Car & Driver March 06 Tire Review

http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=4&article_id 252
Recall folks asking about tires / tire recommendations -- C&D article is
interesting in its testing and results.
Last year I put a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 on my 88 C4 which placed 1st. 2nd went to Continental ContiSportContact 2 which someone here likes.
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now for summer performance tires. Not sure their test means as much as the peoples impute that bought and are driving the tires. Read the reviews on Tire Rack and how that rated most of those same tires, not some keyboard jockeys opinion. My passion is not with Car & Drivers rag so it may taint my opinion of their work or lack there of. Most of those can't put shoes on a C6 yet, sadly not even Dunlop.
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Dad wrote:

Beemer driver in Memphis, go for it!
I think the C&D article is OK for weeding out under performers. Dad's got it right here--place more emphasis on platform specific input from someone who says what and how he/she drives and on what surfaces. Also, how important was money in the decision? (The "pocket change" between Goodyears and Contis will buy several dinners out.)
Even if C&D's math formula is your piece of cake, tire construction doesn't scale well as tread width & profile change (from 225/45 to 275/40 for example). Certainly, C&D's five top tires are quality goods but this article looks at the "sweet spot" for a 225/45 tread and carcass mounted on a Beemer.
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I also have F1 GS-D3's on my '94 6spd Ragtop, w/315's on the rear and they are much quieter than the Potenza RE71's they replaced. It must have to do with that there are no "tread blocks" to hammer the road surface, with the "v" tread there is never anything hammering, just smooth laydown of tire material. <shrugs shoulders>
But I did like the conventional tread pattern on the Bridgestones though over the futuristic "V" thread. But they sure run quiet, and that is important on a ragtop.
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wrote:

All I can say about the GS-D3's - got them on the back of my C5, for the last couple of months (Phoenix city driving) - saves having to buy F1 Supercars - not worth the extra IMO.
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Yea, I can't comment on the outer ragged edge of grip, cuz I baby my Vette now-a-days (an occasional romp), but for around town and highway, they are the quietest tires this size I can remember for this aspect ratio. And they ride fine....
Now the big ass Mickey Thompsons I had on the '32 were also very quiet, but they are nothing but big pillows. LOLOL
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