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Old 03-23-04, 07:14 PM   #1
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I had my winter blizzacks switched over to my original eagle GT+4s today. Alas, only one year old, the eagles have only about 6 months tops left in them, so I'm gonna autoX on them a few times before replacing them.

Ride comfort and quietness are very important to me, so Ive narrowed it down to two tires:
225/55/16 Dunlop SP 9000 @$101
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225/60/16 Yokohama AVS dB @$98

Very reasonable prices from tirerack.com I must say.

What would all you people reccomend, the pros and cons of each?
Durability is also a factor to some extent (these eagles only lasted 20K miles...)
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Old 03-23-04, 09:47 PM   #2
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sp9000..for sure..prices are wayy too close to pass up the sp9000
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Stay away from the Yoko DBs, unless you like noise. Compare to BFG Mud Terrains!
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How durable are the SP9000s by the way?
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You have not considered this one yet, but it is very quiet and durable:


Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
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You have not considered this one yet, but it is very quiet and durable:


Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
I was thinking the same exact thing.

The ride on these is impeccable. I suggest your strongly consider these.

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I was thinking the same exact thing.

The ride on these is impeccable. I suggest your strongly consider these.

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Not bad, but are considerably more expensive ($134 vs 98, 101.) So In that case I can expect to pay over $130 more for the whole set...

I'll have to think about it... obviously performance with the goodyears will be better, but only if ride comfort and quietness are also better will I splurge the extra $$$ and get them. Keep that feedback coming.
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I have the Yokohama AVS's on my GS430, minimal noise issues and I love the handling in both dry weather and wet.
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Toyo Proxies t1-s. Love them... Great in wet and dry condition. Looks great, i don't like how some tires so edgy, proxies have a nice curve to them. Low road noise. Only thing is that they don't last too long and they are very pricey..
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