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Who was unlucky enough to get the Eagle LS-2's on their GTP?

Is this just not the worst tire? I mean first is pretty much useless, even from a 20KPH roll I can pretty much spin them right up until the 1-2 shift. Pontiac did a wicked job on the GTP, but I would say that the tires are the worst part of my car.

This just reinforces my opinion that Goodyear is crap!
 

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i agree...no way could they be worse than the Contenentals.

i'm changing mine to Yokohamas as soon as i can find a gas station to knock off. i use to think all the money was in banks, but with gas prices the way they were, gas stations are the way to go for some 'quick cash'......ha ha

gas update, $1.73/gal in central Indiana......WOW!!!! :eek:
 

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cnagy65 said:
I just checked and I have the LS-2 also, I dont seem to have a problem with them. They are much better than the Potenza's that were on my 350z.
You must not have driven your 350Z very hard. Granted the 040s are not the best performance tire (they wear like crazy and are hard) but they WAY out-handle the LS2 in performance.
 

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I guess I really never drove the car hard at all. But what a difference it made when I put on Michilen Pilot sports A/S. (I Live on Long Island so it gets cold and you know when its cold the potenza's were like driving on rocks.)
 

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I know this post is somewhat old, but I have Goodyear Eagle LS2 tires on my GTP Convertible - 18 inch.

My wife and I just returned from a great 2860 mile trip in our new G6 GTP Convertible with 778 miles on the car when we left. We went from Seattle, WA, down I-5 to Bakersfield CA, across to Barstow CA, and on to Kingman, AZ, our final destination for 3 days.

Just before Mojave, CA, (I-40 east bound) we were traveling in the center lane next to the concrete barrier, doing oh 75-80, when I heard a fairly loud POP. I thought maybe something hit the side of the car, and then I heard a thump, thump, so I pulled off, and discovered a flat tire; well, a real flat tire with a hole in the sidewall about the size of a quarter. No problem right, just unload everything from the trunk, remove the “space saver” spare, jack, and change the tire, which I did, and go get a new one under warranty (less than 2000 miles on it).
So, with the spare on, we went to Mojave, CA, but it was too late, and the ONLY tire store was closed. Had to stay all night, and was told to go to another little town which had a tire store. So, first thing in the morning we went there, about 25 miles, and the guy there didn’t even know what an 18” tire was. So, off to Barstow, CA we head, still with spare on, about 70 miles. Get there, and the GoodYear, store is INDEPENDENTLY OWNED, and doesn’t do anything for GoodYear except carry their name and tires, but no 225/50x18 tires. He said to go to Victorville, CA about 35 miles (each way), to a GoodYear COMPANY Store, and there is a Goodyear Warehouse there also. So, with spare still on, off we go and get to the GoodYear store, and the manager was very helpful. All we wanted was another tire – right. Well, she had NONE, the warehouse had NONE, in fact no tire shop in town (a pretty good size city) had a 225/50x18, PERIOD. By this time, I was becoming somewhat frustrated, , so she gave me the directions to the GM/Pontiac dealer in town, and off we went. I was ready to demand they take a tire/wheel off a GTP and replace mine. As it turned out, they had 4 take offs from a GTP (bright wheel just like mine), that a customer had replaced wheels and tires, and they were willing to sell me one wheel and tire combination for $100.00, that’s right $100.00 (cheap). I said OK, didn’t have much choice, and they didn’t want to buy back my rim, so they broke the tire off and I kept the rim (yes, I made room for it in the trunk).
After all this, we wasted 1 night, and 8 hours of chasing after a tire which doesn’t exist.
As it turns out, this is a new tire size, GoodYear makes it for OE and does not make it for stock, at least until they start to wear out in a couple years.
Bridgestone is the only other manufacturer that makes that size. Beware, if you have 225/50x18 GoodYear tires on your GTP, handle them carefully .
I talked to the tire store that I have done business with for years, and he said these are really not a very good tire, with a low speed rating of T. He suggested replacing them with 245/45x18 tires with a Z performance rating. There are many manufactures of this tire size, and used on many cars as OE.

I have, just concluded talking with GoodYear, and they are going to try and verify that the tire was faulty by contacting the Pontiac Dealer in Victorville, CA. where the wheel/tire was replaced. If they verify it as faulty, I will get reimbursement of some kind. The person I talked with at GoodYear also said that since the tire had less than 2000 miles on it that quite likely she could arrange for some refund regardless.

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Well, after talking with Goodyear, they are sending me a check for $50.00, 50% of the cost of the wheel and tire I bought as described above. Not bad, considering that makes the wheel and tire cost $50.00 - really a GOOD deal.
:D :D

I also called Pontiac direct and told them that I thought it was poor that they put a tire size on a car, that cannot be replaced at even the Goodyear stores. After a good conversation with the person at Pontiac, they are sending me a up to $200.00 scheduled maintenance coupon.

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i agree...no way could they be worse than the Contenentals.

i'm changing mine to Yokohamas as soon as i can find a gas station to knock off. i use to think all the money was in banks, but with gas prices the way they were, gas stations are the way to go for some 'quick cash'......ha ha

G6Action said:
gas update, $1.73/gal in central Indiana......WOW!!!! :eek:
lol look at the price of gas now (08/06) We're lucky to fing gas for less that 2.98 here in Nashville these days :(
 

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yeah i am not a fan of the LS2 either. i don't know many people who are lol. i don't think i have ever bought a set of GoodYears for a vehicle of mine and i don't plan on starting when my LS2s need to get tossed.
 

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Johns77 said:
Ummmmm whats wrong with the Continentals? :( My new G6 has those on it i think.
I have a 2005 GT with the Continentals (225/50-17). Just over 35000 KM on it and the tires are shot. Even when new, I found these tires easy to spin from a stop when the roads were wet. And I do not drive the car hard. As for winter, these tires also suck. I drove last winter with these tires and hated it. I just recently bought winter tires for it on 16 inch rims. I'll replace the conts next spring (likely go for Toyos).

Al
 
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