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Old 12-17-2005, 08:27 PM   #11
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Mike D, I have the Toyo Proxes TPT'* on my rig which I think are excellent all year round. And if you get them siped thet're even better yet.

Mike Peperni, You have the GoodYear Eagle R-SA'* (stock tires on the early 2000+ SSEi'* & SLE'*), which are performance oriented tires.
i hated my RSAs, quite possibly the worst all around tire i ever had
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Well im up here in Canada, you kinda need winter tires. I took off my 20'* for the summer and went down to (ughh)....16'* . i put on a tire made by Signet, they are made by Nokia(the cell phone people). They have worked wonderfuly in the snow, they are speed rated to 160 km/h and they dont make much noise. I live on a bottom of a hill, the other day we got a massive snow storm, nobody could get up the hill ! Dodge rams with AWD were just spinin, cars were stuck everywhere.......I pulled out and went right up and off to work (DOH!) Winter tires a must....
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Just replaced my rsa'* and they lasted about 60k with a little more to go if i chose. being winter i thought it would be better to have new ones though! very satisfied with those tires. always handled well and lasted like a champ!
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Well im up here in Canada, you kinda need winter tires. I took off my 20'* for the summer and went down to (ughh)....16'* . i put on a tire made by Signet, they are made by Nokia(the cell phone people). They have worked wonderfuly in the snow, they are speed rated to 160 km/h and they dont make much noise. I live on a bottom of a hill, the other day we got a massive snow storm, nobody could get up the hill ! Dodge rams with AWD were just spinin, cars were stuck everywhere.......I pulled out and went right up and off to work (DOH!) Winter tires a must....
you fit a 16 inch wheel on an SLE/SSEi??? are they aluminum or steel??? i didnt think 16s would clear the larger brakes
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They are 16 inch steelies same as the base Impala. They fit with no problem, cheaper then getting snows for 20"*
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I posed this same question a few months ago.... almost picked up the Pirelli'* (same as '05 Mustang GT) but went with the Michelins (Energy MX. plus) - VERY happy in all respects -- Consumer Reports Online has a great review on these types of tires
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Anyway, I don't have much choice with these sizes. P235/55/17. Looks like it'* down to the Michelin Energy MXV4 PLUS, or the Pilot MXM4.
The MXV4 PLUS would be an excellant choice. And I would stick with the stock P235/55/17 size.

I have the Michelin HydroEdge on my LeSabre in the stock size 215/70/15 and they are smooooooooth.

Eventually, I'm going to change to a latter year Buick wheel with 225/60/16 Michelin'*.
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They are 16 inch steelies same as the base Impala. They fit with no problem, cheaper then getting snows for 20"*
i still wonder about the clearance with a 16 inch aluminum wheel on it
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I posed this same question a few months ago.... almost picked up the Pirelli'* (same as '05 Mustang GT) but went with the Michelins (Energy MX. plus) - VERY happy in all respects -- Consumer Reports Online has a great review on these types of tires
Actually there are 2 different tread designs for the Perelli Pzero Nero M&*. There is the original, which I bought and love, and there is the Mustang OE (Original Equipment) tread design. Ford had Pirelli change the tread design slightly before making it standard on the 2005 Mustang.
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I just put on a new set of Pirelli P Zero Nero M+* and am VERY happy with them.... Great on dry/wet roads and also the snow....
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