If the OP is going to drive in snow, it would be advisable to buy a 2nd set of tires designed for such driving. Otherwise, I have no problem recommending Sumitomo HTR AS P02 or 3s to anyone who has a more spirited driving style. For some, saving $600 now, and buying a fresh set of Sumitomo HTR AS P02s every 2-3 years is a better plan. These tires will have better traction than keeping an old set of tires for 4-6 years after they have crystallized (going from hot to cold so much) and trying to squeeze out 80k miles. The older a tire is, the more chance for dry rot.He lives where it snows and wants new tires before winter.
Presumably, he wants tires that perform well in snow.
Does the tire you are recommending perform well in snow, or not?
Did the OP make any mention of having a "spirited driving style"?Otherwise, I have no problem recommending Sumitomo HTR AS P02 or 3s to anyone who has a more spirited driving style.
From personal experience of owning the same OE tire that the OP is currently driving on, a fresh set of Sumitomo HTR AS P02s will be a large improvement in any weather.
No, but I seem to remember seeing a set being used in Montana. Maybe our fellow Piloteer has a spirited driving style up north? Or doesn't like to over pay for tires? If the OP is anything like me, I stay home when the weather is bad. There are more good weather days than bad. The OP may have another vehicle for those bad snow days.Did the OP make any mention of having a "spirited driving style"?
Have any of the weather conditions through which you've driven your Sumitomo HTR AS P02 tires included snow?
I do not understand what you mean about shipped mounted and balanced.Don't know how much highway speed drives you do, but we love our High Performance Sumitomo HTR AS P02s (now P03). These are a 60k mile tire that ride nice and can take a 70 mph curve without letting off the gas. Best of all is you can have these shipped mounted and balanced for under $600.
I get new rubber every 2-3 years.
Yes, shipped to my house (or to installer). I pay my local tire shop $100 to mount and balance.I do not understand what you mean about shipped mounted and balanced.
Do they ship loose and have a local shop install them with the included price.
Thank you, I was a bit confused about what you posted.
No hostility implied or intended. Simply debating the issue at hand.Why are you so hostile any time somebody recommends a tire?
Wouldn't you want someone's hands on experience? I buy tires for 10 vehicles. I've literally purchased 100s of tires for a variety of vehicles in my lifetime. If my experience are unappealing for your needs, please ignore. I do look for tires that will last 60k miles. Quality at a low price. If your driving an AWD that requires evenly worn tires, you won't get price shocked near as bad when you must replace 2 tires because you destroyed one. My cost would be $300 where two 80k mile tires could cost you $600+ after mount balance, disposal + tax.No hostility implied or intended. Simply debating the issue at hand.
Don't you find it peculiar that someone might keep recommending the exact same tire repeatedly, regardless of the specific needs of the individual requesting the recommendation?
See post #28.
Does everyone have precisely those same concerns when choosing tires?
Is performance under winter driving conditions ever mentioned?
It's not my needs, it's the needs of the OP who lives where it snows.Wouldn't you want someone's hands on experience? I buy tires for 10 vehicles. I've literally purchased 100s of tires for a variety of vehicles in my lifetime. If my experience are unappealing for your needs, please ignore. I
I have a 2019 EXL FWD and i agreed that the Bridgstone Duelers sucks. I just change my tires at 30K. I purchase the2019 EXL with almost 30K miles. Not thrilled with the wear on the factory Bridgstone Duelers. Rotated every 5K miles.
Looking for recommendations for on new tires before winter