Posted by Mike C. on March 04, 1999 at 08:50:56:
I've got an '97 Avalon with about 27K on the odo.
Size is P205 65R15
Stock Brdgstn RE92s wore fast with irreg. wear despite reg. rotation. Heard that Avalon's heavier weight might have something to do with wear-out in relation to Camry's. Don't want to lose quiet ride with RE92s but would love better wear and maybe better handling. Dry and wet handling both important; almost no snow except for when the occasional ski trip might come round. Shying away from pricey Michelin Energy MXV4s going for $105 apiece here in California.
Considering Sumitomo HTR4s for $65
Bridgestone RE 930s for $75
Firestone SH30s for $70
Heard about Yokohamas for $62 but can't remember exact model number.
Size change: Dealer suggested switching to 215 65 R15s to perhaps get better wear; like concept. Any suggestions or comments. Dug into comments as far as a year ago underneath but can't seem to get good comparison between RE 930s and SH30s except for that SH30s are newer tire? Any guesses how Sumitomo would compare vs the other two?
Any other tire suggestions period? Thanks.
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