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Old 02-10-2006, 05:26 PM   #11
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BFG'*. BF Goodrich all the way. I got 60,000 out of the last set, and put another set of em' on.
You're not supercharged though. :P
And you should comment, Mr. 500 miles per tank.*cough*woman*cough* To give you an idea...I get 25 tops highway and never break 19 city...and I'm not supercharged.

I love my BFGs...
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My problem is that I want it all - that'* why I bought a Bonneville I want a great tire with good handling, traction, wear, low noise, AND at a low price. But I'd rather spend more and be happy with them than try to save a few bucks and end up with an inferior tire. The Kumho ECSTA ASX and BF Goodrich g-force T/A KDWS look pretty nice, too... Any other tires I should take into consideration?
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I've got the Pirellis. They put em on new Mustang GT'* for a reason...
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the tires treadwear rating is very important, but if you go with the 255/50-17 you will love the way your car sticks in the corners. my car handles so much better with the larger tires. and 400 or a 420 treadwear rating is about as good as you can find for a decent price (around $100).

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p.*. if you get the 255'* i doubt you will ever want to go back to the 235'*.
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Look into the Bridgestone Potenza like I am running. A very good traction tire as you can see by the 60 foot time in my sig. Beat the time I posted last year with my stock RSA'* by 1 or 2 tenths.


Tread wear rating is only 340 but that tells you how sticky they are. I have actually driven them in the rain and the handling was equivalent to the RSA'* in the dry.


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Falken Ziex ZE 512'* get the same overall performance numbers that P-Zero Neroes do but last about twice as long for less money...
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Falken Ziex ZE 512'* get the same overall performance numbers that P-Zero Neroes do but last about twice as long for less money...
Ditto. They are much cheaper and stick well. We have these on the Turbo GP coupe and they are very nice all season tires. Going WOT from a dead stop the car can't even break them loose, and its no slouch. Pulls off consistant 2.0 60 foot times without even trying.

Although, I've also been impressed with the Bridgestone Potenza G009'* I have on my STE if they are available in your tire size it might be something to look into, they are pretty cheap and are awesome in rain/snow (they are better in the snow than the RSA'* I used to have on it were on dry pavement) and they have 460 treadwear! They stick pretty well on dry pavement too. I would buy a set for my T/A but they don't make them in 295'*.

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Just put those Kuhmo'* on my Mercedes instead of the original Michelins and did a lot of research before the purchase and I am not a bit sorry, They are an excellent tire and would by them again. Not sure what your looking for but wider is good for dry performance but if you use the car year round wider is worst in the snow, rain, mileage wise, noise, temp, and rotating mass. Hard decision I know they're going to be on there for a while and not a cheap investment. Good luck! GM-Maine
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I have the Goodyear Viva 2, a cheaper tire, on my Bonneville, I am completely satisfied for the price. As for the Kumho Ecstas they suck ***, I ran them on my Integra and Focus with 17s and 18s. The tire hydroplaned crazy in the rain, and didn't catch very good traction, except in the Focus, but I think that had more to do with the car. The most I ever got out of them was 20k miles a set, seriously, although both car had coilovers all the way down.

I run the Falken Ziex on the GTP, and they are outstanding tires, very comparable to the Zero Neros, and less in price. They don't grip very well at WOT from a stop, but I think that also is the car
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