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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:21 pm

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if i can find these for less than 100bucks....... they will be my next tire! twisted twisted NICE FIND ERIC
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:34 pm

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Dave, your word convinced me to try the T/A tires, and i have had them on for about a month now.
10X better than the touring michelines i had before. .........


I also had crappy tires when I got my Riv, Yokohama Avids that were cracking all over the sidewalls. Fair amount of tread left, when one busted a belt. Good reason to ditch them all, and got the TA's. Same here, 10X the tire the Avids were. And of course, there's other tires that are probably equally better than the TA's. It's all relative.

Aaron, thanks for the comments on the Firehawks, I'll have to rethink that idea.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:57 am

One thing to keep in mind when tire shopping - always look at the speed rating. That will weed out some POS tires and keep you into decent ones. It means they can dissapate heat at higher speeds, usually means a stiffer tire as well just by design.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=35
Quote :
M 81 mph 130 km/h
N 87 mph 140km/h Temporary Spare Tires
P 93 mph 150 km/h
Q 99 mph 160 km/h Studless & Studdable Winter Tires
R 106 mph 170 km/h H.D. Light Truck Tires
S 112 mph 180 km/h Family Sedans & Vans
T 118 mph 190 km/h Family Sedans & Vans
U 124 mph 200 km/h
H 130 mph 210 km/h Sport Sedans & Coupes
V 149 mph 240 km/h Sport Sedans, Coupes & Sports Cars
W 168 mph 270 km/h Exotic Sports Cars
Y 186 mph 300 km/h Exotic Sports Cars
225/50ZR16 in excess of 149 mph, 240 km/h
205/45ZR17 88W 168 mph, 270 km/h
285/35ZR19 99Y 186 mph, 300 km/h
285/35ZR19 99Y 186 mph, 300 km/h
285/35ZR19 (99Y) in excess of 186 mph, 300 km/h
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:32 am

hi in the summer i roll on 18 s 245-45-18 nexon great handling good ride stock tires are 225-60-16 goodyear comfort ride assurance a super tire in the winter very fast rolling tire and great comfort anyone looking for a great web site for tire purchase go mavis tire.com
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:25 pm

I just bought a set of 4 Uniroyal TIger Paw Touring, T-series. A new design from Michelin. 2 ply polyester carcass, 2 steel belts, 1 Rayon belt. About $450 out the door, roll smooth although I may take them to a local shop that has a Hunter 9700 to remount, get rid of a slight vibration. They are grippy and quiet. Was told they are not so good in the snow - but I have snows (Goodyear Ultra Grip ICE) so I don't care so much. Replaced a set of Michelin X-DTs I'd been rolling on (summers) since 2003.

Thanks for all your comments so far on tires - keep it up!

Albertj

Update - the Tiger Paw Touring TRs were great spring/summer/fall touring tires. The slight vibration is probably due to tire construction, goes away after driving a few miles. I was told that Michelin has a habit of putting for instance rayon cap fabric over the belts to reduce radial force variation - rayon tends to flat spot when car is parked - but I have no way to verify that without destroying a tire so truth is I dunno. Bottom line is I think these are *great* 'daily driver' tires.


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PostSubject: Sumitomo Tires   Mon May 19, 2008 10:47 pm

What do you guys know about Sumitomo tires? Sears is having a sale Buy 3 get one free and I found some Ultra High Performance All Season ones for $63. These: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR%2B

They seem to be a decent tire, especially for the price, but I'm a little skeptical.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Tue May 20, 2008 8:45 am

omg........my sears auto center i work at we sell a ton of them bitches. they are an okay tire. the life of the tire is pretty close to the milage warranty from what i seen, which i believe its a 50k-60k warranty.if you hurting on a budget then get those, if not there are a lot of the tires out there that are a whole lot better.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Tue May 20, 2008 10:25 am

you get what you pay for. so thats $63 +tax, disposal, road haz, rotation/balance,valve&caps...looking like about $85-90 per tire. how much were the BFG traction T/A's at sears? if you have a local BJ's (like sams club, cosco, etc) they have tire cheaper than anywhere else i've seen.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Tue May 20, 2008 2:47 pm

Well, I just have some used tires on there right now, so it could definitely wait. I was thinking that it wouldn't be worth it. I'll just wait and get some nicer tires. I just wanted somebody to prove me wrong, so I felt better about purchasing something pricier.
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PostSubject: What replacement tires are you folks buying   Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:40 pm

Need to replace my oem tires and am looking for suggestions. What have you bought, and how do you like em. I use the Rivie for highway travel and look for good traction, but also QUIET running treads.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:08 pm

I was very happy when I had Michelin Pilots on. I think they were something like XGA H4 (edited I found the old tire name). Good tires for everything except snow IMO.


