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The RE760 and Indy 500 score the best (in your size and of the Ultra High Performance category) on TireRacks reviews. The Conti is the only "wont break the bank" tire in the Max Performance category that rates really high. The S. Drive and KDW are great tires too and they are ranked as the next two available in your size. I've had personal experience with all but the Continental and they are all great tires... They range from $118 (Firestone) to $139 (BFGoodrich) per tire from TR...
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I like the Bridgestone RE760 and Continental Extreme Contact DW. The RE760 is going to be the quieter, smoother ride performance will still be at a level higher than the average driver would need. If you drive on the very spirited side Continental DW may be better for you. I have the same car and if it were me I would do the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport, it's provides the best mix of ride comfort and performance and comes at a very good price.
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I'd like to add to this thread, being in Montreal also and looking for tires on an IS250AWD. I do have dedicated Blizzak LM-60 winter tires, however I usually switch to summer tires early and return to winter tires late in the fall so the tires see temps in the 30F-50F range. A recent chat with Tirerack recommended all-seasons for my application, mainly due to low-temp use.
I am looking for good dry & wet traction but not ultimate performance, I still want a quiet & reasonably comfortable tire, in the lower price bracket. My choices so far:
Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
Bridgestone RE760 Sport
Kumho Ecsta 4X
I am leaning to the Kumho 4X for its good reviews and lowest price of all, or the Kumho LE for the summer alternative. I'd rather not spend the extra $100 or so for the other models, unless they are significantly better.
Any input will be appreciated ! Thanks in advance.
P.S. can't seem to update my location from VT to Montreal, QC...
Last edited by Nathaluc; 03-24-12 at 09:52 AM..
Reason: Added comment on location...