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Unread 07-30-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review: Goodyear Eagle GT Tires

So, I hit 48,000 miles and decided it was finally time to get rid of the original tires. And being that the first set of Goodyears did such a great job holding up I'd go with another set. So after a little leg work and research I came upon these Eagle GT's. After reading a couple of consumer reports stating around 50,000 miles of use from "Spirited" drivers I decided to give them a go.

Cost: Dobbs installed for $150 with all the bells and whistles.
Tire: All Season - High Performance (Medium Compound) 150mph rating

I've never driven a set of high performance tires, I will admit from the start, but I will say that these things have sticking power from what I've experienced. I've driven other vehicles from old tires to brand new, and it wasn't this radical so this is definitely these tires I feel.

From the previous bald tires to these new ones I've noticed a progressive ability to take corners at 5-10 mph faster, and it doesn't feel like the car is about to go airborne under neath me. Where I would previously be left behind on corners by a friend of mine who has a lighter vehicle on Hankook Ultra Performance tires, I can now stick with him.

Verdict: Quiet Ride, Excellent Grip, Still feel the road in a good way

Long Term: Can't base this on my experience but 9/10 reviews seem that people get the full 50,000 miles these things are warranted for.
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Nice review, I like to hear this as I sell these tires!
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I just got these for another car of mine. I have only put 1K miles on them but they handle well and the ride is what I expected (which is good) considering its a all season performance tire.
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Long Term Results

Tread Wear: I'm now 25,000 miles into the tread and they look on track to last another 25,000.

Tire Performance: Still just as good as the day I installed them.

Snow: I didn't get stuck the entirety of the past two winters since they where installed.

Warning: Prone to a little bit of overheating. By this I mean that if you go ahead and screw around in the rain and do a donut. It takes a few minutes for the tire to cool off before you get your optimal grip back. When you first press the accelerator after doing said donut, you are likely to slide the rear tires. That being said, this overheating problem doesn't seem to occur in the snow.
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