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What is everyones preferences on tires. I have Yoko AVS on the the car now and THEY ARE HORRIBLE TIRES. I need to buy new ones this week. I have a T66 and can't get ANY TRACTION with the AVS. I run 285 35 18 size. IF there is another post that you can direct me to , I will look there also.
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If $$ is no object the Pirelli PZero. They wear out quick though.
Otherwise for the best combination of money / longevity / performance I'm voting for the S03's.

Later,

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OK guys, i have to disagree with all. First of all, NO tire short of a drag radial (315 BFG) will HOOK like you want, and even that will not hold 2 bar on a T66 on the street. If you want a street tire, DEFINATELY go with the BFG G-Force T/A KD. That is by far the best hookin' tire out there, and is not a drag radial... I just purchased my second set, and we have a few guys here in town running them per my recommendation, they all love them. I had them on a 18x11 Fikse wheel in 295/35/18 in the rear and 18x9.5 with 265/35/18 in front. Hope that helps some.
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houstonT said:
OK guys, i have to disagree with all. First of all, NO tire short of a drag radial (315 BFG) will HOOK like you want, and even that will not hold 2 bar on a T66 on the street. If you want a street tire, DEFINATELY go with the BFG G-Force T/A KD. That is by far the best hookin' tire out there, and is not a drag radial... I just purchased my second set, and we have a few guys here in town running them per my recommendation, they all love them. I had them on a 18x11 Fikse wheel in 295/35/18 in the rear and 18x9.5 with 265/35/18 in front. Hope that helps some.
Peter
I think he's looking for tires for his current wheels, which aren't 18x11 Fikse so :p

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Well sir, you can get BFG G-Force T/A KD's in a smaller size!!!!!! So back off punk!! :)
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I don't have the 11" wide rears (only 9.5) but I'm going with the g-Force KD's as well. I have 3 of my 4 times at the shop and I look forward to testing them out too.
 

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pepboys has some really good tires you can drag around..or did you mean drag with ????...lol
 

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I hear Nitto is suppose to come out with a 18" drag radial!
they currently only make the 555R series drags up to 17"

they were suppose to be out already. not sure if they are.
 

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The only problem with a 18 inch drag radial is that the sidewall will have to be tall, it does wrinkle a little bit, that is what helps with traction along with the sticky compound. Now, on another note, Nitto or BFG (can't remember which) have come out with a drag radial in the size 305/45/18
Basically it's a replacement/drag tire for the lightning...

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I hear Nitto is suppose to come out with a 18" drag radial!
they currently only make the 555R series drags up to 17"

they were suppose to be out already. not sure if they are.
 

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it has to be Nitto! i heard it was suppose to come out in November, but was delayed!
 

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If any of you are looking..i was at a shop the other day getting my tires put on. The mechanic said that a guy bought some ta kd's and thought they were all weather..needless to say he brought them back and traded them in. they have about 80% treadlife and he was willing to sell them for 100 bucks for two tires. They were 245/40/18 so those would be good for the fronts if anyone wanted them. Let me know and i will pass on the info.
 

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The nitto should be out soon. It is all ready posted on discount tire .com and they wont post a tire up untill it is about to come out. by the way houstonT do the BF tires that you have on your fikses fit good. I have the Yoko AVS 285/35.18 on my fikses and they look like there about to come off the rim. the yoko tire does not seem veary wide compared to most other 275 tires
 

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Big Daddy said:
If any of you are looking..i was at a shop the other day getting my tires put on. The mechanic said that a guy bought some ta kd's and thought they were all weather..needless to say he brought them back and traded them in. they have about 80% treadlife and he was willing to sell them for 100 bucks for two tires. They were 245/40/18 so those would be good for the fronts if anyone wanted them. Let me know and i will pass on the info.
$100 for two tires eh?
Shipping is about $7 per tire if I recall.
Anyway you can get a picture of the treads with a penny lined in the grooves?
 

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if you need more info the shop is:

Autotire Car Care Ctr
14943 Manchester Rd
Ballwin, MO
(636) 227-6051

Ask for Keith.

I dont think i can get pics but i saw them and they looked like they were in good shape. If i had 18's i would have bought them in a heartbeat. Not sure if he is willing to ship them but its worth a shot cause its a great deal.
 

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I am in dire need for new tires as well, and my plans were to buy BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KD's but would something else offer better performance? I only drive the car on very nice weekends, so I'm not worried about water or ice.

What are the draw backs to each tire?

BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KD
Nitto NT 555R Drag Radial
BF Goodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial

Thanks in advance!
Brian
 

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briguy453 said:
I am in dire need for new tires as well, and my plans were to buy BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KD's but would something else offer better performance? I only drive the car on very nice weekends, so I'm not worried about water or ice.

What are the draw backs to each tire?

BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KD
Nitto NT 555R Drag Radial
BF Goodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial

Thanks in advance!
Brian
None of them will be GREAT in the rain, but since you don't drive in wet weather you should be fine.

The T/A KD's will probably last the longest, have the best handling, but a little worse straight-line traction than the drag radials because of the KDs stiffer sidewall. These are probably my top pick for a TRUE street tire (not a DOT approved slick or drag radial).

As for the drag radials...

The Nitto DRs will be in the middle of the 3 for longevity, handling will suffer compared to the KD's because of a softer sidewall, and middle of the road for straight-line traction because its a slightly stickier compound than the KDs.

The T/A Drag radials will wear out fastest, have the softest sidewall so handling will be worst out of the 3 with these, but straight line traction should be excellent because they are stickiest.

I've ran the T/A KD's and Nitto DRs on previous cars, the KD's I never had to replace, they were on the car when I bought it and when I sold it around 15k miles later, they still weren't in need of replacement. Nitto DRs would last around 9k-10k miles if I was nice to them on a previous car (not very many burnouts/trips to the race track)...

I'm running T/A Drag Radials on my current Supra, were on there when I bought it, and judging from receipts of when the previous owner had them installed and then when I had to replace them, they didn't even last 6000 miles.
 
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