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Tuffguy610
05-02-2007, 05:40 PM
Well its time for inspection, and I need two new tires for the back. The problem is that the tires that are currently on my 17x9.5 Z06s are too low of a profile, and way too thin for the huge width of the rim (Currently 255/40zr17). The car looks weird with these tires on it, i was thinking maybe 275s, but should I go with 285s, and what aspect ratio would be best. One more question for you guys, what is the best bang for the buck tire you can get in this size? I dont really wanna spend more than 130 per tire. Falken Ziex 512s are out of the question, I have nearly burnt through four of them in less than 10,000 miles and I don't drive my car like my friends tell me I should (too easy on it). Thanks.


Xsta Z 28
05-02-2007, 08:17 PM
275/40ZR17 would be perfect.

Tuffguy610
05-02-2007, 09:10 PM
Alright cool. Now for the question of what is the best bang for the buck brand of tire?


Smokin00WS6
05-03-2007, 01:05 PM
I absolutly love my GoodYear GS D3's. I think they are a great bang for the buck. They stick really good and around corners are amazing. I didnt know if I would like these but I think they are the best tire ive been on. The price isnt to bad and ill tell you what, i get em smokin a little bit and they are holding up very very well, ive barely lost any tread on them. Here is a pic. I also think they are the sweetest looking tire also. From a car behind, they are going to see that sweet tread.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/SinclairWS6/digitalcamera006.jpg

Kage
05-03-2007, 01:12 PM
275/40ZR17 would be perfect.

x2 true dat.

Yokohama or BFG's have damn good prices on them.
Here's a pic of Yokohama AVS Sport 275 and 315.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/kage62005/Picture011-3.jpg

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/kage62005/333333.jpg

JR HAWK 9
05-03-2007, 01:19 PM
depends on what you are looking for, if you are a drag racer you will want a different type of tire than if you are more of a handling/road race type of guy. I am the later and recommend the BFG KD if you want a great handling street dry weather only tire or a Michelin PS2 if you want a great handling wet/dry street tire. I can't help ya if you are a drag racer.....you would look for something that has softer sidewalls, as the two tires above have very stiff sidewalls for superior handling.

Kage
05-03-2007, 01:31 PM
depends on what you are looking for, if you are a drag racer you will want a different type of tire than if you are more of a handling/road race type of guy. I am the later and recommend the BFG KD if you want a great handling street dry weather only tire or a Michelin PS2 if you want a great handling wet/dry street tire. I can't help ya if you are a drag racer.....you would look for something that has softer sidewalls, as the two tires above have very stiff sidewalls for superior handling.

Why you get all technical and shit.
Guy said he wants best bang for the buck tire.
Doesn't wanna spend more than $130 per tire. WTF :read: :poke:
:gtfo:

TheLS1Kid
05-03-2007, 01:57 PM
If you dont want to spend more than $130 per tire then you can forget about the GS-D3's.

The are about $300 per tire for the 315/35-17.

Kage
05-03-2007, 07:33 PM
If you dont want to spend more than $130 per tire then you can forget about the GS-D3's.

The are about $300 per tire for the 315/35-17.

Got my Yokomamas 315's for $185 ea. 275's for $145 it's who you know not what you know. :judge: :jest:

Tuffguy610
05-08-2007, 03:45 PM
Alright thanks guys, I am gonna do some research on what you recommended. Right now i am scorching my rears up and having fun while i can, boy it is fun!