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Old 03-21-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hey guys, It'* almost time for new tires and with the 17 inch wheels, these are the two major players. You guys like the Michelins better or the stock GoodYears?

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there have been a few tire thread within the last week or so. do a search for them.

personally, to answer your question, neither.
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Michelins = hard...will last a long time
Goodyears = soft...depends how you drive will determine life.

Depends what you want. Personally, I would choose a tire like GY Eagle RS-A over say ooo Michy Energy MXV4'* or something.

The only Michelins I would get are Pilots....
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there have been a few tire thread within the last week or so. do a search for them.

personally, to answer your question, neither.
Me too. I'd buy some Kumhos from tirerack.com.
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Toyo Proxes TPT'* which are comparable to the RS-A'*, but are better, will work fine on your 03 SLE.
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i like both,

Goodyear TripleTreds
Michelin Pilot Exalto
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I have michelin hydroedges, they have a good tight grip, are all season, and tread water nicely.
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Well, the Michelins I'm talking about are the Energy MXV4+. How do they caompare to the RSA'*. I 'm sorry, I should have been more precise in my post.
Thanks for the reply'* so far.
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Well, I had 235/60/16s on my Aurora when I first got it. Good looking tire, but couldnt hold its pressure as it aged. I found it to be harsh riding and the sidewalls had terrible cracking despite lots of tread life. When I got my SSEi rims, I bought 4 Goodyear RS-As (235/55/17) and really liked em. Softer, a bit more grippy. I found them to be a better performing tire.

Recently I test drove an 03 Aurora 4.0 on Energys and go figure, the passenger side front tire....low on air pressure ( ) and still had good tread life. 0 for 2 in my books.

I suggest Toyo or Kumho for a more affordable performance feel and Goodyears for a more common household brand approach as a tire option.
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Forget those RSA'* and get some Goodyear GT-HR'*. Best tire I've ever bought.
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