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Tire Choice Decison #5406897 04/18/20 10:59 AM
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My elderly Saab 9-3 needs new boots. I don't drive the car much anymore, ~5k/yr so I'm not going to spend much. These might be the last new tires the Saab gets. A local tire shop has Ohtsu a/s for $59, Discount Tire offers Nankang a/s for about the same price. Size is 215/55/16.

Does anybody have experience with these tire brands?


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Re: Tire Choice Decison [Re: Passport1] #5406923 04/18/20 11:26 AM
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Nankang and Milestar tires are imported by Tireco. The Milestar MS932 tires on my Infiniti have been excellent. I've seen many poor reviews on the Ohtsu brand. I got my Milestars from a Discount Tire store, so they should be able to sell you Milestar as well as Nankang. Great pricing.


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Re: Tire Choice Decison [Re: Passport1] #5406926 04/18/20 11:29 AM
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Nope.


Mastercrafts are made in USA and normally inexpensive.

They have 4 tires in your size.

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Have you considered the highly regarded General AltiMax RT43(if available inyour size) at a similar price after rebate which is going on til the end of April. Maybe you can even negotiate that little extra(as I did), with your local tire dealer.

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Re: Tire Choice Decison [Re: Passport1] #5406953 04/18/20 12:12 PM
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Douglas tires has some in that size at Walmart for 69.00. The Goodyear viva equivilant is only 65.00 on rollback. Built in the USA as well.


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I vote the General Altimax. My grandson has them and they are doing great after 3 years. Don't completely cheap out on tires.

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I'm having excellent luck with Wally only General Exclaims (if they ever re-open their auto centers). Certainly hope this doesn't cause a lock. Seems to depend on who gets to it.


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General Altamax would also be my go to recommendation for the under $100 a tire category. Personally I'd still try to stretch my budget to either a BF Goodrich or Conti with a 400-500 tread and AA traction. Maybe $60-100 more total with rebates.

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I've got a couple of the foll Milestar's on my Accord and they seem fine. Reason I used them was the need to replace one tire and the rest still had a lot of life left so I put two of the Milestar's on to have a matched pair on each side. They have about 6K on them now and when the rears need replacing I will use them again. They do seem to give a firmer ride than the Assurance's that I had before.

https://www.milestartires.com/passenger-tires/ms932-xp-plus/


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Ohtsu are old Falken tires designs sold at a more value price point.

I had the equivalent FP0612 A/S, which had good grip, but got loud quickly as the tires wear, and wouldn't trust them in the snow


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