to explain more, i want the stickiest summer tires for cornering. i dont really care about the snow because im not taking tight turns while its snowing. i think all summer tires to some degree are able to handle snow on low or medium speed? if u think that was a dumb comment, feel free to take a jab.
the tires im looking for would be borderline track tires but durable streets.
Summer tires have marginal traction at best in the snow. If you want to get summer tires, you should get another set of wheels and put winter tires on them. I have a friend who runs summer tires year round on his BMW 325i, but I don't think he actually tries to go anywhere when it snows. The one time he did, I seem to remember he described it as "scary."
And DOT R-compound aren't just "borderline" track tires...
$100 (200 tread wear) Falken Azenis RT-615; normal street tire: very very good in dry and fair in wet.
$80 (200 tread wear) Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212; normal street tire: very good in dry and ok in wet.
$200 (100 tread wear) Toyo Proxes RA-1; basically a race tire: super in dry and bad in wet.
$200 (60 tread wear) Yokohama ADVAN A032R; basically a race tire: super in dry and bad in wet.
I would think that unless one really needs the ultra grip the price is not worth it due to tire wear. Depending on the [size] one wants to run the Azenis or the Ventus are good picks (they seem to be just odd of each other in filament size ... speedo reasons...).
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