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celicadude
01-08-2005, 04:25 PM
Hey I have a stock 94 gt and I might need some tires soon right now I have dunlop sp5000's between the two sp5000's and avid v4s which would be a better choice

Punisher
01-08-2005, 05:51 PM
I don't know what to say.. I will say that I have 16" 7th Gen celi rims with a low profile Dunlop FM-901... Not a bad tire in dry.. but they are horrible in the snow.. my next tire is probably going to be a goodyear aquatread or whatever they call that all-season tire that they advertise on TV. I saw it in person and it's a pretty neat lookin tire.

Doc
01-10-2005, 04:36 AM
I had the SP5000's on my 92GT...

they're a great tire dry and wet, and ok in light snow.

HOWEVER, they wore out rather quickly on me. I dont even know if I got 20,000 miles out of the set. And the worst part is once they wear down over 1/2 way their performance drops significantly.

I'd go with the avid v4 or Kumho ECSTA ASX. I'm probably going to go with the latter in a few months.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=ECSTA+ASX&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=055VR5EASX&fromCompare1=yes

Punisher
01-10-2005, 05:19 AM
wow.. cheap too! I like Tire Racks Road Hazard Program too!

Trance4c
01-10-2005, 04:23 PM
I have had Kumho's and Yokohama's before. Both never really held up to well, then I went to a Cooper tire and will never go back! The cooper's stick very well and tread wear is not even noticable at this point. By this time, my Kumhos would already been very worn and my Yakohama's looking a bit worn. I know a lot of people swear by those tires.. but they didn't do anything for me.

whtcelionteins
01-10-2005, 07:12 PM
I use FM901's on my 16's Jaknives 6000+/- miles still alot od thread for more driving.

Planning on trying Kumho's

Laters

Doc
01-10-2005, 09:12 PM
I have had Kumho's and Yokohama's before. Both never really held up to well, then I went to a Cooper tire and will never go back! The cooper's stick very well and tread wear is not even noticable at this point. By this time, my Kumhos would already been very worn and my Yakohama's looking a bit worn. I know a lot of people swear by those tires.. but they didn't do anything for me.

do you remember specificly what tire models you had?

the tires celicadude is looking at are ultra-high performance all season tires, which should have decent tread wear. I'm just wondering if all the tires you've had are in the same category or not.

celicadude
01-14-2005, 10:52 PM
I have about 12-13k on my set right now and it dont seem to grip like they used to no more. Especially when it rains or have a little bit of snow on the ground it seems like I slip left and right and Im not even going that fast 65-70 mph. I think the next set I'll get is the yoko v4's. I got set of of yokos on 7th gen rims on my 90 gt and they wear out so fast and they suck in the rain and snow.

Doc
01-15-2005, 12:24 AM
I have about 12-13k on my set right now...

what tires are these?

celicadude
01-15-2005, 03:12 AM
dunlop sp5000

Galcobar
01-16-2005, 09:28 AM
Other bonus of the Kumho Ecsta ASX is the actual treadlife guarantee -- 30,000 miles. It's pretty unusual for a UHP to carry such a guarantee, and the treadwear rating of 420 is pretty great. They're what I'll be getting when I finally get the cash together for my American Racing Casino rims.

celicadude
01-26-2005, 06:03 PM
man I really have to get new tires soon im spinning alot now. And the snow that we had lately aint helping it either : (

Wicked Toys
01-30-2005, 01:42 PM
My Yokohama, AVS ES 100's have been great to me. I had them put on along with a new suspension and wow. Great in dry, and the best tire I have had in wet so far. Now the snow thats just a death trap but otherwise I love them and will be buying some for my Alltrac. But just my opinion though.