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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 06, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Choose Tires For My Car!

Please help choose my tires, they are going on 18'' Foose Thrustars. I am ordering within a few days.

1)BFGg-forceT/A KD
2)Bridgestone Potenza S-03 Pole Position
3)Falken FK-451
4)Kumho Ecsta MX
5)Nitto NT555

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I've always liked BFGs.
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I like the BFG (Best), Goodyear, Firestone, or Dunlop tires. To me, they fit the American mussle car look rather than European or Japan tires.

By the way, your car is looking great.

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Ceck this site out,you can see what your car looks like with different tires and wheels.you can even lower it. http://www.autowaretech3.net/nextwheels/are_intro.htm
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I would have to go for the Nitto's. I love how they handle over the Kumho's that i had before and they also look good.

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I would have to go for the Nitto's. I love how they handle over the Kumho's that i had before and they also look good.

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I planned on ordering Nitto's until I saw Kumho's on someones car. But I'll get the Nitto's if you say theyre better..thanks

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Speedfreek, from my personal exp. I like the Nitto's over the Kumho's for the looks and for the traction. They just flat out stick to the road when the power is applied. They also handle a little better in the rain(just my experience). The Kumho's however have a better price tag though. Also I think the wear is better on the Nitto's from what I've read. Just my thoughts though...

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Speedfreek, from my personal exp. I like the Nitto's over the Kumho's for the looks and for the traction. They just flat out stick to the road when the power is applied. They also handle a little better in the rain(just my experience). The Kumho's however have a better price tag though. Also I think the wear is better on the Nitto's from what I've read. Just my thoughts though...

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Thanks slck6t9, I'm crossing out the Kumho's.

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Everyone has there own opinion on tires....some like BFG, but they are a French owned company. Nitto is good, But the Bridgestone S-03 will out preform anyone listed, and it probably has the most agressive looking tread on the market, but they can be a little high. They come with a thirty(30) day test drive, so you have nothing to loose, just go to a Firestone dealer to get them. I am going to put new tires and rims on my 69 soon, and I think I am going to go with the Firehawk Wideoval. I have a friend that has them on his vette and he loves them. as for the S-03's. I know another guy who has them on his 04 Z06 and swears by them. It is always your choice, get the one you like best.

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....some like BFG, but they are a French owned company. ...
Is that bad? But Japanese tires are ok?

The BFG KD's are dry road tires (kd = killer dry, I have read) - hit a little water and they will be skates. Guys at PT seem to like the KDW-2 for wet & dry use. I can't vouch for the rest.

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Is that bad? But Japanese tires are ok?
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The BFG KD's are dry road tires (kd = killer dry, I have read) - hit a little water and they will be skates. I can't vouch for the rest.
Best I can tell BFG is affiliated with or either owned by Michelin I think everyone has known that but me. I had some on backorder and heard "their coming from Michelin". As far as the KD series the KD's are dry the KDW's are dry/wet and the KDWS's are dry/wet/snow. The KDW's are going through a thread redesign (the -2) and some sizes are hard to get (my backorder). I had to cancel the backorder for KDW's because I didn't want to wait and went with KDWS's. After a nice little burn out these tires are much stickier than I thought they'd be.

Edit: So I agree, I think these French Fried tires work as good as the Japs.

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Personally I like the BFG's. To me it's more of a brand loyalty thing. From experience with a friends 4th gen the nitto NT555's have the best traction. Although he is a die hard BFG man too.


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Yes BFG and Uniroyal are owned by Michelin, marketed in the Americas as MAST (Michelin Americas Small Tires). Have been for years. They have quite a spread down in South Carolina. BFGs havenít been made by the actual Goodrich company (a chemical company) in many moons.

I bet a lot of folks donít realize that Bridgestone/Firestone are owned by the Japanese. Also for many years.

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I work within 1 mile of the Michelin plant in Greenville SC and until recently never knew of the BFG deal. I've never seen the first sign of a BFG logo anywhere on that plant or a truck with a sign on it or anything. Guess it just goes to show you never know just what's in your own backyard.

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I work within 1 mile of the Michelin plant in Greenville SC and until recently never knew of the BFG deal. I've never seen the first sign of a BFG logo anywhere on that plant or a truck with a sign on it or anything. Guess it just goes to show you never know just what's in your own backyard.
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