Anyone ever used Goodyear Eagle GT tires?

Posted by ->PrOjEcTGS<-, Jul 28, 2009
Handling Tech - 4G63 suspension, steering, brakes, tires, lightweight wheels, bushings, etc.

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    Hey guys, I'm going to be getting some new rubber coming up before winter. Well, my wife and I have decided that I will be going with an all season tire. Now, of course I want to get the best performing tire that I can get while it still being a all season rated tire. I currently have Fuszion ZR-i's on it right now. So, I'm thinking anything will be an upgrade.

    I had to replace the tires on my Spec-V when I owned it. I went from the original Continental Conti-Sport Contacts to the Sumitomo HTR+'s. They were a decent tire but compared to the Conti's they definitely didn't handle as well. Great in the snow though.

    I try and stay true to the Goodyear brand because my grandfather worked in one of their plants for 40 years and gets great rebate coupons for them. So, I've been looking at the Goodyear Eagle GT. They look like a great tire at a really good price.

    Has anyone used these on a DSM? Are they any good? If you've used the Conti's and the GT's how would they compare with each other?

    Thanks

    Here's the info on them:

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    From Tire Rack:

    The Eagle GT is Goodyear's Ultra High Performance All-Season tire developed for the drivers of sports cars, coupes and sedans looking for style, handling and all-season capabilities. The Eagle GT is designed to combine an eye-catching tread pattern that delivers in dry and wet conditions, along with all-season versatility, even in light snow.

    The Eagle GT features an all-season tread compound molded into a dual-zone asymmetric tread design. The outboard high-performance zone features large independent shoulder and intermediate tread blocks to enhance steering response and provide predictable handling, along with sweeping Aquachute tread grooves that help evacuate water to enhance wet traction. The inboard all-season zone features a continuous rib flanked by dual circumferential grooves to help evacuate water and the inboard shoulder blocks feature Tredlock sipes to blend stability on the road with traction in snow. The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to combine uniform ride quality with high-speed capability, along with a polyester cord casing.

    Size: 205/55R16
    Blackwall
    Serv. Desc: 91V
    UTQG: Treadwear: 440
    Traction: A
    Temperature: A440 A A
    Price: $89.00 (each)

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    I'll have to double check for you, but I used to have an old version of the Eagle GT line. They sucked for me, but then again they were (as far as I know) all-season tires. They were definitely called "Eagle GT" but they looked more like the GT II and not the high performance GT or GT-HR. Don't know why they're mixing the names together so closely, the tires do not offer similar performance advantages.
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    we have sold about 14 sets of these at work. one of my guys runs them on his WRX. So far everyone loves them. they should be decent in the snow and you should get great mileage out of them. I was thinking of trying them but I run a snow tire in the winter so I dont have to comprimise my summer tires.
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    Holy crap 440 treadwear will definitely not be the stickiest tire you can find. I'm sure they'd make a decent all season tire though.
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    Not too worried about them being sticky. Just a good all around tire for year round driving and maybe one or two drag strip days.
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    With that 440 wear rating, they will last a good while unless your blowing the tires off FWD style.
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    I have some Eagle GT's on my car but they don't look like those, the sidewalls look exactly the same, but the tread pattern is different, more of an all-season look to them, and I paid $105 for mine from Wally-World.

    I personally think they're pretty grippy on my fwd car, but for corners they feel too...soft? I know that sounds weird but that's what comes to mind when I think about taking corners in them.
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    I'm running 3 Goodyear GT's now. They're a pretty nice DD tires. Don't expect to win races though. I would not use these for serious track work.
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    Well, my car currently does DD duties. It generally sees the track once a year. And that's just to show myself that I'm still improving on the car. I've got a set of winter wheels/tires but they're 15's and are really skinny. They're awesome in the snow though!! I'm going to be refinishing the stock wheels and throw some new tires on them and for my needs these look great! Just looking for other DSMer's opinions.

    If you have experience with any other High Performance All Season tires in the same price range please let me know!

    ROFL It's just a 16g AWD car!! I only plan to spin the tires if I do a fatty launch!! LOL
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    They are kinda heavy. But I really like them. For a 440 Treadwear rating they are sticker than my Falken Azenis 512s. They weigh 2.75 pounds more than my same size Falken Azenis 512. I just went out and romped the sh** out of them and really liked them! They have a nice stiff sidewall. I am running them in 225/45/17 size.
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    Now this is the type of info I've been looking for. Thanks man!!! :thumb: :hellyeah:
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    I love them!!! I just got done doing 400 miles round trip to eau claire Wi to meet up with a friend who is a dsm mechanic. Just a little more trouble shooting. We found a really loose wastegate actuator that was rattling around. What can I say? I love these tires. They are sticker than my Falken Azenis 512s. and are really fun to corner in the rain on! And they are quieter than the Falkens. Whisper quiet. I can't hear them at all! I'm really diggin 'em!
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    Update on these tires on my friends WRX, Do not buy these tires if you enjoy driving really hard and your car has a tendency to understeer. You will destroy the outside edge. we drove up to the mountains on a little cruise and his tires are wrecked on the outside edge and it was only about 100 miles round trip. Goodyears have had this problem since I first ran them back in the 90's. We were hoping with the new tread design and new compounds that this would not happen but it did.
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    Is your friend's car lowered? You sure his camber is ok?
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    Stock ride height and camber is in spec. we are going to mess with the alignment specs after the holiday to dial out some of the understeer that should help a bit but the damage is already done for the most part. I thought my stock TSi plowed bad but its nothing like his WRX.
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    Well so far I've been very happy with mine. They are much stickier than my falken 512s. They do amazing in a heavy rainfall.
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