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post #61 of 120 (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 10:55 PM
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give me a couple days and ill let you guys know the best tires to get that will last longer and gie a better ride as well as traction

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Mounted on 17x9 wheels Kumho Ecsta 711 245/45/17 (pretty sure 275/40/17 available also)
They last about 20,000 miles with a good alignment. This is with me driving also. I dont go too fast around turns, i go fast enough though. These tires grip pretty good but dont expect to take them to the track. The traction when they are below 50 degrees F is total crap. So only get them if its hot where you live. In the rain they arent bad but as they get older, they get harder and they grip less and less. But they are only $70 wholesale so burn em up. It's an H rated tire so its the total opposite side of the alphabet from a Z rated tire which is the best. Nearly the worst traction rating but they are about 10inches wide. Much better than 205/75/15 or whatever stock is, i promise.

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Size: 245/60/15
Brand and Model: Kelly Chargers
Approximate Price Paid: $300 for 4--got a deal from a former member who worked at a tire shop
Mileage so far on the tires: less than 10K
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Size : 245/45/R17

Brand and Model : Yokohama ZR

Approximate Price Paid : 290 ea? Bought them from Robbie... I've seen them as low as 119 ea through summit, I bought all for 4 tires and rims from him for $300

Mileage so far on the tires : He put 15,000miles on them... I've got about 7,000miles on top of that... so about 22,000miles?

Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10 : Between 9 and 10 IMO

Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10 : Doesn't rain here much but about a 6 or 7

Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10 : I've never seen snow with them and will probably replace them before winter due to some dryrot cracking between tread, heat here is cruel, still tread left

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I recommend them although with factory ride hight you should probably go a bit bigger on a 17" rim... I'm looking into some 255 50's for the next set, and I'm not sure they offer them in that size. Overall I'm quite pleased.

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SIZE: P245/45r18
BRAND: Kelley Fierce HP
Milage: about 6000 miles
DRY TRACTION: 8-9
WET TRACTION: Pretty good 6-8
SNOW TRACTION: N/A

Not sure on the price as they were a package deal from Brad. Im really pleased with the tires and was honestly leary about buying Kelleys. But these have impressed me.

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Size: 255/50/16
Brand and Model: BF Goodrich G-force Sports
Approximate Price Paid: $121 each w/ shipping @ tire rack
Mileage so far on the tires: 800
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10: 9
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10: N/A at the moment, but have high hopes hehe
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10: i live in south texas lol

i really like these tires and would recommend them over the falken ziex-512s in the same size.....just a tad pricier but well worth it......these have a stiffer sidewall, for better/quicker response.....falkens felt a bit mushy when initiating a sharp turn at speed compared to these......i believe they are both rated around 360 for treadwear, but these are definitely a harder rubber.....well actually im guessing this, seeing as how WOT 1-2 shifts on the falkens were rather silent, and on these i can definitely hear a chip like the Toyo Spectrums that i had before the falkens.......the flaken 512s lasted two years and wore rather abruptly in the end, but when they had tread they sure could grip on corners.....im hoping these will last around 3 yrs or so......maybe less since i'm going with a 4.56 rear gear....lol
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Size : 245/45/R17

Brand and Model : Yokohama ZR

Approximate Price Paid : 290 ea? Bought them from Robbie... I've seen them as low as 119 ea through summit, I bought all for 4 tires and rims from him for $300

Mileage so far on the tires : He put 15,000miles on them... I've got about 7,000miles on top of that... so about 22,000miles?

Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10 : Between 9 and 10 IMO

Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10 : Doesn't rain here much but about a 6 or 7

Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10 : I've never seen snow with them and will probably replace them before winter due to some dryrot cracking between tread, heat here is cruel, still tread left

Additional Comments including whether you recommend them or not.

I recommend them although with factory ride hight you should probably go a bit bigger on a 17" rim... I'm looking into some 255 50's for the next set, and I'm not sure they offer them in that size. Overall I'm quite pleased.
Update
Once hot (example burnout) they don't stick at all for about a week, very stiff, very flakey/chunky/dusty
Tires rapidly deteriorated today big chunks, radial threads showing, big thumbs down

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Hey everyone,

I've searched the forums for a tire review of the Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge tires, but haven't found any.

I have a 97 TBird Sport with the OEM 16" rims, tire size is 225/60R16

I've read a lot of reviews about Michelins, Firestones and other Goodyear tires that varied from great to crappy. But every review I've read about this Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge tire is excellent.

Anyone out there have any experience and/or input about these tires?

Here's the link to Goodyear's page about them:
http://www.goodyeartires.com/goodyea...6&sidewall=VSB

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225/60/16
Nokian WR
180 ea.
5000 miles so far no visible wear
dry 8-9
wet 9
snow 9

so far so good
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225/60/16
Nokian WR
180 ea.
5000 miles so far no visible wear
dry 8-9
wet 9
snow 9

so far so good

This is a GREAT tire and a great manufacturer as well. This specific tire is a REAL ALL-Wheather tire too. They should wear really well.

