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    Cooper Ties

    Does anyone have the Cooper ZEON RS3-G1 tires on their SVO? Opinions?

    If not these tires, which tires do you have?
    Thanks!

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    That's an all-season tire, is that what you're looking for specifically? If the car is never going to be driven in temps below ~45F, you could go with summer-only tires like their RS3-S. My 84 had a fresh set of those on the OEM wheels when I purchased the car. They seemed pretty decent for the few months I had them on before swapping for aftermarket wheels with different rubber.


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    SVO's: 1986 SVO
    Living in WA, we deal with a lot of rainy days, so an all season tire would be practical.

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    ran a set on one of my daily drivers, but it's been nearly 20 years ago. they were OK, but started to have a lot of trouble with punctures after about 1/2 tread.
    When I took them off, I noticed why.. they are THIN! you could almost fold these things up like paper after they were half tread.
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    SVO's: 1986 SVO
    Any recommendations?

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    SVO's: 86-1C & 86-1E
    hancook, kuhmo, bridgestone, Yokahoma-- big names, decent luck with Falken, Fuzion

    Even with the bigger names, keep with a UTOG in the 200-300 range, otherwise, they tend to be less sticky.
    You will get more miles out of higher UTOG tires, but less performance. It's really about what you're looking for.

    As you're concerned about rain... look for something with what I call a 'direct away' pattern -- example--

    This is not what I would call a 'direct away' pattern, but this tire might do decent int he rain due to the big channels.
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    these are direct away patterns....

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    they push the water towards the outside of the tire. in my experience this type of pattern works better in the rain.
    Myself, I prefer something with the directional tread AND a channel, like the tire on the left.


    all opinions posted here are mine, and others may disagree...
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    Thanks for all the information Eric, much appreciated.

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