Last post on May 03, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, Tires, Wheels, Coupe, Hatchback
Dec 21, 2008 (8:29 am)
I'm considering putting better tires on my 2008 Eclipse GT as the reviews say the standard Goodyear tires are not the best for handling. I'm considering Ultra-High performance type summer or all-season tires.
The problem is that the tires I see listed on Tire Rack have such a wide difference in price that I'm concerned that some might not be much better than what I now have. Prices range from $139 to $289 per tire. All have the same traction rating but they differ on treadwear rating. Since I'm buying for handling, I'm not as concerned about wear but I still would like to have the tires last as long as possible.
How do I figure out which brand of tire is best?
Can anyone name a specific tire that offers superior handling on the Eclipse?
#16 of 18 Re: Better Tires [oldfarmer50]
Apr 29, 2009 (10:56 am)
Although your car is 13 years newer than mine, I hope this helps. Not many people I've encountered realize that Avon makes car tires as well as motorcycle tires. Knowing this, I figure they have a fairly sticky compound. I used to run Douglas GT-H's on my 95 GS as they are a low priced touring tire readily available Wal-Mart or the like. These tires will take many miles on them and a little bit of abuse around corners. I spent $350 on 4 Avons from Tire Rack, back in the spring of '07. That's only $77 per tire, cheap for a street performance tire. They are Z rated in leiu of the H rated Douglas. I noticed how sticky these things were the instant I drove home from the garage after having them mounted & balanced. I could hear my new tires picking up tiny bits of gravel as i slowly drove out of the parking lot. As far as the punishment they caqn handle, make sure they are inflated correctly for your particular circumstance ( wieght, size, temp), and you should NOT be let down. These tires are like silent ninjas through rural back-roads. You'll chicken out before these tires will let go of the asphalt, I kid you not!
#17 of 18 Re: Better Tires [jaded420a]
May 03, 2009 (2:03 pm)
#18 of 18 Re: Better Tires [oldfarmer50]
May 03, 2009 (2:12 pm)
The last suggestion is very good. Also consider the Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z II series if you have the bucks for them.