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This is a discussion on Retire What to Buy within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Folks, have a 1995 Trans Am 6 speed with 103K and its time for new tires. Got 6 years (1 ...

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    Folks, have a 1995 Trans Am 6 speed with 103K and its time for new tires. Got 6 years (1 year with previous owner) and just about 40K on a set of General XP2000Z4 (size P245/50ZR-16).

    Now General does not make this size tire any more. So need a set that will give me 35 to 40K, all weather (never know when you might hit rain or snow)

    I am a conservative driver (lower end of 50) and need tires that grip, can last 35K. Put on about 3K miles a year with times I do like to get out of my own way.

    So what is best? Eagles, Yokoma, Michellan????

    Thanks.

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    I read the title and was going to use what we bought to "Retire" in as a suggestion,,,,,a new house in Arizona........

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    Wow, thats a high mileage requirement... I'm not sure what would last that long Check out www.tirerack.com, read some reviews, check out tire specs.

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    Well, I got 25k out of my Eagle GS D3. Love the tread pattern, but not so much the mileage I got. I admit to some very aggressive driving, tho. Burnouts are not out of the question for me at times. So, these have a Goodyear tread rating of 220. Cost near $230 each. Now, I am looking at the new Goodyear F1 all season. Tread rating of 340, so I am expecting near 35k before they wear out, they have carbon fiber sidewalls, and they are priced about $195 each. My size is 275/40/17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Wow, thats a high mileage requirement... I'm not sure what would last that long Check out www.tirerack.com, read some reviews, check out tire specs.
    Ditto. I've used there service for tires on all my cars and had no problem what so ever with there service.
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    Falkens Baby! Love those tires, and the grip like a MF!

    Yeah 100th post, now I can sell my crap to you guys!



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    Quote Originally Posted by TooFastT/A View Post
    Falkens Baby! Love those tires, and the grip like a MF!

    Yeah 100th post, now I can sell my crap to you guys!

    I'm not buying your crap, dammit. I want good shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    I'm not buying your crap, dammit. I want good shit.
    Dammit, my shit rocks! And you know it..... It's alright that you ride the short bus...just don't forget your crash helmet this time!

















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    I'd say either Goodyear F1 all season tires or BF Goodrich KDWS TA tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooFastT/A View Post
    Dammit, my shit rocks! And you know it..... It's alright that you ride the short bus...just don't forget your crash helmet this time!






    Hey, my bus wasn't that short!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Hey, my bus wasn't that short!!!
    I actually knew someone once, who had to ride on a short, Blue bus! So as a gag, we went and got him a crash helmet and told him he had to wear it everyday! He was the only one that wore a helmet everyday for like a year!
    No one could get him to take it off! We cracked jokes constantly, and we all couldn't stop laughing for a whole flippin year!

    Yes, he was Retarted, and Yes, I know I am going to Hell!

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    Dude that's freakin awesome! I think I just found my long lost brother. I'm right there with ya man
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    I picked up a set of Falken's, they are working real nice for me. great on dry and wet pavement... never driven them in the snow yet, but i dont think they'd preform too well at all.
    If you want all season, go BFG.

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    I didnt know that there is such a thing as a "Z" rated tire that is all weather and will last 40,000 miles. But if you find 1, some of us would like to know about it, i am sure!!!

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    "The Eagle RSA (QFZ) all-season Z-rated tire was introduced and available on the Z28, in addition to the Eagle GS-C (QLC) high-performance Z-rated tire."

    Info from Camarosource.com.

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    Yeah, but will it last 40k with our horsepower machines and lead footed driving???

    So, seppburgh, it has been almost a month now, did you buy American?

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    No idea dude. The post just said they had no idea Z-rated tires existed. Just wanted to show who made them and they did exist. You'd have to check reviews on them or call a discount tire or something. I'm sure they'd know better than I would.
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