Nice Choice!!

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SIZE: P245/45r18
BRAND: Kelley Fierce HP
Milage: about 6000 miles
DRY TRACTION: 8-9
WET TRACTION: Pretty good 6-8
SNOW TRACTION: N/A

Not sure on the price as they were a package deal from Brad. Im really pleased with the tires and was honestly leary about buying Kelleys. But these have impressed me.
They are $150ea shipped FREE anywhere in the lower48.

THANKS for the Review. Report back with more miles. They will wear like iron if you are not doing burnouts, etc...

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I was considering having them studded, as i drive about 50-60 miles a day over some fairly twisty and poorly maintained roads, ice covered for most of the winter.
Huge improvement in traction over the bf goodrich and uniroyals I have had on in the past.
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SIZE: 225/60/16
PRICE: $75 mounted and balanced
BRAND: Fuzion Hri
MILES: 3000 thus far
DRY TRACTION: 7
WET TRACTION: 6
SNOW TRACTION: 5

I way over paid for these tires but to my surprise they were well worth it. Dry traction is quite good for a 225 width tire. WOT from idle on the street in my stock 1995 Mark VIII results in no more then a 3ft strip and a mild chirp. With gears or a converter I'm sure this would change drastically, but for the time being, a very good fall/winter/spring tire for a spirited daily drive.

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SIZE: 235/60-16
PRICE: $100 something
BRAND: Yokohama Avids
MILES: 4500
DRY TRACTION: 7.5
WET TRACTION: 7
SNOW TRACTION: 3

A pretty good tire, I was satisfied on the sport rims. In a while, I'll comment on the Cooper Zion Sports I just put on my 18s

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Size 215/70R15
Brand and Model: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Approximate Price Paid $366 (n.b. this was all 4)
These tires lasted: 22,000 miles
Dry Traction 9
Wet Traction 9
Snow Traction 8
I could have gotten more life out of them, but I was having too much fun doing things like taking cloverleafs at twice the posted limit. Also part of this time was with a worn rack allowing some odd inside shoulder wear on the fronts, and we had two winters where the street department's idea of ice removal mostly depended on the spring thaw.

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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.

here's the link to them on discounttiredirect.com

here's a pic of the tread design. hopfully it works.

i will second this recommendation. i took your word for it and i'm glad i did. these tires provided a major improvement in ride and grip. plus, $400 installed with a good warranty is not a bad price. the tire size kind of screws up the speedometer synchronization, and could possibly make your hwy mpg suffer, but imo this works better for me b/c i drive mainly in the city anyways. mpg on the freeway is still 23+. i did a sharp, fast turn yesterday where i was expecting my back end to slide, like my old tires would have, but these tires didnt even squeel! i fully recommend these tires!!
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Goodyear Eagle RSA

Costs: less than $400

Miles: will easily see 30,000 on the Bird

Dry Traction: 8

Wet Traction: 7

Snow Traction: On a CVPI loaded, they do OK, I give them a 7. On a 92 Bird with IRS, don't know but I suspect any tire would seem to suck as this Bird spins so easily in damp or wet weather, I'll not aim to find out how it does in snow.

I like and trust these tires as I have run so many sets out on various police cars in highway patrol type work. Never have had a problem, only problem ever was not the fault of the tire but a nail or screw, etc found in the tread. They wear well enough considering the soft rubber, they perform well as long as one carries the correct pressure (44 psi on a loaded CVPI, I run 40 on the Bird).

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I was planning on looking into those when it came time to replace the wheels on the Vic. Thanks for the review CrystalPistol.

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Model: Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Price: each $325 (Canada)
Mileage accrued: 2,500 km
Dry traction: 8
Wet Traction: 9
Snow traction: not dumb enough to even try it!!
Comments: Very smooth, quiet ride for a low profile ultra high performance tire. Stellar grip in the wet, very confidence inspiring. High price, but they are worth it IMO.


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Approximate Price Paid:$91 per tire
Mileage so far on the tires: 3,000 miles
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10: 9.5
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10: 8
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10: ? (never driven them in snow. It rarely snows here in Virginia Beach)
Additional Comments: Abso f-ing lutely love 'em! Its much harder to do a burn out with them compared to the previous tires. I can take a turn a lot more aggressively now. I can take a relatively sharp 90 degree turn at 45mph. This is with the standard '96 Tbird suspension. Ride quality is a little more stiff compared to the T rated tires that came with the car, but not bad at all. The tires alone have made my 'bird handle just as good as a '96 Mustang GT.

