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Chevrolet Impala, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
Nov 07, 2006 (6:36 am)
I was considering putting BFG Traction T/As on my 2000 Impala replacing worn Goodyear Eagles. The T/As appear to be well rated. Has anyone had any experience with these tires?
#32 of 69 Re: New Tires [middleageguy]
Nov 07, 2006 (9:34 am)
I have these tires on my car right now and they have been very good. Before these tires I had Continentals and Yokohamas and was not as satisfied.
#33 of 69 Re: New Tires [samchinch]
Nov 19, 2006 (7:30 am)
I decided to order two new tires for Impala LS. Two of Goodyear GT-HRs had good tread left. I did like the feel and look of the tires. I ordered two GT-HRs and I having been waiting over a week. The tire company said Goodyear is on strike, thus fewer tires are being delivered.
Would purchasing two non-matching tires make any sense?
#34 of 69 Tire pressure monitor problem
Nov 25, 2006 (4:50 pm)
My brother-in-law just purchased a used 2006 Impala 3LT, and is having problems with one of the tire pressure monitors working intermittently. Any ideas as to whether this is something he can easily take care of himself, or something he should take in while the car is still under the factory warranty?
#35 of 69 Re: Tire pressure monitor problem [nosirrahg]
Nov 25, 2006 (6:34 pm)
It's a fairly common problem. I would suggest taking it in for service under warranty. Search this forum for more information on this problem.
#36 of 69 Need help from tire experts...!!
Dec 07, 2006 (5:39 am)
I have a 2006 Impala LT with stock 225/60-16 tires/wheels.
I will be changing to the SS tires/wheels (235/50-18)shortly.
Question ....Will the tire sensors from the stock wheels be ok for use/fit and dash message centre reading..??
#37 of 69 Re: 2LT or 3LT? [zjim]
Feb 23, 2007 (2:57 pm)
I chose the 3LT also, 3.9 felt much stronger than the 3.5. I got rid of the 17" Eagle LS's for Michelin Pilot Sport AS, since the handling of the 3LT wasn't up to par with my recently totaled 99 Maxima (worked suspension, I just thought all cars handled as well as it did, boy was I wrong). It's better now.
Anybody know of a good shock/spring setup for the 06 Impala 3LT?
Apr 04, 2007 (8:23 am)
Keep in mind that treadwear ratings are not regulated in any way and are used more for marketing than anything else.
The Goodyear RS-A is a pretty mediocre tire. The BFG KDWS is a better tire for a lot less money, but still mediocre.
The Kumho Ecsta ASX is another step up from the KDWS, and getting into the range of "pretty good," for a bit more money.
For about the same money as the RS-As, the Michelin
Pilot Sport A/S will simply blow the doors off of the RS-A.
If you don't require ANY snow capability, or are willing to swap snow tires when snow season comes, which is the best choice anyway, a Summer tire can give you another step up from even the best All/Seasons.
For less than the RS-A, you can put a set of Goodyear F1 GS-D3s on, which will simply amaze you, in comparison to the RS-As. The F1 is probably the best all-around summer tire on the market, with some tires giving slightly better performance in some areas, but coming nowhere near in others.
If you are wanting to save a chunk of change though, the Kumho Ecsta SPT is pretty darn good though.
#39 of 69 Re: Tires [waynebengston]
Apr 04, 2007 (9:51 am)
The treadwear ratings, esp on Michelin X radials, never let me down. Hey, for $99 per tire for the BFG, if their mediocre performance matches the RSA mediocre for less than 1/2 the cost, mediocre is fine for me. To pay $200+ per tire and they only last 10,000 - 15,000 miles, the cost per mile is too high. The Goodyear RSA tires in 226/60 X 16 size were standard equipment on my 1998 Lumina LTZ and they lasted about 19,000 miles.