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august2012

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Replacement Tires
« on: September 02, 2012, 02:18:18 PM »
Have a question concerning high performance tires. I have a '91 Formula 1-LE that came with Goodyear P245/50ZR/16 (Gatorback is what I believe they were called) on rims of 16x8 Deep Dish. The original ones are still on the car (garage kept), but I know I'm going to have to purchase new ones eventually. I'm not sure if I have searched correctly or not, but does anyone know if they are made anymore? From everything I can determine, they are not. I want to keep this car as close to original as possible.
Any suggestions on tires to replace the Goodyears with? Thanks!
Cathy Dennision
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Re: Replacement Tires
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 02:18:46 PM »
I had the Gatorbacks on my 87 GTA. Worst handling tire ever. I purchased BFG Comp T/A's and my car handled like it was on rails.
Warren Notschaele
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by firebirdclub »

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Re: Replacement Tires
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 02:19:05 PM »
Kumho Ecsta ASX. Great value for the price and they should hold up really well unless you race.
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Re: Replacement Tires
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 11:23:10 PM »
Kelsey Tire makes them I believe. They are like Coker tire but handle Goodyear.

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Re: Replacement Tires
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