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I put on 2 Firestone Firehawks on front after right front developed a serious leak. Still have two OE Michelin's on back. Looking to replace them with 2 more Firehawks in the spring/summer. So far very pleased with the Firehawks, not cheap though, lol ;)
 

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From Hankook K106 to Toyo Proxes 4

Just went through a set of Hankook k106 from Les Schwab in less than 20k miles. They were good tires plenty of grip, but probably a little more harsh of a ride than most would want to put up with. Tracking was very tight and steering response was spot on. Snow, forget about it, Rain was great no hydroplaning at all even in the NW torrential storms at high speed.
What did I replace them with? Well after trying the "Schwab special" (federal 427 or something) and took them back after 10 miles due to sloppy handling (boating all over on the freeway... the thought of an emergency maneuver scared the hell out of me while going 65...), and then ponied up for the Proxes 4.
Wow. What a difference. They have better if not the same tight handling characteristics as the Hankooks, but somehow don't slam on manhole covers or potholes like the Hankooks would. They are buttery smooth, responsive, predicable, and quiet. Haven't had any rain under them yet, but so far well worth the 165.00 mounted at the Schwab Tire sale.
 

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Have anyone tried the Sumitomo HTR Z lll tires on their 6? The reviews look good on Tirerack, and was thinking of getting these to replace the crappy OEM Michs. Live in FL, so no snow, and keeping stock size. I'm surprised the Michs actually lasted 6 years on my car.
 

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2nd year on BFGoodrich SuperSport T/A and couldn't be happier. Excellent tire, especially in rain. Even handle light snow without issue, which can save swapping the Blizzaks off & on.

Best of all - Made in US.
 

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I'm planing to buy a used 16" rim for my 2008 Mazda6 (tire size 205/60R16), here is the spec for the rim
BOLT PATTERN (mm): 5x114.3
BOLT PATTERN (in): 5x4.5
WHEEL CENTER BORE (mm): 71.5
LUG NUT SIZE: 12x1.5
Does anyone know if this rim fits my Mazda6

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Just replaced the stock michilin tires (59,000 miles) with the http://www.tirerack.com/tires/michelin/michelin-tires.jspPrimacy MXV4 from Michilin. Opted for a better spreed grade, etc, mainly because the consumer ratings were high:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Primacy+MXV4&partnum=15VR7MXV4PXL&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Mazda&autoYear=2006&autoModel=MAZDA6 i Sedan&autoModClar=

Cost me a Grand total to get put on, including the front end alignment but I think they roll great:rolleyes:
 

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I'm getting stock size, but would appreciate any feedback before I buy them from Tirerack.
I'll keep you posted, but FWIW any review I give you before the end of the season would be rather short-sighted (you can't adequately review a tire in 300 miles). So far they're better than my aging Falken FK452, but my alignment was out of whack and chewed up my tires pretty badly.
 

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I'm planing to buy a used 16" rim for my 2008 Mazda6 (tire size 205/60R16), here is the spec for the rim
BOLT PATTERN (mm): 5x114.3
BOLT PATTERN (in): 5x4.5
WHEEL CENTER BORE (mm): 71.5
LUG NUT SIZE: 12x1.5
Does anyone know if this rim fits my Mazda6

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Here's what will fit a Mazda 6:

2005 Mazda
Mazda 6

Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
Center Bore: 67.1
Hardware:12x1.50 Lug
Offset: 48-55mm


This means the bolt pattern is right, but you will need a hubcentric ring with an outer diameter of 71.5 mm and an inner diamter of 67.1 mm. You can search for hubcentric ring on Goolge and find several sites pretty easily. E-bay isn't a bad place to look either. Also, check the offset to make sure it falls in the range listed above. Last, the rim width for that tire should be 5.5"-7.5".

You're on the right track...just check those last couple details and you should be good to go. :D
 

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Standard 215/50-17 tires on OEM alloys.

Summer: Continental ExtremeContact DW (Z-rated). Very impressed! Plenty of grip, quiet, smooth, great steering response, and good-looking. (They perform better after break-in; I noticed a huge improvement after 500 to 1000 miles).

Winter: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 (V-rated). The colder it gets, the better they are. Wonderful winter tires. Great traction on anything I experienced this past winter, great in the wet, superb in dry conditions. Quiet, smooth-riding, and wonderful steering response.

Here are the Contis:

Mazda6 (new tires) 017.jpg Mazda6 (new tires) 018.jpg Mazda6 (new tires) 006.jpg Mazda6 (new tires) 016.jpg Mazda6 (new tires) 009.jpg
 

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both set on oem alloys
standard 215/50R17 tires for winter: Nokian wr g2 all weather. great tire, ran them all year round and still have lots of tread left. great tire in the snow as well.

225/40R18 tires for summer: Nitto Neogen all season. great in the rain. nice tread and sidewall design. just got them so haven't tried them in the dry conditions yet.
 

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Nexxen there cheap and they work, real quiet to good in rain. no squeeling when corning hard.
 

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I just picked up a set of Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's in 215/45/18 for the OEM MS6 wheels. I bought the car with some LM-60's on it, so I have no prior experience with summer tires, but so far, they're great! Having spent most of my time with previous cars on all season's, these things are like glue. I can't imagine what a $2-300 tire feels like! But for $144 mounted and balanced each, I think it's a hell of a tire.
 

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Good Year Eagle F1 GS-D3 205/55/16. Just put them on this week. Tyre dealer tried to talk me out of them..... I think he thought it was a waste on a family car!
 

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Just got a set of Sumi HTR Z lll installed this past week. Unbelievable price at Tirerack. Came out to $369 total installed for 4 tires, including rebate. First impressions seems to be positive, and will update as the miles come on.
 

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goodyear eagle gt... good grip, noisy, 10k and lookin to replace already,
 
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