Happy TGIF Autoblog readers. Coinciding with our series on how to best outfit the Autoblog Project Car we're beginning a new weekly feature called "Ask Autoblog." It won't always have to do with the project car but to start things off we'll ask which tires do you think are best for the 1999 Escort ZX2 for Solo II racing as well as daily driving? Oh, and they have to be under $100 at one of the major retailers like Tire Rack, Discount Tire etc. The tire size has to be 205/55/15. So that limits what type of tires are available. Here's an assortment of what I found at Tire Rack. Since they're the easiest to browse online I used their prices. They are not sponsoring this entry and I may buy the actual tires locally. Remember I live in Chicago so all-season performance might be worth contemplating. And cost is very important. The lower the better. We'd like to hear personal experiences, first hand accounts and just plain old opinions from you.

? BFGoodrich g-Force Sport (Ultra High Performance Summer) $74
? Bridgestone Potenza RE750 (Ultra High Performance Summer) $91
? Dunlop SP Sport 8000 (Ultra High Performance Summer) $85
? Dunlop SP Sport FM901 (Ultra High Performance Summer) $68
? Kumho ECSTA Supra 712 (Ultra High Performance Summer) $62
? Yokohama AVS ES100 (Ultra High Performance Summer) $77
? Continental ContiExtremeContact (Ultra High Performance All-Season) $69
? Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Asymmetrical (Ultra High Performance All-Season) $92
? Kumho Ecsta ASX (Ultra High Performance All-Season) $66
? BFGoodrich Traction T/A V (High Performance All-Season) $78
? Bridgestone Potenza G009 (High Performance All-Season) $78
? Goodyear Eagle GT-HR (High Performance All-Season) $76 ($25 off for a set)
? Pirelli P6 Four Seasons (High Performance All-Season) $80
? Yokohama Avid V4S (High Performance All-Season) $73
? BFGoodrich Radial T/A (Performance All-Season) $83
? Bridgestone Potenza RE910 (Performance All-Season) $85
? Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (Performance All-Season) $73
? Kumho ECSTA 711 (High Performance Summer) $52

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