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Old 03-27-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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i need tires!

i need some new tires
my kumo's are getting pretty bald

what do you guys recommend?

also the car is going to need new shocks soon its pretty bouncy
77k miles

should i just go with stock replacement or go with something else?


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Old 03-27-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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I plan on getting some...

Sumitomo HTR Z III
$92.00 per tire (for 225 width, you would prolly go with 215s... prolly a little cheaper)
$368.00 for 4
Weight 23lbs per tire

Tirerack.com info:
Ride Comfort
6.57
Noise Comfort
6.42
Dry Track
8.24
Wet Track
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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hmmm not to bad
thx
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
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BFG KDWs a little pricey but do you really want to cheap out on tires

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ce+T%2FA+KDW+2
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BFG KDWs a little pricey but do you really want to cheap out on tires

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ce+T%2FA+KDW+2
Here are the tirerack.com scores for both tires (prices are for 225 width so may vary a little, sorry)...

BFG KDW2
$129.00 per tire
$516.00 for 4
Weight 24lbs per tire

Ride Comfort
6.87
Noise Comfort
5.85
Dry Track
7.32
Wet Track
7.19
Overall
6.94

Sumitomo HTR Z III
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Weight 23lbs per tire

Ride Comfort
6.57
Noise Comfort
6.42
Dry Track
8.24
Wet Track
7.64
Overall
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I just noticed that tire rack rates the KDWs lower on their summery but the survey right under that rates them alot higher
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...y.jsp?type=UHP
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Ya the summary is tireracks in house track testing and the link you posted is for the little survey the consumers click on to rate different aspects :) hence the difference... ya, i was like... hmm... until i noticed that lol.
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I do admit tho... they look badass tread pattern wise. lol.
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check out goodyear eagle gs-d3 tires. they are usually at a decent price
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