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I'm looking into getting the Goodyear Eagle F1 this coming spring...anyone ever use this tire?? The reason why I'm looking at this tire is because i get a 20% discount because Goodyear is a client of ours...Thanks for your input!
 

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My cousin works for a hummer dealership, and he advised me never to buy goodyears. He says the tire they get, only 1 out of 5 are good. I dont know if this is just for the truck tires or not, but them not having good tires on some models makes me not want to buy anything from them.. just my two cents.
 

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I've had goodyear eagle f1 GS-D3'S for the past 12k miles. Only tire I will buy in the future for street tires
 

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The only reason goodyear is a top manufacturer is because there the only big American brand. Bridgestone is jap, mich/bfg is French, pirelli and continental are German. Goodyear is the company everyone wants to support.
 

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The only reason goodyear is a top manufacturer is because there the only big American brand. Bridgestone is jap, mich/bfg is French, pirelli and continental are German. Goodyear is the company everyone wants to support.
I know. They're a huge player in the trucking industry. So I've seen a lot of **** from them over the last 20 years.

They are also popular because in many of their brands their tires last long. But they also typically ride the roughest and as you said have the most problems.
 

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The only reason goodyear is a top manufacturer is because there the only big American brand. Bridgestone is jap, mich/bfg is French, pirelli and continental are German. Goodyear is the company everyone wants to support.

Now how come jap is not capitalized or spelled out like German or French, or American for that matter?
 

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All the manufacturers make decent tires...but you need to read the reviews to find out what will work for your needs.

Each compound / tread pattern / size rating from each brand is unique...folks are speaking in generalizations. Goodyear is a fine brand and is American made in Akron, Ohio...and Cooper is American as well.

I currently run Michelin Pilot Power Sport PS2's and I love them...but they are VERY expensive in my size. Based on what I have read, I am trying Nittos next. Either NT555's or NT05's...haven't decided yet. Not going to go 555R's just because of the treadwear issue...mine is a daily driver. I'm looking for similar performance to my Michelins with better grip at a lower cost...even if I have to sacrifice a bit of wear.

I've read a lot of opinions on our cars, and I would rank the overall opinions that I have seen like this:

Nitto
Michelin
Coopers
BF Goodrich
Goodyear

If you are dragging, guys like the Mickey Thompson Street E/T's or Nitto 555R's/

Go spend a few hours at tirerack and discounttire.com and read reviews and you will see what folks think.

FWIW My dad used to work for Goodyear...they are a solid American company that puts a ton of research into their products and they really try to stay cutting edge. There have been cars that came out (a lot of this is in days gone by) where Goodyear was selected to produce the one and only tire that would work on that car...the late 80's Corvette ZR1 comes to mind where they only used the Eagle VR1 "Gatorbacks" for a time until Pirelli and the others caught up (Remember the P-Zero branding and how popular that made Pirelli on Lamborghinis, etc.).

I don't think it is fair to generalize overall and say a particular brand sucks or rules...Nitto made some duds too before the latest lines came out. Remember the black-eye Firestone took over the roll-over Ford Explorers, when that issue turned out to be under-inflated tires by idiot drivers? And look now...we all have TPMS on our newest cars due to that. Goodyear Aquatreads were great passenger car tires, etc.
 

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All the manufacturers make decent tires...but you need to read the reviews to find out what will work for your needs.

Each compound / tread pattern / size rating from each brand is unique...folks are speaking in generalizations. Goodyear is a fine brand and is American made in Akron, Ohio...and Cooper is American as well.

I currently run Michelin Pilot Power Sport PS2's and I love them...but they are VERY expensive in my size. Based on what I have read, I am trying Nittos next. Either NT555's or NT05's...haven't decided yet. Not going to go 555R's just because of the treadwear issue...mine is a daily driver. I'm looking for similar performance to my Michelins with better grip at a lower cost...even if I have to sacrifice a bit of wear.

I've read a lot of opinions on our cars, and I would rank the overall opinions that I have seen like this:

Nitto
Michelin
Coopers
BF Goodrich
Goodyear

If you are dragging, guys like the Mickey Thompson Street E/T's or Nitto 555R's/

Go spend a few hours at tirerack and discounttire.com and read reviews and you will see what folks think.

FWIW My dad used to work for Goodyear...they are a solid American company that puts a ton of research into their products and they really try to stay cutting edge. There have been cars that came out (a lot of this is in days gone by) where Goodyear was selected to produce the one and only tire that would work on that car...the late 80's Corvette ZR1 comes to mind where they only used the Eagle VR1 "Gatorbacks" for a time until Pirelli and the others caught up (Remember the P-Zero branding and how popular that made Pirelli on Lamborghinis, etc.).

I don't think it is fair to generalize overall and say a particular brand sucks or rules...Nitto made some duds too before the latest lines came out. Remember the black-eye Firestone took over the roll-over Ford Explorers, when that issue turned out to be under-inflated tires by idiot drivers? And look now...we all have TPMS on our newest cars due to that. Goodyear Aquatreads were great passenger car tires, etc.

Thanks for your insight, I definately was going to look into reviews from all of them. But of course reviews will have the good and the bad so it really always comes down to your own choice. My car is a daily also...and i wont really be dragging...yes i might go to the track a few times but not enough to buy drag radials. Right now I have Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip as my winter tire...i'm gonna post up a review when I get through the winter with them. I will probably end up going with Nitto...seeing as I always always hear about guys loving them so much and them being the choice tire for most mustangs..
 

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Cuz my Iphone didn't capitalize it. No offense. I couldnt remember how to spell the full word
None taken, I was just bored and effin with you. My last name is Sohn (pronounced sewn) and my Golfing buddies call my Sony Widescreen in reference to my Asian eyes. Pretty funny, huh?
 

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I personaly run BFG whenever I can. I think they wear great and handle awsome...i dont drive in the heavy rain or snow though.

P.S Your Casino Montreal is a great place if you are sober...drunk, not so much

P.S.S thank you for St Catherine street. :)
 

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I personaly run BFG whenever I can. I think they wear great and handle awsome...i dont drive in the heavy rain or snow though.

P.S Your Casino Montreal is a great place if you are sober...drunk, not so much

P.S.S thank you for St Catherine street. :)
Thanks for the Tire Input, I'm taking note of all of them!

And thanks! I'm a bit tired of our Casino though! Always so many Ppl! and yes St-Catherine is great...but St.Lawrence is even better!! I'm glad you like Montreal :)
 

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I will look into this St-Lawrence thingy, thank you.
 
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