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Old 07-30-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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Question Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD 3

Hi everyone, I was wondering what everyone thought about this tire. I tried doing a search, but nothing really came up (maybe I don't know what i'm doing) A few nights back I ran into a huge pothole and tore the sidewalls on both driver side tires, I already ordered these, but I can still cancel the order. see http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=280426

Tire Size: front 225/40 18 rear 255/35 18

Fronts cost me $186.33 each and rears $221.47 each, plus $10 for install, balance, and road hazard for each tire

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Edit: tirerack link to tire info http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....1=yes&place=15

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Old 07-30-2005, 01:14 AM   #2
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Good pricing, these tires are on my S/C'd 330 and my soon to be race prep E30 as street tires...
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:03 AM   #3
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There great tires but expensive if you track your car. If you do track your car I suggest something cheaper and a non staggered setup. I regret going 225/255.
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Old 07-30-2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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I really like my GS-D3's. I've had them for over a year and they are an awesome summer tire.

I have the 225/255 18" setup and have no regrets. I've been to a few driver ed events and haven't had any problems or nasty wear issues.
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:40 PM   #5
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Sounds good. I ordered the 255 in bf goodrich kdw NT (the wild looking ones) from costco, but i couldn't get the fronts b/c they were on back order for 8 weeks. then I went to sams club and decided to go with the goodyears, but i didn't have a membership and I saw these for the same price at walmart. so i ordered the goodyears off walmart, and then noticed they expect to get them 8/19 to 8/27, which is way too long to wait.

Today I went back to sams club and the guy over there didn't recommend the goodyears, he said "your cars gonna chew right through them, once they get hot they stick like crazy" so i asked about the potenza 040's i have on now, he said they're gonna be the same thing. he said go with the bf goodrich and that they're connected to michelin. so i was like ok (they were cheaper anyway $202 installed for rear @ costco and $164 installed for front@ sams) but again, fronts were on backorder.

So I guess I'll order the goodyears. plus I'd rather listen to e46fanatic members, especially you 3 since you guys help out all of us a lot and definetely know your stuff.

So how are these tires on treadware, 280 tread rating is pretty nice to see coming from 140 potenza's. but i read somewhere that treadware ratings are based within the same brand instead of on set guidlines...

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Old 07-30-2005, 11:43 PM   #6
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GS-D3's....

I love um, great dry and awesome winter traction, quiet, and will out wear the other top rated Max Performance tires. Check out their over all ratings here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...ay.jsp?type=MP

Don't stress over your purchase, you bought the #1 rated tire in it's class

Good luck, the GS-D3 performance will definately bring a smile to your face
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:40 AM   #7
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The LAST people I would go to for tire advice are the goobers at Costco, Walmart, or Sam's Club.
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:33 PM   #8
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The LAST people I would go to for tire advice are the goobers at Costco, Walmart, or Sam's Club.
LOL, , good catch Slow, I was thinkin that same thing, but forgot to mention it
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The LAST people I would go to for tire advice are the goobers at Costco, Walmart, or Sam's Club.
haha, yeah I sorta thought they were a bunch of amateurs. Good thing we got a place like this to go to for reliable information

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Love the GSD3's. Excellent grip in wet weather. I'm on my 2nd set. Burned through my first set at the end of last summer at Watkins Glen driving school.
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:51 AM   #11
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If you got the money then its the way to go. It's the best out of all the tires I've tried (running T1-S right now). The Eagle F1s are way quiet... you'll be amazed.

Are your wheels staggered? If not, then just run the same size all around.
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