posted March 10, 2003 02:27 PM
my name is jason and i need new A/S tires for my 93'Altima (green)
i have seen this site
and it seems like there are some
fairly experienced individuals
who might lend me a hand
i drive city and highway
and last year i put on a whopping 50k kilometers
i probably won't do that much this year
as i have moved into the city
however, having said that, i will probably do a road trip or two
i am a fairly aggressive driver and
i think i want to go for a performance all season tire
i am in toronto
and so, i will have a mixture of heat wave summers
and the worst winter conditions
i have been shopping around and i have found the following tires
that interest me and (i think) suit my needs:
1. pirelli cinturato p3000
2. toyo 800Ultra
3. yokohama AVID T4/H4-V4
4. bridgestone turanza LS-T/LS-H-V
5. dunlop sport A2
6. micheline Harmony / Sport A/S
my conclusions / concerns are thus:
1. the p3000 and 800ultra have aggressive tires and are M+S rated
Q: does this M+S rating put them in league with winter tires?
Q: am i trading off dry/wet performance for the M+S?
and, if i am, how much?
2. the yokohamas are supposed to have great dry/wet performance
(as are the turanzas)
Q: what might be the trade off in snow and slush?
(keeping in mind that tires can't really compete with snow!)
3. the pirelli and yokohama are supposed to be of a softer compound
that wears quickly....is this true?
how much more quickly? (if you can quantify it)
the Dunlop A2s are also supposed to wear out extremely fast!
contrary to this the toyos are supposed to have long life
(but then again i'm not looking for 10 years of life!)
Q: is there one brand or tire that is known for extremely poor life?
please help me compare them
and sort out real value
i want (like anyone) alot of BANG for my BUCK
any help you can offer me would be much appreciated.
thanks very much