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Which 195/50/15 (or equivalent 15") UHP tires for <$80 (RE750, FM901, ES100, T1-S, GS-D3)?

Which 195/50/15 (or 205/50/15 which is close) UHP tires for under $80 are recommended for best grip? Wear is not an issue, nor is winter traction. Wet traction isn't too much of a concern, as I won't be driving these tires (this car) much in the rain.
I'm not convinced that the Yoko ES100 is a good replacement for the AVS Intermediate (280treadwear rating versus what, 160 for the AVSi). With 300+ treadwear rating on the Kumho 711 and 712 I'm skeptical of grip on those.
So what's recommended in this price range for light street use, some autocross, and some track use? Potenza RE750, Sport FM901, AVS ES100, T1-S, maybe Azenis Sport in 205/50/15. Eagle F1 GS-D3 is getting a little pricey after shipping and local installation.


Modified by GTIspirit at 4:57 PM 5-19-2004
 

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Re: Which 195/50/15 (or equivalent 15") UHP tires for <$80 (RE750, FM901, ... (GTIspirit)

I got T1S's from http://www.onlinetires.com/ for $71/ea shipped to Vermont, and I've been quite happy with them so far...I have close to 1k on them, including some driving in serious water over the weekend (flash-shower-type-weather as I was driving on a rutty interstate), a lot of wet-pavement driving, and some dry-pavement driving. The ride is actually a lot smoother than it was with my Michelin Arctic Alpins, although I haven't quite convinced myself that I like the breakaway characteristics of the tires yet (of course, I hopefully won't have a chance to do that until I get around to running auto-x on them... I definitely have no intention of trying to get them to that point on the street).
 
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