CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

Hello all,
After my friend and I had read all the negative comments about driving a car in rain with the Duler tires by Bridgestone I was a nervous
wreck about driving it in rain. I was about ready to go out and spend 600.00 on the other ones that a tire place had told me about.
We had our first rainstorm in almost 2 weeks. It rained heavy, and there was water flowing on the roads in some areas with fairly deep puddles. I'm glad to report that all the reports on Tirerack.com of the Duelers causing a car to have problems steering, stopping, braking and hydroplaning were all wrong! Well now I feel better.
So far the Dueler tires on my CRV is excellent on dry roads, dirt/ grass/gravel trails and rain. I'm not wishing for snow, but that will be next for me to test.
The same tire is used on BWM X5, Mercedes, Lexus 350 and Audi Q7, so I'm sure Honda wouldn't put a tire that would cause problems on their cars knowing they as well as many higher end cars and SUV's have a reputation to uphold.
So does anyone know why some other posters had such a vast different way of measuring the Dueler tires performance?
Thanks so much,
Jill
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Because they're idiots.
Welcome to the world.
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Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

More specifically, welcome to Usenet.
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I didn't have a performance issue with my Dueler tires, but they did not have a long life. Look at replacing yours at around 45000 kilometers or 25000 miles.
Also, if you live closer to the 49th parallel, consider a proper set of winter tires and steel rims. All season tires do not perform well below 5 degrees C and the duelers are no exception. I recommend the Michelen Ice X 2.
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You've never experienced the Nokian WR then, have you.
Yes, it has the snowflake emblem for winter use--just like a winter tire. But it's an all-season tire.
Those crazy northern Europeans. Solving their problems and then telling the world about it. What a concept.
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On 08/06/2010 09:39 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

but a genuine all-weather tire is unamerican - it's a missed "rent seeking" opportunity where everyone has to have two sets of wheels, two sets of tires, and thereby keep the nation's mom and pop tire shops in pbr and weed...
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wrote:

Yeah, I missed the Nokian boat. I've been doing the winter tire swap since day one for my 05 CRV. I'll have to wait until my current set of winter tires wears down before looking at that for a full season replacement.
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No offense, but you have been way overthinking this.
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Oh I know I have a little bit, but if you read the write ups on The Tire Rack site, it will look as if my CRV tires are horrible. So far they are very good on wet and dry pavement with very good control and braking. So far I've proved them wrong! Then some went on talking about tread wear, but everyone in my family changes their tires at 35k miles. I analyze everything! That's what teachers do.
Jill
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People take the time to write it up when they hate something. They NEVER take the time to write it up when it's perfectly satisfactory.
So, what you're reading is all the people who feel aggrieved.
So if you read the reviews people have taken the time to go back and write up after they've bought and used their tires for awhile, of COURSE they're all going to be "these tires are terrible".
You're overthinking this thing way, way too much.
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wrote:

Okay but I think I'll still tell everyone how the CRV does in the snow. :)
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My CRV does great in snow and ice, with the proper tires. Bridgestone Duellers are not made for snow and ice and suck in that department.
Either get snow tires or as another poster suggested, those Nokian WR tires. I live in Winnipeg, and we see the best winter has to offer.
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Jill, wrote the following at or about 8/10/2010 10:31 AM:

Perhaps you tell it to someone who cares. Elmo's correct, this is getting a bit tedious. You have to remember that your (and our) perception of a tire's worth in any given circumstance is extremely subjective. It's dependent upon the skill of the driver, the vehicle, the actual weather/road conditions, and finally the tire.
All this back and forth about a tire you've yet to drive for any length of time under current conditions leaves us breathless but only from pounding a) the delete key or b) our heads on the keyboard.
Enough! PLEASE!
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On 08/10/2010 03:41 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

while that's largely true, people write when they love something also. check out the reviews for michelin pilots.

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