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97BlackSnake
11-17-2003, 07:22 PM
I'm going to get tires tomorrow and I was hoping you guys could give me some advice. I don't want to spend to much (no more than $220 a tire) and I want good performance and looks. I was thinking about a Yokahoma for about $180 a piece or a Kumho for a little over $200 a piece.

Thanks for your help!

Hazman
11-17-2003, 08:46 PM
Firestone Firehawks. Tirerack carries them for $ 162.00. Good in the wet and great on dry. Wear OK depending on you. Broke the current set in at Gingerman, followed by the Dragon Run.:D

tcrews
11-17-2003, 10:28 PM
I agree...I really like the Firestone Firehawk SZ50s. Great wet & dry traction.

If you are running the stock rim go for some 255/45/17 all around.
They'll fill the wheel well better than the stock size (245/45/17).

Hazman
11-17-2003, 11:21 PM
Hey Tom
Have you ever tried running 275/40-17s on the stock rims?? Would they fit ok without rubbing issues?
Sorry for the hijack, 97 Black Snake

flynfink
11-18-2003, 01:45 AM
I agree, 2 nd set of Firehawks and the third will be on order in a few weeks. 255/45 -17.. can't beat em. my $ 0.02..

97BlackSnake
11-18-2003, 02:50 AM
Sorry, I should have specified the size. I'm getting the 2000
cobra R rims. I'm putting 275/35 r18's on. I looked on tire rack and the firestones don't come in that size. Any other suggestions?

Thanks again!

cobrabitn
11-18-2003, 01:16 PM
Bridgestone Potenzas 730 I think the number is??

97BlackSnake
11-18-2003, 05:38 PM
All the Bridgestones in that size are $250+, unfortunately I can only spend $220-$230 tops.

97BlackSnake
11-18-2003, 05:42 PM
I'm going to get them in about 2 hours, so if anyone has another suggestion by then I would appreciate it.

tcrews
11-18-2003, 06:54 PM
Originally posted by Hazman
Hey Tom
Have you ever tried running 275/40-17s on the stock rims?? Would they fit ok without rubbing issues?
Sorry for the hijack, 97 Black Snake

I wouldn't on the stock rim. You can squeeze the 275/40/17 Nitto DragRadial on the stock rim as that particular brand/series runs narrower than others, but I wouldn't try a regular tire. 255/45/17 would be the max I'd want to go on an 8" rim.

Rubbing woulnd't be an issue, but keeping the tire on the rim would.

I've run 275/40/17s all around on '95 Cobra R rims (17x9") and I really didn't like the ride (seemed to follow every groove in the road). I much prefer 255/45/17s all around, on stock rims or the larger 17x9" rims.

spittincobra01
11-30-2003, 12:50 AM
if you can find a way to swing the extra $$$, the Bridgestone RE750 out performs all other tires listed on dry, and only the firehawk beats it in the wet.