August of last year, I had a set of summer performance tires installed. I am fortunate to live in a climate where summer tires can be used pretty much all year. The level of grip is almost intoxicating. The problem is, by summer, the manufacturers mean ONE SUMMER. lol. I realize a tire with a 280 treadwear rating isn't going to last very long. Having said all that, I have accepted the fact I can't afford to replace my tires twice a year. I'm switching back to all seasons. What has been a good compromise between life and performance for everyone? I should mention, my tires are 215/45/17; my wheels are 8" wide.