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:18 pm

My car came with Goodyear Eagle LS (Luxury/Sport) I like them, they handle decent in the turns but ride nice and quiet on the highway.
I needed to replace two of them 2 years ago and stayed with the same model.
While i was at the Goodyear dealer though i noticed and talked to the manager about a newer tire that had come out that was supposed to have the same performance rating yet supposed to be smoother and quieter. Don't remember the model name now, but if you look at a Goodyear dealer you'll find them. They were about 150.00 - 175.00 per tire at that time for 225/60/16's.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:10 pm

I have the new Good Year Eagles and I love them. They handle great and are quiet as a mouse. They were expensive but well worth it.


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:33 am

Michelin Energy MXV4+ 235/60-16. They are slightly different size from stock (225/60-16). On the highway the speedometer will read about 3 mph less than actual. They are very quiet, work well in wet weather and I get 60,000 highway miles out of them. I am on my third set.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:43 am

If you have dedicated winter tires I'd look at a Uniroyal deler, the Tiger Paw Touring - I currently run them. See http://www.uniroyal.com/about/articles/04012004A.html. They are quiet, work REALLY well in the wet and the dry.

I also used to drive on the Sams Club Michelin X DL, which although somewhat noisy they wore well and performed OK.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:41 am

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Michelin Energy MXV4+ 235/60-16. They are slightly different size from stock (225/60-16). On the highway the speedometer will read about 3 mph less than actual. They are very quiet, work well in wet weather and I get 60,000 highway miles out of them. I am on my third set.

tread width effects speedometer readings?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:41 am

No , however the way tires are rated , the second number ( in this case 60) is referencing to how tall the tire is in relation to the tread with. So a 255/55 is actually taller than a 225/60 , because second number is a percentage the height of the sidewall is in relation to the tread with.

Am i making sense? It's a little late for me to explain this kinda thing.


I use BFG Traction T/As. Very solid performing and good looking tire IMO , but they can be a tagetting used noisy on the highway. Seem to be quieting down as they break in but maybe i'm just to it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:50 am

I've got the good year integrity's and they absolutely suck. I will never buy these tires again for any car I own. Horrible winter traction and they are worse on wet pavement.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:59 pm

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I've got the good year integrity's and they absolutely suck. I will never buy these tires again for any car I own. Horrible winter traction and they are worse on wet pavement.
get some General Tire UHP grabbers cool 255-55-16's i loved those tires haha
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:49 pm

TonySmooth89 wrote:
No , however the way tires are rated , the second number ( in this case 60) is referencing to how tall the tire is in relation to the tread with. So a 255/55 is actually taller than a 225/60 , because second number is a percentage the height of the sidewall is in relation to the tread with.

Am i making sense? It's a little late for me to explain this kinda thing.


I use BFG Traction T/As. Very solid performing and good looking tire IMO , but they can be a tagetting used noisy on the highway. Seem to be quieting down as they break in but maybe i'm just to it.

Oh i gotcha, i also use those tires and i've been very happy with them so far.
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PostSubject: Tires, gonna buy some soon, suggestions?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:31 pm

I am going to get tires in the next 60-90 days...
I will be keeping my OEM chromes....
I know that tires are like beer, everyone swears by their brand... Suggestions ?? Maybe warnings?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:45 pm

Try reading here first.Someone just recently asked the same question and got multiple answers, as you would expect.
On page 4 is the most recent.
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/brakes-suspension-f6/performance-tires-t1385.htm
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:51 pm

I recommend Coor's Light....
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:13 pm

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's.
Bought a set a few years ago for the Park Ave., and they are in my opinion the best tire I have ever owned.
They get high marks on the Tire Rack survey also.

I'd like to replace the BFG Radial TA's I have on the '70 with a set of Indy 500's.

I've owned Michelin tires in the past, but my experience has been they wear out way to quickly.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Which tires work best?   Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:18 pm

If you get the traction t/a tires, get the 97T ratings. They are rated the best on tire rack and my girlfriend has them on her 03 impala. They are great tires, we got them at walmart for 105$ a piece, you can order them on their website and site to store. The other traction ta tires didnt get good reviews, just the 97T. Im about to buy some for my riv.
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