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Soon I will be needed new tires, and I am probably going to get these. My question is how long do they last if you drive the car without any smoky burnouts or drifts, or hard cornering...the stock F1's are already worn down after 9000 SLOW miles!
 

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Runflats 6K, GSD3's 10K. No burnouts, yeah right. :bigroll:
 

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I have about 7500 miles on my GSD3 fronts...less on the rears - but would guess I'll get close to 20,000 out of the fronts and maybe 16-18 on the rears (Maggie makes those 275's work pretty hard).

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I've got about 12k miles out of my Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires and I can barely notice any wear. At most, I've used about 25% of the tread. I've done a couple burnouts but I generally get my rocks off on the highway.

The Dunlop is phenonenal in the rain. I guarantee it's as good, or better than, the GS-D3. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I got 14K out of the Runflats, but I was down to the wear indicators at 12K. I got my GS D3's today. Found out there is a 100W and 96Y tire in 245/45 18. 100W's should last longer than the 98Y's.
 

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GS D3's 11k legal 3k below the treadware limit:banghead:

Getting new tires today as a matter of fact!:cool:

Which ones that is the question? That is in fact why I am on-line right now, to decide!:bonkers:
 

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There are two GS D3's in our size. A 100W and a 96Y. Another thing I noticed that I was not aware of is that they are made in Germany, the 100W's anyway.

If anyone has the 96Y, Could you look on the sidewall and let me know where they are made?
 

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slow35th said:
If anyone has the 96Y, Could you look on the sidewall and let me know where they are made? Anyone?
You owe me big time. I had to go out in the cold and rain to look in my workshop. I have 96Y's and they are Made in Germany. They are also Z rated tires, not Y or W as I believe some others are.
 

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Thanks Chris.

All the GSD3's are Z rated though. Z rating is just rated above 149 mph and rarely used any more. Y is up to 186 mph I think and W is to up to 168 mph.

You will see either 96Y or 100W in a small oval molded into the tire.
 

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Here ya go. From Tirerack.com

M 81 mph 130 km/h
N 87 mph 140km/h Temporary Spare Tires
P 93 mph 150 km/h
Q 99 mph 160 km/h Studless & Studdable Winter Tires
R 106 mph 170 km/h H.D. Light Truck Tires
S 112 mph 180 km/h Family Sedans & Vans
T 118 mph 190 km/h Family Sedans & Vans
U 124 mph 200 km/h
H 130 mph 210 km/h Sport Sedans & Coupes
V 149 mph 240 km/h Sport Sedans, Coupes & Sports Cars

When Z-speed rated tires were first introduced, they were thought to reflect the highest tire speed rating that would ever be required, in excess of 240 km/h or 149 mph. While Z-speed rated tires are capable of speeds in excess of 149 mph, how far above 149 mph was not identified. That ultimately caused the automotive industry to add W- and Y-speed ratings to identify the tires that meet the needs of new vehicles that have extremely high top-speed capabilities.
W 168 mph 270 km/h Exotic Sports Cars
Y 186 mph 300 km/h Exotic Sports Cars

While a Z-speed rating still often appears in the tire size designation of these tires, such as 225/50ZR16 91W, the Z in the size signifies a maximum speed capability in excess of 149 mph, 240 km/h; the W in the service description indicates the tire's 168 mph, 270 km/h maximum speed.
 

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slow35th said:
Thanks Chris.

All the GSD3's are Z rated though. Z rating is just rated above 149 mph and rarely used any more. Y is up to 186 mph I think and W is to up to 168 mph.

You will see either 96Y or 100W in a small oval molded into the tire.
Not true. The 275/40/18's that we are all so fond of are Y rated. There are also V, Z, Y and W rated GSD3's. Here's a link.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+F1+GS-D3&partnum=74YR8F1GSD3&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&place=1
 

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I don't own a V yet, but I have over 20k on my Gs-D3's on a 99' Camaro SS.
I still have 6/32nds left, enough for another season. I do few burnouts but drive very hard. I think these are great tires!!
 

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Not true. The 275/40/18's that we are all so fond of are Y rated. There are also V, Z, Y and W rated GSD3's. Here's a link.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+F1+GS-D3&partnum=74YR8F1GSD3&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&place=1
See post 15 above. All y and w rated tires are also z rated (above 149 mph) and may or may not have z in the size designation printed on the side of the tire. i.e P245/45ZR/18 such as my 100W rated tires. That is what I was talking about, save the one V rated tire.
 
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