Here we go again with what an objective Tire Rack test says. What do consumers say?"Highly rated" in what manner.
It placed last in an objective comparison test: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=256
If you read the other post, if I lived in 🇨🇦, I'd buy the Veredestien Quatrac 5 with the snow rating. But @plplpl is looking at this tire for spring and summer.How is their winter weather performance?
Do they have the snowflake-mountain rating?
True,They always say my brand new tires are so much better than my old worn out tires.
Show me the test results that compare the performance of a six-year-old Michelin tire versus a three-year-old Sumitomo tire.True,
This supports the reason to not over buy an 80k mile tire if you only drive 15k a year. Fresh rubber (= saftey) every 3 years is a better choice than trying to ride it out for 5-6 years on old tires. Test a 6 year old hard crystallized 80k mile tire (with tread) in snow against a fresh High Performance Sumitomo HTR AS P02. Which would you prefer?
Well I'm sure there are millions of vehicle owners that will vouch that their new tires perform better than old ones.
In my wallet, I would trust my 3 year old condom, more than I would I trust my six year old condom.
I'm testing out these "cheap," made in Thailand truck tires. Otani RK1000. 10 ply, Load Range E, 118 S speed rating. $400 shipped!I'm on the board of directors of the cheap bastard club, but tires being literally (and I mean literally, literally ) what keeps your vehicle on the road, I want good quality tires for myself, my loved ones, and everybody else I share the road with, for that matter.
Will you be driving the van with those tires?
On the last poll it was unanimous that more people prefer new flexible rubber over old stiff rubber. It’s a win win for safety and protection. I’m sure you can relate.
Many of our local trucking fleets were only using bridgestone, firestone, michelin etc.Are tires that meet the minimum specs sufficient for you?