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post #31 of 120 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 03:08 PM
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225/60R16
Goodyear Assurance w/Tripple-Tred technology
About $150 CND each from local supplier.
About 10000 KM
Dry Traction 9
Wet Traction 10
Snow Traction N/A

Absolutely awsome tire here. 100X better than the 235/60R16 Goodyear Integrity tires that came on the car. I don't yet have too many KM on them, but from my experience, they are awsome tires. I would suggest these tires to anyone. My car has the 4.6 V8 with trac-loc rear end and I can only spin these tires for at most a couple feet off the line. The integrity's would almost totally loose traction.

I won't get a snow rating as these tires won't be run in the snow. I just switched them over to my new rims and I've got some Michelins on the old rims for winter use. I drove home 5 KM from getting my tires switched over, and I can already tell they aren't nearly as good as the goodyears. I'll miss them through the winter.

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Dry traction- N/A
Wet Traction- N/A
Snow traction- 10
Ice traction - 10

My neighbor just took them off a Ranchero he had for parts and gave them to me, about half the studs are still there, lots of tread left. They are old tires, but these are the best damn snow tires Ive ever seen. The Firestones are pretty much done so I figured Id give them a try, and wow. The tire shop guy said they look kinda outta place on a car, but suits me just fine.

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225/60/15

Falken Ziex ZE-512

dry traction - 9
wet traction - don't know yet
snow traction - are you kidding?
ice traction - to be determined
speed rating - h (130mph.)

i just got these babies friday night and have yet to get any results other than dry traction, but with these things my 94 is a different type of animal now, they are really sticky, with my other mixed group of pos 215/70/r15's(bf goodrich precepts, and arizonian silver editions, blecch!) i would be able to burn them like crazy, and it was rather difficult to get really aggressive with my driving, i was always feeling like i was just a hair away from losing it if i pushed any harder,

but with these tires i feel totally surefooted under hard cornering conditions. and did i mention sticky, i can barely get any wheelspin unless i really want to, with the others they would break traction at random under acceleration from a stop, i got the set for 284 bux and change out the door mounted and balanced with road hazard and 4 free tire replacement certificates from discount tire, including lifetime rotation and balancing and free flat repair. so i think it's a purty good deal, highly recommend them.

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post #34 of 120 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 10:02 AM
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dry traction 9 ......1.90 second 60ft time....woot!
wet traction 8
snow traction 8
ice traction 8

I could've bought these tires $62.00 each from my job, but I don't really have time at work this week to mount them myself They are mounted on stock 6.5 inch wheels, even though they recommend 7 inch minimum. There is no noticable roll in fast corners.

These tires hook pretty well on the street. 8 inches of tread on the pavement and I can powerslide a corner then recover no problem....not like I'm a maniac driver- just had to test them out a couple times. These tires won't go up in smoke from a 10 mph roll like my previous used freebie 235/70/15 Michelin rear tires. The only way to make 'em spin is from a dead stop. Second gear scratches are just a slight chirp now They have a great resistance to going up in smoke and just leave a short pair of dark black marks from a dead stop. I haven't tried stalling the converter and launching, that might be a different story. Hopefully they will still be fresh when the new motor goes in.

Probably any moderate performance tire would impress me compared to what was on there before. Just saying these tires aren't junk

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Update- these tires are great on ice.
- look at that 60' time, they just burned the track clean and added vht though

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$50 - $100 each Used on eBay ($255 each on TireRack)
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Dry Traction: 9.5
Wet Traction: 7
Snow Traction: ??? (What is this thing “snow” of which you speak. )

I absolutely love these tires… HOWEVER, they do not last very long and are very susceptible to scrubbing the corners off (i.e. The alignment has to be dead on the edges will wear VERY rapidly) I estimate that brand new tires would last about 10K to 20K miles on an MN12. Considerably less if you have plenty of power.

These are a rather rare size tire, but if you need/want this size they are realistically priced if you don’t mind buying used tires on eBay.

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Dry Traction: 5
Wet: 7
Snow: 6

These came with the car and I would not recommend them for any aggressive drivers. Dry traction is horrid. At WOT shift 1-2 they lose traction so bad the car starts to go sideways. And from a dead stop, forget it. Wet traction is decent and snow traction is ok. They also have a pretty squishy sidewall almost like a snow tire. If you like crappy overpriced tires, buy these.

