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I have a few options for tires, and since i'm going with 22's, I figured this would be the best section to post in. Anyway, i'm going with a 305/45/22, and these are my options
Kumho Ecsta STX


Falken Ziex S/TZ-04


Nitto 420S
 

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I have the Falken Ziex S/TZ-04, but I've only had them for about a week now. So far i have no problem with them. My brother has had the Nitto 420 for about 6 months now, and he loves them. I think you would be fine with either one honestly.
 

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I have the nitto 420's and I love them. The tread is sweet looking and they do great in rain, plus they seem to grab great with my cam/bolt on 5.3L
 

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Any of them would be a good choice. I actually have Hankook Ventus RH08 on my truck and they are pretty good too, just stay away from the Goodyears IMO.
 

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No personal experience with any of them, but I do know several F-body owners who love their Nittos.

Surprising to hear how well they work in the rain. With as wide a shoulders as they have I would have thought they'd have poor wet weather traction. Huh. Learn something new every day.

And to be frank, I don't think I could stand to buy a tire that said "Kuhmo" or "Falken" on the sidewall. I'd kick myself every day, wishing I'd bought another brand.
 

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No personal experience with any of them, but I do know several F-body owners who love their Nittos.

Surprising to hear how well they work in the rain. With as wide a shoulders as they have I would have thought they'd have poor wet weather traction. Huh. Learn something new every day.

And to be frank, I don't think I could stand to buy a tire that said "Kuhmo" or "Falken" on the sidewall. I'd kick myself every day, wishing I'd bought another brand.
Whats wrong with "Kuhmo" and "Falken" tires...
 

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I'm running 305/45/R22 Toyo Proxes S/T tires and they kick ass! I absolutely love this tire and plan on running it on every future Truck/SUV I buy.
Here's mine:

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Whats wrong with "Kuhmo" and "Falken" tires...
Well, Kuhmo's are Korean tires. Same reason I'd never consider a Hyundai.

Falken is a subsidiary of Sumitomo, a Japanese company, whom I consider to manufacture less than premium-grade tires.

At least Nitto is owned by Toyo, whom I consider to be a step up in quality.
 

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420S FTW. Thats what I run and they are a great looking tire IMO. I feel a tire can make or break a wheel choice and I would run 305/40/22's. 420S are very resonabley priced I got mine for $195 ea. thru discount tire.
 

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420s looks badass not sure about performance.


jsut stay away from eagle GTIIs, wet weather traction blows. my 285/50/20s scare the shit out of me at speeds, fells like i'm going to hydroplane all the time.
 

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I have the Ecsta STXs in 305/45s on my truck...they had excellent reviews on Tire Rack from actual owners, and I got a great deal on them. They're great on dry pavement, wet pavement I have no idea...I don't drive the truck in the rain. I know, :crazy: , but it's such a PITA to wash it after you drive it in the rain...I just drive the beater instead. I only have about 500 miles on them since I got them in April, so I don't have any treadwear input. One of my buddies had the 420s on his Lightning and they were a kick-ass tire. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those 3, just see what you can get the best deal on. And like Dalton said, stay away from the Goodyear Eagle GTIIs, another friend has those in 275/55s on SS 20's on his Z71 and he has to use Autotrac in the rain if he doesn't want to be all over the road. It's almost like all Goodyear street tires look half worn even when they're new...we bought the wife a new '07 Impala LTZ and the stock Goodyears looked like they needed to be replaced right off the lot.
 

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I had kuhmo's on my slammed 02 pickup and they were great tires. Much better than those soft ass Nitto tires that wont last half as long as they say they do. I have no experience with Falken tires So im no help there. But the Kuhmos I had on mind were really nice, and they made almost no noise while hauling ass
 
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