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Are you tire brand loyal? #4645720
01/25/18 10:14 AM
01/25/18 10:14 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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I am not. I look for price and decent ratings.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645722
01/25/18 10:16 AM
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Valencia, CA
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Valencia, CA
I used to only go for the best deals now seem to rely more on Continental brand tires

Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645723
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Like Richie, I am relying on Conties.


2013 VW Passat TDI SE, 63,600 miles Castrol Professional VW507 5W-30
2017 VW Golf All Track 20,370 miles Castrol Professional VW505 5W-40
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645735
01/25/18 10:21 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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As long as it's made in USA, I'm good.

Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645746
01/25/18 10:24 AM
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I've bought 3 sets of Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring tires. That's a first for me.

I've bought a lot of Cooper tires lately. Especially impressed with the wet traction.

No more Michelin. After two sets, I still can't figure out the love affair with them.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: mrsilv04] #4645752
01/25/18 10:26 AM
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Valencia, CA
Richie Offline
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My wife has them on her Civic EX-L from the factory and she cannot wait to dump them for some Continental Pure Contacts. She experiences a lot of hydroplaning with the Michelin's and they only have about 20K miles on them and they have been rotated every 5K miles.


Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
I've bought 3 sets of Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring tires. That's a first for me.

I've bought a lot of Cooper tires lately. Especially impressed with the wet traction.

No more Michelin. After two sets, I still can't figure out the love affair with them.

Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645790
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I have bought Cooper tires for the most part because of the family run business and their excellent service for the last 35 years.


2007 Ford Fusion 239,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 65K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: Richie] #4645791
01/25/18 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: Richie
I used to only go for the best deals now seem to rely more on Continental brand tires


I used to get a lot of road vibrations on Continental tires at about 65-70 mph. Now I only buy Michelin tires.


2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE or EP
AC Delco Filters
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645795
01/25/18 11:08 AM
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Great Lakes
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Do we really need two separate threads in two subforums on the same topic?

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...ire_brand_loyal

I already responded in your other thread.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645796
01/25/18 11:10 AM
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I usually buy based off reviews, price comparison to other tires in the same category, and experiences people I know have had with the tires.

I've been really impressed with my Cooper AT3's.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (38k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645855
01/25/18 11:59 AM
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NH
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I read lots of reviews, try to be open to try new tires. Problem is, tire tech keeps changing, so who's first changes year to year.

Been very happy with General RT43's for my cars. I think I'm on my fourth set and plan to keep buying. I think or two sets were even made in the USA.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 179k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 146k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 202k, his
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645875
01/25/18 12:22 PM
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Florida
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Without question, Michelin if available in the size and type I need.


2016 Charger, 6.4L-485 HP (PUP 0W-40)
2017 BMW 330i, 2L-248 HP (BMW 0W-20)
2018 Jeep GC, 5.7L-360 HP (PUP 5W-20)
2008 20KW Generac (Amsoil 10W-30/30)
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645955
01/25/18 01:35 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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Not really. I do seem to get Goodyear a lot, but seems I always find a good deal on them at tire time.
Basically name brand, meet or exceed vehicle specs, and best cost.
I have also had really good results with Discount Tire brand tires. Currently have a set on the truck (Pathfinder ATS that are basically Kumho SAT KL61 tires with a different sidewall name stamped on them).


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Delo XLE 10w-30, OEM filter, 3k
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20, CQ Blue, 5k
2002 Ford F150: Magnatec 5w-20, Bosch D+, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 1yr
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645974
01/25/18 02:02 PM
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I'm semi-loyal to Michelin, just because Costco has probably the best value out there. If not, I'll look at reviews and find a competent installer or make the drive to America's Tire.

Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645980
01/25/18 02:08 PM
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Oklahoma
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Michelin's for the Honda's and Hercules for the truck.


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06 Accord EX-L V6
14 CRV EX-L (RIP) 2018 CRV EX-L
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