Posted by Larry on March 12, 1999 at 21:53:00:
In Reply to: Michelin X-One vs. Rainforce for New England in 1991 Camry? posted by Joel Heller on March 12, 1999 at 18:14:32:
I recently purchased a set of X-Ones for a Grand Marquis. This car is rear wheel drive and so has a reputation of being slippery on wet or snowy roads. I got these tires because I live in Vancouver BC where we get a significant amount of rain, and when it snows it is the slippery slushy type. The day I was caught in a suprise snowstorm (I didn't have a chance to get my snow tires on) I also had good traction, although I would still recommend good snow tires for snow. There is a little road noise from the X-Ones, but considering the security I have with these I would still get them again. I remember reading somewhere that the noise complaints arose from customers comparing the X-One to other earlier Michelins which produced less noise.
I don't know much about Rainforce, but when I was asking about another 'rain' tire (Aquatread) the dealer said they are useful if you do a lot of freeway driving in rain. You can take a look at an earlier post of mine on this board just before I got the tires when I asked a similar question (about Jan 25 1999). The responses I got convinced me to go ahead with the X-ones. I hope this helps.
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