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Old 10-24-2006, 07:52 PM
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Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge

For some odd reason, the rear tires seem to wear faster than the fronts, on all my vehicles... I wonder why?

So the fronts will last for quite some time, but the rears were in really rough shape. I know most here go with the BFG KDW2, but I was searching for a compromise between performance and all-season capabilities... I ended up going with a pair of Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdges (255-55-18). Linky-linky

Here they are, ready to be mounted on the wheels:


I haven't had a chance to really test these out yet - It's been raining off-and-on, since I installed them... One thing's for sure, these tires DEFINITELY handle the wet roads better than the stock BFGs. Eevn at a deadstop in the rain, I have to really press down the throttle to kick in the traction control. Hopefully, dry traction will also impress me as much.

The installer put 40# in the tires, but that seems high, to me. Temps are about 40-45 right now, so once they heat up, that pressure must be going high than that, too. For those with 255-55-18's on back, what tire pressure do you go with?

In the meantime, here are some quick pictures (sorry for quality - it's just my camera phone):



PS - What would a tire replacement thread be, without a burnout on the old hides:

(click image for video)
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:57 PM
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I have a set on my Audi and I am impressed. Actually, I think that they handle better than the car in a way. I go around a corner and I don't lose anything, but after the corner the car sets down. It may mean I need new shocks.
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:18 AM
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They look nice. BTW, thanx for the footage.
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:30 AM
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Is there a size available for the front?
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:20 AM
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Nice, but what's the price? I went with BFG KDW2s instead of other options because the other options available at the time were considerably more expensive.
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:27 AM
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Nice, but what's the price? I went with BFG KDW2s instead of other options because the other options available at the time were considerably more expensive.
Tire Rack has them for $164 plus delivery.
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Rest In Peace:
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:43 AM
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I keep telling you guys...

Nitto 420S 255/55/18. I have 25K on mine!!!! Cool azz tread pattern. Good price!

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...63&rd=18&ar=55

I know, I know. Not a vendor. I have no affiliation with this company. I just like the tire!!!!!
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:48 AM
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Nitto 420S 255/55/18. I have 25K on mine!!!! Cool azz tread pattern. Good price!

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...63&rd=18&ar=55

I know, I know. Not a vendor. I have no affiliation with this company. I just like the tire!!!!!
Not a bad price. Those may be my next set of tires.
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:43 AM
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Not a bad price. Those may be my next set of tires.
^^^^^Have to agree. Decent price and the reviews are mostly favorable. We'll be giving up the rake, but at least you can rotate.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:21 AM
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Not a bad price. Those may be my next set of tires.
Dennis R referred to them as 'Grippy' after driving my car.
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^^^^^Have to agree. Decent price and the reviews are mostly favorable. We'll be giving up the rake, but at least you can rotate.
Nah, use 555's up front. I have this combo and LOVE it!
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Is there a size available for the front?
There is not, but my fronts have a lot more life left in them. Next time I replace the rears, the fronts will be done at the same time... Then I'll search out a matching set.

In terms of cost, yes, they were a little more expensive than the BFGs, but I wanted something that could handle a few trips through a light dusting of snow, if needed.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:42 AM
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Goodyear has the Eagle RS-A in the correct size for the front. They also have a run-flat version, Eagle RS-A EMT
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I have tires coming in for mine today...I went with the responsedge 255/55 for the rear ($159) and unfortunately went back to the OEM's for the front. I considered the responsedge 255/45 for the front but they were $200+ each from TireRack. The BFG KDWS's were $99 on special. Hopefully I can get the responsedges up front eventually, maybe they'll start making a size closer to stock or maybe [gasp] the actual stock size for the front. I am happy to have a little meatier look in the back though.

BTW, I love this site - I hope to have more posts soon and maybe some pics of the tires.

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i work for a goodyear and they are a great tire and very smooth riding ,at the time they didnt make them for are size otherwise i would have put them on ,my uncle runs them on his acura and says they are the best tire he has ever driven on. and he is a very picky sob
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