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My rear tires are starting to get low from the Arizona heat and ... who am I kidding? I drive them hard. Its not that I love the sound of that second cam, I'm just addicted to it like a crack fiend.
I digress. I will need some new tires soon and here are my narrowed down choices:
1. Dunlop Direzza ZII
2. Sumitomo HTR ZII
3. Hankook Ventus RS3 Version 2
4. General G-Max AS3

I'm thinking of going with an inexpensive option after the short life of the R888's. So I was thinking higher tread wear and good dry traction. More info? Sure. I don't track the car and its my daily. I live in AZ so, it gets... hot. Sometimes. This tends to have an adverse effect on tread ware.

I was also considering going with 245/ 40 R17s instead of stock on the LSS'.

Yes, I googled, and this is the culmination of that arduous search. :D
 

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Living in Massachusetts and mine is also a daily driver, I require all season tires because of the cold winter weather. I've been happy with Continental Extreme Contact DWS and would probably choose a summer variant of Continental if I lived in a warm climate.
 

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I run cheap tires for daily use. Right now I have a set of toyo proxxes 4's on the back. With my LSD they hook up pretty good. I anticipate getting a couple years our of each set with aggressive driving. I also have R888's for track use so I have not pushed the proxxes very hard.
 

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It sounds like a lot of people run all weather tires. I can understand why if you are north of me! It's dry here all year round, and it's rained twice so far this year. I'm looking for dry performance, ultra or extreme or power rangers level of traction, for the best price and much longer tread wear. Thank you for the recommendations though. Also, for anyone that has gone 245/40, did the tires feel "floaty", since they are less square?
 

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In Phoenix, you must know your ratings for Traction, Treadwear and (most importantly) Temperature. Always go with AA temp rating if possible, "A-rated" temp as a minimum. I-10 from Tucson to Phoenix is littered with tire carcasses which have a B temp rating (or less). If you look on YouTube videos, where people have swapped ends of the car on the streets, rain is a frequent common denominator. "Monsoon Season" is rapidly approaching, do yourself a favor, and consider toyo proxes R1R. They have some of the best rain channeling and handling of the summer performance tires. Their grip is excellent in dry conditions too, but their treadwear is only 140.
 

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I'm enjoying my second set of Toyo R1R's ... they have pretty good grip.
 

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I have Toyo R1R's on Cup car wheels in 205 front and 235 rear. My car is lowered 10mm on Nitron shocks and cambered to -2.6 degrees, and have no rubbing at all. These sizes fit perfectly on the Cup wheels. For all around street use I think the tires are excellent (I store the car in the winters so can't relate what they're like in the cold, imagine not very good).
 

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There are lots of different options, and I appreciate the info on the R1Rs. However, I will most likely choose one of the options above. I wanted to see if anyone had experience with these particular sets.
 
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