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    Eagle RS-A alternative's

    Can anyone make some recommendations as to a viable alternative to the Eagle RS-A's that come stock? I am not sure if Im seriously interested in upgrading my wheels or not so will likely stick with my 17"s. Im looking for a quality ride but with good dry AND wet weather performance without a ton of road nice.

    I know there is a lot of choice out there but was curious what others would suggest from experience on their cts'/

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    On a same price range basis, I like my Bridgestone Potenza RE950's, and Toyo Proxes 4 are good tires that are quiet and much better than the RS-A in terms of handling and wet weather performance.

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    Im a big fan of Michelin Pilot Sport and Yokohama AVS ES100

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    Michelin seem to be more expensive, in general, but I've never been unhappy with the four sets I've used in the past 10 years. I haven't used the Pilot Sports yet (but they're on my list as the next tires on the CTS, though), but Michelins have always worn very evenly for me, and seem to last twice as long as Goodyears, which more than offsets the price.

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    I stick with the Goodyears. They're American and you find them on the McLaren,Corvette and Ferrari. Goodyear makes a lot of styles. You need to find the best one for you. Here's a start.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....le+F1+Supercar

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    goodyear GSD3..all the way around... i LOVE IT..

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    I replaced the RS-As on my Z28 with a set of BFGoodrich KWDS tires. Since I drove it year-round I needed an all season tire. They seemed to be a bit better than the Goodyears in most situations.

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    I just ordered four Avon Tech M550 A/S from Tire Rack to replace the RS-As that are worn out at 25K miles. The reviews on this tire are very good. I do have the 16" wheels but the tires were only $87.00 each.

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    I would swear by anything Michelin. However, I just put some BFGoodrich G-force KDWs on my car, best bang for the buck and comparable stat-for-stat with the Michelin Pilot.

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    I see someone brought this topic back from the dead. I opted for Fuzion ZRi's do an excellent job, better then the RS-A's by a long shot.

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    I find it interesting that we have such diversity in tire choices here at the Forum. There are a lot more brands on the market today. I'm a performance and race nut so a lot of my thinking goes with the manufacturers that have been around a while, well seasoned in the R&D and racing agendas. And if I can I pick one manufactured by an American company. That pretty much narrows it down for me to GoodYear. If you like the imported stuff, Toyo seems imbedded in the racing venue. Goodyear make a ton of style meeting the various needs of the buying public. Remember you can't have it all. By that I mean excellent tire wear, excellent traction in dry & wet conditions. You can't have excellent cornering and a soft velvet ride. So you decide what's most important to you. I'm willing to give up some ride quality and sacrifice some wet weather traction. www.TheTireRack.com is good at helping you evaluate and review the various tires. When doing the reviews I stick to the Goodyears and it simplifies my task of searching.

    By the way I ordered 4 new Goodyear performance tires for the CTS today.

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    Ha Ha. How'd you get the camera so close and still keep it focused! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseus
    Ha Ha. How'd you get the camera so close and still keep it focused! LOL
    You must know my secret. I don't think many would but maybe you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stgenbird
    I just ordered four Avon Tech M550 A/S from Tire Rack to replace the RS-As that are worn out at 25K miles. The reviews on this tire are very good. I do have the 16" wheels but the tires were only $87.00 each.
    Its a little hard to compare the 16s' to the 17' since the price variance is extreme!

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    Re: Eagle RS-A alternative's

    i'm using the pirelli p-zeros and so far they have been great on wet and dry road conditions and the car handles even better now

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