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    Cant Decide?-Tires

    Okay I have researched quite a few tire brands and have narrowed my selection down to a couple of brands-Firestone Wide Ovals-285, Goodear Eagle GS D3's, or BF Goodrich G force KDW's. Money is not really a issue, I just want the best Ultra performance tires with an agressive look. I dont drive my WS6 in the winter or in heavy rain so that not an issue either. Tirerack shows that the Eagle GS D3's are one of their " Best Sellers" but no one on this site supports the Good year Eagles?? Iam looking for maximum response and steering/cornering abilities.

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    My friend's SS has the Goodyears and they are okay in the dry, really good in the rain.

    Alot of guys run the Kuhmo MX's at auto-X. Sticky tire, not so good in the rain.

    One of the best street tires out there are the Michelin PS2's. My friend has those on his M3. He did some track days on them. They do overheat after awhile on the track but provided alot of grip.

    I would consider an actual R compound tire like the Toyo RA-1 or Michelin Sport Cup if you want ultimate performance. Especially if you don't do alot of rain or yearly mileage. (but i'm kind of a nut!).

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    what about wear/mileage ?
    I'd go w/ R-compounds and drive it like that (well.... I do that already)
    The MX imho ain't much better than the GS-D3 and is a street tire.
    I'd actually consider the Nitto 555RII which has the same compound as the drag-radial, but is a tire with more sidewall support, allowing for better cornering... and it's not an expensive tire.
    Great starting point and then go from there based on what you want, if it doesn't meet your needs.... which i doubt.
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    I have the Bridgestone Fuzion ZRi and love the tread pattern and the grip, check them out

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    BF Goodrich G force KDW's have a cool tread pattern if you get the KDW2's. But, if you dont do any wet weather driving why opt for the KDWs over the KDs?

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    Very nice,.....but I will still stick with my KD's I think, well for now anyway.

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    The fuzions are a reasonable priced tire too. There are a few guys that have them on the board, I havent heard any complaints.

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    he mentions that he want BEST performance, especially in dry.
    If anything, KDW would be ruled out since the KD is better for that.
    As for the Fusion, it's not as high in the grip department.
    imho, he should either be going for top maximum grip street tires, or going with R-compound tires.
    advantage of R-componds is that they tend to be cheaper, but wear faster... but it's a trade-off i made, and am sure he won't mind.
    I'd recommend:
    F1 GS-D3 for street tire
    for R-compound:
    Nitto 555RII or 555R (RII better in cornering...)
    Kumho V70A
    the Kumho V700 Victoracer, maybe not since it'll suffer from heat-cycles.
    Yoko A032R will suffer from heat cycles as well and stick as much as the V70A (so might as well get the V70A)
    Also note that Nitto just came out with the new NT01: http://www.nittotire.com/tires_nt01.asp
    Something to consider highly.

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