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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 01-26-2002 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was debating which forum to post this in but here goes.

A beautiful day in South Central Kentucky, so, I took my coupe out for awhile for some adrenalin rush. I noticed that my 7 year old BFG TA radials have cracks all around the sidewalls. Well, I've been thinking about new tires since I put the 347 in. The TA were never known for superior traction. I stopped at the Firestone store and looked at the Firehawk SZ50. Tennessee Brother-in-law has them on his GT-350 and they bite the road good. I gotta keep my TTD wheels so I'm restricted to 15" tires. Half the tire makers don't make good 15" anymore only in 16,17,and 18 which really sucks.

Anyone got any good suggestions or experience on Tires, gotta be 225-60-15

Mike

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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 01-26-2002 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like Cooper Cobras. I had a set of 15" Firehawks and will never buy another set of Firestones again. They wore out fast and uneven, and not from burnouts or poor alignment either. Just my opinion.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-26-2002 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't buy Firestones again just for loyality reasons.

You don't like the traction of the TAs?

What about some Michelins or Pirellis?

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
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posted 01-27-2002 02:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the my BFG,alot.They work better then the kellys they replaced.My pops really likes the OEM,goodyears on his 88gt,he drives really hard too.Pirellis,I have run them on my wifes car and was real happy with them.


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stang106
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From: Port Alberni B.C. Canada
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posted 01-27-2002 04:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So what's wrong with BFG T/A's? I was thinking of getting a set next year, along with some 16"X8" Magnum 500's. I have never used the T/A'a before but thought that they had good solid sidewalls and a classic look, both which suits me.
Other opinions, please?
Dave

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Snake
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From: Sechelt,British Columbia M&M1791
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 01-27-2002 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake   Click Here to Email Snake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stang 106,
Comp TA's on my 88 GT,and they work for me and I'm running corners and same type of road as you over in P.A.With all the rain we get I've found them especially good on the wet roads,
That softer rubber seems to make the back end stick a little better and I love it when Momma says "what's that smell" when I light 'em up'
I'm runnin' 225/60/r15s

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Stang28965
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From: Webster New York USA
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posted 01-27-2002 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965   Click Here to Email Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will only buy BFgoodrich, I have CompTA's on my Grand Am and Radial TA's on my mustang, Next time the stang needs new tires it will have comp ta's

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ragtopjr
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From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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posted 01-27-2002 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike I vote for comp T/A's as well they are a very good all around tire
Thats also what i run

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
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posted 01-27-2002 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TIRERACK.COM
Has alot of info and sizes and prices.
I have not trued the compT/A yet.
I also like the BFG,because they look soooo good with the crager SS rims.

SCOOP

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Snake
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posted 01-27-2002 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake   Click Here to Email Snake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now there's a man after my own heart,Cragars,gotta be one of the coolest wheels around.

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Dave
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Stangfan
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From: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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posted 01-27-2002 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stangfan   Click Here to Email Stangfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both of my Mustangs have BFGs on them. Comps on the 90 and T/A radials on the 67. I love em...

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-27-2002 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Snake:
Now there's a man after my own heart,Cragars,gotta be one of the coolest wheels around.

Yeah!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
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posted 01-27-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cragers SS RULE you go.
Nice rims Steve.

SCOOP

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65 coupe,351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.
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