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Old 11-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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High Milage 09 SI - Tires recommendation

Hey all,

Its about that time again....heck it is that time....treads are pretty much gone so i'll probably have to get some today or by tomorrow...was hoping to wait till black friday specials but my tires won't make it.

I've been browsing through and seen so many recommendations for tires but nothing pertaining to my particular problem. I drive a LOT. Just past 95k miles on my baby.
I do about 120+ miles a day just to and from work and not counting the additional miles during the weekends, evenings, picking up the kids from school/daycare and so on. I seem to live in my car!

So tread wear has been a concern since I drive so much but I wouldn't mind getting what performance I can since I'm definitely a spirited driver.

I'm here in Houston...so snow/ice is pretty much nil.
2009 Civic SI Sedan
215/45 r17

TireRack and DiscountTire seem to be the preferred shops.....

Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
Continental ExtremeContact DW or DWS
Kumho Ecsta 4X

Michelin and Bridgestone sound like great tires but they are a lot more expensive than i can really afford right now.

So I guess any recommendations around 450 range for now....or 500 if I used walmart (giftcards and stuff to use! )

Thanks,
Urlryn

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Goodyear Eagle GT is rated at 400 treadwear.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i wouldnt buy v12's they are too soft and will wear out quick. anything performance oriented will wear a lot quicker. go with something 4,5 or 600 rated.

continental makes good all seasons that will last. id stay away from kumho, ive ran them a couple times and they never held up more than 15k miles. iirc i had ecstas ast or asx something like that it was years back. falkens in my experience all have soft tread and wear quick as well.

ive ran these before and put about 10k miles on em with very little wear. this would be my suggestion for your price range. ventus v4s
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the recommendations.

Probably go with either of these i think due to the tread..

Continental ExtremeContact DWS - 540A A
Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 - 420A A

The only other tire I saw on tirerack that had higher was the
Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated though) - 560A A

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Thanks for the recommendations.

Probably go with either of these i think due to the tread..

Continental ExtremeContact DWS - 540A A
Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 - 420A A

The only other tire I saw on tirerack that had higher was the
Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated though) - 560A A

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i would just go with dtd its much cheaper usually. ive only ever ordered tires from there
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just purchased my '09 Civic Si sedan and it came with Walmart's Nexen N5000 215/45/r17. They are decent tires per reviews and cheap! I like the handling and they have little road noise. They're only $82 per tire!
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I went with the conti DWS had them for about 5k now and love them!!! nice riding tire, big difference from the michelins
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's time for me to choose a new tire, and I'm considering the Continental ExtremeContact DWS as well. I was originally looking at the Michelin Primacy MX4 and the Michelin Super Sport, but I'm not so sure. The Super Sports are really appealing, but I'm not sure if I want to spend that much for a tire that may not last that long.
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get the hankooks theyre great tires for the prices and 280 tread wear isnt that bad, esp since they ride well and provide well grip in dry and wet.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nitto motivo
Continental dws

Little more $$ michelin primacy mxm4

215/45r17

Yokohama avid ascend
225/45r17

Best options available no question.

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I've put 15k on my continental dws tires and absolutely love them. There wearing even and ride nice. These tires handle the rain like a boss. Total control all the time. One thing I can say these are not performance tires so don't expect these to grip like one. I drive 60 miles a day for work and could not be happier with these tires! I got mine from tire rack!
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Check out the General G-Max AS-03s

I have them and I like them.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have the Kumho 4x. I bought them at discounttire. The 225/45/17 was cheaper than the 215/45/17 by a few dollars so I got the 225s. lol.
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I've put 15k on my continental dws tires and absolutely love them. There wearing even and ride nice. These tires handle the rain like a boss. Total control all the time. One thing I can say these are not performance tires so don't expect these to grip like one. I drive 60 miles a day for work and could not be happier with these tires! I got mine from tire rack!
They're discontinued on both tirerack and discounttiredirect. Anyone know other good sources? The michelin pilot super sport are offering a rebate right now also.
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Check out the General G-Max AS-03s

I have them and I like them.
Good to hear. I'm buying new tires next week and have been leaning towards getting these. It seems the DWS won't be in stock until December or January for the stock size of the si. Apparently continental owns general.
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Good to hear. I'm buying new tires next week and have been leaning towards getting these. It seems the DWS won't be in stock until December or January for the stock size of the si. Apparently continental owns general.
Have you thought about trying the Continental ExtremeContact DW? Both tirerack and discounttiredirect have those in stock. They're about the same price as the DWS, but the treadwear rating is lower (340 vs. 540.) I've been sort of looking at the DW, since my car will never see snow, so I'm only concerned with dry and wet traction. Only other factors for me is price and treadwear.

Side note, Michelin is doing a $70 rebate on some of their tires, so the Pilot Super Sport might be worth a look.

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Have you thought about trying the Continental ExtremeContact DW? Both tirerack and discounttiredirect have those in stock. They're about the same price as the DWS, but the treadwear rating is lower (340 vs. 540.) I've been sort of looking at the DW, since my car will never see snow, so I'm only concerned with dry and wet traction.
I live in the northeast so winter traction is important for me. I've also considered the Nitto Motivo but there doesn't seem to be much info on it. It does have a 60,000 warranty.
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It's a new tire by nitto, therefore won't have many reviews. My friend has them on his BMW m3 and a tech at my store has them on his mustang.

If you are wanting good life out of your tires idk why the 30,000 mile rated michelin super sports are being mentioned.

The primacy mxm4's are 55,000 mile rated, the continental dws is 50,000, the motivo is 60,000, and the Yokohama yk580 is 45,000 all in the 215/45r17 and all tires discount tire sells.

The 225/45r17 Yokohama avid ascend is rated for 65,000.
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I live in the northeast so winter traction is important for me. I've also considered the Nitto Motivo but there doesn't seem to be much info on it. It does have a 60,000 warranty.
Ahh. I was just watching this, and it does seem the DWS does well in the snow. Maybe other sites will have them in stock?

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