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

Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432349
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The worst were Kumho Ecsta. The tread separated on them.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432351
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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.

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Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: SatinSilver] #4432354
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Looks like Firestone should change the tire's name.

Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432355
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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


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432356
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Reno, NV
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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.


2014 Passat Wolfsburg, 1995 Miata.
Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: SatinSilver] #4432359
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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.

Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: forkian] #4432363
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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!

Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432364
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Best Bfg all terrains... worst were the stock goodyear whatever they were on my jeep.

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02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432366
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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.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 183k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 149k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 207k, his
Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432371
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Worst: Cordovan PR812
General Grabber AW

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

Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432372
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the South
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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)

Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432374
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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.


06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Hollow] #4432376
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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.

Last edited by forkian; 06/15/17 02:05 PM.
Re: Best and Worst SET of tires you've ever put on [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4432377
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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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