Motortopia: Where your passion parks

Motortopia: Where your passion parks.

Why Join Motortopia? So you can post comments on... Forums! Photos! Vehicles! Garages! Journals! Events!

  1. cars
  2. bikes
  3. boats
  4. planes

Cars > Groups > Pontiac Trans Am Group > Forums > 1993-2002 > Tires

 

Forum: 1993-2002

  • Topic: Tires
  • Started by unique79ta May 25, 2008 at 6:31 pm
  • Last post by THDRAGON May 31, 2009 at 11:10 am
  • This topic has been viewed 1407 times and has 15 replies
more search options
 

Topic: Tires

Forums > 1993-2002 > Tires

Page 1 of 2: 1 2 > Last >> Posts 1 – 10 of 16  

  1. #1 May 25, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    unique79ta’s Profile Photo
    unique79ta
    Total posts: 22
    Send Message
    I recently purchased a 2001 WS6 with 14000 miles on it. The tires are about shot. I've learned that's about normal. Have heard some bad reviews on the Goodyears. I was thinking of going to "General Ultra High performance Summer" or "Toyo Proxes 4". I have the Proxes T1S on my 79' TA. They Handle well. Any feedback or recommendations?
     

     

    Sue
  2. #2 May 27, 2008 at 6:34 am

    jebfastlane’s Profile Photo
    jebfastlane
    Total posts: 356
    Send Message
    Quote:
    Originally posted by unique79ta  I recently purchased a 2001 WS6 with 14000 miles on it. The tires are about shot. I've learned that's about normal. Have heard some bad reviews on the Goodyears. I was thinking of going to "General Ultra High performance Summer" or "Toyo Proxes 4". I have the Proxes T1S on my 79' TA. They Handle well. Any feedback or recommendations?
    Your are right the Goodyears do not last, the Toyo's are a good tire and I had very good tire life out of them.
     

     

    The need for is growing and spring is time to bring out the BARR"S AM for the shake down run, hope all of you are ready as I am.
  3. #3 May 28, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    lizardbird98’s Profile Photo
    lizardbird98
    Total posts: 121
    Send Message
    have bridgestone pole postions and they work for me pretty good coopers are good too but i don't think they have them for the t/a's
     

     

    terror bird #
  4. #4 Jun 20, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    dragon_chick_99’s Profile Photo
    dragon_chick_99
    Total posts: 88
    Send Message
    Quote:
    Originally posted by unique79ta  I recently purchased a 2001 WS6 with 14000 miles on it. The tires are about shot. I've learned that's about normal. Have heard some bad reviews on the Goodyears. I was thinking of going to "General Ultra High performance Summer" or "Toyo Proxes 4". I have the Proxes T1S on my 79' TA. They Handle well. Any feedback or recommendations?


    wow, i'm glad i read this topic cause i was thinking about getting some goodyears for my '99 when it was time to get a new set. i won't now. but anyways right now i've got a set of faulkens on it. they last about 20 thousand miles, but the reason we liked them is because they have good tread pattern especially for driving in the rain. the bad part is that they have stopped making the ones we like. so i would like to know how your new tires work when you get them.
     

     

    dragon_chick_99
  5. #5 Jun 21, 2008 at 6:18 am

    jebfastlane’s Profile Photo
    jebfastlane
    Total posts: 356
    Send Message
    Quote:
    Originally posted by unique79ta  I recently purchased a 2001 WS6 with 14000 miles on it. The tires are about shot. I've learned that's about normal. Have heard some bad reviews on the Goodyears. I was thinking of going to "General Ultra High performance Summer" or "Toyo Proxes 4". I have the Proxes T1S on my 79' TA. They Handle well. Any feedback or recommendations?
    I have had two forth gen. T/A's new and the Goodyears wear out fast, the Toyo's are a better buy.
     

     

    The need for is growing and spring is time to bring out the BARR"S AM for the shake down run, hope all of you are ready as I am.
  6. #6 Jun 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    unique79ta’s Profile Photo
    unique79ta
    Total posts: 22
    Send Message
    Just got back from the GM Nationals at Carlisle, Pa. Tracked down the 01' that blew my doors in on the way to the show- we were doing 95 in our 79' when he blew past us. He recommended "B F Goodrich G Force" and also liked his "Bridgestones". He also wasn't fond of his "Goodyears".
     

     

    Sue
  7. #7 Jun 22, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    tamatt79’s Profile Photo
    tamatt79
    Total posts: 311
    Send Message
    Cooper offer a "zenon" or "zeon" lineup that is awesome, the Generals are a harder compound tire which will sacrafice some hook up and handling, Toyo is a good choice, and BFG's that u reffered to are a soft compound which will not last long at all.
     

     

    MattP
    1995 Pontiac Trans Am
    1996 Pontiac Formula
    1976 TA 455/4SPD
    2009 Yamaha Roadstar

    1979 VW Super Beetle
    http://hodfir...tortopia.com/

    Edited Jun 22, 2008 at 8:39 pm

  8. #8 Jun 22, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    unique79ta’s Profile Photo
    unique79ta
    Total posts: 22
    Send Message
    Thanks for the info Matt. I learned with my 79' that a tire that is too hard can get you into trouble, especially when the roads are slick. After this weekends trip, my husband couldn't get over how much better the 79' cornered with the TOYO's. I guess when you think about it, the tires could dry rot before I put 15,000 on the WS6!
     

     

    Sue
  9. #9 Jun 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Bandit02’s Profile Photo
    Bandit02
    Total posts: 10
    Send Message
    I have the Goodyear F-1's and have had no trouble from them except the price LOL lmao image I noticed that when I replaced the tires that the car had the wrong size on them from the factory. I got the Z rated tires and the handling was much better.
     

     

    "It is not how you play the game is that I always win" J.R. Ewing
  10. #10 Jul 16, 2008 at 7:14 am

    unique79ta’s Profile Photo
    unique79ta
    Total posts: 22
    Send Message
    Matt, are you referring to the General "Exclaim VHP"? Also, it may be old news to some of you, but I was shocked when a friend emailed me a story about tires that are over 6 years old can be deadly!!!! I have original tires on my 94' F150 Flareside-(18,000 original miles) and a set of Hoosiers on my other 79' that are probably 20 years old!!!!! The story tells you how to read the date on the tires. Check it out! http://abcnew...ex?id=4826897
     

     

    Sue

Page 1 of 2: 1 2 > Last >> Posts 1 – 10 of 16  

login to reply  

Forums > 1993-2002 > Tires

Download Drive Magazine Now!

Advertisements

    Special Offers & Deals

Advertisement

 

Cars > Groups > Pontiac Trans Am Group > Forums > 1993-2002 > Tires

Print your passion at Motortopia.com (http://www.motortopia.com)