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Old March 2nd, 2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Question looking for tire review, General Exclaim UHP Blackwall ..are they any good?

I was wondering If anyone had an experience with General Exclaim UHP Blackwall tires?
In the past I have used many different brand of tires which where suppose to be the best. But from my experience they all seem the same. I had Pirelli's, Toyo's, Bf goodrich and Falken. I've had the best experience with the cheaper tires. I plan on stretching the tires a little So I'm wondering which tire would be best for that. Any feedback would be very much appreciated
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 09:54 PM   #2
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i have them. from what im told, they dont stretch like some other brands do. i dont have any complaints with them. they grip pretty well and i feel confident corning with them. some friends of mine on the other hand say they're noisy tires but i dont agree, they seem pretty quiet to me. they also say the sidewalls are a bit softer too which is good for comfort but not so much when doing some hard cornering.

you should check out the tirerack review.

here's how 225/40/18s look stretched on a 9" rim...


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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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generals are crap, if you plan on buying them for stretch, go down a size.

they run a size larger than tires the same size from other manufacturers.
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i agree, only reason im using them is because i had them from my previous wheels and the tires are still good.

soon as i put these 225/40/18 tires on my old 18x7.5+45 rims, they started rubbing while the old tires of the same size didnt rub.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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well they arent bad for all season, but if youre looking for performance, id look elsewhere.

for stretch, nothing wrong with it, actually a good amount of people in the whole "hella flush" scene use em, cheap and works well

the main reason why cheaper tires stretch better is because their sidewalls are generally softer which makes them more stretch friendly. IMO theres no tire that "cant" be stretched, some are just harder to stretch than others due to thicker / stiffer sidewalls.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:10 PM   #6
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I never heard of General UHP Blackwall, but I have regular General UHP and they are bad, won't recommend to anyone... Loud and wear out pretty fast... check out my thread on here u'll see

Plus they are the cheapest tires available... and they are discontinued, if something happens, your warranty won't work on them. They are Nationally on Back-order.
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From what I researched they are a summer cruising tire rather than performance. I opted for Sumitomo HTR Z III instead because they have better traction.

I have General for my winter tire and they are good in snow and rain.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 08:19 AM   #8
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I was gonna order General 225/35/19 and 215/35/19 for the front. But to be honest Im thinking about it cause whats the point in ordering rims that cost 3800 and then being cheap on the tires.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 08:21 AM   #9
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thanks for everyone's input, thanks for the pics Knightryder
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 12:07 PM   #10
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nagoner1 so what tires did you decided to go with?

since where I live we get a lot of snow, after general's I bought continental all season tires, so far they are great
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....m=24YR8ECDWSXL

might also look into these, http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....tnum=24WR8GTXL
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:59 PM   #11
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Im thinkin of going with Pirelli Pzero, they have some on sale at tirerack.com I only use my car in the warmer months only. I only have 20,000 miles on the car and its a 2000.
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