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Old 11-28-2008, 09:45 PM   #31
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I have to disagree with you CaysE, I've put quite a few thousand miles (about 12k) on my Neogens and they haven't changed a bit. As far as wet goes, I haven't done much "messing around" in the wet but I have NEVER hydroplaned, even up to 90 mph in puddles. Its a great tire, and throw the price into the equation... they're the best!!!
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:03 PM   #32
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Yuck. They're the worst tires I've ever had on my car. LOL

You make damn good Youtube videos but I question your taste in rubber!
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:58 PM   #33
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I like the michelin pilot sports :) expensive but worth every penny.

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I believe that the SVT could've been upgraded with a nicer clutch. That would help a lot.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:02 PM   #34
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CaysE, just curious... but what didn't you like about your Neogens?

And polish, I agree. I quicker clutch would be fun :)
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They were crap on wet roads and they didn't grab nearly as well in the dry as the Kumho Ecsta SPT, which are in the same price range and perform well in the rain. I know a lot of people rave about them, but personally I wasn't happy with them. I eventually had a belt shift in one of the tires after maybe 15k miles and got rid of them for the Kumhos above.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:45 PM   #36
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lol revived threads.......so what do you guys recommend then? the MTX75 or the Getrag? silly question, but y'know, I gotta get a feel for which one I should get

and by any chance, couldn't you just change the ratios or am I just thinking of something only in racing trannies? and I'm sure they have better clutches, right?
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This is an old thread ...

I love my SVT ... and 1st has its ups and downs ... daily traffic not so good ... for the track pretty good.

As for your question mikebontoft ... I like the Getrag for its 6th gear and nice ratio, but I like the MTX75 for an easy launch tranny. Getrag I found is great for AutoX / Road races and the MTX is good for Straight shots. Again ... this is what I have experienced.

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