Last edited by BlackGTP; 01-01-2013 at 02:39 PM.
No i did not have my go pro camera at the time. This summer when i go back i will take a video as im not about to do those speeds on a main road then post it on youtube.Did you post that on You Tube?
But Baruth did seem to like his Impy driver. LS I believe it was. Sounds like a nice car.
I don't spend time at TTAC, I'll have to check it out a bit.
correction. In the TR listings, there are only about five 235.50.18 tires that are lower than V speed rated. So it's just a matter of "What Goodyears can we put on that LTZ?"
Chivvlay seems to like crap GY tires for some reason, and they replaced the LS with RS-A which are also poor tires but have a higher speed-rating.
Those guys that post their top end runs--usually taken at night, BTW, talk about double crazy--on You Tube are probably asking for some cop with a lot of time on his hands to figure out when and where, and eventually enhance patrols or set up a trap there some Saturday night. Just sayin.
Last edited by Neanderthal; 01-01-2013 at 06:25 PM.
In Canada they have charged them with the video as evidence! No idea how it passes, I mean you could easily just speed up video and photoshop gauge needles. Justice has gone to hell...
And sue the hell out of them for 1st Amendment obstruction and harassment. Just a matter of time...
They are still RS-A's, so they are still crap tires. The same tires are on the Caprice and Impala PPV as well. I have no idea how these tires are bought by every OEM, fleet, and agency, yet in this size they typically retail in the high $200 range. Higher than a much better Michelin or Continental.
So, the short answwer is nobody here knows.
Buy American. Buy Ford. So say we all!
Take one for a test drive and find out for yourself. Taking a car you're potentially going to buy into the triple digits is pretty important
'07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 164k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 90k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455/7.5L, Quadrajet, dual exhaust. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday.
'87 BMW K75. Pichler V1 fairing. '87 Kawasaki 650SX. '85 Bayliner Capri 1952. 3.0L OMC. Restored. '71 Chris Craft Coho 33'. Twin 327QA's. Basketcase but restoration in progress. '70? Amphicat 6x6 AATV. 13 hp Honda swap.
Some things never change. Do Pirelli Cinturatos still suck too? They did in 1970.
Someone is either cutting a helluvva deal, or someone's getting bribed. Oh wait, that's called lobbying now. Perhaps someone at GY is doing a great deal of lobbying, hey? You know, like pharm reps do to physicians?
I don't know how a maker can, with good conscience (no that's not a joke), put such crap tires on so many cars. I'm surprised no one, like a large metro or state police agency, has yet filed a class action vs. GM and Badyear. Firestone and Explorers, anyone?
Do any fleet managers do tire research?
The cop on the beat must give some feedback about these tires.
There are very few tires in this size that are NOT W, V, or Y. The lowest rated ones are H.
So I was asking the question from the wrong direction.
If I'd looked at the tires in 235.50.18 size, I'd have seen that most were well beyond H rating. And since Chevy Tire Buyer seems to like or is motivated by outside factors to buy Badyears--I'd have no problem if they used Tripletreads, but these--the tires will be speed-rated well beyond what the governor will allow.
If you want a fascinating read, check out Patrick Henry's ("Give me liberty or give me death!") view of the US Constitution. Contempt is too nice a word.
I've been reading Lion of Liberty by Harlow Giles Under, and it sends chills up my spine (no thrill up the leg, sorry) and occasionally keeps me up at night.
Hey Neanderthal, keep an eye out for the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 coming out in June. It has the same tread block design as the Defender and Pilot Super Sport, with more siping than the latter and less than the former.
Compared to the Crapyears, they shoukd be quite spectacular, Old Man River.
Have you considered the new SS that will be out soon?.......
https://www.justnet.org/pdf/2011-Pol...Evaluation.pdf You'd be surprised how well RS-As hold up against the competition.
I run RS-As on my police spec Tahoe during non-winter months and have no complaints about them.
2014 Cruze Diesel (daily grinder)
2008 DTS Lux III (pleasure craft)
1996 Impala SS (garage queen)
1999 Tahoe PPV (14.5 years / 135,879 miles)
1988 Caprice 9C1 (first new car)
1984 6000 STE (first car)
Talk about a random smattering of crap, if Ive ever seen one.
The RS-A's are nice in dry weather with more than 2/3's tread. Get into wet and snow and your screwed, and get past a few thousand miles and it sounds like a stabbed polar bear.
Coopers are for cheap asses.
Pirelli's are just too damn stiff.
Nitto's are meh, I won't comment from lack of experience. The Crossteks fit somewhat into the Cooper territory.
Nokian? How the hell does Nokian get into testing, but no Continental or Michelin does? Every Nokian Ive ever seen is crazy expensive, however they are the best all season tires for winter.
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