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I need to replace my tires soon. I am not looking for anything too fancy. Good wear, and wet traction. I put snows on in the winter so they don't have to be all season. Any suggestions, I really don't want to spend a ton of money, and I need the stock size. Is it bad to buy no name brand tires that places sell for 100 buck for all four. Thanks for the help.
 

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Did I miss it? 14, 15, 16, or 17" size?
 

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my suggestion...

put all that criteria into the TireRack tirefind function...you'll find everything you need

-chris
 

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Some of the "no-name" tires are actually made by some of the big tire manufacturers. Store brands are also often made by the big tire manufacturers too, but with slightly different construction.
 

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If you have 15's, I highly recommend Yokohama Avid Touring tires, available at The Tire Rack, and other places. Excellent everyday tire. I have 50k on mine, and they'll go at least another 20k. Great in wet or snow. Very predictable in dry for an entry level touring tire.
 

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I have Avon Tech M500 in 16" from tirerack. Quiet tire good handling. Yesterday I drove through sheets of water on the road. Never had a problem, left most of the other cars in my wake.Inexpensive. Rated #1 in recent survey at tirerack for Ultra performance tires.
 

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Honestly, I've had nothing but "compromise" tires on my cars.

By compromise, I mean cheap all-seasons with moderately good dry grip.

I've had Yokohama Avid H4, Yokohama Avid H4S, Dayton Daytona SR (on my Escort, you'd need Daytona HR for the focus) and Bridgestone Potenza G009's on so far. All of them were inexpensive.

The yoko's held great and worked well in the rain, not so good on snow, that goes for the H4 and the H4S. Both had really good dry traction, laterally (cornering) too. The sidewalls were a little weak for lots of excessively hard cornering, though. Also, the H4S is NOT a quiet tire, but that doesn't bother me at all.

The Daytons are pretty much bad-ass. Their dry traction is pretty good, they're extremely surefooted in the rain, and one of the best all-season tires I've driven in the snow with. They're not Blizzaks, but they are extremely predictable, regardless of climate. I also like the fact that they're non-directional tires (unlike the yokohamas I had)

I haven't had a chance to take the Potenza G009's in the snow yet, I just bought them a few months ago. They are even more sure-footed on my ZX3 in the rain than the Daytona SR's are on my Escort. I'm hoping for good winter traction as well. Dry traction is almost, but not quite on par with the Yokohama H4S, and they seem to have a bit stiffer sidewall. Treadwear seems to be better than the Yokohamas as well, but time will tell, it's been too soon to really measure wear.
 

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as long as you dont drive crazy....cheapo tires are the way to go.... my dad has some "lemans" tires on his 1995 beretta for like 5 years now......60xxx miles and well they still have good tread left....then again he drives like he were 80 but hes had no problems with the tires.....
 
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