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245/60/15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Dry: 9
Wet: 9
Snow: n/a (Just snowed this morning, about to find out!)

Wayyyy better than stock size (205/70/15), hugs the road much better and more control at higher speeds.

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245/45r17
kuhmo ecsta asx
mid 90 per tire
dry-9
wet- 5-7 (depends if your playing then obviously none but regular driving 6)
snow-n/a south texas!!

i love them this is the second set installed last week of january. first set lasted 12,000 miles but i used them to autocross everymonth. drop the pressure to 25 front and 20 rear and the traction is great for a street tire. (no doubt i could probably shave 2 seconds with comp tires)
great summer tire for street/mild autocross perfect for south texas
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Size:255/50/16 (Sport Rims)
Brand/Model: BFGoodwrich G-Force Sports
Price Paid: Apox. $400
Mileage so far: 10,000
Dry Traction: 10/10
Wet Traction: 8/10
Snow Traction: 2/10
Additional Comments: Awesome tires for the price! I highly recommend them to anyone. Nice stiff sidewall, great wet/dry traction and pretty quiet too. And the extra width looks fantastic. But I do NOT recommend these if you will be driving in any type of snow. Definatly a summer tire. Seem to be wearing nicely too. I have no complaints and they are a huge improvement over stock. Again, HIGHLY recommended!

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Size:235/55/16 (Sport Rims)
Brand/Model: Sumitumo Srixon 4
Price Paid: Apox. $295
Mileage so far: 15,000
Dry Traction: 7/10
Wet Traction: 5/10
Snow Traction: 3/10
Additional Comments: Not the best tires, but I'd say they were "OK". They weared out a little quicker than I expected. Also had somewhat of a soft sideway which tended to roll a bit under hard cornering and higher speeds. They were also real noisy, they tended to squeel alot around corners. You get what you pay for... I probably wouldn't recommend these tires. When I first got them I liked them, but after upgrading to the BFG's, they put these to shame.

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Size:245/60/15 (LX 15" Rims)
Brand/Model: BFGoodwrich Radial T/A
Price Paid: Apox. $315
Mileage so far: 20,000
Dry Traction: 8/10
Wet Traction: 6/10
Snow Traction: 4/10
Additional Comments: These were descent tires. Tended to have some roll to them at highway speed on the stock rims, which is understandable. Definatly an improvement over stock. Descent grip and they lasted quite a while. I'd recommend these tires.

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Size:245/45/17 (Mustang Bullit Rims)
Brand/Model: BFGoodwrich G-Force KDWS
Price Paid: Apox. $400 (est.)
Mileage so far: 8,000 (est.)
Dry Traction: 8/10
Wet Traction: 8/10
Snow Traction: 7/10
Additional Comments: I guess BFG just knows how to make tires! What can I say, these tires are pretty darn good too. Good all round grip, even in the snow. Not much sidewall roll, nice and quiet too. I'd also recommend these as some descent all year round tires.

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Size:215/70/15 (LX 15" Rims)
Brand/Model: Firestone Indy 500 AKA Firehawks
Price Paid: Apox. $350
Mileage so far: 25,000
Dry Traction: 8/10
Wet Traction: 9/10
Snow Traction: 7/10
Additional Comments: These had tremendous all round grip (dry, wet and snow). Great "all season" tires. I highly recommend them. They just grip the road no matter what the circumstances are. Quiet too...

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Size:245/60/15 (LX 15" Rims)
Brand/Model: Dunlop GT Qualifiers
Price Paid: Apox. $325
Mileage so far: 15,000
Dry Traction: 7/10
Wet Traction: 6/10
Snow Traction: 4/10
Additional Comments: These were "OK" tires. Three of my buddies have had them and pretty much got them for the raised white letters and wanted to try something other than the Radial T/As. I guess I'd recommend them, but in this size catagory I'd take the BFG Radial T/As over these. Traction in the snow is iffy, but wet/dry is pretty good. Alot of sidewall flex at highway speeds and they tend to roll around quick corners.

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I've just have to say BFG all the way!!




Note: All these tires had ther share of aggressive driving, cruising/traveling, many passes at the track and a fare share of burnouts. So I did wear them faster than normal.

