Posted by Elly G. on May 28, 1999 at 10:34:07:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Michelin V's to Dunlop H's for Acura CL posted by steel on May 28, 1999 at 01:35:41:
You people sound like insurance salesmen. Come on! you always start with the same line "...can you not afford a better tire...", "...its for safety, you know...", "you spent so much for the car, so why not that little bit more for the tire..." It is a typical way for salesmen to push people to buy unnecessary products. Fear mongering sells, period. All V rated tires are better than H rated tires, now thats a very generalized statement. I agree with the person who said some H rated tires are even better than V rated tires. case in point is the D60A2 vs. Goodyear GA. We are not race car drivers and for most of us, V rated tires are overkill. Most winter tires are S or T rated and they don't take away from the performance of the car. (does this mean you should never use snow tires?) They even handle well in emergency manuevers. The Nokia NRW are H rated and have stiffer sidewalls than Goodyear or Michelin XGTV4 tires! The craze for V, Z rated tires is just like the hype about 17" or 18" wheels. They do improve handling, but what the tire company tell you is that they only make a differnce when you are cornering at 80mph. At slower speeds, they may even be worse. Don't believe the hype. My car owners' manual does say that using H rated tires are OK.
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