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Old 06-20-18, 04:42 PM
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The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is a "Luxury Performance Touring" (according to Michelin) tire, so it would have been designed for smooth, quiet rides.

The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred is one of the first in the "All Weather" type of tire, built for better traction in colder conditions than normal all season tires. It has a longer tread life warranty (80,000 miles / 130,000 km) compared to the Primacy MXV4 (60,000 miles / 100,000 km). To achieve the longer life and with the special 3-zone (Water, Ice, Dry according to Goodyear) all weather tread, it rides on a harder, more aggressive tread, making it rougher-riding and noisier than the MXV4.

The Primacy MXV4 and TripleTred are not directly comparable tires.
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The Goodyear ComforTred would be a better comparison.
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Originally Posted by SW17LS View Post
I wouldn't, at all. The MXV4s are much smoother and quieter than the TripleTred which is a pretty hard and loud tire.
I posted the wrong tire sorry about that, I have the ComforTred NOT the TripleTred I like them, good tires. They are pretty worn (came with a car I bought) but they still ride nice and handle fine. Also the Goodyear's are pretty old but no dry rot unlike my Michelin's.
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Goodyear is a horrible corporation. Read about their RV tires, lots of blowouts, crashes, 90+ people killed. The tires they were supplying to RV makers were originally designed for school buses and medium duty delivery trucks and had a max speed rating of 60 or 65mph. RV's travel faster than that for prolonged periods of time. This has been going on for decades, there is A TON of lawsuits filed against the company.

https://jalopnik.com/goodyear-knew-o...-20-1824997252
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Originally Posted by RXSF View Post
Oh yeah I can totally see your point and agree its one of those situations when you just wish you had a spare. This is my first car with run flats, but I wonder if you can really get a blowout anymore with them. How likely is the tire going to rip apart? Im not being facetious here, its a legitimate question

Good thing I never go rural... lol
Happened to me in a new RollsRoyce. I sometimes work as a chauffeur for a family that has 5 new cars, often when I arrive I can see that the car they want to take has a tire that's low on air. Once I told the wife that the RollsRoyce she wanted to take her friends in needed to have air added to a tire. She said "Oh the light has been on all week," it's fine & we are late. So off we went, Once I got on the highway I kept my speed at 65 MPH drove about 5 miles & the tire blewout . Luckily the Rolls dealer was about 5 miles from there because there was no spare tire. She called ahead to the dealer and demanded they have a loaner Phantom waiting for her use when we arrived. They did & away we went.
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Originally Posted by riredale View Post
Saw the back-and-forth regarding tire patching and re-balancing, so I took the initiative and called my local Les Schwab tire center here in Lake Oswego. Great guys, free flat repairs, they really hustle (I suspect they get a piece of the gross sales).

Anyway, the fellow who answered the phone (Darren) said that they never patch from the outside because the result is not as foolproof as taking the tire off the wheel and working from the inside. It also gives them a chance to inspect the inside surface all around. BUT he additionally said there is no need to re-balance for a 1/4 oz patch. Instead, they mark the location of the valve stem before dismounting, then re-mount for the same position.
This is generally correct, however I ask my tire store to check the balance while the wheel tire assembly is right there by the balancer to verify it is still in balance. As a tire wears the imbalance can change.
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Originally Posted by mmarshall View Post
True, but one generally has to do some hunting to find sub-standard Michelins or Continentals. Most of what they make is quite good....among the best.
I agree with this & I have to have a really good reason to buy anything other than Michelins due to my experience working at 4 different tire stores. None of those stores were Goodyear but keep in mind the only American owned tire manufacturers are Goodyear & Cooper.
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Originally Posted by Byprodrive View Post
I agree with this & I have to have a really good reason to buy anything other than Michelins due to my experience working at 4 different tire stores. None of those stores were Goodyear but keep in mind the only American owned tire manufacturers are Goodyear & Cooper.
Fair point. I had no issues with the ride and comfort of the Good Years I had, I really did like them. But for three times I had a flat within four years, I was not gonna go with the same brand again. I had to buy a new tire on one of the flats. So be it.
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