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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-12-2004, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Which Tires

Hi all,

I have done an extensive search on this topic so, no comments about using that wonderful feature please ;)

I'm thinking I'm gonna need to use some of my tax return to get a new set of sneakers for the trep. I currently have the standard Eagles on there but, I'm not sure whether I should stick with those or go for something else. I live in Grand Rapids, MI so, we get all 4 seasons.

The whole car is completely stock so, no worries about low profiles etc.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Personally I think the OEM Goodyear GA's are a complete waste of money

What price range are you looking to spend and what are the most important factors to you? Price, speed rating, dry traction, wet traction, low noise etc
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I'm hoping to stay round about the $4-450 mark.

I've got my little guy in the car now so, safety is a major issue. I guess road noise, traction in all seasons is good. I've seen the Aquatread 3 and read some good reviews.
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goodyears are loud, and i hated them, even though with the factory 40k mile rating on the stock tires, we got 55+ out of 2 of them, but i tend to like Michelins, or there are some Pirellis, i think 400 or 4000 series that are decently priced
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Hey Smudga. Do you live in the city or outside in the rural areas? I experience the same conditions as you, but I do live in the city/suburbs so the roads are pretty well plowed.

I have Kumho Ecsta STX and have been pretty happy with them. The snow traction could maybe be a little better, but it certainly doesn't suck. Dry and wet traction is awesome!
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i've heard some good and some bad about Kumho, mostly good, go to tirerack.com and check out some reviews
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HI,
I have used Michelins on my Mopars for a number of years and am quite satisfied with them. I tried Bridgestones on a Dodge Colt some years back and won't make that mistake again. I don't think you would go wrong with Michelins mud and snow. I live in MT and we have a variety of weather over the year.
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never used bridgestones, but i like firestone, even though they are the same parent company, but the firehawks are nice, and in my mind, their drag slicks can't be beat (now known as Phoenix F/X slicks, used to be Firehawks)
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I'm in the city but, they either leave my road till last or, plow every 5 minutes!!!

Tire rack have a great selection but, I'm kinda overwhelmed in all honesty. I have read some good reviews on the Kuhmos so, maybe I'll check em out
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I like the Michelin HydroEdge, but they're closer to $700 (not the $450 you mentioned)
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The GSX I drove had Kumho Supra tires and those thing were pretty sweet. But, if I remember correctly, the Supra are a summer tire.
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Kumho BABY!!!!!!
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I put Sumitomo Srixon4's on my Intrepid R/T and I have been extremely pleased with them. Really no road noise to speak of and the grip really well. They have great water channels and so forth.

Here is a link from Tire Rack abou them. Just my two cents.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....eModel=SRIXON4
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I'm also looking for new tires. I did a search and I don't know if I'm missing something but I didn't find much. Has anyone ever used these before or have an opinion on them? And how wide can I go before running into problems, I'm thinking I might go one size wider and one lower on the height ratio.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....dex=2&vIndex=0 or http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....dex=1&vIndex=0

I just spent a hour or so looking around Tire Rack.... am I the only one that gets annoyed when people post a review after a couple hundred miles? :angry:

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I see Tire Rack recommended a lot on this website. I bought 4 Yokohama Avids from them, and I sure wouldn't do it again. At least 2 (I think 3, actually) caused the car to pull. (Before you ask, yes, the alignment was OK and the car didn't pull until these were installed.) I rotated positions until I was blue in the face, finally putting two of the "pullers" on opposite sides so the pulls cancelled each other out. Tire Rack would have refunded my money, BUT I'd have been out the cost for shipping them to me, the cost for shipping them back, and the mounting & balancing that was wasted. I advise you to get your tires locally. It may seem a little more costly, but if you get a bad set, you have someone to take care of the problem.
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