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Old 11-26-2004, 11:24 PM   #21
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Wow those Goodyear Assurance Tires sure have a high ratings, better than my Bridgestones....even if they don't come in 17" sizes or speed ratings above H.

My RSA'* were toast after 30,000 kilometers....no doubt due to my lead foot.
I wish we had the same ammount of choices for our tires.... it would be great if they made some of these better tires in our sizes and speed ratings.
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:27 PM   #22
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My problem with the RSAs is that I can't wear them out. I'm not one for doing burnouts or even squeaking the tires very often and at 64K, they still have tread on them. However, they have always sucked in snow and I figure that I can't do much worse than the RSAs.
For sure! These tires are horrible in the snow. I'm not looking forward to one more winter with them, but since there is a fair amount of tread left, I don't want to just pitch them. So I'll keep them for this one last winter and replace them in the coming fall of '05.
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I still have my stock RSAs on. I have put 46k miles on them and I think I'll be fine until next fall. I'm a bit skeptical going through this winter with them, but I should be okay....

Funny thing is that some people had theirs wear out after 20k and others like me are gonna get 50k or more out of them.
The first set of RSA'* on the SSEi lasted ~60k IIRC, the second set was about 50k. Now it has Pirelli P Zero Nero'* on it, and after ~15k they appear as though they will wear about the same, but they are better in the rain and dry pavement, haven't been in it since the snow so I couldn't tell you about that. However, the RSA'* on the GTP only lasted until about 23k, then they were on my STE for about 2k before i finished them off, thats half what they lasted on the SSEi, its all about driving style. We beat on the SSEi, but not nearly as much as the GTP and my STE.

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Please keep me posted on how your p zero'* do on the roads this winter.
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After reading about these tire choices...I am about ready to order some Perelli'* at
$128 each. I need an all season that does well in snow.

Is there enough reason to pay $194 for Michleins instead ????????????
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After reading about these tire choices...I am about ready to order some Perelli'* at
$128 each. I need an all season that does well in snow.

Is there enough reason to pay $194 for Michleins instead ????????????
IMO the Michelins are great tires, and are pretty close on quality with the P Zero. If the prices were the same I could go either way. However, since the P Zero is cheaper, that sold me...
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I have the Michelin Pilot Sport A/* (ultra high performance all-season) and they are great tires. My only potential concern is that they might be prematurely wearing out - has anyone had this issue with these tires?
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Just in general, the Ultra High Performance tires will typically wear out faster than a High Performance All Season, which will wear out faster than a Performance All Season, which will... You get the picture.

As you get lower into performance, the tires will last longer. It'* a comprimise. If you want the tires to last long, then don't get the UHP all seasons, which typically have lower treadwear ratings. To get the UHP rating, the tires are going to be 'stickier' (very technical term). The harder a tire compound gets, the longer the tire life will be, but the performance of the tire will suffer.
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Please don't jump all over the new guy for being too practical, but I just put my 2nd set of Firestone Affinity'* on my '02 SE for under $450. The first set made over 80,000 miles in North Dakota and I have no complaints whatsoever. Just my 2 cents.
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Well, I ordered Potenzas tonight only to have Tire Rack call and talk me out of it because I'm in northern Illinois. I said nothing could be worse than the RSAs in snow and he said that the Potenzas would definitely be worse. Since I have to drive the car 88 miles a day in all weather, I decided I just couldn't do it.
So I now have a set of Pilot A/Ss on the way. I wanted the larger size but finally I realized that I had to be practical about it.
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