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Old 09 Jul 2004, 09:39 pm
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Ok! That's it! Im done with Badyear tires!!! In the less than 2 years I've had my PT, I've had 8 Badyear Eagle tires on it. Of the original 4, 3 had to be replaced when I did a panic stop and they developed "flat spots". The 4th had to be replaced when a belt separated. Today, when having the tires rotated, another tire was found to have a belt separating...I think it was one of the "flat spot" replacements... This doesn't count numerous flats, I know all tires have flats, but these Badyears seem to attract steel screws and nails, more than any other tires.
I'm thinking about trying Cooper tires...any thoughts on this? Any other suggestions about good tires?

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Old 09 Jul 2004, 10:33 pm
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Tirerack.com has a rating system for tires and some tires are cheaper have pretty good reviews.

In addition, you might also want to consider the tire pressure you inflate your front and rears. I drive a GT model and keep the front tires roughly 2 PSI higher than the rears, since the front is heavier and bears the brunt of the weight on stops.
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 10:37 pm
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If you have a GT, don't forget that DCX recommends 38 psi front and rear, not the 32 psi that NA PT's are rated for. I try to keep mine at 40-42 psi.
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 10:38 pm
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Tire pressure isn't a problem. I keep them at the recommended 34psi. I'm not an abusive hot-rodder either, these tires just don't seem to be standing normal usage. Either that, or I've been incredibly unlucky.

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SRG,I'm a big fan of Cooper tires.I have Cooper Cobra's on
now. I put the good4ayears on in the winter.When they go bad
I'll replace them with Coopers.One thing I've read is when you
rotate your good4ayears go from front to back do not criss cross
like it says in your manual.
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Jimbo, I too am a big fan of Coopers. Had them on all my cars since the 70's. I'll be replacing my Goodyears towards the end of the year and Coopers will be going on.
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quote:Originally posted by SRG

Ok! That's it! Im done with Badyear tires!!! In the less than 2 years I've had my PT, I've had 8 Badyear Eagle tires on it. Of the original 4, 3 had to be replaced when I did a panic stop and they developed "flat spots". The 4th had to be replaced when a belt separated. Today, when having the tires rotated, another tire was found to have a belt separating...I think it was one of the "flat spot" replacements... This doesn't count numerous flats, I know all tires have flats, but these Badyears seem to attract steel screws and nails, more than any other tires.
I'm thinking about trying Cooper tires...any thoughts on this? Any other suggestions about good tires?

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SRG
I took the good years off as soon as I got my PT and gave them to the guy for changing and balancing the new ones i put on, Alot nicer tire now Michelins
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Welcome to the club. I have a 2004 touring edition and at 7,000 miles I replaced the Goodyear with Michelin Hydro Edge Tires. A 1000 % improvement over the Goodyear. The only slight problemis a little tire noise between 45 and 55...but I mean a little....These tires handle good ride smooth and boy do they do good in the rain....The size I have are 205/55/16.
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Old 10 Jul 2004, 10:52 pm
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Today I bought 2 Cooper Lifeline Touring SLE T-rated tires. I'm planning to get the other 2 for the rear soon. They cost me $85 each. They seem to ride pretty good, but it's hard to tell how quiet they are, since I still have the BadYears on the back.

I had them save the other front tire that is still "good". I figured if any of the BadYears on my wifes PT goes bad, at least I'll have a replacement. It was ironic when I picked it up, I noticed that this was the last tire I had patched, just a few weeks ago.

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I cast another vote for Michelin. Have had them on longer than the Good-for-a-years, and they show hardly any wear. (have 75,000 miles on my PT now).
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