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just my opinion, i'd personally pay 2x the cost for an american made tire than I would one of the Jap(falken) ,or korean(kumho) tires. These foreign tires cost many american tire builders their jobs each year. I know people want the best tire for the best price, but since I work in a tire factory I have been personally affected with Communist countries flooding the american market with their slave labor tires. Not trying to start a flame war, as stated above, this is my opinion.

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$44 each with employee discount, ~$69 each retail
~3,000 miles
Dry Traction: 8-9
Wet Traction: 8-9
Snow Traction: 0

These tires are VERY similar in tread design to the Firestone Firehawk Wide Ovals. They stick to the road like glue. With the tires I had on there before, if I took a turn just a little bit too fast, the rear would slide right out from under me, but with these tires, I haven't been able to get so much as a chirp from them, even when I'm trying. They have a 400 treadwear (translates to roughly 40,000 mile treadlife when properly inflated and rotated). I haven't really driven them much yet in the rain, so I can't really say for sure if my wet traction rating is accurate or not, I'm simply going off what I've encountered so far. These will be strictly Summer tires and will not see one snow flake, and to be completely honest I'm not sure I would want to drive them in the snow either.

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Yokohama avid s/t
$54 each $255.xx w/ ship for all 4
mileage 450miles
dry trac 10/10
wet trac 8/10
snow trac ???
additional comments: these tires are affordable and look great. my car hugs the road around winding roads and i love driving it w/ these tires. will definitly purchase again

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Size:255/55/16 (SC Rims rear)
Brand/Model: General UHP grabber
Price Paid: Apox. $88 each (tirerack includes shipping)
Mileage so far: 12k
Dry Traction: 9/10
Wet Traction: 10/10
Snow Traction: N/A
Additional Comments: These were very good tires and probably would have lasted much longer under normal conditions. I was really impressed with wet traction, you could barely tell the roads were wet with these. They are now worn out to my standards (about 1/16 from wear bar) These gave me my best times on the track to date altho they did spin just a little. I am buying another set.

Size:225/60/16 (SC Rims Front)
Brand/Model: general xp2000
Price Paid: Apox. $70 each shipped (tirerack)
Mileage so far: 12k
Dry Traction: 3/10
Wet Traction: 4/10
Snow Traction: N/A
Additional Comments: I am not very happy with these tires they squeal terribly in corners, i think they were chiseled from stone they haven't worn a bit. If you want the last tire you will ever buy these are it except they aren't even made anymore.
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nitto extreme 555

size:245/45zr17
brand/model:nitto extreme 555
price paid:$124.each+tax(discount tire)
mileage so far:1,200 miles rotated twice
dry traction:9/10
wet traction:9/10
snow traction:7/10

additional comments:very good tire for the money,long lasting tread when rotated with every 3rd oil change.have had this type of tire on other cars as well and it holds up very good.was very suprised when i got caught in a snow storm in michigan and had these on the car,they worked pretty good but the foot print is a little big for snow.
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mileage so far:1,200 miles
dry traction:8/10
wet traction:5/10
snow traction:1/10


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mileage so far: 20K
dry traction:9/10
wet traction:8/10
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BFGoodrich g-force T/A drag radial
$140/each
1500 miles
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10 --> 10
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10 --> 7.5 (for radials good traction some slip n' slide)
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10 --> No snow yet

If you are looking for a good drag radial that doesnt stick out and is worth it. Go for these tires. At the track they hook real nice. They are a real sticky tire. And in the rain they arent that bad. I had to drive to work 15 miles in a storm today and they handled just fine.

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BF Goodrich G-force T/A KDW

Size:255/45/17
Miles:50
Dry Traction:10
Wet:8
Price: 139 each shipped to my door.

cant say much else, just replaced some kumho's with these, and they made a world of difference...
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Size: 215/70R15
Brand and Model: Goodyear Assurance w/ Tripletread technology
Approximate Price Paid: $570 (all 4 mounted/balanced with free rotation's for life, Road Hazard Warranty & an 80000-mile tread life warranty)
Mileage so far on the tires: About 8000 miles (they are on from October - March....or whenever Winter weather gets here)
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10: 9.5
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10: 10
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10: 7.5 (10 is studded tires)
Additional Comments: I bought these in January for use in winter on my stock wheels. I have driven them in rain, mud, snow, slush, ice & dry weather. I really like how they perform but they aren't very good for heavily packed snow. Still the best 15" tire I've ever had on my car.....

