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What street tires to go with? 275-40-17

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    What street tires to go with? 275-40-17

    I have a 2002 trans am ws6 M6 with mild bolt-ons Well I've benn looking for some better street tires. I do some auto crossing and an ocasional 1/4 mile speed shootout with a local club. Right now I have kumho MX 275-40-17 Was thinking maybe some - MT street radials or Nitto 555 What do you guys think?
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    bf goodrich g-force kdw. i love mine, grab and go for sure. i had kumhos before and the tires broke loose in almost any gear, but the bfg's are awesome, no complaints, and a reasonable $$

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    Of course, this depends on the conditions the car will see.

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    I have riken raptors on the front and Nitto 555Rs on the rear currently. If INFLATED PROPERLY they are great tires.

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    I have some nitto DR's on the car right now but wasnt too happy with them (2.11 60ft bolt ons and a 100 shot) so I picked up some bfg dr's that are in the garage right now. Up front nexen n3000's they are alright

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    Nitto 555 drag radials for the rear end. 315s.

    Those are my next ones with some matching Nitto 555s up front.

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    i have riken raptors and they hold very well

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    Try these!
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    50 bucks back when you buy 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    (1) Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
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    i dont have any experience with the firestones or generals, but i worked at a goodyear store. the gs-d3's are nice tires, but way over priced in my opinion. and ive driven corvettes and fbodies with both. i dont think they hook up as good as the BFg's kdw. but i think that out perform the BFg's slightly in cornering and wet performance. but my car never sees rain so thats irrelevant to me. and another thing to consider is mileage, your prob only looking at about 15-20K miles out of the gs-d3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richy_Rich67 View Post
    I have a 2002 trans am ws6 M6 with mild bolt-ons Well I've benn looking for some better street tires. I do some auto crossing and an ocasional 1/4 mile speed shootout with a local club. Right now I have kumho MX 275-40-17 Was thinking maybe some - MT street radials or Nitto 555 What do you guys think?
    What club are you with? Id like to try some autox with my car but I dont really have the slightest idea where to start.

    BTW, I bought the car with kumho's...not sure what model off the top of my head. As mentioned above they do spin in several gears but Ive never had them slide in cornering with general street driving.

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    Nitto DR's will grab okay at the track.
    I have cut a few 1.86's on them.
    Although I only use them for street use now.


    I love my Hoosier QTP's for the strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richy_Rich67 View Post
    I have a 2002 trans am ws6 M6 with mild bolt-ons Well I've benn looking for some better street tires. I do some auto crossing and an ocasional 1/4 mile speed shootout with a local club. Right now I have kumho MX 275-40-17 Was thinking maybe some - MT street radials or Nitto 555 What do you guys think?
    MT's all the way if you don't mind getting 5000-8000 miles out of a set.

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    I went with BFG KDW2s and i have no regrets. Plus the tread looks badass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Chops View Post
    I went with BFG KDW2s and i have no regrets. Plus the tread looks badass.
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    I wanted those tires for my zr1's but they don't make em in a 275/40/17
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