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Old 03-15-2006, 08:59 PM   #11
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For my dollar I'll go with Michelin'* or BFG'* (last I check BFG was a subsidiary of Michelin). I've had lousy luck with Goodyear and have never liked the tread patterns of Bridgestone/Firestone (based on the tire training I got 13 years ago when I was a tire salesman). I've heard mixed things about Pirelli'*...I had some on my Cutlass and without a doubt the worst tire I ever put on there, especially in wet weather; other people swear by them though. I have to think that some of their tires are junk and that others are top-notch. I've heard that Dunlop has finely started to churn out some good tires, but I have no first hand experience with them. When it comes time to throw some new tread on my SSEi I'll be running some Michelins.

On a side note, Tire Rack has the Pirelli PZero Nero on sale for $106 right now. Not sure how that compares to local retail prices, but thought I'd mention it.
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Also went with the P Zero Nero love them
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I have had good luck with Coopers on my cars.

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I have Goodyear Eagle GT HR'*. They've done pretty good in the snow, and no problems with them. I don't have any nasty vibrations like our 00+'* are supposed to get. Not too terribly expensive, they were about $90/each back when I got them about 2 years ago...
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Ok, i was going to say Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds were pretty good, but then....THEN i found a better one....

Michelin Pilot Exalto A/*, http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....t+Exalto+A%2FS

Someone probably recommended this before...as i have not read the tread yet.
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Toyo Proxes TPT'*, can't go wrong. Comparable to the RSA'*, but somewhat better overall. Get them siped also.
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I have Michelin MXV-4 Plus on my bonne right now. Havent had a problem with them, good traction and all on the snow, and low road noise. Very good tire. Have had them for about 30k, and no blowouts, flats or problems.
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I put the Pirelli PZero Nero'* on my Bonneville in May of '04 and got about 25K out of them - they were ok - but always had a vibration on the truway between 65 and 75MPH (through many many balances and rebalances and rotations, etc - just couldn't get rid of it) - just recently replaced with Michellin Pilot Sport A/* - vibration went away immediately. I had the Pilot Sport A/* tires on my previous vehicle too and loved them. Don't think I'll stray from Michellin again, but I may have just had the misfortune of a defective Pirelli or something. The Michellin'* are definitely great though - well worth the price premium in my opinion.
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I've had great luck with 2 sets of the Bridgestone Potenza line on my '96 Cutlass Supreme. They were RE910'* which I believe have been pulled from the lineup but any other Potenza should give you a great ride and decent wear. The RE910'* were very grippy and had a great tread design for shedding water.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....3674x014-tire&

Still running the stock Firestones on my Bonneville but will probably be looking at Potenza'* soon. Kuhmo'* give you a good bang for your buck as well. I haven't ruled these out as replacements either.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=Solus+KH16

Whatever you go with, I highly recommend "Road Force" balancing by a Hunter machine. It'* not much more than a standard balance with great results. One balance lasted the life of the tires and I'm super-picky about any wheel shimmy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carterb
I have had good luck with Coopers on my cars.
I second that. They're cheap, provide decent performance, and actually last as long as advertised.
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