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Old 10-14-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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I currently have some Goodyear TripleTreds on my '99 Bonneville SLE. I bought it at 40K with Aquatreds... which the TripleTreds superseded.

I really like the Aquatreds and Tripletreds. They where reasonably priced at T-rated speed... stuck to the pavement well... worked in the wet and snow... and gave me 80K (I have two on the car right now at 90K and counting with more meat on them.) They even look good.

Unfortunately, when Goodyear installed the Tripletreds, they have proven to me that they cannot install a valvestem. Either the valvestems were crap or my chrome wheels have bad corrosion that they didn't bother to remove. Either way, over the months of leaky tires, I have a badly worn sidewall on a tire that I should be getting another 25K out of... so I'm pissed at my local Goodyear retailer for not properly fixed this after repeated attempts.

So I was going to just buy new TripleTreds from some other tire installer... like Sears. (ugh!)

Not going to happen, as the T-speed tires ($90) are discontinued. Only the $140 H-rated tires are available. Ugh!

So, I am trying to see what other tires you guys recommend that will give me similar features to the TripleTreds.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:20 AM   #2
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BFG Traction T/A are great, and cheaper per tire then the TT'*. I prefer them in wet/dry conditions (my mom'* car has had both on there).

Also the Potenza G009'* i've heard good reviews over, MIchelin Pilot Sport PS2 (but those are $$ too).

Maybe it'* time to go dedicated winter/summer rubber?
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Hmmm... I was looking for a good excuse to buy a second set of rims from the pick-a-part.
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