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post #1 of 3 Old 03-04-2006, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tires for my 348

Hello All,

I did a search of the forum, and can't believe that I didn't come up with dozens of threads regarding tire selection!

Anyway here's the deal in a nutshell...

My car is a 348tb SS Challenge, and I use the the original 17" rims on the street. Like most people, I'm looking for max wet / dry traction, and it would be awfully nice if they could go 15 - 20K. (The OE Bridgestone RE71's did!)

I have 18" Speedlines with slicks for the track, so it's unlikely that these tires will ever see track time.

Anyone out there got any advice?

THANKS!

J.

348tb SS Challenge
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-04-2006, 02:11 PM
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I've been happy with the Firestone Firehawks on my 308. They're smooth, quiet and they stick like glue. I've taken 90 corners onto sidestreets at 30mph and have never heard any of the tires squeal in complaint. They are reasonably priced also. Here's a link to the tire rack website with more info on the tire:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....hawk+Wide+Oval

Actually, the tire rack website is great for comparing tires.

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-04-2006, 02:19 PM
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I just looked further into Tire Rack's site and found they don't make the Firehawk in the sizes you need. They do have the Fuzion ZRi which is manufactured by Bridgestone/Firestone. The tread pattern looks a lot like the Firehawks on my car. Pretty cheap too. $95 for the fronts and $108 for the rears.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....lace=3&index=3

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