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Old 11-16-2006, 05:14 AM   #11
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I just put a set of G009'* on for $400 total.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:03 AM   #12
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I haggled with Discount Tire and got the tire for $180 installed with warranty. To me that is expensive. I don't want to have one different tire, so I wasn't going to look for a cheaper tire.
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There are maybe 3 cars on this forum that have a real use for Z rated rubber. Tires don't have to be cheap, but like anything car related...

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Althought in this case yo ushould be matching the other tires so you got your hands tied, i recommend Hankook'* there reletivly cheep and perform great
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what kind of goodyear? Goodyear is not just one tire. Canadain Tire carrys goodyear,but they are crap. If you are looking for a perf tire go big or go home. If you put junk on the car expect probs. Bonnevilles are heavy cars and require a decent tire. I have run BFG Traction T/A for a long time and I love them. They are not ultra perf tires but they are damn good tire and you are prob looking at 850.00-900.00 for them intalled balance and tax.
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i got this tire at Costco for $132.00 a tire, intalled+ lifetime balance iculuded
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=4
darn good tire for the money.

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My sister just got a set of NTO Yokohama Avid Touring 225/60/16 for her 99 SSEi..... only $135 mounted and balanced ........TOTAL!!!
Appointment to get them installed is the afternoon and I get to be the first to drive with them and the ceramic brake pads I'm putting on while the tires are being mounted.
Yeah, I'm setting her up for the big mod bug. Already she'* had me gut the airbox and put a K&N panel in but I may end up pulling that and rigging up a 7" or 9" cone inside the stock air box and tubing (hiding a 3" or 3.5" pipe inside the stock accordion tube).

This last April/May I picked up a set of NTO Dayton Daytona 235/55/16'* for $100. They are some of the best traction V-rated tires I've had. I'm curious to see how well they tackle winter driving this year...
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I got a nice set of Good Years last year when I still drove my car from Wal Mart for like $400 with road hazard warranty and free rotation/balancing for life, I've been pretty impressed. Although I drive my Bonneville like a grandpa, not too much performance driving, except for the interstate
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I just put a set of G009'* on for $400 total.
I just put a set of 245/45/17 Potenza G009'* on mine and i LOVE them... How do you like yours?

Because of the strange size and lifetime alignment and roadhazard and balancing it was like 145 a tire...

But i love me those tires, with the smaller sidewall they stick to the road like GLUE compared to my old Regatta 2'*. I can push the petal to the floor and they dont let go even on wet asphalt.
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When it comes to shopping for tires, you just have to be creative and shop around. My BFG 255'* only cost me $88 buxs a piece. My Kumho KW11'* (winters) only cost $78 a piece.

Tires are so expensive and retail markup is about 50%, so if you can take advantage of wholesale prices somehow...its worth the shopping around.
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I just put a set of G009'* on for $400 total.
I just put a set of 245/45/17 Potenza G009'* on mine and i LOVE them... How do you like yours?

Because of the strange size and lifetime alignment and roadhazard and balancing it was like 145 a tire...

But i love me those tires, with the smaller sidewall they stick to the road like GLUE compared to my old Regatta 2'*. I can push the petal to the floor and they dont let go even on wet asphalt.
Because of the mileage I put on, I've always run high mileage touring tires. This is the first time I've went "performance". I love them so far. Feels like a different car. They are alot bumpier than I'm used to, but love the cornering. I went oem 225/60/16 because I didn't want to deal with speedo issues. And for $100 a piece installed thought I would give'em a try.
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