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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Tire Choices for STOCK sizes in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by thebigjimsho Kind of like asking people to a wine tasting who swear the boxed stuff tastes the ...
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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    Kind of like asking people to a wine tasting who swear the boxed stuff tastes the best. Must be that plastic lining.

    If anybody told me the PS2 is ugly looking, I'd laugh in their face. That is what a performance tire is supposed to look like. To me, someone who knows better, it gets my notice like seeing a Ferrari would. I think the Continental ContiSportContact 2 V-Max is the meanest looking street tire on earth. The PS2 is pretty close to that.

    In fact, the GS-D3, T1-S/R and the Yokohama AVS Sport all look like downgrades to me. Unless you're dealing with treadless slicks, a tire with multiple continuous ribs usually has the best handling traits. The 3 I mentioned, along with the BFGoodrich T/A KDW2, all are great tires. They're just not the best. And I wouldn't let people who know nothing but how to rice up their rides tell me differently.

    http://www.conti-online.com/generato...master_en.html
    Whoaaa, I say the Michelins are ugly and now I know nothing about rides, but how to rice them up? Seriously I wasn't trying to personally offend you. I've been to plenty of shows with car guys that don't like the bling and the Sports got bad reviews.

    FYI, I've done way more performance mods to my GTO than appearance mods and I do them all myself. If you've been looking at my site I mainly post the appearance mods because that's what people want to see. A pic of a cam or heads going in doesn't get looked at I know.

    I never said anything bad about the Sports performance, in fact I said they were good, just ugly. Some people will like them, but the majority of people who don't even notice tires will see they stand out and call them ugly, sorry I've seen it first hand.

    I'll drop this since I've obviously hit a nerve, sorry for saying what I've seen first hand.
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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by AmesCTS-V
    Whoaaa, I say the Michelins are ugly and now I know nothing about rides, but how to rice them up? Seriously I wasn't trying to personally offend you. I've been to plenty of shows with car guys that don't like the bling and the Sports got bad reviews.

    FYI, I've done way more performance mods to my GTO than appearance mods and I do them all myself. If you've been looking at my site I mainly post the appearance mods because that's what people want to see. A pic of a cam or heads going in doesn't get looked at I know.

    I never said anything bad about the Sports performance, in fact I said they were good, just ugly. Some people will like them, but the majority of people who don't even notice tires will see they stand out and call them ugly, sorry I've seen it first hand.

    I'll drop this since I've obviously hit a nerve, sorry for saying what I've seen first hand.
    Sorry, but you need to reread my post. I'm not talking about YOU. I'm talking about people you seem to be worried about. When it comes to engines and/or things mechanical, you probably know more than I do. But I've been interested in tires and suspensions since I was little and if someone came up to me and told me my tires were ugly, I'd laugh. And then I'd leave them with 2 nice, long black marks to remember me by.

    In no way was that post a slight to you. Just your self-confidence.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    I was the only one talking with you about it so I had to assume it was directed at me. At car shows I usually pay more attention to what the non-car people say, like the wives and regular joe's that show up. The car guys tend to be into the bling or old school, rarely middle of the road.

    I personally keep my opinions to myself at car shows when I don't like something. But, a nice burn out would be a good response to someone ripping your ride.
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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    The day I buy tires because the tread looks cool, I permit any of you to shoot me, beat me or kick me in the nads.
    Well, I'll sign up for the nad kicking...

    I guess if two tires had near identical performance, you might decide on which design you prefer... but replacing or choosing tires based on tread pattern - you must be kidding.

    Point in case, I have GS-D3s and personally dislike the V pattern... but they met my criteria for performance, and that was that. BTW, I like the look of Michelin tires.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    I need some pretty tires. Hoping to have a custom shop convert some GY RSA's into Vogues. :coolgleam This way I have the superior performance of RSA's and the look! Please don't be playa' haters.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    And let's not forgot the BFG Scorcher... which came in all the popular gang colors...
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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamin
    And let's not forgot the BFG Scorcher... which came in all the popular gang colors...
    Can I get them in black? You know, to match my car too. I'll bet they're faster.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by CVP33
    I need some pretty tires. Hoping to have a custom shop convert some GY RSA's into Vogues. :coolgleam This way I have the superior performance of RSA's and the look! Please don't be playa' haters.
    Ohhhh, hohoho. You are a one a wild and a craaaaazy a guy!!

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    As a newbie to this forum I need to start posting. This conversation is right up my alley since I work for Michelin.... Yes a little biast, but I also see the raw data from testing. The new Pilot Sport is amazing! It was the first upgrade I did to mine. Its all about bang for the buck though right?

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    This thread was 6 years old. Ironic you found a 6 year old thread on tires to reply to and you just happen to work for a tire company?

    I'm not sure about the forum rules on pushing products, but I'm sure there are more current, relevant tire discussion threads that could benefit from some biased contributions.

    -PJ

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyfx View Post
    Its all about bang for the buck though right?
    Nope, it is all about traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJGross View Post
    This thread was 6 years old. Ironic you found a 6 year old thread on tires to reply to and you just happen to work for a tire company?

    I'm not sure about the forum rules on pushing products, but I'm sure there are more current, relevant tire discussion threads that could benefit from some biased contributions.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    OK I'll assume that resurrecting this thread can work for real discussion and not scamming, so here goes my 2 cents worth...

    I bought a used 2007 with about 20k miles on it. The dealer replaced the rear tires because they were worn, but the front tires looked OK so they kept them. (I can't think of why the rear tires would be worn more than the fronts ). The car came with RS-A's and they put RS-A's back on it. The fronts lasted just past 30k miles. I replaced them with Continental ExtremeContact DWS. (And no I don't work for any kind of tire-related company.)
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....emeContact+DWS
    So far so good with the Contis, and my RS-A's on the back are at 20k miles and still have a lot of tread left. (I know what you're going to say because I've already heard it. ) Not long after I got the car I made the decision to go away from run-flats so I bought a spare on this forum and bought a jack on ebay. And actually when one of my original RS-A's went flat on a trip I just put my spare on and went about my business, then bought the Contis when I got back into the big city.

    I've got "tire envy" now that I see that the new Camaro comes with 275 width tires on the back.

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    Wide tires are nice, but imo proportion/balance/stance are important to the overall look of a car, to the extent that too wide a tire can look goofy.

    The cts can pull it off, but its a narrow/tall car. Lowering is a key addition to the equation.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by sullyfx View Post
    ... I work for michelin ...
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