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replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 #5446053 06/04/20 11:04 AM
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size is 215 60 r16. i replaced oem conti at 42k with kelly edge. now 88k with 5/32 left so im thinking of a replacement in the fall tire sale season at latest.

the kellys have been quite ok at their low price but i got them at a military px and wont get car care there anymore. during lockdown panic military retirees have been deemed nonessential and locked out, making px service and warranty promises worthless.

discount tire opened here recently. its staff are fast, polite and on the ball, so im leaning to this vendor.

as much as i like my passat i’m thinking to let it go at 120k. im retired so no daily commute. use is uncrowded suburban roads at speed limit and highway no more than 5mph over. on atlantic coast and inland, temperate climate, not alot of snow. passat is religiously dealer maintained. i like quiet, safe and comfortable because i’m at that age.

dt has the bitog-recommended cooper cs5 and general altimax rt43 at mid $400ish. for low $300s kumho solus and dunlop signature are buyer recommended too and easily available in my size. am i on the right track when the fall sales season arrives?


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Re: replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 [Re: jstert] #5446058 06/04/20 11:10 AM
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I'm a fan of RT43's. I think they give good performance in snow when new; when half-worn, not so much (no surprise there). Wet traction I think falls off pretty quickly once 4/32's is hit, but for the price I've been ok with that. For you, if you are low miles per year, that should not be a problem for quite some time.

Edit: When I did change from Conti to RT43 on my Jetta I noticed a huge change in handling. On my Camry's, not so much. smile

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Re: replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 [Re: jstert] #5446179 06/04/20 02:47 PM
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Look at Continental True Contact Tour or PureContact LS

Also, Continental has a rebate on them

https://www.continentaltire.com/promotion


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Re: replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 [Re: jstert] #5446199 06/04/20 03:15 PM
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I think I'd try Hankook KINERGY ST on it. They are made in the USA plant. The RT43 looks like it will be noisier.


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Re: replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 [Re: jstert] #5446395 06/04/20 08:11 PM
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Hankook Kinergy PT H737.


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Re: replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 [Re: jstert] #5447101 06/05/20 05:21 PM
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Very happy with RT43 on wife's Tiguan even in snow.

Re: replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 [Re: jstert] #5447103 06/05/20 05:23 PM
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You might like the Michelin CrossClimate

Re: replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5 [Re: jstert] #5447534 06/06/20 09:18 AM
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thanks all!


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