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Comfy tires? #4749745
05/06/18 10:13 PM
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Which brand/model of tire has ever impressed you as being particularly quiet / cushioned, resulting in a remarkably comfortable ride?

Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749748
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The LTX Premiers on my 2016 Sorento are impressive on ride, low noise, traction and handling.


2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash
Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749753
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Originally Posted By: nap
Which brand/model of tire has ever impressed you as being particularly quiet / cushioned, resulting in a remarkably comfortable ride?


On my 1999 Lexus RX300, my Goodyear Assurance Comfortred have been supremely comfortable. There is an extra layer of rubber in the tread sandwich designed to smooth out the ride and it works. I've driven it all over the American Southwest on all kinds of roadway and find it to be a very capable tire. It's quiet, comfortable, with excellent road manners. Even though Michelin's are my favorite tire (my Audi runs SuperSports) I would not hesitate to put another pair of these Goodyear tires on this car.

Last edited by ClarkSuper100; 05/06/18 10:25 PM.

1999 RX300 87,000 M1 EP 5W30
2005 A6 56,000 Motul 8100 X-Cess 5W40
Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749755
05/06/18 10:33 PM
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Only one set of tires that I've bought three sets of, and it is the Goodyear Assurance Comfortred. Three sets. Quiet and Comfort. Goodyear has it figured out with these tires.

Don't waste your time or money on Michelin. Little to no traction, worn out in 40,000 miles. After two sets of regret, I'll never buy Michelin again.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749772
05/06/18 11:04 PM
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What size do you need? smile

Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749775
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Right now 225/50R18, but there are several more sizes I will be interested in the longer term. laugh

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Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749827
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I got Michelin Defenders on mine. They are really nice.


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749864
05/07/18 05:08 AM
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Valencia, CA
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I've had good luck with Continental Tires.

Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749880
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Vienna, VA
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General rt43. Super comfy.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749892
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Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season for SUV/CUV
Pirelli CINTURATO P7 ALL SEASON PLUS for cars

Not a Pirelli fan boy just two of the best tires I happen to have gotten in terms of comfort, performance, winter traction, noise ever for our car and SUV.

Re: Comfy tires? [Re: madRiver] #4749903
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A word on those Centurano P7's:

Sis got 'em for her car (2012 Mazda3). All was well.
Did an oil change and tire rotation and noticed that her tires AND MINE both had 13K miles.
Mine are "cheaper" Goodyear RS-A.

The Pirellis showed a smooth tire remaining all over.
My cheap Goodyears showed wee holes which more resembled crumbling rubber than anything else.

Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749938
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Just bought my 3rd set of Michelin LTX for my Tacoma (P-series, not LT). The current iteration is called the Defender LTX M/S (M/S = mud/snow). Great ride, good handling, and great wet weather traction. And they last 70,000 miles or more.


16 WRX - PPPP
07 Tacoma V6 - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra, 10K OCIs, 198K
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
07 Yamaha YZ-250, Klotz, Rotella

Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749977
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Junk the huge wheels and buy 15" wheels. Put on a set of xxx 70 15 tires. Ahh but they wont fit over the huge rotors. grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749979
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Michelin Premiers are the quietest best riding tire Ive had on my Lexus yet.

Defenders are a much harder compound and likely wear longer.

Not normally a fan of Michelins I was unhappy with my energy's

UD

Last edited by UncleDave; 05/07/18 09:05 AM.

Uncle Dave
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Re: Comfy tires? [Re: nap] #4749991
05/07/18 09:18 AM
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Kalifornia Kollective
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Goodyear Comfort-Air's, maybe Vogue's ...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
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