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Old 09-28-2002, 02:04 PM   #1
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I recently have Eagle GA'* 225/60/16'* same u see on Intrepid'* the new 1'*. But they suck. Nice comfort ride but no performance and handling. I had the factory LS but got rid of them because they were ran down and got deal on Ga'*. I always loved RS.A'* for some reason but only noticed them on GTP' Grand am GT'* Sunfire GT'* SSEi'* all performance cars I guess that'* y. But which one is more reasonable to get?
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I was told that the RS.A'* only last for 30,000 miles and are speed rated. The LS are strickly touring tires. More mileage can be driven on these tires
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I don't think I'd buy Goodyear tires if someone had a gun to my head. I just bought Continental ContiExtremeContact 225/60/16'* for my SSEi, They are a nylon and steel ply tire, Specially designed for rain and snow. www.tirerack.com, read the reviews vs. Goodyear junk. $76 a tire for the Conti'*, I needed a excellent rain tire but they handle great too! Boycott Goodyear!
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I got eagle ga'* on the front and rs-a'* on the back when I bought the car. When I get new tires this fall before winter. I'll probably get some other brand cause those darn rs-a'* are darn spendy. Last time I checked they were about 175 bucks a tire.
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Dag thats a lot for one Domestic tire
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I've had two sets of GoodYear RSAs on my 94 SSEi...don't believe what you hear about low mileage. I've gotten 70K + out of each set of RSAs. Performance was great and handleing was great but the ride was a bit harsh. Mileage is all about how you drive unless you get a really soft compnd that wears super quick. They were great in the snow (I lived in Syracuse with them for two years...never got stuck). My wife'* 2000 GP GTP came with RSAs and she has 62K on her car now...original tires. I don't plan on putting new rubber on her car until she hits 75K...there is that much tread left. I'm now on Goodyear HPs casue they were a bunch cheaper...not the performace level of the RSAs but a softer ride. RSAs are definitely expensive and that'* why I went with a lower performance tire. Besides....with 199,756 miles on the clock...I drive my old lady a little more gently than I used to. 200,000 will come next week! These 3800s are really great. Knock on wood....unless something else fails, I should get 250K out of the engine itself.

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I would not recommend RSA'* to anyone considering them unless they are using a REALLY crappy tire now. We have RSA'* on the SSEi and GTP. We have already replaced them on the SSEi (at 50K because they were gone), I think it was $600, and since we know the guy that owns the tire place we got the tires at cost, if we would've paid full it would've been like $700. They have no performance at all. They have a crappy ride, crappy handling, and they just spin like mad at lower than 30 (and lower than 45 on the GTP). If you are going to spend that much for a tire, get a good tire. RSA'* are rated to 130MPH, LS'* are to 110 IIRC. The GTP is getting Eagle F1'* or the Equivelant that Bridgestone sells (can't think of the name right now) probably by 30K, at 18K the tires are fairly bald already and I'm not just talking about the front tires. We want a performance tire for the GTP, that is why we are going so expensive with the tire, but just get something a little nicer than RSA'*. I don't think RSA'* are good tire at all, and we have them on 2 cars, not to mention they don't look good either.
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Interesting information.
I have 4 RSA'* in my basement that I'm about to have mounted and balanced.
A local salvage yard sells these and other tires for $15 each (!) with about 75 to 80% of the tread left. They are supposed to be some kind of "take off" tires from cop cars or some other kind of government vehicles. The actual source could be considered a mystery. The establishment in question is somewhat bizzare, and a full description and explanation of the place would take more time and typing than it'* worth.
Depending on performance, ride, and lifespan, I'll soon know whether or not to buy another $60 set of tires....
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I love my Sumotumo'* HTR+, great all around snow, hydroplain,dry handling, ect. got at least 8 or higher from reveiws from Tire Rack, for only $54 a tire.
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