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I finally got rid of the Dealer-Installed Firestone Firehawk GT-H Rated tires for some Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring tires from a local shop, less than 10 minutes to do everything. Rather good tires, not as sharp in the handling dept, but better in the snow. 80,000 mile T-Rated tires for 95 bucks each, installed for 390. not too bad in my opinion. Weird thing is, this tire is normally reserved for OEM/Wal-Mart based sales, not for regular tire stores.

 

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sorry to break your bubble, but that is basically that french company's shit brand tire.

just like bridgestones lemans brand.

good luck with it though.
 

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sorry to break your bubble, but that is basically that french company's shit brand tire.

just like bridgestones lemans brand.

good luck with it though.

That comment is uncalled for. Uniroyal has been an American tire company for over one hundred years. Living in Ohio you should be aware of that. While never known for making high performance tires they provided competent OEM tires during that time and still do today. If you're referring to Michelin (as the "French" company), I doubt they would allow any tire company they own produce a "shit brand". A less costly one true but, that doesn't equate to "sh__" in my book.
 

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$95 each???? Damn you could have had some Falkens or Kumho's or something better for that price. I payed $75 each for my Falken 512's last year. Continental Conti-Extremes are a far superior tire and about the same price, granted they would ware alittle faster but be much better in the wet, dry and light snow.
 

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If You like 'Em, enjoy. But I got Bridgestone Potenza g009 rubbers for $350 installed. Of course I wont be driving in snow, so this may be a decent winter tire set for You.
 

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I went with uniroyal due to family history of having them, my moms 97 escort had 185/65R14 tiger paws and never really had a problem, and i heard Kuhmo is not that good from some people. I went with brand recgonition, Uniroyal to me is a safe bet.
 

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Blizzaks for $70 total, nearly brand new :D
And 215x35x18 BFG KDW2's for summer hehe
 

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Faster_Than_U head down to Grand Forks ND, and buy tires there using US currency. that goes for all canadians that have the ability to go to a US city that is canadian friendly.
 

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I went with uniroyal due to family history of having them, my moms 97 escort had 185/65R14 tiger paws and never really had a problem, and i heard Kuhmo is not that good from some people. I went with brand recgonition, Uniroyal to me is a safe bet.
Tigerpaw is a good tire, my dad had them on his truck and it went through alot of things that other tires might have gotten stuck in.
 

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I ran UNIROYAL's on my old truck...big off roading tires and never had a problem with them...i even thought that they out performed my buddies trucks when we all went off roading...NO PROBLEM WITH BUYING AN ECONOMY TIRE GUYS
 

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Haha, that was $70 for all 4 of em. Another benefit of living on a military base, when people are given short notice to move you get some sweet deals!
 

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Man you didn't like the Firehawk GT's? I had those tires when I had my stocker 16's and I loved em. Handled great in the dry and rain. Snow was not entirely great but if you know how to drive in snow then you could get around.
 

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Jetrinka, i am in North Dakota, home of really shitty weather, 30+ MPH steady winds, -50 with the wind chill kind of stuff.
 

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I did not even pick the firehawk GT tires, came with them from the dealer
 

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I had the Falken 512's, only lasted me right at 30,000 miles (almost 2 years). That didn't cut it for me, so i went with a touring all season tire. Pirelli P6 Four Seasons that i got on sale for buy 3 get 1, i think the total out the door was right at $400, mounted, balanced, alignment, road hazard, etc....

Handling in the turns is a little more squishy, but the ride is comfortable and the tread has hardly worn so far in the 7k miles i have put on already.
 

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That comment is uncalled for. Uniroyal has been an American tire company for over one hundred years. Living in Ohio you should be aware of that. While never known for making high performance tires they provided competent OEM tires during that time and still do today. If you're referring to Michelin (as the "French" company), I doubt they would allow any tire company they own produce a "shit brand". A less costly one true but, that doesn't equate to "sh__" in my book.
read. i warned you over instant message to stay away from uniroyal

http://careers.michelin-us.com/why/products/
 
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