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Old 02-14-2009, 03:44 PM
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Again I want to reiterate that you CANNOT compare one manufacturer's tread wear rating with another's. There is NO standard by which all manufacturer's calculate their tire's tred wear rating, so compare ratings among the same manufacturer ONLY.

Consumer Reports hired an independent testing house to determine how manufacturer's tires compared to other manufacturer's tires and the GSD3s were one of the very few to be rated better than average. Most Ultra high performance tires were rated worse than average in the wear category.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Z0Sick6 View Post
General Exclaim UHPs


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You get a set of 4 shipped in stock c5 sizes for under $650. They are good in rain, stickyness, and wear.

Best tire for the buck.
I agree. Very happy with my Generals. Don't listen to those who say a cheap tire cannot be any good. For a daily driver, the Generals are all you need.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:37 AM
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Falken 452's around $550. for all four corners. If you believe in ratings they are rated better than the Dunlaps I replaced, or the Kumhos I will be replacing.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:32 AM
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the kuhmo asx tires (420 rating) DO last a long time with moderate driving. I liked them so much I bought them twice in a row. 30k miles or more on these. wet weather is no problem with these tires

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by travelingypsye View Post
When looking at tires for distance, Look at the UTQG(Uniform tire quality grade). Tread wear is based on the number of times a tire will travel 70 miles safely. Why 70 miles? I am not sure but that is what they use. For instance if a tire wear is 220, it will travel 15400 (220x 70) miles safely. The next set of letters (AA,A,B,C) refer to the traction componant of the tire. If a tire is AA rated, it should be able to hold traction against a .54 g force on asphalt or .41g on concrete (less porous & harder surface).
AA- .54 & above
A-.47 to .54
B-.38 to .47
C- Below .38
Last is the Temp grading.
At high speeds, tires create heat. Temp ratings determine if a tire is able to disapate heat safely.
A Over 115
B Between 100 to 115
C Between 85 to 100.

DeeGee said he had a set of Kumho Ecsta's that didn't last long. He probably had Ecsta MX or Mx-XRP which have a tead wear of 220.
I have a set of Kumho's ASX which have a tread wear of 420. Double of the MX so.....considered to be 2x the mileage.

Food for Thought when buying tires...........
Damn good info here. Thanks.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by travelingypsye View Post
When looking at tires for distance, Look at the UTQG(Uniform tire quality grade). Tread wear is based on the number of times a tire will travel 70 miles safely. Why 70 miles? I am not sure but that is what they use. For instance if a tire wear is 220, it will travel 15400 (220x 70) miles safely. The next set of letters (AA,A,B,C) refer to the traction componant of the tire. If a tire is AA rated, it should be able to hold traction against a .54 g force on asphalt or .41g on concrete (less porous & harder surface).
AA- .54 & above
A-.47 to .54
B-.38 to .47
C- Below .38
Last is the Temp grading.
At high speeds, tires create heat. Temp ratings determine if a tire is able to disapate heat safely.
A Over 115
B Between 100 to 115
C Between 85 to 100.

DeeGee said he had a set of Kumho Ecsta's that didn't last long. He probably had Ecsta MX or Mx-XRP which have a tead wear of 220.
I have a set of Kumho's ASX which have a tread wear of 420. Double of the MX so.....considered to be 2x the mileage.

Food for Thought when buying tires...........
Good point. I'm guilty of reading the write ups but not taking enough notice of the info thats in the tire spec
I think I had MXs so that makes sense.
Those Bridgestone on my favorite McClaren are the best spec in the world but they only last half a race
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron C! View Post
I am on my second set of Nitto 555's. I would have never bought them, but there was a brand new set on my car when I bought it 4 years ago. I thought I would run them for a few months and replace them with a better tire. They are quiet, grip good in the wet and dry, and have an excellent ride. They impressed me so much, I kept them. I got around 35K out of the first set, but they were killed by an alignment/tie rod end issue. They would have easily gone 40K plus before getting to the wear strips. I bought a new set a couple months ago, around $750 with all the add-ons and road hazard.
I just put some on my car this week and the are holding strong after 50 miles. I actually researched lots of tires for similar driving conditions that you describe. I don't DD my car any more, but with the constant downpours in FL, I had to take rain into consideration. Got mine for just over $700 no road hazard. There are two different kinds off 555, so not what you are getting. They have a DR and a road tire. They seem good, but only time will tell.
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Originally Posted by jrose7004 View Post
For a non runflat, I always was happy with Good Year GSD3's.
I agree, GSD3 is an awesome tire. Don't think they make them any more though Got 35k on this last set as a daily driver
and am looking for another.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:05 PM
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Something in the 350tw range will last a while and get decent traction
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Continental extreme contact DWS and never look back. Excellent all around tires including the track.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by J S Machine View Post
FWIW, I did some searching but I couldn't find anything that really answered my question.

I have sumitomo tires on my car currently, and they are just about worn out. I waited until income tax time of this year to buy new. I want to get a set of (all 4) tires for my car, but I have no idea where to start. I drive about 30 miles a day mostly highway. My car is driven in the rain and shine (it's a DD), and I guess that would mean I need an all season tire. I want something with a long wear rating. I don't need to have to replace tires once a year. I have gotten 30K out of my sumitomos and there is still about 1/8" tread left on them. The car was used when I bought it, so I figure that's pretty good. I will either go back with those or make another choice.

The tires that you all reccomend don't have to be anything name brand, just something to put on the car. If I didn't drive the car all the time I might go with a better Goodyear or Michelin tire, but I am not putting out that kind of money for something that will be gone in 15-20K miles because my car is a DD.

I would aslo like some good ideas for where I can get them.

Thanks.
I like my BFG . I DD and have over 15000 with negligible wear and spirited driving .
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:35 AM
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This thread is older than your tires should be, that much is certain!!
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 02BlownZ06 View Post
This thread is older than your tires should be, that much is certain!!
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What is a softer ride tire for C5 now in 2018 and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg
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Originally Posted by barbily View Post
What is a softer ride tire for C5 now in 2018 and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is the newest addition to the Pilot family of the best tire for any Corvette in the world period.... or go cheap and deal with it.
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Originally Posted by c5arlen View Post
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is the newest addition to the Pilot family of the best tire for any Corvette in the world period.... or go cheap and deal with it.
And doesn't come in stock C5 sizes as of yet. Heck, there is none for a 17" rim. Other tires can get you close to the performance of the 4S, and it seems like he is more interested in ride quality than pure performance anyways.

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What is a softer ride tire for C5 now in 2018 and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg
High performance summer tires offer the best blend of ride comfort and grip. My recommendation is the Continental ExtremeContact Sport.
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