Lost here with tires- need help

  1. veejayy

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    I have read a bunch of threads but still confused so maybe I start with what I want.

    1) I want to dump the OEM set up
    2) I want all season tires. I would stick to the size Honda recommends
    3) I want 18 inch wheels
    4) I would prefer Michelins
    5) I don’t want to give up a lot of performance but a reasonable compromise I can accept vs the OEM summers
    6) This will be a fun daily car and will NOT be tracked. I will be driving local twisty roads and exit ramps where I want to have fun but not interested in any autoX or track days.

    What are your recommendations.

    Thanks!
     
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    I have some 18" 9.5 wide Motegi M133's and some Conti DSW06's. Wheels are reasonable, looks good, feels good, not quite as sticky as OEM but you'll get more life from the tires. Would recommend.
     
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    If you are not dead set on Michelins I suggest the Nitto Motivo for the day to day.
     
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    I just bought a CTR for the same reasons - I love the track, but have another car for that.

    I opted for Titan T-5S 18x9.5 +45 with Michelin PS4S 275/35/18
     
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    Are you planning on using all seasons just for cooler weather then switching back to summer tires? I've been using some Michelin ps4s tires for several months now but we haven't seen a really cold winter this far. It's actually been in the 50s and 60s here as of late.
     
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    My recommendation: If you don't want to give up a lot of performance, don't go to an all season tire.

    If you want an all season and a Michilen, then it's gotta be the Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    I'd go Continental Extreme Contact DWS06...if I wanted all seasons...
     
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    Agreed. I think this is the highest dry performance tire so when it's summer you can fool yourself into feeling like you have proper summer tire!
     
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    I have the following setup, which I’m happy with and would recommend for daily driving.

    VMR 701 18” x 9.5” +45 rims with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ 255/40/18.

    The overall wheel diameter is a little larger than stock (26.03” vs 25.79”) but I’m told the speed error is only around 1%. I see threads where folks think +45 is too much off from the stock offset, but I don’t see a negative effect during daily driving. Comfort level with this setup is improved and overall handling still feels good to me.
     
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    Conti DSW06's all seasons are great. I have them and the reviews are great for these tires. I'm running 265/35-18s
     
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    This!!!
    Can't say it enough! Don't try saving some bucks on tires when you have bought an CTR.
     
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    That’s not a fair thing to say - the temperature here can wildly swing from 20 degrees in the morning to 50 in the morning. I can’t run winter tires when there is the possibility the temperature might creep up to near 60. I can’t run summer tires when there is the possibility of the temperature hitting below 25 degrees. What do I do, just not drive it? It’s my only car, and it was a compromise I was willing to make. I don’t have time to play the tire swap game whenever the weather wants to flip to the opposite.

    I get that I lost performance, but as far as I’m concerned, on these DWS06 tires I can still attack curves with plenty of aggression and not even feel understeer. It’s not really possible to use this car on the street at maximum potential without doing things the cops probably won’t appreciate. So for me being able to get to and from work and wherever I need to be is a huge benefit, and these tires really don’t negate any of the fun factor for me.

    The summer tires were wicked when it was warm out, and I’ll probably stick another pair on when the weather gets to that point, but until then these all season tires are a boon to me.
     
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    It's totally up to you. Winter tires can easily run on 60 degrees, so don't worry.
    But from what I can see, is that you have months from November to March which can give you temperatures below freezingpoint. And any curves and/or bridges can be really scary or dangerous at that time.

    This is just my 0.02$, the choice is your's.

    I've totaled a car against a truck and had several slippery experiences with weather lurking around freezingpoint on bad tires, so I'm talking about experience.
     
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    I've personally had great luck with the BFG Sport Comp-2 Summer Variant on a high power FWD application. They are a pretty old tire by today's standards, but why change it if they work so well?
    I daily drove the Sport Comp-2 on a MazdaSpeed 3 that grew from 3o0whp to 633wph today. The daily commute ranged from 30 degree winter mornings to 100 degree summers in the PNW; thats asking alot from a summer tire yet I was never disappointed. They are also fairly cost effective and last a long time for the level of performance you get.
     
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    Please excuse the off-topic question. @02SilverSiHB, what’s that beer you’re drinking there....??
     
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    lol, man, I can't remember. I think it was some seasonal Sierra Nevada special...maybe I can find the bigger/higher res pic and see, lol
     
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