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:
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:
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.