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anyone considered upgrading their stock tires???


OR, anyone consider a meatier width for the rears?? (like a 290-45-20)??

i just picked up a second set of oem 20's , and am thinking of trying a wider stance on the rear, for the heck of it

((not that i am losing traction now, moreso for the visual appeal))

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dmtalon said:
be careful with that. Make sure you keep the same overall diameter.

Running different sized tires in the rear could cause the FX to think it's slipping and or engage the AWD. Even though the FX is mostly RWD, I'd be careful
TRUE TRUE....

0.1% difference in diameter per the tire calculator
 

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I'd be more concerned with the 290s actually fitting on 8" wide rims. Also not being able to rotate the tires and additional costs of replacing them. Staggering can possibly hurt performance too... if you go wider, go wider all around. :)
 

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Considering I now have a set of dedicated winter snows, when it comes time to replace my stocks, I'm gonna give those BFGs a try. On paper they look like great performance tires.
 

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ujmot said:
Considering I now have a set of dedicated winter snows, when it comes time to replace my stocks, I'm gonna give those BFGs a try. On paper they look like great performance tires.
are you running the sensors on the winters??

if not, do you get a 'flat' warning??
 

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I havent put them on yet :p I've been so busy on the wknds and it has been SO cold that I've never got around to getting them mounted & balanced. Plus it would probably take me 4 trips to get the wheels there and back due to their size!

But I did run the first month in my car without TPMS (long story). Saw a flat tire warning during a snowstorm once but went away after a few mins. The TP screen only shows ** otherwise and no warnings.
 

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Serious summer tires

BFGoodrich g-Force T/A® KDW



Incredible dry traction with unflappable wet weather control. Long treadlife. Smooth, quiet ride. In sizes that make it the perfect choice for most of today's hottest sports coupes, sedans, and sport trucks. Y-speed rated (up to 186 mph).

Sizes for most of today's hottest sport coupes and sedans
Exceptional dry and wet traction and handling
Long treadlife

Incredible dry traction with unflappable wet weather control. Long treadlife. Smooth, quiet ride. In sizes that make it the perfect choice for most of today's hottest sports coupes, sedans, and sport trucks. Y-speed rated (up to 186 mph).

Sizes for most of today's hottest sport coupes and sedans
Exceptional dry and wet traction and handling
Long treadlife

UTQG 300 AA A


Yokohama AVS S/T



Trucks that used to haul firewood and old furniture have evolved enough that some of them just flat out haul. That's where the AVS S/T comes in. The name, AVS S/T, stands for Advanced Vehicle System for Sport Trucks. Leave it to Yokohama to combine high speed rated performance of high performance tires with the rugged strength of its truck tires. Its race bred technology provides outstanding cornering and the aggressive unidirectional tread design gives exceptional grip under braking and acceleration. The AVS S/T is design specifically to handle the weight of a light truck application to give it a significant edge over using a conventional performance tire.

265/50WR20 107W SL

UTQG 320 A A
 

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Oh yeah, they're most definitely summer only tires. The BFGs have a nasty (as in good) looking treads. If you can call a tire sexy, then those are it! ;)
 

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Well the BFGs were designed with wet traction in mind. I dont know how well they actually are, but looking at the treads, it could quite possibly hydroplane rather easily. Ofcouse this is all speculation...

Here's a link to Tirerack's page on them and you can read about the old design's tests and user reviews:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... mpare1=yes

'BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW - The g-Force T/A KDW (with "KDW" standing for Key feature: Dry and Wet traction) was developed to provide a driving enthusiast's blend of superior dry and wet road performance.

Externally, the g-Force T/A KDW features large tread blocks to enhance dry road stability, handling and wear under high torque loads, while rounded shoulder profiles help provide feedback for the driver which communicates the tire's progressive and predictable characteristics as they reach their limits of adhesion. A Silica-Reinforced tread compound with wide circumferential and lateral grooves form a directional tread design to speed water evacuation, improved wet traction and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. This basic tread design technology is shared with the g-Force T/A radial racing rain tires used in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Trans Am Series. Internally, the twin steel belts are reinforced by BFGoodrich's ETEC (Equal TEnsion Containment) System which uses spirally wound nylon strips to provide excellent strength, consistent footprint pressure and maximum contact area under Y-speed rated conditions while it reduces weight and helps provide more uniform ride quality. The g-Force T/A KDW tires feature g-Control sidewall inserts to resist deflection and generate cornering force while rim protector ribs help protect alloy wheels from curb damage.

On the road, the g-Force T/A KDW offered the most responsive handling and had the sportiest feel of the three tires. And while it received good marks for real world ride comfort and noise comfort, it was rated as average for those traits. On the track in the wet, the g-Force T/A KDW tread design and silica enhanced compound provided more traction and responsiveness that we recall is available from the Comp T/A ZR. This allowed it to narrow the previous gap in wet performance to the Firehawk SZ50 tires. In the dry, while the g-Force T/A KDW equipped car understeered slightly, its handling remained progressive and predictable. The g-Force T/A KDW offered the most grip and turned in the fastest lap times of the tires tested. The g-Force T/A KDW's tread wear rate and evenness of wear on the track was good. '[/url]
 

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This is BFGoodrich's info on the new KDWs:

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/c ... etakdw.jsp

Incredible dry traction with unflappable wet weather control. Long treadlife. Smooth, quiet ride. In sizes that make it the perfect choice for most of today's hottest sports coupes, sedans, and sport trucks. Y-speed rated (up to 186 mph).

Sizes for most of today's hottest sport coupes and sedans
Exceptional dry and wet traction and handling
Long treadlife

g-Force T/A® KDW
Tread wear: 7
Wet Traction 10
Quiet ride: 6
Handling: 9
 

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yup :)
 

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esemes said:
ujmot said:
night and day difference..........

mybe my spare 20's should get a set......
I have always been partial to Michelins,
 

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I love Pilots. I've got em on my Bimmer, but I didnt know they made 'em our size.
 
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