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Wow, marvelous thanks for such great pics! Xcellent Job!
 

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Wow - now thatz an aggressive tread pattern.
Just re-tired here with all original OEM Contis (non Conti Seals) - much to my disgust. (Tire Rack gipped me)
Care to share info on the price side?
Also, how do they ride - quiet? Sure-gripped?? Etc.
PS - Car looks great.
 

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Redman said:
Wow - now thatz an aggressive tread pattern.
Just re-tired here with all original OEM Contis (non Conti Seals) - much to my disgust. (Tire Rack gipped me)
Care to share info on the price side?
Also, how do they ride - quiet? Sure-gripped?? Etc.
PS - Car looks great.
Redman, I ordered from Tire Rack - these are a high performance summer tire at an amazing price - $126.00 per tire. They have a wear factor of 300.

As to on the car performance - I will do a write-up in a few days after some hard driving. My initial reaction is - major improvement over the Conti OEM's.
 

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How is the steering kick NR. With regards to the bolt/knuckle, it moves up and down with the wheel so if it is clear while sitting it should be exactly the same while cornering.
 

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How is the steering kick NR. With regards to the bolt/knuckle, it moves up and down with the wheel so if it is clear while sitting it should be exactly the same while cornering.
The steering "kick" is pretty much gone as is the road crown and groove "wandering". Ride is very comfortable. A bit of hum at speed but since I took the resonators off, I can't hear it.
 

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Northern Rider said:
Put on the BFGoodrich GForce T/A KDW2 high performance tires in the 255/55/18" size. Mounted a lip spoiler 2 weeks ago.

GREAT JOB all the way.You just made my mind up for me !!
 

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Northern Rider said:
They have a wear factor of 300
That makes me wonder about their longevity. There's probably other factors involved; but, the Conti self sealers have a wear factor of 360.
 

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charlie D said:
GREAT JOB all the way.You just made my mind up for me !!
Thanks, Charlie.

When I made this choice based on the experience of QB409 and other members in this and other forums, I was thinking about performance only.

As I watched the tires being mounted on my car, I was struck by their aggressive tread pattern and the "old style fat look" on the 300C rims.

Doing the photo shoot, I was realized I liked the look. Instead of big chrome wheels and wafer thin sidewalls, these "muscle boys" just seemed to swell up and fill the wheel wells.

The most amazing part of the story has been the reaction from other drivers and car nuts. People have been gawking, not at the grille, but the tires! Many have come up to me and complimented on the tires. Asked if the rims were custom.

Yesterday when I went with my wife to Metro Chrysler to pick up her new Magnum wagon, the sales guys and mechanics all came out to look at the tires.

Mean lookin' car. Tough lookin' shoes.​

"Luxury Muscle Car"
 

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That makes me wonder about their longevity. There's probably other factors involved; but, the Conti self sealers have a wear factor of 360.
Yep, and the Conti's are ok on the Mercedes M class SUV's, as OEM tires.

Just no good on the LX platform. As to the BFG's, we'll have to wait and see.
 

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NR, looks sweet! You're blazing the trail for the trst of us. The 300 wear rating makes for a nice sticky tire in the corners!!

My tints are next, windows and tails, then the lip spoiler too! Sweet look....
 

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Yep, and the Conti's are ok on the Mercedes M class SUV's, as OEM tires.

Just no good on the LX platform. As to the BFG's, we'll have to wait and see.
I really wasn't picking on the tires; just making an observation. They do look great....I'll probably end up getting a set.

OFF TOPIC: that 300 tread wear sounds good compared to another car I've got.....I just got a PT Cruiser GT: the stock tires have a tread wear factor of 250!
 

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any rubbing when the whee's turned all the way?
No, there are no clearance issues with these 18" tires.

Tried some hard cornering today. Can't get them to squeal.

They stick to the pavement like a hooker to a drunken sailor!
 

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They stick to the pavement like a hooker to a drunken sailor!
lol.... :friday:
 

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I love the look of those tires. Please keep us updated on how they're working out for you.
 

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Just came back from a hard run on the new rubber.

These are like track tires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First - Braking - tried a full abs stop on smooth pavement from 120 kph. No screech, no pull, unbelievable deceleration. Went up to 180 kph with the hot rotors - same result - insane deceleration; seatbelt dug into my shoulder; eyeballs poppin' out - no fuss, no muss.

Great. Now onto a series of 4 tight 90 degree corners posted at a suggested 40 kph.

Took the first one at 80 kph. Easy pickin's for the BFG's.

Set up for the next one at 100 kph - no braking - just drive through. With the Conti's, the tires were screaming at this pace. BFG's drove through - the C leaned over a bit.

Final corner. Remote rural area. Gotta find the limit. another 90 degree - this one to the right, surrounded by trees. Approached at 160, planning to late brake, use the whole road and clip the apex at 120 - 130.

I'm on the left, going to late brake, when Isee a (big) dump truck coming up to the corner.

I am in his lane.

I move to the right, lose all my braking zone, and try to hold speed through the corner.

The C leans hard, and the tires hold - at somewhere around 150 kph.

Holy Crap, Batman!

After a brief stop to wipe down the leather seat, I move onto one final test.

As several others have commented, the rear wheels on the C sometimes do a "two-step", jumping to one side then recovering, when hitting pot holes or uneven surfaces in a corner.

I have such a corner nearby, and my car with the Conti's usually does the dance at moderate speeds. This time with the BFG's, the rear end never shifted.

All in all, very comfortable ride; superior lateral stability; unbelievable braking. Best tires I have had in a long time - even beat out the Michelin Sport Pilots on my 300MSpecial.

Now, I just need to do a wet test.

Wait, is that thunder I hear .....?
 

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nice report....i bet you just sold a few sets for them...you should get a referal fee..herbs
 
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