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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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Posts: 5,943
Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
ZZman  Offline OP
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Michigan
I am not. I look for price and decent ratings.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645722
01/25/18 10:16 AM
01/25/18 10:16 AM
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Posts: 305
Valencia, CA
Richie Offline
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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
01/25/18 10:16 AM
01/25/18 10:16 AM
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Pennsylvania
Boomer Offline
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Pennsylvania
Like Richie, I am relying on Conties.


2013 VW Passat TDI SE, 59,300 miles Castrol Professional VW507 5W-30
2017 VW Golf All Track 17,470 miles Castrol Professional VW505 5W-40
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645735
01/25/18 10:21 AM
01/25/18 10:21 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
zzyzzx Offline
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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
01/25/18 10:24 AM
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Illinois
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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
01/25/18 10:26 AM
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Posts: 305
Valencia, CA
Richie Offline
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Valencia, CA
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
01/25/18 11:05 AM
01/25/18 11:05 AM
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Illinois
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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 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 55K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: Richie] #4645791
01/25/18 11:05 AM
01/25/18 11:05 AM
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Miami Beach
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Miami Beach
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
01/25/18 11:08 AM
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Posts: 36,304
Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Great Lakes
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 (FF)
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645796
01/25/18 11:10 AM
01/25/18 11:10 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Storrs, Connecticut
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 (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645855
01/25/18 11:59 AM
01/25/18 11:59 AM
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NH
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NH
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, 163k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 190k, his
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645875
01/25/18 12:22 PM
01/25/18 12:22 PM
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Florida
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Florida
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 (PP 5W-20)
2008 20KW Generac (Amsoil 10W-30/30)
Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645955
01/25/18 01:35 PM
01/25/18 01:35 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
blupupher Offline
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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).


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: Are you tire brand loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4645974
01/25/18 02:02 PM
01/25/18 02:02 PM
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Posts: 4,155
California
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California
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
01/25/18 02:08 PM
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Posts: 7,326
Oklahoma
Schmoe Offline
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Posts: 7,326
Oklahoma
Michelin's for the Honda's and Hercules for the truck.


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
14 CRV EX-L (RIP) 2018 CRV EX-L
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