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Size:255/50/16 (Sport Rims)
Brand/Model: BFGoodwrich G-Force Sports
Price Paid: Apox. $400
Mileage so far: 10,000
Dry Traction: 10/10
Wet Traction: 8/10
Snow Traction: 2/10
Additional Comments: Awesome tires for the price! I highly recommend them to anyone. Nice stiff sidewall, great wet/dry traction and pretty quiet too. And the extra width looks fantastic. But I do NOT recommend these if you will be driving in any type of snow. Definatly a summer tire. Seem to be wearing nicely too. I have no complaints and they are a huge improvement over stock. Again, HIGHLY recommended!
I concur on the G-Force Sports. I installed a set (same size 255/50/16) and I love them. They are smooth and stable up to highly illegal speeds, probably stable up to a lot faster than that, but my driveshaft is only a one piece Mark unit. Traction is superb, and they are very quiet on the highway. Wet traction is great. Don't know about snow yet, but it isn't looking promising. I'm hoping for another mild winter. If not I've got a set of All season Goodyears in storage.


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Falken Ziex 512

I just went from Falken Ziex 512 in 235/60/16 to the same tire in 255/50/16. Lost just a little bit in diameter, but gained a lot in width over the stock 225/60's. They look good, IMHO. Mine is lowered with Eibach's, too. Clearance, using '94 SC rims, looks to be the tightest at the upper ball joint, but there is still about 1/2" of room.

I mounted and balanced them myself. The 255/50's are a PITA to mount on the stock 16x7 SC rims, but that may be mostly due to the Falken design. They have a rim protection ridge that makes the whole sidewall quite stiff. The bead didn't want to seat very easily, either. Balance weight use was minimal, as was the last set of Falkens I had. I put about 80 miles on tham today, driving to the IHRA meet in Epping, NH. Ride is still nice, handling is nice, and the steering seems a little heavier, which is fine with me. If anyone wants pics, shoot me a PM, since I can't post them here.

Got them from Discount Tire Direct, for about $340 shipped, with the road hazard warranty.

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Size:ZR 245/50/16 on 16x8" AR rims
Brand/Model: Riken Raptors (Made by Michelin)
Price Paid: Apox. $350 (www.tiresavings.com has them for $62.00 each but I got them from Summit and paid more)
Mileage so far: 200

I have not had them long but so far I give them a thumbs up on handling and on looks.


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Product Line: Riken Raptor ZR Performance Tires
Rim Diameter (in): 16 in.
Tire Size: 245/50-16
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Tire Construction: Radial
Directional: Yes
Tire Diameter (in): 25.70 in.
Speed Rating: W
Minimum Recommended Rim Width (in): 7.00 in.
Maximum Recommended Rim Width (in): 8.50 in.
Section Width (in): 10.00 in.
Recommended Rim Width: 8 in.
Tire Size 1: 245
Tire Size 2: 50
Asymmetrical Tread Pattern: No
Tube Required: No
Belt Construction: Nylon-belted
UTQG Tread Wear Rating: 300
Traction Rating: AA
Temperature Rating: A
Tread Depth: 10/32 in.
DOT-Approved: Yes
Max Load Single (lbs): 1,609 lbs.


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Note that all prices paid I list are for all 4 tires, including mount/balance/fees/taxes/etc... and I usually don't buy road hazard coverage.

Size: 215/70R15
Brand and Model: Firestone FR680
Approximate Price Paid: came on the car
These tires lasted: 30,000
Dry Traction: 5
Wet Traction: 5
Snow Traction:7
The boring OEM tires... what can you say.

Size: 235/60R15
Brand and Model: Firestone Firehawk SS20 (became Indy 500)
Approximate Price Paid: $400
These tires lasted: 25,000
Dry Traction: 9
Wet Traction: 9
Snow Traction:4
These were a blast for 8 months of the year... the reduced ground clearance and wider contact patch/reduced ground pressure made them useless in winter conditions, though the tread design seemed to work fine. I don't think the stock rim being so narrow helped -- these tires wore out in the center first, and on every other set it was the inner shoulders that wore out first.

