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tire choices?

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finally my bullet wheels are being shipped, 17x9 all the way around, 245-45 front and 275-40 rears is what i've decided on. now the brand of tire has to be decided, i looked at discount tire , they have about a dozen different brands that will fit. which brand would be good for the street? thanks, vince
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Those KDWS are supposed to be really sticky and very high quality. The Khumo's are cheaper and they supposedly perform very well. I guess it might depend on how you plan to drive it, how much you want to spend, and what's important to you.

I have the Ford Bullit rims with the stock Gatorback tires - 245's at all four corners. They grip more than enough for the rides I take on the street. A 275 or even a 295 in back wouldn't add that much more traction, but it would look better. The gatorbacks have big voids in the tread design and they grab stones pretty easily. That's one aspect of a new tire I would consider important. Keep the stones from damaging your fenders and run a tighter tread design.
I sent photos and stats to Bill last week, just for that purpose. I have to credit Greg Riechstadt for helping me with the front rotor hubs and center cap solutions.

If you still want them, I can email them to you too.

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