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  • Thinking about new tires

    So what does everybody like in today's world for a new stock tire replacement?

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    https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires...BBCardTireName

    This is what I have on mine, got them put on at the end of the summer. I think theyre pretty good, never got stuck in the snow and i have great grip in rain and normal conditions
    http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/...psc9faasxk.jpg
    1998 Mark Viii LSC, Black but runny,138k Miles... Still
    The problems I have with this car aren't normal compared to the ones everyone else has

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    • #3
      Originally posted by germansheperd View Post
      So what does everybody like in today's world for a new stock tire replacement?
      Depends on what you want, hot rod function, comfort for nice ride? I have some Falkins on 1 car, and I feel every bump, 2 cars with Michelins, and a nice smooth ride.
      94 MK VIII
      95 MK VIII
      98 MK VIII CE # 87
      04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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      • #4
        Those Goodyear tires have a great look to them! As for the Michelins I have never got a bad tire from them. Goodyear, Michelin, and BFG are the ones I typically like. The date code on my tires show they were made in 07 so I want to change them before Carlisle. On this set up I guess I'd want comfort and a good looking tire.

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        • #5
          I had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S on my 98 LSC but they were 245/45R18...car was coil spring - lowered, but with the Michelins it drove like the car was stock air ride on 16's....that smooth and quiet. They lasted a long time too.
          I got cheap and went with off-brands when I had them replaced, and the ride suffered....but then came to realize it was the darn 18" Speedline wheels that only seemed to ride well if they had a good quality tire.
          Sold the car and the new owner had full disclosure of the vibration with the new tires.
          The set I kept were Nokian tires from Europe....one thing I will say though is that they handled way better than the Michelins did when driving aggressive, and they went through pouring rain like a Pirelli FULL WET Formula 1 tire does!

          remember when it comes to tires....$$$ saved = ride quality lost.

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          • #6
            I've had good experience with Goodyear Eagle GT's. I'm not sure what the latest iteration is but I have them on 3 vehicles in my fleet of Lincolns, one of them being the Navigator. They do well as an all around performance tire and the ride quality is good.
            JP

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            • #7
              All season?

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              • #8
                All season. Something decent if i get caught in a monsoon.

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                • #9
                  I just worked a real nice bundle deal with Discount Tire for the Cadillac STS and Chrysler Town & Country.

                  Staggered Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 for the STS, and 70k mile Bridgestones for the T&C.

                  I would of put Michelin's back on the T&C, but I believe Wendy will be finally looking at replacing the T&C before the tires wear out in the next 30k miles.

                  My opinion - Michelin's if you plan on keeping your car. I love the ride and mileage I get out of Michelins. A best price middle of the road name brand if you plan to sell the car.

                  Mike

                  The Mark - 98 LSC Generously Modified

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                  • #10
                    I like the Michelin's too, I've got the Defenders. They ride nice and have great traction. I put them on my green Mark, and the green convertible came with them.

                    My second choice is the General Altimax that I have on my 97 and black 94.

                    Bill
                    1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
                    1997 White LSC 135k miles
                    1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
                    1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
                    1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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                    • #11
                      I had the Altimax on my Town Car. Great "cruising" tires. They were quiet, and rode nicely.
                      Mike Martin

                      1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                      2001 Dodge Dakota

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                      • #12
                        Narrowed it down between the Michelins and the Goodyear Eagles.

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                        • #13
                          I like my continental extremecontact dws on my Flex.

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                          • #14
                            I ended up going with these at Sams Club this morning. $475 OTD mounted and balanced plus an $80 gift card to Sams Club so I was under $400 all in.
                            So new tires, battery, oil change and I'm ready for Carlisle.
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                            • #15
                              and the car looks great, too.
                              Mike Martin

                              1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                              2001 Dodge Dakota

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