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Re: Tire advice needed
Hairy green toads from Mars made Jeremy R King say:
> 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
BFG makes a lot of tires with "T/A" in the name. Angela's H-rated
Touring T/A's are decent (not too sticky or stiff, but really good
in the wet/snow). I've heard of Radial T/A, but don't know anything
about them. There's also the All-Terrain T/A (for dorF VUS's).
Then there's the Comp T/A, which most of us talk about, including
me. I have them on my car, and love'em to death. They are sticky
enough to make my nearly 2-ton beast hang onto those corners,
very good in wet and snow, even mostly bald like mine, and have
a very good "feel" to them. NOTE: these come in H-, V-, and Z-rated.
The H-rated are mediocre; they are a different tire with the same
name. The V-rated are what I run. The Z-rated are supposed to be
similar, but a little softer and stickier, with stiffer sidewalls.
A friend of mine runs them and gives them a thumbs-up.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) email@example.com
Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-881-1294
110 Spit Brook Road http://www.zk3.dec.com/~duane
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's soft but not sticky.