posted December 16, 1999 12:28 PM
I need to buy 4 new ALL-SEASON tires for my 91 CRX to replace some old Yokohama 376's.
I live in an area that gets a ton of rain (Vancouver, BC, Canada), and there about 2 weeks of snow on average. My car isn't driven too much in the snow, only when it's about 1" or less.
Therefore my main concern would be wet and snow performance, as I see that most tires will have dry performance that is adequate for almost all people (am I right in assuming this?).
I'm currently looking at in a 185/60R14 size:
-Yokohama Avid H4
-BF Goodrich Comp T/A HR4
I may be able to get a discount (something like 25% off) off of the Avid H4's from a friend of mine. But I don't car about the discount if the tires aren't worth the money.
The Dunlop D60A2's were given #1 in consumer reports, but after reading the entries in the autopedia, it seems that the real world drivers are torn on these tires. Some like em, others don't.
I haven't read too much on the Comp T/A's yet.
As for the Yoko Avid H4's, I have read a lot of positive comments about these tires in Dry/wet performance, but how about snow? i know these are directional tires, so that must give them an edge in the wet performance area.
As for the Michelin Energy MXv4, it seems as though people are torn on this tire too. People say their too expensive, too loud and don't perform that great. Others are saying these tires are the best, are worth the extra money and perform great.
Obviously I would favour the Avid H4's if I can get a discount on them, but if they aren't worth it, then forget em.
i'm open to ANY and ALL advice on the above tires and any other suggestions.