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As I do every now and then, I checked out www.tirerack.com and looked at the 225/60/14 offerings. No more Dunlop GT Qualifier in that size. I looked at www.dunloptire.com and they don't show that size any more.

All Tirerack has these days are the Yokohama Avid S/T, the Sumitomo HTR 4, the venerable BFGoodrich Radial T/A, the Goodyear Pilot XGT H4, and the Hoosier slicks.

Anyone know if Dunlop has really discontinued that size?
 

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I don't know if they discontinued them. But even if they did. It's no big loss. As the Dunlops are not that great of a tire for our cars.
 

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True...but

My problem is that the choices of 225/60/14's in the US is so small you can count them on one hand.
 

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The Yokohama Avid S/T are suppose to be really good tires for the Supra's and Celica's. They have a high customer ratings and I seen a few write ups on them. There was one guy with a MKII Supra. Who said they were really good. That's going to be my next choice.
 

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Really? I guess once all of mine-dunlops- wears out I'll be looking for yokohamas and others. Performance wise, I can't really say, as the dunlops are my first set of tires since 2000 when I first bought it. It'd be nice to try on different sets and see the difference in performance
 

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You forgot about Falken ZE-502 ZEIX, great tire...great price. $45 each, h-rated (420 treadwear, A traction and A temp). I got mine from http://www.vulcantire.com and got them in a couple of days.
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dynamic73 said:
The Yokohama Avid S/T are suppose to be really good tires for the Supra's and Celica's. They have a high customer ratings and I seen a few write ups on them. There was one guy with a MKII Supra. Who said they were really good. That's going to be my next choice.
That would have been me that did that writeup... and with ~10K on them, I completely reverse my decision. For the first 500 miles or so they were great.... They suck ass on dry pavement. Of course, they are great wintertime tires (good in snow even).. but thats mostly because they are sport truck tires (Hence the S/T designation...)
 

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Hrmmm...

The www.falkentire.com website says otherwise...

Can anybody comfirm this (the 225/60/14 size has been discontinued?? Check either Vulcan, Tire Rack, Discount Tires, or even Sears???
 

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225/60R14 are getting harder and harder to find. You'll have to take whatever's available.. even if it means getting a tire thats been sitting in a warehouse for 5-10 years. Besides, you're not going to get V nor Z rated performance tires that are worth anything in that size especially with that tall of a profile.

You could step up to large wheels. Plenty of tires in 16" and 17" sizes.

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Hrmmm...

The www.falkentire.com website says otherwise...

Can anybody comfirm this (the 225/60/14 size has been discontinued?? Check either Vulcan, Tire Rack, Discount Tires, or even Sears???

thats what i was told at work (tire plus) when i ordered them, one of the salesguys found me a set at another store but he had to do some digging.
 

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Falken tires are still available as I've been shopping around today for new tires.
Through the years I've tried Dunlop, Goodyear, BF Goodrich and something called VISA, which was a cheaper tire just like Falken. If I remember correctly the VISA was a predecessor to the Falken, as they had the same tread design. I felt the VISA/Falken was a hard tire and didn't grip as well as others, but they are inexpensive.
I've bought two cars in the past with BF Goodrich tires. Never liked them and immediately changed them.

IMHO the Michelen Pilot is the way to go. A little more expensive, but a quiet great handling tire in dry and wet conditions. They have also lasted longer than the others. Snow is a different story, so bring your chains.

However, I'm concerened because after several phone calls, I've been told that the Pilot is on backorder and they may be discontinued!!
I've located a set of four and will have them next week, Amen!!
I'm, thinking if they are going to be discontinued that I may buy up four more for safe keeping.
Any opinions on the Pilot? Its availability?

What are all of us going to do in the years to come when all the manufacturers have cut us off???
Rick
 

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I work at sears and we had a michelin rep come around a month ago or so, I asked her about the pilots and she mentioned that since they don't get many orders in that size they'll probably discontinue them. They were thinking of stopping all pilots in a 14" wheel except for a couple of the most popular sizes. Which means they'd only come in a 195/60/14 and maybe a 185/60/14. Both of which just suck for us. Once my pilots get worn out I'll be upgrading to 16s, especially since I want something more than an H rated tire.
 

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F- the pilots. Overpriced without much performance gain.

The Zeix 225/60-14's wont be discontinued either. They are making too much money off of them. They almost control the market at this point and they know it.

Honestly our tire choices are between the sumito and falken's. Pilots are >2x as much, and the S/T's are crap truck tires.

As far as buying up a stock of tires for future use, storing tires is a bad idea. They have a shelf life, though many do not know that. There are storage options that can extend the shelf life, but hard to maintain.

--BillyM
Zeix are great, and vulcantire.com is one of the best companies I have ever done business with. Very professional, good communication.
 
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