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Tour_Racer00
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Which tires? new
#1183785 - 03/04/06 07:19 AM

Its that time of the year again, time for new tires. 215/45/17s would be the size I'm looking for because I'm not sure if 225s will fit but I might end up giving them a quick try anyway. So far I have it narrowed down to these, feel free to add one that you thought was kickass

BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW NT
225/45R-17 90Y B, $133
Treadwear: 300
Traction: A
Temperature: A
Speed Rating: ZR



Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
215/45ZR-17 87W VSB, $159
Treadwear: 280
Traction: A
Temperature: A
Speed Rating: ZR



Nitto NT NeoGen ZR
215/45ZR-17 91W BLK, $107
Treadwear: 280
Traction: A
Temperature: A
Speed Rating: ZR



Yokohama AVS ES100
215/45ZR-17 87W BSW, $117.00
Treadwear: 280
Traction: A
Temperature: A
Speed Rating: ZR


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rkneeshaw
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Re: Which tires?
#1183841 (Re: Tour_Racer00) 03/04/06 01:45 PM

eagle F1's won top place in a car and driver review of 11 top tires a month or so ago.

I found the ES100's, while I really liked them, wore too fast.

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Matt R
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Re: Which tires? new
#1183925 (Re: Tour_Racer00) 03/04/06 04:49 PM

I like the G-forces.

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Tour_Racer00
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Re: Which tires? new
#1183935 (Re: rkneeshaw) 03/04/06 05:09 PM

Originally posted by rkneeshaw3.0:
eagle F1's won top place in a car and driver review of 11 top tires a month or so ago.



I read that issue, thats why I'm considering them. I just don't know if anybody has had any experience with them

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Blue Goose
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Re: Which tires? new
#1184023 (Re: Tour_Racer00) 03/04/06 07:40 PM

I, too have been looking at tires recently and from the tires that you mentioned, after all the research that I did I would go with the Eagle F1, hands down. But an opinion from someone who has them on their car would be best.

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2.3Turbochicken
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Re: Which tires? new
#1184195 (Re: Blue Goose) 03/05/06 04:55 AM

g-force kdw nt will perform great wear fast and become noisey very fast. take a peak at the g-force sports. they seem to be wearing better for people while still offering a half quiet tread. prolly a little less expensive too. btw I'm an NTB employee, not just ranting randomly

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Pudmunkie
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Re: Which tires? new
#1184222 (Re: 2.3Turbochicken) 03/05/06 05:44 AM

Father and I put Eagle f1's on the Audi. The stick and stick and stick, then they stick some more. I love those tires

If you have the means, I highly suggest it.

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gotapex
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Re: Which tires? new
#1184711 (Re: Pudmunkie) 03/06/06 06:59 AM

What are you trying to accomplish with the tires? Best dry weather grip? Best life? Good wet performance?

The Goodyears are probably the best all around tire. The KDW will give you slightly better wet performance, but much worse dry.

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Tour_Racer00
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Re: Which tires? new
#1184721 (Re: gotapex) 03/06/06 07:18 AM

Originally posted by gotapex:
What are you trying to accomplish with the tires? Best dry weather grip? Best life? Good wet performance?

The Goodyears are probably the best all around tire. The KDW will give you slightly better wet performance, but much worse dry.



I really don't give a [censored] when its wet, I won't be pushing my car to the limits then, I really want the best dry performance that won't wear down too fast.

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gotapex
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Re: Which tires? new
#1184735 (Re: Tour_Racer00) 03/06/06 08:02 AM

Originally posted by 00_HO_Contour:
Originally posted by gotapex:
What are you trying to accomplish with the tires? Best dry weather grip? Best life? Good wet performance?

The Goodyears are probably the best all around tire. The KDW will give you slightly better wet performance, but much worse dry.



I really don't give a [censored] when its wet, I won't be pushing my car to the limits then, I really want the best dry performance that won't wear down too fast.




Sounds like a plan. The Goodyears are the best dry tires of those you've posted. Tire life seems very reasonable as well. You'll probably lose a lot of life to tread squirm if you do any heavy tracking, but for street use, they're great tires.

Also, you'll notice some tramlining on the freeway with them. It shouldn't be bad with relatively thin tires like that, but it's something to consider.

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