: Tire replacement



lewis
02-07-05, 02:18 PM
The Goodyear Runflat tires are killing my back. I can feel every pavement crack or blemish right up my back. I called Tirerack and they thought the Continental Extreme Contact would soften up the ride and still give good performance. Has anyone else tried some different tires on this "buckboard"?

homer403
02-07-05, 02:53 PM
Continental Extreme Contact would not give you anywhere near the same performance as the Eagle F1, plus they just don't look right. I plan on replacing my Goodyears with 245x45x18 Continental ContiSportContact 2 this spring... at $206 a peice from TireRack, it's cheap. Plus they will give similar performance to what we have. With the money I'll save, I will buy a can of fix-o-flat and an air compressor.

Groo-V
02-07-05, 04:29 PM
Does anyone know anything about the Yokohama AVS ES100? They're cheap (179 at tire rack) and have decent treadwear, noise and grip ratings. I'm now at 5,700 miles and my F1's are about gone. I'm not going to spend F1 money every 6K miles.

sefa01
02-07-05, 06:56 PM
I guess I'm lucky--I'm at nearly 12,000 miles and only now do I have to replace the run-flats. I'm thinking Toyos or the Pilot Sports 2. Anyone have opinions on these.

urbanski
02-07-05, 07:05 PM
I guess I'm lucky--I'm at nearly 12,000 miles and only now do I have to replace the run-flats. I'm thinking Toyos or the Pilot Sports 2. Anyone have opinions on these.
PS2 do not come in our stock size, you'd need aftermarket wheels.
The Toyo T1-S sounds nice, but AFAIK only GTP has them....GTP, any more input?
But for about $100 more per tire, I wonder how much better the PS2 is....

6104696
02-07-05, 07:27 PM
I am afraid to see what will happen up in Billerica if somebody asks for an opinion on Goodyear RS/A's :devil: (Hi, bigjimsho)

thebigjimsho
02-07-05, 07:44 PM
You could keep your wheels and get the PS2s in a 255/40 18 size.

thebigjimsho
02-07-05, 07:46 PM
I am afraid to see what will happen up in Billerica if somebody asks for an opinion on Goodyear RS/A's :devil: (Hi, bigjimsho)
See, knowledge is power!

homer403
02-07-05, 08:53 PM
thebigjimsho, I would be interested in the PS2's but what should I expect in performance/ride/handling by going with 255/40 18 size??? Also, would anything need to be reset in the car?

JEM
02-07-05, 09:02 PM
I guess I'm lucky--I'm at nearly 12,000 miles and only now do I have to replace the run-flats. I'm thinking Toyos or the Pilot Sports 2. Anyone have opinions on these.

Personal opinions:

If grip is your primary concern then the PS2 or the Conti SportContact2 or maybe the Bridgestone S-03PP. I've heard good things about the Toyo T-1S as well but have no personal experience.

If ride is your primary concern and you want to stick with a 3-season tire then probably the Dunlop SP9000, maybe the Goodyear GS-D3 or the Dunlop SP8000.

The only 'all-season' tires I can claim any personal experience with are the Wrangler AT/S and Michelin LTX truck tires, I don't use all-season tires on cars, don't need 'em.

98vert6spd
02-08-05, 11:48 AM
I have the OE tires for sale for 400 a pair if anyone is interested
brand new never mounted

i just posted a thread in the forsale section but it looks like noone ever goes there

Andy

98vert6spd
02-08-05, 02:50 PM
sorry the EMTs are 245-40-18s

Midlife Z06
02-08-05, 08:43 PM
I bought the Continental Extreme Contact as snow tires. I wanted the Dunlop M3 for the runflat ability but read some bad press here about them.

The Extreme Contacts are excellent in the snow and wet here in Milwaukee. But I think they will come off in spring for something more summer performance oriented. They definitely are a softer ride over the F1's.

The original F1's have 9000 mi and think I can get 2500mi more before the wear indicators show too much. Of course the rears will show first.:yup:

Florian
02-08-05, 11:43 PM
I went with the Avons.....nice low cost alternative for us 4 season drivers...and no complaints here about dry/wet traction...a good tire.

Florian

thebigjimsho
02-09-05, 12:32 AM
I went with the Avons.....nice low cost alternative for us 4 season drivers...and no complaints here about dry/wet traction...a good tire.

Florian
Keep us posted if you notice any excessive noise from the tires. I had a set of Avon ZZ1s on my Honda Accord. I also had a very high-end 800 watt stereo and had to keep it fairly loud to drown out the tire noise.

I junked the tires with about 70% of it's tread left. Not sold, not handed down, but junked them. I could not have ever, in good conscience, handed those things off to anybody. They were that bad. And believe me, I don't complain about the diff whine, I can handle inconveniences. I could not handle those Avons. So keep an ear out.

Devil_concours
02-09-05, 01:37 AM
what about eagle f1 gsd3?

Silver1
02-09-05, 02:23 AM
The 2005 Porsche Carrera uses 265/40-18 Pilot Sport PS2's. These have the same diameter as our run flats. Has anyone tried these? Do they fit?:D