Originally Posted by StiMan
Frankley I have no need. So I skid abit, I think I just need to tone down starts when its wet. Im 16, I dont need to have more grip at starts-- could make me more likely to want to push my accelerations and race.
Yes, but if you need to make a sudden stop, having more performance oriented tires (not slicks of course) really can help you. The thing with performance tires is that there is more rubber on the ground.
Lets say that this is your conventional tire.
And lets have this be your more performance oriented tire.
Now I know what you might say..."those tires only come on low profile cars. But lets look further. From your sig I assume your Camry is a 99ish. So I will now go to TireRack and get you photos of what is available for your car.
This is for your car in your size. For $49 a piece they are H rated (meaning overall better performance and higher speed capability). Not saying that you will use it, but at normal driving, they will perform better than these next tires.
In the first tire, there are bigger cuts (this is used to keep more airflow and keep the tire nice and cool to precent overhating and a possible blowout). Also the first tire has more rubber to the ground, so this means better cornering (performance or otherwise). The issue of safety here is that the performance tires have more rubber to the ground, so if you need to make a sudden stop to avoid an accident, you know they wont give out on you and skid. This is just one of the things you should discuss with your parents before getting new tires. Performance tires/brakes are designed for higher needs, but will perform better with regular driving than your standard OEM replacement part.
P.S. Keeping your tires cool will ultimately prevent one of these