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    Re: *The official Tire Review Thread*



    Tire Brand: General Tire
    Tire Model: Exclaim UHP
    Tire Size: 225/50 R 17

    Price Each: It came to $810 for all 4 mounted and balanced.
    Purchased From: OK Tire in Kitchener

    Dry Handling: 10
    Wet Handling:9
    Snow Handling: 8
    Road Noise Level:8
    Tire Wear: Rated at 380AA, or roughly 45-50K miles bought them last month
    Overall Rating:9

    These were one of the better deals (Canadian dollars here folks) in my area. Higher end Michelin's were $250-300/tire plus install and balance. So for $202 a tire for these Generals was the best move I made. The OEM Conti's were worn out in no time. They lasted me three years, but I only drive 10,000kms a year or so with my 6. I was more amazed with how they performed in snow. The OEM Conti's were terrible on anything but dry roads and these General UHP's outform them five fold. I couldn't have found a better buy.
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    Re: *The official Tire Review Thread*

    Tire Brand: Yokohama
    Tire Model: S.drive
    Tire Size: 225/50 R 17

    Price Each: It came to $600 for all 4 mounted, balanced and TPMS.
    Purchased From: Discount Tire

    Dry Handling: 10 (Sticks like Tiger Woods on white girls)
    Wet Handling: No rain yet
    Road Noise Level:8
    Tire Wear: Just bought them last week and pushing 1k miles but not driving aggressive to see how long they last
    Overall Rating:9

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    Tire Brand: Cooper Tires
    Tire Model: CS4
    Tire Size: 245/50 R17

    Price: $600 installed for all four
    Purchase Place: Co-op (they order through WW Tire)

    Dry Handling: 10
    Wet Handling: 9
    Snow and Ice Handling: 8 (estimated)
    Road Noise: 10
    Tire Wear: 10 (~50k miles)
    Overall: 9

    Driving Style: Moderately Aggressive

    These tires work great!! They stick like crazy!! And with the deep grooves I expect there will be awesome handling in the rain/snow/ice!! Tread wear on stock Continentals was 360 and made it 32,000 miles (very bald) and the tread wear on these coopers is rated at 550!!
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    Re: *The official Tire Review Thread*

    Tire Brand: Michelin
    Tire Model: Pilot Sport A/S Plus
    Tire Size: 245/45ZR-18 96Y BSW

    Price: $1000 Installed, with warranty and roadhazard
    Purchase Place: Discount Tire Company, Orlando, FL

    Dry Handling: 10
    Wet Handling: (Dont know yet) Will edit when It rains.
    Snow and Ice Handling: N/A (I live in FL)
    Road Noise: 10 (Silent!)
    Tire Wear: 10 (45,000 Mile WARRANTY from Michelin)
    Overall: 10

    Driving Style: Moderately Aggressive

    I had these tires put on at about 47k to replace the OEM Goodyear POS that came on the car. I have so far put about 1000 miles on them (city and highwya miles) They are a much better tire overall, and seem to stick to the pavement much better than the Goodyears ever hoped to. The road noise so far is significantly less in their new state than the goodyears were while worn. The sidewalls seem to be somewhat stiffer, while still maintaining good ride comfort. I have to try much harder to break them loose while dry. I cannot, and unfortunately will not be able to comment on their snow performance, as living in the south, that's rarely a concern. They are pricey, but so far seem to be worth the extra dough for them.





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    Tire Brand: Nexen
    Tire Model: N3000
    Tire Size: 225/35/20 90Y

    Price Each: $118
    Purchased From: Firestone

    Dry Handling: 10
    Wet Handling: 9
    Road Noise Level: 8
    Tire Wear: to soon to tell.
    Overall Rating: 9

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    Handle extremely well on dry and wet pavement. i was very surprised. only break loose if you floor it on the white line and thats only for a second before they grip and you go. took a few sharp turns with them and they stick very well. tread wear has no rating bc the tire size is to small for my car for them to give them a rating. road noise is very slight. a TON quieter than my previous tires. very satisfied. great performance tire for a good price.


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    Re: *The official Tire Review Thread*

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver X View Post


    Tire Brand: Continental
    Tire Model: ExtremeContact DWS
    Tire Size: 225/50R17

    Price Each: $121.00 (on sale for $108ea when I got them)
    Purchased From: Tire Rack

    Dry Handling: 9
    Dry Traction: 10
    Wet Handling: 10
    Snow Traction: 9
    Road Noise Level: 7
    Tire Wear: no visible wear after 6 months.
    Overall Rating: (1-10) 9

    Driving style: Very aggresive

    Car is completely stock.

    I'm extremely happy with these tires. 1000x better than the OE Hankooks. On dry pavement, the tires will not spin off the line and stick really well in hard corners...a little squishy feeling, but still stick. Very little tire spin when floored on wet pavement. Snow traction is excellent. Stops very well, even without ABS. Still have to be careful accellerating around tight corners, since it just wants to go straight if you get on it too much, but that's expected with FWD cars on ice or snow. With the old tires, the car was useless whenever there was snow or ice, and the car stayed parked. I'll probably use it more this year and save the 4x4 for the really nasty days. I highly recommend these tires.
    ^^^^ Agree, though I haven't tried them in the winter yet, wanted the Potenza RE970A/S but I decided to try these ones and I love them. Once winter comes around and I like how it drives then I might switch to these permanently
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    Has anyone ever done 19s? I am thinking of doing 19s but want to see what others have used
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    Re: *The official Tire Review Thread*

    I believe a couple people have them, but the main reason i didnt go for them it that they cost so much. I looked at the prices compared to 18s and 20s and they were still more. But if you have the money ...

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