Size 225/60R16
Brand and Model: Goodyear Eagle GT II / "American Eagle"
Approximate Price Paid $400 (used, mounted to Mk. VIII rims)
These tires lasted: n/a (purchased used) (~17,000 miles in my usage, with about 70% tread at the start)
Dry Traction 9
Wet Traction 8
Snow Traction 5
These were the only Goodyear product I've ever been satisfied with.

Size 225/60R16
Brand and Model: Firestone FT70c
Approximate Price Paid $350
These tires lasted: 30,000
Dry Traction 8
Wet Traction 8
Snow Traction 8
These were my favorites of the 225/60R16's; they handled well and were quiet. Unfortunately, Firestone discontinued this tire about when I was ready to replace them.

Size 225/60R16
Brand and Model: Bridgestone Insignia SE200
Approximate Price Paid $290
These tires lasted: 44,000
Dry Traction 5
Wet Traction 5
Snow Traction 6
For a 225/60R16 these were low-performance tires. They were cheap and they did last a long time though.

Size 215/70R15
Brand and Model: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Approximate Price Paid $366
These tires lasted: just bought 'em
Dry Traction 9
Wet Traction 9
Snow Traction 8 after a few months of winter driving... the narrower tread vs. the 235's made a big difference
I think these tires outperform the Bridgestones I had, despite being the stock size.

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Size- 215/60R/16
Brand and Model- Falken Ziex 512
Approximate Price Paid- I didnt pay anything for the tires, They were on a car at work and they werent allowed to be kept on there, and they were brand new, so I took em. $48.00 mounted and balanced
Mileage so far on the tires- 1,000 miles
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10- 9
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10- 8
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10- N/A (10 being studded snow tires)
Additional Comments including whether you recommend them or not- They were balanced on a Hunter GSP9700 Roadforce balancer, and it did a pretty good job. The tires are nice and sticky, would be a good autocross tire. They dont really squeal on high speed turns, which is nice. They ride real good for what kind of a tire they are, alot more quiet than the Goodyear Eagle RS-A's that were on there. These tires run around $70 a peice, and if I did have to pay for them, I would have.

Size- 215/60R/15
Brand and Model- General XP2000 II (Raised White Letter)
Approximate Price Paid- $200 for all 4
Mileage so far on the tires- 15,000 miles
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10- 6
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10- 3
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10- 3 (10 being studded snow tires)
Additional Comments including whether you recommend them or not- I would not buy these tires again, they squealed alot and even at light throttle, they barked at a stop. Road noise wasnt too bad, and they looked pretty good with the raised white letters. Got rid of the tires when I sold the car

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Great idea....how are you going to compile, manually by each entry?
It may be easier if you further specify a format, keeping it simple, then copy and paste to Excel....manipulate, then copy and paste back out to the forum.

Let me know if you are interesed or need help....either way, it would be easier if everyone followed the format of the first person to reply to you...

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Dry Traction: 5
Wet Traction: 2
Snow Traction: 1

Except, change 30,000 miles to 'Miles: 30,000'

NO SPACES BETWEEN LINES, NO ADDITIONAL VERBAGE. ENTER A NEW LINE FOR ALL NOTES, STARTING WITH THE WORD 'COMMENTS: '.

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Goodyear FIERCE UHP line.

Wheels:
16" Mustang Wheels on 00 Mustang.
Size: 245/50ZR16 Fierce UHP
Treadwear 400
Cost per tire: $86/tire

Difference is night and day from the Bridgestone Fuzion HRi's that were on the car. Amazing handling, no road noise, good intermediate wet traction.

18" ADR Kasai-style wheels 18x8? on LX V8 95 (black)
235/40ZR18 Fierce UHP
Price Per Tire:
$104/tire

Amazing step up from the Capitol Negotiators that were on the car, which were also ZR rated. These tires handle better, look better and are stickier. I love them. Good wet traction, I can plow through overflowing gutters and still go around the corner without getting the rear end out. Fantastic handling.

Bridgestone Fuzion ZRi
245/50ZR16 on 16" SC wheels on 95 LX V8 (white)
Cost per tire: $69/tire

VERY, VERY quiet, comfortable tire for a Z-rated tire. Not quite as sticky as the Fierce line, significantly less agressive but still very sporty for those who are accustomed to a gentler ride (like those of us in their 40s and up). My dad runs these, coming from a 5-spd 2.3L Focus (which he used to drive very agressively), and enjoys the softer ride of the tbird without sacrificing handling. The car handles very agressively and my dad takes pride in pinning passengers against the walls of the car during freeway-onramp manuevers. Very good tire for the money and for what it does, but not the cream of the crop for performance. Great buy for the price. A+.

