Recent Topics
Any upgrades worth it or USB dock suggestion
by bowlofturtle. 07/21/19 11:00 PM
Tesla 3 Wheels -- Interesting Case
by Y_K. 07/21/19 10:56 PM
Dewalt Glock or Cat? Maybe OSHA colored?
by Marco620. 07/21/19 10:39 PM
Good petroleum free tire dressing ?
by JDMiller. 07/21/19 07:52 PM
2008 Infiniti G37 P0011 and P0524
by The Critic. 07/21/19 07:23 PM
Zamboni
by Snagglefoot. 07/21/19 07:18 PM
air filter for rav4 hybrid
by NH73. 07/21/19 07:16 PM
MB C250 driver seat bottom cover replacement
by The Critic. 07/21/19 06:56 PM
Centric PQ Pro Brake Pads
by The Critic. 07/21/19 06:43 PM
Latency on fiber connectivity to Internet
by Donald. 07/21/19 05:41 PM
102K on Plugs - '13 Chevy Cruze LS
by 99Saturn. 07/21/19 03:38 PM
Shop light LED conversion bone head move.
by JTK. 07/21/19 02:27 PM
The Hunt Begins...
by MCompact. 07/21/19 02:10 PM
Cambodia Forest, River and Beach.
by Voleak. 07/21/19 02:01 PM
Foxwoods Resorts Casino 301 at NHMS
by bdcardinal. 07/21/19 01:29 PM
2017 Ram 1500 rear brake lines
by LAGA. 07/21/19 01:27 PM
yacco oils, better than motul (xcess)?
by pep808. 07/21/19 01:22 PM
Scotty K. has finally let me down
by Lolvoguy. 07/21/19 01:03 PM
Exxon/Mobil Synergy Supreme +
by incognito_2u. 07/21/19 12:51 PM
Son going to bring another vehicle home
by vavavroom. 07/21/19 12:43 PM
Newest Members
Kcpaz, Albush1, mwc951, bobdz, andrewv
68727 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
24 registered members (4WD, AnthemBassMan, Char Baby, chance, alcyon, csandste, 4 invisible), 691 guests, and 16 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics292,209
Posts5,018,973
Members68,727
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Got new tires! #5136050
06/16/19 07:45 PM
06/16/19 07:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,517
NYC
michaelluscher Online content OP
michaelluscher  Online Content OP

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,517
NYC
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

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


'06 Toyota Camry SE V6 3MZ-FE 124k
'01 Mercury Villager Estate VG33E 52k
'06 Ford Taurus SE Vulcan 60k
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136071
06/16/19 08:06 PM
06/16/19 08:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,608
Utah
CKN Offline
CKN  Offline

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,608
Utah
Certain models of Michelin tires not lasting any where near their rating has been reported on here several times.

Last edited by CKN; 06/16/19 08:07 PM.
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136083
06/16/19 08:19 PM
06/16/19 08:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,910
Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
JohnnyJohnson  Offline

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,910
Wet side WA
A real spare how bout that.


2004 Corolla 134004
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 75175
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136097
06/16/19 08:32 PM
06/16/19 08:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 466
PA
faramir9 Offline
faramir9  Offline

Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 466
PA
Congrats. Looks good. Why a W-rated tire for a Camry, if I may ask?


2005 Corolla LE, 1.8L
Valvoline Daily Protection 5w-20
Continental TrueContact 195/65R15


Re: Got new tires! [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5136104
06/16/19 08:35 PM
06/16/19 08:35 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,695
The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
skyactiv  Offline

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,695
The Midwest
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


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136120
06/16/19 08:50 PM
06/16/19 08:50 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,503
USA
slacktide_bitog Offline
slacktide_bitog  Offline

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,503
USA
Good luck with the new tires thumbsup

Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136131
06/16/19 09:06 PM
06/16/19 09:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,183
Ruidoso, NM USA
ammolab Offline
ammolab  Offline

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,183
Ruidoso, NM USA
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.


1998 Jeep Cherokee
2011 BMW R1200R
2005 Kaw Ninja 250
1994 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L
2016 Chevy SS Sport Sedan
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136143
06/16/19 09:24 PM
06/16/19 09:24 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,679
Arkansastan
Propflux01 Offline
Propflux01  Offline

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,679
Arkansastan
Is it just me, or is that outer rib already cupped?


2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

A 55 Gallon Drum And A Shovel Can Solve A lot of Life's Little "Problems"
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136151
06/16/19 09:30 PM
06/16/19 09:30 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 451
PA
Patrick0525 Offline
Patrick0525  Offline

Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 451
PA
How much did the wheels refurb costs?


'14 Toyota Venza 3.5L 88K mi
TGMO 0W-20
PP 0W-20/Fram Ultra filter(spring/summer)


Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136165
06/16/19 09:55 PM
06/16/19 09:55 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,610
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
Nick1994  Offline

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,610
Phoenix, AZ
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.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 99k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 234k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 149k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136168
06/16/19 09:58 PM
06/16/19 09:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,956
VA
Gebo Offline
Gebo  Offline

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,956
VA
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.


'98 LEX LS400 295K
'02 4Runner 235K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K

Schaeffer Oil
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
(Subject to Change as the Wind Blows)
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136211
06/16/19 11:28 PM
06/16/19 11:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 17,568
Michigan
daves87rs Offline
daves87rs  Offline

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 17,568
Michigan
Nice choice for tires!


2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136221
06/16/19 11:53 PM
06/16/19 11:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 20,892
CA
The Critic Online crying
The Critic  Online Crying

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 20,892
CA
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.

lca.PNG

2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 193K - Idemitsu ZEPRO Adv. Moly 0W-20
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 137K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: Got new tires! [Re: Propflux01] #5136284
06/17/19 05:07 AM
06/17/19 05:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,366
North Carolina
rooflessVW Offline
rooflessVW  Offline

Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 6,366
North Carolina
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.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Got new tires! [Re: michaelluscher] #5136300
06/17/19 05:42 AM
06/17/19 05:42 AM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 9,128
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
Linctex  Offline

Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 9,128
Waco, TX
I would be worried about the spare "hold down" scratching the center hole of the wheel


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™