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Old 09-20-2004, 02:23 AM
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What do you guys think of that size of BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS
What about Bridgestone Potenza RE750

I couldn't find a Hi-Po Yokohama of that size.
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my next tires are def gonna be bridgestone potenza'*...i love the look
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Was talking with a clupgp member from Smithers (45miles from me) who has the g force t/a'* and he told me they were crap in the rain but great on dry pavement?
I think the Potenzas are a better choice?
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Was talking with a clupgp member from Smithers (45miles from me) who has the g force t/a'* and he told me they were crap in the rain but great on dry pavement?
I think the Potenzas are a better choice?
Funny, the T/A'* are All Season (siped) and the Potenzas are Summer only tires (non siped). You would think that the T/A'* would be better in the wet.

I may go with the Potenza'* though because.....I hate driving in the rain.
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Which ever brand you decide to go with that is the maximum size for the stock 17"*, 255/50/17

Did you try the Kumhos?
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Made my decision today and ordered the Potenza RE750 tires.
255 / 50 WR 17 Ultra High Performance unidirectional Summer tire.
Rated for max. 169 mph or 270 kph for us Crazy Canuks
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Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
Made my decision today and ordered the Potenza RE750 tires.
255 / 50 WR 17 Ultra High Performance unidirectional Summer tire.
Rated for max. 169 mph or 270 kph for us Crazy Canuks
good boy...

get some pics up close...i wanna see the sidewall
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Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
Made my decision today and ordered the Potenza RE750 tires.
255 / 50 WR 17 Ultra High Performance unidirectional Summer tire.
Rated for max. 169 mph or 270 kph for us Crazy Canuks
Great choice, they'll compliment the lsd nicely
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Finally got them installed today.
Perfect fit.
Great ride and I can feel the handling improvement........it'* nice and sunny and dry today.



Now I am waiting patiently for the Lsd and new INTENSE burn. :P
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Temp - A
Traction - AA
Treadwear - 340
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