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Old 05-02-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
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275/40ZR17 would be perfect.
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Alright cool. Now for the question of what is the best bang for the buck brand of tire?
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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.

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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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.
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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.
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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 ****.
Guy said he wants best bang for the buck tire.
Doesn't wanna spend more than $130 per tire. WTF
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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.
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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.
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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!
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