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Old April 26th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tires for show or go

Do you guys base your tire purchases off of their looks?
Does everyone have like V style directional tread patterns on their 18"+ wheels? I need to get new tires as mine are cupped and to small. I want to get 235/45/18s and am having trouble finding a decent price on some V styled tires, but my buddy is selling a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 supercar's for 500 cash for all 4 with 2000 km on them measuring 9/32's. I think this is a really great deal, but F1's dont look the most attractive.

What do you guys think of this? Go for it for the good tire or get something that offers some show too.

Heres the obvious difference in appearance:

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thats what aftermarket wheels are for to offset the ugliness of preformance tires, besides i really dont think ppl notice ur tires haha...
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thats what aftermarket wheels are for to offset the ugliness of preformance tires, besides i really dont think ppl notice ur tires haha...
So what are you running?

And I always notice peoples tires, especially from rear view.
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go for performance man. Who cares what they look like? i haven't personally walked up to a car and be like o shit this car was sexy till i saw those tires rofl.
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go for performance man. Who cares what they look like? i haven't personally walked up to a car and be like o shit this car was sexy till i saw those tires rofl.
exactly and im running nitto 555's pretty good others have the same
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exactly and im running nitto 555's pretty good others have the same
See, now Nitto 555's both look sweet and are a great performance tire. I just dont have the bills for it.
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I cant buy ugly tires thats like putting ur nice clean foot into a dirty sock with fungus lol ,

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shit im runnin stock BridgeStone potenzas. yeah there about 250 a tire but i love em
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man there is probably no more important upgrade then tires...they are the only part of the car that touches the ground. I am trying to find the mag that talks about it, and of course I can't... well the bottom line is that you can have a ton of cool upgrades on your car but if you don't have tires then you simply won't be getting the full potential of those upgrades or your car.

most high-end performance tires "look" cool if that is what you are wanting - to me, a thin profile is the coolest, and everything else looks pretty much the same. I have Falken FK-452s....they feel badass, the look badass, they ARE badass.

I could tell a big difference in performance - responsiveness, grip, etc. what more could you ask for? tires are one place you do not want to skimp.
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man there is probably no more important upgrade then tires...they are the only part of the car that touches the ground. I am trying to find the mag that talks about it, and of course I can't... well the bottom line is that you can have a ton of cool upgrades on your car but if you don't have tires then you simply won't be getting the full potential of those upgrades or your car.

most high-end performance tires "look" cool if that is what you are wanting - to me, a thin profile is the coolest, and everything else looks pretty much the same. I have Falken FK-452s....they feel badass, the look badass, they ARE badass.

I could tell a big difference in performance - responsiveness, grip, etc. what more could you ask for? tires are one place you do not want to skimp.
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man there is probably no more important upgrade then tires...they are the only part of the car that touches the ground. I am trying to find the mag that talks about it, and of course I can't... well the bottom line is that you can have a ton of cool upgrades on your car but if you don't have tires then you simply won't be getting the full potential of those upgrades or your car.

most high-end performance tires "look" cool if that is what you are wanting - to me, a thin profile is the coolest, and everything else looks pretty much the same. I have Falken FK-452s....they feel badass, the look badass, they ARE badass.

I could tell a big difference in performance - responsiveness, grip, etc. what more could you ask for? tires are one place you do not want to skimp.
I totally agree. But Eagle F1s ARE a great performance tire, they just look like shite I think. Im not trying to skimp, just trying to see if i should take advantage of my buddies great deal hes offering, since they run 330 bucks a tire here brand new, and i can get a like new set for 500 for all 4.
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im partial to BF Goodrich tires, especially the g-force kdw2
ehh iffy on those i had em on my car b4 my 4g and i wanna say they were the cause of it being totaled from loss of control
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I totally agree. But Eagle F1s ARE a great performance tire, they just look like shite I think. Im not trying to skimp, just trying to see if i should take advantage of my buddies great deal hes offering, since they run 330 bucks a tire here brand new, and i can get a like new set for 500 for all 4.
Dude what the hell? If the tires are in good shape, with a lot of life left, I say go for it!! Just because they aren't pretty enough for you shouldn't mean anything!! F! tires are great tires! I agree with JoeyB on this... it doesn't matter what you have done to your car, if you don't have the tire to put that power to the ground then you shouldn't of even modded to began with.

I say grab them up and enjoy!
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Honestly, what a tire looks like means jack shit to me other than that it's structurally sound and has good tread. I'll always take a tire that's rated for excellent grip and handling over a "pretty" tire. My life means more to me than how I look. Plus, when have you heard someone go up to a car and say, "nice car, but MAN those are bitchin tires!!!"? I run Nexen's right now. They are awesome for handling and I guess they are pretty enough? Can't really say I ever thought about it.. lol.
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Honestly, what a tire looks like means jack shit to me other than that it's structurally sound and has good tread. I'll always take a tire that's rated for excellent grip and handling over a "pretty" tire. My life means more to me than how I look. Plus, when have you heard someone go up to a car and say, "nice car, but MAN those are bitchin tires!!!"? I run Nexen's right now. They are awesome for handling and I guess they are pretty enough? Can't really say I ever thought about it.. lol.
exactly and this is coming from a woman right?
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I am indeed a woman. lol. I'm way OCD about how my ride looks, but as far as tires go? It's all rubber and it all looks the same to me with a good amount of tire black.
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man there is probably no more important upgrade then tires...they are the only part of the car that touches the ground. I am trying to find the mag that talks about it, and of course I can't... well the bottom line is that you can have a ton of cool upgrades on your car but if you don't have tires then you simply won't be getting the full potential of those upgrades or your car.

most high-end performance tires "look" cool if that is what you are wanting - to me, a thin profile is the coolest, and everything else looks pretty much the same. I have Falken FK-452s....they feel badass, the look badass, they ARE badass.

I could tell a big difference in performance - responsiveness, grip, etc. what more could you ask for? tires are one place you do not want to skimp.


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It all depends what you're gonna use the car for. Eagle F1's I would imagine have shitty treadwear but they probably handle like you're on rails. I had a set of Goodyear Eagle GT's on mine but this time I went for a longer treadwear tire as I don't race as much as DD it so 420 treadwear works for me for commuting. Also, money was an issue. Nexan N5000 btw. Don't look like a high performance tire but they get the job done.
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The good ones are usually the good looking ones as well which also mean the most expensive but you're going to get what you pay for. I have michline pilots, look cool, 60000 mile warrenty, grip great, great in rain = $1200
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Some of you are taking this question the wrong way.

I OBVIOUSLY know that I would rather have a great performance tire over a shitty nice looking tire. My original question was whether I should get them cause they are a great performance tire, or spend more money and get a good performance tire which ALSO looks good.

I never said I was going to go to walmart and buy some sweet batmobile labelled tires with flame tread or anything.

Performance is my main concern, i was just wondering if you took into account their styling as well. And I dont think its a stupid question.
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Well for me n a few of my friends we look at the tires looks n pwerformance if they dont look good we wont buy them look at some of the links I posted id say those look good n great performance
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yoko avid envigor. just got them this summer after the stocks crapped out. very happy so far. and got a 40k mile warranty on them. and yes. a shit load better than the stock good years.

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dunlop sp winter sport m3. great snow tires. only slip wen i want them to.

i guess they're good looking tires.. but that isnt why i got them. always go for function.
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i have a family friend that works for continental so i get anything for the cheapest of cheap . but i have the DWS i love them, amazing grip on dry and rain, awesome new tread technology, last a long time and quite decent for performance. shit has to grip the road in water here where i live or i wont get it
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