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Got new tires! #5136050 06/16/19 06:45 PM
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Well, I'd had enough of driving on snow tires/wheels in June shocked2
Finally got the time and money together, and had the original 17" wheels refurbished (un bent, media blasted, powdercoated)
I had a very bad experience with the then new Michelin Premier A/S's I bought at Costco
28k, and they were even slicks, neither Costco or Michelin wanted to help
I was a big fan of the Primacy MXV4, but that burn hurt too much, so Continental it is
I'm happy with my WinterContact Si's, thought there summers can't be half bad?
It's there ExtremeContact DWS 06, in a 215/55/ZR17 94W, a popular size for Toyota
I had the one passable remaining Michelin put as the spare, better then my old 2005 era Bridgestone Turanza with a dozen nails and cut up sidewall
You don't get a full size spare anymore, gonna miss that in my next car frown

Gonna need an alignment shortly, want to get my new OEM lower control arms and ball joints in first

Book time my shop said was 8.x hours, @ $135 an hour, despite the fact that anyone who's worked on a FWD Toyota knows that getting the engine mount out of the way means you can have one side out in under an hour, but the book is the book crzy

Hope I get better life out of these (they start with a true 10/32 new)

And there's currently a $70 rebate on from Conti, bringing my OTD price to sub $800

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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136071 06/16/19 07:06 PM
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Certain models of Michelin tires not lasting any where near their rating has been reported on here several times.

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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136083 06/16/19 07:19 PM
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A real spare how bout that.


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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136097 06/16/19 07:32 PM
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Congrats. Looks good. Why a W-rated tire for a Camry, if I may ask?


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Re: Got new tires! [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5136104 06/16/19 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
A real spare how bout that.


My GTI came equipped with H rated tires from the factory but a V rated 205/55/16 spare. Pics:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3698249/vws-v-rated-spare-tire-oddity


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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136120 06/16/19 07:50 PM
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Good luck with the new tires thumbsup

Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136131 06/16/19 08:06 PM
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I have Conti DWS 06 tires on my Chevy SS Sport Sedan. 44,800 miles so far and plenty of life/tread left.

I will buy another set when needed.


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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136143 06/16/19 08:24 PM
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Is it just me, or is that outer rib already cupped?


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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136151 06/16/19 08:30 PM
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How much did the wheels refurb costs?


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New tires are awesome! Just got a set of Continental TrueContact's for my Sonata. Very happy with them, keep us posted with how they turn out.


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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136168 06/16/19 08:58 PM
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I had Michelin A/S's on two of my cars and only got 1/2 life out of one set of them and got a new set at 1/2 price. You need to get your tires from a dealer that will take care of you. If this set only last 1/2, I'll gladly take another set at a 50% discount.


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Nice choice for tires!


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Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136221 06/16/19 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by michaelluscher

Book time my shop said was 8.x hours, @ $135 an hour, despite the fact that anyone who's worked on a FWD Toyota knows that getting the engine mount out of the way means you can have one side out in under an hour, but the book is the book crzy


If he uses Prodemand, there is a new labor time for front control arm r/r without engine removal. The revised labor time is 3.0 hours + alignment.

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Re: Got new tires! [Re: Propflux01] #5136284 06/17/19 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Propflux01
Is it just me, or is that outer rib already cupped?

It's just you.

DWS 06 is an awesome tire, as was the DWS before it.

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I would be worried about the spare "hold down" scratching the center hole of the wheel


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