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Old 12-30-2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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My dad has those falkens on his '90 GP. Its his bad weather/winter beater car and the tires are great in the snow. Dry pavement traction is excellent and wet and snow is pretty good, for the price he got exactly what he wanted, Z rating, 245/50/16'*, and good all around traction, and he got all 4 for well under $400 mounted & balanced with road hazard warranty. What you went with does look like a good choice though.

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Those look better for an all-season choice, Jack. The ideal solution of course would be to have summer wheels and winter wheels like some here do.

Having to outfit 2 cars with tires, it'* not practical for me, but it would be nice.
Yes that'* what I would like to do, but since I'm planning on getting bigger meats for the Jeep in the spring/summer I'll probally have to hold off on getting a second set of rims and tire for the Bonne.
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Those look better for an all-season choice, Jack. The ideal solution of course would be to have summer wheels and winter wheels like some here do.

Having to outfit 2 cars with tires, it'* not practical for me, but it would be nice.
Yes that'* what I would like to do, but since I'm planning on getting bigger meats for the Jeep in the spring/summer I'll probally have to hold off on getting a second set of rims and tire for the Bonne.
Yep if you want a snow tire buy a snow tire...however we only have icy roads probably 40 days out of 365 (religiously salt our roads here) so wet/dry performance was what I was looking for.
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I wasn't looking for them to be a strictly snow tire, I was just wonderring that'* all
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I have Falken H rated somethings on Franky. Aggressive directional tread pattern with large water groove (?) down the center. Won't be finding out about snow traction anytime soon though.
how so, i thought you sold the 93 u hidin another car under up your sleeve?
I did sell the 93. Frankenbonne, aka Franky, is the 90 SSE my sig.
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How did they do in the snow? I'm looking at them right now. V rated 65 bucks, looking like a good deal. But I've read two types of reviews on them for snow. People either say they're great or they're crap. Just wanted some input from someone who might have run them on a Bonne.
Actually, I've had a set now for about a year and a half, and they're terrific in any kind of adverse conditions, snow, rain, dusty roads, whatever. They're even better on dry pavement. I've flogged the hell out of mine, and they just don't give up!
I've got 225/60R16 V-rated, exactly the ones you're looking at. I bought them for my 95 SSEi and then got them swapped over to the Park when I got it.
They probably have somewhere around 40k miles on them, and they still have good tread, in spite of the fact that I'm a major leadfoot, and I've had them to the track fairly often.
I think the people who gave them bad reviews may have looking at them as a strictly high-performance tire, and they're not. They're an excellent all-season tire, but they can't compete against drag-radials, or ultra-high-performance stuff.
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