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May 24, 2012 (2:35 am)
I would suggest doing the basics first. Check the inflation pressure. It still amazes me that some folks at tire shops don't know it's supposed to be what the vehicle tire placard says.
#7353 of 7449 Michelin Defender
Jun 12, 2012 (3:08 pm)
Capriracer (or anyone else who might know),
Does the new Michelin Defender have a cap ply? Michelin's website doesn't mention it, which make me think it may not. If it doesn't, that's surprising, given Michelin's premium image and pricing. I would have thought all Michelins had them.
I'm not actually looking for new tires, just curious.
#7354 of 7449 Re: Michelin Defender [corvette]
Jun 13, 2012 (2:40 am)
Why not call Michelin?
#7355 of 7449 Re: Michelin Defender [capriracer]
Jun 15, 2012 (6:24 am)
I emailed them and got the following response:
The Defender has a nylon cap ply in all sizes.
I wish this type of information was covered in their literature.
#7356 of 7449 Well, I just bought
Jun 24, 2012 (11:33 am)
some of those recommended Michelin tires for wife's 2004 Dodge Ram, LTX/MS2...am hoping they do better than the Goodyear tires we had, only got about 30K out of them...Michelins were expensive, but if they come close to the 70K they say, it will be worth it, 2X as much as the Goodyears...I like Goodyear as made in America, and Michelins are probably not, but I want good tires and if they make them better overseas, then we need to clean our act up and make ours better...
#7357 of 7449 Re: Well, I just bought [marsha7]
Jun 24, 2012 (3:17 pm)
I had good luck with our Michelins. And I am not sure all Goodyears are made in the US, I'd be surprised if the were.
#7358 of 7449 Re: Well, I just bought [marsha7]
Jun 24, 2012 (3:31 pm)
You do not state your tire size, but for the 27570/16, the Michelin LTX's are made in the US. (I believe Hanford, CA) For some alternative sizes, CN is the other. Goodyear's country of manufacturer is unknown, as you state neither size nor model.
#7359 of 7449 2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl tire...
Aug 09, 2012 (12:39 pm)
...has an H rated (I believe) 16" tire as OEM. Went to Firestone the other day to price tires. They gave me an estimate on a Firehawk Wideoval All season tire of $340 out the door for a set of 4.
In looking on tirerack, this is listed as a high performance V rated tire. Despite a very good price, as the tires are on sale, would you want to put a set of high performance tires on a Kia? I'm looking for good dry and wet performance, not taking a turn at 100mph.
The Firehawk Wideoval is a fairly new tire, so not much feedback/reviews on it. It's suppose to have a 50k mile warranty on the tread.
#7360 of 7449 Re: 2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl tire... [jipster]
Aug 09, 2012 (12:45 pm)
While no harm in V (they often have the same tread pattern and basic contruction as the corresponding H rated version, just differ in heat dissipation), is there no H version for a few $$ less?
#7361 of 7449 Re: 2007 Kia Optima 4 cyl tire... [texases]
Aug 10, 2012 (9:12 am)
Yes, the tire comes in a H version. I guess Firestone is wanting to unload their V version. But, what are the pros and cons of putting a high performance tire on a non high performance car?