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Old 12-30-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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I'm doing some "window shopping" for tires. I'm going to be needing them in the next year or so. I've been to tirerack.com to do some comparrisons.

I want an all-season tire that is good in the snow and will last a long time. I want to get one that is rated at at least 50k miles for tread life. Sure, I want good performance when I give it some gas too! The key is that it is good in the winter and will last long while still being a good comfortable performing tire.

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ps. I seemed to see a lack of high warrantied tires. On tirerack.com they had a new one at 80k and another one at 50k. All the rest had nothing. Yet, when shopping for my wife'* tires for her '99 Buick Century I found a ton of 60-80k tires with good snow traction as well as the rest of the bells and whistles.
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A bit different in climate, but look into the Toyo Proxes TPT. I really like mine. It'* becoming a very popular tire in Oregon. What they sacrifice by making them all-season, they make up for by making it a directional tread.

How cool is it to have left and right tires?

BTW, great tread wear warranty. And get them siped (won't affect your warranty....they WANT you to do it).
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I have michelin piolets now, wouldnt reccomend for wear reasons. I had dunlop m2 last time and they were great. I like the Dunlop sp sport A2, lots of good reviews at www.1010tires.com
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Default Look at Bridgestone Turanza

I just put some 225/60-16 Bridgestone Turanza LS-T'* on my 92 SSE and so far I am very satisfied. Only have about 3000 miles on them and they have been in the snow once and performed very well. They advertise them as an 80,000 mile touring all season tire. I paid $104/tire mounted, balanced, stems, tax at a local Firestone shop.
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Two decent ones I saw on the 1010tires.com site (thanks by the way for that site) were the Toyo Proxes TPT, and the Michelin Hydroedge tires. The Michelin'* were the better tire but are rated T for speed which is 118/mph while the Toyos are V which is 149/mph. I'm still looking, though.

BTW I've got "17'* so some of the tires on the older Bonnies may not be available for me. Didn't the older ones run "16'*?
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The best on tirerack.com is the Dunlop SP A2. There is a new one that'* not even on 1010 yet. It'* the Continental Contipremier contact. There are no reviews yet to judge it by.
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I paid 550 for my Unyroayal Tiger Paw Tourings..not good in the snow..but i have a set a Blizacs for winter use....They are rated at 50K as well...and previous to my purchasing of them I heard alot of good things about them..and now i can tell you Unyroyal makes a decent tire!
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I have michelin piolets now, wouldnt reccomend for wear reasons. I had dunlop m2 last time and they were great. I like the Dunlop sp sport A2, lots of good reviews at www.1010tires.com
Yeah, the reviews were real nice. The only problem I saw was that when I paid attention to the people who had put more than 10k miles a lot were complaining of fast treadwear. What have you heard on them from people you know, if any who had them?
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I paid 550 for my Unyroayal Tiger Paw Tourings..not good in the snow..but i have a set a Blizacs for winter use....They are rated at 50K as well...and previous to my purchasing of them I heard alot of good things about them..and now i can tell you Unyroyal makes a decent tire!
The Uniroyal Tiger Paws are awesome. I was really impressed with their reviews. The only catch is they don't make them "17. They only go up to "16. AAAARRRRGGGGH!
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I just put some 225/60-16 Bridgestone Turanza LS-T'* on my 92 SSE and so far I am very satisfied. Only have about 3000 miles on them and they have been in the snow once and performed very well. They advertise them as an 80,000 mile touring all season tire. I paid $104/tire mounted, balanced, stems, tax at a local Firestone shop.
A superior tire, but max size is "16. The closest they have at "17 is the LS-V which is decent, but doesn't have the warranty rating yours have.
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