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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #1
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Talking BF Goodrich G Force Sport Tires on AV6 6 speed

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....speed_rating=Y

Does anyone have these on their accord? I am looking for an affordable summer high performance tire and this once had good ratings on tire rack. I value the opinion of this forum so if anyone has some opinion on these tires please let me know ASAP. I'm thinking 225/50/17 on a stock 6 speed 17inch wheel (2004 Wheel) I know stock is 215 but I want something a little wider. Any Feedback??
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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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I would recomend either these or the KDW's.. My friend auto-x's his 5th gen sedan with these tires and does extremely well. Also for size i would recomend a 235/45/17
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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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I just ordered the KDW2 in 235/40/18. My new lightweight wheels are being custom made so it'll be 6-8 weeks before I know.
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I would recomend either these or the KDW's.. My friend auto-x's his 5th gen sedan with these tires and does extremely well. Also for size i would recomend a 235/45/17
Wider and lower profile? Why do you recommend that? Won't 235 be hanging over the rim alot? I want wide but I wont want it to look stupid
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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #5
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Nah, its not a lower profile at all. Overall diameter is the exact same as the OE 215/50/17. And it will be JUST over the edge of the wheel. A 225 is a flat sidewall depending on the manufacturer, some people like Falken and Nitto tend to run about 5mm smaller than what th esize ACTUALLY should be. But a 235 will be fine.. I wouldn't worry at all
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Old March 9th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #6
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I have those exact tires!!! I love them to death. They make the car not only handle better, but look better too.

Take it from me, DON'T get the 225/45/17 size--they make your rims look like they belong on a Civic. In theory, the 235/45/17s will be the exact same diameter as the 215/50/17, but they're a tad wide for our rim. The 225/50/17 is about a half inch taller overall, but it fills up the wheel wells nicely and rides comfy.

Long story short, get the tires in 225/50/17. You'll thank me later
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Old March 10th, 2007, 07:07 AM   #7
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I have those exact tires!!! I love them to death. They make the car not only handle better, but look better too.

Take it from me, DON'T get the 225/45/17 size--they make your rims look like they belong on a Civic. In theory, the 235/45/17s will be the exact same diameter as the 215/50/17, but they're a tad wide for our rim. The 225/50/17 is about a half inch taller overall, but it fills up the wheel wells nicely and rides comfy.

Long story short, get the tires in 225/50/17. You'll thank me later
That's the comment I was looking for. Okay now I'm out to go find a price. Thanks!
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No problem. I got mine from Discount Tire for about 120 a piece.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 02:04 PM   #9
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I Have the kdw2's. They are by far the best tires I have ever had. And they look badass! I have 225/45/17's on stock 6speed rims. They look and fit perfect. This size is wider than stock, and 2% shorter so if the speedo says 100mph, actual speed would be 98 mph. The speedo is prob off by more than that anyway. Increasing unsprung weight by going too big can slow the car down and put undue stress on components. I got mine from Discount Tire out the door for less than $600.00. (They will match prices from The Tire Rack + there shipping costs + mounting.)

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Old March 11th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #10
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Have you considered the Bridgestone Potenza RER05A Pole Position? I have them and like them. The Goodrich's are no doubt a very good tire. The recommendations on this forum are an additional plus! The Bridgestones are #1 in their category on Tire Rack which is a level above the Goodrich's which rated only #7 within their category. Of course there are trade offs. The Bridgestone's will likely wear out sooner, although users still rated them well for wear. Yes they are also more expensive. As with most things you have to decide what trade offs are most important to you.
I wish my local Discount Tire's would match Tire Rack's prices. They didn't come within $300 of Tire Rack even considering shipping and mounting. I gave them a chance as I would prefer to buy locally, but they declined. Here's a link for comparison of the 2 tires.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...=0&sortValue=1
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Old March 12th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #11
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I'm currently running g-Force Sports 225/50ZR17 on 03-05 6-speed wheels on my sedan. I have a couple pics in my gallery. I bought them from Tire Rack last year.
IMO it has great grip all around in wet (compared to the OEs) and dry, better braking, sharper turn in, less sidewall flex (not sure how big the difference would be for you since I started with the 205/60R16 sedan tires), it's definitely noisier (not annoyingly so, and it can "whistle" under certain conditions but doesn't happen that often for me), and it does seem to be very sensitive to tire pressure changes though...I usually try to keep it at 38 psi cold (all around). I think it's a very good tire for the money if you don't need A/S tires.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #12
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....speed_rating=Y

Does anyone have these on their accord? I am looking for an affordable summer high performance tire and this once had good ratings on tire rack. I value the opinion of this forum so if anyone has some opinion on these tires please let me know ASAP. I'm thinking 225/50/17 on a stock 6 speed 17inch wheel (2004 Wheel) I know stock is 215 but I want something a little wider. Any Feedback??
You should know those are Summer Tires and you in the Northeast

Edit: Never mind.

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