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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2003, 08:24:54 PM »

I did check out the Firestone Affinitys, The price was good and the guy at Firestone was praising them (a salesmen of course ) but Yes I liked the Look of that tire.  :ph34r:  KBro
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2003, 09:37:05 PM »

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of price did you get on the Affinity tires?
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2003, 07:18:26 AM »

On My 17inch wheels I've Got Good Year Eagles, in the apparently impossible to find size of P235 / 60R17.  When I got a flat in the right rear tire, it took four days to get the tire shipped in.  :angry:

Still, I have had excellent results with them for the first 12000 miles!  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2003, 07:29:56 AM »

:wacko: My son has the CRV and it's tires are 1 size smaller than mine. When he changed them the first time he went with Bridgestone Dueler HT's. I know the only thing he didn't like was the tread lif getting less than 50k out of the tire. He switched to Michelin X-1's. So far so good. I have the 215/70/15's on my Tek and their Firestones. So far the only complaint is the NOISE!! I know I have a good year right now before I change tires. It's definitely interesting to see the different options offered by the manufacturer.

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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2003, 09:52:44 AM »

here's something I don't understand.  Am I reading correctly that people have a wide variety of tires installed at the dealership?  I thought the only factory options were Goodyears.  (self sealing and regular) How many different options are there?  
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2003, 10:03:46 AM »

There were quite a few. Off the top of my head- Uniroyal TigerPaw(with white letters/or without),Firestone Affinity 215/70r16 and 205/65r16?(smaller size '01 2WD), Firestone Wilderness HT with white letters(smaller size 16" on '01 2WD as well),The Goodyears you mentioned self-sealing and non, and of course the 17" Goodyear Eagle RSA's.

Not all of these were available at the same time of course. ^_^  
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2003, 10:14:56 AM »

So do different dealers offer different options?  Is it by region?  I don't remember being offered or shown any choice on the tires.
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2003, 10:21:05 AM »

Nope, they came equipped from the factory with those tires. My dealer has two Teks on the lot, one has the Uniroyals the other the Affinity's
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2003, 10:24:31 AM »

^_^ I think it has something to do with the model and the equipment as to the tire they put on. When I bought mine they had a GT and a Versatrak and they all had different tires on them.

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2003, 10:38:26 AM »

GM has arrangements with several different tire companies for most of their vehicles.  They completely test several different tires and then based on current pricing or availability they can put different tires on the vehicles as they are assembled.  Commodity parts like tires are generally dual sourced.  Region or dealerships don't effect the types of tires installed on the vehicles.  Generally cost is the biggest factor and as long as the tires are validated for the vehicle the cheapest cost wins.
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2003, 11:00:07 AM »

Fascinating.  I would have thought the agreements were more exclusive, I guess it makes sense for the car maker though.   Thanks for the insight, everybody.
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2003, 11:12:09 AM »

I've only occaisionly seen specific tires listed for vehicles, and usually its for something special, such as the Rally edition Aztek which comes exclusively with Goodyear Fortera's.
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2003, 12:45:14 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2003, 07:42:03 PM »

We have an 03 TEK. it has Firestone Affinity H/T skins on the ugly GTP rims.
The odo reads 7K miles.  I don't mind them, but, with all the snow we're getting here in New York State, I would feel better with a set of real snow tires on the car.

What tires have you tried? What do you recommend(I'm not moving south :angry: )?

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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2003, 08:57:45 PM »

Demetri,

Unless your Firestones have a lot of wear, which they shouldn't at 7,000 miles, they should be fine in the snow.
I have 12,000 miles on my Affinity's and I have nothing but praise for how my Tek handles in the snow. (We've driven in the past 2 bad storms here in NY).
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