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Old 02-08-2007, 10:59 PM   #21
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I have BF Goodrich Traction T/A'*. My old ones were cooper lifeliner II'*. HUGE diffrence.The T/A'* have been able to handle pretty much everything i have thrown at them. With in reason of course. You can't chuck a car of this magnitude with FWD into a corner and expect it not to slide.....it sure is fun!

In fact i liked them so much i got them for my mother'* 2001 Grand Prix. I like the feeling of knowing she'll be safe in the snow and ice. i tried to hydroplane with these in some fairly deep water and still felt connected to the road. I am actually amazed at what they have done. Then again, i have only had them for maybe 10k+ miles. So time will be the last test, for treadwear.

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To give you an idea how Tire Rack can usually deliver in a day, look at...
Tire Rack
That'* the main warehouse in South Bend, IN. It'* FULL of tires and wheels.

If you've had good luck with your OEM tires and want the same tire, you'll probably be disappointed. Aftermarket tires of the same brand/model are usually a different compound and will behave differently. Learned that from hanging around Ford engineers. I had a set a Goodyears on my 1991 Bonneville that went 80,000 miles. I replaced them with same and only got 40,000 miles.

If you're playing around with tire sizes, you will want to make sure you get the same OD. I recall that the Tire Rack has a tire calculator to check sizes. If not, there are websites that have calculators or you can download my Excel program from MIFbody.com:
Tire Calculator (scroll down about halfway)
The calculator will also give you speedo error. For example going from 235/55-17 to 255/50-17, your speedo will read 70mph, but with the new tire size, you'll actually be going 0.4mph slower than before. (OK, big deal!)
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i have had good success with the GoodYear Triple tread Assurance....great traction, awesome tread pattern, 2 ply sidewall, and the tread life is good for a mild performance tire... Tire Rack had them rated #1(things may have changed since) when i purchased mine for passenger car tires
I'll second that. I was skeptical about buying Goodyear tires (I've had nothing but problems with them), but the Assurance Triple Tread is an AWESOME tire, probably one of the best tires I've owned. They work very very well in all conditions, and are very quiet too. Expensive, but worth it.
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Drove Kendra'* car to work today through a winter storm that is on its way to dumpig 10 inches of snow here. About 3-5 on the ground and these Kumho'* were awesome in it. I'm SO glad I went with these as her RSA'* were pretty bad off.
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