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I'm a systems engineer from NASA and I bought my wife a new Durango just so I could be allowed to buy my 2005 350Z in Chrome Silver.

The factory Potenza RE040's are worthless and have to go! So I'm putting new rubber on very soon. The two highest rated tires at TireRack seem to be the Goodyear F1's and the Michelin PilotSport's.

Experiences? Recommendations? Rants? Warnings? Raves?

Thanks,

exu2boy
 

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Originally posted by exu2boy@Jul 12 2005, 11:19 AM
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I'm a systems engineer from NASA and I bought my wife a new Durango just so I could be allowed to buy my 2005 350Z in Chrome Silver.

The factory Potenza RE040's are worthless and have to go! So I'm putting new rubber on very soon. The two highest rated tires at TireRack seem to be the Goodyear F1's and the Michelin PilotSport's.

Experiences? Recommendations? Rants? Warnings? Raves?

Thanks,

exu2boy
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Sounds like you and the wifey both made out well! :welcome: I have the Toyo Proxes T1-S, which have been replaced by the T1-R's. They are super sticky and I love them! PS Tirerack price matches so if you find something cheaper, give them a phone call and see if they will get you a deal....again, welcome to the forum!!!! :wavey:
 

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I have not used either. I have heard that the Pilot Sport's and the Michelin PS2's are really really sticky though. They should have a decent tread wear rating too.
 

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BFG TA KDW's rule my friend.

Good advice above about looking at the ratings. Just compare them and decide which costs the least for ahwt you get.

Or just get the KDW's :) trust me.
 

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Welcome!! :cheers:


Get the BFG's.!!!!!!!

$200 a set cheaper so you can just eat them up. Set after set after set... :)

I got the BFG KDW2. A wet/dry 'special'.

I was not (and maybe still not) a fan of BFG. But this tire is excellent. So far so good.

I have read reviews of them out lasting BOTH the s03 and PSII. And the gription is def. there!! :shiftdrive:

(ps. I drive for a living. On a track. Lots of stuff. These tires are holding up QUITE well all things considered. I've got 1000-1500 mi. street and track on them and not a sign of premature wearing.)
 

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I just put some Michelin PilotSport A/S on my rear wheel (OEM on the front). I have only had them 2 weeks to it is too early to tell, but from what I saw out there it was the best all-season tire I could find.
 

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i have the goodyear gsd3. almost 30 k on them and they are begining to show signs of replacement. keep in mind i drive like a hooligan and i have never rotated them or anything. just kept good pressure and i think they were 680 bucks to my door from tire rack.
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Originally posted by mdzowner@Jul 12 2005, 08:45 PM
i drive like a hooligan and i have never rotated them or anything. just kept good pressure and i think they were 680 bucks to my door from tire rack.
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I want to drive like a hooligan!!!!!!!!!!!!! What constitues this?? Pushing ppl off the road ?????????? :helpsmilie:
 

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Originally posted by jinxxycat+Jul 13 2005, 12:09 AM-->
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i drive like a hooligan and i have never rotated them or anything. just kept good pressure and i think they were 680 bucks to my door from tire rack.
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I want to drive like a hooligan!!!!!!!!!!!!! What constitues this?? Pushing ppl off the road ?????????? :helpsmilie:
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The 007 Class I teach. :) :nana:
 

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I haven't had any personal experience with either, but i've heard great things about the PS2 tires
 

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I love potenza S03's they are awesome in the rain and even better in the dry dont last long but they are high performance tires so its all good.
 

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Originally posted by shocker@Jul 13 2005, 08:57 AM
I love potenza S03's they are awesome in the rain and even better in the dry dont last long but they are high performance tires so its all good.
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I have the exact opposite view of my SO-3 Pole positions. I wouldn't recomend this tire to anyone. I have 275/35 on my rear and they are terrible. They won't hook in the dry or the wet. I've never seen a tire that's as easy to break free from traction as these. They're terrible in my opinion.

My Nitto 555's on my 17's got better traction than the Potenza's I'm running on my 9.5" wheel :OMG: I'll never buy these SO-3's or any other Bridgestone's ever again.
 

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I've got the Michelin Pilot Sports and like them. Have a little over 10,000 miles on them and they still look good.
 

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Originally posted by illz33@Jul 13 2005, 12:15 PM
IMHO, it's either BFG KDW2    or    Michelin PSII

The BFG's are $200 cheaper per set of 4.


It was an easy choice for me.. tires are made to be replaced.
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Welcome, man. I,too, dislike the OEM's. I'm putting on new rims (18") and new rubber. I spent a lot of time on TireRack's site. I'm buying Avon Tech M550 A/S's. 225-45-18's in front and 275-40-18's in the rear: $600 plus road hazard.

Just about all the reviews I read contained complaints about wear and noise. Go and read the reviews on the Avon's. Not the best performance tire for tracking, but I only play around on the way to work! :shiftdrive:

Good luck. Only took me 3 days to pick out new rims! :banghead:
 
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