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« on: December 20, 2004, 11:15:35 AM »

Ok, my Tek has P215/70R16 Uniroyal Tiger Paws that I want to replace soon.  After much research I have determined that having this size tire stinks and there are only 3 major contenders for a replacement.  Anyone have experience with any of these tires or want to recommend another?  I'm mostly intersted in good wear and snow handling.

Yokohama Geolandar GO51 H/T-S

Looks like a decent tire and cheap, however, web sites other than TireRack really trash it and Tires Plus only lists it as Good in their Good, Better, Best scale.  Anyone have snow or wear experience with these?

BF Goodrich Raidal Long Trail T/A

I was almost set on these when I called my garage and the owner was suprised that I would think of installing these.  He thought them to aggressive for my Tek.

Michelin LTX M/S

The obvioius best choice but has a super high price tag.
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004, 11:40:17 AM »

I highly recommend the Michelin LTX M/S.  I have never used these tires, but they are rated the best out there.  

I agree that the BF Goodrich are nice tires, however, they are truck tires.  So like the garage said, they are possibly too agressive for the Tek.  They would make alot of streetnoise.  

The Yokohama are nice tires, however, they get very mixed reviews.  I think they are 50/50 in the 50% love them and 50% hate them.  No one in the middle.

So if you have the money or can find the few extra bucks, go for the Michelin.  It looks like they would cost you about $100 more for all 4, but I think well worth it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004, 12:05:30 PM »

Ed,

You might want to try emailing a couple of the other owners.  I think this topic has come up before with this size.  You might want to see how some of those owners like there tires now that they have had them a while.  I believe 0Atek03 purchased the BF Goodrich tires.  I think someone else on the site has those Michelins.

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004, 01:37:14 PM »

You could also try a different size like 235 60 16.

I had those put on about a year ago have been pretty happy(see sig).

 
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004, 02:35:53 PM »

I had to replace one of my tires (stock Firestone Affinity in 215/70/16) and I agree, there's not much in that tire size.  I went with the BF Goodrich Radial Long Trail T/A, it was $50CDN less than the Michelin.  I'll be getting a second Long Trail in the spring, and then 2 more when the other 2 tires wear out (it's a long story, but I had to register my vehicle and it was too early for studded tires, so I just bought one).

It's not an LT tire, and I don't think it's too aggressive.  The booklet says it's for an SUV.

I think Cooper makes the Discoverer H/T for all season in that size.  I have 4 Cooper Discoverer M/S with studs just added for winter use.
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 04:15:44 PM »

Today 20 was a good snow day and the tek as always survives  Cheesy  i have the geolandar g-051 these tires are the best!!! we had about 3-5 inches can't really tell but as i drve 68 miles in the snow now i really have the confiddence in these tires. While riding sometimes i step a little hard on the brakes to see if the tires were in snow or the ground and it never slipped tryed a 35 mph turn (open space of course) the car never lost control these tires i recommend!!! any tire is good but you just have to find the perfect one for your car i found mine and my tek likes it  :cooldude:  
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2004, 06:47:13 AM »

Since you are in the rust-belt, I would not shy away from an agressive tread.  Yes, the road noise is higher, but I would prefer good aggressive tires to a quiet ride.  
The additional road grip may just save your life.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2004, 08:13:48 AM »

Safety is my hightest concern.  I went to the library and Consumer Reports reviewed SUV tires in last months issue.  The BFG Long Trails were at the bottom of the list, the Yokohamas have bad snow/ice ratings and even the Michelins were low on the list becuase of price and poor dry traction.  The top 10 tires on the list aren't available in my size.  The only tire that was rated midway on the list and is available in my size is the Bridgestone Dueler H/T.   I'm in a daze  :wacko:  
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2004, 10:28:31 AM »

Ed,

That article amazes me.  I'm not saying they are wrong, however, I use the reviews on Tirerack.com alot when helping people decide tires.  They are reviews and rating from real people and not some company that supposedly does controlled tests.

At tirerack.com though, the Bridgestone Dueler H/T are rated TERRIBLE by everyone.  They are reviewed by 229 people and the highest score average they recieve in one area is a 6.9.  That's not that high to me.

The Michelin have great reviews at tirerack and are one of the number one rated tire for our size.  They have 750 reviews with over 25 million miles in those reviews.  And the lowest score they have is a 7.7.  Every other area is above 8.0.

I'll say one thing and I'll try to say this nicely.  Consumer reports couldn't review shirt buttons effectively.  I would possibly try and do more research.  Look around online for places that have TRUE PEOPLE submit reviews on tires and look at them.
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2004, 08:26:59 AM »

I suspect that you're looking at this from the wrong direction. Most user-reviews are very narrowly focused: the reviewer is relating personal experience with one or two tire types with which he has had experience. Consumer Reports compares dozens of tire types and brands, and several of each, all at once. Their evaluation is based on a comparison of these dozens of tires, not just the one or two that a personal reviewer might have experience with. As Ralph Nader once said (to paraphrase) one man's excellent Ford is another's Ford From H***. An individual review is of great value, but an impartial review of a full field is better.
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2004, 10:10:09 AM »

I decided against the perse truck tire and went with the Michelin Hydroedge. SWo far I've put over 16,000 miles on them and they are the best tires I've owned. We've had a lot of the banned word here S--- and they perform excellently so far.

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2004, 11:09:22 AM »

I see the Forteras are not listed in your size.  That is unfortunate.  Perhaps the new Goodyear Assurance Triple tread.

For others:
The Goodyear Fortera HLs are on the current Azteks.  My 01 had the affinitys and I felt a good benifit to having the Forters on the new '04.  A year later the tires are still solid in snow.  I do recomend them.  I think the Forteras are silent and agressive enough for snow/ice/mud.  They hold very well when hard driving on dry pavement too.

Goodyear Fortera
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2004, 01:08:48 PM »

I can't believe how difficult this is.  At the rate I'm going, I'll end up just putting new Tiger Paws back on.  My frustration there is the fact that the OEM tire has less tread than the H or T Tiger Paw models, which is why they probably wore out so fast in the first place.   Michelins look great but they end up being over $200 more expensive and they don't have a tread wear warranty.

I just called my garage and I can get the set of Tiger Paws S/R with nail guard installed for $365.  I have had no complaints about the tire except the poor treadwear but it does have a 70,000 mile warranty so I can get a discount on my next set in another $40,000 miles.

Case closed but I'll never get a car again with 215 70 R16 tires.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2004, 04:02:33 PM »

I'm leaning towards the Yokohama's.  The ratings on Tire Rack are decent and I had 4 Yokohama's on my BMW and never had a problem with them.  My problem may be finding them here, I'll have to call around.  Anyone know anything more about this brand?
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2004, 05:22:44 PM »

Ed,
  I came up with 22 tires at Tirerack based on a search by size (215/70R16) not model and then did a google search and at tiretrends  
TireTrends.com I found a bunch.
Now, I have no idea if these prices are reasonable, but I like the selection. On this list I found Toyo Open Country A Ts.  My husband put Toyos on his 4x4 PU for general highway/offroad hunting and he really likes them. They are quiet, very comfortable, and grippy.  80,000 mi warranty  DESCRIPTION:
"All-Terrain SUV & LT Tire
This tire offers that extra grip to get you through the most treacherous conditions while maintaining the quiet ride you are looking for".
 
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