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Your Tire Recomendations Please

userIDken
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Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by userIDken » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:03 pm

Hello Freestylers.

I need to purchase new tires for my '05 Limited Freestyle with 225/60 R18. Currently have the Yokohama 520s, which seem to have worked well enough. I need all season tires that work in dry, wet, snow and slush over horribly pot-holed roads. Oh, and I don't want to raid the kids college fund to do it.

Please tell me your reviews of your own tires and any recommendations you have. Including your favorite (national) store to purchase from or tire sales and deals you know are going on now.

Thanks a lot for your help everyone. I'll be getting new tires by the 16th of June and I'm relying on your recommendations more than any other factor.

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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by jasperboy » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:39 am

We have been very happy with our BF Goodrich Advantage TA's. Almost 25K since replacing the stock Conti's and expect to get another 25K or more. Quiet, good wet and snow trction, and you should be able to find them in the $125-150/ea range installed. They also have a Touring TA:
http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-sel ... pare-tires
Suggest pring at the national chains, but buying at a local independant, they buy just as well and don't have all the overhead to cover. Good luck.
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by Jack Watts » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:51 pm

I have Michelin MXV-4's on my FS. I have roughly 65K on them, and at a minimum they'll get another 20K before there done. I'll probably replace them before next winter (fall 2012). They're quiet, great in the rain and good enough in snow for my purposes. They're expensive, but if you're keeping the car for a while, they end up being one of the best $$/mile tires out there.

Discount Tire is really hard to beat if you have one in your area. Great service, free lifetime rotations/flat repair and one of the few places I'd actually trust to do a rotation without over/undertorquing the wheels. They have a pretty well-deserved reputation for providing excellent service. That'd be my recommendation.

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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by cyearns » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:09 pm

I've a fan of any Uniroyal, BF Goodrich, or Michelin tires, specifically the Uniroyal Tiger Paw line of tires (great value). In case you didn't know Michelin, BF GoodRich and Uniroyal are all made by Michelin. So I would reccomend you stick to at least one of those brands. I've always been pleased with the price and performance (both treadwear and traction) of them. Other tires I have tried were Goodyears Reggeta (never felt safe with them in the rain or snow) and Bridgestone Turazna (never road well, and were noisy).

These are the tires I have on both the Town Car and the Cougar, and will be going on the Taurus X when it needs tires: http://www.uniroyaltires.com/tire-selec ... p-ii-tires

I personally would find a good local tire shop rather then a national franchise. You might pay a little bit more, but you are move likely to be giving your bussing to some people that would give a damn about your car.....
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by obstacles exist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:55 pm

+1 on the Michelin Primacy MXV4
Had the idea of getting good tires since I only have 25k on it and plan on keeping it for a while.
very quiet, low rolling resistance, good snow and ice performance (according to consumer reports, I never got up to the mountains this year)
paid $682 otd at Discount Tire.
check out consumer reports, they acually use an ice rink for the winter driving evaluations and stopping distance measurements. Not too many people can take a car, mount dozens of different brand new tires on and start testing.
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by WGRoper » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:35 pm

I too run the Primacy MXV4 on my SEL FWD. Best tire made in that category, me thinks.

I'm in the deep south, so no snow experience with them. If we get an inch or two, the car doesn't come out of the garage down here :)
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by piratepress » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:11 pm

I plan on getting four new Goodyear Integrity tires. They are currently on sale for $89/apiece at my local Sears.
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by dmckmc » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:16 pm

Me too on the Michelin MXV. Around 35,000miles. Very smooth and quiet. They still look new. I'm Midwest so not a ton of snow. I have trouble even trying to make this car spin the wheels on snow (AWD). Previous tire was Goodyear Assurance. They were decent but only lasted about 40,000 miles and were much louder than the Michelin

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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by dbgallo » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:26 pm

I've been running Michelin Hydroedge's for the the last 3 yrs, wear well, a little noisy, and in Feb 2010 they got me from Philly to Columbus in the Valentine's Week Blizzard on the mostly closed PA turnpike in 12 hrs, and it FWD (no chains used)
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by knowitall » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:55 am

I bought Hankook tires at Tirerack. $420 total. $100 for alignment and mounting once I got them.

Best rated tire on tire rack .com for the 17" tires on my Freestyle.

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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by smithmw » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:25 am

I'll throw my vote in for the Primacy MXV4. Love them--all the good things about them have been said by previous posters, so I'll just say "me too".
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by knowitall » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:35 am

I see only 18" available in the Primacy MXV4. At least there is a $70 rebate on them.

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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by smithmw » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:14 am

I have the Primacy MXV4 in 17". Read this thread:
http://www.myfordfreestyle.com/forums/v ... 8&start=15
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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by Matts06FS » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:29 pm

piratepress wrote:I plan on getting four new Goodyear Integrity tires. They are currently on sale for $89/apiece at my local Sears.
I have these on my Freestyle. I have about 27000 miles on them and they seem to be wearing well, I expect to get about 40k out of them. They are just ok tires all around. Ok in the snow, rain and are fairly quiet, but not the quietest tires I have had. I rotate them every 6k miles and they are wearing really well, no cupping or odd wear.

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Re: Your Tire Recomendations Please

Post by tmad » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:49 pm

Been VERY pleased with my Michelen Hydroedge tires for the last year plus. First Michelens that I have owned but like Neil Diamond, "I'm a Believer". :lol:
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