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Old 12-22-2006, 09:52 AM   #11
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It's not worth going nuts over. Go down to your favorite tire store and see what kind of deal you can cut.
IMHO...there is a difference in tires!
Consider this (after years & years of "been there, done that", corporate R&D work, & reading many pubs. on tires)...rather than pro-ing & con-ing & personal preferences, B.F.Goodrich ( owned & monitored by Michelin) makes perhap the lowest cost (in dollars/mile of tread wear), best performing (max. wet traction, quiet running, predictable behavior) I've ever used. There are quite a few I won't touch (Jap tires of any brand! Japan has no rubber supply that is quality...Michelin owns their own rubber plantations!)... and cut-rate brands (Who knows who makes Sears, K-mart, Walmart, auto stores, etc....contract tires!).
Use a bit of logic / common sense! After all...you life is riding on four contact patches! Tons of mass guided thru four little patches of tread/carcass interfacing with the pavement material.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #12
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IMHO...there is a difference in tires!
Consider this (after years & years of "been there, done that", corporate R&D work, & reading many pubs. on tires)...rather than pro-ing & con-ing & personal preferences, B.F.Goodrich ( owned & monitored by Michelin) makes perhap the lowest cost (in dollars/mile of tread wear), best performing (max. wet traction, quiet running, predictable behavior) I've ever used. There are quite a few I won't touch (Jap tires of any brand! Japan has no rubber supply that is quality...Michelin owns their own rubber plantations!)... and cut-rate brands (Who knows who makes Sears, K-mart, Walmart, auto stores, etc....contract tires!).
Use a bit of logic / common sense! After all...you life is riding on four contact patches! Tons of mass guided thru four little patches of tread/carcass interfacing with the pavement material.
I'm saving my pennies for the michelins. I personally like the yokohama avid series tires. But not for this car. I also have enjoyed bf goodrich tires in the past. I agree about the poor quality contract built tires. I used to be a sidewall and treadplate finisher so I know how this works. The tire that got cut was a goodyear viva 2 which is a walmart only tire. It appears to be a 40-50k mile tire. And not as strongly built as the 5 year old firestones that came on the car OEM.
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