Choosing Goodyear Eagle Tires for any Type of Car

The Goodyear Eagle tires line is extensive and may seem complex.  Our guide will help steer you in the right lane ...

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Looking for the right Eagle tire for your car?

By Karl Drew, an Australian-based business writer with 20 years experience in entertainment, transport and security.

Goodyear promises to combine ultra-high-speed performance with reasonable all-season traction with the Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season tire. The Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season tire is aimed at the same sports/ GT muscle car market as the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position, and Pirelli PZero Nero M+S.

The tire has kept the Goodyear testers and developers busy for some time, now. The Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season tire features some really serious technical advances like

  • carbon-fiber reinforcement of the inner and outer sidewalls for added cornering stability,

  • aggressive tread blocks along both shoulders of the tire and in a continuous rib at the center.

  • There's also the patented TredLock design. The Tredlock design forces water out when a car fitted with the tires is driven in a straight line, but then stiffens up for challenging corners.
The Tredlock design is something Goodyear is spending a lot of their advertising budget promoting and that's justified given some of the good reviews. But, is the tire really as good as its rivals?

The Modern Day Tire

These days, tires seem to be packed full of advancements that could be just as much at home in your average space shuttle. There's certainly been a lot of thought put into the carbon-fiber reinforcing of the Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season tire. And locked inside the sidewall are short pieces of the material aligned by rollers and molded into the inner sidewall. The tire's compound is tailored to a 70/30 dry/wet traction bias but still manages to provide a very reasonable tread-wear rating of 420.

For those who are scratching your head whenever carbon fiber is mentioned, you'd better get used to it. Carbon fiber is a material consisting of extremely small fibers and composed mostly of carbon atoms. Carbon fiber is ideal for applications that require high strength but with low weight. In the past, carbon fiber was the choice of aerospace engineers, the military and high end sport applications. Now, it's starting to find its way into more applications, like tires.

Unfortunately, there isn't any tread warranty offered for the Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season tires. Goodyear makes no apologies for that as the sports and GT cars these tires are aimed at capable of destroying most tires.

Other new advancements in the F1 All Season Eagles include DuPont Kevlar for added strength, a new compound that actually keeps the sidewalls black, and a sidewall that is designed to protect expensive rims from damage.

The tire comes in a variety of sizes, all of which are Y speed rated for 186mph.  Motortrend extensively tested a few sets of F1 All Season Goodyear Eagle tires, using a variety of vehicles and published a report of their findings.

Special F1 Supercar Goodyear Eagle Tire

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company created a special new tire for the Shelby GT500KR Mustang with a compound that is exclusive to North America. The tires are designed to get maximum horsepower to the ground, as well as enhance the handling of Carroll Shelby's new GT500KR Mustang. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tire is fitted to the Shelby KR Mustang, in sizes P255/45R18 (front) and P285/40R18 (rear).

The tires are available for different vehicles, including other Mustangs.


The Right Goodyear Eagle Tires for Your Vehicle

Finding the right Goodyear Eagle Tires for your own vehicle can be as simple as going to The Tire Rack's Goodyear page and heading to sport performance tires or shop Goodyear Tires at!. Among the other Goodyear Eagle Tires available are:

Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge, which features a carbon fiber reinforced sidewall for enhanced cornering and maneuverability, asymmetric construction to provide support for handing and improved ride quality, insulayer made with Dupont Kevlar to help absorb road noise and vibrations from uneven surfaces, and all-season capabilities for enhanced traction.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric, features Active CornerGrip Technology developed by Goodyear that maintains even tread pressure on the road to enhance grip in corners and an innovative tread design with a water-shedding inner tread zone for wet weather driving.

Goodyear Eagle NCT5 features neutral contour technology for responsive handling, is specially tuned for Asian and European high-performance vehicles, and features advanced run-flat technology.

Goodyear Eagle LS-2 is an all season tire with a superior quiet ride. It has wide circumferential grooves to evacuate water from the tread surface, a special tread block sequence to reduce noise, and a premium contemporary appearance.

Goodyear Eagle GT has a high performance for confident dry weather driving and an all-season zone for enhanced traction on wet and snow-covered roads. It has the Goodyear TredLock Technology for improved handling in corners as well as assisting in wet conditions.

Goodyear Eagle GT II is a classic-styled tire with all-season traction.

Goodyear Eagle Eagle LS provides excellent all-season traction and a smooth, quiet ride.

Goodyear Eagle #1 NASCAR advertises Eagle performance and NASCAR styling. It has enhanced cornering ability, wet and dry traction for all-season performance, and a premium sport look.

Goodyear Eagle Tires for Winter Driving 

Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 is described by Goodyear as a high-performance tire for enhanced traction in severe winter driving conditions. Its winter tread compound offers performance driving in all winter conditions, with enhanced grip in the snow and ice. The V-Tred technology helps remove slush and water from the tire's contact patch and the winter tread indicator makes it easy to see if the existing tread depth is suitable for snow.

Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-2 is described by Goodyear as a high-performance tire for winter traction. It has multi-directional traction blades for excellent snow and ice traction, as well as special tread block geometry.

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