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Old 04-05-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Tire choices

Goodyear reccomends Eagle GSA and Assurance Triple Tread, about $137 - $155 per tire Cdn$
Michelin recommends Hydroedge at $136 per tire

It needs P195/60R15's but what do the 87H or 88T ratings mean?

There is a Michelin in this size at $120 per tire that would be better for my budget

My current Goodyears are shot after 55,000 km, I bought the car at 45,000
I dont know how bad you have to drive to kill tires in 50,000 km (30,000 miles)

My old Mazda's Michelins lasted 120,000 km (+/-74,500 miles) and then Goodyears lasted about another 80,000 km (50,000 miles)

Should I buy the Hydroedge or go for the less expensive Michelins?


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If I remember correctly the 87 and 88 are the load ratings for the tire. The higher the number the more load the tire can carry. The H and T indicates the speed ratings for each tire. Go to www.tirerack.com they have a section that explains what each one indicates and the corresponding information. I take it these are all season tires?

If it fits your budget better I'm sure you will be fine with the less expensive Michelins.
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I have used Toyo, Bf Goodrich, Goodyear, Fulda, Firestone tires.

All on various cars.

For me I think Toyo can compete and beat any tire maker out there on quality and performance for a decent price.
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Pirelli, after owning the set I have now (p zero nero M/S) I won't buy a diffrent brand of tire. The only other tire I would consider are those BF Goodrich G force tires (or what ever they're called). Pirelli is just a good reputable company that I don't think anybody could say anything negative about there products. I don't care what the fads or trend is I always go with who or what is more reptuble (spelling?). They drive these tires on the Autobahn every day at unreal speeds, what american tire can claim they are pushed in the mid 100's on a daily basis? Don't get me wrong I'm not saying there is not good american tires just stating they are not tested on the autobahn everyday. Look around and check out the reviews on www.tirerack.com and other web sites and choose then but don't go off what I or anyone else says with out researching your choices first. Good luck.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ero+Nero+M%26S
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I have Bridgestone Fusion on my car...I like it....but, i had a price quote done today on having new ones put on, lookin around $700 bucks.
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I have bridgestone potenza's on my car they are good daily driving tires, i have had with problems on them at all. Just depends on how much money your looking to spend as to what type you get.
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I have Toyo Proxes TPT 205/50/16. I have zero complaints about them. None. And I am a usually a harsh critic of products.
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Thanks guys

They are all-season/performance tires than I'm looking at
and not Strictly performance, if I lived in Cali maybe, but I live in Ontario, we had snow this weekend AGAIN

I've always felt safer with the Michelin tire, not many places carry Pirelli or Toyo here
The BF's I've seen are about $170 Cdn each budget wise $120 works better for me
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My current Goodyears are shot after 55,000 km, I bought the car at 45,000
I dont know how bad you have to drive to kill tires in 50,000 km (30,000 miles)

dont fell too bad, i purchased my car with 17,00 miles on it and 3 of the four tires were shot , i ended up getting the falken grb fk-451 and so far the tires have been good
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