DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Anyone, "up here, in the Great White North", running Michelin Hydroedge tires on their Trep??
I was wondering what they're like in the snow.

And yes, I know they're only "T" rated.

The ratings I see on the net say they're "Very Good", but given the fact they're such a hard compound with a treadwear factor of 760, I just don't know.

My snow tires are getting a bit low and slippy, my Pilots are shot (which incidently were absolutley **** in the snow, even when they still had ample tread).
I don't particulary want to buy 2 new sets of rubber this year.

Any thoughts, anyone????? before I slide into a ditch, like I almost did this morning......hehehe

Opinions please!!
(and, No!, I'm not going to slow down, before anyone says it)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
I bought a set the first week of December, and have put about 7,000 miles on them since. Don't get the snow that you do, but this last week we've had 4-6 inches followed by freezing rain. The temp has stayed below 20F (today it 2F) and we've had another 2" of snow on top of the ice. Here's my take on them:

Dry Pavement - very good, low noise, may ride just a little stiffer than the OEM Goodyear Eagles that were on my ES

Rain - Excellent, no more dancing all over when you hit puddles

Snow - good to very good, only been in the ABS and TracControl once, and that was on purpose.

I had a 92 Dodge Spirit that I ran Goodyear AquaTread IIs and IIIs on. The Michelins seem to me to be better all around.

The downside is there kind of pricey. I paid right at $700US for 4-225/60x16s, w/ lifetime balance and rotation, road hazard ins, and a 4 wheel alignment.

I guess the bottom line is: I like 'em enought to buy another set. Now lets see how close to 85,0000 miles they get
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
OldSchool,
Thanks very much for your input.

Pricey...Ummmm, they're a hell of a lot cheaper than "V" rated 17's, that's the reason I was looking at them.

I've been quoted $800CDN installed and with tax for (4) P225/55R17's, and that was from my Chrysler dealer!

Think I'll get them.....Guess I'll have to watch my "top end" though.....hehehe
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
The deed is done!
Yeah Yeah Yeah...I know they're only T rated.
But I just can't justify spending almost $1800 on 95V rated rubber on a 4 year old car with a gazzilion km's on the clock..

Hydroedge is a nice looking tire, if your into big black rubbery things.
Rims aren't on the car yet, waiting for it to warm up a little, too damn cold out there.....brrrrrrrr

Thanks again "Oldschool" for you opinion, it jives with a "hottie" I know who has them on her Z24 and what I read on the net.
Can't wait to take 'em for a spin....
 

·
Mopar or No Car
Joined
·
7,869 Posts
Willy said:
My snow tires are getting a bit low and slippy, my Pilots are shot (which incidently were absolutley **** in the snow, even when they still had ample tread).
Willy ... are you talking about the Michelin Pilot A/S? This is what I've been looking at as a replacement for my factory tires ...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Re: Re: Another Tire question (Hydroedge)

D76G12 said:
Willy ... are you talking about the Michelin Pilot A/S? This is what I've been looking at as a replacement for my factory tires ...
Nope, Pilot HX MXM4....over priced and over rated, IMO.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
OoOoOo...It's only supposed to be -4Deg C tonight.
We're having a HEATWAVE...

Maybe I'll get them on the car tonight and given we're supposed to have a mix of snow and freezing rain this week....Perfect timing!

I'll let you all know my opinion in a few days...providing I don't crash in the mean time...hehehehe
 

·
Mopar or No Car
Joined
·
7,869 Posts
Willy said:
... we're supposed to have a mix of snow and freezing rain this week...Perfect timing!...
The last few flakes of that is just leaving here. We got lucky and ended up with about 1mm ice on everything, followed by 13mm of sleet and another 50mm of snow on top of that. Not as nasty as last weekend (6-7mm ice w/75mm snow) - but not pretty ...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Well.....They're now on the car.
Just been for a "brisk" run through some of the backroads around here. (If Hecubus is reading this, That'd be Deer Park Road).

First impression, "Wow!"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,017 Posts
D76G12 said:
The last few flakes of that is just leaving here. We got lucky and ended up with about 1mm ice on everything, followed by 13mm of sleet and another 50mm of snow on top of that. Not as nasty as last weekend (6-7mm ice w/75mm snow) - but not pretty ...
Have you seen the forecast recently? snow coming on wednesday!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Ummm..snowing like a ***** here this morning.
New rubbers....Me Like :) ....Me Like a lot.
A bit "stiff", if you pardon the expression, but snow traction is great!...bring on the freezing rain baby!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Well Boys and Girls,

Almost 4000kms after starting this thread, the verdict is in.

I agree with "Oldschool" 100% completely.

Through rain, snow, sleet, ice and dry road. These things are great! I love 'em.........Especially in the wet.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top