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Red Jay 918 07-19-2012 07:46 PM

Goodyear Eagle GT or Dunlop Fierce Instinct ZR?
 
i can get the Dunlops for about $85 brand new. the Eagle GTs i can get for $125. price wise of course the Dunlops are better but i cant get Walmart tire out of my head. as for the Eagle GT's some say they're good. had a customer come in today that wanted his Eagle GT's traded out for another tire because the GT's weren't very quiet. all in all what i really want is an All Season tire that can be dependable in snow and good on price. i would've just looked for reviews on Tirerack but the Dunlop isnt listed on Tirerack... so what do you guys think?? if anyone has experience w/ one of/both tires

BlckZTS 07-19-2012 08:36 PM

I really like the set of dunlops I have. They ride well and the price just makes it sweeter!

felixthecat 07-19-2012 09:54 PM

From feed back from people w/ the goodyear gt's they seem to wear pretty fast. Between thou's 2 I'd go for the Dunlops.

Entrical 07-20-2012 02:03 AM

Fierce tires are Goodyear's entry level tires. I would choose the Eagle GT over the Fierce, but either way, IMO, you're not going to be happy with your purchase. The Eagle GT's are loud and they didn't handle as well as I had hoped they would on my friends' G35.

LikwidZX5 07-20-2012 05:10 AM

I have the Fierce Instincts as well, I have no complaints about them at all. Decent grip, treads seem to hold up pretty well, and aren't very loud IMO. I'm happy with them.

Geezer 07-20-2012 10:58 AM

If you're looking for a true all (four) season tire and the one with the best snow traction when compared to all of the all season tires, there's really only one option to look at, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. It might cost a little more but in this case it's definitely worth it.

felixthecat 07-20-2012 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Geezer (Post 4267859)
If you're looking for a true all (four) season tire and the one with the best snow traction when compared to all of the all season tires, there's really only one option to look at, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. It might cost a little more but in this case it's definitely worth it.

I 2nd that^^^^ DWS's= #1

Red Jay 918 07-20-2012 06:26 PM

yeah that was a tire i was looking at but i thought why not shoot for something cheaper that we have in stock. another Focus that looked exactly like mine came in. he has Eagle GT's in the stock size (205/50/16 i think) and loves them. he says they're not loud at all and i didnt experience any balancing trouble w/ them besides the rim protector in the way of the weights. he was surprised i got almost 19k out of my Kumhos. im close to biting the bullet on the Fierces though.

felixthecat 07-20-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 (Post 4268683)
yeah that was a tire i was looking at but i thought why not shoot for something cheaper that we have in stock. another Focus that looked exactly like mine came in. he has Eagle GT's in the stock size (205/50/16 i think) and loves them. he says they're not loud at all and i didnt experience any balancing trouble w/ them besides the rim protector in the way of the weights. he was surprised i got almost 19k out of my Kumhos. im close to biting the bullet on the Fierces though.

The alignment heads are kind of a hassle on cars w/ the goodyear gt's= the rim protector. Something to think about.[thumb]

Red Jay 918 07-20-2012 07:55 PM

true. the dunlops also have the rim protector. i think it just depends on the wheel they're installed on.


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