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  1. #1
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    Default Tires for a little car???? Buehler? Anyone?

    Picked up a Nissan Sentra for my daughter to replace her worn out Mustang. More of a college car this time around I guess. Anyway, I need some tires for it and since I haven't bought tires for a little car in about 20 years I thought I'd see if anyone has recommendations. Snow is irrelevant. Wet traction and quiet ride are my #1 priorities. KG was extremely helpful with the tire choice for the Suburban so I thought I'd seek counsel on here again.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    I'd go with some round ones.
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    All the kids seem to love Nitto tires.


    I would contact the local tire store and look for the best deal. I mean really, tire noise won't affect texting while driving that much.
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    try sumitomo's also, no negative feedback on them
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    since it's for the daughter and you don't have to worry about snow, I'd go to the tire store that has the largest "presence" in the area she will live in for fatherly peace of mind for roadside issues and buy a decent, midpriced tire. I'd look around $350/set of 4 and call it done. I'm guessing that your not going to have 20 choices like a suburban. frankly, if you have 5, I'd be surprised..
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    I think I'm going Kumho. They were around before the sumitomos that are popular now. I liked the Kumhos on the Mustang a few years back because of the good wet traction. In FL it's a big deal. We'll see how they perform.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    I used to work for a major tire manufacturer (not Kumho) and I run Kumhos on all my vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VA LSV View Post
    I used to work for a major tire manufacturer (not Kumho) and I run Kumhos on all my vehicles.
    I had Kumho on my 06 F350, biggins, 325/60/R20 AT i loved the look and they drove nice were great towing, very stable but man they only lasted about 25K before i had to get new ones.

    Not the same as small tires but still LOL.

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    I got the Kumhos and they sat in the garage for 2 weeks. Wife finally went and found her at work, swapped cars with her and we took it in and had them put on. Brought the car back here and I put a rear wheel hub/bearing on it. Way nicer car when she picked it up this morning.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    ^^^^^ good Dad deed.
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