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Old 08-20-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Jericho
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Tire Brands

I'm getting new tires, but through where I work, so I'm very limited on
what brands I can choose. fwiw, I'd go with Goodyear or Kelly/Republic if
I had a choice (maybe Cooper), but I don't.

Dayton, Uniroyal or General? I could also pick a Firestone or Bridgestone,
but I'm not to confident of them (and I'm told Dayton is made by FS/BS, so
I probably don't want them. Outside chance at a BF Goodrich, but they
*claim* they can't get one the size needed.

This is for a 98 Contour SE with 14" wheels, so that limits my choices,
too, according to the shop (most SEs have 15" wheels).

I'm not looking at life past 30,000, but safety and quality, all-season.

TIA for any help!
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tire Brands

Jericho <JerichoNOSPAM@atlanticbb.net> wrote in
news:Xns96B8794823058Jerichoatlanticbbn@127.0.0.1:

> I'm getting new tires, but through where I work, so I'm very limited
> on what brands I can choose. fwiw, I'd go with Goodyear or
> Kelly/Republic if I had a choice (maybe Cooper), but I don't.
>
> Dayton, Uniroyal or General? I could also pick a Firestone or
> Bridgestone, but I'm not to confident of them (and I'm told Dayton is
> made by FS/BS, so I probably don't want them. Outside chance at a BF
> Goodrich, but they *claim* they can't get one the size needed.
>
> This is for a 98 Contour SE with 14" wheels, so that limits my
> choices, too, according to the shop (most SEs have 15" wheels).
>
> I'm not looking at life past 30,000, but safety and quality,
> all-season.
>
> TIA for any help!
>


I'd buy Bridgestone, not firestone (wich have a spotty rep)

Cooper has also been having quality probs... but so does even Mich in
their lower lines.

How much discount do you GET where you work? I've found the work
discount pretty miserly... price 'em at walmart anyway, who knows they
might just get close to matching your deal.

I think General is your best bet in the very lowest priced lines. But
also recommend Goodyear Viva touring for best AS performance. NOT Viva II

Walmart.. just bought 4, so far so good after 4,000

Dont worry, they tread usually lasts much longer than the innards of the
tire with modern technology.
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Old 08-20-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tire Brands

I have a 98 Crown Victoria. I have put Goodyear Comfortreads tires on
my car. I am very please with the performance of the tires. I have
also place the Fortea on my 01 Expedition. It seems Goodyear has come
out with some quality tires of late. Traction wise I am doing very
well. I can not tell a significant difference between wet and dry
driving with either vehicle. Also an aside, most police agencies use
Goodyear tires. Mainly because they will not differ from what the
manufacture tested and approved the car with. My view is if the tire
is a better tire and gets better rating from the same manufacture,
then it has to be okay. My logic maybe flawed alittle, but I am still
confident in my vehicles.

David

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 15:54:50 -0000, Jericho
<JerichoNOSPAM@atlanticbb.net> wrote:

>I'm getting new tires, but through where I work, so I'm very limited on
>what brands I can choose. fwiw, I'd go with Goodyear or Kelly/Republic if
>I had a choice (maybe Cooper), but I don't.
>
>Dayton, Uniroyal or General? I could also pick a Firestone or Bridgestone,
>but I'm not to confident of them (and I'm told Dayton is made by FS/BS, so
>I probably don't want them. Outside chance at a BF Goodrich, but they
>*claim* they can't get one the size needed.
>
>This is for a 98 Contour SE with 14" wheels, so that limits my choices,
>too, according to the shop (most SEs have 15" wheels).
>
>I'm not looking at life past 30,000, but safety and quality, all-season.
>
>TIA for any help!


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Old 08-20-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tire Brands

"Snoopyto" wrote: "aside, most police agencies use Goodyear tires. Mainly
because they will not differ from what the
manufacture tested and approved the car with."

Police use Eagle GT. The tire used by law enforcement at one time was not
the same Eagle GT available to the general public. It was a special made
tire. I not sure about today if they are the same. I believe they used to
us a VSB sidewall and HR rating. Last time I bought some for a Crown
Victoria was in the Fire Department and the state contract price was 58
dollars a tire. I believe the price now is around 68 dollars a tire.

Sarge


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Old 08-20-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
Jericho
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Re: Tire Brands

Like I said in the original post, if I got with what I can get through
work: it's Dayton, Uniroyal, Generals or FS/BS. Possibly Goodrich. I'm
going to pay about 10% of the cost, so, frankly it's a great deal *unless*
I end up with unsafe/crap tires. I've heard so many unhappy Firestone
stories, that's why I'm leary of them.

Thanks for all responses!






