Winter weather prep

Yea, I know I’m in SoCal. Eventhough snow was wished upon me, I seriously doubt it will happen.

But, to ensure I don’t have a repeat of what happened earlier this year, I will be replacing all 4 tires on Roxy today.

I was going to try out the Yokohama AVID H4S:
Tire picture

I’ve always been a fan of the Yokohama Tire. I love the AVS ES 100 on the track and dry weather, so I thought I’d try them. Problem is they don’t come in a 205/50 16, only 205/45. I don’t want that short of tires on Roxy (yet), so I passed them over for what I was running last year:
Tire pic
Pirelli P6. These are available in 205/50 and the price is pretty good. Like I said, I ran these last year and they work great in weather, have a good ride, aren’t loud (well, until the wear bars are showing) and handle reasonably well.

I’ll post up a full review after the first rotation.

I know I said I was going to go with the Kumho Ecstas, and I really like that tire. But for the price, they didn’t wear long enough. The 2 Kumho’s I did put on have lasted about 30K miles. While pretty good, that’s not even a years worth of motoring for me. On the otherhand, the Pirelli’s have close to 50K miles on them and I’m sure I could eek another few thousand miles out of them if I was properly rotating them. This set I will for sure.

Still have to replace two of my Yoko’s for the track, but that will keep until next month.

6 replies on “Winter weather prep”

  1. db,

    I went with the Toyo Proxes 4 and have been very happy. I got a great price at Autobacs in Stanton.

    I highly reccomend them

  2. I looked at those too, but I need higher treadwear ratings for daily driving. I don’t want to replace tires more than once a year :)

  3. wha wha wha???

    You must be kidding, right? I ran those in a storm once and I should have been wearing a lifevest I did so much hydroplanning. And, they do exist in that size, it’s the AVID that don’t, at least not at the shop where I buy tires.

  4. I think you are confused:
    “I love the AVS ES 100 on the track and dry weather, so I thought I’d try them. Problem is they don’t come in a 205/50 16, only 205/45.”

    Maybe you have the two confused? The AVS-ES 100’s are great in deep water. Take a look at the tread. They could probably drive a boat.

  5. yea, but the line above the picture says…
    “I was going to try out the Yokohama AVID H4S:”

    Followed by
    “I’ve always been a fan of the Yokohama Tire.”

    I do like the AVS fine, until the ground gets wet. Just my experience.

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