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How do you select tires? #5246993 10/22/19 11:12 AM
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Please put these in order of what you feel is important to you .
The options are: Price, Looks, Mileage, Performance, Noise.

For me it would be:

Price
Mileage
Noise
Performance
Looks


2007 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD.
2005 Toyota Avalon XLS
Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5246996 10/22/19 11:17 AM
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Performance
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Mileage
Looks


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2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Motorcraft 5W30 SynBlend & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247001 10/22/19 11:25 AM
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1. Performance / price
2. mileage

noise will greatly depend on tire type, e.g. AT vs HT and road / pavement, some pavements are much rougher and noisier than others even in next lane going in the same direction.
AT - all terrain
HT - highway and terrain


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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247006 10/22/19 11:29 AM
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Price/performance
Noise
Mileage
Looks if at all

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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247010 10/22/19 11:33 AM
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Price
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Noise
Looks don't matter


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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247011 10/22/19 11:33 AM
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Much like a woman. I want them to look good. Not cost too much. Not make too much noise. Provide good service over a long period of time, without a bunch of unnecessary maintenance or problems.

Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247018 10/22/19 11:37 AM
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i go to americastire, sort by price lowest to highest. then look at treadwear, traction, and temp rating. i try to go for 500 AA A.


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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: billt460] #5247027 10/22/19 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by billt460
Much like a woman. I want them to look good. Not cost too much. Not make too much noise. Provide good service over a long period of time, without a bunch of unnecessary maintenance or problems.

i second that ...lol

Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247040 10/22/19 11:58 AM
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Performance is too general. I'm looking for superior wet weather performance. I want that and good value.

Almost any tire can do a decent job in the dry. Wet weather is where you separate the winners from the rest.

Give me the tire that is in the top 5% in wet performance and a good value.

They might not last as long, but then I need new tires every couple of years anyway, and find those that give an extra year can become scary in the wet during that last year.



Originally Posted by ZZman
Please put these in order of what you feel is important to you .
The options are: Price, Looks, Mileage, Performance, Noise.

For me it would be:

Price
Mileage
Noise
Performance
Looks


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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247050 10/22/19 12:13 PM
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I trust my local trusted tire shop to recommend a set. Usually get a set for about $600 and change mounted with free rotations for the life of the tire. They suit my driving just fine.

Re: How do you select tires? [Re: SeaJay] #5247051 10/22/19 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaJay
I trust my local trusted tire shop to recommend a set. Usually get a set for about $600 and change mounted with free rotations for the life of the tire. They suit my driving just fine.


Kinda dangerous way to go. They will recommend whatever they have in stock.

Had a tire store try to do that to me when they didn't have the Michelins I wanted in stock and tried to talk me into a cheap set of no name tires.

Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247053 10/22/19 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ZZman
Please put these in order of what you feel is important to you .
The options are: Price, Looks, Mileage, Performance, Noise.

For me it would be:

Price
Mileage
Noise
Performance
Looks


My priorities in tires are the same as yours ZZman…..'Looks' matter in a woman...not a tire.

I can't justify spending huge money on Michelins or Goodyears when I can get 90% of the mileage/noise/performance for less than half the price.
I've had terrible Bridgestone's (RE92s I think), Firestone's (whatever was OE on the 2008 Corolla...Infinity's I think)...I've had very good performance from Hankook's, Kumho's and even Starfire's....


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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247059 10/22/19 12:21 PM
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Performance
Noise
Price
Looks
Mileage

Brand should also have been one of your categories IMO.


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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247081 10/22/19 12:40 PM
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I was thinking the tires on the Fridge should be about due @ 38K figuring OEM cheepies. I didn't look very hard for make but they have plenty of tread, so Its a non-problem . The SE has 17s for summer and 16" General Altimax Arctics on steelies which will go on in Dec. The Generals Altimax line's performance matches the Camry's needs just fine. grin2


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Re: How do you select tires? [Re: ZZman] #5247092 10/22/19 12:49 PM
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I want a brand name.
I want a UTG of greater than 600.
I want a reasonable price and usually find that on Amazon or, if the situation/price is right, I'll buy a set of new take-offs.
I find it hard to buy a tire based on noise, if I've never had that tire before. My truck/cars is 2wd and run hwy type tread only.


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