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After searching Tirerack for hours the other night, I think I might have found the perfect tire for me. I like the new Goodyear F1's because of their ride comfort, road noise, wet traction, and treadlife. The owners posts seemed to be pretty much all in favor of them with the exception of people who bought them for racingpurposes (which I don't plan on doing). I was wondering what Clay and the rest of clubb5 thought of these wheels for 18" rims. According to tirerack, they seemed far superior to other rims in every area and were reasonably priced. I don't have my exact wheel size on me now, but I will post it later.

Are there any other tires I might have missed? I am looking for as comfprtable ride as possible on 18's.
 

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It is a very comfortable riding tire for a Max Performance tire. If you are willing to trade off some handling for the best ride comfort, I recommend an all-season tire. The Continental Extreme Contact and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S would be a softer sidewall tire with better ride comfort.
 

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Tha is exactly what I wanted to do, however I don't think you carried them in the size I was looking for. If I remember correctly, I found some that would fit the rears, but not the fronts. I have staggered rims and finding matching sets for both front and rears is proving to be difficult. I will post my tire sizes later today.

Thanks for your Help clay, I look forward to doing bussiness with you soon.
 

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It looks like its getting down to crunch time for these tires.

Again, I am looking for 225/40/18 in the front and 255/35/18 in the rear.

I have added another tire that seems like it might fit my requirements.

Goodyear Eagle F1's
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S

Clay, what can you tell me about these tires? What would be the advantage of getting the Pirelli's over the Goodyears?

I added the Pirelli's because they are all season. Will they be quieter than the Goodyears? How many miles should I expect out of these?

Also, is there anything special I would need to do in order two different sized pairs when going through TireRack?

And finally, Clay, are there any other tires you would recomend to me over the Pirelli's?

Thank you for your time, I look forward to doing business with you soon!
 

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I live in Atlanta and Florida. Up to now, I have just opted not to drive my car when it is snowing, however I do not know if this will always be a reasonable option for me. How safe can I feel driving in snow with these new tires?

Finally, how long would it take for me to get these tires? Is there a quick delivery option? My current ones are getting low, and I am taking a road trip to Chattanooga this weekend with the girlfriend. Although it is not necessary, I would feel safer with new tires/alignment/balance done before we leave this Saturday.
 

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Darold2002 said:
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I live in Atlanta and Florida. Up to now, I have just opted not to drive my car when it is snowing, however I do not know if this will always be a reasonable option for me. How safe can I feel driving in snow with these new tires?

Finally, how long would it take for me to get these tires? Is there a quick delivery option? My current ones are getting low, and I am taking a road trip to Chattanooga this weekend with the girlfriend. Although it is not necessary, I would feel safer with new tires/alignment/balance done before we leave this Saturday.
Goodyear Eagle F1's are a Max performance tire to be used in summer only. They are not for use in any kind of SNOW!!!!!
Use your old rims with some all season or snow tires for winter use!
 

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I no longer have my old rims. The only ones I have are the 18's. Luckily it only snows one week out of the year here in Atlanta, and that normally occurs while I am at home in Florida. I live on a college campus, so even if it did snow for a full month, I could survive without driving for a while, however I would like the option of being able to drive in the snow instead of being stuck at home if it were available.
 

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If you are going all-season, I think the Pirelli is the perfect choice. It has become one of our stand out all-season performance tires. The advantage of the Pirelli's over the Goodyears is that they will work in light snow. It will take 2-3 business days for delivery. We do have quicker options too. Give me a call and we can get them on the way for you.

1-800-428-8355 ext 206.
 

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Darold2002 said:
I live in Atlanta and Florida. Up to now, I have just opted not to drive my car when it is snowing, however I do not know if this will always be a reasonable option for me. How safe can I feel driving in snow with these new tires?
Ditto what Warped said. I made the mistake of driving my mom's car (equipped with the older-generation F1 GS-D2's) into a snow squall two winters ago -- let's just say that the traction control was useless, the rear end spent more time hanging out than being in line with the front wheels, and it was a wonder I didn't wind up in a ditch. :shock:

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I know Tirerack doesn't offer these tires but take a look at the Toyo Proxes 4's as a quality All-Season High Performance tire.

Stay away from the M&S Pirelli's because they have a tendency to bubble up!
 

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I know Tirerack doesn't offer these tires but take a look at the Toyo Proxes 4's as a quality All-Season High Performance tire.

Stay away from the M&S Pirelli's because they have a tendency to bubble up!
I have to agree. I have the Proxes 4s and they are great :bow: :bow:
Darold, lmk when u are buying them i might be able to get you a good deal. YGPM :thumbup:
 

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What is "bubling up"?

I already ordered the Pirelli's, and they should be here tomorrow.
I must have stopped receiving e-mail notifications for this topic, because I haven't gotten one since my last post.
 

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What is "bubling up"?

I already ordered the Pirelli's, and they should be here tomorrow.
I must have stopped receiving e-mail notifications for this topic, because I haven't gotten one since my last post.
The Pirelli's are excellent handling tires but they have one fatal flaw. Their sidewalls are very soft and in certain road conditions tend to form knots on the tire. "bubbles" This is a safety issue, so I never recommend Pirelli's for cars that do city driving!
 

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Darold2002 said:
What is "bubling up"?

I already ordered the Pirelli's, and they should be here tomorrow.
I must have stopped receiving e-mail notifications for this topic, because I haven't gotten one since my last post.
The Pirelli's are excellent handling tires but they have one fatal flaw. Their sidewalls are very soft and in certain road conditions tend to form knots on the tire. "bubbles" This is a safety issue, so I never recommend Pirelli's for cars that do city driving!
Pirelli's also wear fast
 
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