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Old 06-30-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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I spend most of my driving time on the highway doing on average 70 mph and I would like tires that will hold up and also something that might help reduce the chances of hydroplaning. Does anyone know of such a tire? The last new tires I got lasted about 2 years and only have about 40,000 miles on them.
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high performance all season with a mileage warrenty... check out the bridgestone potenza G009'*
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jr you brought up another good question though. I always thought if it said 60,000 miles that they were supposed to last for 60,000 miles. What is up with that?
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I've had the best luck with the el-cheapo tires!! Honestly, I don't do any performance driving or have any mods, but they work the best for me and provide the best value. I currently have Cooper tires (who knows what model) rated for 50,000 miles and am happy with them. They're on both my cars. Couldn't beat the price for a set of four mounted, balanced and disposal: $298.00

They still handle well on the expressway. I get up to 85+ MPH several times a week and neither car handles poorly with them.

It comes down to personal preferance and budget.
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I got Yokohama YK420'* from Discount Tire on mine. I don't know yet how long they will last, but they ride nice. I think they are rated at 60,000 miles. I think they have a reasonable price to performance ratio. Check them out at

http://www.discounttire.com/dtc/find...=60&vid=004143
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I've had the best luck with the el-cheapo tires!! Honestly, I don't do any performance driving or have any mods, but they work the best for me and provide the best value. I currently have Cooper tires (who knows what model) rated for 50,000 miles and am happy with them. They're on both my cars. Couldn't beat the price for a set of four mounted, balanced and disposal: $298.00

They still handle well on the expressway. I get up to 85+ MPH several times a week and neither car handles poorly with them.

It comes down to personal preferance and budget.
My family'* got el cheapo "Grand Spirit Radials" on the '98 Altima, 205/60R15. Noisy as heck on the highway, wheelspin in the rain on a faster-than-normal 3k 1st gear upshift, and I'm not even going to bother trying to determine how bad they are hydroplaning.


The Eagle GA'* that are currently on the SSE are worn and won't last much longer. The hydroplane threshhold is getting lower. And I think I've got some out of whack camber on the driver'* front wheel.

They're good tires, however, pretty quiet on the highway.
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I purchased Bridgestone potenza'* for my 91 Lumina they were 80,000 mi tires and only got about 40,000 out of them.
Ive had good luck with Goodyears on my bonneville $135. each though ouch
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Try the Goodyear Regatta 2'*. They are some very nice tires. Have had them on a 1992 Bonneville SE and my 1994 SLE. They were great all weather tire with great wet traction, very quiet, and when my mom had them on her 1992 Park Avenue Ultra they lasted almost 60,000 miles (no, she never used the SC either).
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I had a set of Michelin X One Radial tires that lasted 92K on my 95 Bonneville. Excellent tire at speed and in the rain. I do rotate my tires every other oil change like clockwork. I was able to get 78K out of the initial Goodyear’* on the 95 Bonny. When I sold the 95 Bonny I had Goodyear Aqua treads with about 30K on them and hardly any visible wear. I liked the Michelins best of all. The Bonny just seemed to ride better in the wet and snow.
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Don't overlook the tire dealer either! I passed over the chain stores in favor of a small, well kept shop, price was about 10 percent higher but service is outstanding! They dont use an impact to tighten, but rather a torque wrench. They gently wire brush the studs, wipe a little wd40 on the threads. Free rotation (gotta do that in the morning). Before he sold us tires for either car, he asked about vehicle usage, how many passengers on average, was it going to be highway or mostly in town, etc. We put Dayton tires on both cars and they seem pretty good.
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