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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Best Tires in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I just recently went through a pair of GS-D3's. I am now thinking about Pirelli or the Michellins. Can someone ...
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    Best Tires

    I just recently went through a pair of GS-D3's. I am now thinking about Pirelli or the Michellins. Can someone give me there thoughts.

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    Re: Best Tires

    Good thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ad.php?t=49860

    My opinion on "best tires" in post #27

    How many miles did you get out of the GS-D3's??

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    Re: Best Tires

    I've been thinking about getting a set of Pirelli Nero M&S 245(fr) 275(rear)... Anyone have any thoughts on the M&S'?

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    Re: Best Tires

    Excellent tires.

    Bridgestone S03
    Toyo T1S and the new T1R
    Michelin Pilot Sport
    Goodyear F1 GSD3
    BFgoodrich KDW2 and KDs
    Pirelli PZero Assimitrico, Corsa and Nero

    Good tires... good reviews
    Kumbo Ecsta MX
    Nitto 555

    Excellent Track/stickys
    Toyo RA-1
    Michelin Pilot Sport Cups

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    Re: Best Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamin
    How many miles did you get out of the GS-D3's??
    And to compare/contrast, how many miles did you get out of your innitial F1's? Also did you gat an alignment at any time?

    I drive my car farily aggressively and had two trackdays (200 minutes) on my F1's and got 15k miles on them. I just switched over to GS-D3's a few weeks back.

    -Chris

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    Re: Best Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Staxxin
    Anyone have any thoughts on the M&S'?
    Yes, my thoughts are that M&S (all-season) tires dont do anything especially well (i.e. suck at everything).. Not the best in dry handling, nor wet handling, and OK in the snow.

    Why not run a 'max performance' tire during the summer... and get some snow tires for the winter... There's even a RF in our size: Dunlop Winter Sport M3.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...sp?type=W&VT=C

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    Re: Best Tires

    If memory serves, Florian spoke very highly of the Avons (M550 a/s 245-45-18s). He was claiming ~20k miles and only ~1/2 way through the tread, and they were excellent in both the rain and snow.

    That sounded pretty good to me.

    If the general consensus that there is a better tire for long-term wear, while not sacrificing performance to an unreasonable degree, I'd definitely like to know about it.

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    Re: Best Tires

    anything Dreamin says...stick wtih that

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    Re: Best Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamin
    Yes, my thoughts are that M&S (all-season) tires dont do anything especially well (i.e. suck at everything).. Not the best in dry handling, nor wet handling, and OK in the snow.

    Why not run a 'max performance' tire during the summer... and get some snow tires for the winter... There's even a RF in our size: Dunlop Winter Sport M3.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...sp?type=W&VT=C
    Thanks!!!! Good Advice!!!!

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    Re: Best Tires

    I have Nero M+S on right now since it will be winter soon here in Boston.

    so far they are a decent tire. Much nicer ride than the runflats. Obviously can't corner quite as well but it isn't THAT bad...

    i won't really know how they are until winter gets here though...

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    Re: Best Tires

    I've got 11000 miles on my BFG KDW2 tires and they have very little wear on them. Also have Dunlop Winter Sport M3 Runflats for the snow days in Ohio. No problems with either tire but I do wish I would have bought a larger size tire than stock for the summer. The KDW2 tires spin much to easily for my agressive driving style!!

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    Re: Best Tires

    I have a little over 2000 miles on the GS-D3s and can't wait to get a new set of run flats back on. The car is like running on rails with the factory F1s and I can't wait to put them back on. I don't do smoke shows, but, run the car hard. They suck in the rain, but, I try not to run the car in the rain anyway. I got over 12000 miles of pure pleasure out of them before going to the GS-D3s. I want my 400 hp go cart back !!!!! F1 runflats RULE !!! just my 2 cents

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    Re: Best Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Avejoe
    I have a little over 2000 miles on the GS-D3s and can't wait to get a new set of run flats back on. The car is like running on rails with the factory F1s and I can't wait to put them back on. I don't do smoke shows, but, run the car hard. They suck in the rain, but, I try not to run the car in the rain anyway. I got over 12000 miles of pure pleasure out of them before going to the GS-D3s. I want my 400 hp go cart back !!!!! F1 runflats RULE !!! just my 2 cents
    What PSI are you running your GS-D3 @?

    With 10k on my GS-D3 I have more than half my tread left AND I would never ever go back to the OEM EMTs

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    Re: Best Tires

    I swithched from the runflats to the GS-D3's a little over 1,000 miles ago and so far quite happy. Ride quality definitley improved and did not notice any big change in handling. If I get more than 10K out of these, I will be happy.

    I run them at 30psi cold, but was thinking of moving up to 32 or 33.

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    Re: Best Tires

    I thought the consensus was 35 psi cold for the GS-D3s?

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