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    Best All-Season tires

    Hi guys,

    I don't know about you but I'm not impressed with the Yokohama Avid S33 OEM tires on my 08 T&C. My van has less than 35,000 km and the front tires are already worn out...The thread life on these tires seems very short !
    In the past 2 months, I've repaired the tire on the front driver side like 2 times due to small nails and I don't live or drive in construction zones !
    Plus they spin here & there on dry surfaces. I haven't used them in winter but I don't think they are good. Off course All Season tires are not good in winter but some are better than the others.

    So I'm shopping around for the best all season tires, good in wet & dry condition, quiet and able to absorb bumps.

    Michelin tires are always rated the best but they are not cheap either.
    Any suggestions / ideas would be welcome.
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    I always use Michelin tires bought at Sam's Club, BJ's etc. Bought at those stores Michelins are not the cheapest tires they sell, but not bad either. Michelins have a nice comfortable ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sat22 View Post
    Michelin tires are always rated the best but they are not cheap either.
    Any suggestions / ideas would be welcome.
    I've never seen where Michelin tires are always rated the best, that said, many of their tires are very good. For our vans, many of us have researched a fairly broad cross section of tires, and the following tires always seem to filter to the top of every list:
    • General Altimax RT
    • Goodyear Assurance ComforTread
    • Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
    • Michelin HydroEdge
    • Yokohama AVID TRZ
    Sold: 1998 DGC Sport 3.8 (Final odo: 178,000 miles)
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    Sold: 2003 DGC ES 3.8 (Final odo: 172,000 miles)
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    I have experience with the TripleTread and the Hydroedge on several vehicles. Both are superb tires. The Hydroedge has the edge in handling and life, the TripleTread has the edge in deep snow performance. Perhaps the Hydroedge is a bit more harsh, ride wise, than the TripleTread but the 80,000 mile life claim is real. Look for the latest Hydroedge version which is said to sport lower rolling resistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sat22 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I don't know about you but I'm not impressed with the Yokohama Avid S33 OEM tires on my 08 T&C. My van has less than 35,000 km and the front tires are already worn out...The thread life on these tires seems very short !
    In the past 2 months, I've repaired the tire on the front driver side like 2 times due to small nails and I don't live or drive in construction zones !
    Plus they spin here & there on dry surfaces. I haven't used them in winter but I don't think they are good. Off course All Season tires are not good in winter but some are better than the others.

    So I'm shopping around for the best all season tires, good in wet & dry condition, quiet and able to absorb bumps.

    Michelin tires are always rated the best but they are not cheap either.
    Any suggestions / ideas would be welcome.
    Sounds like you are looking for an "all season" tire with the M+S designation stamped on it. These tires will be fairly open on the tread so one can expect less tread life.
    Walmart had an "all season" with the M+S designation on it, called Marshal 791 Touring, made by Kumho. I have them on my van. When new they had great winter traction. When 50% worn, not as good, but then again, neither do snow tires.
    They have stopped carrying Kumho tires here now, so I don't know what they are offering in an "all season" tire that would have a M+S rating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepman View Post
    Sounds like you are looking for an "all season" tire with the M+S designation stamped on it. These tires will be fairly open on the tread so one can expect less tread life.
    Walmart had an "all season" with the M+S designation on it, called Marshal 791 Touring, made by Kumho. I have them on my van. When new they had great winter traction. When 50% worn, not as good, but then again, neither do snow tires.
    They have stopped carrying Kumho tires here now, so I don't know what they are offering in an "all season" tire that would have a M+S rating.
    Most reviews give thumbs up for the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred ! It seems like a good alternative to Michelin.
    I think I might give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sat22 View Post
    Most reviews give thumbs up for the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred ! It seems like a good alternative to Michelin.
    I think I might give it a try.
    The TripleTreds that I had on each of our vans lasted well over 65,000 miles, however, after about 50,000 they start getting a bit sketchy in snow and ice. That said, I don't think there's an all-season tire on the market that would do really well with 50,000+ miles on them. FWIW, I forgot to mention the Cooper CS4 Touring tires in my list. I put them on our 1998 after the TripleTreds wore out, and while I didn't like their softer steering response compared to the Goodyears, I loved how much better in winter weather they performed.
    Sold: 1998 DGC Sport 3.8 (Final odo: 178,000 miles)
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    Are you saying that you haven't rotated the tires, in 35,000 KM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shipo View Post
    I forgot to mention the Cooper CS4 Touring tires in my list. I put them on our 1998 after the TripleTreds wore out, and while I didn't like their softer steering response compared to the Goodyears, I loved how much better in winter weather they performed.
    I'll second that. The CS4's are monsters in the snow for an all-season tire. But otherwise adequate and competent.... not quite as put together as the Tripletreads I had on before. But it's a van, not a race car.

    I have only experienced my new Yoko S33's in one snow 'event' this year, and they were not bad. I'm not in a rush to replace them. They performed better than I thought they would, considering the reviews on tirerack.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sat22 View Post
    Most reviews give thumbs up for the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred ! It seems like a good alternative to Michelin.
    I think I might give it a try.
    Do not forget the CT version of Michelin named Destiny... compare the price with Goodyear... and if you can wait don't forget the golden rule for CT: normal price comes when the item is on sale...
    I put them on my T&C and after 20,000 km they look like new... wearing out after 35,000 km is worse than the cheapest tires from Walmart... the last ones I used from them had over 70,000 km and still looking pretty good.

    Are the rear tires also so badly looking?
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