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Old 08-22-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default My opinion of: Goodyear Triple Assurance tires

As many of you know, My last set of tires were BFgoodrich Traction TA'*. I personally think that they were great tires, handled awsome in snow, rain, and still gripped like a mother trucker in dry. Handled well in corners and really didn't roll all that much. If you know anything about my driving I drive HARD, take corners fast and numerous other things that take their toll on tires. I got 30k out of them. (They are 60k tires) But if you dont understand how I drive then you shouldn't use that as a rating.


NOW: About 1.5 weeks ago I got the Goodyear Triple Assurance tires. I ran these tires for about 3/4 of a week at 31/32 psi, which is what Sears (where I got them) set them at. At this preasure, they provided a very quiet ride. In this first section of my testing, I experienced rain so hard that seeing 10 yards at 40mph was hard, to dry hot weather.

Since I pumped them up to 34/35psi, I have experienced a little bit of wet weather and a lot of dry.

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WET:
I think that in a straight line, they handle rain/water VERY well. But if you have seen their tread, I would expect nothing less. In my opinion their downfall comes to cornering in wet enviroments. I think that the cornering ability of these tires in wet really is not impressive at all. They feel sloppy and dont grip like I would expect a tire like this to grip the road. IMO, the BFG'* handled better overall in the rain. (they did great in straight line water and from my experiences, had more grip and feel in wet corners).

DRY:
In the dry, these tires grip very well striaght line. I have had trouble getting them to spin in the dry (although I have been able to do it) In corners, they felt very sloppy at 31/32psi but gained a lot of feel once pumped up to 34/35psi. The sidewall roll was excessive at the lower psi but went away after pumped up. They still roll, but it is well within an acceptable range of roll for a 60 sidewall.

Final thoughts:
If I were to do it all again, I would consider getting the BFG'* again instead of going with the Goodyears. They are by no means a bad tire, but I think that the BFG would come out ontop if they were put head to head in a competion.

Take this for what it'* worth, it is just my 2 cents about the tires.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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I was going to get those but went with the Yokohama AVID V4S...I feel I made a good choice, these are great in the rain and even better on the dry..I can not make them spin on good pavement even with a modded l67. Plus they are rated to 149mph so they work with my driving habbits. Treadwise they are holding up good at 20,000 miles on them so far.

Snow-wise nothing is even remotely as good as a blizzak or equivilant drag slick rubber tire.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:36 PM   #3
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i have not experienced the same things as CorvetteCrazy has.....i feel that they handle exceptional in the wet or dry....even with my stock FE1 suspension i was able to hang on the bumper of a 97 SSEI with a new suspension and new tires....
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The BFG T/A'* are amazing under wet conditions. Winter traction is fairly good, but it'* certainly not a winter tire.

I think the BFG will have more traction in wet and dry conditions due to more rubber contacting the road. Hydroplaning will probably happen less in the Triple Treads, and they may have more snow/ice grip when new.

The thread design on the Triple Treads also seems like it'* designed to be peaky, which leads me to believe that their performance would significantly fall when they're worn smoother.

Crazy - did you have them rotated enough? Why not take use of the 70,000 mile wear warranty?
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Crazy - did you have them rotated enough? Why not take use of the 70,000 mile wear warranty?
Sears gave me 50 bucks back PER tire for the fact that I didn't make 60k. Since I bought the BFG'* from Sears also.

I made it out of sears paying 453 for all 4 tires, mounted and balanced PLUS an alignment...and when you figure that they are 115 new per tire....


I find it interesting to hear all the different opinions. I respect them so feel free to voice them.
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Well I have them installed on my Malibu, and I am pretty sure I have them around 33psi. Of course it is a lighter car, but the first thing I noticed was the fact that the car was WAY more responsive when making high speed lane changes. I have been through HEAVY rain also and didn't even have to slow down, I mean I couldn't see the road but I wasn't going to slow down, hehe. I have also been pushing that car WAY more than I used to, just for fun, like on off ramps and whatnot, ( smell bird has seen the off ramps in my city and he knows how sharp of a corner they really are).

I have yet to experience them in the winter, but quite honestly I don't think I want to find out. I have winter tires that I use.

Maybe it is the fact that those are the best tires I have purchased on any of my vehicles, but I usually don't spend a ton of $$$ on tires, so this time I wanted something better.
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In experiences I've seen tire performance varies from driver to driver not to mention the vehicle involved. Road surfaces can impact the way a tire performs just as much as weather conditions.

All in all if I want a more accurate review I will use the tire companies rating system and judge them against other tires the company makes. Of course according to company X their product far excells those of company Q. But how does brand X'* product hold up when they judge them against another product they make?
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GY TT is a whole lot better then the uniroyal tiger paw I had on.. Haha. I was debating between that n the BF T/A. But chose to go with the goodyear based on better review then the t/a on tirerack. For some reason since I got them it hasn't rained so I don't know how they feel on wet or snow condition.. But it'll still be an improvement to the Tiger Paws I had. They were garbage in rain n snow. Even the motomaster XLR did better in wet/snow condition. The tiger paw only did better to the XLR in dry condition. U get wat u poay for.. But that doesn't mean buying the most expensive tires will make u king/queen of the road. From this point I will splurge n get good tires... After all.. Those lil 4 patches are the only thing that gets what u want the car to do done (turn/accelerate n especially BRAKING )

P.*. I have them set for 33psi all around right now.. 35 was too harsh (which was wat I settled on for the tiger paws)
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I've had my GY TT tires for more then 2 weeks now and their dry traction is really good for a all season, in the corners they feel good unless you hit a decent sized crack or expansion joint; but a few more psi would probably help give a more assuring feel. In the rain they grip quite well in a straight line, in a turn you can find the edge of their traction limits and keep it there and they won’t snap loose on you. Pretty much a predictble tire IMO. They also feel very good & smooth over 120mph. When I first got them I ran them for a few days @ 36psi but backed it down to 34psi to soften it up some. Over all I'm happy with them and in the 15 days I've had them I've already racked up over 1k on them.
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