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Old 04-17-2019, 09:54 AM
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Tire Recomendations for Florida

Hey, I have a '12 TL w/ Tech that I bought 2 years ago with 245/50/17 KUMHO ECSTA 4X II's already installed, they've been pretty meh. It's time for new tires so I've been reading a lot of what is already posted here but I'm not finding a lot of info for people in warmer climates, I'm in Indialantic, FL. I drive pretty aggressively so without changing from the stock tire size, the only Summer option available is a Pirelli that is $300 per tire and well out of my price range. I talked to a tire shop who recommended maybe changing from the stock 245/50/17 to a 255/45/17 and doing BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2's if I want summer tires but I'm not too sure about changing sizes, the spedo would be about 3 MPH off. If I decide to stay stock I'm basically between the PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 ALL SEASON PLUS or the CONTINENTAL EXTREMECONTACT DWS 06; can anyone offer a recommendation given that I'm going to be in Florida? Would I notice "that" much of a difference in cornering and grip between a high performance all season and a summer tire? Also worth noting that I only put about 6k-7k miles a year on the car. Thank you in advance for the help!

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49 views and no comments, guess this is a tougher one than I thought!
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You won't be satisfied with the DWS06 in FL if you drive hard and love to have fun. I have the DWS06 on my 3G TL and accord and they work great esp in winter conditions but the Summer only version is better. I have the Continental Extreme Contact Summer Tires (new version of the DW) on my 4G TL and love them! As long as the temperatures stay above 40F you'll be fine to drive! VERY STICKY (so much so that you'll end up hearing tires pick up rocks/debris on dirty roads) and the treadwear is great with a 30K mile warranty.

Same with pilot sport 4S, a bit better than the super sports but you'll have to wait for tires to be above 40F! Not sure if they come in 17" but it might be worth upgrading to a used set of factory 18"s (can be found for 200-300 bux) and putting summer tires on it.
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Thanks for the reply! The DW's sound like what I want but they don't have them in the stock size, I'd have to go with a slightly different size or get new wheels. I really appreciate your input though.
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