Forum:Tires
Topic:SH30 v. Michelin XGT H4
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Mike Z.I've heard alot of positive comments on the Firestone SH30 here. I have XGT H4's on my Accord now and was planning to replace with the same until I saw the comments on the SH30. Does anyone know how these two tire stack up against each other. The Accord takes a 195/60/15, and I need a true all season tire.
ZoidbergFirestone Firehawk Sh30! What more do you want to hear. Over 20 positive posts and one negative post. These are the ones to get.
RicardoIn the past month there has been five people asking about SH30s for their Honda Accord, size 195/65-15. Have all Hondas worn out their tires at the same time or is it one Honda owner asking the same question under different names?
MIke Z.Hey Zoidberg (or others), I have heard from two different tire people that the SH30's are just about worthless in the snow. One said you'd be better off staying home! Is this true, or have you found them to be decent in the white stuff? This sounds like a serious deficiency in a tire claiming to be "all season"!
JCWhat do you think of the XGT-H4's?
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Originally posted by Mike Z.:
I've heard alot of positive comments on the Firestone SH30 here. I have XGT H4's on my Accord now and was planning to replace with the same until I saw the comments on the SH30. Does anyone know how these two tire stack up against each other. The Accord takes a 195/60/15, and I need a true all season tire.

Mike Z.JC - For everyday driving I found the XGT H4 to be a decent tire. Its comfortable riding and provides a nice "feel" for the road. When pushed though, it feels a bit sloppy. I was hoping someone might suggest a tire that offers a higher level of performance, but still has all-season capability. Any thoughts?

I've never heard positive comments about a Firestone tire before, but some people on this forum seem to like the SH30. Maybe its a Firestone dealer, or someone looking to drum up business? If its truely a good tire that's decent in the snow, I would be interested.

By the way, (to Ricardo) I don't know about anyone else's posts, I only speak for myself.

ZoidbergMy Sh30s in size 215/60-15 are ok in the snow. If you were satisfied with the XGT H4 I think you'll find the Sh30 has similar snow traction. I have not found a H rated all season tire that has really good snow traction, and believe me I've tried most of the tires on the market. There are four cars in my family and I'm a new car saleman so there isn't much that I have not tried. I live in Western Pennsylvania and this area has a lot of hills and winter snows. It seem to me that the type of car has a lot to do with how well it goes in the snow, and I don't just mean front wheel vs. rear wheel drive. For example, a Ford Taurus with worn tires feels better in the snow that a Chevy Lumina with better tires, why ? I'm not sure. No, I don't sell either that was just an example. A Toyota Camry with a 4 cylinder engine goes great when compared to the Camry with a V6. I'd be happy to sell you one of these just don't tell anyone where you heard that. Just to add one more tire to the mix the Bridgestone RE92 is good in the snow but wears quickly.
jeffg"High performance all season" is really an oxymoron. Any tire in this category is either a compromise, or is really bad in one or the other aspect. My XGT H4's are excellent tires on nice dry road, become slippery when wet and downright dangerous in the snow. This is the reason I run dedicated snows in the winter
Frank FMike, do have the old xgt h4 or the redesigned pilot series xgt h4s on your accord? I just got a new set for my lexus sc400 to replace a set of pirelli 6000 sport veloce. Great ride and noise level and the handling is very good. like them alot better than the pirelli's
Mike Z.I had the older series. I'm not surprised that you like those new Michelins better than the Pirelli P6000 SV. Those tires wear quickly and are slippery when wet!. Pirelli makes some good products, but they still need some development work in that tire!

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