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I'm ordering new 10.5" rims for my 94tt and thought you guys might have some tire suggestions. I'm looking in the 285/(295) /30/18 range. So far I'm thinking either the Yokohama AVS sports or the BFG TAkd's. Any of you guys out there with real world experience with these two. Also traction is more of a concern than wear.
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BFG's in the dry without a doubt. Suck in the wet though.
 
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I actually thought the SO-2's were slightly better in the dry if you can still get hold of some.
 

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Anyone had any experience with Bridgestone Expedia S-01? :cool:
 

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You can cut better 60 foot times with the KD's.

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Look on the website and find the tire wear rating...wouldn't this tell you for the most part the stickest tire?? just a thought....big bucks for that size tire! :cool:
 
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I've had S-02s, S-02PPs, and S-03s, and the s-03s are superior to both in everything, wear, traction, etc.

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Which non drag tires for best 60' times?


For your 10.5" rim, go with 295/35/18 BFG TA KD's, if you have the clearance. Who cares about wet traction anyways, who's gonna be cuttin 60' times in the rain anyways. You won't be disappointed with the TA KD.
 

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First of all use the 285/30R18 KD's not the 295/35R18's. The additional width (about .4") and height (about 1.3") will not make a noticable difference is 60' times, but will affect cornering and speedometer accuracy.

Second, the treadwear rating should not be used to determine well a tire will grip. Actually the tread wear rating is not even standardized for the tire industry. A manufacturer can actually label it anyway they want. I actaully know of a manufacturer who put a lower treadwear rating on a tire than it tested because they felt people wouldn't believe it had a lot of grip if it had a higher treadwear rating. And this is for one of the stickiest tires on the market.

Later, Steve
 

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I haven't run regular tires for a couple of years now, but when I was BPU, I got very good results from Bridgestone S02s. I was able to pull 1.7 60' times on them with an auto trans and 3800 rpm stall converter. What is really surprising is that they were only 255x40x17. I actually got better 60' times on the Bridgestones than I did on Nitto drag radials.

They don't make SO2s anymore, and I'm not sure how the newer Bridgestones compare, although some other psots have indicated they are very good.
 
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Thanks for the advice

The car only see's about 6k/yr and very little of that is in the rain, eastern Colorado is pretty dry. So it's the BFG's for me I'm just having a hard time with the idea of running 35 series tires (265/35/18) up front, and 30's (285/30/18) in the rear. Just seems like it wouldn't look right. I'm definately not a tire expert though so I think I'll go with Steve's advice and stay away from the 295/35/18. Thanks for the input guys.:D
 

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Re: Thanks for the advice

JdawgTT said:
The car only see's about 6k/yr and very little of that is in the rain, eastern Colorado is pretty dry. So it's the BFG's for me I'm just having a hard time with the idea of running 35 series tires (265/35/18) up front, and 30's (285/30/18) in the rear. Just seems like it wouldn't look right. I'm definately not a tire expert though so I think I'll go with Steve's advice and stay away from the 295/35/18. Thanks for the input guys.:D

Actually, the 265/35/18 is not as much taller than the 285/30/18 as you would think, but the 265/35 w/ 295/35 in my opinion would look more preportioned. I'm not sure but you should check the specs at tirerack.com. Because the second number is the % of the width in hight, anotherwords the front tire is 35% of 265 in hight and the rear tire is 30% of 285 in height.
Steve, is right about the 285/30 being better because of speedometer accuracy and cornering, but I would personally still go with the 295/35/18. I wish they made a 295/30/18 that would be perfect. The 295/35 will give you some extra sidewall to flex and it will help you out in the 60" a tad, but like steve said it won't be much.
I just think that the 295 will fit better on a 10.5" rim than a 285. 295 is the ideal size for the 10.5 incher. I have a 10" rim w/285 and the tire almost looks a little small for the rim. If you put a 285 on your 10.5 rim, the tire will look to small for the rim. just my 2 cents.
 
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295/35/18

On Steve's spreadsheet it says that the tire will be too tall with a 295/35/18 on a 10.5" rim with 55mm offset. Does this mean it will rub or that the speedo will be off. I can live with the speedo but really don't want to mess with the fenders.
 

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The 295/35 will fit, but it will make the car look like the it has about 400 pounds of crap in the hatch. Going with a tire this tall will remove all of the fender to tire gap on the rear while you will still have the gap in the front. This makes the car look like it is squating even when it's sitting still.

Later, Steve
 
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Just a thought, What would it take to correct the speedo?
 

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The correct diameter tire. :)

Later, Steve
 

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Don't forget...small reminder....You can live with the speedo off but it is connected to the odometer. If you are reading a greater speed than you are going, then you are racking up more miles than you are driving. If you are reading lower speed, you are driving more than you are showing on the counter. Keep that in mind. You can correct it with a custom made plastic tooth gear for the speedo/odometer in the tranny, but man is that a lot of trouble.

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hey...

what would the ideal tire/rim height be ? what would a 10.5 rim with 295/35/18 be vs 285/35/18 or 295/30/18 vs 285/30/18 be??

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Re: Thanks for the advice

JdawgTT said:
I'm just having a hard time with the idea of running 35 series tires (265/35/18) up front, and 30's (285/30/18) in the rear. Just seems like it wouldn't look right. I'm definately not a tire expert though so I think I'll go with Steve's advice and stay away from the 295/35/18. Thanks for the input guys.:D
I had the same reservations but went with Steve's recommendation on wheel offset and tires.

Front - 9.5" +50mm, 265/35 KD's
Rear - 10.5 +55mm, 285/30 KD's

Here a couple of pics of what it looks like.

Pic1
Pic2
 
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