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    What Tires & Size for Performance?

    What kind of tires and Size should I get for good performance? Around $100.00 each? My tires now are bald as hell. Also how do you get rid of the skip shift feature for trans am's?
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    Not going to find a good performance tire that fits for $100 each.


    Skip shift can be tuned out using tuning software (HPT, LS1Edit, etc) or you can purchase a skip shift eliminator from a sponsor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Not going to find a good performance tire that fits for $100 each.


    Skip shift can be tuned out using tuning software (HPT, LS1Edit, etc) or you can purchase a skip shift eliminator from a sponsor.
    So honestly, buying tires under 100 is pointless or there are some for that price?

    tuning software?

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    Trying to find 18" Tires and Rims for $500 that will fit good. If not that, the best tires for $100 a tire.

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    HPT, LS1Edit, EFILive = tuning software Those are three different ones.
    A shop could do it for you. But the eliminator would probably be cheaper. Just a little thing you put inline on the side of the tranny that turns it off.

    Sumitomo HTR Z's are cheap okay tires. I wouldn't get them for my car, but if you are on a budget, they might work.
    Kumho also has some tires that might fit your $100 a tire budget.
    They won't perform great though.

    Does your car see any snow???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    HPT, LS1Edit, EFILive = tuning software Those are three different ones.
    A shop could do it for you. But the eliminator would probably be cheaper. Just a little thing you put inline on the side of the tranny that turns it off.

    Sumitomo HTR Z's are cheap okay tires. I wouldn't get them for my car, but if you are on a budget, they might work.
    Kumho also has some tires that might fit your $100 a tire budget.
    They won't perform great though.

    Does your car see any snow???
    No way, cover her up then. What size tires do i need? Whats the cheapest I could go and still have good tires?

    I'm also looking to becomming a mechanic and learning all about cars. I'm new to all this with no experience obviously but love to work with tools and fix stuff. How could I learn without paying for a school course? Could I do oil changes at dealerships and work my way up? what else could I do?

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    Is it a WS.6??
    If so, 275/40/17's are stock.
    I can't remember the non-WS.6 size. They are 16" wheels though.


    Unless you find a KILLER deal on some used 18" wheels and tires...no way you will find them for $500.
    My wheels (no tires) were $800 for 17's.

    I have to recommend either a Kumho or Sumitomo for the $100 a tire budget. Going to be a little lower on performance, but they are cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Is it a WS.6??
    If so, 275/40/17's are stock.
    I can't remember the non-WS.6 size. They are 16" wheels though.


    Unless you find a KILLER deal on some used 18" wheels and tires...no way you will find them for $500.
    My wheels (no tires) were $800 for 17's.

    I have to recommend either a Kumho or Sumitomo for the $100 a tire budget. Going to be a little lower on performance, but they are cheaper.
    Not WS6. Just a 2000 Triple Black Trans Am Vert 6spd. Look at pic, aren't my rims 17"? Ok then i'm looking for just Tires and Size.

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    By looking at your cardomain site, they appear to be WS.6 wheels.
    But I can't tell 100%.

    If they are the 17's...you will need a 275/40/17 tire.
    These are sorted from cheapest and up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    By looking at your cardomain site, they appear to be WS.6 wheels.
    But I can't tell 100%.

    If they are the 17's...you will need a 275/40/17 tire.
    These are sorted from cheapest and up...
    Yea. Why would my car come with ws6 wheels if it's not a ws6? I bought it from a local dealership

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    By looking at your cardomain site, they appear to be WS.6 wheels.
    But I can't tell 100%.

    If they are the 17's...you will need a 275/40/17 tire.
    These are sorted from cheapest and up...
    Ok thanks man, you are very helpful! Do you know how to go about becomming a mechanic?

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    Are these good? BFGoodrich g-Force Sport
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    Not a bad tire.

    Heard of very good things about the General Exclaim UHP's as well.

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    go outside and look on the tire itself. the tire size will be written on it. something like 245/50-16 or 275/40-17. that will tell you what size tire to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    go outside and look on the tire itself. the tire size will be written on it. something like 245/50-16 or 275/40-17. that will tell you what size tire to buy.
    ok thanks. Really needed to know good brand tire for atleast 100 or 120 a piece.

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    once you tell us what size is on the car, we can help you out. for the price, sumitomo HTR+ is a good tire. i've ran them on my cars.

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    they are 245/50-16. seeing they are 16's could you buy 17's with tires for around $500?

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    youll have no trouble finding good tires in size 245/50/16 for around a 100 bucks .... discounttiredirect.com tirerack.com get to work

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