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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-27-2007, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Goodyear Assurance Comfortred. . Updated on pg2.



Has anyone here bought or rode in a car with Comfortreds.

Our LHS is due for tires. Since we have winter tires/rims, I want to put summer only tires and aim towards ride and comfort.

Seems like the advertising for Comfortred fits my needs but would like to hear from you guys.

I've been in other Intrepids. ES's, 3.5's, 3.3, NewYorkers etc. I find the ride of our LHS to be on the sporty side. It handles great but I think they should have sprung these cars a little softer. I'm willing to give up a bit of handling for some ride quaility.

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ok

I have been running them on my Intrepid for two years, quite happy,
We just put a set on our Grand Am, and my sister has them on her 300M.

I don't think you will be disappointed, as long as your not expecting a performance tire,
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Wow, there's people on here who want a soft 'Grand Marquisish' ride from an LH? Who woulda thought it? Both of my cars are completely the opposite. It surprises me in the Civic because it's a base model.



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i sell them on a daily basis, and are rated at 80k miles. most people are satisfied. havent had the pleasure of riding on them yet. Theyre nicer and cheaper than the michelin symmetry. i say go for it.
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They are the OE tire on my wife's '06 Ion. Seem like a good tire, time will tell. We've only put 14K on the car thus far. Normally I don't like Goodyear's but these seem to be good.
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Continentals Touring tires ride pretty good too, BMW owners tend to be a fan of them...
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Go to tirerack.com and see what others say about them. The only thing I noticed that concerned me was a few comments that they seem to have a lot of rolling resistance, thus lowering gas mileage.
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. The only thing I noticed that concerned me was a few comments that they seem to have a lot of rolling resistance, thus lowering gas mileage.
See, now that would seem bass ackwards to me. Usually a sticky, performance tire that would be true of, in which case they would be rated at maybe 40K mile tread wear warranty. The comfortreads are what, 80K miles? I'd think they'd be a harder compound like a touring tire, that will last a lot longer than a performance tire.

With that said, her Ion that has them OE, has averaged a little over 30 MPG over the past year we've owned it. Granted there's been some times of low economy during break-in. But still, its EPA rated 26 city and 35 highway, so that 30 MPG is relatively good as its a mix of driving. And it has actually been recorded as high as 38 MPG on one long trip to visit her brother in prison. Over 400 miles on a 13 gallon tank, not bad at all.

I usually keep them inflated a couple pounds over the door sticker. The Ion calls for 30 PSI, I like 32.

As far as my trep, I got new rubber last May, and went with Uniroyal Tigerpaw A/S 6000's. An all-seaon tire with a 60K mile ? rating. Gotten me thru the snow thus far, and seem to be wearing fine. I went with an "S" rated instead of "T". The "T" was a bit more, and I don't drive that fast. The only thing I don't like is the max pressure on the tire is 35 PSI, and I like to keep mine around 33.5 or 34. I don't like my trep when they are at 32, it seems sluggish and lazy on turns.
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I don't necessarily put a lot of stock in those comments; I said I was "concerned"; maybe I should have just said I noticed the comments. I bought Yokohama Avids based on comments on tirerack, and that taught me not to pay a helluva lot of attention to what people say about a specific tire. They aren't near the tire everyone seemed to suggest they are. Nonetheless, you can usually get some indication of certain aspects of a tire by looking at the comments.
If the ComfortTred gives a good ride, is quiet, and still maintains decent handling, I'd consider giving up a tiny bit of gas mileage to get that combination. Any tire is a tradeoff in one area or another.
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Eagle Response edge Ride really nice too
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I have the TripleTred from the assurance lineup.

Overall, it's an okay tire. Good wet grip, but definitely NOT a performance tire. The sidewall is way too soft, even at the 42 psi that I'm running them at. I can only imagine the Comfortred being even softer.

But, if you don't want performance, them they're perfect. Mine are very quiet, comfy, and very good mileage compared to the stock RS-As.
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What do you mean by opposite Avenger?

Do you work at a tire shop Gearhead?

Sounds like a decent tire up to this point but the mileage thing does raise my brows.
A softer sidewall would seem to have that effect but I Cluelessin is right, everything is a tradeoff.

As for handling. I get my fix from the Mustang. It's got poly bushings, Eibach springs, 45 series Dunlops on 17" rims, frame connectors and strut brace. It rides like a skateboard but it sure corners well.
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I had Triple treads on my 01 Corde and LOVED them, the ride was still very good, but the triple tread were a bit more grippy then the comfort tread. I would say that the CT would be your best bet!
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A softer sidewall would seem to have that effect but I Cluelessin is right, everything is a tradeoff.
Well, they're not THAT soft. At static (not cornering), the sidewalls sit about the same as any other tire. It's only when you start taking +0.5g turns that they really start to roll over.

My highway mileage improved by about 2% - 4% compared to the RS-As.
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Just ordered mine to put on my summer rims. Will look forward to trying them April 15th!!! Pos rep for all! I was wondering what to buy.
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