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10-05-2014 10:48 PM
Trev FF
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Originally Posted by Deesiel678 View Post
I'd say they were par for a cheap all season tire. I wouldn't recommend them if you have to drive in inclement weather often, or if you like to drive hard.
I drove in snow with them once; they sucked badly. Wet traction wasn't too bad, but wasn't good either. Dry traction was ok. My biggest complaint is that they didn't last very long considering the tread wear rating (400). By the time I replaced them at ~12k miles, they were completely worn. However, I did abuse them so it's my own fault. (3 autox events *8 runs at each event*), 4 runs at drag strip, atleast 3 100 mile mountain runs (hauling ass through the north GA mountain byways), plus commuting 50+ miles per work day. They sucked at autox (no surprise there, it's an all season tire), they sucked at the drag strip (again, no surprise), but they were ok on my mountain runs.

They got very noisy once the got down to about 4/32" of tread remaining.

I personally wouldn't buy them again because they don't work well for my driving style and hobbies, but if all you do is drive easy and don't deal with too much inclement weather, they are fine imo.
Thank you for the detailed response. i had goodyear eagle gt's all season they were great! gripped great dry/wet, i autocross also sometimes and i enjoy curves, i mean what guy doesn't. I dont drive in snow, im in NC. if it does snow i got a 4x4 ram 1500. but yea thanks man!
10-05-2014 10:13 PM
sailor ^^^ Tread wear "rating" is assigned by the manufacturer, and is SUPPOSED to rate tires they make comparatively.

No standards for the ratings, they can assign them as they please.
10-05-2014 09:43 PM
Deesiel678
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Originally Posted by Trev FF View Post
Hey, i just bought some achilles atr sports brand new about to put them on this week and people are calling me an idiot and everything because they are a "Chinese tire" (and they're not). Was wondering your opinion on them because you've actually have them. thanks.
I'd say they were par for a cheap all season tire. I wouldn't recommend them if you have to drive in inclement weather often, or if you like to drive hard.
I drove in snow with them once; they sucked badly. Wet traction wasn't too bad, but wasn't good either. Dry traction was ok. My biggest complaint is that they didn't last very long considering the tread wear rating (400). By the time I replaced them at ~12k miles, they were completely worn. However, I did abuse them so it's my own fault. (3 autox events *8 runs at each event*), 4 runs at drag strip, atleast 3 100 mile mountain runs (hauling ass through the north GA mountain byways), plus commuting 50+ miles per work day. They sucked at autox (no surprise there, it's an all season tire), they sucked at the drag strip (again, no surprise), but they were ok on my mountain runs.

They got very noisy once the got down to about 4/32" of tread remaining.

I personally wouldn't buy them again because they don't work well for my driving style and hobbies, but if all you do is drive easy and don't deal with too much inclement weather, they are fine imo.
10-05-2014 08:46 PM
Trev FF
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Originally Posted by Deesiel678 View Post
18x8 Styluz M637 +40 w/ 225/40r18 Achilles ATR Sport
with H&R Sport springs (5mm spacer on rear)



Hey, i just bought some achilles atr sports brand new about to put them on this week and people are calling me an idiot and everything because they are a "Chinese tire" (and they're not). Was wondering your opinion on them because you've actually have them. thanks.
09-26-2014 11:20 AM
ar-15fullauto
Sparcos

M sparco assetas 17x7 wrapped in 215 45 17 Goodyear eagle sport all season
09-01-2014 10:32 AM
aneyboy went with 10th ani cobra reps 17x9







07-25-2014 01:18 PM
Roikyou I went with these rims as they were so close to the original but better in my opinion. I like the 18x8 and went with 235/40 R18

06-23-2014 10:56 AM
harrison.mike.j Core Racing EVO-7 17x7 ET40. Lots of curb rash. Picked these up cheap and did some test fitting. Found another set locally with very little rash and good rubber I hope to pick up in a couple weeks. Heavy but the price is right for now.




06-13-2014 03:17 PM
rambleon84 Forgeline RS 17x8 et30-32
Polished forged aluminum:




The offset is not marked, that is based on my measurements. They are the only set I know of in 4x108. Fender heights are 22.75" front and 23.25" rear, the rears could use another half to full inch drop imo
05-27-2014 01:57 AM
ribaudoa Thank you TheGlassMaker.
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