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Does anyone have a good brand recommendation for the trusty 1992 240 wagon using P185/70R14<p>About 15K miles back we had a set of Micheline's that had bad tread separation and stupidly enough we let the local tire dealer talk us into a set of replacement Aspen Big O brand.<p>After more rotations and balances that we have ever had in our lifetime they still are an atrocious ride<p>Thinking it would be real easy to move back to Micheline's I was stunned to get lots of feedback on the noise and bad ride with the Destiny, Symetry and even the hydroedge<p>Any feedback from the group much appreciated<p>We are at 7500 ft here but the winter weather is not that bad and normal all round touring tires work just fine<p>( : ( : pete <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Tire Brand Recomendation (ideapete)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Pete.<p>Here is a good place to compare tires...<p><A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/index.jsp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/index.jsp</A><p>...and you can even consider hot new 15"-16" wheels here...<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-200/Wheels-&-Lugnuts/c-1-69-467" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-20...9-467</A>/<p>BTW, here is the notice from Pete Ienatsch in Ruidoso concerning the first-ever Road Runner Chapter VCOA Meet...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=105072" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=105072</A><p>I sure would like to make this as my last visit to Albuquerque was about 1949.<p>George Dill<p>Temple, Texas, USA.<p>
 

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Re: Tire Brand Recomendation (gdill2)

185/70R14 is the correct size for a <I>sedan</I>. The original size on the wagon is <B>185R14</B>, but they're no longer available. You can substitute with 195/75R14 or 205/70R14 with minimal speedo error. They'll put a bit more rubber on the road too.<p>I've had good experiences with Yokohama Avid Tourings and Toyo 800 Ultras. The Toyos are a bit pricey but they ride/handle better than any other tire I've had on my 245.
 

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Re: Tire Brand Recomendation (ideapete)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ideapete</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thinking it would be real easy to move back to Micheline's I was stunned to get lots of feedback on the noise and bad ride with the Destiny, Symetry and even the hydroedge</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have run Michelin Symetry's on my 240 sedan for years and I have never had a problem with them. They have always run smooth and quiet for me.<p>Benjamin Florence
 

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Re: Tire Brand Recomendation (ideapete)

I am running 195.70/r14 Good Year Regattas on my 92 wagon. Tire noise is low, ride is good, but after 50K (they are 70K tread life) I am noticing a lot of slip on wet roads, though there is much tread left. And they were supposed to be rated high in rain.
 

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<A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE960AS+Pole+Position" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...ition</A><p>George Dill
 

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I've had very good experience with Continental and Yokohama, which I've bought for most of my cars. I've always had bad experience with Michelin.
 

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Re: Tire Brand Recomendation (ideapete)

I have been happy with Kumos, a good combination of cost and performance. On the plus side they are sticky and do well in the rain, bad side is they wear out faster that others, 35k miles and they need to go. Snow tires are winter must, I have been happy with Dunlop graspics. I have installed the alternate size 195/70-14. They fit stock rims fine. Good Luck
 

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Re: Tire Brand Recomendation (sailah)

ABC did a special on tires, a while back, imparticular the age of tires. The issue was tire retailers selling very old yet brand new tires that pose a danger on the road. The date code is found on the tire side wall typically in an oval shape preceeded by DOT and then a series of numbers. <br>Eg: DOT 202 would mean week 2 of 2002<p>The story;<br><A HREF="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4988518" TARGET="_blank">http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4988518</A><p>NHTSA Press release<br><A HREF="http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4988605&page=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blot...age=1</A>
 

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Re: Tire Brand Recomendation (ideapete)

I would go with the Dunlop Graspic 195/70R14. I ran Dunlops for many years on my '86 wagon. When I changed to 15" wheels I went with Michelin. But I still like Dunlop.<br>
 
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