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    Going with Kumho Estca tires for $600 shipped, z rated too. My Bfg gforce tires are too expensive now and almost 7 years old, have dry rot and cracked. Maybe have 500 miles on the tread. So no more expensive tires since this is the 2nd time the tread was perfect but age took them out. But I plan on having the turbo on before I replace them so I’ll do some burnouts on them.lol might as well then get the Kumhos on.
    08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
    96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

  • #2
    Those are actually pretty good tires. I had one on my suv and they are pretty smooth.

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    • #3
      Yeah , I use to run them when I had 16” rims, but the bfgs I’ve ran for almost 20 years. I always run into cracks and dry rott before running into tread problems. But I’m driving the Camaro more now so hopefully It doesn’t sit like it has. Also when I drove into Prescott a couple of weeks ago to have the alignment, the guy said, your tires are 6 years old and their showing signs of cracks and dryrot and that’s how Paul Walker died. I told him I watched that show too and he died because of speed and the drainage pipes in the road. He says but his tires were old and worn. I just told him don’t use someone’s death to try and sell tires and left.lol It was a free alignment I bought at Firestone in 2008, I’ve gotten 3 alignments so far, I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of it.
      08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
      96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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      • #4
        Finally ordered these, came to $624 from TireRack. Should get them next week.
        08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
        96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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        • #5
          Which model of the Kumho Estca?
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          • #6
            Ps31 sl, That’s all that it says. I would prefer the BFGs but too expensive right now.
            08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
            96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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            • #7
              These?

              https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...del=Ecsta+PS31

              This summer:

              https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...a&autoModClar=

              Robert - owner www.FirebirdV6.com "Mid-life crisis? I'm way beyond that!"

              1996 Black Firebird GTxxxRam Air V6 w/ M5xxxwww.FirebirdGT.com

              Raven

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              • #8
                Yes , the first link.
                08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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                • #9
                  Hopefully get the tires out of the office and put on next week.
                  08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                  96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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                  • #10
                    Getting these finally installed April 14th , I’ll let you know how they ride.
                    08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                    96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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                    • #11
                      Got them installed, ride pretty good. I like them so far. Click image for larger version

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                      08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                      96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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                      • #12
                        Nice, I need to get new tires either this year or next year and I am debating what to go with as well as size. I can't remember the biggest tire I can get on the C5 17" front rims that will fit under the Camaro

                        2002 SOM Z28 Camaro - 12.9 @ 104 mph
                        1996 3800 Camaro - 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


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                        • #13
                          Probably 275 or 285, what’s the width?
                          08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                          96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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                          • #14
                            Width of the front rim is 9.5” I believe. I have 275’s in the back, I think I can go 285’s no problem… but fronts I thought could only go 245’s?

                            2002 SOM Z28 Camaro - 12.9 @ 104 mph
                            1996 3800 Camaro - 13.43 @ 100.77 mph


                            Project Cars | How To Guides | Scratch Repair | Synthetic Oil

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LETZRIDE View Post
                              Width of the front rim is 9.5” I believe. I have 275’s in the back, I think I can go 285’s no problem… but fronts I thought could only go 245’s?
                              9.5 width, you should be able to use 275, 285. Mines 17x9.5 and I use 275 on the front.
                              08' L76 6.0L 4X4 Chevy EXT.Cab LTZ Vortec MAX with Snug top cover, Dynomax exhaust,Hptuners& K&N intake
                              96' Camaro M5 to A4 conversion, alot of mods ,see Homepage. GT35R Turbo https://www.facebook.com/steve.starcher.18

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