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Old 08-16-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
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Eventually, the stock Turanzas are gonna wear out. While I like 'em, I'm sure theres a better tire out there. Any suggestions? The highways I drive are fast, narrow, and unpredictable (livestock, oilfield traffic, farm machinery) and prone to drenching by passing cloudbursts. Almost like a rally, with quite a few miles of caliche and/or dirt roads, too.

On a slightly unrelated topic... dang, I love driving my Red Line!

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Old 08-23-2005, 07:37 PM   #2
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I do not need new tires yet (16K miles) but am always looking at tire prices to plan for the future replacement/modifications.

The tires that caught my interest are the 245/55/18 BFGoodrich tires (model KDWS or something like that). I think this size tire was standard on Camaros/Mustangs and other somewhat performance cars.

I have searched on many tire sites and the price for OEM-sized 245/50/18 tires seem to be $200+ normally. These 245/55/18 BFG are $131 at the TireRack.com site. Can not remember the speed rating (V or Z) but I do not think it was a reduction at all.

I was thinking the extra 5mm in sidewall height may fill the wheelwells a little better appearance-wise without negatively affecting handling too much - perhaps even a little smoother ride. Per the tire rack site info the tire width was approx .5 narrower but overall tirre diameter was slightly increased.

When looking for replacement tires I also hope to find a little quieter tire to reduce road noise.

Just some input,
Dan

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