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Some of these discount tires are made side by side in the same plant with the name brands. Just different names. If your not tracking the car you'll never notice the difference. IMO
 

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I have Riken Raptor ZR tires and have no complaints. Even went to the track with them, but I have only been the one time so I have no comparison on performance differences.
 

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Yea, I just took my set of Rikens off. Its a good tire and gripped real well.More road noise than the Michlen PS I have on now. After two years, the wear came on quick. For 50 bucks a piece it sounds good. Check the $$$ for new ones first to compare.
 

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I had a set of Rikkens for my last set. Bought them new for $555 installed (225-40-18's) and they were awesome. In fact, I had michelin pilot sports after the rikkens and while noisier, the Rikkens had better grip IMO. They are a summer tire though.
 

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They are 'ultra high performance summer' tires.
 

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They are 'ultra high performance summer' tires.
+1 UHP's -If it sleets or snows and you have them on your car still...call a cab. Snow tires are a must around New England if you want to be in control. Good tire in decent weather but terrible in the winter for shure.
 

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^ I'm using my stock 17's with Kuhmo all seasons for winter, they have enough traction to get my through.

Most likely I'll get those Rikens. He also has 2 255/35/18 Nexens with 80% thread for $40 each. should i get those instead of 2 rikens?
 

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^ I'm using my stock 17's with Kuhmo all seasons for winter, they have enough traction to get my through.

Most likely I'll get those Rikens. He also has 2 255/35/18 Nexens with 80% thread for $40 each. should i get those instead of 2 rikens?
No ,IMO Id keep the set of 4 tires all matched.
 
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