Posted by steel on May 28, 1999 at 01:35:41:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Michelin V's to Dunlop H's for Acura CL posted by Tom on May 27, 1999 at 23:19:49:
Thank you Tom for bringing up that point...the car was set up for a V rated tire. Acura designed it that way for a reason...if they thought they could put a better performing H rated tire on for a cheaper price, why wouldn't they have? After all, as a business, they would like to cut costs while still offering the best mix of performance. Which is why it came not with Z rated tires nor with H rated tires. Now, your point is taken...if the car is driven very delicately, H rated tires would have no problem. However, emergancy handling will occur, and those stiffer sidewalls that the car was designed for will perhaps come in handy when a quick manuever is required. The V's will help keep the car better balanced...in the end, you have to think of it as "extra insurance". Tis is a choice we make when we have to pick between cheaper tires and better tires. So he could be okay on the H's...but considering the investment he has on the Acura and the people inside....more dollars on V rated tires might not be used even 99% of the time...it's that dang one percent that can change our lives.
Another note...if the car is still under warrenty, changing to H's might invalidate it some how...if you go that way, chack and make sure.....
One last thing...I don't recommend Goodyears, especially cheap Goodyears, whether they are H, V, Z or ABC... you most likely have tried to pick a decent car. Now pick a decent tire...I'm not saying go nuts. But try to use good sense and judgment .....
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