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I bought some 20" rims on ebay and am looking for some tires for them. I'm currently riding on the 18" stockers. I've pretty much narrowed it down to the BF Goodrich KDW2 G-force and the Toyo Proxes S/T. I can get the Toyo's for 190 a piece or the KDW2's for 218. If you have either, what are your opinions on them. I've done the search, and a lot of it is from at least a year ago, so I'm looking for fresh stuff on people who've had them for a while now. Thanks!
 

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i think that the proxies are all season and BFs are summer tires (correct me if im wrong here folks). they may have an impact on your decision (as it would for me).

the other BIG thing, if anyone has good info to help here, is which one has better tread wear. that i cannot find anywhere
 

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Well, I'm going to keep the 18" wheels for my winter tires, so it doesn't make too much of a difference. But if the toyo's are Ok in the snow, maybe I would sell the 18" wheels. Hmmm... Has anyone had any experience with the Toyo's, 20", in the snow?
 

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I have the Toyo 20",but waiting on snow
 

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brnjugfx45 said:
I have the Toyo 20",but waiting on snow
how do those wear? i ask becuase i think those are what im going to get to replace my worn out goodyears
 

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I really want the BFG KDWs. But I also live in Boston and already have 20s. So getting them isn't really an option. I'll prolly be going with the Toyos since they're all season and the wear rating is much higher than the Goodyear's we have now.

Anyways if you can keep the 18s then I would recommend getting the BFG. They have really really really good reviews. Your car will be a beast during summer! :) Plus you'll only be using the summer tires for about half the year so they'll last a long time. So will your winter 18s.
 

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brnjugfx45 said:
I have the Toyo 20",but waiting on snow
Finally I had a chance to see how Toyo performs on snow.

They grab well but braking is ave. And they do slide quite a bit. Wide tires...

FX fishtailed easily but VDC was doing superb job. I turned off VDC and did some 180 spins. Was fun though.

Lane change on slushed road was a lot better with Toyo than with OEM. I think it's due to Toyo's deep tread.
 

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Topguy.please show a pic of grille

I took some time on the tire decision.Toyos are a softer construction and I figured the ride would be nicer(it is).My 9" rims help out on the cornerig by stiffing the sidewall(265/45x20).Wide tires are a pain in the snow because the tire wants to ride on top of the snow,not cut into it.N Va should have less snow than Philly and we have one serious snow and a few 2-3" and nothing gets plowed

It is a very deep thread and dry handling will be there once the thread wears this winter(deep threads squirm)

I like them and feel they will do find in our weather
 

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Well, I think I'm sold on just getting the Toyo's and selling the 18" rims and not having to worry about wasting space in my workshop or shed with 4 extra wheels laying around for half the year. Thanks for the input!
 
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