Hope that helps, I just didnt feel like going out and looking up the treadwear.

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just my opinion, i'd personally pay 2x the cost for an american made tire than I would one of the Jap(falken) ,or korean(kumho) tires. These foreign tires cost many american tire builders their jobs each year. I know people want the best tire for the best price, but since I work in a tire factory I have been personally affected with Communist countries flooding the american market with their slave labor tires. Not trying to start a flame war, as stated above, this is my opinion.
Guess it's time that the North American Tire manufacturers woke up and came down to a realistic selling price for their tires then, huh? It's not the sale of foreign tires that’s killing jobs, it’s the North American business industries greed!

back on topic.....

BF Goodrich Radial T/A 235/60/15

Dry - 4 (as soon as they get hot, they turn to grease)
Wet - 4 (might as well have no tread on them at all)
Snow - 5 (reasonable when new, but no wide tires is that great in the snow).
Ride - 8 (smooth and comfortable)
Wear - 4 (one of the worst wearing tires I've ever owned)

Dunlop SP 245/50/16

Dry - 8 (the next best thing to a drag radial)
Wet - 7 (as good as one can hope for, for an inexpensive tire)
Snow - N/A (never ran them in the winter).
Ride - 8 (smooth and comfortable)
Wear - 8 (lasted twice as long as my BF Goodrich Radial T/A's and performed as well at half tread wear as they did new)

Fuzion ZRi 255/50/17

Dry - 8 (on warm pavement, they nearly hook like a drag raidal. On cold pavement, you might as well be running on plastic wheels.
Wet - 7 decent as long as I keep my foot out of it.
Snow - 1 Junk...total crap. At least on the back of a nose heavy MN12
Ride - 8 (smooth and comfortable)
Wear - 8 So far so good....I keep the tire burning to a minimum, but they seem to be holding up ok.

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235/60/15
Yokohama avid s/t
$54 each $255.xx w/ ship for all 4
mileage 450miles
dry trac 10/10
wet trac 8/10
snow trac ???
additional comments: these tires are affordable and look great. my car hugs the road around winding roads and i love driving it w/ these tires. will definitly purchase again
as for snow trac I can barely put my foot in the accel pedal before i start spinning tires but they are wider than stock so i figured they wouldn't be too great for snow! I'll say 3.5/10

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okay, already wore out my falkens after about 9 and half months and 35,000 miles, so i got my bird some new shoes.

225/60/15
Yokohama YK520 Performance radials
80 a piece at discount tire mounted and balanced with road hazard, tax you name it came out to a little over 4 bills for the set.

dry traction 9/10
wet traction 9/10
snow traction ??? um no.
ice traction to be determined
H speed rated
treadwear excellent as expected for a 60,000 mile tire.
Mileage so far after three months is 9,000 miles. i love them. overall these tires were worth every bit of their price. definetly will buy them again. hopefully they will last me more than a year at this rate, lol, my poor bird. here is the link to them on discount tire direct. seems they went up a little since i bought them, lol.

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Size - 255/60R15
Brand and Model - Dayton Daytona SR
Approximate Price Paid - $50
Mileage so far on the tires - 20,000
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10 - 7.5/10
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10 - 6/10
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10 - Unknown
Additional Comments including whether you recommend them or not. For the price, these were great tires. Treadwear lift some to be desired, though, some drifting is kinda hard on 'em. I'd definetely reccomend these

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Size - LT235/75 R15
Price Paid - $120
Mileage so far on the tires - 5500
Dry Traction - 7
Wet Traction - 9
Snow Traction - 10
Ice Traction - 9

Bought these at the end of November. Not a performance tire, but for mud/snow and ice they are amazing. Not sure if they are as good as the old Motormaster on the Cougar yet though.

Had about 18 inches of snow on New Years Eve and I managed to drive the 1/2 mile to the highway. Havent had any problems driving through deep snow at all (I have to leave for work before the lazy *** snow crews will leave the coffee shop) On ice the tires will spin a bit when starting off, but the truck stops straight and I can still manouver.

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