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#4684879 - 03/05/18 07:59 AM 2018 CRs Recommended Tires
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6521
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
From Tire Business
CR's recommended tires for this year, according to category, are as follows:

All-season: Michelin Defender, Continental TrueContact, General Altimax RT 43 (T), Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus.

Performance all-season: Continental PureContact (H), Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus (H), Michelin Premier A/S (H).

Ultra-high-performance all-season: Michelin pilot Sport A/S 3+, Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus, Continental ExtremeContact DW506, BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S.

Ultra-high-performance summer: Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, Nokian zLine, Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105, Pirelli P Zero.

All-season light truck: Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus, Michelin Premier LTX, Firestone Destination LE 2, Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus, Michelin Defender LTX M/S.

Winter/snow: Michelin X-Ice XI3, Nokian Hakkapeliita R2, Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, Cooper Weather-Master WSC, Toyo Observe G3-ICE, Continental WinterContact SI.

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#4684895 - 03/05/18 08:15 AM Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12638
Loc: NE,Ohio
That is a decent basic list.

There have been tons of issues with the michelin defender (passenger car tire model) wearing out extremely fast.

doubt they test for that at CR.

They have probably tweaked the tire formulation by now to at least partially fix the issue.

My set lasted <25000 miles... 90000 treadlife warranty.

My michelin xice xi2 on the same vehicle are wearing at about the same rate. They are a 40000 mile treadlife warranty winter tire.
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#4684898 - 03/05/18 08:19 AM Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
ford46guy Offline


Registered: 06/01/13
Posts: 525
Loc: Albany, NY
TrueContact is a fast wearing tire too. Great tire when new though.
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#4684907 - 03/05/18 08:27 AM Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10017
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Of their(CR's) list, I have had:

Pirelli P4's
Cinturato P7's
General AltiMAX RT43
*AltiMAX Arctic
*Good/Year Assurance Comfortread(ACT's)
*Hankook Optimo H727
*and many other at the time that the tires had scored higher

We were very happy with our tire choices since we've been watching the ratings from Consumer Reports(CR) & Tire Rack(TR)
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#4685067 - 03/05/18 10:49 AM Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4732
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Any mebtion of all weather tires? Guessing only a few exist but still
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#4685075 - 03/05/18 10:55 AM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
BJD78 Offline


Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 493
Loc: Nebraska
Altimax Arctic should be on the winter tire list, Tire rack tests them out as #1 winter tire. I have a CR magazine subscription, but I take some of their reviews with a grain of salt.
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#4685079 - 03/05/18 11:00 AM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
xBa380 Offline


Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 832
Loc: Cleveland
Have the Pirelli P7's on my car in summer the past two years... It's a decent tire. It doesn't have the hydroplaning resistance I like compared to others I have used, it also will "skip" if accelerate too heavily when it's wet out. Past tires in the same car did not do this as much. Road noise has been decent. No complaints otherwise.

Just got the girlfriends car the General RT43's (not yet mounted)... We shall see how those do.

Now for winter, both myself and the girlfriend have been using the Altimax Artic's now the past 5 years or so and still have 8/32" left... Absolutely love those tires and would buy without question again (likely I will when they get replaced). Amazing traction... Surprised those are not on that list (still).

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#4685110 - 03/05/18 11:37 AM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4110
Loc: KY
I put Pilot Super Sports on my Mazdaspeed 3 and the PSS is also the OEM fitment for my 2 Series. I replaced the first set on the 2er at 32,800 miles- not bad considering that the OEM tires survived three track days and one test and tune night at the local 1/8 mile strip.
I recently put a set of Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires on the Club Sport and I've been very impressed so far.
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#4685127 - 03/05/18 12:00 PM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
krzyss Offline


Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 382
Loc: MA, USA
I think performance and car recommendations are from 2016 test.
Truck tires are from 2017.

I may be wrong.

Krzys

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#4685133 - 03/05/18 12:06 PM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
Stevie Offline


Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 181
Loc: Port Aransas, TX
Michelin Pilot Super Sport on my Mercedes SLK. Quiet, stick like glue, and wearing very well for performance tires. The Hankook V12 tires were bald at 10K miles on my old SLK.

I am very interested in the General RT43 as I am planning to put those on my wife's Elantra Limited when the original tires wear out.
On that car I am interested in the how quiet they are and ride quality. Unfortunately the Limited has 17" low profile tires.
So any input on them would be appreciated.


Edited by Stevie (03/05/18 12:07 PM)

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#4685184 - 03/05/18 12:54 PM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3532
Loc: New England
Not surprised.

I think the winter ratings are not great by them but better informed then the tire counter help.

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#4685246 - 03/05/18 01:58 PM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
KGMtech Offline


Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 964
Loc: SW Ontario Canada
Hmmm, don't see any Korean or Chinese tires on their list. Maybe next year?
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#4685344 - 03/05/18 03:55 PM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin]
FordBroncoVWJeta Offline


Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 765
Loc: KS
I would have added Hankook Optimo H727, Yokohama Avid Ascend. There are more than four good all season tires, just like everything else.
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#4685393 - 03/05/18 04:53 PM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: Rolla07]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6136
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Any mebtion of all weather tires? Guessing only a few exist but still


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#4685895 - 03/06/18 04:37 AM Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: Stevie]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10017
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Originally Posted By: Stevie
Michelin Pilot Super Sport on my Mercedes SLK. Quiet, stick like glue, and wearing very well for performance tires. The Hankook V12 tires were bald at 10K miles on my old SLK.

I am very interested in the General RT43 as I am planning to put those on my wife's Elantra Limited when the original tires wear out.
On that car I am interested in the how quiet they are and ride quality. Unfortunately the Limited has 17" low profile tires.
So any input on them would be appreciated.


IMHO, the RT43's aren't a loud tire however, they're not as quiet as say, Pirelli P7, G/Y Comfortread or most Michelin's and others. But, they're a nice tire for soaking up bumps and do well all'round!
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