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Nov 26, 2005 (8:10 am)
Have 2004 malibu Lt,with close to 50,000 miles on the oem set, and have been looking at your site, and am interested in a set of Kumho tires, your site show's kumho touring as/795 available for me but when i cross checked on the Kumho site, these tires where not shown in the 215/60/16 size that i need???
Can you verify if these tires are available???
I am looking for a quiet riding tire, I avg about 28000 miles per year so mileage rating is also important...
Also maybe you can reccomend some tires that would fit the bill other Kumho, or another series of Kumho other than what I have mentioned...thanks for your reply...Simone
#1331 of 1335 Nissan Maxima 2001 215/55/16
Nov 28, 2005 (9:09 am)
Could I use 206/60/16 instead ?
It will be slightly larger overall diameter , less than 0.5" difference.
#1332 of 1335 slight correction
Nov 28, 2005 (9:16 am)
I meant 205/60/16...
#1333 of 1335 Re: Ask Connor from The Tire Rack [Sylvia]
Dec 02, 2005 (10:48 am)
I'm looking for replacement tires for my 2000 Accord LX 4cyl 5 speed. I've got about 70k on it. I currently have Firestone Affinity's on it, and they were the worst tires I've ever owned. I had purchased a set of Yokohama Avid's for my last vehicle (not sure of the model), and loved them. I live in the great lakes region and get hit with lake effect snow a lot, and the Avid's were hands down the best all season tire I've ever had. They were a bit louder though. My current dillema is that the ride is terrible in my vehicle now, and I hate the road noise I'm getting on concrete interstate, but would not want to get a tire that improves those characteristics by sacrificing a lot of light to moderate winter traction. (I understand I should be looking at dedicated winter tires, but I'm going to stick with all-seasons until I get rid of this car in a season or two). I'm torn between the Bridgestone Turanza LS-H and the Avid H4.... Which would you recommend? Or should I be looking at some other alternatives that I haven't mentioned?
#1334 of 1335 03 Mountaineer AWD (V8), need to replace BF Goodrich tires... suggestions??
Dec 09, 2005 (11:11 am)
Bought an 03 Mountaineer Premier AWD (V8) used in March 2005 with almost 19000 miles. Wasn't impressed then by the looks of the BF Goodrich Rugged Trail A/T M&S tires, but they had enough tread I thought to go through Summer and into Fall. Never felt "secure" on wet roads with these tires, and now that Winter is here, I'm researching what is available to replace them (at 23000 miles). They are 245 65 R17.
Ninety five percent of my driving is around town on paved roads, but I do have a country lane on a slight grade I travel twice daily (to and from work, and usually the last road in the township to be plowed after a snow storm).
I don't really want to go with an all terrain tire with a more aggressive looking tread.... would like to find something though that is decent in snow, has better tread life, but not sacrifice handling and noise level. When I say snow, I'm just talking 3 to 4 inches of unplowed snow... this is probably the most I would get caught in unexpectedly (as if let out of work early to make the 8 mile drive home because winter storm has started). If it's 8 to 10 inches fresh snow, I'm not driving anywhere until roads are plowed... or I'll drive my 96 Explorer AWD V8 with the Wrangler ATs.
I've narrowed it down to the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza only by good reviews I've read and photos. Going into the tire store today to just have a look. The BF Goodrichs I have have 29.9" tire OD, Section Width 9.6" & 696 REVS per mile, the Alenza would be 29.4", Section Width 9.5" and 709 REVS per mile ... I'm guessing everything on these cars is computer syncronized, is this difference anything to be concerned about? All the other specs are in line.
From what I read, the Alenzas are being put on some upper end SUVS (Navigator, Suburban, Lexus, Tahoe).
Any thoughts, recommendations welcome!
#1335 of 1335 The busy season!
Dec 14, 2005 (11:35 am)
Just an FYI that I exchanged emails with Connor. This is the busiest year he can remember and is absolutely swamped with phone calls. He apologizes for not being able to get back here ... and to some of you who may have emailed him and are waiting for a response.
We are going to make this discussion read-only for a while. Hopefully when things get a little more calm, Connor will be back and taking your questions.
Until then, here's to traction on the snowy roads!