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re: Tire advice needed

I don't understand.  I know we've about beat this to death, but I need to 
know.  Are y'all driving on the same BFG's I'm used to?  I know my RADIAL 
T/A's are high mileage tires (and great ones for that matter) and thus 
aren't supposed to stick.  But calling the Dunlop's higher mileage and 
not as "on rails" as either of these two?  Never driven the Yoko's, 
although I've heard they aren't all that.  My brother put brand new 50 
series Comp T/A's on his Probe GT,  performance was WORSE than the factory 
GOODYEAR EAGLES (which are the KING of suck as far as I'm concerned).  
Help me please.  Have I been getting weird sets of tires.  Aren't Dunlops 
(D40 M2's and SP Sport 8000's) the stickiest, stiffest-sidewalled, 
shortest lived tires this side of lotsa money?  Eric?  Graydon?  Scott?

'86 VW Quantum GL5
Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Hometown - Reidville, South Carolina, USA

On Fri, 8 Mar 1996 iduff@charter.com wrote:

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> Original Text
> >From Quattrofan@aol.com, on 3/5/96 9:10 PM:
> To: <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
> A friend of mine is in need of tires for his Thunderbird Turbo and asked me
> for some help, since he usually buys no-name "performance" radials from the
> local tire guy. He's finally ready to step up to real tires. We're looking 
> at
> Yokohama A509, BF Goodrich T/A, and Dunlop D40 M2 in a 205/50-16. He drives
> extremely hard, doesn't care about
> all season capabilities (he has a Suburban 4x4), and of course wants them 
> to
> last long. Naturally, I knew the Q-listers would know all about tires  ;)  
> He
> doesn't wish to spend more than $130 per tire. I'm of little help at this
> point as I'm running Yokohama Avids and am leaning towards the A509, but he
> has this thing for them 'Merican BFG's. Advice?
> Dwight V.   '86 Coupe GT, '89 Jetta GLI 16v ABS, '84 Subaru 4x4 (sorry), 
> '70
> Fiat 124
> I have Yokos now, and have had both BFGs and D40s in the past. I am a great 
> fan of BFGs, for a variety of reasons. The Yokos I have experience with 
> (AVS now and A008 in the past) are excellent for somewhere between 15K and 
> 25K miles, then it's time for new ones. They both handle superbly in the 
> dry, but watch out in the rain. The D40 is better for wear, better in the 
> rain, and not quite as "on rails" as either of the Yokos. The BFG has the 
> same "on rails" feel as the Yokos, is excellent in the rain, and wears 
> well. It gets my vote, to the extent that I will replace my AVSs with BFG 
> when the time comes.
> Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
> '90 Coupe Quattro