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Time to Re-Tire My Trans Am

This is a discussion on Time to Re-Tire My Trans Am within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; My 1995 Trans Am currently have a set of General XP-2000Z4 with about 38K miles. Size P245/50ZR16. The General doesn't ...

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    Time to Re-Tire My Trans Am

    My 1995 Trans Am currently have a set of General XP-2000Z4 with about 38K miles. Size P245/50ZR16. The General doesn't make this size tire anymore. So what are folks buying today that will grip the road, Mud/Snow rated and will give me 35K and a few years of life (like 5 years.)

    On tire dealer recommended Yokhoma and Goodyear Eable RS-A.

    I'm a conservative driver and more interested in having tires the hug the road. Noramlly don't drive in the rain or snow, but rains happens and so does snow when you don't expect it.

    The TA is a LT1 with 6 speed on factory rims.

    Thanks guys.

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    Alright, you are looking for a good all-season tire. To open up your options I want to see what other sizes could fit on your rim that would have similar overall diameters.

    I checked the tire size calculator at 1010tires.com and found that if you wanted to run a slightly wider tire you could fit 255/50/R16 with a 1.5% difference in overall diameter. So if your spedometer says you are going 60mph you would actually be going 59mph with 255's. So 255/50/R16 is an alternate tire size you could use.

    Tire Size Calculator:
    http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCal...?action=submit

    Good All-Season Tires: 245/50/R16
    Kumho Ecsta AST (High Performance All-Season)
    Info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0

    BF Goodrich G-Force T/A KDWS (Ultra High Perf All-Season)
    Info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=5

    Kumho Ecsta ASX (Ultra High Perf All-Season)
    Info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=6

    These are the ones that jumped out at me but this link shows all of TireRack's Performance oriented All-Season tires least expensive to most expensive:
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...S&startIndex=0

    255/50/R16 Options
    Yokohama Avid V4S is the only option I could find.
    Info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0

    Be sure to look at some ratings and reviews!

    Onlinetires.com might have some better prices though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss 2000 z-28 View Post
    Kumho Ecsta ASX (Ultra High Perf All-Season)
    Info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=6
    I have used these before, I had them on a different car of mine. I was REALLY happy with these tires; they gripped excellent in wet and slick conditions (I even drove them in ice with no problems - note it was a FWD car though), and I hardly noticed slick roads. Might be another world on an F-body, but I had great luck with them.

    I've currently got Falken's performance all season tire on the WS6.. they are alright (previous owner had them on the car, they were brand new when I got them though), but I am getting something different next time - probably going to just get summer tires and take the Eagle HPs off my other car and put All Seasons on it instead. I'm not driving the WS6 through winter next year.

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    Good All-Season Tires: 245/50/R16
    Kumho Ecsta AST (High Performance All-Season)
    Info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0


    Ive had these tires before. They are a real good tire for the price and plus they look sweet on your ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seppburgh View Post
    My 1995 Trans Am currently have a set of General XP-2000Z4 with about 38K miles. Size P245/50ZR16. The General doesn't make this size tire anymore. So what are folks buying today that will grip the road, Mud/Snow rated and will give me 35K and a few years of life (like 5 years.)

    On tire dealer recommended Yokhoma and Goodyear Eable RS-A.

    I'm a conservative driver and more interested in having tires the hug the road. Noramlly don't drive in the rain or snow, but rains happens and so does snow when you don't expect it.

    The TA is a LT1 with 6 speed on factory rims.

    Thanks guys.
    I was looking at that size for Generals on tirerack.com and was thinking of getting them, did you like them overall?

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....rebird+Formula

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    yeah there are a lot of choices for you. I think it all comes down to how much you wanna spend on them. I'm getting Kumho's because I have a crappy job that pays bad so I can't afford much.

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