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#4432340 - 06/15/17 01:37 PM Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on
Speak2Mountain Offline


Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 346
Loc: Mississippi
your ride

Worst:
Kumho Escta (wore out at 30K)
Avon (weak)
Continental ProContact Eco Plus (could not wear them out, but rode horribly...imagine these on a Tacoma TRD)

Best:
Perilli Scorpions
Toyo Open Country AT
Michelin Primacy

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#4432349 - 06/15/17 01:43 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
The worst were Kumho Ecsta. The tread separated on them.
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#4432351 - 06/15/17 01:46 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
The worst were Firestone Affinity tires on the 99 Accord. Started making loud noises. They were either cupped or a belt in the tires broke. More than one affected. Started happening with 25k on them and they were rated for 60k miles. The prorate was to charge me more than I paid for them since they were on special, buy 3 get one free deal. The prorate after fees and taxes was $93 for a 15 inch tire. No thanks.


Edited by SatinSilver (06/15/17 01:53 PM)

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#4432354 - 06/15/17 01:48 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: SatinSilver]
Speak2Mountain Offline


Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 346
Loc: Mississippi
Looks like Firestone should change the tire's name.

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#4432355 - 06/15/17 01:49 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35838
Loc: Great Lakes
Worst:
Michelin Pilot Alpin - I know these are technically high performance winters, but their snow performance was really disappointing, regardless.

Best:
ContiSportContact2 - Awesome grip, while still providing a comfortable ride with no tramlining nor flatspotting.

As for wear, I don't think I've ever gotten anywhere close to 30K miles out of a set of tires. My last set of Bridgestone RE970s lasted about 15K. smile
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#4432356 - 06/15/17 01:50 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
redbone3 Offline


Registered: 06/09/12
Posts: 654
Loc: Reno, NV
Back in the 80's I bought a set of Pirrelli's in 155SR15 size for my 1974 Saab Sonett. All of them got ply separations.
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#4432359 - 06/15/17 01:52 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: SatinSilver]
forkian Offline


Registered: 08/26/15
Posts: 14
Loc: Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
The worst were Firestone Assurance


There is a Goodyear Assurance and a Firestone Affinity but I have never seen a hybrid of the two.

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#4432363 - 06/15/17 01:53 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: forkian]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: forkian
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
The worst were Firestone Assurance


There is a Goodyear Assurance and a Firestone Affinity but I have never seen a hybrid of the two.


Fixed, thank you!

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#4432364 - 06/15/17 01:54 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16817
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Best Bfg all terrains... worst were the stock goodyear whatever they were on my jeep.


Edited by Chris142 (06/15/17 01:54 PM)
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#4432366 - 06/15/17 01:55 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
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Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11923
Loc: NH
So far, worst has been Michelin anything (Energy, Primacy and LTX). Short life, high price, and IMO poor performance in snow (although great in rain). [Although Nokian i3 were downright scary in wet, was glad to be done with them; WR's wore fast and got noisy at the end so they weren't great either.]

General RT43's have been a good middle of the road if not downright great, when everything is factored in.

Best? I think Nokian entyres might have been best, for me.
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#4432371 - 06/15/17 01:59 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
forkian Offline


Registered: 08/26/15
Posts: 14
Loc: Maryland, USA
Worst: Cordovan PR812
General Grabber AW

Best: BFG Advantage TA
Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor
Kelly Safari Trex

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#4432372 - 06/15/17 02:00 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Hollow Offline


Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 1311
Loc: the South
Worst: Potenza G009 (loud, terrible in anything but dry)

Best: Michelin Primacy MXV4 (got over 70K out of a 60K tire, still had 4/32 left when replaced due to age/cracking. Quiet, predictable in all conditions)

Meh: Kelly Chargers (cheapish, decent traction, wore out fast)

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#4432374 - 06/15/17 02:03 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
CincyDavid Offline


Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 704
Loc: Cincinnati, OH USA
Three worsts, for different reasons:
1. retreaded bias ply snow tires on a 1969 VW Type 1...they got the job done but they sure weren't pretty, one was a whitewall that the retreading company "painted" over with black goop so they would match
2. Goodyear Wrangler STs on a Grand Cherokee...sidewalls were so flimsy that my tire guy had a terrible time getting them to set on the bead and rode poorly, lots of understeer.
3. on the same Jeep, found a set of 17 inch upgrade wheels with worn Michelins to replace the 16 inch "mushy" Goodyears. When the Michelins wore out I put some Kumho Solus on there, and it was SPOOKY. The understeer with the 17 inch lower aspect ratio tires was worse than it had been with the taller 16 inch Goodyears...just not a good fitment for that tire.

Best:
That's tough to say, because I've been pretty well satisfied with most of my tires over the years.
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#4432376 - 06/15/17 02:04 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Hollow]
forkian Offline


Registered: 08/26/15
Posts: 14
Loc: Maryland, USA
I had a set of Kelly Chargers on a small 2 wheel drive pickup back in the 90's. Traction wasn't great, but they lasted a VERY long time.


Edited by forkian (06/15/17 02:05 PM)

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#4432377 - 06/15/17 02:05 PM Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18842
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Best..

Pirelli P Zero
Pirelli P7+
Altimax RT43


Worst..

A long list of poor tires, some are big names that are overrated and over priced.
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