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RE: tires for 4ksq

>The post asking about tires for a 4k with 7X16 wheels indicated a desire
>for 205/45/16 tires...and Dunlop SP8000's were recommended...however, these
>tires don't appear to come in 205/45/16's (which, btw, is certainly the 
>tire size for that wheel to maintain the speedo setting).  

Sp 8000's are no longer in production so unless you can find someone who 
happens to have some in stock forget it.  They did make them in 205/45/16's 
though.  Sp9000's I have heard are a great tire.

>Michelin Pilot SX MXX3 ZR   $194

Probably an excellent tire except for the price.  Short to medium lasting.

>Goodyear Eagle GS-D    ZR   $180

Yuck.  Do you really want the same piece of crap that early 90's corvettes 
came with.  Garbage.  Short lasting and did I mention garbage.

>Michelin Pilot SX GT   VR   $163

Still way to expensive for a downgraded mxx3.  Medium lasting.

>Yoko AVS Intermediate  ZR   $145

Best track tire save 008's or other more race tires.  Great tire just expect 
less than 20k miles before reaching deep to pull out another $600 for the next 
20.  I ran them for my last set.   Probably a better track tire than the sp9k 
but maybe not on the street. 

>Yoko A520              VR   $110

What I am running now.  A little less grip than the Avs but good in the wet 
and only notice the less grip on the track.  And that was brand new so my 
guess when they wear a little track performance should be better. Medium 
lasting meaning 25-30k miles.

>Dunlop Sport W-10      VR   $ 99

Know nothing on this one.  Based on previous Dunlop experience it may be good. 
 My guess medium lasting.

>Goodyear Eagle HPUltra HR   $154

$154 for an HR tire????  Not in this lifetime.  Many better tires for the 
money.  Never had good luck with Goodyear.

>Bridg Potenza RE910    TR   $ 86

Not in the same league as the others but I have always liked Bridgestones.  
LONG lasting

>Goodyear Eagle F1GS-D2 ZR   $209 (OE...I don't know what on...???)

Probably a good tire but no better than a sp9000.  IMO not worth any extra.

Pat Martin
864000csq turbo, 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge, MC and loving it.  Drilled and 
stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with Yokohama A520's turning it,  K&N and uh... 

84 4000sq  AKA: The beater. Very hot with a window that will not roll down.
94 subaru legacy 
Bothell, Wa