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Size: 245/50/15
Brand and Model: Dunlop Qualifier GT
Price Paid: $400 out the door mounted and balanced
Mileage so far 8K
Dry Traction 9
Wet Traction 7
Snow Traction 6.5
Additional Comments: Best comprimise for a daily driver. I was going for the Traction T/A's but they weren't in stock and I've had good luck with Dunlops before. Quiet, smooth and low maint. Raised white letters are a plus and they have a nice beefy look. Handeling is good to great. Lower wet and snow is probably due to being wider.

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Price Paid: $375 mounted and balanced
Mileage so far about 1k
Dry Traction 10
Wet Traction 8
Snow Traction yet to be tested
Additional Comments: Very good tire over the Goodyear integrity's i had on there before. Provides a very nice, quiet ride, the handling is great. Tread wear is very good, even through the 2 doughnuts i gave em, they still look brand new. Im defiantley going to be purchasing these tires again!

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Size- Stock replacement on the fanblade wheels
Brand and Model- They are some cheap off-brand, multi-mile
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Dry Traction- 9
Wet Traction- 7
Snow Traction- N/A but soon to find out
Additional Comments- Just put them on last week. Took a bunch of 90* turns at 35 with no sqealing. Very hard to spin them but when i do, its very little and it becomes "uncontrolable". In the rain it fairly hard to break loose. I'll go sideways more in 2nd gear starts than 1st. (open rear end)

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Size - 245/45-18
Brand and Model - Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R
Approximate Price Paid - $550 for 4
Mileage so far on the tires - 500
Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10 - 10
Wet Traction on a scale of 1-10 - 7
Snow Traction on a scale of 1-10 - No. Just...no




Got these for autocross, to replace the Cooper Zeon Sport A/S that I had on it before. Where the Coopers had an ok amount of grip to give, these RE-01Rs are amazing. They just keep on sticking, and when they're pushed too hard, they don't just let go, they gradualy give way. Even in the rain, they're good, way better than I expected with a tread pattern like they have.

These have been discontinued in favor of Bridgestone's new Potenza RE-11, and I'm not sure how the RE-01R compares, but it's still an amazing tire

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Tire Evaluation

i have just scrolled through the list of sample tires. some good, some bad in my
opinion. where it appears that most were bought due to price, no one mentions
how much pressure is used (air) over my 41 years in the tire business, I have watched installers put whatever they feel like on a given day and heard many
people say how bad a certain tire is but when you ask how much air they are
running they don't have a clue. 1 pound can change handling a lot. most all season tires will get at least 40k if they are rotated, air checked every month and aligned
REAL WORLD most don't even take advantage of the free services provided by
real tire pro's. to truly evaluate tire brands, you need to gather more info on
maintenance....TIRE JOE

Air Pressure

Get some white shoe polish, make 3 or 4 small stripes on the shoulder of the tire
so it also wraps slightly down on the sidewall. set air pressure to mfg specs (off
door jam) and drive.

Take some corners you are comfortable with and see where
the shoe polish has rubbed off. if on the sidewall bump air 1 pound. if on the tread
lower 1 pound. do this until dialed in and then enjoy the maximum handling those
tires will provide. (notice i did not pitch brands)

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get some white shoe polish, make 3 or 4 small stripes on the shoulder of the tire
so it also wraps slightly down on the sidewall. set air pressure to mfg specs (off
door jam) and drive. take some corners you are comfortable with and see where
the shoe polish has rubbed off. if on the sidewall bump air 1 pound. if on the tread
lower 1 pound. do this until dialed in and then enjoy the maximum handling those
tires will provide. (notice i did not pitch brands)
Thank you. I haven't seen that in 40 years. I had completely forgotten that trick. I was 16 and working in a service station and my boss used to sell "custom air pressure" services for $15. That 's exactly what he did. I got oldsheimers early I guess, completly forgot it.

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Dry Traction on a scale of 1-10: 9
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this whole entire thread is invalid because no one even explained how the point system is rated. determining the correct value for each rating. a simple 1-10 isnt good enough.
you have to explain what 1 means. got to tirerack.com. thats the only place you should listen too.

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Having driven on alot of different tires, I notice that some people have been rating their tires as an 8 or 9 that I would rate at 3-4. I race and tires mean everything, I have not found any tire (under 200 each) that even compare to the new Cooper Zeons. They stick like you are glued to the ground. Goodyear F1's excellent but plan on replacing them every year. My rating system would rate properly prepped race slicks at a 10 for traction, and Toyo Proxxess as maybe a 2 at best. Having said this I rate Cooper Zeons as a solid 7.5 both dry and wet. My previous tires, Kumho Ecsta's a 5 dry and 3.5 wet, Toyo Ultra 800's 3 dry 2 wet, and believe it or not the new General Altimax 6.5 dry and wet. Just my .02 cent worth, but Mr Roush agrees about the Zeon's ( they on Roush Mustang's).
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Everyone has their own opinion. I personally like using customer survey, comments and test videos.

I have Bridgestone potenzas re960s

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