Which model? I recall I had bought some Michelin "rain" tires for my VW Golf
in 1989 after wasting the last ones from racing and blew them out. I bought
them for a low price of $89 each from AFFES. Even other retail placed
admited they could not even buy them that low. Few days later I was driving
in the "Hill Country" area of Texas when it was raining. I was going up a
hill when I noticed my RPMs going up for what seemed no reason.
Turns out the front tires had lost most their traction. It was the vehicle's
momentium, and tire's spinning that kept the car going up the hill.
I would like to
I have the same in Michelin. Doing real nice.
Our company uses the Yokohama Geolander tire exclusively on it's 5 trucks.
Our trucks get from 35000 to 90000 miles per year and, keeping them rotated
at about every 10000 miles, we get 60000 to 80000 per vehicle.
They are a quiet tire with a fairly good water shedding tread design. They
ride VERY smooth. The first truck that I put them on reminded me of when I
put my first set of steel belted radials on. It was like someone had
invented a new type of shock absorber.
Gathering from the fact that you are looking at highway tread tires, I
am gathering that you are looking for something that is quiet and
rides well. You may also want to look into a very "mild" AT tire. I
am using the Bridgestone Dueler APT III on my truck and am very
happy. Ride is good, no nosie and if I need the extra traction of a
slightly more aggressive tire, I have it.
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