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Old 20 Jan 2005, 09:21 am
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Looking to but a new set of rubber for my baby. Performance is not a priorty. Looking to get a lot of miles on them. Can i get some suggestions?
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Michelin.
I won't buy anything else. You can get them at Sears - go by the warranty mileage - mine says 80,000 - I have over 40,000 on them with no visible wear - the Good-for-a-years were shot by then (81,000 + miles total on my PT).
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Performance is not a priorty.
Performance is still important, unless you live in Death Valley; Good grip in bad weather can keep your baby out of the body shop.

I got over 20,000 miles on a set of ContiExtremeContacts and they are beginning to show some wear, about half thru their useable treadlife. The little extra 'extreeeeme' grip is (for me) worth the faster wear and juvenile name and interesting noise on textured surfaces.

Michelin is a good choice, as they combine very good perfomance with durability, comfort, and a grown-up name and tread pattern.
I had a set of Michelins that were factory equipment on an old Renault. When the flimsy frog died at 40,000 miles, I salvaged the tires... put them on an old VW beetle and got another 20,0000 before I sold it.




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Fritz is right - wear is usually at opposite of grip. The Michelin hydroedge have a good wet traction rating. Are there grippier tires? ABSOLUTELY. Will the grippier tires wear out sooner? Yes. Tires are a compromise.
I like the Michelin compromise.[:I]
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