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Old 04-28-2004, 10:51 AM   #41
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Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Sedan - Loves Park, IL
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive - Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57 out of 10
Size: 225/45R17 91Y
Comments: Yep, Matt's got another new pair of shoes. I think I need to re-adjust my driving, because I can't afford a new set of summer tires every year! Anyway, even though I only have about 5000 miles on these Goodyears, I like them. Excellent dry and wet traction, and very quiet. They lack a bit of sidewall stiffness as compared to my previous Potenza S-03s, but the Goodyears make up for it in a smoother ride and reduced weight (I found each Goodyear to weigh about 1.5 pounds less than a same-sized S-03). Expensive at about $160 per tire, but they are a few dollars less than S-03s, and have a higher treadwear rating to boot.....we'll see how that one plays out. So far, so good.
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Old 04-29-2004, 10:12 PM   #42
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I hear ya on the new tires every year. I gotta cut down on my autocrossing until I can afford race tires. Been racing 3 years, on my third set of tires.

Still running the Falken Ziex ZE-502's. Good grip, good price, Big-O road hazzard, can't complain.
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:00 AM   #43
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Size: 215/45ZR-16
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Comments: Just ordered these for racing purposes... I'll let you all know how they do after a proper heat cycling...
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:53 AM   #44
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Yokohama YK420 - 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT - Denton, TX
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive - Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5 out of 10
Size: 225/50R16
Comments:I went by Discount Tire today to get some BFG g-Force T/A KDWS's installed after I talked to a guy yesterday and said he had them and could do them today. Well, it turned out that they had them at the warehouse, not the store, so they didn't have them today. They told me they had these Yokohama's that were "an excellent tire with great reviews" so I said to go ahead and put them on. I left, took one u-turn and a couple quick movements of the wheel to test the sidewalls out and I already HATED them. The sidewalls were VERY weak, so much so that it felt like i was driving a boat on water. The ride though without cornering was very nice. I turned around and they took them off, ordered my BFG's and gave me some loaner tires since my old Kumho's were toast. They gave me no trouble and didn't seem annoyed by my displeasure.....

Excellent service, horrible tire recommendations......

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My bad, I have the Yoko Avid V4 not the YK420. The V4 is a pretty good tire all year around. Recomended if you live north =D

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Old 04-30-2004, 11:17 AM   #45
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Finally replaced the last two RS-A's with a pair of Sumitomo HTR+'s in the stock 225/50x16 size, although they are W-rated instead of the stock tires V-rating. The HTR+'s are a lot quieter than the RS-A's (no more crunching sounds at low speeds) and steering response is many times better so the car responds to every steering input immediately. A quick highway blast on the way home shows that the cars tendency to follow imperfections in the pavement is gone. Paid way more than the discount stores as I went to my local Sears Auto Center (needed tires today, not tomorrow or Monday...) but worth the money. The GT finally feels like a sports sedan.

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Old 06-10-2004, 07:35 PM   #46
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Brand: Kumho
Model: Ecsta ASX
Size: 225 50 R16
Speed rating: WR

Rating: 8.7

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Very good tire for the price. Handling is good and grip is good. Long life wear as well.
Also very good in wet weather.
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Old 07-05-2004, 12:02 AM   #47
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Brand: Yokohama
Model: AVS ES100
Size: 225/50/WR16
Rating: 9/10
Comments: I have not put that many miles on them yet, but I can tell that they handle better than the stock Goodyears.

Because of the stiffer sidewalls, fast cornering moves the body of the car more and does not allow the tire to flex. At high speeds the tires get very warm and the tread becomes gummy and sticky. Lane changes at 70mph+ are a breaze. At higher speeds the car is more stable on the road. I was very impressed with the ride. The tires absorb most of the bumps, they can be felt in the car but are not mushy and do not rattle the car cabin.

I just drove in a nice Texas Rain Storm. The tires gripped the road like it was dry. This made it easy to make a 90 degree turn onto a faster moving street.

Update: Unfortunately I lost my car in accident, but I do believe these tires helped me to avoid the car that changed lanes in front of me. Too bad the passive ABS could not help me avoid the k-rail.

These tires wore extremely fast I had them on for about 2 yrs, and put about 20,000 miles on them. They were loosing there water traction fast and would have been replaced in the summer.

Conclusion: They are cheap and perform well, rotate them often (every 4-6,000 miles), but expect to replace them at about 30,000 miles.
I've got 35K on mine (with lots of abuse from the SC...) That's very good for a z rated tire. I'm very happy with them. When the time comes to replace them, I'll be getting another set.
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:38 PM   #48
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Brand: Pirelli
Model: P7000
Size: 215/35/19
Rating: 9/10
Comments: great handling/ traction, quite ride, very smooth ride smoother than stock, only flats i've have has been from nails and screws, about 4-5 times in the last year, i have bad luck
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:51 AM   #49
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Model: Potenza Pole Postition S0-3's
Size: 225/45/17
Rating: 8
Comments: Very nice tire, I actually bought them used off of Sorry Officer (Kyle). After installing them I immediately noticed 100% better handling, traction etc etc. It even rained on the way home from the swap and the wet weather traction was amazing. Dry and wet handling equals each other and is amazing. They recieve an 8 because the tread wore through pretty quickly, and these tires only have a 220 for tread wear.

