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Summer / All Season Tires

Iím having a bit of a quandary about whether to get specifically summer tires or all seasons . It looks like thereís no tread warranty at all for the summers from what Ive researched vs a 50,000 mile warranty for all seasons . Since I have dedicated snows is there any reason not to just go for the summers ? I donít track my car but I do like to have fun in the corners . Would 25000 miles be a reasonable estimate for a softer summer tire ?

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Since you have a set of dedicated winters, I'd suggest going All-Seasons.

You can find some pretty nice "high performance" all seasons that won't kill you if it's raining out. I've had great luck with my Falkens.

That, and you won't have to worry about any freak snow-storms at odd times of the year if you haven't had a chance to swap to your winters yet.

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I've heard of dedicated summer tires lasting anywhere from 10K miles to 80K miles. It can vary from the tire construction itself, to your style of driving, and the types/conditions or roadways you drive on.

If you're looking for tires that'll more than likely last past 50K miles, then a high performance all-season tire is also what I'd recommend. I also have dedicated winter wheels/tires, but I still prefer a higher-performance all-season compared to a summer tire. They'll provide more than enough grip for day-to-day driving, and will still allow you to have a little fun on your favorite back road. Plus, there's that treadlife warranty, and the fact that you won't fear driving in light snow or temps lower than 45 degrees...


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I personally prefer, and own, a separate set of wheels/tires for winter and a set for summer, using summer performance tires. I drive pretty aggressive, at times, so I wanted to try a strict summer tire. They do a great job, but depending on how long they last will determine if I go with them again.

I've only put about 4,200 miles on the summer set, so I can't argue the longevity yet, but the tread is wearing nicely and still have a lot of meat left on them. 25,000 miles is about what I was thinking when I purchased my summer set, but time will tell.

But, like the two before me posted...if you're looking for a 50,000 mile tire, you'll probably want the all seasons.

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Michelin has made some great strides with tread life on their Pilot Super Sport and Pilot Sport 4's - I could easily see you getting 35-45k miles out of a set. Driving aggressively often, running higher speeds (80+), or driving in high heat will reduce the life though. I ran about 34k on my PSS's on my 6 - they would have lasted longer but I did not rotate them (bent rims in the back made rotating a tires-off affair, laziness prevailed), and my PSS's on my ATS are looking fantastic after about 17k. Other things to think about are tire noise and ride harshness (sidewall stiffness), which summer tires are usually worse on compared to a good all-season (although if you're going from factory Dunlops I can't imagine it's much worse lol).

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Unless your mazda is a strict "weekend only" car don't buy summer tires there's all season tires that perform just as good or even better then summer tires.

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Thanks for all the replies , I think I’m either going to go with Bridgestones RE980AS or General Gmax 05 AS . I can get them close to my place and the Michelin’s are just too pricey for me . I read that the RE980AS is 5 lbs heavier a tire , is that really noticeable?

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Ordered the Bridgestones this morning , $195 CAN / tire at my local small tire shop .Looking forward to having some new rubber on those 19” Mazda beauty rims .

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Unless your mazda is a strict "weekend only" car don't buy summer tires there's all season tires that perform just as good or even better then summer tires.
Except when you need to stop quickly on wet pavement.

All-season tires are designed to retain water on the tread (that is how they can "stick" to light snow), which gives you a water-to-water interface when you are driving on wet pavement.

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Except when you need to stop quickly on wet pavement.

All-season tires are designed to retain water on the tread (that is how they can "stick" to light snow), which gives you a water-to-water interface when you are driving on wet pavement.

What kinda garbage is that?

Get an ultra performance All Season tires like the General G-Max AS-05 and youíll be fine.

I just bought a set for my 2015 Mazda 6 and they are amazing in the wet.

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