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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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New Tires

Need new tires on my 2006 LT Sedan-16 inch wheels.
I think I'm down to between these 3:
Pirelli P3000
Michelin Destiny
Yokohama YK520

All at Discount Tire. I currently have the Pirelli P6 and Im looking for a smoother ride.
Any opinions?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 08:42 PM
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take the michelins man, they are the smoothest by far

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Thanks, they seem to get good reviews.
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I've always liked Yokohamas, they may not be as good as the Michelins but they are usually half the cost

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The Yoko's actually cost more than the Michelins.
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yea the micheleins will definitally give you a smoother ride for sure



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I think I will get the Michelins within a week. Theres a $60 rebate on a set of 4. The tires are $115 per tire. Discount charges $12 per tire to install them.
Kinda pricey but hopefully worth it. My Cobalt is riding like ass.
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Speed Rating

Went to Discount Tire today and they were out of the Michelin Destiny tires. The guy there mentioned that the OEM tires that came with my Balt are H Rated. Does that mean that Chevy recommends I replace the tires with another H Rated tire or does it not matter? The Michelin Destiny is not H Rated, i was going to go with them for a more comfortable ride.
Any input appreciated.
Oh, they also checked out my Pirelli P6's and said I could get another few thousand miles out of them but my car's ride sucks right now and I already got a wheel alignment and balancing and Chevy insists my struts and everything else is OK.
The guy at Discount upped my tire pressure to 35 which he says he usually does with small cars (Chevy does the same thing when I get an oil change).
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The rating on the tire should match the type of driving you do. If you plan to go at high speeds then you need a rating that matches the speeds you will drive. However for normal driving you probably don't need a higher rated tire.

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Thanks for the info. I drive about 70mph on the freeway and I try not to speed to keep my insurance rates low.
I do like the car to be able to take turns without squealing but I dont race the car at all.
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