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    All Season tires - Pics

    We have VERY limited choices when it comes to All Season tires, and for me, this was a MUST HAVE for Ohio weather. I have gone the route of dedicated snow tires before but that was for the birds. I do not carve corners with the car, and if I ended up at the drag strip, I would just throw on a set of spare rear wheels with slicks or drag radials. I really do not do that much anymore, and just want to enjoy the car on the street with how I drive. So, choices for All Season tires are really limited due to the odd 19" wheel size and we have choices of Continental, Bridgestone, and Michelin. Sizes are all jacked up as well since the front is not offered anywhere as a 265 wide tire... which is DESPERATELY needs. The rear can increase in width, which it also needs. So, after all my choices... three to be exact... I went with the Bridgestone RE 970AS Pole position tires. They are high performance all season tires that have performed very well so far. The ride is good, no vibrations/pulling, no noise and they feel as confident as the Michelin's ever did. To me, I have not sacrificed anything by going with this tire. Sizes were 255/35 - 19 (front), and 295/30 - 19 (rear). Attached are pictures... and... the car will now need to be lowered at some point. Not something I really wanted to do though.
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    You car looks like it has a lift kit! LOL It's good to hear/see other tire options.

    BTW, I'm not impressed AT ALL with the looks of your SW muffler. It's already rusting after a few months? The welds don't look impressive either.
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    Yeah... I could not avoid that and it looks like I am now forced into lowering springs.
    The mufflers are dirty and I have been meaning to get up and clean them... just didn't do that yet. I am going to clean up those welds and see what I can do to protect them more.

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    Looks ok, I do hate switching wheels/tires every winter.
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    Man i cant wait to get the 265 40 19s in the front of mine. 305 35 19 in rear look perfect.
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    How is the ride? Yeah it looks like you may have to go with some springs, unless you get a lot of snow that may e perfect.

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    The ride is just fine with the tires. They have performed well in both dry and wet conditions so far.

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    For some reason those rears don't look like 295s in your picture. But aside from the 4x4 look the tires don't look bad for all seasons. I'm hoping my summer only tires hold up in the Atlanta winter.

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    I have quite a few miles on these tires now and finally got a chance to let it rip in the snow last night. These tires had no issue with the snow, slush, or ice. I was pleasantly surprised. I knew they were awesome in the summer months, rain, and now they perform just fine in the snow. These are a great alternative if you don't want to switch tires around from summer to winter. I will get some updated pictures of these on the car now that they are broke in.


 

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