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I was thinking of buying a set of one of these for some BBS wheels that I picked up today. I looked through the archives and there are a lot of recommendations to go with Bridgestone Potenza S0-3s. The difference in cost looks to be about 100$/set with the S-03s being the higher cost of the two. I was wondering if anyone had tried out these goodyears and what they thought of them. I've seen some good reviews on them in terms of all around performance as I also have with the S-03s. This is for my '73 with Ireland eng. stage 2 springs and Bilstein sports. Driven daily and wouldn't see any track time. What do you guys/gals think? Thanks in advance.


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I've not had any Goodyears on my 2002. The tires you speak of may be classified with the SO-3s, but they are most likely a poor "mee-too" tire example.

I have however had Goodyear Eagle ST's on my E34. What a mistake - never again do I mix Goodyear and BMWs. It was the worst, noisiest set of tires I've ever owned. Only thing good, was in snow. The reviews I've read also have negative feedback on using Goodyear tires on BMWs. They do make a great truck tire. I got over 90,000 miles on my 4x4 Isuzu with Goodyear Wranglers. They were the best I had.

On the flip side, I have a stack of 4 brand new 15" 195/50 SO-3s waiting for my car to be done. Tire Rack runs specials on that size. I purchased them about 4 months ago for $78 each. Keep your eyes peeled.

Goodyear is also having major financial trouble. A recent wage concession with workers is about the only thing that saved the company from bankruptcy.

I say this in all honesty, and my Sister-in-law is a Goodyear employee. A frustrated one - her job has been in jeopardy for 5 years due to mismanagement at upper ranks in the company.


'74tii - Stella


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