen more freezing temps but went for a better tire during the summer.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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Good input - and nice compare feature on the tirerack.com site - based on the customer feedback, when comparing:

Continental ExtremeContact DWS
General G-MAX AS-03
Goodyear Eagle GT (W-Speed Rated)

The Continental tires rate highest in basically every category and includes the road warranty, basically a $180 premium over a comparable G-Max set ($980 vs $800). Worth the extra $180 for the DWS?
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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These seem like a great deal as well - with free shipping in US, it is inline with DWS cost:

Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta 20" Tire Package
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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Vredestein's are supposed to be great in the rain.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #7
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No issues here running with Toyo Proxes 4 Plus.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #8
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Vredestein's are supposed to be great in the rain.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #9
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I got my Eagles for $150 off thanks to a rebate card so I got all 4 for the G8 for around $600 installed. Was hard to pass up that price.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:38 AM   #10
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My Vredstiens are great in the rain. And believe me all it has done is rain down here around the SE Alabama/Pan Handle area
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #11
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My Conti DWS are great in the rain.

The 540 treadwear rating is also one of the best out there for a performance all season tire.

My fronts have almost 25K miles and the tread is barely worn.....the rears,well that's another story.....
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #12
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The Vredesteins are excellent in the rain as you can see from manyof the other users.

For slush and snow the Toyo Proxes4 Plus is also another great choice.
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