Best tires for the street?

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    What are the best tires for 15x8 wheels & street use?
     
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    comes down to personal pref. but cant go wrong w/ the big names (goodyear, goodrich, stones, ect.) wider the better
     
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    What is your goal for the tire and wheel
     
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    BFG Radial T/As.
    I wanted raised white letters so it limited my choices but I've been very pleased with them.

    They work well if you get caught drivng in rain too.
     
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    i just bought some wheels that came with bf goodrichs on them , and i have to say they are hands down better than the yokahamas i had...i think im hooked
     
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    I have BFG TA's on my Camaro and they perform well and look good too.
    If you can't find them in the size you want Cooper Cobras are nice street tires too.
     
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    M/T ET streets or their drag radials !!!!:crazy::D
     
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    I'm really looking for a couple of things : A tire that grips well when cornering and will actually improve the driving experience.

    I have a 73 with a big block and a muncie four speed. It has a relatively new suspension with koni shocks on the front & bilstein on the back.

    I also was wondering what the widest width you can put on a 15 x 8 rim?

    I currently have 265 50 15 on the back [I would like to go taller and wider] and 235 60 15 on the front. The tires are from pep boys and I can't really complain considering how cheap they were but they don't seem in my opinion to be a performance tire.

    My wife has a charger with goodyears on it and it handles great.It feels like it is on rails with responsive turning and a smooth ride.

    Do you think that the quality of a tire can really make a difference?
     
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    I have always loved BF Goodrich TA's and Goodyears, but they don't make a lot of the wider sizes anymore, which is what I wanted in the rear. I went with Mickey Thompson ST's because they made a 295x50x15. I bought a set of those for the rear and a set of 235x60x15 for the front. Used them all summer and was very pleased at how well they handle and how they wear. They balanced well too. Cornering is solid and the 295's grip like crazy on launch. IMHO, they handle just as well as BF Goodrich and Goodyears.

    295x50 is the largest, but you will get a bulge of the sidewall. If you hate the buldge, then don't do it. I put those on my 8" rims and most of the 295x50 manufacturers recommend 8" min up to 10" max. You will hear some strong opinions not to put them on an 8" rim, but they work fine for me. They don't cause poor handling like I expected even on sharp corners...I have had no trouble and am glad I got them.

    No doubt about it :D
     
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    With a 8" rim I wouldn't go bigger than a 275-50-15...my .02
     

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