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What's everyone like for tires?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject:  What's everyone like for tires? Reply with quote

Just wondering about people's tire opinions for our cars. I just bought a set of Kuhmo Ecsta PA31's for my summer wheels off tirerack. They're one of the higher rated in consumer ratings (4/5 stars with plenty of reviews- including a bonnie ssei which helped me seal the deal), and a pretty good bargain. They ended up being 440 shipped, but they are running a $50 rebate special for this month. Anyway, just wondering what people like/dislike in tires.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have 2 sets, Blizzacks in the winter. For summer, I have a set of firestone 710's. For 300 bucks can't go wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I have 2 sets, Blizzacks in the winter. For summer, I have a set of firestone 710's. For 300 bucks can't go wrong.


yeah firestone winterforces are my snows.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've been using Uniroyal Tigerpaws...this last set are Michelins, not sure which ones. Anyone know of a RWL or OWL tire still manufactured for larger than 15" wheels?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I ran BFGoodrich KDW2 on the SS for summer, they stuck like glue once you get a little heat in them. For winter I had some all seasons, dont remember which.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had several sets of Bridgestones after I finally got rid of the god awful RSAs that came on the car. I only ran all season tires, but I really liked the Potenza RE960ASs I put on the car initially until a shoddy alignment chewed out the rear tires early. I also ran Potenza GRID G009s with great results as well. Ill probably seek out something similar for my Malibu whenever the tires on there finally quit on me.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:03 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I had several sets of Bridgestones after I finally got rid of the god awful RSAs that came on the car. I only ran all season tires, but I really liked the Potenza RE960ASs I put on the car initially until a shoddy alignment chewed out the rear tires early. I also ran Potenza GRID G009s with great results as well. Ill probably seek out something similar for my Malibu whenever the tires on there finally quit on me.


What did you not like about the RSA's? That's what I'm running now. I am not particularly crazy about how they've done in the rain.

Looking at some Pirelli PZero Nero 235/50/18 and Falken ZE912 245/45 just because I can get each set for about $400.

It just seems to me,thru reviews and various opinions,that it depends a lot on how the car is set up/maintained,driving habits,and conditions. Tends to be very confusing IMHO.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've been using Michelin Harmony tires on my car for last 2 years or so. Pretty good I guess. No problems with them.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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What did you not like about the RSA's? That's what I'm running now. I am not particularly crazy about how they've done in the rain.


In the dry, I had no complaints about them. However in the rain or snow they became a nightmare. One of my favorite comments about the RSAs I've ever read was something to the effect of 'in the rain, it feels like some little elves came out and greased up the tires the night before'. I always knew they were crappy, but once I got some real tires on the car, it was clear they were subpar tires.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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What did you not like about the RSA's? That's what I'm running now. I am not particularly crazy about how they've done in the rain.


In the dry, I had no complaints about them. However in the rain or snow they became a nightmare. One of my favorite comments about the RSAs I've ever read was something to the effect of 'in the rain, it feels like some little elves came out and greased up the tires the night before'. I always knew they were crappy, but once I got some real tires on the car, it was clear they were subpar tires.


Any experience or feedback regarding the other two I mentioned?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't have any first hand experience with either brand, so I can't weigh in on those particular tires.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had the Pirelli PZero Nero on the SS for off season use. No problems with them. I always likes them

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So no one runs Kumho's?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ive tride a few diff sets of winter tires and nokian hakkas are my fav. Im on my 4th season on mine and finally pulled the studs. I abused them or they would have lasted me longer. Very good rubber and amazing stud quality. For summer tires I never really cared

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dan073eb wrote:
So no one runs Kumho's?


Second hand opinion, for what thats worth here Wink A friend has a G6 that likes to eat up tires. He went through 2 sets of BFG Traction T/A's (I think that was it). First set was replaced under warranty then the new set wore just as fast. He got pissed & ordered some Kumo's.

Around here Kumo's have always been "cheap throw away tires" that you dont expect much from. I ran them on the front of my drag car since mileage wasnt a concern & they were dirt cheap. Well, the Kumo's have been on my friends G6 for 2 years now & doing leap years better than the BFG Traction T/A's did. That G6 is not driven like a little old lady either, just saying Laughing I would not hesitate to buy the Kumo's, they have improved greatly from what they used to be. $110/final price each is not that bad!
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