Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)

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Vehicle: 1990 Ford Thunderbird SC
Miles Driven on Tires: 22,000
Location: Lafayette, IN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)
Initial Review: 22,000 miles on tires
April 06, 2012

I drive a 1990 5 speed supercharged T-bird, and have had these Goodyears on for 22,000 miles now. I am pleased with them so far. They do indeed have excellent wet traction as other reviewers have mentioned. They also corner heroically for an all season tire in the price range. Only quips: the treadwear, although rated at 440, is mediocre IMO. To their credit, I do drive a nearly two-ton car with 350 ft-lbs of torque, have more aggressive alignment settings, and drive fairly spirited. Perhaps I'm asking too much from them. They are now down to maybe 1/32nd above the wear bars now, and this will be my last summer using them. They are a tad more vague on-center and have less initial response and turn in than the Dunlop's I had before, but braking, cornering, and accelerating grip is just as good, with much better wet traction. I use winter tires during the dark months, so can't comment on ice or deep snow traction but I think you'd have to have a death wish to drive these in such conditions. Light snow they have enough traction as to not be unsafe, but not much beyond that. The confident cornering, stability, and wet and dry weather grip means that it's likely I will ante up for another set next year.

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