: Going To Snag Some Tires This Week; Any Suggestions?



Chef
04-17-06, 12:15 PM
I'm heading out within the week to purchase some new tires ---Any suggestions and sizing that work well for you? >>> Keep in mind my above mods as in the Eibachs.

Also, if you could let me know you're set up sizing.


Michelin? Faulken? Goodyear? Kumho? Toyo?

Thanks in advance:worship:

Chef

tweeter81
04-17-06, 01:31 PM
I have had the Toyo T1Rs (245/40r19 & 285/35r19) on for about 2 weeks and I really like them. They grip excellent and ride great, much softer than the runflats. Although it feels like I have given up some cornering ability due to the softer sidewalls, if I had to guess I would say 50% softer. But overall the combo is great and looks badass. Even with a lowered car this combo should fit (and I hope it does because I plan on lowering with GC kit), but the only thing you might have to do would be roll the rear fenders. Toyos - highly recommended and much cheaper than most Goodyears.

rand49er
04-17-06, 02:14 PM
I just got back from the Goodyear dealer after having made good on the runflat credit they gave. I had them put on GS-D3s (245/R45Z18). Hard to give an initial impression since they need to break in a bit. Certainly the ride is vastly better than nearly bald runflats ... no tracking, softer.

With all that you've done to your car, I think you may need something with a bit more meat on the road, though. :worship:

cts-v ls6
04-17-06, 11:08 PM
Anything BUT Avons. They are horrible. I just put on the new Potenza Firestones. They are soooo much quieter on the road. These new ones just came out and have a stiffer sidewall than stock. 1000 miles so far and A-OK.


Jack

NoSlackCadillac
04-17-06, 11:34 PM
My recommendation is Pilot Sport 2. I have been running a set for the better part of a year with a couple of track days and some autox. Their performance is outstanding. Wet traction is great; the runflats were like greased eels in the wet. Dry traction is outstanding. I would say they were a little quieter than the run flats, though with your maggie I doubt that is a concern. I am running 265/40/18 at all four corners, but if I had it to do over again I would go with 265/35 up front. This would give the car a bit of a rake and eliminate any rubbing concerns. I think I rubbed the fronts once during autox (heavy trail braking into the turn). Never during street driving though. However, based on your mods I imagine you do quite a bit a spirited driving.

For what its worth, thats my .02 Hope it helps.

Luna.
04-18-06, 12:03 AM
My recommendation is Pilot Sport 2.

I am very pleased with the Falkens. I had a car "re-builder," however, recommend (actually, guarantee me) that the Pilot Sports are the "best" tire out there, so I'd love a compare/contrast to the Falkens. Has anyone had both on for an evaluation?

V-SATX
04-18-06, 01:45 AM
After some research I will chime in on the Mich Pilot Sport PS2's. Mine should be here next week mounted on my new Asanti's.:bouncy:

Chef
04-18-06, 12:14 PM
After some research I will chime in on the Mich Pilot Sport PS2's. Mine should be here next week mounted on my new Asanti's.:bouncy:

What size did you get?

thx,
Chef

V-SATX
04-18-06, 03:58 PM
What size did you get?

thx,
Chef

Chef,

Here is my configuration:

Fronts: 19 x 8.5 245/40/19

Rears: 19 x 10 275/35/19

Hope this helps in your decision.

thebigjimsho
04-18-06, 04:22 PM
Chef,

Here is my configuration:

Fronts: 19 x 8.5 245/35/19

Rears: 19 x 10 275/35/19

Hope this helps in your decision.Don't you mean 245/40 19?

V-SATX
04-18-06, 05:56 PM
Don't you mean 245/40 19?

Thanks...typing to fast:thepan:

I edited my post.

GT04CTS-V
04-18-06, 06:47 PM
Chef,


If you're still running the stock runcraps. Before you ditch em, give Goodyear a call and get a credit for them. Doesn't hurt to ask. I got a credit of $877.44 for my stock tires.


How's the car running with the 2.8" pulley?

GT

Chef
04-18-06, 07:16 PM
If you're still running the stock runcraps. Before you ditch em, give Goodyear a call and get a credit for them. Doesn't hurt to ask. I got a credit of $877.44 for my stock tires.


How's the car running with the 2.8" pulley?


GTO - was there a contact number or just any local Goodyear dealership?

Also, the Stealth tune and the pulley are smokin:thumbsup: --- The owner of a speed shop said, his son said,"daddy my face hurts" after they went for a ride around the corner.

Boost gauge is being put in next week - ashtray:bouncy:

Thanks again for all the input --- definitely need some more meat on the floor with those tweaks.

Chef

GT04CTS-V
04-18-06, 07:31 PM
Goodyear Customer Service: 1-800-321-2136



GT

Chef
04-18-06, 07:44 PM
Goodyear Customer Service: 1-800-321-2136


thanks!:thumbsup:

sjpi1954
05-07-06, 01:45 PM
Hey Chef,

IF you haven't taken the plunge yet look at Tweeter81's post. I too opted for the Toyos' ONLY because a lot of the pilots I fly with swear by them; TOYO was the ONLY tire manufacturer to offer me a free 500 mile test drive; and they were about 30-40% less than everyone else.

Even though I'm running them (mine are the Proxes TPTs) on an '02 Seville I concur with Tweeter...tenacious grip in ALL weather conditions and handling is second to none.

Hey, if you don't like em take em back within 500 miles. I now have just over 6K miles on mine and absolutely ZERO complaints. I know you can't go wrong with the Michelins either...

Good Luck,

JP

KTSwanson
05-07-06, 01:56 PM
I put on Toyo T1R Proxes (245/45/18 front, 255/45/18 rear), replacing essentially new RS-A EMTs that couldn't handle the suspension mods (details in prior posts)...these are great tires...as stiff and grippy as F1s, with a better ride, and infinitely better than the RS-As.

Chef
05-07-06, 02:16 PM
I put on Toyo T1R Proxes (245/45/18 front, 255/45/18 rear), replacing essentially new RS-A EMTs that couldn't handle the suspension mods (details in prior posts)...these are great tires...as stiff and grippy as F1s, with a better ride, and infinitely better than the RS-As

Thanks,
Chef

I'm still working with Goodyear reps to see about a little deneiro to aid the replacement.

NH-V
05-09-06, 02:16 PM
I have 6900 miles on the car and my tires are smoked.
Goodyear has offered me 50% off a set of new tires. Now I am having troubles finding an EMT dealer in my area...