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    need a tire that grabs good

    the tires i have on my car don't hook for shit, and i know it's going to bite me in the ass one of these days if i pull up on someone at a stoplight. so what tires should i look into on my stock ws6 wheels? i'm a 2000 ws6 m6, 350rwhp

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    how important are:
    1. straight line grip
    2. lateral (cornering) grip
    3. wet traction
    4. snow traction
    5. longetivity (mileage)

    Once we have an idea on how important these are, we can advise you better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    how important are:
    1. straight line grip
    2. lateral (cornering) grip
    3. wet traction
    4. snow traction
    5. longetivity (mileage)

    Once we have an idea on how important these are, we can advise you better.
    hmmmm. i pick 1. and 5. i just want a tire that hooks well coming out of the hole.

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    I have falkens i forget which one tho, but they are pretty cheap and my tires grip really well. Also i havent noticed any signs of wear yetand ive had them about 7k miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev70ss View Post
    I have falkens i forget which one tho, but they are pretty cheap and my tires grip really well. Also i havent noticed any signs of wear yetand ive had them about 7k miles
    cool i'll look into em. thanks

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    My BFG G-Force Sports have been doing alright. I was able to get a 2.02 60' with my M6 which was better then I was able to with drag radials, but that has more to do with my crappy gear ratio and getting bogged down out of my cams power range. The BFGs are a good all around tire for daily driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    My BFG G-Force Sports have been doing alright. I was able to get a 2.02 60' with my M6 which was better then I was able to with drag radials, but that has more to do with my crappy gear ratio and getting bogged down out of my cams power range. The BFGs are a good all around tire for daily driving.
    yeah someone said they were good

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-bowties&abird View Post
    hmmmm. i pick 1. and 5. i just want a tire that hooks well coming out of the hole.
    the #1 and #5 work against each other by nature... you either chose more grip or more longetivity.
    Since you seem to want traction out of the hole, a good not expensive tire is the Nitto 555R

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    cool thats something i didnt know, i'll look into them too. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    the #1 and #5 work against each other by nature... you either chose more grip or more longetivity.
    Since you seem to want traction out of the hole, a good not expensive tire is the Nitto 555R



    ya, and last i heard, people were getting ~15k out of them. which really isnt that bad for a 100AA tire

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    I've run the Nitto555, and the BFG g-force kdw's... both are real sticky and have about the same longevity.

    my only complaints:
    The Nitto's suck in even a little rain, and the kdw can get terrible road noise after a couple of thouand miles

    I ran better 60' with the Nittos, but I like the look of the KDW much better (they run wider and have a bad ass thread pattern if you get the NT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCJHH45 View Post
    I've run the Nitto555, and the BFG g-force kdw's... both are real sticky and have about the same longevity.

    my only complaints:
    The Nitto's suck in even a little rain, and the kdw can get terrible road noise after a couple of thouand miles

    I ran better 60' with the Nittos, but I like the look of the KDW much better (they run wider and have a bad ass thread pattern if you get the NT)
    How many miles did you get out of the Nitto's?

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    The stickiest tires I have had on mine where eagle rsa's. It is what was on it when I got it but at like $275 a piece I didnt get the same when I replaced them. Now I have bf goodrich g-force super sports. They are supposedly a ultra high performance all season tire. They hood pretty good. But also have a set of MT E/T streets and they hook like none other.

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