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Old 06-11-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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I'm looking for suggestions for a good, high-performance, All-season. Any thoughts?
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Re: Good all seasons

high performance and all season dont go together. Id look into getting something H rated with some decent all weather tread, but you're going to lose performance on them
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high performance and all season dont go together. Id look into getting something H rated with some decent all weather tread, but you're going to lose performance on them
I realize I'm not going to get maximum performance, but living where it snows a lot sometimes leads to performance sacrifices. Does anyone have experience with Continental ContiExtremeContact, Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position, BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS, or Pirelli PZero Nero M&S. Those are the one's I'm currently looking at. I'm looking to keep the price around $600 for 4.
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Re: Good all seasons

My opinion is that the Bridgestones are way over priced. The PZeros have a design flow in them in that their tread pattern matches the grooves in the highway (especially most of the large interstate type highways) so at cruise speeds, 70ish mph, the treads start to follow the grooving in the asphalt and it causes the car to shimmy and vibrates the steering wheel. it takes a while to get used to. and I really just don't like Continental brand tires. My suggestion would be the BFG's...The two best of the one's you posted as far as getting a really good tire for a good price were probably the PZeros (if you can get used to the shimmy stuff on the highway) or the BFG's...
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Re: Good all seasons

Another brand you might check out would be Falken, they make a good tire for the price...A buddy of mine swears by a set of Hankook tires that he bought about 6 months ago, but I dont really know anything about them
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Re: Good all seasons

Are these for the stock 16 inch rims? If so then just go cheap because it really wont matter.
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My opinion is that the Bridgestones are way over priced. The PZeros have a design flow in them in that their tread pattern matches the grooves in the highway (especially most of the large interstate type highways) so at cruise speeds, 70ish mph, the treads start to follow the grooving in the asphalt and it causes the car to shimmy and vibrates the steering wheel. it takes a while to get used to. and I really just don't like Continental brand tires. My suggestion would be the BFG's...The two best of the one's you posted as far as getting a really good tire for a good price were probably the PZeros (if you can get used to the shimmy stuff on the highway) or the BFG's...
Are you saying the Bridgestones are overpriced for what they are? On tire rack the bridgestones are $148 each, the Pzeros are $146, and the BFG's are $140.
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Are these for the stock 16 inch rims? If so then just go cheap because it really wont matter.
These are for 17" GT rims (on my GT)
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Re: Good all seasons

honestly, if it was me and I was in your situation... id pick up a cheap set of 15s somewhere, and get snow tires... then stick those on in the winter months. Bridgestone blizzacks are the best there are, and its really the safest way to go.
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Are you saying the Bridgestones are overpriced for what they are? On tire rack the bridgestones are $148 each, the Pzeros are $146, and the BFG's are $140.
exactly...I have had bad luck with them and wouldn't pay that kind of money for them...which car are you wanting to put these tires on anyway? the GT or v6? if you're putting them on the stock v6 wheels, i agree with spector, I would just go with some descent all season toyo's or something similar, it won't make much difference at all
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Re: Good all seasons

try looking at tires on discounttiredirect.com, they have a lot of brands like falken and nitto that tirerack doesn't have, like Falken and Nitto. plus they have free shipping too I believe which is nice...
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try looking at tires on discounttiredirect.com, they have a lot of brands like falken and nitto that tirerack doesn't have, like Falken and Nitto. plus they have free shipping too I believe which is nice...
falken and nitto arent necessarily a tired id put on my car if i was looking for snow traction. I run falkens on my car, and they're aweful in the slightest bit of snow. Rain and dry they're great though.

Id really look into some 15's man, and get some snow tires on those. Snow tires on a 15" wheel shouldnt be more than 60 bucks a piece...
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Re: Good all seasons

Will a 15" wheel have enough clearance over the stock brakes? It won't on my car, but I am not sure about the previous generation...
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falken and nitto arent necessarily a tired id put on my car if i was looking for snow traction. I run falkens on my car, and they're aweful in the slightest bit of snow. Rain and dry they're great though.

Id really look into some 15's man, and get some snow tires on those. Snow tires on a 15" wheel shouldnt be more than 60 bucks a piece...
To be honest Zim I agree with you on the 15's. I ran snow tires on 16's on my v6 in the winters. I'm really asking for opinions on all-seasons for a friend of mine who has a 2003 GT. I just figured it be easier to type from my perspective. I was just feeling out if anyone had any experience with these brand/models of tire because they are what he's narrowed it down to.

Thanks for everyone input so far. If anyone else has experience with these let me know!
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Re: Good all seasons

I don't think I'd run any of those tires really...

I've never ran my BFG's in the ice or snow and the wet traction is very good...but I don't think I'd trust them very much in ice or snow.
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No tire is really good in the "snow"...driving in heavy snow is pretty much all on the driver...the best tires in the world won't stop you from spinning out if you lock up the brakes in the snow or ice...
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This tire has a tapered tread, that is deeper in the center and tapering off to a shallower tread on the outer sections.

The result is a tire that puts more rubber down in the center. If you examine the picture of the tire you can see this.

The tire is designed this way to be lighter and improve handling in the wet.
That is the tire I am using right now. I couldn't be more impressed for $150 a tire for 18s.
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Checkout what Maxxis Tires got.
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Re: Good all seasons

I know it's a bit late but i ran the KDWS on a 17 inch rim and they were a good tire, a little pricey though....about $150 a piece....im looking at the Continentals as well just because they are a little bit cheaper and i talked to people that ran them and loved them....this was in dry, rain, snow etc so i think im going to give them a shot
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