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This is a discussion on Which tires?? within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport (UHP) or BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 (UHP) which ones would you chose and what are ...

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    Which tires??

    Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport (UHP) or BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 (UHP)

    which ones would you chose and what are the pros and cons?
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    the KDWs are a better gripping tire for sure..one of the best non drag radials out there...

    so no onto the downsides..with that traction comes a decrease in tread life .. the re760's have a little better treadlife but at the expense of traction. so imho go KDW's you will love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    the KDWs are a better gripping tire for sure..one of the best non drag radials out there...

    so no onto the downsides..with that traction comes a decrease in tread life .. the re760's have a little better treadlife but at the expense of traction. so imho go KDW's you will love them
    Yea i was leaning towards the KDWs because they are probably going to look sportier on the car and are going to hook up when I get into the pedal

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    the KDWs are a better gripping tire for sure..one of the best non drag radials out there...

    so no onto the downsides..with that traction comes a decrease in tread life .. the re760's have a little better treadlife but at the expense of traction. so imho go KDW's you will love them
    Personal experience with the Potenza's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Personal experience with the Potenza's?
    no. i am going off of 1 the treadwear, the tread style and the fact that kdws are know as one of , if not the best tire to hook. not saying the potenzas would be bad.

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    might wanna look into the conti extremecontact dw tire. max perf tire where the other two are ultra high which is one thing for better traction. lighter weight which is the second bonus. better in rain is the third bonus. can get the 285/40 size for the back is the fourth bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siciliano15 View Post
    might wanna look into the conti extremecontact dw tire. max perf tire where the other two are ultra high which is one thing for better traction. lighter weight which is the second bonus. better in rain is the third bonus. can get the 285/40 size for the back is the fourth bonus.
    yea I saw those too...but I don't drive the car in the rain and I'm looking to put these on some 18's that I bought yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    yea I saw those too...but I don't drive the car in the rain and I'm looking to put these on some 18's that I bought yesterday
    ah gotcha. 18's open up a whole new selection of tires. seems that theres more tires for 18's than any other size these days

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    I can tell you that most of the technology Bridgestone touts is in thier wet traction arena. I have owned a couple sets of B/S potenzas and found that they cup and are noisy. I liked the way dunlops wore, but didnt get any mileage out of them.

    I would go with the KDW's and btw, Dont look too much into the UTQG wear ratings. Its not an accurate measure to the life of a tire. Just make sure you dont overpay for a tire. If you are going to get 20k out of a kumho or 30k out of a KDW and the BFG is 200 dollars more than the kumho, well Im taking the cheaper tire everytime.

    thats just my opinion.



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    Quote Originally Posted by no_SS View Post
    I can tell you that most of the technology Bridgestone touts is in thier wet traction arena. I have owned a couple sets of B/S potenzas and found that they cup and are noisy. I liked the way dunlops wore, but didnt get any mileage out of them.

    I would go with the KDW's and btw, Dont look too much into the UTQG wear ratings. Its not an accurate measure to the life of a tire. Just make sure you dont overpay for a tire. If you are going to get 20k out of a kumho or 30k out of a KDW and the BFG is 200 dollars more than the kumho, well Im taking the cheaper tire everytime.

    thats just my opinion.



    I work at a car dealer, and have sold tires for over 10 years. If you have any other questions look me up.
    I bought chrome C6 z06 deep dish wheels Friday 18x8.5 F and 18x10.5 R...According to charts 275s wont fit in the front but I've been told by friends at the dealership they can work so that's yet to be seen and I want to put 295s in the rear...here are my options, obviously I'm looking for the best bang for my buck

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...35&diameter=18

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...er=18&x=65&y=6
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport (UHP) or BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 (UHP)

    which ones would you chose and what are the pros and cons?
    That's what I have and I love them. 275/40/17. They hug the road nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    That's what I have and I love them. 275/40/17. They hug the road nicely
    They got that road noise I keep hearing about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    They got that road noise I keep hearing about?
    Not much. Although, on the road to Vegas there were a few stretches that were annoying. But, as I recall, I've had the same issue in my other cars. So, I'm thinking just the road.

    But, going around corners at high speeds... they don't loose traction

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Not much. Although, on the road to Vegas there were a few stretches that were annoying. But, as I recall, I've had the same issue in my other cars. So, I'm thinking just the road.

    But, going around corners at high speeds... they don't loose traction
    yea those seem to be the best bang for the buck and everyone talks about their awesome traction performance
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    yea those seem to be the best bang for the buck and everyone talks about their awesome traction performance
    I'm about ready for a new set and will stick with them. I just got a quote Tuesday for $720.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I'm about ready for a new set and will stick with them. I just got a quote Tuesday for $720.
    yea i think for the sizes I want its going to be close to $800 maybe a little more

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    yea i think for the sizes I want its going to be close to $800 maybe a little more
    I've got a few miles left. So, the question for me is do I want to dish out the cash for new wheels right now too. If I do, I may be looking at closer to $800 for the tires myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I've got a few miles left. So, the question for me is do I want to dish out the cash for new wheels right now too. If I do, I may be looking at closer to $800 for the tires myself
    well IMO if you are going to spend the money on tires you might as well buy the wheels u want too...but yet again it all comes down to finances ha because it all costs money...i just cant wait to see the new wheels and tires on my car

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