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Old 04-18-2004, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to get new tires for my SHO this week but I am not sure which to get. I want them to be better for grip I am not to concerned about wear but I am not paying a ton of money just because it is a performance tire.

What size/style do you think is the best deal?
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Old 04-18-2004, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to tell us what you want to spend. It is hard to judge from your statement. I have many recomendations. Best grip. Bridgestone Potenza SO-3. Mucho $$$.

Are you ordering these from the web or are you getting them at a local shop?

I like the Yoko AVS ES100. Great middle of the road tire and very sexy tread design. Prob best bang for your buck.

I could go on and on. Put up some numbers and I will put in the rest of my 2 cents.
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You need to tell us what you want to spend. It is hard to judge from your statement. I have many recomendations. Best grip. Bridgestone Potenza SO-3. Mucho $$$.

Are you ordering these from the web or are you getting them at a local shop?

I like the Yoko AVS ES100. Great middle of the road tire and very sexy tread design. Prob best bang for your buck.

I could go on and on. Put up some numbers and I will put in the rest of my 2 cents.
Mucho $$$ I don't want to spend. If I get that hard up for traction I will buy drag radials.

I am going somewhere local but it is Canadian pricing which I why I didn't post a price range. But I am looking for under $200 each cdn unless I find a good deal.
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You need to tell us what you want to spend. It is hard to judge from your statement. I have many recomendations. Best grip. Bridgestone Potenza SO-3. Mucho $$$.

Are you ordering these from the web or are you getting them at a local shop?

I like the Yoko AVS ES100. Great middle of the road tire and very sexy tread design. Prob best bang for your buck.

I could go on and on. Put up some numbers and I will put in the rest of my 2 cents.
Mucho $$$ I don't want to spend. If I get that hard up for traction I will buy drag radials.

I am going somewhere local but it is Canadian pricing which I why I didn't post a price range. But I am looking for under $200 each cdn unless I find a good deal. [/b]
Last October I bought some Pirelli P7000's from Tirerack.com. I had them shipped to a shop not far from Lapeer and I had them installed when I went racing at Lapeer.

I payed $91 US a tire for them. Shipping was something like $25. I think when all was said and done I had them for about $135 Canadian a tire including installation. The best deal I could find locally was $175 a tire and that was through a friend and didn't include installation.
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What size/style do you think is the best deal?
Oh yeah, I run a 225/50/16 on the gen III rim. The gen III rim is half an inch wider than the gen I/II rim so you may want to stick to a 215.

I went with the lower profile tire because the shorter tire gives a bit of gearing advantage for better 60 foot times. The Pirelli P7000's are supposed to be one of the lightest tires too. That's a pretty important thing to me.
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Im on my very first set of performance anything and i bought
Hercules G5000Z at 215/45/ZR17 and i paid 579 CDN installed balanced and including the little chrome valvestems =] thats like 129 CDN each tire + taxes (15% - dayum CDn gov'mt)

Anyways... they look nice =] they ride nice.. and i can take onramp that say 50km/hr at over a hundred without shatting myself
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Nitto Extreme 450s are very nice and pretty cheap at DiscountTireDirect.com. If I end up running stock size (225/55-R16) again, that would probably be my tire. If I stick with the shorter tires, I will probably go with Pirelli PZero Nero or Continental ContiExtremeContact (rated #1 and #2, respectively, in TireRack's customer survey.) These are all-season tires and all of them are under $100 each.
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What size/style do you think is the best deal?
Oh yeah, I run a 225/50/16 on the gen III rim. The gen III rim is half an inch wider than the gen I/II rim so you may want to stick to a 215.

I went with the lower profile tire because the shorter tire gives a bit of gearing advantage for better 60 foot times. The Pirelli P7000's are supposed to be one of the lightest tires too. That's a pretty important thing to me. [/b]
The front has 225/60-16 on slicers right now and don't seem to have a problem.

Thanks for the suggestions all.
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BFG-GForce KDW's here. A little over $100 US each, bought mine from Tirerack.com last summer. Nice and sticky, don't look too bad either, and Z-rated - a must for good cornering
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Sorry I know is is an old thread, but the question is just as relevant for me now. I have a 91 taurus sho mtx and it's desperately in need of new tires. Unfortunately I live in Wisconsin and a bit strapped for cash so all out performance summer tires are out of the question. But with that being said I would like some type of sporty tire for her. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should buy?
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