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My daughter drives a 17 manual with the OE tires and rear ended someone while driving home from school. So after repairs, I'm driving it and notice the braking is not good in the rain. From what I have read online the low resistance tires do not have the grip of standard tires. I am looking for replacements after 32K miles. Any suggestions of a better tire for wet roads? I have snow tires for it so that is not an issue. I looking for stopping and safety. Thanks for any suggestions.

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I have Yokohama Avid Ascend LX on my 09. Very good tire in wet and snow.
Anything Michelin is good too.
 

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How worn were the tires? Aside from the cheapest, no-name tire you can find, it's hard to say which is the worst or best tire for use in the rain.

Like I tell my kids that drive my Versa. You break it? The next one is on you. Drive per the conditions.

FWIW, I'll need new 'summers' for our 2015 Versa. Still got the OEM continentals that are well worn. I have it's winter time Firestone Winterforces on it now. They go like a tank in the snow with those.
 

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People need to read up on how tread becomes the water pumps that pump water out of the middle of tire to greatly lower hydroplaning, then you get where you can look at tread pattern to tell if the tire will be worse in the wet. Some directional tires for water if put on backwards of the arrow can be the most dangerous tires on earth in the rain, instead of draining water from tire they stack it up and car is undriveable in rain.
 

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Soon after purchasing my '16 Versa I bought 2 Kumho Solus TA11's and put on it. I'm about 10K miles usage into them and have never felt them slip in any way, form or fashion. When the other 2 tires wear out in what I'm estimating will be another 10-15K miles I plan to replace them with 2 more of the TA11's. The rating on the TA11's are traction-A, temperature-B, and tread wear 700 and have a 75K miles warranty. A set of 4 of the TA11's can be had on eBay from one seller for $214. plus you have to either find your own installer or pay extra and use one of their installers. I don't suggest buying these on my recommendation only do some research and read other reviews to see if it's a tire you think you'd be happy with or not. I used to run Kumho tires on an old '88 Ford Escort years ago. I ran several sets of them and they always performed to my satisfaction and lasted approximately as long as the mileage warranty listed. Thus far the two I have on my car have so little wear after 10K miles I can't tell it by looking at the tires. I recently ordered a tire depth gauge so I can keep a check on them and see how fast they are actually wearing.
 
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