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2018 CRs Recommended Tires #4684879
03/05/18 08:59 AM
03/05/18 08:59 AM
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Huntington Beach, CA
tenderloin Offline OP
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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.

Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4684895
03/05/18 09:15 AM
03/05/18 09:15 AM
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NE,Ohio
Rand Offline
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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.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4684898
03/05/18 09:19 AM
03/05/18 09:19 AM
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Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
TrueContact is a fast wearing tire too. Great tire when new though.


95 Tbird V8 240K PP SYNTH ULTRA 5W30
98 MGM 160K M1 HM 5W20
96 Explorer EB V6 159K PP SYNTH HM 5W30
95 Conti 155K MC 5W20
11 GS350 90K PP HM 5W30
Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4684907
03/05/18 09:27 AM
03/05/18 09:27 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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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)


"Retired"
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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
Re: CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685067
03/05/18 11:49 AM
03/05/18 11:49 AM
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MTL, CANADA
Rolla07 Offline
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Any mebtion of all weather tires? Guessing only a few exist but still


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

Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685075
03/05/18 11:55 AM
03/05/18 11:55 AM
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Nebraska
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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.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685079
03/05/18 12:00 PM
03/05/18 12:00 PM
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Cleveland
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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).

Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685110
03/05/18 12:37 PM
03/05/18 12:37 PM
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KY
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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.


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685127
03/05/18 01:00 PM
03/05/18 01:00 PM
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MA, USA
krzyss Offline
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MA, USA
I think performance and car recommendations are from 2016 test.
Truck tires are from 2017.

I may be wrong.

Krzys

Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685133
03/05/18 01:06 PM
03/05/18 01:06 PM
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Port Aransas, TX
Stevie Offline
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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.

Last edited by Stevie; 03/05/18 01:07 PM.
Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685184
03/05/18 01:54 PM
03/05/18 01:54 PM
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New England
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New England
Not surprised.

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

Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685246
03/05/18 02:58 PM
03/05/18 02:58 PM
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Hmmm, don't see any Korean or Chinese tires on their list. Maybe next year?


2017.5 Nissan Rogue SV FWD
2013 Nissan Maxima SV
2009 Ford Flex SEL FWD
1984 Yamaha XJ750RL
Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: tenderloin] #4685344
03/05/18 04:55 PM
03/05/18 04:55 PM
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KS
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KS
I would have added Hankook Optimo H727, Yokohama Avid Ascend. There are more than four good all season tires, just like everything else.


17 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T
15 Honda CRV 2.4
12 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0
01 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: Rolla07] #4685393
03/05/18 05:53 PM
03/05/18 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Any mebtion of all weather tires? Guessing only a few exist but still


approved

Re: 2018 CRs Recommended Tires [Re: Stevie] #4685895
03/06/18 05:37 AM
03/06/18 05:37 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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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!


"Retired"
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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
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