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#372930 - 04/11/12 04:10 PM Tire recommendation
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6760
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I'll be in the market for a set of 4 tires for the wife's car. It's a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. As of now I am looking at a set of Bridgestone Potenzas. I can get them at Costco for a few pennies under $400 out the door.

Anyone have any different recommendations? Does anyone have any experience with these tires?

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#372931 - 04/11/12 04:20 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
The GoodYear Assurance Tripletred gets my vote, for good all weather traction and comfort.

This is what I had last time, before going to a cheaper tire and I really, really miss these. Best slick road tire I've ever owned.

#372932 - 04/11/12 04:22 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
RickF Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Rick I believe Potenzas are what we have on the wife's car, they've been good tires so far. $400 seems like a good price too.
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#372935 - 04/11/12 04:34 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
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After checking out the highly rated Hankook Optimo H727's we decided to instal Toyo Versado's on my girlfriend's Honda, too early to tell after only a few weeks, but they ride nice and quiet. We bought these partly because I had Toyo Open Counntry HT's on my last Silverado which I felt were excellent (Winter directional stability was good due to the deep grooves in them, but traction was somewhat below average). Toyo has some decent rebates this spring that you may want to check out, if you go that way.

I can't comment on the Potenza's but a friend of mine has Bridgestone Duellers on his Sante Fe as does his wife on her CRV. His are lasting alright but hers were done after 60,000km(40k miles). Even though they are both Duellers, they have slightly different tread paterns on them for some reason.

I would check out the Hankook Optimo 727's as well as the Toyos. There's some other good brands out there too...
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#372937 - 04/11/12 04:38 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8431
Loc: Tacoma
I've heard good things about the Potenzas and that seems like a very good price.
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#372938 - 04/11/12 04:38 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
ClubNeon Offline

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3453
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
I just put Potenza's on my RX-8. Best tire I've ever driven on. Shockingly good in the rain, they just plowed through standing water like it wasn't there.
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#372946 - 04/11/12 05:00 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
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We got my wifes Michelens for her Honda Pilot at Costco, nice that you get a great price, and free rotations, and fixes anytime you have a problem.
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#372949 - 04/11/12 05:19 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
RickF Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
We don't have a Costco but our Sam's bites for automotive purchases, I'd go in to get my free tire rotation and they would ask if I had somebody to pick me up. The lady in the automotive department is a real jerk to boot so I quit buying anything from them.

I now buy my tires from a local guy right up the street from the house who will match anybody's prices and any tire bought from him gets free lifetime rotation and balance. I've got nearly 190k miles on my little '08 Corolla that I bought new in '08 and it's been through it's share of tires, I buy the cheapest tires I can get, run the piss out of them and replace them with another set of cheapies. The guy gave me a killer deal on Terra Grapplers fro my truck too. Oh and Sam's ... they don't even have a rack that will lift a 3/4 ton pickup truck but "You can buy the tires here and have them installed someplace else though."

Oh really?

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#372950 - 04/11/12 05:22 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
Lampshade Offline

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1214
Loc: Holbrook, MA
The very best tire I have ever had are Michelins.
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#372951 - 04/11/12 05:26 PM Re: Tire recommendation [Re: Wid]
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5561
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I'm a big fan of Bridgestone Revos (maybe Dueller Revos, there are a few different tread types). The ones I like have odd diagonal tooth-shaped tread blocks and fairly soft rubber, so tread life is maybe 80% of other tires but snow ice & rain adhesion is *really* good. Might be light truck only though...

Then again I bought Revos because the Goodyear TripleTreads were impossible to find at the time. Never used the TripleTreads but they seemed like a no-brainer for northern US weather.

Don't know anything about Potenzas, sorry. Do you plan to run separate winter tires or same tire year round, and do you drive on salt or snow in the winter ?

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