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Old 05-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At 37500 miles I replaced the OEM tires (Bridgestone Turanzas EL400) with new Yokohama YK520. I went to P215/55/16s. It seems to handle a little better and the change in the Odometer is negligible (showed 100. 3 miles for 100 miles on interstate). The OEM tires worked fine and had maybe 2000 miles left. But these Yokohamas are rated for 60k waranty. I had picked out the Eagle GTs at first, but when they mounted them, the dealer realized they were defective (vibrated so bad on the balancing machine, the tire guy had never seen tires that bad). I liked the look of the Eagle GTs but obviously they had serious problems. Hope yall have a nice weekend. Eddie
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Wider tires may look cooler, but will give you LESS gas mileage.
You just shot yourself in the foot. Narrower tires at a higher pressure will give you more responsive steering and higher gas mileage.

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Isnt 37500 a little early for needing tires?
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Isnt 37500 a little early for needing tires?
Not really. I figure 37000 is pretty good for OEM. Usuallly tires made for manufacturers to use on new cars always seem to wear out faster than than the ones they make for consumers use. The stock tire only seems to be good for 30 or 40 k miles, and thats what I got. They wore evenly and were rotated every 6000 miles . And also I drive a lot of highway miles in Texas. I noticed with my motorcycle, that West Texas Asphalt is rougher and wears down tires quicker than smoother asphalt. I figure 37000 is pretty good for the original tires. Ive been getting around 70k on my TA radials I put on my Nissan truck. At 218k, Im on my 4th set. I had Dunlops on a Nissan SER that were totally worn out at 25k. So it depends on cars, road and the original tires
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At 37500 miles I replaced the OEM tires (Bridgestone Turanzas EL400) with new Yokohama YK520. I went to P215/55/16s. It seems to handle a little better and the change in the Odometer is negligible (showed 100. 3 miles for 100 miles on interstate). The OEM tires worked fine and had maybe 2000 miles left. But these Yokohamas are rated for 60k waranty. I had picked out the Eagle GTs at first, but when they mounted them, the dealer realized they were defective (vibrated so bad on the balancing machine, the tire guy had never seen tires that bad). I liked the look of the Eagle GTs but obviously they had serious problems. Hope yall have a nice weekend. Eddie


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Where you drive and how you drive is as much to blame as the tire itself.
I drive a lot in sand, which just eats away at a tire.
My OEM Bridgestone tires are still doing pretty good, but at 22k miles I don't see them lasting till 30k.

We have some of those backtop roads here in FL too, that are like a cheese grater. I hate to have to drive on those roads. When you hear the road-noise go up, you know the tire wear just went up too.

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About 4 years ago, I had to replace the OE Bridgestones on my 1988 Suzuki Forsa cause I ran over some metal on the highway and shredded 2 of them!! They only had about 140,000 km (85,000 mi?) and were probably good for another 20-30,000 km !! Darn near broke my heart!!!! LOL
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I had Dunlops on a Nissan SER that were totally worn out at 25k. So it depends on cars, road and the original tires
I had the same problem with my black 02 nissan ser spec v. My brother still has his silver 02. What color and year is yours? Any performance stuff?
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This road Dragon could eat a set of J78x15 tires in 10k miles.
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My 2000 Grand Vitara, would chew through a set of Goodyear Eagles in about 20k miles.

I'm going to replace the tires on my SX4 with Kelly Charger tires, from my local Goodyear tire store (where I have a credit card). I'll get them two at a time to save money. I was quoted $89.27 ea. for the Kelly Charger's.
I've used Kelly Tires, (made in the USA) on various vehicles over the years and I've always liked them. The Charger is a great tire with a great tread pattern. I think they will work good on my SX4. The Kelly Tire Co., is now owned by Goodyear.

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Default I have 2 pics of new Tires

I cant figure out how to post the pics of the new tires, Apparently there no attachment ment, its asking for an URL. Dont know how to post them. Sorry Old Coot
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