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All season recomendations #4563894
11/04/17 12:30 PM
11/04/17 12:30 PM
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Indiana
dlundblad Offline OP
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This is for her FWD Volvo S60. New tires are needed before winter, but we'ere holding off for sales. My dad has had great luck with Pirelli P7's so honestly I was going to go with that.

Was at Tire Barn today for an unrelated reason and the guy told me they sold more Michelin Defenders than anything all-season wise. I checked out Consumer Reports and sure enough they're number 1. Also sure enough, they don't make them in the size I need.

Anyone else have any recommendations? She currently has Hankooks which aren't the best IMO.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4563897
11/04/17 12:35 PM
11/04/17 12:35 PM
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Great Lakes
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General RT43 seems to be BITOG's perennial favorite if you are looking for good bang for buck.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
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Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4563901
11/04/17 12:37 PM
11/04/17 12:37 PM
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Central NY/Arkansas
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General altimax rt43 has good reviews and ratings. They're exceptionally quiet too. Not bad in snow for a non-snow tire.

If you want something cheaper than Nokian entyres are good too. The original and the 2.0s. Have both tires on the prius(2.0s on the front after pothole damage to the original). Slightly more road noise during the summer compared to more expensive tires but still quieter than Falkens.


2017 Subaru Outback - 0w20 FS - Falken ziex s/tz05
2014 Lexus IS250 - 0w20 FS - Conti Extreme DWS
2014 BMW i3 - Bridgestone Ecopia
Re: All season recomendations [Re: Quattro Pete] #4563935
11/04/17 01:32 PM
11/04/17 01:32 PM
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East Tennessee
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
General RT43 seems to be BITOG's perennial favorite if you are looking for good bang for buck.



+1
I have a set on the Camry and have no complaints.


2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter
Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4563951
11/04/17 01:40 PM
11/04/17 01:40 PM
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North Carolina
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What price range?

Continental DWS 06 or Sumitomo HTR A/S

The Pirellis on my XC60 are total [censored].


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: All season recomendations [Re: rooflessVW] #4563962
11/04/17 01:55 PM
11/04/17 01:55 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
What price range?

Continental DWS 06 or Sumitomo HTR A/S

The Pirellis on my XC60 are total [censored].


In general I really really like Sumitomo tires and I've had excellent luck with their HTR ZIII in a max performance summer tire. However the tire rack reviews for wet traction on the HTR A/S are very very poor, as were the findings of the tire rack official test of the tire, which they cited as needing improvement in wet grip.

Last edited by FlyNavyP3; 11/04/17 01:55 PM. Reason: Spelling

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Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4563968
11/04/17 02:06 PM
11/04/17 02:06 PM
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Upper midwest
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Upper midwest

Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4564019
11/04/17 02:58 PM
11/04/17 02:58 PM
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MTL, CANADA
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P7's wear faster...average tire in my opinion


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4564037
11/04/17 03:20 PM
11/04/17 03:20 PM
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US-WA
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US-WA
Another for sumitomos.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 100K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 20K VR1 20w50, NG1515
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Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4564042
11/04/17 03:23 PM
11/04/17 03:23 PM
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MTL, CANADA
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Id consider Coopers, continentals, or generals.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4564048
11/04/17 03:27 PM
11/04/17 03:27 PM
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Wet side WA
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Anyone else have any recommendations? She currently has Hankooks which aren't the best IMO.


Which Hankook and what was their UTOG? Hankook has some high UTOG rated tires and they seem to wear well for me and are much more cost effective that Michelin.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 11/04/17 03:28 PM.

2004 Corolla 124805
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4564054
11/04/17 03:39 PM
11/04/17 03:39 PM
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USA
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What size do you need? smile

For the midwest, if you're using only one tire year-round, you may want something with the 3-peak symbol. For example, the Vredestein Quatrac 5, Nokian WRG3, Toyo Celsius, or the Goodyear WeatherReady.

Re: All season recomendations [Re: dlundblad] #4564055
11/04/17 03:39 PM
11/04/17 03:39 PM
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Central Maryland
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
This is for her FWD Volvo S60. New tires are needed before winter, but we'ere holding off for sales. My dad has had great luck with Pirelli P7's so honestly I was going to go with that.

Was at Tire Barn today for an unrelated reason and the guy told me they sold more Michelin Defenders than anything all-season wise. I checked out Consumer Reports and sure enough they're number 1. Also sure enough, they don't make them in the size I need.

Anyone else have any recommendations? She currently has Hankooks which aren't the best IMO.


RT43's are a great VALUE tire but are given to tramlining.

The Continental PureContact ("with EcoPlus"... sigh) is a better tire. Don't compare TireRack's ratings across different tire types, a better ranking tire in a lower category (Standard Touring) is NOT a better ranked tire compared to a higher category (Grand Touring).

I've had mine for 40K and they're the best A/S tires I've ever had. I've never had A/S rain traction this good, new or at 40K. You didn't give your wheel size so I can't see if they are available for your car.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=188
"After driving on all four tires it's easy to say it's a tight race for the top spot. Any one of these tires will deliver a nice driving experience out on the road."

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS

Re: All season recomendations [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4564071
11/04/17 03:51 PM
11/04/17 03:51 PM
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Indiana
dlundblad Offline OP
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Indiana
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
What size do you need? smile

For the midwest, if you're using only one tire year-round, you may want something with the 3-peak symbol. For example, the Vredestein Quatrac 5, Nokian WRG3, Toyo Celsius, or the Goodyear WeatherReady.


235/45-R17


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: All season recomendations [Re: rooflessVW] #4564072
11/04/17 03:52 PM
11/04/17 03:52 PM
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Indiana
dlundblad Offline OP
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Indiana
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
What price range?

Continental DWS 06 or Sumitomo HTR A/S

The Pirellis on my XC60 are total [censored].


Honestly it doesn't matter if they're a good tire.

$500-$600ish max I guess.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

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