Q: I 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?
A1: I had the Gatorbacks on my '87 GTA. Worst handling tire
ever. I purchased BFG Comp Trans Am's and my car handled like it was on rails.
A2: Kumho Ecsta ASX. Great value for the price and they
should hold up really well unless you race.