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    Looking for Best Street Tires

    I'm looking for the top 5 street tires i can buy (not drag radials) for the Best Traction and Grip possible. I heard BFG KD's are good, any others? Reviews are much appreciated I don't really mind how long they last unless its ridiculous. Also i'd like them to be be alright in the rain. however, traction and grip are my MAIN concerns. Thanks!

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    I just picked up some bfg g force sport a/s and they grip great. I had goodyear eagle f1's on my cobra and they gripped good but not enough for the $250 a tire tag. I'm guessing nitto 555's are going to be thrown in to but I've never owned them. Kumho ecsta asx were great in the rain and pretty good for regular traction. My cars were close to stock other then minor suspension work that were only driven on the street but thats what I've had experience with. good luck

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    had firestone firehawks and loved them. bought toyo proxes 4's and i hate them. im buying BFG KDW2's next since they finally make them in a 275/40 17 (so excited)

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    KDW's

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    What is the difference between KD's and KDW's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28CamaroJG View Post
    What is the difference between KD's and KDW's?
    KD is good for dry traction 200 treadware rating, so softer compound

    KDW is good for dry and wet traction 300 treadware rating, not as soft, last longer

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    and the KDW's look amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00blacktransam112 View Post
    and the KDW's look amazing
    Yes they do

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    Mickey Thompson ET Streets look much better

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    Goodyear GSD3's look better and hook pretty damn good!
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    Sticky Mickey's are amazing tires. I love them (except when its raining out)

    **correction, i still love them when its raining

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    How good are the KDW's compared to the KD's when it comes to dry traction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28CamaroJG View Post
    How good are the KDW's compared to the KD's when it comes to dry traction?
    KDs have a 200 rating

    KDWs have a 300 rating

    On dry pavement, the KDs are going to hook a little bit better for you. Nittos have a 100 rating IIRC, so the KD would be in between a Nitto and the KDW on dry pavement as far as hooking up.

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    tirerack has a list of there top 30 best street tires.
    The top was the michelin ps2's
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    subscribed to hear opinions. I'm in need of some new tires. Don't know how the old ones got worn so quick

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    yesssir. michelins are the best wraps. in my opinion. no need to argue. lol on my stock snowflakes, i use michelin pilot sport a/s plus... you could pretty much drive on rain like it wasnt raining.

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    I like Kumho's had good luck with their rsx's moved to their ZR victoracers but they are a dry weather only tire..
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    Okay so...Is there anyone that can compare the michelin ps2's to the bfg KD's? a 100 rating Nitto won't do me any good, that wears a bit too quick IMO

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    I too will be buying street tires when I return from deployment. I've searched online and decided that I am going for the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's. Good tread life, still within budget and great reviews! Plus they are used on the new ZR1!

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