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Tim Cash
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From: Clarksville, TN, U.S.A.
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posted 04-27-2003 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Cash   Click Here to Email Tim Cash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking to replace my tires in the next month or so. Want to get some advice. I have read up on a few, but still am unsure. Has anyone had any experience with Continental brand? They have a z rated tire that has rave reviews and pretty darn affordable.

Tim


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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-01-2003 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Continentals have always made a nice tire.

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FrankNChrist
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posted 05-01-2003 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FrankNChrist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need new tires for my 89. caught a gd screw in the emissions place. damn them all to hell. Any good and cheap tires you all can recomend?

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rm302 boss
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posted 05-01-2003 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After an extensive tire search for a reasonable priced tire with maximum traction i found the

Falken Azenis Sport
tires to be the best bang for the buck..
Now the draw backs they are not the best rain tires i have ever seen but they are very good.
Their tread wear is a little fast but every one i know also auto-X these tires as well so we may be a lot harder on ours than yours.
Rene

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Tim Cash
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posted 05-02-2003 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Cash   Click Here to Email Tim Cash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot seem to find them in 245/50's

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rm302 boss
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posted 05-02-2003 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
15',16',or 17' rims?
they are built to be a low profile tire so to get a 245 you may need a 16" rim.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireSizesByBrand.do?step=sizes&index=2

Rene

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J-Dawg
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posted 05-08-2003 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J-Dawg   Click Here to Email J-Dawg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go to Pep Boys, get a set of their futuras...they are a great tire for the money and hold up pretty good to burn outs and have good traction

good luck

Jim

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FISHTAIL
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posted 05-15-2003 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FISHTAIL   Click Here to Email FISHTAIL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eh, I would avoid futura's if I were you. I also run 245/50/16's, and I had some real trouble in the rain with those tires. I opted to spend a little more money this time and got myself some BFG KDWS's. They are a really nice tire. Bridgestone also makes a nice tire in that size. Kumho's are ok, but they don't last very long, even if you take care of them. As for the falken's, I can't speak one way or another on these.

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FrankNChrist
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posted 05-15-2003 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FrankNChrist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about the Continental ContiExtreme Contacts? Any thoughts?

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FISHTAIL
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posted 05-16-2003 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FISHTAIL   Click Here to Email FISHTAIL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't say I know too much about them. I haven't worked with that brand of tire since I was at wards, and we don't get many cars that take high performance tires in at merchants here in waldorf. A good, albeit not perfect, resource for this kind of thing is the tire-rack. They have consumer reviews of all the tires which are pretty decient. The only problem with this is that you will probalby have a difficult time trying to match up someone with similar driving habits on that website. And that is really the only way you'll be able to make a deicent comparison. If tire-rack fails, there is always consumer reports.

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GTRocks
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posted 05-18-2003 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had Yokohamas and Kumhos. I liked both. Yokos seemed to have a slightly stiffer sidewall, Kumhos seemed to last a tad longer, but not vastly so. It had Firestones on it when I got it. They were horrible.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 06-01-2003 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just bought a set of BFG radial T/A's...
15x7 rims, 245/60/15 rear, 215/65/15 front...
Both are a 26" overall diameter, but it has the big and littles look now.
My car is not a totally lowered curve carver, but the car rides smooth now and handles turns pretty good.
The 245/60/15 tucks up into the rear fender pretty well and is like 10" wide, the 215/65/15 is like 7.5" wide and doesn't scrape the inner plastic fenderwell at full turn.
And, it looks pretty cool...
The only thing is, they are mounted white letters out...YUKKO...but the reasoning behind that was, I can't stand when white lettered tires are mounted blackwall out, and you can see the white letters underneath the car...DOUBLE YUKKO...
Haven't had the tires long enough to know how good they are, but the T/A radial seems to be a popular choice for years and years on street rods and cruisers.
I like 'em...

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I65Stang
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posted 06-01-2003 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '88 GT vert has BFG Radial TA's on it and they are a good tire and a good price. The back is 255/60R15 with 225/60R15 on the front. The 255 is the biggest that can go on a stock rim and the widest that will go in the stock wheel well. I love the big ol tire in the back, lowers the RPMs down at freeway speeds and was bought for when the 4.10 go in.

I had a friend at a shop I use to work at put them on, when I showed them him he looked at them and then the 5.0 and asked me if it would fit. They did of course and when it was on the ground all he could say was "those are some big ass tires."

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Tim Cash
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posted 06-03-2003 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Cash   Click Here to Email Tim Cash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to all for their recommendations and advice. I finally decided on a set of Kumho Ecsta 714's which have rave reviews on the Tire Rack by 15 of 16 Stang Owners. Plus, if I don't like them, they were pretty cost effective and I can change em out next year. They came yesterday, can't wait to get em put on . They look damn good sitting in my den Thought about making a coffee table out of em. I went with 245/50/16s all the way around. That is what I have on her right now and it looks sweet!

Thanks again

Tim

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I65Stang
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posted 06-03-2003 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You must not do many u-turns or sharp parking turns with those 245s up front .

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mvendl
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posted 06-03-2003 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE}
Originally posted by I65Stang:
You must not do many u-turns or sharp parking turns with those 245s up front .
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Heh, I've got the same problem. I forget what size tire's I've got on my '90, but they are 16's and I have alot of wear on the ground effects. I like the look of the tires so I think it's something you just need to live with. The whole car needs a paint job now so it doesnt matter rlly.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 06-15-2003 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by I65Stang:
Yeah I bought my tires on my Sears charge...the counter dude was kinda mouthy...
They had the 245's, so I bought those.
I wanted 225/60/15's up front, but they only had 1...? Just my luck...
So, I went with the 215/65/15, and it worked out OK... My '88 GT vert has BFG Radial TA's on it and they are a good tire and a good price. The back is 255/60R15 with 225/60R15 on the front. What I really need is some 8 1/2" rims and tires...but, I'm on a budget... The 255 is the biggest that can go on a stock rim and the widest that will go in the stock wheel well. They did of course and when it was on the ground all he could say was "those are some big ass tires."


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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ext. cab st. bed 5.9L...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 06-15-2003 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoa...I screwed up this post...shame on me.
quote:
Originally posted by itlbrnmoff:


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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ext. cab st. bed 5.9L...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

MY SIGNATURE: ZZZZZ...SNORE...ZZZZZ...SNORE...Somebody wake me up...I'm havin' too F'ing much fun...Drifting again...ZZZZZZ....

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