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    sumitomo HTR+ on mine. 245 50 16 They ride great and grip like a mutha!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01CalgarySS
    "There are two tread patterns of the KDW's."
    True but still the same compounds...
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    If you are track running you will be using the "KD" which stands for (killer dry) on the street or rainy track you would run the "KDW" (dry and wet-get it?)around my neck of the woods you need the" KDWS" (dry wet and snow).These all have very different tread patterns which as one would imagine would have a big effect on traction in the various types of weather and pavement conditions.I doubt they use the same compounds for all these tires as they are meant for vastly different uses.There is a comprehensive tire test in the last Road and Track issue that is very informative if anyone is interested.

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    which BFG would you recomend i have kdws and i am thinking of getting the kdw mostly because i like the tred pattern better but it does cost a little bit more. I mostly only drive on nice days never in snow and very little in rain. Which would be better?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01camaross
    which BFG would you recomend i have kdws and i am thinking of getting the kdw mostly because i like the tred pattern better but it does cost a little bit more. I mostly only drive on nice days never in snow and very little in rain. Which would be better?????
    Scott

    KDW, or if you want to spend more $$$ then the KD if you hardly drive in the rain. I love my KDW tires can't say enough about them, still on sale for $145 from TIrerack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711
    KDW, or if you want to spend more $$$ then the KD if you hardly drive in the rain. I love my KDW tires can't say enough about them, still on sale for $145 from TIrerack
    Ya thanks alot. ill prolly pick em up this week costco is having a sale $60 off a set of 4 and im getting a employee discount from a freind so it'll be around the same price.
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    I got dunlop SP 5000's I believe 275's, I did 120 MPH in the pouring rain with no hydro-plane issues

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    I got dunlop SP 5000's I believe 275's, I did 120 MPH in the pouring rain with no hydro-plane issues
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    Over all I'm pleased with my KDW's. Had them on 3 months now. Don't have near the grip my potenza tires had in the rain. KDW's are superior in the curves and dry traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01CalgarySS
    "There are two tread patterns of the KDW's."
    True but still the same compounds...
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    Tread compound doesn't do much to prevent hydro-planing, that's where tread pattern comes in.

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    just got my kdw 275/40/17 they grip pretty damn good but didnt have enuf shop air to seat the bead. droped em off at tires plus they wernt to happy either cuz it took 200 psi to seat them. other than that they look great hook and go and no noise so far

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    I got 48k miles on my KDW before replacing them with the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemsondave
    I got 48k miles on my KDW before replacing them with the same.
    That's pretty good. I'm hoping that I can manage that many miles out of mine. How is your driving habits? Cause I can't resist getting on it every once in a while.

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    I just bought 295/35/18 KDW II's I'm not sure what is different between these and the previous version, but they do work good in the rain. That's all it does here in Seattle!! So far so good! And as far as the magazine tests, they like what ever they get free and testing a rice burner? what ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7 Reasons
    That's pretty good. I'm hoping that I can manage that many miles out of mine. How is your driving habits? Cause I can't resist getting on it every once in a while.
    I take corners pretty hard, but I do not take it to the strip. Nor do I do a lot of burnouts. I probably had another 5k miles left on them, but I had a nail in one and I did not trust a patch.

    Having said this, I am sure they do not come close to the traction of a Nitto 555R, but they are sufficient for me. I took some hard corners and they never broke loose. Plus, I have the stock rear end so I dont want anything that will grab too hard.

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    KDW-S here...LUV 'em! The place that installed them DID have fun getting the beads to seat on the rims though!

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