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#2373126 - 09/10/11 11:58 AM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
Silver_civic Offline


Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 930
Loc: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
I dont know about anyone else's opinion here, but at my work we put primewell tires on cars, and they wear out very quickly. I wouldnt trust or use them even on a wheelbarrow.

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#2373777 - 09/11/11 12:25 AM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
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Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 779
Loc: Richboro, PA
I wouldn't trust the cheapie brand of the company that brought us the FR380.
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#2373792 - 09/11/11 12:52 AM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: Silver_civic]
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16586
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Silver_civic
I dont know about anyone else's opinion here, but at my work we put primewell tires on cars, and they wear out very quickly. I wouldnt trust or use them even on a wheelbarrow.



Last major accident we had on our local freeway was a tire blowout on a Fusion with Primewells on it.


No thanks.....
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#2374070 - 09/11/11 12:11 PM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
Silver_civic Offline


Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 930
Loc: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Thanks daves87rs, and yeah my boss will buy them if he cant get the firestone tires he likes. I would never and never will use a primewell.

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#2374755 - 09/12/11 08:13 AM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
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Registered: 03/02/08
Posts: 262
Loc: St. Petersburg, FL USA
Agreed, Primewells, should be used for tire swings, and I'm not sure that they are 100% good for that either.

Okay, maybe a little harsh. I am sure they are alright for old Buicks driven strictly in town, but not on my mom's car. Or mine for that matter. The Primewells I usually see on cars are also usually underinflated and poorly worn. Says a lot about the car owner.
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#2376751 - 09/14/11 07:38 AM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 2965
Loc: Kansas, USA
Wasn't aware that Primewell carries the P100 in the Escape's size for $80 but only a 40k rating. The BFG Long Trails we were running are now $145 with a 60k rating. 10k less than the rating seems to be the rule.
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#2377786 - 09/15/11 09:42 AM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
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Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 1799
Loc: Southeast Louisiana
A co worker runs Primewells on his Ranger. He buys them from a cost standpoint and maintains them as he would a set of Michilins and routinely gets 50-60k out of a set, all worn evenly. I also see bottom line tires being run and in poor condition. I then look at the vehicle the tires are mounted on and am not so surprised at the selection of cheapo depot tires and their condition.
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#2419674 - 10/29/11 12:52 PM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 639
Loc: NJ
Time for an update. I've got about 5K miles on these tires and I have to admit they have been surprisingly OK. They are quiet, provide outstanding wet and dry traction, no howl at moderate speeds on offramps, and hold air pressure very well. Can't speak for how well they will wear long temr but show no visible signs so far.

Hit a pothole in NYC last night that all but loosened my fillings. I was sure the tire would be damaged, but all looks well. No vibration, bubbles in the sidewall, etc. Being 16" probably saved the wheel. I have no doubt an 18" or larger wheel would have been bent or cracked.

Tried them out in this wet, sloppy snow today and they performed as well as any other all-season tires I have used. Had to turn off the traction control to get up my street (pretty significant incline) but I got up with no problem.

Still not happy about the Chinese origin for economic reasons, but the tires themselves are better than any Firestone branded product I have ever had the misfortune to drive on.

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#2419836 - 10/29/11 04:49 PM Re: Primewell tires? [Re: pottymouth]
mshu7 Offline


Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 1034
Loc: Central IN
Originally Posted By: mshu7
My wife & I picked up a used '01 Taurus almost a year ago. The previous owner had just put on a new set of Primwell PS series all-seasons. Being very picky about tires I was not thrilled about having those tires. However, 12K miles later I have to say that I'm surprised at how well these tires are doing. I've not had any complaints so far. Wet, dry, snow, etc. - They've performed admirably, especially considering they are an off brand. The only complaint I guess I could come up with is maybe that they are a little noisy? But that's nitpicking. I put nitrogen in them soon after and they've held their PSI's perfectly.

http://www.primewelltires.com/PS830-PS850


Originally Posted By: pottymouth
Time for an update. I've got about 5K miles on these tires and I have to admit they have been surprisingly OK. They are quiet, provide outstanding wet and dry traction, no howl at moderate speeds on offramps, and hold air pressure very well. Can't speak for how well they will wear long temr but show no visible signs so far.

Hit a pothole in NYC last night that all but loosened my fillings. I was sure the tire would be damaged, but all looks well. No vibration, bubbles in the sidewall, etc. Being 16" probably saved the wheel. I have no doubt an 18" or larger wheel would have been bent or cracked.

Tried them out in this wet, sloppy snow today and they performed as well as any other all-season tires I have used. Had to turn off the traction control to get up my street (pretty significant incline) but I got up with no problem.

Still not happy about the Chinese origin for economic reasons, but the tires themselves are better than any Firestone branded product I have ever had the misfortune to drive on.


Pretty much the same conclusion I have drawn with ours.
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