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Can anyone post a link that might show the tread pattern on the production version of the car? I've seen conflicting images in various places...
 

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Thanks both of you. What is that spiffy looking tyre on the kappa frame picture? The one that has groves swooping into the centre?
 

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Breeze said:
Or better yet, like that.

@solsticeman..............showoff.;)
Sorry - I was posting images at the same time you were :thumbs:.
 

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swatthefly said:
what is that?
When you scrape your rims all up by rubbing them on a curb when parrallel parking. With a high profile tire the rim woudl be above the curb, and you'd only scrape the tire. With low profile tires, the rim is at curb height, and vulnerable.

Lots of low profile tires include rim protectors too, which can help some (but are not invincible either in protecting rims).
 

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Check this comparison on these different tires.
Now notice the ratings on the tire that comes with the Solstice (RSA's) they are the lowest*, for this reason, I would like for GM/Pontiac to give an option for the GY Eagles F1 GSD3.
The last number for each category correspods to the SOL Goodyear RSA tires..

*Note. Higher numbers are better.

Michelin Pilot RS/A Yokahama avs/es/100 Bridgetone Potenza S03 GOODYR Eagles F1 GSD3 BFGDRG GFORCE TA
Prices $$ $249_______$170_____________$225______________$214________________$176___________

SOLSTICE GOODYEAR RS/A $196

HANDLING RATING-------8.80 8.40 9.00 8.90 9.10 6.90
DRY TRACTION------------9.00 8.60 9.30 9.20 9.40 7.40
WET TRACTION------------8.80 7.90 8.80 9.10 8.80 5.90
SNOW TRACTION----------7.30 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5
RIDE COMFORT------------8.30 7.60 7.80 8.50 8.10 6.60
NOISE COMFORT---------- 8.00 7.10 7.70 8.60 7.00 6.30
WEAR-----------------------7.90 6.70 6.70 8.00 7.90 6.00
TREADWEAR RATING-------400 280 220 280 300 260
TRACTION RATING---------AA AA AA AA AA A
TEMPERATURE RATING-----A A A A A A
 

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