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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:20 pm

BF Goodrich Traction T/A 97T. Girlfriend has them on her impala, ride great, and look good. Make sure you get the 97T, other traction ta's are junk.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:34 pm

Try the Fusion HRIs i believe they are, very aggresive looking tire and for good price, i know others on here have bought them and like them.

Coor's Light is the awesome, but Leinenkugel's sunset wheat is like sweet moutain dew. beer
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:30 pm

TonySmooth89 wrote:
No , however the way tires are rated , the second number ( in this case 60) is referencing to how tall the tire is in relation to the tread with. So a 255/55 is actually taller than a 225/60 , because second number is a percentage the height of the sidewall is in relation to the tread with.

Am i making sense? It's a little late for me to explain this kinda thing.


I use BFG Traction T/As. Very solid performing and good looking tire IMO , but they can be a tagetting used noisy on the highway. Seem to be quieting down as they break in but maybe i'm just to it.


I swear i wasn't drunk when i posted that... drunk


But If you plan on going high speeds with a limiter removed , i'd get the H or V rated T/As. Its just not worth it to cheap out if you plan on going faster than 110 ever.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:30 pm

silver bullet is bout the best, but when im pinchin pennies i buy busch( hey, it works)
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:15 am

Kumho Ecsta's AST's SUck in the Snow like REALLY bad...
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:44 am

I agree on the Fuzion HRIs But there is nothing better than true German Weitzen (wheat) beer and 25 year old single malt Loch Nagar scotch smile
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:22 pm

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I've got the good year integrity's and they absolutely suck. I will never buy these tires again for any car I own. Horrible winter traction and they are worse on wet pavement.
get some General Tire UHP grabbers cool 255-55-16's i loved those tires haha


Yeah? I'm seriously considering them when i get my 17s , only in 235s. How well did they hook up and how quiet were they?


My priorities with the tires are
Affordable
Quiet
handling
grip ( accelleration)
ride
wear

In that order... Basically i don't expect my tires to last long , and don't care about ride much since these cars ride damn good anyway. I'd get another set of traction T/As but they don't seem to be available in 235/55R17s.

The only downside i've heard of with the UHPs is that they have pretty soft sidewalls , which since handling mods are due up soon , would be kind of annoying.

Any thoughts/recommendations?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:13 pm

lyonsperformance, reading your sig, whats so great about Falken tires?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:36 pm

His sig doensn't say they are "great", it just says he's running them.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:43 pm

EatDirtFartDust wrote:
Also, reading your sig, whats so great about Falken tires?

whats so bad about them ?

and what does this have to do with anything anyway?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:19 pm

I think he was questioning the tires as a 'mod'?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:43 pm

Actually, I am offering to help him pick out a nicer set of tires, for about the same price.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:27 pm

Well with my new rims i picked up a set of General Exclaim UHP tires. Can't say how well they hook up yet , but they certainly look good , ride nice and are extremely quiet.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:37 pm

I am going to try the Michelin Destiny tire. All reports look good.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:49 pm

i wont own another set of michelins. last ones i had were 80k mile $120/ea tires that didnt last more than 15k miles.
and i hated ever bit of them when they were on the car. wouldnt hook up on dry pavement, and were down right dangerous in the rain. (could keep them spinning to 60mph on wet roads, and i know i dont have the power to do that)

plus working on cars all day at work i have noticed that 90% of the micheline tires i see have dry cracks in the tread and sidewall.(even ones that are not that old)

just my 2c though.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:01 pm

My only response is Thank you. My son, age 50 bought a set here in Michigan for his Park Avenue. He swears by em. Now just how can I keep peace in the family by not following his reccomendations.? Maybe these tires are a little fresher, or of a different compound as they are called Destiny, and an exclusive at Discount Tire.

What model tire were your Michelins?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:29 pm

i had the X-radials.
i'm sure if you just drive highway miles and dont need a tire that has performance features the destinys/mxv4's/xradials/etc will be fine for you.
a buddy of mine had the hydoedge tires and liked the wet traction, he got rid of them before know how long they would or could last.

btw, my tire of choice now is the BFG traction T/A. very good wet and dry traction, but i realize the limiting factor on my corner speed and brakes are the tires. i will need a summer only tire to keep them from braking loose on hard 100-0 stops or hard corners.
also i chose the t/a's b/c of the h-speed rating. will be interesting to see if they last the 35k miles they are suposed to.(i'd be happy with 20k due to driver style)
not sure what you are paying for the michelines, but down here at my local BJ's tire center i got the BFG's for under 400 out the door with lifetime road hazard and rotation/balance.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:22 am

I agree, no more Michelins for me. The stock "signature" Michelin tires all had dry cracks by 24k miles, or 5 years old. Two of these tires failed spontaneously at high speed, within months of each other. I didn't wait on the other two to go out.

Replaced them with new Michelins and was very disappointed (see full story on page 2 of this thread).

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:33 am

Michelin's arent what they used to be.

My favorite performance tires are Yokohama's. specifically the S.drive tires.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:36 am

Michelin Harmony's can be gotten pretty cheap, and they're a decent tire.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:30 pm

TonySmooth89 wrote:
Well with my new rims i picked up a set of General Exclaim UHP tires. Can't say how well they hook up yet , but they certainly look good , ride nice and are extremely quiet.

Loving these tires more and more. They have pretty solid cornering grip though i haven't fully pushed it , and , and much better steering response than the traction T/As , which weren't half bad at all. Still haven't tested acceleration grip because my O2 is throwing a code so i'm waiting on a replacement one to come in on monday , but i'm fairly confident they'll hook pretty well.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:45 pm

could be more responsive due to less sidewall with the 17's wink

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:50 pm

Mr.Riviera wrote:
could be more responsive due to less sidewall with the 17's wink


Well response was a poor word choice. They just have better road feel.Which could also be attributed to the shorter sidewall. Either way they're nice. Just need to see how they hook.
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PostSubject: best tires to use on stock rims   Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:04 am

i am trying to make my 96 riv handle better than the marshmallow ride if came with from the factory. i would like to keep my stock wheels and go with a little more aggressive tire. is there something someone has used that has worked well? i'm looking at a 235/55/16 or a 245/50/16 although i think the 245 will be too wide for the 16*7 rim.
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