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Old 03-29-04, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hi, brandon. I can't get into the tirerack site to get quotes.
I bought some staggered rims for my 99 GS300, and i would like some good allseason performance tread. I was looking at the S03 Pole Positions like on your list. Aggressive tread pattern is nice, but not if it hinders slick pavement performance!!
I don't plan on dropping the GS any time soon.

P???/??/18 x 18.5" wide Front
P???/??/18 x19.5" wide Rear

How much shipped to texas 78681?? My rims should be here in a few days

I know ebay links suck, so here's a pic from my host..

Front: 18 x 8.5" Rear: 18 x 9.5"
Bolt Pattern 5x114.3, 67.1mm centerbore







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if you want to be within spec (overall diameter)

245/40/18
275/35/18
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Old 03-29-04, 11:10 PM   #3
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THANKS! why would the heighth profile be shorter for rear? i understand it being wider, but why shorter?

Thanks again for all your help! I'm having problems getting price quotes from tirerack.com.
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THANKS! why would the heighth profile be shorter for rear? i understand it being wider, but why shorter?

Thanks again for all your help! I'm having problems getting price quotes from tirerack.com.
the second number is aspect ratio, it's not real dimension. so the front is 40% of the width and the rear is 35% of the width. so get your calculator and try 245 x 0.40 and 275 x 0.35, you will see that the overall REAL sidewall thickness are very close to each other
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Ahhh, yes, my father told me about tht
the only set of tires i bought myself were for my 2001 Mazda B2500 1.5 years ago! and i went factory size

romini, please recommend a good all around tire. I'm not brand loyal, but i want something that will last a decently long time and be rather inexpensive. those Bridgestone Potenza S03 Pole Positions seem to fit the bill, but i can't get prices off of tirerack.com.

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well the so3 is awesome handling, but it's no where comfort coz' of the stiff sidewall and it gets pretty noisy as it wears out. i have the perelli nero now and it's very comfortable, though i lose some handling
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245/40 and 275/35 18 keep in mind a summer tire will have no snow and ice traction and will have a relatively short tread life.
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245/40 and 275/35 18 keep in mind a summer tire will have no snow and ice traction and will have a relatively short tread life.
sorry brandon, by no means was i trying to take over anything, i was just trying to help. definitey give your inputs too!
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Feel free to chime in whenever you want Rom, I enjoy your input and viewpoint and I know that everyone else does too.
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I appreciate everyone's help. Sorry i didn't call you back, earlier, Brandon. I got a stomach bug
AllSeason performance, Quiet Ride, and Tread Life are all key factors. I still haven't decided
Atleast I know profile for front and rear, and a list of best A/S performance tires.

Too much to do, too little time.
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I appreciate everyone's help. Sorry i didn't call you back, earlier, Brandon. I got a stomach bug
AllSeason performance, Quiet Ride, and Tread Life are all key factors. I still haven't decided
Atleast I know profile for front and rear, and a list of best A/S performance tires.

Too much to do, too little time.
yes, definitely figure out what you want, performance, comfort, tread wear, etc...?

brandon put up a very good list of different categories of tires in those stickies, very helpful indeed
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