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Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 #4468847
07/24/17 10:01 AM
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Getting close to searching for new tires for our Cruze. Leaning towards Cooper CS5s (likely the Ultra Touring in H speed rating) or maybe Pirelli P7s (not sure the additional cost would be worth it, perhaps if the timing on a rebate doesn't work out come Labor Day/Black Friday on the Coopers).

Any other recommendations? Preferably with the same or a similar cost/value ratio.

Car sees 25K a year commuting - 50% highway; 40% county route; 10% city.

Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468857
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Have the P7's on our 2012 Cruze and really like them. I have the Goodyear Assurance on my 2014 Cruze diesel and like them as well. They have 46k on them and still in good shape. I think I can get 55k out of them by keeping them rotated and will more than likely get them again.


2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468858
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If the Pirelli happens to be a LLR tire and the Cooper isn't, the Pirelli's might provide a smudge more fuel economy that could make the overall cost cheaper long term.


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Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468883
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I have Michelin Defenders on my Civic, 205/55R16, and really like them. A very smooth and quiet tire. I bought them during a Discount Tire sale and got $160 in rebates. Worked out to be about $450 after rebates. $30 cheaper if your car doesn't have those dumb TPMS sensors in the wheels.


2010 Honda Civic LX
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Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468885
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The General RT43s are a good tire. They test a little better than the P7s

You can get them for around $80 at walmart plus $12 each for install...
https://www.walmart.com/ip/General-Altimax-RT43-Tire-215-60R16-95T-Tire/42965605


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Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468915
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The original Firestone FR710's on my '13 were taken off at exactly 50,000 mi. About the last 1/3 of their life hydroplaning in heavy rain was definitely a problem, but they stayed in balance and handled well in all but very, very wet conditions. I replaced them with a set of Uniroyal Tiger Paws and lost 2.5 MPG. The Uniroyals are holding up alright, only about 50-55% worn at 47,000 mi., but the car requires more steering attention to keep it in a straight line, the handling dynamic through hard cornering is, and always has been, different, and I'm still 2 MPG below what the car is capable of. If I had it to do again, in spite of the majority of Cruzers that hate on the FR710's, I'd buy another set. If I have a little extra money when the time comes I may try a higher end sport-touring tire or a good fuel economy tire, but even though they're being discontinued I've no problem with the 3 sets of FR710's I've had/put on different rigs.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468922
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I would look into Continental Pure contact.
I researched tires about 3 months ago, and ended up with them. Very pleased after ~10K mi.

Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468956
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I got the continental truecontacts 215/60/16 on my malibu and they are a great tire. Amazing in the wet and snow and are a 90k tire.

Last edited by gabriel9766; 07/24/17 12:41 PM.

2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 173.5K STHM 0W20
Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4468980
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I would think about the low rolling resistance tires.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4469033
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If they make your size check out the Michelin Premier A/S. Fantastic tire. Wet traction is phenomenal.


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'17 Elantra, 2.0L, 22,500, QS Ult. 0w20 w/ FU, hers (lease)
Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4469044
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I tried a set of Geolander ATs in 215/60/16 on an 04 C240 Benz. They worked great in the snow, off road and lasted far longer than car tires.

Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4469140
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The Cooper CS5 Ultra is a good tire at a great price. Especially if you can wait for Labor Day (about 6 weeks away). So if your tires aren't completely bald or cracked or showing metal or anything like that, and you can wait the 6 weeks, then wait smile

Will you be using dedicated winter tires? If not, how important is snow traction?

In terms of value/cost ratio, basically nothing beats DTD's holiday promos.

Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4469270
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I put a set of Hercules Road Tour 4.0 tires on my Dad's 2012 2LT Cruze.

https://www.herculestire.com/tire-details/Hercules/Tour%204.0%20Plus

520 A traction, A temperature, inflated to 37 psi, they run very well...

I changed the size from 225/50R17 to 225/55R17...

Another thought is 225/60R16, the General Altimax RT43 in 'H" speed rating, 700, A traction, A temperature...
RT 43

Last edited by mattwithcats; 07/24/17 06:42 PM.

2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: Tire Recommendation - '13 Cruze LS - 215/60/16 [Re: 99Saturn] #4469501
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The RT43's are a great value tire. But for a smaller car you might easily afford the step up to a Grand Touring tire, and I also recommend the Continental PureContacts. Great rain traction, cornering, quiet, they do everything right. I have them on a Corolla. (I use Winter tires in Winter so I can't comment much there, but the ratings are good).

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp...tnum=16HR6PUREC


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