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Tire Suggestions Required

The Civic is due for new tires and the wife and I are not sure which path to take to get the most for our money. Presently the car is fitted with Nitto Neo Gen tires, which work rather well though road noise is on the high side. Stock fitment is Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2's which are readily available both on Tirerack and through the local dealership. The cars role is that of a daily driver with an occasional auto-cross tossed in for fun once a month or every other month.


2008 Honda Civic Si
Power: 200bhp
Curb Weight: 2800lbs
Driving conditions: Summer Dry/Wet (No snow)

Stock fitment:
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Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
$129.00 ea.
240AA Treadwear Rating

Current fitment:
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Nitto NeoGen
$140.00 ea.
280AA Treadwear Rating

Alternatives considered:
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Continental ExtremeContact DW
$123.00 ea.
340AA Treadwear Rating

Yokohama S.Drive
$113.00 ea.
300AA Treadwear Rating

I'm open to other options as well, but I see no reason to buy all-seasons given Florida's climate nor do I feel options much more expensive than listed above are needed in regard to the power output and weight, despite the fact that she drives enthusiastically at times.
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get some 305/50/19's and be done with it.
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what size tires?
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I'm a HUGE fan of the Nitto NT555 Extremes, the street tires. Awesome grip, good wear, decently quiet, excellent wet and dry traction. I've auto crossed these many times, and they do very well.
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Yokohama.
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what size tires?

Knew I forgot something from the OP. 215/45R17
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I have the S-Drives on my s2k right now and they're absolutely fantastic. It doesn't rain much here (San Diego) so when it does the roads are very slippery, and the Yokohamas really shine.
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Nankang NSII's

Had them on my g8, with almost 500 at the wheels, never lost traction unless I wanted to.

My local shop that does a lot of drifting uses the Nankang NSII's.....cheap....30k tired iirc......

The ones on my g8 were front: 245/35/20 and rear was 275/30/20.....fronts cost me 98....rears were 110......each......

The owner of my g8 still has those same tires from 2010....Got the wheels/tires Feb 2010....32k miles.....car now has over 60k.....
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I have the S-Drives on my s2k right now and they're absolutely fantastic. It doesn't rain much here (San Diego) so when it does the roads are very slippery, and the Yokohamas really shine.

I want to race you in my EVO. It's funny.
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports

I'm running them for summer tires on my jcw mini and love them.
I'm actually running the same size, 215/45/17

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...w=false&cs=215
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the michelins are awesome tires but I think they are trying to go more budget oriented.

I love mine too. would definitely recommend if that's what you are looking for. they cost more but are supposed to last as well as perform.
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Stock tires.
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I had a set of Dunlop SP Sport Signature on my Mazda3 and LOVED them. Huge upgrade from the Goodyear RS-A OEM tires on the 3.

They're available in your size from what I can see, $116/ea on TireRack. The size I had were VR rated so they carried a 60K mile warranty, but the W/Y rated in your size don't have a mileage warranty but carry a 420AA/A treadwear rating. I'll definitely be picking up a set of them again when I need tires next.
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Hankook Ventus V12 Evo.

Cheap, quiet, grippy, awesome in the wet, and pretty durable. I daily-drive my IS300 (also 215-45-17) and run autocross on the weekends on the same rubber. I think it's the best overall value summer tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....s+V12+evo+K110
http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...mparison-tests
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The V12's seem interesting... I just hate to take my advice from a C&D article as their writing has been known to bias toward brands and advertising backers more than fact-focused journalism.
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