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Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 26, 2022 08:41PM
Now that we're halfway through winter and I've got my winter tires on, I am turning my obsessive self to researching summer treads.

My musts are quiet and wet road capabilities. These are for a car, btw.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 26, 2022 08:42PM
Michelin Defenders.



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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 26, 2022 08:52PM
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Racer X
Michelin Defenders.

I have those on another car that I share; not bad in rain but not the best. Quiet, though!
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 26, 2022 09:07PM
there isn't really a one tire is best, you need to define your priorities, and order them. for me, on my Prius, they wear well, are quiet, good mileage, and good, but not great wet weather traction.



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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 26, 2022 09:07PM
Foot and a half of snow headed your way and you're thinking summer. good way to deflect.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 26, 2022 09:08PM
some people here research until products get discontinued, then start over again. gears smiley



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Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Cary
Date: January 26, 2022 09:13PM
Continental DW
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: richorlin
Date: January 26, 2022 09:17PM
I favor "Goodyear Assurance". Nice comfortable ride and not too pricey.



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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: January 26, 2022 09:40PM
Michelin CrossClimate2; I had to replace Conti DWS06 before 30k miles, never again.



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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 26, 2022 10:08PM
What car do you have? There's some reason to believe its good to match model of car to particular models of tire.

I like michelin pilot sport as3 plus as summer tires on my golf. Grippy, and work well enough in a light snow fall to cover shoulder seasons. There are likely better value propositions.



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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 27, 2022 12:24AM
My BMW 230i shipped with ultra high performance runflat summer tires. Stiff and while they handled well, not that great ride quality.

I just replaced them for winter with Michelin Pilot AS-4 Plus UHP all-season tires (non-runflat), and I'm very happy. May continue to run these all year.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: carl
Date: January 27, 2022 07:01AM
Another thumbs up for Michelin AS-4s, I run them year round on my GTI and have been very happy with them on wet and light snow roads. Just put Michelin CrossClimate2s on the wife’s Alltrack, they are much quieter than the Michelin AS3s they replaced.



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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 27, 2022 08:20AM
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carl
Another thumbs up for Michelin AS-4s, I run them year round on my GTI and have been very happy with them on wet and light snow roads. Just put Michelin CrossClimate2s on the wife’s Alltrack, they are much quieter than the Michelin AS3s they replaced.

I'm glad to hear you're happy with the Michelins you have on the GTI.
I ordered them from Costco a few days ago for my GTI, and am waiting for them to arrive. The Firestone Firehawk AS that came with my car spin, making acceleration difficult.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 27, 2022 08:49AM
Make; Year, Model, current tire specifics, should be in drivers door sill.





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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: carl
Date: January 27, 2022 09:17AM
S. Pupp When I bought my GTI, the first owner had Firestone Firehawks on it as well. It would spin, just as you said yours does. I think you will like the AS-4s, very "grippy", significantly less wheel spin now. And that after increasing the horsepower considerably with bolt on parts and electronic tuning. I got my AS4's at Costco as well!
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carl
Another thumbs up for Michelin AS-4s, I run them year round on my GTI and have been very happy with them on wet and light snow roads. Just put Michelin CrossClimate2s on the wife’s Alltrack, they are much quieter than the Michelin AS3s they replaced.

I'm glad to hear you're happy with the Michelins you have on the GTI.
I ordered them from Costco a few days ago for my GTI, and am waiting for them to arrive. The Firestone Firehawk AS that came with my car spin, making acceleration difficult.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Wags
Date: January 27, 2022 10:42AM
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stephen
My BMW 230i shipped with ultra high performance runflat summer tires. Stiff and while they handled well, not that great ride quality.

I just replaced them for winter with Michelin Pilot AS-4 Plus UHP all-season tires (non-runflat), and I'm very happy. May continue to run these all year.

So, what about a spare and jack? I’ve got to replace tires on my X1 and am totally done screwing around with PIA runflats.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 27, 2022 10:47AM
Love me some Michelins. I have Defender II's on the RAV/4 and they are good for plowed roads in winter.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 27, 2022 07:18PM
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So, what about a spare and jack? I’ve got to replace tires on my X1 and am totally done screwing around with PIA runflats.

My car was supposed to ship with non-runflats, so it came with the "BMW Mobility Kit." Essentially an air pump and Fix-A-Flat.

But supply chain issues in Germany during COVID resulted in it shipping with summer performance tires, but not the non-runflat summer performance tires I had spec'd.

Realistically, I'm resigned to calling BMW or AAA if I get a flat and can't get to a repair.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 27, 2022 07:20PM
BTW, I'd love to be wrong, but all this stickiness MIGHT have reduced my fuel economy by a couple of MPG with the AS-4's.
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Re: Summer tires. Yes.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 27, 2022 07:38PM
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BTW, I'd love to be wrong, but all this stickiness MIGHT have reduced my fuel economy by a couple of MPG with the AS-4's.

I'm sure it does, as it affects rolling resistance, as well as tire life.



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The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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