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View Poll Results: Which of these offers the best value and quietest ride?
Toyo Proxes T1R 5 27.78%
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 12 66.67%
Goodyear Eagle F1 All season 1 5.56%
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      06-03-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Tire decision

This forum has been a big help narrowing down my choices. I'm to the final decision and have 3 finalists.
I have the 18 sport wheels and want to replace the Bridgestone runflats. I'm looking for good performance, better ride comfort and less road noise. I get out and have fun in the car on the weekends but during the week I do a lot of highway commuting. I would like something that's a little quieter on concrete.

I've narrowed it down to the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3, F1 All Season and Toyo Proxes T1R.
I threw the all season in there because it has a higher wear rating and we get below 32 in the winters. I don't drive my car in the snow and ice though, that's what the wife's car is for.

Anybody have words of wisdom to help my decision? Is there a significant noise and ride difference between the above tires?

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      06-04-2008, 12:56 AM   #2
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Not too keen on your tire selections & thought I'd suggest some alternatives (in order of preference):

General Exclaim UHP
Sumitomo HTR Z III
Pirelli PZero Nero (currently on closeout pricing from The Tire Rack)

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...playResults=31
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      06-04-2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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GS-D3 hands down. The ride is quiet and wet and dry traction is awesome. Treadlife is also extremely better then T1R's.
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      06-04-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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cool, thanks for the feedback. I'd like to be a cheap dude and go with the all seasons but it sounds like the Gs-d3's are considerably more quiet and have better traction. It's worth an extra couple hundred if they're that much better.
I might even look at the Asymmetric F1 since those are the replacement for the GS-D3(tirerack doesn't list the GS-D3 anymore).

I crossed the Pzero Nero off my list a while ago. I've read too many complaints about noise and tramlining. those are two of the major things I don't want in a tire.
The Generals sound like a good value but not anymore quiet than the Bridgestones according to feedback on the forums.
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      06-04-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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GS-D3 was a very nice tire, not too loud but hardly a quiet tire. especially once you get some miles on them. BUT, They have a great look are amazing in the rain, and are a real performance tire, not a budget "Ok for the Money" tire. There's some actual value.

Though I will say that I purchased Continental Conti sport 3's recently and and I like them much much better. Quieter, Better and more predictable grip, and smoother ride. Rain performance is excellent as well. So.... Yeah. Just to muck up the works for you...
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Thanks Revlis... haha
I did consider the Contisport 3 but I think they were quite a bit more expensive than the F1's. $1000 all said and done is my budget for tires.

*edit- I was wrong the Contisport 3 isn't much more than the F1... hmmm maybe I should consider those. If you tried the GSd3 and the Conti's are even better I might have to go with the Conti's.
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If you are thinking about the goodyear Asymmetric F1, check these out on tirerack #1.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....odel=HTR+Z+III
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I agree with both the Conti Contact3 recommendation as well as the F1 Asymmetric as very good performance tires with lower noise levels.

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