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View Poll Results: Which tires?
Bridgestone EAGLE F1 GSD3 - $385 2 7.69%
Dunlop SP SPort FM901 - $211 4 15.38%
Bridgestone Potenza RE730 - $340 2 7.69%
Toyo Proxies Ts1 - $380 9 34.62%
Yokohama AVS Sport - $340 4 15.38%
Yokohama AVS ES100 - $280 1 3.85%
Kumho Ecsta MX - $223 4 15.38%
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Old 03-31-2003, 05:41 PM   #1
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Which tires should I get, need reply ASAP.



Bridgestone EAGLE F1 GSD3 - $385
Dunlop SP SPort FM901 - $211
Bridgestone Potenza RE730 - $340
Toyo Proxies Ts1 - $380
Yokohama AVS Sport - $340
Yokohama AVS ES100 - $280
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Old 03-31-2003, 05:55 PM   #2
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Are you getting a whole set F/R and you have a staggered setup right? 225 in the front and 245 in the rear.

People have been saying that Kumho Ecsta MX (not the 712s) perform almost as well as Bridgestone SO3s. You may want to look in those.

The yokohama ES100 have been getting good reviews too, but one downside is tirewear isn't too good, specially when driven aggressively. But they stick well.
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Old 03-31-2003, 06:07 PM   #3
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I would also suggest the Kumho MX's, I'm currently looking into a set of these also. For the price they're pretty good performers.

Also, when researching your choices, don't forget to look at noise levels, my P7000's that I had gripped beautifully, but were noisy as hell between 80 and 140, if noise matters to you. It sounded like a messed up wheel bearing.
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:00 PM   #4
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Goodyear makes the Eagle F1 I have them on my truck and they are great tires. They let you know when they are going to lose grip, are GREAT in the rain, and have lots and lots of grip in the dry. The tread pattern is amazing.

You will run through a set in 25,000km if you drive moderately. If you like to burn rubber they will last you half that.

S03's tend to get slippery when warm, as do the Yokohama.

I have no experience with Dunlop.

Toyo makes an excellent tire, if you can deal with that Off-Road looking tread pattern
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:18 PM   #5
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Re: Which tires should I get, need reply ASAP.

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Bridgestone EAGLE F1 GSD3 - $385
Dunlop SP SPort FM901 - $211
Bridgestone Potenza RE730 - $340
Toyo Proxies Ts1 - $380
Yokohama AVS Sport - $340
Yokohama AVS ES100 - $280
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:57 PM   #6
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Angry Tire choices

I'm currently running Dunlop fm901 235-45/17 all around.
I find tread wear is average and grip is decent. Good rain traction also. Best thing is the price and the aggressive look.

Just one minor issue. They seam a little noisy (not much) at highway speed or it could be me.

I'm very picky with this noise stuff.

I also have had michelin in the past and was impressed, however, don't think Michelin performs as high as the price suggests.

My $.02

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If you're planning on doing a bunch of burnouts/donuts this season, might as well get something that'll last you LOL or a tire that's inexpensive and easy to replace b/c of it's low cost.
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If you're planning on doing a bunch of burnouts/donuts this season, might as well get something that'll last you LOL or a tire that's inexpensive and easy to replace b/c of it's low cost.

no more donuts after i change the tires


BTW I enede up ordering Kumhos Ecsta MX. Gonna be in new shoes tomorrow
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Old 03-31-2003, 10:12 PM   #10
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no more donuts after i change the tires


BTW I enede up ordering Kumhos Ecsta MX. Gonna be in new shoes tomorrow
Cool, let us know how they are once broken in.
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cumhoes eh???Guess you're gonna have fun with that...
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Old 03-31-2003, 10:51 PM   #12
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my dads tires are kumhos.. they are ok...
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What size are u getting the price sounds a bit high for the 712's, Iam getting those for myself as these things are cheap!, 225 40 18 front and 255 35 18 for the rears....their sizes O.D. seems to be smaller than everyone elses. I was originally going to do 245 35 18, but this is smaller than the 225 40 18 Pzeros I currently have......We'll see since I am getting my BBS RS GT's soon, I might as well slap these on my car since NOBODY wants to buy my overpriced snowplow.....
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mogie, 712??? I'm getting 245/40/17
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I would also suggest the Kumho MX's, I'm currently looking into a set of these also. For the price they're pretty good performers.

Also, when researching your choices, don't forget to look at noise levels, my P7000's that I had gripped beautifully, but were noisy as hell between 80 and 140, if noise matters to you. It sounded like a messed up wheel bearing.
can you explain your p7000 situation a little more.

i have 8000 supersports on mine and they're making a humming sound ( not really a vibration ) as i drive and the pitch gets higher as the speed goes up. at 140 the damn tires are loud ( i think it's only 2 of them though). It's time for me to buy a new set anyways, but i'd like to know what the hell the noise is from. My cousin told me that it's a thing called feathering. i dunno though.
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