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Old 06-03-2005, 11:35 AM   #1
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Looking for new tires for my 02 gt. I want to know which company has the best tires. I'm looking at Pirelli, Kumho, Toyo, and Yokohama. I want a good sport tire but I don't want to pay big bucks just for a name. I want good traction and long life. Any ideas or personal experiences would help me greatly.
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I've heard people really love their Yokohama AVS100's...... also, not bad.... $117 each for the size I wanted, which were 17"x8" or 17"x9" if I remember correctly... the tread looks SWEET too.
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List of good tires. This of course is not a complete list but a good one

Michelin's
Pirelli
BFGoodrich
Dunlop
Bridgestone
Nitto's
Hankook
Goodyear
Kumho

I have used BF goodrich and Michelin and payed over 250 a tire now I have Dunlop and paid 106 a tire and am very please with their handling
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Nittos are nice. I have had them on my GT and now have them on my Cobra. In your shopping venture, be sure to go to www.discountiredirect.com as they seem to have some pretty good prices out there.
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for a good priced 17 inch yokahoma avs es100s are very nice, dont go kumo 712s instead.... cuz they blow compared to the es100s.
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At $106 a tire the Dunlop FM901 is all around the best tire on the market

http://www.dunloptires.com/dunlop/di...ea=Performance
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tirerack.com

you can compare tires and read reviews from people that bought that tire, can even narrow it down by car type and style of driving.
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Dont get nittos if you want them to last longer. Nittos are a lot softer of a tire. Im running falken's on all 4 of my corners and so far ive had them for a year and they look great. You might want to look into some of them
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I like my Toyo Proxes TPT personally...been good to me for 10k so far, no complaints.
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I'd also recommend the Yokahama AVS's if you're on a budget. For the price, they can't be beat. However, don't think that when you're paying more for expensive tires that you're just paying for the name. BFG KDW's run about $170 for a 275/40/17 compared to the Yokohamas being about $120 each, but I personally say the BFGs are worth every penny. It all depends on how much you're willing to spend. But the BFG KDW (not the KDW2's with the weird off-road tread) is probably the best all-around tire on the market for a daily-driven street car.
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Contrary to popular opinion Hankook Ventus have suited me well, have bf goodrich on the bird however, but then again they came with it
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Hankook are good tires
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i have yokohamas on my stang. they're a sexy, well riding, good handling tire. check my thread in show n tell if you want to see how they look
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i've got some Good Year "American Eagles" on my stock 15x7 triangle rims from wal-mart. don't be jealous.
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Id personally stay away from any lower profile Goodyears. After working in a tire shop for about a year i've seen way to many bad ones. They balance very rough, not a smooth tire at all.
I recommend Mich, Pirelli, Sumitomo and dunlop.
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I've pretty much narrowed it down to two companies. Falken's GR-Beta FK 451 275/40 zr-17 y. and Yokohama's EVS 100 of the same size. Which do you guys think is better rubber?
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dunlop, get em from goodyear. half the price, good quality
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