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posted June 19, 2000 04:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
My OEM all season 185/65/14 tires with 55k miles are getting scary to drive in the rain. They spin excessively with minimal gas pressure when accelerating from a stop(especially when making a turn or going uphill!) and stopping with relatively hard brake pressure is an adventure in the rain. They still have a fair amount of tread left and I'd hate to replace them prematurely. They still perform well in the dry. Should I bite the bullet on these tires and replace them? If so, what is a good tire in 185/65/14 size that has good wet traction, and acceptable snow and dry performance. Rain performance is my #1 criteria. Any advice appreciated!

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posted July 06, 2000 11:12 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I don't understand your comment about premature replacement.
The tires are old. You got 55k miles out of them and they are not delivering the #1 performance feature you want. Listen to your own question to see the answer to what you should do.

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posted July 14, 2000 02:58 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Look here.

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posted July 17, 2000 05:26 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I would certainly consider Nokian NRH2. Just
great stuff!

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posted July 29, 2000 03:55 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Replace the tires.
Let me guess, you have GAs (first two letters in GArbage)
Get Firestone SH30s and you will be happy.

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posted July 30, 2000 09:47 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Try vredestein quatrac 2's and you will
never go back to another brand.

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