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Old 11-14-2003, 11:56 PM   #1
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What do you like for a good "all season" performance radial on a stock 16" wheel for a '92 SSE? I think I will go with a 225 60/16. We only get 15-20" snow a year in southern Indiana but I don't want to be completely stranded on the days that it does snow. Hope you fine folks can help me narrow the field a little bit.

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i got goodyear eagle hps...i like them
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Toyo Proxes TPT. Directional tread design. And get them siped.
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I have Goodyear HPs too, but the tread on those is a not good for winter, if you know what I mean. Otherwise my father bought me a set of Goodyear Weatherhandlers, they seem to work all right.
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We couldn't afford the Goodyears on my old GP with 16'* so we ended up going with the Firestone Affinities and found they stuck to the ground in almost all weather better than Goodyear Eagles (what we had on there before). I can't remember the exact specs but they had an excellent speed rating and lasted for a very long time despite numerous take offs.

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I'll tell you what not to get

Michelin Energy MXV4...fine as a stock tire...great in fact, but there are most cost efficient tires out there. Tirerack has em listed at $149 USD EACH
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Goodyear Eagle RS.A HP, T/R, GTX4, American Eagle
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I'll tell you what not to get

Michelin Energy MXV4...fine as a stock tire...great in fact, but there are most cost efficient tires out there. Tirerack has em listed at $149 USD EACH
Just stuck 2 of these on Kendra'* car as she bumped a curb and bruised one. 170.00 USD (each) out the door. Only problem with these tires is that Michelin does not put a mileage warranty on them. They are pretty good handling tires though (for the 2 days of ridden on them).
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Michelin Energy MXV4...fine as a stock tire...great in fact, but there are most cost efficient tires out there. Tirerack has em listed at $149 USD EACH
those are damn good tires. let me tell you, with having my licence for 5 weeks i fishtailed my grandmothers car at 110-115 MPH. the car is still in one piece as i recovered, and i can't help but give some of the credit to the tires.
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No no...don't get me wrong, I like the tires, they are great....but when it comes time to replace, I can probably get a better pair of Toyos, Kumhos or Pirellis...

But it sucks in my case because my tire size is so rare...not many all season 235/60/R16...oh well, time for 18" rims
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