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They aren't on or anything and I don't think they will be on until spring because money is tight with me right now with college. This picture was just a quick picture. I'm going to try and get a better one tomorrow. If I get ambitious (spelling?) tomorrow, I may take a tire off my 'Bird and slide a rim on to see what it looks like.

<img src="http://members.tccoa.com/melon/bird/Wheel.jpg"><br>

They are 17x7 ASA JS6's. My 'Bird will have a nice look in the spring.. if I can wait that long hehe..

-Andy "Melon"
 

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I did the same thing. I had my Cobra R style wheels sitting in the corner of my room for half the winter while I desided on tires and saved money. But, it was worth it cause I think they look great.
 

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What size rim do you have? 17x7? And what size and brand of tire did you go with. I'm looking for a good wet/dry tire that will last me a good 2-3 summers. So about 15-20 thousand miles. I've done some looking on tires and not completely sure what size I'm going with but have a pretty good idea. Just need to find a good tire that people recommend.

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Holy Crap Melon! My rims showed up on my door step this morning! Very cool. I'm going with Dunlop SP Sport 5000. I'm going in to buy them tommorow, so I can pass along prices tommorow. Talk to you later.

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like the wheel melon...

im getting some new ones in abouta month or so when i get new tires....
 

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I highly recommend the BFG GeForce KDWS. I have them on my Tbird, and they are the best tires I have owned. I went with 255-50-17's on my 17X7's. They ended up costing me like $115 each I think. They have a very good treadwear rating, and are rated for all season. They should last at least as long as you said you were looking for. Just my opinion.

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Questions about them: How long have you had them? Any weird treadwear on them? How far off is your speedo with 255/50's? Have a picture of what it looks like?

Those BFG's were one set of tires I was thinking about. The others were Bridgestone's. If I get the BFG's here in town, I'm going with those. They are a bit more expensive, but last longer than the Bridgestone's.

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There are a couple of pics with them. I have put a few thousand miles on them, and they still look like new. The speedo was a hair off, but not too bad (I have the cyberdyne unit to correct for my 4.10's, so it wasn't a concern for me). I really like the size of them, and they ride and handle very well. They get my 100% recommendation. I bought mine at sears, and they would price match anyone, so that is how I got mine pretty cheap.

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OMG!!! dude where and how did u make the bumper say thunderbird gt from SC i wanna know how 2 do that swap and did u have a body shop do that and how much was it
 

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I recomend the kumho supra 712 they are at a very good price at tirerack.com. I used to have the nittos extremes 555's before, they are expensive. :)
 

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Tell you what, the Dunlop SP Sport 5000's rock the house. I have had them for a year now, and they get great dry-wet-snow traction. They are 245/45 ZR17

I am very very impressed with the dry tracktion...but honestly...come on...they just look bitchin...

http://members.tccoa.com/danimal/SP Sport5000.jpg

You'll have to excuse the poor picture and the Skeeter in the background.

Laaaater,
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I've got a set of 17 inch rims sitting in the loft in my garage, I'm not telling what they are though, I've never seen them on an MN12 and I plan to be the first :D They've been up there a few months now and will be up there for anywhere from 3 months to a year or more. I cant wait to put them on, I know they will look good. Just gotta wait till I find the right 94-95 SC or 96 4.6 to put them on ;)
 

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phatcat said:
I recomend the kumho supra 712 they are at a very good price at tirerack.com. I used to have the nittos extremes 555's before, they are expensive. :)

Phat Cat,

I'm thinking of getting those Nitto 555's as part of a wheel/tire package. How did they work out for you in all aspects? Tire wear, and wet traction are my main concerns.

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Danimal said:
Hey Werty...stop putting up pictures of your car...it freaks me out....

Looks like someone stole my car...

-danimal
Throw up a pic of your's. I've never seen a T-Bird that looked like mine before.

Originally posted by Melon
What size rim do you have? 17x7? And what size and brand of tire did you go with. I'm looking for a good wet/dry tire that will last me a good 2-3 summers. So about 15-20 thousand miles. I've done some looking on tires and not completely sure what size I'm going with but have a pretty good idea. Just need to find a good tire that people recommend.
I have BFG Comp T/A HR-4 245/50-17s on 17x7 wheels made by Superior Wheels.
 

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Nice Rims

Melon, those rims are going to look sweet with that hood of yours. I think I'm going to go with the SC rims for my change in rims from the LX style. I changed the body out to match a SC so might as well continue the trend. I have a question on your hood though. Does it help any with performance or is it more cosmetic? I personally think that the more air getting into the bay would help get a little better performance. Let me know.
 

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Yokahamas

No one sells them for what they are worth. I got mine for 98 each from Sears 245/35/17 Z rated and they aer better in snow than the snow tires I had purchased for running in snow sheesh.
PS they just stick and stick plus for some reason I've not lost much tread off of them after 14K miles could be that they are just wierd that way I love them much better than the Pirelli P6000's I used to run not as jittery or prone to track with the road.
 

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The hood is mainly cosmetic. If there was any performance gain, then I didn't notice it. But I do love the look over the factory hood. That was a chance I did for the better.

-Andy "Melon"
 

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Go Yoko!!!

Yokohama is what I have on my stock 15" wheels. They are great in snow/rain/dry very nice tires and like the guy above said.....they don't sell them for what they are worth....I bought my Avid T4's on tirerack.com for about $115/tire....don't try to get a lower profile than the tire should have either.....you'll get a call from them and they won't sell you that size tire :mad:
 
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