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Hey guys I'm in english right now and I have to do a comparing essay of something I'm going to buy with in 6 months and it has to be $250 to $8000. I'm looking at buying fr500's so I'm going to compare tires for my essay. I'm going to run 265/35/18 and then 295/35/18 in back and I'm debating on Goodrich G force and Nitto. Comparing price, tread, miles/durability, and grip. Thanks for everyones input:cool:
 

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Ugh..... no idea whats the better ones I like the goodrich KDW but thats the only one i really know
 

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Every manufacturer has many tires in which to choose. Be aware that EVERY tire ever made is a high-performance one, just that the performance is for a specific catagory of traction :yes

Choosing a new tire :D
 

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For background information go to Tirerack.com. They conduct surveys and test nearly every brand of tire that they sell. It's all published on their website.
 

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Well what are people running that they like?
 

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Haha your English teacher is not going to have any idea as to what's going on. we need to know a few things though:

-Climate
-Driving style
-Amount of track work
-Expectations for grip
-Necessary tread life (in miles)
-Budget
 

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I'm running Continental ExtremeContact DWS. They are the top rated Ultra High Performance All-Season tire (check tirerack's testing). I drive my car winter and summer. Through rain, ice, and light snow (up to 6"). I sometimes drive agressively. These tires are rated with higher dry traction and corner stability than most high performance summer tires.

They are Z rated (150+ mph) and I think they're rated for 40,000 miles. My front tires tire should go that far. My rear wheels won't. I don't know why.

Here's the link:
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
 

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in the reviews on tire rack most guys seem to like the BFGoodrich KDW's with the exception of how noisey they are.

i myself see a pair in 295/35R18 for my car within a year
 

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Haha your English teacher is not going to have any idea as to what's going on. we need to know a few things though:

-Climate
-Driving style
-Amount of track work
-Expectations for grip
-Necessary tread life (in miles)
-Budget
I second that.
 

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I would do KDW's vs Nt555's or 555r's.
They stack up pretty well against each other. Good luck.
 

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Hey guys I'm in english right now and I have to do a comparing essay of something I'm going to buy with in 6 months and it has to be $250 to $8000. I'm looking at buying fr500's so I'm going to compare tires for my essay. I'm going to run 265/35/18 and then 295/35/18 in back and I'm debating on Goodrich G force and Nitto. Comparing price, tread, miles/durability, and grip. Thanks for everyones input:cool:
This combonation of tires is likely gonna make your ABS sensors bark at you a bit :yes You are at .8" differential and 1" is considered enough to create issues. I recommend you stick with a 30 series out back to keep these tires nearer to the same diameter.

Jazzer :)
 

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What if i did 255/40/18 for front then? Well I live in Minnesota the streets are bad here. Its only a summer/nice day car. I don't have much for performance RIGHT NOW. My driving style is kinda like every other highschool kid. Gotta show off a bit in front of other ricers and ladies. Usually keep it in a straight line though I don't do any auto cross of tight turning. Idk my budget is around 1500 with the black chrome fr500 so i have around 800 for tires. Give or take just to give me a close estimate
 

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255/40/18" tire = 25.9" so this would be better :yes

Makes no difference what kind of driving you do, if you have a differential of about 1" or more between front/rear tires with ABS brakes, you will have some issues with how they oporate. Just be sure to find a tire that meets your needs WHATEVER they are, so you don't find yourself looking for grip in a particular situation and not have it :no

Jazzer :)
 

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Thanks jazzer a lot. So 255/40/18 in front and 295/35/18 in back will work. I don't want one to have a bigger wall then the other so my rims look weird and I'm thinking between Nitto nt55 or something like that or goodrich g force kdw
 

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You need only to look up the specs of the size of tire you propose to install :yes

255/40/18" tire = 25.9"

295/35/18" tire = 26.1"

This puts you soo close as to make no difference at all with ABS brakes, but will be off on your speedo by an extremely small amount :yes I figure you will probably have only 2,456,381 miles when the ODO says 2,456,013 miles :D (just guessin' of course :shiftyeyes)
 

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Haha well that's not always a bad thing in that case. So ill probably get those. Well I found what I'm going to buy now just gotta work on this paper
 

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Or jazz what would be the best tire for 295/35/18 or 285/35/18. Haven't decided what size yet.
 

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Either is just fine for a 10" wheel :yes

You will get just a slight bit more bulge with the 295, but nothing major at all. This may come down the the tires you want to run and the available sizes from the manufacturer.

Jazzer :)
 
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