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Do you favor:

Cooper, Kelly, Goodyear, Cragar, Weld Racing Wheels, Edelbrock, Crane, etc. - as glamorous as Stallone munching a cigar on his way to Vegas.

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Motegi, Kumho, Bridgestone, Enkei, Pirelli, etc. - Anime girls or Import Models in the advertising hooks me good.

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Whatever is cheapest and offers me the best deal at any given moment. - Wal-Mart here I come!

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I have some kind of convoluted argument about how all Domestic companies are actually imports, and vice versa, to support my guilt for buying all imported stuff cuz my frenz think its titz. :D :p ;)
 

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i can appreciate anyone who puts time and money into modifying their car, whether it be looks or performance or stereo system or whatever. i don't like them all, but ya gotta like your own ride. that said, i prefer bone stock. i don't even have a pine tree air freshener. i've not spent a penny on my car (aside from maintenance and a set of winter tires), and i like it that way. i'm saving my money for my next car (perhaps a G6 coupe next year?), and am very content with my car as it sits. but i sure think it's cool when someone really takes an interest and makes their car their own.

unless of course that includes leopard-print seat covers and fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror!
 

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Originally posted by paul8488@Apr 23 2004, 10:13 AM
i prefer bone stock. i don't even have a pine tree air freshener. i've not spent a penny on my car (aside from maintenance and a set of winter tires), and i like it that way.
There's something to be said for bone stock. Every penny you save can go towards that next new car.

So what kind of winter tires did you buy? ;)
 

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Originally posted by Ming+Apr 23 2004, 03:30 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ming @ Apr 23 2004, 03:30 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-paul8488@Apr 23 2004, 10:13 AM
i prefer bone stock. i don't even have a pine tree air freshener. i've not spent a penny on my car (aside from maintenance and a set of winter tires), and i like it that way.
There's something to be said for bone stock. Every penny you save can go towards that next new car.

So what kind of winter tires did you buy? ;) [/b][/quote]
ah sorry... missed the point of your thread! continental conti-touring... cheapest set i found! they worked very well though. assuming price=performance, i can't imagine what pricey tires would do in winter! i went everywhere! i am so pleased with them that i'd consider continental tires when i replace my summer tires later this spring.

actually, i have a question: what's the best plan for replacing my summer tires? the ones that came with the car are crap, and worn out. would i be smartest to go with decent all-seasons, or go for something a little more performance oriented? are decent performance tires useless in rain? i don't know much about this sorta thing... anyone here have any insight?
 

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I've had a lot of luck with Cooper Lifeliners on my Bonneville SSEi - cheaper by far than most of the other tires I can get for my 17-inch optional wheels, and they've lasted a long time.

http://www.coopertires.com/us/en/ProductDe...assenger&id=202

I've never bought performance summer tires - the kind that have a fancy looking tread, but if you go real pricey you can get those that are performance and at the same time shed water well for rainy day driving.

Personally I prefer to keep my tires at under 100 dollars per tire.
 

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The Cooper tires I bought for my Grand Prix turned it into a bobsled. I slid thru intersections with just a slight dew on the road. I’ve always had good luck with Michelin, the best traction with them. Only downfall is the cost.
 

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Michelin is a French company I can respect - a lot of history and a strong capitalist philosophy there in the midst of a Socialist-leaning country.
 

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I'm surounded by tires all day because I work at a tire store so I get a first hand view at them, and a discount if I need a set :p. A majority of the tires we sell are Kelly Explorers which are pretty good in my opinion, but I would only put them on my everyday driver (that's just me though). Kelly Navigator Golds are also a popular seller, I highly recommend these because you can get alot more miles for the buck and they are also a good performance tire. Kuhmo's & Conti's we sell about the same of, they have about the same price, mileage, and performance so flip a coin... :huh: . Michelin, well you can't really compare anything to them, if you want the Cadillac of tires there ya go.
 
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