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Old 08-27-2004, 08:47 PM
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Tires of choice

For a car that will be driven on the streets every day, what tires would you use. Name brand, model, not size. Why ??

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cheapest with the best warranty .
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I bought some used tires off the side of the road for $10 for 2 tires, got me through 2 inspections. Good enough for me.
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The last two new tires I bought cost about $60.00 total with the road hazard warranty. Twelve inch tires are cheap at Walmart.
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Round black ones that fit my wheels.

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looks like personal preferance, kinda like what oil to use. out of our 4 vehicles we have BFGs on the Astro, Coopers on the white truck,Mastercraft on daughters Malibu & ProComps on Barbs Montero....so... whatever
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More specifically, what kind of vehicle are they going on, what kind of weather will you be driving in, what kind of driving do you do, and what wheel diameter?

I know of some good ones, I just need you to help narrow down the choices.
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Its not the brand that matters.....

as much as the COST of that brand compared with whats in my pocket at that particular time. I have bought and run used tires and paid dearly for new tires. I put new tires on the Focus because I couldn't find used ones to fit but would rather save money when I can for other stuff.........CHROME comes to mind!!


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Old 08-28-2004, 07:16 AM
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Coopers Good price and great mileage out of them.
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More specifically, what kind of vehicle are they going on, what kind of weather will you be driving in, what kind of driving do you do, and what wheel diameter?

I know of some good ones, I just need you to help narrow down the choices.
1978 Chevrolet El Camino. year round weather (I live in South Dakota) Just normal street driving. When it get really nasty out, I have my 4wd truck.
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Pay close attention to your treadwear ratings when you buy a tire. The higher the number, the longer you can expect your tire to last. As far as brands go, always remember that there are alot of private label distributors out there that don't make their own stuff.

Brands like Multi-Mile, Sigma and Cordovan are all the same distributor, but they don't make their own tires. The tires are generally contracted out to a major manufacturer like Kelly Springfield, Etc.

Try to pay attention to the government ratings on the tire, particularly the treadwear rating, which on a road tire, I like to buy one with a minimum of a rating of 500 or more.

Sometimes buying name-brand tires is not the best deal because you might wind up with a low mileage Goodyear (like the Walmart stuff).

Your best buy will be a minor brand, top line tire. You can probably buy them for 75 bucks each with mounting and balancing and expect them to last over 50,000 real street miles.

In my opinion, and if you want the best money can buy for highway driving, Michelan still builds the absolute longest lasting, best quality tire. However, don't forget that you WILL pay through the nose for them.
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Old 08-29-2004, 10:42 AM
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I prefer the round rubber ones with air in them. I have tried the solid ones and the ride quality was poor. Made of wood or stone was also very bad, and made changing tires a real chore. No matter what the FLintstones showed you, the large mono stone tire for the entire front is just not feasable.

Round is also a necessity, as the triangular and square jobs just dont get rolling very well. But they will give you that neat hopping effect without an expensive hydraulic setup.

I hope this was of some help. If I can be of further assitance let me know.
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Old 08-29-2004, 03:03 PM
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Right now I am running a set of Goodyear Aquatread III's on my Malibu. They seem to be doing really well. Excelent dry and wet traction. Handling is good wet or dry. They are rated for 80K miles, we'll see how that goes. I have no idea how they would handle in the show, we dont have that stuff down here in LA.

I got mine from www.tirerack.com Shipped to my house, and I found a shop that mounted and ballanced them for $10 a piece.

I like 'em. Worth looking into.

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Old 08-29-2004, 05:18 PM
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Well you get what you pay for. I worked in a tire store for forever, and the big saying was the only control you have over your car, and where all your HP suspension is translated to the road is in your tires. So the point was, buy the best tires you can afford. I agree to a certain extent. If you have a vehicle you know is squirrelly in the rain, by all means, talk to somebody about getting a better tire. But if you have a car like a mini-van that has good traction because of the front wheel drive, not a whole lot of motor or performance suspension, just get something that works and keep your tires in rotation and alignment.

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