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Re: best tires? Not Firestone!
Posted by Eiron [Email] (more from Eiron) on Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:19:41
In Reply to: best tires?, Rebecca Young, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:32:29
Firestone's had a long, repeated history of inadequate design & build problems. These started with their Firestone 500 passenger tires in the '70's, continued with the 721 model into the '80's, & most recently was exposed in their AT/ATX SUV tires in '01. I think all brands have their problems, but I'd never put Firestone's on anything I owned or ever recommend them to any friends or family.
BF Goodrich (owned & built by Michelin) is probably one of the better values in a safe tire. It's also one of the most over-built tires on the market, with wider tread & stronger/heavier casing than most of its cost competitors. If you live someplace without snow or ice, their Traction T/A is probably the best 3-season tire I've ever driven on my '90 C900. Get the T-rated version for a longer tire life & more comfortable ride than their (very stiff-walled) H-rated version. The price should be similar to what you're finding for the Affinitys, at about $275-$300 for a set of four. (If you want decent winter traction too, their "original" tread pattern on their Radial T/A is a better choice.)
Uniroyal & Continental are two more fantastic brands at less-than-premium prices. I've driven Conti tires on my parent's Euro vehicles & like them a lot. It's only the great price & performance of the BFGs that keeps me from putting them on my C900. I've only heard second-hand reports on Uni tires, but the feedback is always positive & their durability/reliability is said to be second-to-none.
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Posts in this Thread:
- best tires?, Rebecca Young, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:32:29
- Re: best tires?, Landjet , Wed, 15 Jul 2009 22:10:58
- Re: best tires?, Jason Ordaz, Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:58:56
- Pardon moi, madam, Siegfried, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:44:37
- check out Fuzion, jtm, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:19:41
- Re: best tires?, Rebecca, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:12:39
- Re: best tires? Not Firestone!, Eiron, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:19:41 <-- Viewing This Message
- Kumho Ecsta ASX, DivrDon , Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:10:27
- Re: best tires?, matthew, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:15:49
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