>
> On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 15:54:50 -0000, Jericho
> <JerichoNOSPAM@atlanticbb.net> wrote:
>
>>I'm getting new tires, but through where I work, so I'm very limited
>>on what brands I can choose. fwiw, I'd go with Goodyear or
>>Kelly/Republic if I had a choice (maybe Cooper), but I don't.
>>
>>Dayton, Uniroyal or General? I could also pick a Firestone or
>>Bridgestone, but I'm not to confident of them (and I'm told Dayton is
>>made by FS/BS, so I probably don't want them. Outside chance at a BF
>>Goodrich, but they *claim* they can't get one the size needed.
>>
>>This is for a 98 Contour SE with 14" wheels, so that limits my
>>choices, too, according to the shop (most SEs have 15" wheels).
>>
>>I'm not looking at life past 30,000, but safety and quality,
>>all-season.
>>
>>TIA for any help!

>


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Old 08-20-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Tire Brands


"Jericho" <JerichoNOSPAM@atlanticbb.net> wrote in message
news:Xns96B8794823058Jerichoatlanticbbn@127.0.0.1...
> I'm getting new tires, but through where I work, so I'm very limited on
> what brands I can choose. fwiw, I'd go with Goodyear or Kelly/Republic if
> I had a choice (maybe Cooper), but I don't.
>
> Dayton, Uniroyal or General? I could also pick a Firestone or
> Bridgestone,
> but I'm not to confident of them (and I'm told Dayton is made by FS/BS, so
> I probably don't want them. Outside chance at a BF Goodrich, but they
> *claim* they can't get one the size needed.
>
> This is for a 98 Contour SE with 14" wheels, so that limits my choices,
> too, according to the shop (most SEs have 15" wheels).
>
> I'm not looking at life past 30,000, but safety and quality, all-season.
>
> TIA for any help!


I had good luck with BF Goodrich Traction T/As for a good value, good
quality all season.


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Old 08-20-2005, 21:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Tire Brands

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 16:50:44 -0500, "Sarge"
<licker@lickersacademy.edu> wrote:

>"Snoopyto" wrote: "aside, most police agencies use Goodyear tires. Mainly
>because they will not differ from what the
>manufacture tested and approved the car with."
>
>Police use Eagle GT. The tire used by law enforcement at one time was not
>the same Eagle GT available to the general public. It was a special made
>tire. I not sure about today if they are the same. I believe they used to
>us a VSB sidewall and HR rating. Last time I bought some for a Crown
>Victoria was in the Fire Department and the state contract price was 58
>dollars a tire. I believe the price now is around 68 dollars a tire.
>
>Sarge
>



Sarge,

Actually, the current tire used by most Florida Agencies is Goodyear
RSA and RSA+. This is what is coming on the Police Style Ford Crown
Vics. It is the on Z rated tire made by Goodyear.

David
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Old 08-20-2005, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Tire Brands

If you can get any of the above tires, you should be able to get
Michelin tires as they own BF, Uniroyal and the like. We have a few
cars that are performance they use the Traction T/A. I've seen very
few failures in the tires, due to use. Mainly from nails.

David

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 23:00:50 GMT, "Bill 2" <asdf@asdf.com> wrote:

>
>"Jericho" <JerichoNOSPAM@atlanticbb.net> wrote in message
>news:Xns96B8794823058Jerichoatlanticbbn@127.0.0.1...
>> I'm getting new tires, but through where I work, so I'm very limited on
>> what brands I can choose. fwiw, I'd go with Goodyear or Kelly/Republic if
>> I had a choice (maybe Cooper), but I don't.
>>
>> Dayton, Uniroyal or General? I could also pick a Firestone or
>> Bridgestone,
>> but I'm not to confident of them (and I'm told Dayton is made by FS/BS, so
>> I probably don't want them. Outside chance at a BF Goodrich, but they
>> *claim* they can't get one the size needed.
>>
>> This is for a 98 Contour SE with 14" wheels, so that limits my choices,
>> too, according to the shop (most SEs have 15" wheels).
>>
>> I'm not looking at life past 30,000, but safety and quality, all-season.
>>
>> TIA for any help!

>
>I had good luck with BF Goodrich Traction T/As for a good value, good
>quality all season.
>


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Old 08-21-2005, 02:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Tire Brands

little known fact?: Tire manufactures don't mean much anymore. Many will
build a tire for another company according to there specs. I know its true
cause I read it on the internet. :) (Actually I can't remember where I read
it.)But if it was the internet, Al gore invented the internet so it has to
be true ;)


"Jericho" <JerichoNOSPAM@atlanticbb.net> wrote in message
news:Xns96B8794823058Jerichoatlanticbbn@127.0.0.1...
> I'm getting new tires, but through where I work, so I'm very limited on
> what brands I can choose. fwiw, I'd go with Goodyear or Kelly/Republic if
> I had a choice (maybe Cooper), but I don't.
>
> Dayton, Uniroyal or General? I could also pick a Firestone or
> Bridgestone,
> but I'm not to confident of them (and I'm told Dayton is made by FS/BS, so
> I probably don't want them. Outside chance at a BF Goodrich, but they
> *claim* they can't get one the size needed.
>
> This is for a 98 Contour SE with 14" wheels, so that limits my choices,
> too, according to the shop (most SEs have 15" wheels).
>
> I'm not looking at life past 30,000, but safety and quality, all-season.
>
> TIA for any help!



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