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Rating: 8
Comments: Also a very nice tire, I bought these to replace the S0-3s. In my opinion dry performance is better than the S0-3s. Cornering is also better, I can rip corners without any issues. Were these tires suffer (when compared to the S0-3s) is wet weather handling. They still handle amazingly in the rain, but taking sharp turns at 40+ in rain does take a little skill. They out perform the SO-3s in tread as they have a 300 for tread wear. Also, you cannot beat the price, $94 a peice at www.edgeracing.com Tires below are the Toyo's
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:09 AM   #50
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Well.....i just ordered these tires..... my Yokohama AVSES100's were toast after 7 months and 17k miles!!
225/50ZR-16 RBL
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BF Goodrich Traction T/A VR
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BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW
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All of these BF Goodrich tires have a traction rating of A, of course AA means you get better traction out of them...but they should bite decent and provide better lifespan with the harder compound. Most of them are Z or V rated!
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:44 AM   #51
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:33 PM   #52
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I will add to this and say these tires are pretty good. They were new when I got the car, and I have gone 10K on them all year around. I havent had anything to compare them to but they are good tires.
Just an update on these tires. 2 of them are completely worn out....my bad due to a bad alignment. The other 2 tires are fine though and I am at 19K miles on them. I drive them aggressively. About a little less than half life left in them I would say (the 2 good tires that is).

I'm thinking of getting some a little better though since I need new tires, probably try out the Yokohama Avid V4S.
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:30 PM   #53
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Model: Avid V4S
Size: 225/50-VR16
Rating: 8/10
Comments: I can't say much except for wow. I only have two of these on the rear of my car, but they make a BIG difference. I can't wait to get the front done.

Only driven them on dry grounds. These are a year 'round tire so Ill let you guys know this winter how they are holding up with snow =D

Tirerack has these for $81, I paid $109 at my local place....dunno why such a price difference. Worth it so far though. Good sidewall and I like the tread pattern.

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Comments: I absolutely love these tires. They have absolutely awesome traction wet or dry...their UTQG score is 300/AA/A meaning they scored the best possilbe.......they are sticky as hell and the noise isn't too bad although you can definately tell the difference once they get warmed up.....

downside is the price, i got hooked up through a shop i know called Toyspeed Racing and only paid $439.62 for all 4 tires....tire rack has them at $162 a piece and that is with a 83W sidewall, i have had both and prefer the 92W sidewall, stiffer feel is nice....also absolutely no snow.....obviously i mean look at the tread pattern

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Size: 235/40/18
Rating: 9.5/10
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Pros: I have only had them for about 100 miles, but the difference between these and the Sumitomo HTR+ is night and day. Very smooth cornering. INCREDIBLE wet traction, virutally no hydroplaning even if it's intentional.

Cons: Expensive but worth it.
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My bad, I have the Yoko Avid V4 not the YK420. The V4 is a pretty good tire all year around. Recomended if you live north =D

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Im getting new tires this weekend. I've been scoping the Avid v4's because I too live in the north and battle the snow each year - but yet want a tire that can handle my kind of driving. How have these been performing for you? How about an updated review puleeease? Im stuck between these and a few others - including the YK420's and the man at discounttire told me that the two were just about the same. BUT, the tread doesn't even LOOK the same. So I wasn't trusting the guy. The YK420's were a tad more expensive so im a little confused by which tire to go with. Anyways, HEXX, can you hook me up w/an update on those Avid V4s?
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Im getting new tires this weekend. I've been scoping the Avid v4's because I too live in the north and battle the snow each year - but yet want a tire that can handle my kind of driving. How have these been performing for you? How about an updated review puleeease? Im stuck between these and a few others - including the YK420's and the man at discounttire told me that the two were just about the same. BUT, the tread doesn't even LOOK the same. So I wasn't trusting the guy. The YK420's were a tad more expensive so im a little confused by which tire to go with. Anyways, HEXX, can you hook me up w/an update on those Avid V4s?
NEvermind Hexx, I just read your review on them, I must have missed it. Whoops! Are they quiet tires? I definitely need something more quiet than the crappy rs-a's ... annnnd did they get rid of that damn noise that the rs-a/gm rim combination made?
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Im getting new tires this weekend. I've been scoping the Avid v4's because I too live in the north and battle the snow each year - but yet want a tire that can handle my kind of driving. How have these been performing for you? How about an updated review puleeease? Im stuck between these and a few others - including the YK420's and the man at discounttire told me that the two were just about the same. BUT, the tread doesn't even LOOK the same. So I wasn't trusting the guy. The YK420's were a tad more expensive so im a little confused by which tire to go with. Anyways, HEXX, can you hook me up w/an update on those Avid V4s?

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BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDWS
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225/50ZR-16 92W ORBL
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UTQG: 400AA
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best tires for your application! great traction on dry and good wear.. also good for snow and rain....good overall tire!!! i still have mine!!!
How quiet are these, and how well can you feel bumps and cracks in the road?
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quiet enough and fine.... these are your best bet for what you want! trust me...i have had YK420's

(but the YK420's do last a really long time..but dont bite on dry traction as well.)
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