I thought I would throw in my recent experience with tires. I needed a new set up front after the Yokohama S-drives i bought the car with had really bad inner cupping. Car sounded like a jet at 15 mph. I read through the forums and kept finding great reviews about the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. I live in Austin, TX so no snow to worry about really. I ordered a pair from discount tire and had them installed and ride match balanced. At first they were very quiet and felt great on the highway. After about a month when the weather droppped to the 50s I noticed really bad flat spotting in the mornings. Front wheel would shimmy back and forth bettween 45-60mph for the first 5-10 minutes. I also noticed they weren't very smooth above 85mph. I went back to discount and had a set of Michelin Pilot Sport + installed and ride matched. Cost an extra $65 per tire for the Michelins. I watched them ride match and the tires are almost perfect from the factory, very little weight needed and only needed to spin one tire a bit to get perfect. Ride is much better at higher speeds and almost no flat spoting on cold mornings, at leas not noticeable unless you are really lookig for it. Just my experience, others swear by the Continentals. Maybe I just got as bad batch but I have always had great luck with Michilen and I run the LTX tires on my 4x4 too.
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Just my experience, others swear by the Continentals. Maybe I just got as bad batch but I have always had great luck with Michilen and I run the LTX tires on my 4x4 too.
Michelin LTX tires for 4x4's or trucks may be some of the best tires made IMO and America's/Discount Tire also have this opinion. Great traction on wet and dry surfaces with a quiet and soft right. On my last set I had over 80,000 miles before I finally replaced them because the rubber between the treads had some slight cracks, but still had plenty of tread left to run further.