Hello again everyone. I come to you with a simple yet divise question. What tires should I choose for my lovely 2006 WRX Sedan. I have finally chosen my wheels from tirerack and now am searching for some good rubber to have installed.

These should look great on my Aspen White WRX.
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Now I know there are a bunch of factors in deciding what tire to select so here is some of my criteria:

  • They need to have good wear life.
  • Handle decently in the rain.
  • Have a somewhat complaint ride and not be overly loud.
  • Be able to handle maybe one Autocross a year (fingers crossed for 2017).

Now I have some choices that I have come up with but I want to hear from you, especially those who have had first hand experience with them. And once again I am open to all suggestions. So here are my contenders.

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These are the current leaders at the moment from what I have read in reviews and on various forums.

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I have no formed opinions of these beside they are always used in comparisons with the others.

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I have read that these wear quickly and are overly loud.

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And here is undoubtedly everyone’s favorite tire but they are more expensive and I am worried I won’t be happy with the wear life.

So what say you People of the Republic of Oppositelock?