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Old 02-12-2019, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by andrewwynn View Post
I've not liked handling on roads with similar tires. My last car was ford explorer and had similar tires. I'm picky about slalom performance (s curve on/off ramps etc and also I've found that type of tread block likes to catch on the edge of the road when there is an offset)

I've been always happiest with tires that have the classic "V" tread pattern for a few reasons:

1; it sheds water fabulously.
2; when the tire spins on slush/snow/mud it spits it out the side
3; when cornering, the tread blocks line up in direct opposition to the force of cornering: eg: if you make a right turn, the left front tire pushes away at an angle toward the front left to push the tire back to the right rear, the threads line up in exactly that direction.

The eagle gs-c were the epitome of that concept based on the symmetrical "gatorback" they were 2/3 1/3 with more of the angled tread on the outside edge and wow they worked (until they wore out and then they might as well have been racing slicks)

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Old 02-12-2019, 12:06 PM
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I think I got gs-c first replace but went to a new model goodyear 3rd set (for better life span) thne to some pirelli all season high performance 4th set.

I happened into some original Dunlop winter tires when I bought my X5 and couldn't me more thrilled that it worked that way.

So many times I see people with all season tires slip sliding away where I can drive on horrible roads and it feels like there is an inch of powder.

Here's a video I took the other day where I backed out of a tight parking spot going over an ice covered curb.


The tire is grandtrek wt M3 Dunlop. 255 so not the best for winter I have an M2 set in 235 those are absolutely insane for winter driving!

They don't make grand trek anymore the sp winter sport replaced them, I'm not sure if the winter sport has the extra weight capacity and I'm having a hard time finding in run flat.

The tread pattern is almost the same and the compound is soft when cold which is apparently a critical component to winter tires vs all season that suck ass in winter.

Fortunately they still have 3d model of the wintersport even if old stock some places so the prices are much better than the 4d models.
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