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Old 01-07-2008, 11:45 PM   #21
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I'm talking about the SLE'* new tires.

I was thinking, that for an A/* tire, since that is the car I imagine you would use in the winter inclement weather, you'd choose a much more weather friendly rated tire than these. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....1=yes&place=29

The weather ratings are ok, but not as good as they could be.

I was thinking something more universal...such as...
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....1=yes&place=50
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....1=yes&place=56
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....1=yes&place=75

etc, etc


As far as Zilla goes... why not something like...
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Eagle+F1+GS-D3

I couldn't find the Toyos on tire rack...they've narrowed their selection of toyos in recent times, very strange.

How much are they anyways? (The T1Rs)

*edit* I guess I got in a little late on this post
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:53 PM   #22
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WJ, the Kumho'* are VERY highly regarded on Tirerack'* own reviews by those that have them for All-Season use.

http://www.tirerack.com/survey/Surve...odel=Ecsta+ASX


In comparison to what I HAD on that car, this is a HUGE leap forward, disregarding the increased width.




As far as the GoodYear F1 on the Zilla? I've had such absolutely rotten experiences with every GoodYear tire I've ever had on a vehicle, I wouldn't even consider looking. Toyo'* have impressed me for the last 4 years. They're not letting me down now, either.

I paid a little over 800 for all 4 tires mounted and road-force balanced.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:55 PM   #23
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If its of any worth, my boss sold tires for over 20 years, and will not run a goodyear on anything he owns...that said something to me anyway...
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I have Goodyear Wranglers AT/* on the truck, and Goodyear Eagle RS-As on the Sebring. Both perform flawlessly.

To each their own..and I'm totally open to trusting someone who has been around longer than I, obviously, but maybe at one time, goodyear didn't make good tires..I don't think thats the case in modern times...or hey, maybe it is.

I'm curious. How do the Kumhos handle inclement weather? Better than people have rated? or are they only good in dry?
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wj, the Kumho'* are excellent in the snow, ice, slush, and rain I have right now, and they're still covered in mold release from the factory. They are, as advertised, an all-season tire with better than average summer handling.

FWIW, I hear more bad reviews about the RSA'* on this Forum than anywhere. There was one posted today.

The wranglers are the worst tires I ever had on either of my full-size Chevy'* or my Suburban. Horrible road noise and very 'selective' traction.

But that'* getting off-topic. The point is that I carefully researched these tires before I bought them, and I went to two different tire shops for them (for very specific reasons). Bear in mind, the guys at the shop I bought the Kumho'* from have a great deal of respect for me, and know me very well, as well as my driving habits. They have a pic of the Zilla in full-smoke burnout mode on their wall. They did my slicks for me. They pointed out the Kumho'* immediately when I told them what I wanted, and they suggest them to MANY people here that drive in the same conditions I do, but want a little better summer traction as well.
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I just want to make a small comment here...

I had to make an abrupt stop yesterday from 60mph on a wet road... The ABS was screaming away and the car hauled down to a very quick and sure footed 60-0 stop... The tires Bit the road.... Never an ounce of slip or me hearing the tires chirp....

I am running Sumitomo'*( spelling ).... I have run the touring set and now have the performance set... Loved them both...

I had a set of goodyear american eagles at one point and liked them... But the wear was for ****...

Had a cheaper set of off the wall H rated tires and loved them... Grip was very good but the way they wore was funky...

After experience with Goodyear RSA.... I'll never touch them... Goodyear seems to want a preimum for their tires..

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Just a little update. I think it'* time to upgrade from 2x4'* to 2x8'*.

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