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Tires, Wheels, Steering
Edmund's Feature Article: Tire Safety: Don't Ignore the Rubber on the Road
For dedicated winter tires, also have a look at the Snow/ice winter tires discussion topic.
#1 of 7449 Just wanted some advice...
Sep 27, 1999 (2:54 pm)
I'm looking for some quality tires with good wet
weather traction for my VW Cabriolet. They're 185
60 series 14's and I'm looking for the same. I
really like Pirelli's, the P4000's are nice and
also inexpensive. But the P6000's have a very nice
aquachannel and look more attractive. But they're
$100 more. ANyn\body know if it's it worth it to
pay more for the aquachannel? I live in L.A., and
although it doesn't rain much during the summer,
winter can be hell on wheels with very slick
Oct 22, 1999 (8:11 pm)
I have a sunfire GT and they have p205 55 R16 tire size what is a good tire for this car?
Oct 26, 1999 (5:30 pm)
It depends on what you are looking for. Performance, winter traction, all-season traction, quiet ride, high treadwear, etc.
WHat are you looking for???
Nov 10, 1999 (7:10 pm)
I just bought a new Toyota van. The dealer upgraded the tires to Michelin X-ones. The tires are whitewalls mounted black-side out. The problem is that there is a plastic UPC code on the blackwall side. Can I tear this UPC code off or will it damage the tire? SHould I go back and demand backwall tires so I dno't have to look at the sticker?
Thanks for suggestions/opinions.
#5 of 7449 UPC Code
Nov 11, 1999 (5:26 am)
You should be able to remove the sticker from the tire. They are only on the tire to help keep inventory etc... If it was meant to be on the tire permanantly, they would've embedded it into the tire instead of using a sticker.
Nov 20, 1999 (5:41 pm)
Just purchased 4 new studded snows yesterday. I ended up with 4 Gislaved Nord Frost II snows. The guy at the store told me these were great tires and I've seen some similar comments on the net in a few places. Anyone have any experience with these Swedish made tires? Also, please advise of any good web sites that might be able to give me more insight. Thanks.
#7 of 7449 Can you trust
Dec 28, 1999 (1:35 pm)
your car at speeds of 120+ MPH., dg?
Sounds like a good deal...Alignment included too.. Those gov't ratings for wear, temperature, and traction may help you. I've not heard or read any negative comments about their tires.
#8 of 7449 Pirelli 4000's
Dec 31, 1999 (3:54 pm)
Just had set put on Toyota Camry...they track nicely and balance up nice too. NTB was vendor. They are a little more expensive thanTire Rack....The old lady likes em...If she's happy then I'm happy.
#9 of 7449 Manny, Moe and Tires...
Dec 31, 1999 (5:35 pm)
Pep Boys Tires used to be manufactured by Kelly Springfield. Don't know if they still are or not. Ask one of their tire guys, they know. Comparison shop at your local Kelly/Springfield Tire store for additional info. I used Pep Boys tires on my commuter car for years, held up OK.
#10 of 7449 I am partial to Discount Tire Co.
Jan 01, 2000 (3:21 am)
They will match/beat anyones prices, you can get the roadside warranty for as long as you own the tires (not just 3 years, like Big O does), and I have had very pleasant experiences with them. I haven't heard anything, good or bad, about Pep Boys tires.