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#4657863 - 02/06/18 10:55 AM 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation...
2James1 Offline


Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 461
Loc: Union County, PA
General Rt43 Vs. Continental TrueContact T speed rating for both...looking for treadwear, winter traction, quiet
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#4657884 - 02/06/18 11:18 AM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
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Registered: 12/13/02
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Loc: North Carolina
I put Conti Pure Contact on mine. I took a hit in mpg from the Goodyears that were on it but the handling and traction are way better.
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#4657886 - 02/06/18 11:22 AM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
Jimzz Offline


Registered: 10/03/14
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Loc: NoVA
Both of those are good tires, made from the same company. The Continental TrueContact has a little better tread rating so might last longer. So if they are around the same price then get them. If the RT43s are a good deal cheaper then get them.
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#4657948 - 02/06/18 12:08 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
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Registered: 05/27/08
Posts: 1970
Loc: NJ
Do you care about Low Rolling Resistance?

TrueContacts are designed and made for Low Rolling Resistances.

The Altimax makes no such claims
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#4657965 - 02/06/18 12:32 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
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#4658057 - 02/06/18 01:59 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: UG_Passat]
czbrian Offline


Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 154
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: UG_Passat
Do you care about Low Rolling Resistance?

TrueContacts are designed and made for Low Rolling Resistances.

The Altimax makes no such claims


Although the Altimax doesn't make that claim, so far I haven't noticed a loss of range on my Volt relative to the stock Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires that were on it before. I've only had the Generals about a week but my miles per kwh has been very consistent over the last 3 years so I would notice a loss.

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#4658215 - 02/06/18 04:39 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: czbrian]
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Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2566
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: czbrian
Originally Posted By: UG_Passat
Do you care about Low Rolling Resistance?

TrueContacts are designed and made for Low Rolling Resistances.

The Altimax makes no such claims


Although the Altimax doesn't make that claim, so far I haven't noticed a loss of range on my Volt relative to the stock Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires that were on it before. I've only had the Generals about a week but my miles per kwh has been very consistent over the last 3 years so I would notice a loss.


If LRR is a thing for anybody, I would highly suggest the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires. They are tops for LRR in tirerack.com tests, tops for LRR by GM-Chevy Bolt OE standards, and the same usage in Ford Focus Electric and the current Chevy Volt. Some evidence that Bridgestone Ecopias are almost as LRR though. OEM's are picking the Michelin big-time these days when CAFE or electric range really matters.

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#4658382 - 02/06/18 07:23 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6165
Loc: USA
If you want winter traction for an all-season tire, consider something with the 3-peak mountain and snowflake logo, like one of these:
Vredestein Quatrac 5
Nokian WRG3 or WRG4
Toyo Celsius
Godyear Weatherready

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#4658487 - 02/06/18 09:22 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
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Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 224
Loc: Michigan, USA
Michelin Defender T+H
BFGoodrich Advantage TA Sport
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#4659078 - 02/07/18 01:08 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11963
Loc: NH
Haven't tried most of the others, but right now I like RT43's. Not the longest lived, not low rolling resistance: but good enough on all other counts. It's what I run on my two cars, and plan on buying again in the future.
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#4659159 - 02/07/18 02:21 PM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: oil_film_movies]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 3898
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Some evidence that Bridgestone Ecopias are almost as LRR though. OEM's are picking the Michelin big-time these days when CAFE or electric range really matters.

Bridgestone Ecopia is a LRR tire, but the OEM-spec ones for BMW/Lexus/Toyota are better than their aftermarket lines for that. It seems like Ford, GM and Honda use Michelin when CAFE or LRR matters - Tesla also installs Michelin most of the time. BMW and Toyota use Bridgestone. Toyota's been installing Toyo NanoEnergy or Yokohama BluEarth tires on the Prius, but the Mirai and the Lexus hybrids get Michelin Primacy MXM4s or Premier LTXs from the factory.

The Goodyear Integrity was the OEM pick for CAFE on cars a while ago.


Edited by nthach (02/07/18 02:23 PM)

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#4659802 - 02/08/18 08:32 AM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
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Registered: 08/07/04
Posts: 263
Loc: Michigan
My Verano came with the Continentals and I had 4 flats in 20k miles. I then got rid of them and put on Goodyears and put 50k miles without incident. Keep in mind it's the same size as a Cruze

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#4659807 - 02/08/18 08:35 AM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
krzyss Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 382
Loc: MA, USA
No wonder Goodyears had no flats. You swept the roads with Continentals!

;-)

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#4659816 - 02/08/18 08:42 AM Re: 2015 Cruze Tire Choice Recommendation... [Re: 2James1]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12643
Loc: NE,Ohio
If winter traction is something you prioritize the Vredestein Quatrac 5 are a great value and available from tirerack now.


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